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Tea Party Congressman Allen West
Had One Of The Testier
Interviews We've Seen On CNBC

Business Insider, by BRett LoGiurato

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/5/2012 3:48:22 PM

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West defended his skepticism surrounding the September non-farm payrolls report in an interview on CNBC early this afternoon. West got rather testy with interviewer Tyler Mathisen, who wasn't buying West's reasons for joining the conspiracy. (Snip) West: "Well, if you would stop yelling in my ear and allow me to answer your questions, maybe we could get to the bottom of this. When you look at the GDP numbers — which have gone from 4.1 percent, then it went to 1.9 percent, then it was at 1.7 percent. It got revised down just about a month

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This headline is incorrect. It should by all rights read: '' CNBC Interviewer Becomes Racist and Attacks Black Congressman for No Reason.''

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/5/2012 3:51:39 PM     (No. 8912619)

Exactly, OP. I love Allen West.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 10/5/2012 3:57:09 PM     (No. 8912628)

What's the deal with the 54% approval rating story?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 10/5/2012 3:58:10 PM     (No. 8912635)

Watch the clip. It was Tyler who got "testy".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beca, 10/5/2012 4:02:18 PM     (No. 8912646)

west is just great

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 10/5/2012 4:12:38 PM     (No. 8912669)

Just had this same discussion with DH. He believes and is worried about the numbers coming out of WA--just like #2 with approval ratings. The pollsters are LYING. The govt is LYING about employment numbers. Sorry-here comes shouting; THEY WANT THEIR GUY ELECTED. Just like the Dems with Jimmy Carter, and the polls before Reagan won in a landslide. THEY ARE LYING.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 10/5/2012 4:40:01 PM     (No. 8912733)

From what I understand about the redistricting of Col West's district, and you had the opportunity, you'd be testy too. I'm hearing the dhims and pubbies made deals and Debbie Washerwoman Schultz was in the big middle.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/5/2012 4:45:27 PM     (No. 8912758)

Goebels would be proud of the MSM.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bob913, 10/5/2012 4:54:01 PM     (No. 8912783)

This must have been what set them off:

Quote from Alan West, “I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 10/5/2012 5:11:06 PM     (No. 8912815)

I love West. He is awesome.
He has more fortitude and courage than all others in Congress.
I wish we had 500 Wests.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/5/2012 5:19:54 PM     (No. 8912829)

Colonel/Congressman Allen West is one cool, calm, collected customer. On those all too frequent occasions when he’s being hounded by one or more mainstream media types, he’s invariably the only grownup in the group. Isn’t it comforting to have people of his character and stature in our Congress? Without hesitation, I say indubitably!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: zoidberg, 10/5/2012 5:20:55 PM     (No. 8912834)

West kept his cool for the most part. It was Mathisen who was ranting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/5/2012 5:41:17 PM     (No. 8912872)

Tyler just solidified his role as a democratic party sycophant. He had a chance to be a man but he chose to be a slimy slug!
Sad..

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bkt23, 10/5/2012 6:30:52 PM     (No. 8912926)

Tyler, pull your big-girl panties up and go home.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/5/2012 6:39:22 PM     (No. 8912933)

#9, right. West is worth 10 of any of the others. We need him as Whip. Just reminds me, time to write his campaign a check.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: bean, 10/5/2012 7:44:23 PM     (No. 8912999)

Saw this. Tyler must have had a 3 martini lunch. I hope because no one can really be that stupid??

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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy, 10/5/2012 7:59:00 PM     (No. 8913027)

Is Tyler related to C Matthews, they both act looney. West is no dummy. I wish West would replace Boehner.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: distorted, 10/5/2012 10:29:42 PM     (No. 8913266)

As it has been explained, the percentage in question is compounded from two surveys. The first are relative hard figures from reports of businesses and government entities for new hires. That is the one of the last month which showed 114,000, a poor number. The other figure used is a telephone survey by Labor Dept. employees of ~60000 interviewees who are counted if they are marked reportedly starting their own business or a part-time job, then those numbers are extrapolated into the final number, which have error shadows on the graph of 50%, Or a possible 400,000 this time.

What are the chances that the Labor Dept. telephone employees in the back room know these are critical unemployment numbers in a campaign and fudge their reports in favor of their guy's interests? Is there any real check against that?

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