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Friday, June 29, 2012

Allen West explains Obamatax

Allen West
Florida Rep. Allen West uses a sneaker analogy to explain Congress's new found power to tax anything you do, or don't do.
“Now we have a federal government that has unlimited taxing authority and power based upon the precedent that was just established by the Supreme Court,” West said, “So that if I want to tell you that all runners in the United States of America must buy New Balance running shoes and if you don’t buy New Balance running shoes, I’ll tax you for it.”
West said that there is now literally "nothing that the government cannot do" by imposing a tax.
Republicans, to differentiate themselves from Democrats, must choose leaders who can make very important points in very clear words.  Have you ever listened to Mumblin' Mitch McConnell or Weepin' John Boehner?  Does one out of a hundred of your friends or neighbors even recognize either of these career politicians?  In a time when America's very existence is on the line, Republicans spouting legislative jargon and bipartisan boilerplate are nothing more than power tools for the enemy.  

We need plain speakers like Allen West.  As a matter of fact, we're not the only ones who hold that radical position.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a top surrogate for GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, suggested Wednesday night that controversial Tea Party freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) could be a "good" choice as the party's vice presidential nominee.
Nikki Haley, Sarah Palin
"You've got great ones. You have heard Gov. Palin talk about West, and he's good," Haley told Fox News. "Of course, Marco Rubio is great, and Chris Christie. We know he can be the fighter, and I think there are so many really great ones out there. I think Romney is going to have a hard time picking."
Palin told Fox on Tuesday night that she hoped Romney "goes rogue" and picks someone like West for the nomination.
"Top of my list is Allen West," Palin said. "I love that he has that military experience, he is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. When I talk about going rogue, what I want is to encourage the GOP nominee to not think that they have to go with somebody necessarily safe."

Harry Reid, Joe Biden
And let's not ignore the visuals.  When it comes to entrenched, powerful, corrupt, vindictive old white men, the Democrats are second to nobody - compare and contrast.

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