30 January 2012

Lt. Col. West Tells Obama, Reid And Pelosi Where To Go!

At a Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rep. Allen West said what I’ve been thinking for a long time:
“We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America!”
The above quote starts at marker 10:20, but the whole speech is outstanding. 

On another note, at marker 9:17, Rep. West begins talking about the cutbacks in military. Frankly, I’m all for cutting back on the Marine Corps (maybe not to WWI levels as Rep. West mentions, though!) I mean, what else is new? Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. We’ve been doing that for a loooong time. By cutting back on the Marine Corps, I believe we’ve guaranteed our survival. The United States doesn’t need, and won’t have, TWO armies. 

The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to our original task of being an Expeditionary Force. Leave the winning of hearts and minds and the building of schools and libraries to someone else. 

The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to being lean, mean and green... kicking ass and NOT taking names.

The Marine Corps NEEDS to be able to turn it over to the Army, getting the hell out and going on to the next target.

The Marine Corps NEEDS to go back to being Mother Green.

Semper Fi!


  1. Devil Dog,

    You provide a very interesting perspective on the intended mission and purpose of the USMC that many, such as myself,didn't fully realize. You make a good point! However, and I hope that you agree, a NET cutback in our aggregate military strength would be very dangerous.

    1. I wholeheartedly agree, JB, that a cutback in our military and defense budgets should NEVER happen! What SHOULD happen is that there be drastic cuts made in the House and Senate, for starters, and that money appropriated to M&D. FOREVER and ALWAYS. What the bleeding hearts/DemocRATS/others have NEVER gotten into their piss ant sized brain is the time-proven fact of life -- peace through superior firepower. The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.

  2. Thanks for putting up the West video. We need a few more like him.