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Allen West: “Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too”

posted at 9:05 pm on December 3, 2012 by

Rep. Allen West was finally forced to concede a couple weeks back, and his currently wrapping up his term — but he’s said that he’ll continue to look for ways to serve the country, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him. Real Clear has the audio:

MARTIN: So what’s next for you?

WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That’s my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.

MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.

WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.

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I wish these guys would stop comparing themselves to Lincoln.

It’d be like a rock band comparing themselves favorably to The Beatles. While it might be true, you open yourself up for ridicule just by doing it.

CurtZHP on December 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Dude, he`s SO running in 2016. (I think)

ThePrez on December 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Bad move comparing yourself to Lincoln. Makes you look full of yourself and delusional.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Dude, he`s SO running in 2016. (I think)
ThePrez on December 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Ugh, he is an undisciplined loose cannon.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

We`ve tried nice, we`ve tried rigid and spit-polished….. And where are we now? And it doesn`t matter what he`s said before. ANY candidate from our side will be Palinized, Romney-ized or whatever.

ThePrez on December 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Ugh, he is an undisciplined loose cannon.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Well, that seals it. The man has my unqualified support.

M240H on December 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Delusions of Grandeur.

vegconservative on December 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

He will probably join other GOP failures on Fox.

Also, if Palin manages to see herself as an equal to Shakespeare, it’s only fitting for West to compare himself to Lincoln.

lester on December 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I love it. Please run, Allen West. If he is the nominee, Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo will have the least expensive campaign in history. The Democrats won’t need to buy attack ads; just make sure the camera is rolling on him 24/7 and the Easter bunnies will practically melt themselves.

Alpha_Male on December 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I love it. Please run, Allen West. If he is the nominee, Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo will have the least expensive campaign in history. The Democrats won’t need to buy attack ads; just make sure the camera is rolling on him 24/7 and the Easter bunnies will practically melt themselves.

Alpha_Male on December 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Alas, there is no way he’ll make it out of the primaries.

lester on December 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

excuse me, is this the hotair comment section? the conservative site?

all i see is people trashing allen west, he-man of the tea party. where are my beloved wingnuts?

sesquipedalian on December 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Umm… Yeah, you aren’t Lincoln. Good grief.. Grandeur much. The only two acceptable 2016 nominees have names starting with Rs.

Illinidiva on December 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Umm… Yeah, you aren’t Lincoln. Good grief.. Grandeur much. The only two acceptable 2016 nominees have names starting with Rs.
Illinidiva on December 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Rubio and … Rice? Roemer? (Jk)

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Ryan, of course! How did that slip my mind.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Well, looksy here. 3 resident prog trolls on this little thread. They can’t resist an Allen West thread now, can they. Racist much?

tommy71 on December 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Ryan, of course! How did that slip my mind.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:08 PM

He didn’t say first of last. Could be Rand.

lester on December 3, 2012 at 10:17 PM

excuse me, is this the hotair comment section? the conservative site?

all i see is people trashing allen west, he-man of the tea party. where are my beloved wingnuts?

sesquipedalian on December 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Probably due to the naming of Green Room the beloved wingnuts tend to avoid it. Not a bad thing though, less insult hurling, less race baiting, more discussion. Some happen to stop by and the result:

Well, looksy here. 3 resident prog trolls on this little thread. They can’t resist an Allen West thread now, can they. Racist much?

tommy71 on December 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

lester on December 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

Fezzik on December 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

The prog wingnuts can’t stand a black conservative, can they? Thats sacrilege to you prog wingnuts. No wonder you’re all on this thread. Lol

tommy71 on December 3, 2012 at 10:28 PM

excuse me, is this the hotair comment section? the conservative site?
all i see is people trashing allen west, he-man of the tea party. where are my beloved wingnuts?
sesquipedalian on December 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Allen West is right on many issues, but he doesn’t have the temperament, message discipline and qualifications to be president. Just like with Sarah Palin, we can like a politician, but not want to see them as our nominee for president.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

bluegill How exactly did my celebrity crush on Ryan slip your mind? I love Condi, but don’t think she is a politician or wants to run for President. She did submit VP papers to Romney and the VP campaign is shorter than the Presidential campaign, so she’d do it. I think that it would probably be a good pick for Ryan or Rubio as the grown up in the room ala Cheney. Much more moderate than Cheney, so no issues there.

Illinidiva on December 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Illinidiva on December 3, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Haha. I don’t know how it slipped my mind, but I remembered less than a minute later.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Lumping Palin with West. Lol. PDS is alive and well. And Romney, with all the so called temperament, message discipline and qualifications still lost.

tommy71 on December 3, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I wish these guys would stop comparing themselves to Lincoln.

It’d be like a rock band comparing themselves favorably to The Beatles. While it might be true, you open yourself up for ridicule just by doing it.

CurtZHP on December 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Lincoln was a racist and a tyrant. Absolutely the worst president we have ever seen and likely will ever see.

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I like Allen West and I don’t think he was comparing himself to Lincoln, he simply using the Lincoln example as inspiration to keep fighting. Lots of great American leaders had bad setbacks before they became great.

William Eaton on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Bad move comparing yourself to Lincoln. Makes you look full of yourself and delusional.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Just like Lincoln.

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I love it. Please run, Allen West. If he is the nominee, Hillary Clinton or Andrew Cuomo will have the least expensive campaign in history. The Democrats won’t need to buy attack ads; just make sure the camera is rolling on him 24/7 and the Easter bunnies will practically melt themselves.

Alpha_Male on December 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I have come to the conclusion America does not like boring people for president. Hilary and Cuomo are boring people.

William Eaton on December 4, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Just like Lincoln.

