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Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West listens to a question at a campaign stop with guests at SCORE South Palm Beach, a resource partner to the U.S. Small Business Administration, in Boca Raton, Florida October 18, 2012. West faces Democrat Patrick Murphy in a
Send in the clowns
Welp, here we go. conservatives went from demanding an American prisoner of war be returned, by prisoner exchange if necessary, to being outraged when it happened. It sure didn't take long for the frothy base to leapfrog all the way to deciding that a prisoner exchange was now an impeachable offense. Poster child for all conservative delusion Allen West, take it away:
President Obama used an Article 2 signing statement to deem unconstitutional a measure HE had signed into law contained in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The law stated that he must advise Congress within 30 days about any plans to transfer detainees from GITMO. Obama basically stated that this was “unconstitutional” and that his unilateral action fell within his purview. Once again Obama used selective discretion as to what law he feels he must adhere to — in this case it has severe ramifications for our national security.
I'm old enough to remember when signing statements were considered the closest thing the Executive Branch had to a holy sacrament. If you're old enough to ride a bicycle, so do you.
To hear Obama state that “no American should be left behind” — has he forgotten about Benghazi and Marine SGT Tahmooressi? How about leaving behind American veterans to die?

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that Barack Hussein Obama’s unilateral negotiations with terrorists and the ensuing release of their key leadership without consult — mandated by law — with the U.S. Congress represents high crimes and misdemeanors, an impeachable offense.

A question: Ought we pay any attention to Allen West anymore? I can never decide. He's being Fox News groomed for another run at something, so we likely will be seeing more of him either way, but when it comes to "things Allen West says" you could really just substitute in the banging of an off-kilter washing machine, it wouldn't make much difference. On the other hand, he really is a useful resource for finding out whatever the stupidest people in America are thinking.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 11:40 AM PDT.

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