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By: Joe Newby
Posted: May 7th, 2012
On Saturday night, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) fired up conservatives at a Broward County Lincoln Day dinner in Fort Lauderdale.
Encouraging Republicans to “find the enemy and fight them wherever they are” like American paratroopers from the 101st and 82nd Airborne did the night before the D-day invasion, West said they “must be like sharks that smell blood in the water.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t win on defense. You win on offense,” he said.
West hit the left hard throughout his speech, and encouraged Republicans to “fight back against…liberal progressivism.”
He also went after the President for his economic policies and told them they would “be surprised” to learn where Obama got his ‘Forward‘ slogan from.
“This is a moral discussion we’ve having in this country, because we‘re talking about what we’re going to leave for our children and grandchildren,” he said.
”I feel sorry for them because for whatever reason they don’t know the essence of the greatness of the United States of America,” West said of American liberals, accusing them of engaging in “collective subjugation.”
“We must restore that sense of individual sovereignty,” he said, instead of collective subjugation.
He also warned them that “in the twinkle of an eye, we can lose this great nation.”
The audience applauded and cheered throughout his 19 minute speech, as he encouraged them with the zingers he has become well known for.
He closed by reminding them of the farewell speech given by Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson when he was promoted by Robert E. Lee.
“He said to his brigade they would always be first in his heart,” West said. “Broward County will always be first in my heart, and I will never forget you,” he told the crowd.