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

And Jeff Davis…

William Eaton on December 4, 2012 at 12:35 AM

I like Allen West and I don’t think he was comparing himself to Lincoln, he simply using the Lincoln example as inspiration to keep fighting. Lots of great American leaders had bad setbacks before they became great.

William Eaton on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Which vote of his do you like best, his voting to continue the Pigford payouts or his vote to raise the debt ceiling? And did you admire him for telling citizens who criticize their government to shut up?

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 12:39 AM

We`ve tried nice, we`ve tried rigid and spit-polished….. And where are we now? And it doesn`t matter what he`s said before. ANY candidate from our side will be Palinized, Romney-ized or whatever.

ThePrez on December 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

IDK, how about someone with ideas? Someone with a vision that isn’t just “lets not do what we have been doing”? How about a guy that runs on accomplishing something? Thats how you actually win elections.

thphilli on December 4, 2012 at 1:26 AM

I admire West very much on so many levels, with character being at the top. Here’s one of the reasons I’d like to see Col. West run.

http://alfonzorachel.com/915/one-of-the-main-reasons-why-republicans-lost-the-presidency

SoldiersMom on December 4, 2012 at 1:34 AM

I like Allen West and I don’t think he was comparing himself to Lincoln, he simply using the Lincoln example as inspiration to keep fighting. Lots of great American leaders had bad setbacks before they became great.

William Eaton on December 4, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I wholeheartedly agree. The ONLY thing I admire about Democrats is their ability to rally around their candidate(s). Republicans form circles to shoot at theirs.

SoldiersMom on December 4, 2012 at 1:44 AM

As bad a Lincoln was, he was still better on the fourth amendment and the bill of rights than this joke. Its funny how the sadists in the party flock to this guy. I am sorry your life is that pitiful but you should try less trying to take it out on other people.

LevStrauss on December 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

To see Obama replaced by West would make 2016 a fine year.

profitsbeard on December 4, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Well, looksy here. 3 resident prog trolls on this little thread. They can’t resist an Allen West thread now, can they. Racist much?

tommy71 on December 3, 2012 at 10:11 PM

There’s actually very good evidence that leftists, in fact, ARE racist. And sexist. And not just the bigotry of low expectations or of conforming to the will of the Democrat plantation (or else you’re an “Uncle Tom”, or “not really a woman”, or whatever), though they’ve of course got that in spades. Institutionalized racism is far worse than the absurd “racist but you don’t know it and it only shows through in phrases that are innocuous most of the time but not when a Republican says it” nonsense they’ve resorted to using against us.

We’ve got far more on them than they could ever get on us. Might as well point out their bigotry every chance we get.

CanofSand on December 4, 2012 at 3:29 AM

There’s actually very good evidence that leftists, in fact, ARE racist. And sexist. And not just the bigotry of low expectations or of conforming to the will of the Democrat plantation (or else you’re an “Uncle Tom”, or “not really a woman”, or whatever), though they’ve of course got that in spades. Institutionalized racism is far worse than the absurd “racist but you don’t know it and it only shows through in phrases that are innocuous most of the time but not when a Republican says it” nonsense they’ve resorted to using against us.

We’ve got far more on them than they could ever get on us. Might as well point out their bigotry every chance we get.

CanofSand on December 4, 2012 at 3:29 AM

And yet, %99.9 of time, the only people who bring race and sex into conversation on Hotair are conservative wingnuts like yourself. For further evidence refer to any thread such as this one.

lester on December 4, 2012 at 7:14 AM

West has got a lot of work to do if he’s going to run for President. The fact that the trolls on the left hate him so much is a good start, but he’s going to have to really turn things around in a hurry.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 4, 2012 at 7:30 AM

As bad a Lincoln was, he was still better on the fourth amendment and the bill of rights than this joke. Its funny how the sadists in the party flock to this guy. I am sorry your life is that pitiful but you should try less trying to take it out on other people.
LevStrauss on December 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Are you talking about his reaction to the WikiLeaks situation? And also how he told people to “shut up?”

I definitely agree that the “shut up” line made him look like a jackass. I can’t stand people who say that others have no right to comment on a situation involving war unless they have been in battle themselves.

bluegill on December 4, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Ugh, he is an undisciplined loose cannon.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Well, that seals it. The man has my unqualified support.

M240H on December 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Yeppers! :)

melle1228 on December 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM

The liberal establishment has deemed that Lincoln was sent by God to liberate the slaves.

He didn’t take a dump on the 10th amendment and start the civil war – that was Rush Limbaugh.

CorporatePiggy on December 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.

So did the current occupant of the WH. (Yes, Senate, not HoR.)

GWB on December 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Sarah Palin, Allen West and Newt Gingrich should team up and spend the next few years rallying the country. It would be awesome if they worked with the TEA Party, Freedom Works and Club For Growth and the Heritage Foundation.

Night Owl on December 4, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Lincoln was assassinated by a deranged racist fanatic. Just how far do you want to carry that comparison, Ally-boy?

MelonCollie on December 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Lincoln’s time in office was ended prematurely by violence. Just how far do you want to carry that particular comparison, Ally?

MelonCollie on December 4, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Dude.

ConservativeLA on December 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM

As bad a Lincoln was, he was still better on the fourth amendment and the bill of rights than this joke. Its funny how the sadists in the party flock to this guy. I am sorry your life is that pitiful but you should try less trying to take it out on other people.

LevStrauss on December 4, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Lincoln better on the Bill of Rights? Laughable.

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Lincoln better on the Bill of Rights? Laughable.

Dante on December 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Better than Obama, you liberal simpleton.

MelonCollie on December 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Allen West is right on many issues, but he doesn’t have the temperament, message discipline and qualifications to be president. Just like with Sarah Palin, we can like a politician, but not want to see them as our nominee for president.

bluegill on December 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

well said

Donald Draper on December 4, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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