Andy Martin takes a look at Florida congressional candidate Allen West and sees a real American hero being demonized by disgraceful Democrat Ron Klein’s lies, distortions and misrepresentations. Based on decades of experience with the military, Martin puts West’s career in perspective and focuses attention on what Andy believes is the most moving political commercial of 2010 (go to Sergeant Delgado’s story on West’s media page).
Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin says Florida congressional candidate Allen West is a true American hero
Martin contrasts West’s exemplary military career to Illinois’ military imposter Mark Kirk
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ANDY MARTIN SAYS FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN RON KLEIN IS TRYING TO SLIME HIS OPPONENT ALLEN WEST
MARTIN SAYS KLEIN’S ADVERTISING IS OVERTLY RACIST
(PALM BEACH)(October 25, 2010) In Illinois, Republicans do not have a U. S. Senate candidate. Mark Kirk is a Democrat running on the Republican ticket. More important than political philosophy is Kirk’s imaginary military career and his flawed character. Kirk has awarded himself nonexistent medals, fought in imaginary battles and claims to have been in war zones where he never served a “tour of duty” but was instead merely a congressional junketeer.
Florida voters in congressional district 22, however, have the opportunity to vote for a genuine military hero.
Allen West served 22 years in the U. S. Army. West has perhaps the most moving campaign ad of the year. One of the men who served under West in Iraq has produced an intense testimonial to the way West saved his life:
(go to SGT Delgado’s story)
West’s career provides us with an insight into the “fog of war” which appears in every conflict and which was and still is especially prevalent in Iraq and Afghanistan. West was accused of interrogating a prisoner with excessive pressure. Having been in Iraq in 2003, and being aware of the conditions out on the frontiers of the war, I cannot condemn West. He felt his men were in danger. He took action to save their lives. Who among us would want to leave Sergeant Delgado’s children fatherless because we were afraid to extract information essential to mission security?
Incumbent Ron Klein can’t attack West’s proud service (unlike Kirk, West did not award himself imaginary medals and claim to have served in nonexistent battles) so Klein has resorted to racist distortions and manipulations.
Most of us today do not know any real soldiers; we don’t associate with military personnel and our lives are distinct from the war zones overseas where our brave men and women are fighting and dying. Real soldiers are sometimes raucous, often boisterous, and always full of camaraderie for their own. Real soldiers are truly a band of brothers.
The loyalty of West’s men says it all: they knew their commander would put it all on the line to protect them from their insidious unseen enemy. He did.
Klein’s commercials portray West as an angry African-American, wearing a do-rag and spouting revolutionary accusations. West is also portrayed as a crazed biker who is more Hell’s Angels than hell-on-wheels as a military officer. All of Klein’s commercials are lies. The ads are despicable distortions and a disgrace to the Democratic Party.
Ron Klein is nothing more than a career politicians who has been at the public trough all of his life. Klein is a typical South Florida political parasite. (I have met Klein and have followed his career.)
Let me be clear: West would be a formidable presence in congress. He would be intimidating in the face of Democratic prevarication and manipulation. West would also stand up in support of conservative principles. He’s just a stand-up guy. Republicans need more Allen Wests. Lots of them. Just as he stood up for his men, and saved Sergeant Delgado’s life through an act of generosity, West would fight for Florida and for the 22nd congressional district.
I have never met West and don’t like a couple of his supporters (personal conflicts from the past) but I unhesitatingly support Allen West for Congress. He is a credit to the Republican Party, and he will be a credit to the next congress. Florida’s 22nd congressional district is fortunate to have him as a candidate.
NEXT: Mark Kirk, the greatest fraud in U. S. Navy history (can you point to bigger one than Kirk? Suggestions invited) (Illinois candidate)
ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” Andy is the legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He promotes his best-selling book, “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” and his Internet movie "Obama: The Hawai'i years." Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois for over forty years. He is currently sponsoring www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com
Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and world events with decades of investigative and analytical experience. He has over forty years of familiarity with Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
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