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May 29, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Christianity, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Lt. Col. Allen West, Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder, Sarah Palin, Todd Palin | Leave a comment
February 9, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: CPAC, Lt. Col. Allen West, Rep. Allen West, Twitter | 6 comments
January 28, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Florida, Keith Olbermann, Lt. Col. Allen West, MSNBC | 3 comments
This guy is the real deal!
November 23, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Daily Kos, David Gregory, Lt. Col. Allen West, Meet the Press, Right wing Extremists | 1 comment
(Daily Kos)- There seems to be no limit to the right-wing extremism that will be ignored by some mainstream media outlets, so that the right-wing extremist can be passed off as but another acceptable politician. On Sunday, Meet The Press had on its panel Rep.-elect Allen West of Florida, and his bizarre and hateful history wasn’t even mentioned. He was asked puffball questions and treated as any other welcome new member of the Village. Which apparently he is…
Meet The Press also ignored West’s history of making blatantly misogynistic statements, and while the show’s graphics bolstered West’s stature by noting that he served in Iraq, there was no mention that he resigned from the military after facing a court martial for his brutality while interrogating an Iraqi.
By not revealing West’s virulent bigotry, Meet The Press prevented its viewers from understanding the full context of his opinions. The opinions of a virulent bigot were treated as if they are just another part of the political conversation. By ignoring it, Meet The Press enables extremism. By treating extremists as if they are normal, Meet The Press normalizes extremism.
November 11, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Broward County School Board, Joyce Kaufman, Lt. Col. Allen West, WFTL 850 | 6 comments
At the same time that Lt. Col. Allen West and radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman were in the crosshairs of the liberal left media on Wednesday, the entire Broward County School system (the 6th largest in the nation) was put on lockdown due to an email and telephone threat made to the radio station Joyce Kaufman works for, WFTL850:
PEMBROKE PINES —
Federal investigators have interviewed a person of interest about the cell phone and website threats about a shooter that prompted a code red lockdown of the nation’s sixth largest school district Wednesday.
“No one has been arrested,” Pembroke Pines Police Capt. Dan Rakofsky said Thursday. “That person has been talked with, is uncooperative and is a person of interest.”
He would not reveal that person’s gender or any other details.
The investigation went through the night, Rakofsky said, and also included a joint terrorism task force.
Though it has been reported that a law enforcement source said the Internet threat was believed to have originated from Palm Beach County, Rakofsky said, “It is incorrect information as far as I know. There is no Palm Beach County connection.”
Investigators traced both the electronic message placed on radio station WFTL’s website and the call from the phone, work that was “very, very complicated and complex,” Rakofsky said. “There were many phone numbers associated with the phone. There are switching stations and servers and it’s a complicated thing to investigate.”
As far as a connection to WFTL radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman, who was offered the chief of staff job for U.S. Rep.-elect Allen West but has announced she cannot accept it, the police captain said, “Yes, the email, it was actually a contact page on a website, and it was directed to Miss Kaufman. The threat was made, we can’t speculate as to why the threat was made or what the person was thinking or why they thought it would be a good idea to make the threat.”
Federal agencies have taken the lead in the investigation, Rakofsky said.
“There is no connection to Pembroke Pines at this point,” he said. “The person of interest is located outside the tri-county area.”
He complimented the prompt collaborative effort of local, state and federal agencies involved.
“The federal agents have been instrumental and pivotal,” he said. “Not to mention the fact that there are probably many more charges that could be brought federally than at the state level.”
Unless otherwise requested from the Broward School District, Rakofsky said there will not be SWAT teams at schools when they reopen Friday after today’s Veterans Day holiday.
“There is no lockdown scheduled for tomorrow,” Rakofsky said. “We believe the level of safety was the same as it was during dismissal yesterday,” though he would not comment on why the threat is diminished.
For parents whose children had nightmares or are complaining about being stuck in a classroom for up to four hours, not able to use restrooms or eat lunch, Rakofsky said he personally understood those experiences.
