Gunning For Allen West
The GOP Establishment in Florida is apparently quite willing to see Allen West defeated, going so far as to work with Democrats in making it much easier.
…And while Republican congressional incumbents will have to concede district-wide favorability to Democrats, Congressman Allen West’s 22nd congressional district may very be drawn to include substantially more Democrats within it-potentially far many more than other Republican incumbents.
So why would the “most conservative legislature” in Florida’s history look the other way as West’s congressional district lines are re-drawn? Is the fix really in to knock Allen West out of Congress? About five months ago, a very high ranking member of the Florida legislature gave me a very disturbing prediction regarding redistricting- “Allen West is screwed.” Take note that comment was made five months ago, long before the proposed maps were made public.
So are the poobahs in the Florida legislature really gunning to oust Allen West? Was a backroom deal made with the Democrat members of the legislature to put West’s seat into play in order to protect the other congressional seats that would favor any future runs for Congress by existing members of the Florida Legislature? The deals were struck, and the maps drawn behind closed doors.
It wouldn’t surprise us if this were the case. There is no love lost between the Florida legislature and Congressman Allen West, who has proven to be the anti-Republican establishment congressman….
So…it would seem that the attitude of the Republican Establishment in Florida is: screw helping the Party maintain control of the House; we’ve got to destroy this guy because he won’t play ball with us and go along to get along.
This is merely one example of a nation-wide problem with the Republican Party.
Well…fine. I am more committed than ever now to OPERATION WHIG after the November Elections.
GOP Delenda Est!
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