Allen West (R-FL), "I'm ready to drive the car." Where off the cliff?Posted by Dr. Rich Swier on July 30, 2011 at 8:44am
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.Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, in an effort to rally the troops approved the showing of a clip from the movie "The Town". According to CBS News, "The 2010 flick is about Boston bank robbers, and the scene that House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., played to the House GOP caucus depicts two characters about to go beat people up."
Now that's a good idea. NOT!
Now this part sounds Nancy Pelosian. CBS News reports:
In that scene, Ben Affleck's character says, "I need your help. I can't tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later." In its reporting, the Post left out Affleck's next line: "We're gonna hurt some people."
The character played by Jeremy Lee Renner replies, "Whose car we takin'?"
After viewing the clip, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., replied, "I'm ready to drive the car."
West's office confirms that the Tea Party-backed congressman did give that spirited reply and still backs Boehner's deficit reduction plan. [My emphasis]
Does this not sound like the infamous statement by Pelosi, "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy." Here is Pelosi making this statement:
Here is the video clip from "The Town":
To say I am disappointed in Rep. West is an understatement. Some have called Rep. West a "defector". According to my souces a million texts messages againt the Boehner bill was sent to every cell phone in Washington, D.C. This effort caused Speaker Boehner to delay the floor vote until Friday. Had Rep. West stuck to his guns, as some have said, until the Friday vote he would have been looked upon as a hero. Now many of his supporters are questioning his metal.
Here is an interview with Rep. West and Laura Ingraham about his vote and support for the Boehner plan:
For him to "drive" the effort to raise the debt ceiling flies in the face of his pledge on Cap, Cut and Balance. Has he lost his way or was he bribed by Speaker Boehner with funding and support for his reelection bid in 2012? We shall see.