“My wife is a Broward County school teacher, teaching in a portable in Cypress Bay High School, and my daughter also attends school in Broward County,” he said. “Luckily I had colleagues ensuring my daughter was safe and I could do my job.”
There is no timeline to an arrest or for the release of more answers about this incident that frightened Broward County residents and inconvenienced 230,000 public school students, additional charter school students and their faculties.
“The investigation has to be done when it’s done,” Rakofsky said. “Sometimes that can be slow to make sure the evidence will be admissible.”
Staff Writer Juan Ortega contributed to this report. Linda Trischitta can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 11, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Andrew Brietbart, Barack Obama, Huffington Post, Joyce Kaufman, Lt. Col. Allen West, MSNBC, Sean Hannity | Leave a comment
Joyce Kaufman is never one for mincing words, and she ardently supports her conservative positions, from immigration to entitlements and more. But the leftist furor that was evoked to have Juan Williams fired from NPR, and Andrew Brietbart uninvited from ABC’s Election night coverage, went into overdrive yesterday against Ms. Kaufman. A supporter and friend of Lt. Col. Allen West, Kaufman told her radio audience today that she had called West last night to withdraw from the position as his Chief of Staff, citing that she would not be a party to the “electronic lynching” that was occurring because West had chosen her:
“I will not be used in an electronic lynching by proxy,” she said, according to the Broward New Times, alluding to Supreme Court Justice’s Clarence Thomas’s complaint of facing a “high-tech lynching” at his confirmation hearing. (West, like Thomas, is black.)
Kaufman had found herself ensnared in controversy in the past for some of the statements she’d made on her radio show. On Tuesday, she called outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “garbage.”
West’s office also made the announcement that Kaufman would not be joining his team, but, citing their friendship, he said that he would always seek her counsel. Note to West’s Chief of Staff: Joyce will be the “shadow” Chief of Staff.
In the few hours that she was to be the Chief of Staff, Joyce’s views and comments became a groundswell on the internet, and was being highlighted on shows like “Ed Schultz” on MSNBC.
November 10, 2010 in Uncategorized, Politics, Family values, Campaign 2008, Economy, Capitalism, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2010, climate change, Health care reform, immigration reform | Tags: Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Joyce Kaufman, Lt. Col. Allen West, Nancy Pelosi, The Hill | Leave a comment
Joyce Kaufman is not one for mincing words….. she could give Rahm Emanuel a run for his money:
A newly named GOP chief of staff called the outgoing Democratic majority — and in particular Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — “garbage.”
Joyce Kaufman, the incoming chief of staff to Rep.-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), said: “Over these months I have been blessed to form very wonderful relationships with the West family. I looked at this family and [told] myself, ‘How do you not fight and put them up on the pedestal when we’ve got this garbage up on the pedestal now, people like Nancy Pelosi?’
November 10, 2010 in Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Joyce Kaufman, Lt. Col. Allen West | 3 comments
She stands every week at the corner of Broward Blvd and Third Avenue protesting the manner that our ally, Israel, is treated, as the Muslim community protests on the opposite corner. She speaks at rallies at “work centers” where illegal aliens are hired as day labor. Rep. Ron Klein, who is being replaced by Lt. Col. Allen West and who is referred to be this talk show host as “the Pillsbury Dough Boy”, avoids her like the plague.
WFTL850 Talk show host, Joyce Kaufmann, has been tagged by West to be his Chief of Staff:
U.S. Rep.-elect Allen West, R-Plantation, is going with an outsider critic of Washington, D.C., as his top staffer and an insider who knows how the Capitol works as his No. 2 aide.
West tapped one of South Florida’s most prominent conservative voices, radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman, as his chief of staff.
“And I’m very, very, very happy. I am happy because I’ve never met a more formidable warrior. Everybody knows my support has been unending and unyielding,” Kaufman said. “I am just grateful that I have been asked to join in the fight.”
