GOP Erasing District of Tea Party Star

Allen West tells Obama, Democrats 'get the hell out of United States'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2012 9:49 AM CST

Strong conservative, Tea Party favorite, and rising star Allen West could find his congressional seat gerrymandered Democrat—by none other than the Republican Party. West's "sacrifice" at the hands of his own party smells like the latest example of the establishment fighting back against the Tea Party, according to Legal Insurrection. One Florida legislator, who happens to be working for the Mitt Romney campaign, "tried to hide behind a need to comply with [state and] federal law, but that’s obviously a dodge since there could have been many ways to comply yet not sacrifice West," writes William Jacobson.

Never one to avoid controversy, West over the weekend had strong words for President Obama and other top Democrats who have their eye on the Sunshine State come November, telling them to "get the hell out of the United States of America," reports Mediaite. Apparently unfazed by any potential challenge to his seat, West told the Democrats to "bring it on!" (More Allen West stories.)

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