Allen West Apologizes to the Country on the House Floor (Video)

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Rep. Allen Bernard West is sorry about that whole Congress thing that happened this year.
Rep. Allen West took about 14 minutes to speak on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, apologizing to Americans for not really being able to do anything.

Right after his apology, though, he made it clear it wasn't his fault. But he's sorry.

"As we enter the final days of 2011 and approach the end of this first session of the 112th Congress, I must take the time to offer an apology to the citizens of the 22nd congressional district of Florida and to all my fellow citizens across this great nation," West said. "It is not because we haven't changed the conversation here in Washington, D.C., but because I would have hoped our exertions would have been, as a collective body, a bit greater."

West complained about the failure to pass the balanced-budget amendment, not spending enough time at Capitol Hill, and -- of course -- President Obama.

"There is no leadership emanating from the White House," West said. "Instead, we have policy-by-election-cycle sound bites, but the purpose is just to get reelected."

On that note, we'll mention West sponsored seven bills in his first term, and the one regulating color copies in the Department of Defense is the only one that's passed the House.

Anyway, he sounds really sorry about all that.

Here's the video:



West, Christine O'Donnell, Rick Case, and others are expected to show up at the Broward Republican Executive Committee's "holiday" party in Plantation tonight.


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Arln1966
Arln1966

of course he's sorry, he's the sorriest piece of crap in the septic tank we call congress, for crying out loud. 

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Tom Crutchfield
Tom Crutchfield

Uncle Tom is a 2  faced LIAR and an UNAMERICAN PIG !!!!!

W MICHAEL TROUT
W MICHAEL TROUT

Geez.  I have seven significant proposals, and I'm not even in office -- yet.

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magilp21252
magilp21252

Note to the moderator, get the truth out instead all the PC~BS lies.

magilp21252
magilp21252

By reading the comments many of you are totally clueless how Congress works. Since Jan 2011 the House has passed many budgets, a CUT CAP & BALANCE bill, many jobs bills, many deregulation bills and hundreds of other bills to get America back to work, these bills were passed with bipartisan votes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has shelved the majority of these bills, not allowing a open debate on the Senate floor, he is still running the Senate like Nancy Pelosi ran the House from Jan 2007 to Jan 2011. Closed door policies, back room deals and NOT allowing ALL of the Congressional members to speak on the floor. Reid and Pelosi are OBSTRUCTIONIST along with their Progressive Democrat comrades.

Just go look at speaker.gov   house.gov   majorityleader.gov/jobstracker...   at the majotity leader's site you can see many jobs bills just sitting and waiting for the Senate to do something.

Problem in Congress is Harry Reid and ALL the Progressive Democrats who are NOT being truthful about the facts and blaming the Republicans. 

WHY hasn't the Senate passed a budget in almost THREE years?

WHY? Talk about the real problem. Congressman Allen West is one of the good guys, he is the VOICE of his constituents, not a OBSTRUCTIONIST like Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz and ALL the Progressive Democrats.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

"West, Christine O'Donnell, Rick Case, and others are expected to show up at the Broward Republican Executive Committee's "holiday" party in Plantation tonight."

Since Rick Case will be attending the party's party, will he let Allen borrow his infamous Mont Blanc pen to sign autographs? Maybe West will stick it in his pocket.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

A W said;

""There is no leadership emanating from the White House," West said. "Instead, we have policy-by-election-cycle sound bites, but the purpose is just to get reelected."

That takes enormous balls for him to spew that line, since it is exactly what he, himself, has done since he was elected. He is an endless loop of political quotes and appearances attempting to promote himself for re election, including this latest rant.

BTW, is this the first time he has ever blamed himself for failure, but then it wasn't really an admission, was it?

nanook5
nanook5

so individualism destroyed your ability to work collectively?

didn't you just say that working collectively is why occupy wall street is out to destroy america.....?

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Well at least he admits he has done nothing at all with his time in Congress other than show up for photo ops and bitch about things.  Of course he cant accept his personal responsibility in doing nothing but blames President Obama, the guy who has been trying to fix things in this country despite West and his right wing buddies always saying no to everything.What else can you expect from a war criminal like West?  If he was anywhere other than Congress, for his lack of work he would have been fired a hundred times over.  I think its time he is given his walking papers.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Ron Klein worked for and voted for the Affordable Health Care Act, the most significant and beneficial piece of federal legislation in a generation. Allen Dolt West could be in the House another 50 years and never achieve anything close to that. He's a stooge for the corporate interests and CEOs.

Stop this foolishness
Stop this foolishness

How many bills did, let's see, Ron Klein pass in 4 years.  And how many did he sponsor.  And how significant were they?  And while we are at it, do you have anything else to do other than try to slam Allen West everyday?  I guess that speaks to your productivity.  Strive to become a jounalist will  you?

nanook5
nanook5

and what has west done of any significance other than say no over and over again and champion our military's ongoing need to blow people into bits?

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