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**Update-Allen West Attacked by AstroTurf Leftist Organization

by Javier Manjarres

The continued assault on Congressman Allen West by the progressive/Democrat establishment has taken a new twist as a mysterious group is now soliciting prospective protesters online and paying them for their “protesting” services. The probable Soros-backed group Stand Up Florida is now specifically campaigning against Congressman West in the 18th congressional district that he is running for re-election in. Here’s the link to Stand Up Florida’s website which makes no attempt to hide their contempt for West. Stand Up Florida’s advertisement is now on Craig’s List (screen capture below) that calls on folks in N.Palm Beach, Martin, and St.Lucie counties-the counties that lie within West’s new district- to get out and protest their little hearts out in order to defeat Congressman West.

But why can’t the Democrat Party muster up their own protesters to get out there and protest West? Where are all the die-hard Democrats, Emily’s Listers, the Moveon.org-ers, or the #OWS troopers who have vowed to hit the pavement for them?

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi famously referred to the Tea Party as “Astroturf”- but how many Tea Partiers got their call to social action from some mysterious front group who solicited their protest activity for 10 bucks an hour through Craig’s List? Someone might want to ask Nancy if these “paid canvassing jobs” constitute “astroturf”-

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RPOF Communications Director Brian Hughes had this to say about Stand Up Florida-

While the mainstream media is breathless with stories of organization behind liberals like Obama-Pelosi-DWS-Murphy, here we see the truth. Their message of less freedom and bigger government doesn’t inspire anything more than a need to pay fake activists. This desperate paid recruiting demonstrates that the enthusiasm gap is real, liberals like Patrick Murphy are in trouble, and Democrats are going to have a very tough November.- Brian Hughes, RPOF Communications Director

**UPDATE-Apparently Stand Up Florida felt a little heat from our article and decided to take their Craig’s List advertisement down. Too late! And it looks like there is an even more interesting revelation to come out about this group very soon. Stay tuned to the Shark Tank…




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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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36 Comments

  1. IrateNate March 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Speaking of Florida congressional races, I wonder if they would be willing pay me minimum wage to remind people what an asshole Alan Grayson is?

    • Unbelievable March 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      I’ll do it for free!

    • david wamsley March 27, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      I insist on giving Rep Garyson the respect he has earned!

      In the future please refure to him as Grand Master Asshole and Dog washer.
      Further disreguard for the propper respect will be met with severe chashtisement

      • Boobie the Rocket Dog March 28, 2012 at 8:34 am

        Grayson comes anywhere near MY dog I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse. Speaking of refuse, Alan Grayson.

  2. BackwardsBoy March 27, 2012 at 6:16 am

    We can only hope that the “even more interesting revelation” concerns the legality of this groups’ actions and that charges will be coming from the State AG’s office.

  3. Detest West March 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Doubtful the repugnant Congressman will be referencing King Leonidas of Sparta and the battle of Battle of Thermopylae anymore, now that he has shown he does not have the courage to face adversity and run in his own district. If Allen West wants to play political games and carpetbag yet another Congressional District in Florida to spew his distasteful rhetoric he should be prepared for a fight. He should not need your blog whining about opposition groups which are the typical MO of Republicans when he himself takes money from many different PACS.

    • david wamsley March 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Grayson is not worthy to lick the bottons of Allen West’s Shoes

      • Detest West March 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        Grayson’s eyebrows could kick Allen West’s Ass.

    • fightinggranny March 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      We’ll take him in PA. I’ll give you a Pat Meehan. I know I get the best of this deal.

  4. D. Church March 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The Persian Army that invaded Greece was filled with Mercenaries. Mercenaries are who you hire when you can’t get your own Army OR you’re Army isn’t up to the challenge.

    The Occupy movement is a good example of Progressives MERC Army including the rape, pillage and burn part associated with hired THUGS.
    Not surprised that they can’t find enough people to act all indignant.

    P.S. I hope they don’t forget to give them their 1099M for their services.