More comments from Kaufman below, on the continuation.
Her radio show can be heard live online 12pm-3pm.
November 8, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, hispanics, Lt. Col. Allen West, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Racism, Susanna Martinez, Tea Party Movement | 5 comments
Maybe they are all just colorblind?
Bill Flores is a Latino who just got elected to represent the 17th Congressional district of Texas. He ran as one of the Texas GOP Vote’s Texas Tea Party Candidates, but it was probably just because all those Tea Party candidates thought it would be best to ship him off to Washington D.C. if they couldn’t send him back across the border, seeing as how he was actually born at an Air Force Base in Wyoming.
Nikki Haley–the incoming South Carolina governor– is the first woman ever elected to any statewide office in that state’s history. She’s also the first Indian-American to become the governor there, and one of the first Indian-American governor’s anywhere in the country. Although she considers herself Christian now, she also attends Sikh services in respect for her parent’s heritage.
Nikki Haley is also part of the Tea Party movement, and received an endorsement from Sarah Palin. Now she is even being considered as a “long shot” contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, but I’m sure as soon as those racist tea baggers realize her parents are Indian Sikhs they will vote to impeach her instead.
Brian Sandoval will be Nevada’s first Hispanic governor ever when he takes the reins. That’s pretty ironic, because his opponent was Rory Reid — Harry Reid’s son. Yes, the Harry Reid who desperately pulled the race card to try and convince Hispanics that the GOP wanted to round them up and exterminate them. So … what was a Hispanic doing running on the GOP ticket and defeating his son?
Francisco Canseco is another new Latino Representative from Texas. I bet he sure hopes that those crazy tea baggers never figure out that his entire website has a Spanish version.
Jaime Herrera is the first Latina Representative ever elected from Washington. Taking a page right out of the Tea Party’s playbook, Jaime doesn’t hesitate to criticize both parties and stresses her own independence.
Tim Scott is the first African American representative from South Carolina since the Reconstruction. He stomped Paul Thurmond (Strom Thurmond’s son) in the GOP primary before going on to win the general election with an endorsement from Sarah Palin. If that doesn’t really tell the story of the Southern GOP’s repudiation of it’s racist past, I don’t know what could. Half a century ago the Republicans took the South by latching onto anti-desegregation politics. Now, it’s Republicans–not Democrats–who are sending the first black South Carolinian to the House since Jim Crow ended.
When she takes office, Susana Martinez will be the first female Hispanic governor in the history of the United States. She will also be the first female governor of New Mexico. Despite a strong endorsement from Sarah Palin, Susana Martinez faced vicious attacks on ethnicity when her own base ran attack ads that called her a “tejana”. Oh, wait, got that wrong. It turns out those ads weren’t run by the Tea Party. They were run by Democratic opponent Diane Denish. Isn’t that weird?
So last, but definitely not least, we’ve got a bona fide GOP superstar, the Cuban-American senator-elect from Florida: Marco Rubio. Rubio is the consummate Tea Party candidate. He entered the race trailing white-haired, perma-tanned Charlie Crist (then a Republican) by double-digits, but soon overtook and defeated Crist to win the party nomination. Crist, a “moderate” Republican who was apparently not satisfied with just one Cuban-American ass-kicking, decided to switch his party affiliation to independent so that he could have the pleasure of being defeated by Rubio a second time in the general election. His wish was granted.
So there you have it: the faces of Tea Party racism.
The truth is that 2010 wasn’t just a historic year because of the number of seats that the GOP picked up in the House. It was also historic because so many minority candidates succeeded, and they did so not in spite of the Tea Party, but because of the Tea Party.
While pretty much all of Hollywood and the liberal elite mainstream media might still cling to Janeane Garofalo’s derisive characterization of the Tea Party as “nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks” who are united solely by “hating a black man in the White House”, that absurd–and, dare I say, bigoted–stereotype is getting harder and harder for the rest of America to take seriously.
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