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Allen West To Ted Cruz: "I Got Your Back"

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Allen West/ The Shark Tank


Former Congressman Allen West (R) took to Facebook to congratulate Senator Ted Cruz for standing up to the the disastrous Obamacare law, calling it an “abomination,” and telling Cruz,” I got your back.”

A hearty congratulations to Texas Senator Ted Cruz for being a man of principle who is fulfilling his oath to the people of Texas and the American people. In the face of incessant criticism and betrayal from his own party — something I know about –he has persevered and stood up for this Constitutional Republic.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also known as Obamacare is an abomination, an onerous piece of legislation passed in the middle of the night, strictly partisan, and as a Democrat leader articulated, “we must pass the bill in order to find out what is in it.”
The American people, and labor unions, now know what is in it. And don’t ignore the unconstitutional delays enacted by President Obama. I want you all to ponder the waivers and exemptions granted, a sure evidence of cronyism, not to mention the unnecessary cuts to MEDICARE for seniors. And even as Lois Lerner retires, Obamacare will hire 16 THOUSAND new IRS agents. Steadfast and Loyal Senator Cruz, I got your back.-Allen West
Senator Ted Cruz just finished his 21 hour speech on the Senate floor.
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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Sandi Trusso

    In my opinion, today Senator Ted Cruz, and those Senators (Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and others) who backed his attempt toward defunding Obamacare joined the ranks of other American heroes who stood for RIGHT in spite of personal attacks! I congratulate them, and highly respect them! Thank you, Sen. Cruz!

    To the Republicans who did not join with them. Those who cowardly, not only did not stand with their fellow Republicans, for the American people, and not only disagreed with this strategy, but actually denigrated the action and verbally attacked the Senators who showed the integrity and courage that we wish these others had shown. Some of these Senators, like John McCain, seem to stand more often with the Democrats than with those of their own party (which is why until Palin joined his team, even Republican counties had a hard time selling his presidential candidacy).

    The McCain Senators, are distressing, because while we understand the virtue of compromise, we also know that with our country crumbling around us, there is a time to stand your ground and NOT COMPROMISE AMERICAN VALUES AND PRINCIPLES no matter what! NOW IS THAT TIME TO STAND FOR RIGHT, UNCOMPROMISINGLY!


    • cynthia

      Thanks to Allen West for standing with the Tea Party. We need more like you!

    • Jacqueline L

      The Cruz-a-thon with support from a FEW Senators of courage and integrity gave many of us an increasingly rare opportunity to be PROUD of America!
      ODEMO care is about so much more and so much less than healthcare! Millions will lose the coverage they now have, millions who were not will still not be covered. THEN there are the FEES, PENALTIES and TAXES this obamination brings.
      How do they justify knowing every dollar of our financial status under “healthcare”! ? How do they equate regulations on how and when you can sell your homes (and the fees they have attached) to providing medical aid!? ODEMOcare is an all invasive law hiding under thousands of pages of legal mumbo jumbo.
      I support Cruz and Stand with Rand, Lee, West and other Patriots!

    • Rich

      Do any of you realize that Cruz’s stunt was for publicity and to impress the weak minded because he wants to run for President?
      The ONLY was to eliminate the AHA CONSTITUTIONALLY, since you all profess to love the Constitution of the United States so much, it to win a national election so the gop controls the White House, House and Senate and then repeal the bill.
      All this other nonsense is just cheap political theatre to impress the easily impressionable. Get it??

  • hahaha

    Wow, 21 hours on the floor. I have to wonder how many games of spades and/or holes of golf the potus played during that time. Allen West is a stand up guy. I’ll be watching him.

    • Jacqueline L

      Te Senate “leadership” (read Dirty Harry) control the cameras in the Senate Chamber. That is why we did not see how empty it remained through much of the 22 hours of HISTORY. Senators who knew they plan to sell out America did not want it shown that they wer hiding out else where. An ever growing tactic of Demorats ie the Benghazi Hearings with the families of BENGHAZI’s Tracic Victims!

  • MotherBatherick

    And this shall be… Lieutenant Colonel Allen West…called back from retirement, promoted to General…to lead the new Continental Army. And we have his back!

    • Rich

      Please, maam, what is this new “Continental Army”? Please give us some details.

  • Jacqueline L

    I’ll check back later to see if my civil comments got past the moderator!

  • Jacqueline L

    More than a half hour since first post went to and still is in “moderators” hands!

    • Javier Manjarres

      Ummm…I have a life, ya know. I try to ‘moderate’ the comments as fast as I can, sometimes it takes longer than usual

      • Rich

        Better watch out there, Mr. Manjarres, you might get labeled a RINO too for not posting these crazy comments quickly enough……………LOL!!

  • Ed Schriber , Col. USMC , Ret.

    I’m not surprised that Allen West has stood with Ted Cruz in this Patriotic effort to stave off the disaster of Obama care . There are a few junior members of Congress that still have Honor and integrity And will try to do the right thing as opposed to playing the, win at any cost, politics game of the Democrats and the Republican “good old boys ” club. Unfortunately the operative word is Junior and these few are not only fighting both the underhanded political tactics of the Democrats , but sadly , they have to fight the senior members of their own party.
    Allen West has paid the price for his steadfast conservative stance and the knives are out for Ted Cruz as well . That is a given with the Democrats but to see senior members of the Republican party denigrating ted Cruz for his valiant attempt to defund this train wreck is really disappointing , to say the least.

  • Rich

    Just on the news. Mr. West lost his job at some blog site for making a crude and inappropriate remark to a female co-worker.
    The man just has some inner need to run his mouth.

    • Ed Schriber , Col. USMC , Ret.

      This sounds like the Anita Hill defense .Allen West has more Honor and integrity in his little finger then any Democrat member and 90% of the Republicans in Congress and the phony that inhabits the White House .
      Allen west confronts the liberal insanity that has been advancing for years and is now on steroids . Someone needs to “run their mouth ” before it’s too late.

  • Glen Haas

    As a proud Texan, I can only congratulate Ted Cruz as a man of principle and real concern for the future of the poor and middle class who do not yet have an idea of how bad ObamaCare will be. The information articulated during his speech should be captured by the Republicans and distributed to all who really care for our country.

    Unfortunately, the true healthcare disaster may not be as obvious to people today, but will be devastating by 2016 when all of this kicks in and the national debt balloons to over $20T.

    The shortage of doctors will force the burden on the hospitals and emergency rooms that are already over-booked. Even totally “Free” healthcare does not help when there are no doctors to help you! England has already demonstrated this as a precursor to what we have waiting for us.

    Evidently our Senate and particularly Senator McCain & Senator McConnell do not understand what they are supporting or having difficulty in articulating their strategy.

  • Denny

    “Rich” is a Demorat that has found an interest in a conservative site. He had better watch out or his demented mind could be changed!