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Allen West’s Wife Pushes Back Against Special Interest Blog

By Javier Manjarres

Angela AllenWe all know former Congressman Allen West as a fearless, articulate and no-nonsense individual who stands by his principles with conviction and integrity. Those same traits are also shared by his wife Angela, who while not nearly as demonstrative and outspoken about political matters as is her husband, Mrs. West can more than hold her own on the occasions when she chooses to do so.  

Mrs. West was moved to personally respond to a blog post published on the special interest and political action committee-supported blog BIZPAC on her own Facebook page.  The BIZPAC post authored by Michele Kirk stated that “(Angela) West expressed her disgust in her Facebook post with photo illustration and some sharp words” responding to a report written by West Point Professor Arie Perliger that identified the supposed “dangers” posed by the far right” in America.  The title of the BIZPAC post was “Angela West’s scathing rebuttal to West Point report on ‘dangerous far right.’

The Shark Tank spoke with Mrs. West late Wednesday, and on the call she did express her disgust, but not towards the West Point Military Academy- instead, she was clearly perturbed about BIZPAC’s already questionable journalistic integrity, stating that BIZPAC had “sensationalized” her post.

Ms. West went on to explain that her Facebook post did not merely express her frustration Perliger’s report, “but the other three items as well.”  Ms. West also added that “if we do not get intelligent regarding the facts, then we are done” and that too many Americans continue to fail in discussing “important issues” that she feels need to be addressed-

We as Republicans have to learn to digest and discuss the issues without sensationalizing and making a mockery of our own fellow Republicans, as we try to discuss important issues. Instead of doing actual journalistic work, they (BIZPAC) went on to sensationalize the story. - Angela West

Using sensationalistic hyperbole to describe conservatives when its advantageous to do so is the established modus operandi of the mainstream media- some nuance from the writers over at BIZPAC would go a long way.

The screen capture from Mrs. West’s Facebook reveals an entry that’s hardly “scathing” in its tone-  

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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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12 Comments

  1. Tanya January 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

    She is exactly right!

  2. Josie January 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Get ‘em Mrs.West. We stand with you! You are 100% right!

  3. patti January 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    What a wonderful First Lady she will be! I shook her hand at Cong.West’s “thank you” party,& said,”I want to be able to say that I shook the hand of the NEXT First Lady”.

    • Barb Ann January 24, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      My thoughts exactly.I would love to have her as First Lady and her husband as President.

  4. Nancy Celano January 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Kudos to Mrs. West. The liberals are getting crueler and more unreasonable by the minute. If someone doesn’t agree with their nasty, unpatriotic and insensitive outlook, that other person is denigrated and insulted. No matter what we conservatives say or do, the liberals look down their Pinocchio noses at us. On the other hand, conservatives have more class, and recognize that, even though liberals do not love our country, but, only want to tear it down to their disgusting level, everybody is entitled to free speech. We must start to fight harder for all conservative candidates now, and in the future is we want to save America from the very patent destructive patterns and actions espoused by the Democrats. CONSERVATIVES UNITE!

  5. BoGo January 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Be silent no more!!

    Lefties’ arguments are always highly emotionalized and feminized. In their mind, silence is consent. Therefore, we on the right that are in the right need to be prepared to respond.

    - make them get specific, ask for a concrete example
    - don’t allow them to define the terms. pin them down on their use of “extremist” and “idealogue”.
    - when they go off on tangents, bring them back on topic. Don’t let every argument devolve into a diatribe on Bush.
    - when they start the name-calling, you’ve won. Be a happy warrior!

    You’ll probably never get them to change their lefty-addled mind, but it’s fun to see the smoke come out of their ears when you’ve won the argument on points and they’re just too emotionally invested to admit it. ;>)

    • Rich January 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Why don’t you and Mr. West go chase the communists in the US Congress?

      • BoGo January 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

        Agreed. The Progressive Caucus IS communist.

        The platform of the Progressive Caucus is almost verbatim that of the CPUSA. They may not be “card-carrying” members of CPUSA, but the two organizations are in complete lockstep.

        And to your anticipated limp-wristed lefty shreik of “McCarthy-ism!!” I reply: McCarthy was right. We were and still are infested with communists at every level of government. The Venona papers confirmed this.

      • sportymom January 27, 2013 at 2:03 am

        Rich, why don’t YOU go chase the communists in our government (on both sides of the aisle)? Why do we always assume that our representatives can take on the world by themselves. They need our support and they need to hear from us when they do the right thing. How often do you contact them on issues and thank them when they get it right?

  6. Jacqueline January 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The West Family understands we, the supporters of OUR REPUBLIC, cannot and must not stand silent against overt and covert attacks from the LEFT!
    We must react to thier every threat. We must be proactive in mobilizing against them. We must stand openly and strongly against all who threaten America from the inside as well as from without.
    WE STAND WITH ALLEN WEST AND ALL HE REPRESENTS!

  7. sportymom January 27, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Go Angela! I always knew you were a woman of character. The directive put out by the West Point “think tank” is offensive and dangerous for independent thinking Americans. It also demonstrates how far we have drifted from our Constitutional roots. Our own government wants to dictate to us what we are to eat, drink, think and say. They know the American people are sick of their hypocritical name calling and they’re not going to take it any more. We’ve got them on the run. Stand strong woman of courage.

  8. Rick Foster January 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome post Mrs. West! God Bless you and your husband. You both are in the prayers of thousands of us conservatives who love the United States as you both do!!