  5. SandyfromChesterfield March 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    If they are a non profit, don’t they have to put on their website who their donors or leaders are?

  6. Tom Martin March 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    A perfect opportunity for conservatives to infiltrate and go out as Pro West activist. To bad they’re not offering it in Orlando, I’m un-employed and would take their 10-12 bucks an hour and go preach the conservative message.

  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog March 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Took a look at the “job” requirements and there’s no way they’re going to find people who meet them who’d be willing to work for $10 an hour. Welfare pays more than that.

    I mean, you’re talking about Republicans when you mention anything sounding like hard work and intelligence in the same sentence.

  8. Patriot March 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I sure wish Congressman West continues his political career – we desperately need his clear thinking and stand-up, no-nonsense politics. He leads by example. If only he would run for POTUS – WOW – he’d be an awesome candidate – perhaps in 2016. God be with you, Congressman West. We the People support you.

  9. 1776Liberal March 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Wish I lived in the district. I’d take hire on to be paid their money and then alter the signs provided to tell the truth about who is “Astroturf” and encourage others to vote for Congressman West.

  10. ALLEN WEST MUST GO March 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EXPOSING THESE GIRLS AND THEIR MOVEMENT!

    Now it is going to be stronger than before. I just Liked their facebook page and I am telling all of my friends… including the more than 100 people who are in my ALLEN WEST MUST GO facebook group.

    ALLEN WEST MUST GO!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/325005804195316/

    He is NOT in politics to serve the public.

    He is NOT in politics to help his district.

    He is NOT in politics to vote for solutions to our problems.

    He is NOT in politics to provide bipartisan leadership or leadership of any kind.

    The ONLY reason he is in politics is to boost his ego and so he can get paid the big bucks from some desperate right wing Koch-funded think tank.

    Which is exactly where this FASCIST anti-American belongs. Sucking on the KOCH teat like the pathetic worthless coward that he is.

    Did you hear what Allen West is pissed off at today?

    HANDICAPPED ACCESS IN SWIMMING POOLS.

    Yup. Providing bathing access to handicapped people is his latest example of POUTRAGE.

    Let me ask you, Lt. Col West.

    Do you think your fellow Marines who have had their legs blown off in Iraq deserve to swim at Florida hotels?

    Apparently not.

    They are lesser people to Allen West because they are injured.

  11. Dragontech64 March 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Allen West supports employers violating your privacy by allowing them into your PRIVATE Facebook page, he denigrates the handicapped, and says that anyone who disagrees with the conservative agenda must leave the nation. He is no patriot, he is a bigot out for his own aggrandizement. Discharged from the military for “less than honorable” reasons, he should be ashamed to show his face in public.
    What is so bad about ensuring that PUBLIC pools be accessible to the handicapped, by the way? Or is the Christian Reich in their “compassion” of the opinion that handicapped people, like my wife, should just hide at home or quietly die???

  12. matthew tsien March 29, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Not only is this a consequence of Allen West being a consequential conservative, but it is a consequence of the new super-PACS….Somehow the local Right should counter with protest signs that Stand Up for Florida are conspicuos paid protestors whenever Stand up shows up, LOL…might capture local media attention…Javier this is one of your top-five articles in life….CONGRATS, Super-Patriot !!! TY, TY (FAIR WARNING FORT LAUDERDALE TEA PARTY !!!!)

  13. AFIraqVet March 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I see that all 5-7 members of this group have showed up to spread drivel and hate. If we’re playing by the rules they established in 2008, that should mean that they are racists too.

  14. Jacqueline L March 31, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Allen West, a man of intellect, integrity and courage! A man who served in harms way in the military and continues to serve his country now.
    Allen West, a man the Dems fear and will do any low and scurvy thing they can come up with to hurt him and his family.
    Allem West, a man I hope will move up to run for an office that will allow me to volunteer on his behalf.
    A white, catholic senior female-thats me- says GO ALLEN