Florida Judge Denies Call For Recount, But Allen West Continues Quest

Nov 16, 2012 Full story: National Public Radio 109

A Florida judge on Friday denied Republican Rep. Allen West's last-ditch bid for a recount of early-voting ballots in the close and ugly re-election race he is losing to Democrat Patrick Murphy.

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#105 Nov 19, 2012
Allen West is the better man. By far. Democrats are just racist haters.
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#106 Nov 19, 2012
So basically he's just whining because he was voted out of Congress?

Rejection is difficult for a narcissus to accept.
Chicopee wrote:
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It's the topic of this thread, or didn't you read the article? He's a Republican congressman, he speaks his mind and says a lot of controversial things, as honest people often do. His seat was declared for his opponent after an extremely close race, based on early voter ballots that a one day recount showed to be problematic, as in some ballots were "lost" and others were counted twice.
His campaign wants all eight days of early voter ballots recounted, and the St. Lucie election board denied the request. A judge also denied the request, but now a canvassing board has approved the request.
I don't know what his legislative contributions are...I live in Connecticut, where shenanigans galore take place in voting districts and by both parties. The people being disenfranchised are the voters themselves (our own current governor got into office by questionable means after a very tight race). That he got my vote is irrelevent to me. Elections should be decided by what the voters want, not crooked campaigns and county election boards.
Any other questions?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#107 Nov 19, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Allen West is the better man. By far. Democrats are just racist haters.
Those people who matter living in the District he represented didn't think he was. What makes you right and their decision wrong? What was West contribution to legislation that helped his constituents?

Or, are you driven by your emotions and the recent defeat of your politics in America?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#108 Nov 19, 2012
He's a parasite who has lived off the tax payers his whole life?
Razors Edge wrote:
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West entered active duty on November 1, 1983, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he completed the Field Artillery Officer's Basic Course. He then proceeded to airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia where he received his Parachutist Badge. West's first assignment was as an airborne infantry fire support officer and platoon leader, as well as Battalion Training Officer for 4th Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division in Vicenza, Italy under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth R. Needham. In 1987, West was promoted to captain and attended the Field Artillery Officer's Advanced Course.[12] Following graduation, West took command of B Battery, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He served as the Battalion Task Force Fire Support Officer for 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. As a member of the 1st Infantry Division he deployed for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.[12]
After redeployment from Kuwait, West served as an Army ROTC Instructor at Kansas State University from 1991 to 1994, becoming the U.S. Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993. In January 1995 he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command as the Assistant Operations/Combat Plans Officer. West was promoted to major before he attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997. Upon completion, he became the Operations Officer for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade before being assigned as Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment. Afterwards, West served as an Army exchange officer at the II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune from 1999 to 2002 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
The culminating assignment of Lieutenant Colonel West's career was his assumption of command of the 2d Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division on June 6, 2002. He deployed with his unit during the Iraq War in 2003 and continued to command his battalion until his retirement from the Army in 2004.[13]
Military Awards
West's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge.[3]
Iraq interrogation incident
While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received qualified information from an intelligence specialist about a plot to ambush his unit. The alleged plot reportedly involved Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, a civilian Iraqi police officer. West had his men detain Hamoodi.[14] Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Mr. Hamoodi, he appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued.[14] Hamoodi was beaten by four soldiers from the 2/20th Field Artillery Battalion on the head and body.[15] West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi's head,[14] after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as "meaningless information induced by fear and pain."[14] At least one of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found.[14] West said "At the time I had to base my decision on the intelligence I received. It's possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi."[14]
West was charged with violating articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. During a hearing held as part of an Article 32 investigation in November 2003, West stated, "I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers."[15] The charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding rather than court-martial, at which West was fined $5,000.[14] Lieutenant Colonel West accepted the judgment and retired with full benefits in the summer of 2004.A good CO...
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#109 Nov 19, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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If you were on the Ground in Combat with a CO,Like Col West you
would be very fortunate..So please STFU!!!
Have you been on the ground or involved in any manner in combat, or are you depending on Platoon the movie as your source of expertise?
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#110 Nov 19, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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A Fake Marine passes judgement on a Military Hero?? Liberals!!!
Hero, wasn't West disgracefully excused from Military Service he accepted an Art 15, in lieu of a Court Marshall.

You should get more familiar with what you consider is an American Hero, based on the official transcripts, you're lying. The Conservative Entertainment Network of Propaganda lies about Col Oliver North in the same manner.

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#111 Nov 19, 2012
George Patton was a hero, Allen West is a fraud.....
Billy Ringo

Forest Hills, NY

#112 Nov 19, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You can get a job. Soros is done letting you poop on police cars.
Close to 83,000 posts, and that's all you got????

What do you suppose became of those 325 electoral votes you told us Etchy had locked up. An Etchy landslide you told us.

Well, you and AssMoosen told us ....

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Since: Mar 10

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#113 Nov 20, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Allen West is the better man. By far. Democrats are just racist haters.
Still got that lousy case of severely poor judgement, don't you? Allen West is one of the most disgusting, putrid despicable people on earth. Every word he utters is a bold-faced lie and everyaction he takes involves either cheating or stealing or both. The voters obviously understood that. He's a pig who got better than he deserved. Look at what a fool he made out of himself by refusing to concede for so long. What a clown. We'll leave the racism and bigotry to you repugnantcans. Y'all are dead and gone. I guess they forgot to send you the notice.

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