Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection

The establishment is fighting back, alright.

This has not received a lot of national attention, but the Republican legislature in Florida is about to push through a plan which puts Allen West at serious risk, and the person leading the effort is one of Mitt Romney’s spokemen.  As reported by The Shark Tank:

After last night’s [Jan. 26] Republican Presidential debate, the candidates’ respective spinmeisters made their cases to the media as to why their guy won the debate.  One of Governor Mitt Romney’s spokesmen was Florida Representative Will Weatherford, and during the course of his remarks in the “Spin Room”, he shed a very dim light on the ongoing redistricting process in the Florida Legislature….

West’s congressional district inexplicably sheds the most out support as compared to all other incumbent Republican and Democrat Congressman. A few weeks back we quoted an unnamed legislator saying that, “Allen West was screwed”, a statement which was originally made about made five months before the purposed maps were made public, leading insiders to believe that the fix was in against Allen West.  But in light of Weatherford’s comment, it is increasingly clear that this is a fait accompli.

According to Weatherford, those preliminary maps will not change- at the most, any additional changes would be minimal, and those changes would not make any appreciable difference from the preliminary maps.  In addition, Weatherford stated that a deal was struck between him, Senate President Mike Haridopolos, and Senator Don Gaetz to finalize these maps and push them through as soon as possible.

Weatherford tried to hide behind a need to comply with federal law, but that’s obviously a dodge since there could have been many ways to comply yet not sacrifice West…

The article, with video, continues at Legal Insurrection.

In the comments section NewtCerto included links to fascinating, must-read articles: “…Weyrich endorsed Romney in 2008. And deeply regretted it…” and “Newt Was Hated But Elected Anyway. In 1989.

Related: Some great video of Congressman West,  Allen West to Obama, Pelosi, Reid & DNC Debbie: Get Your Progressive Agenda The “Hell Out Of The U.S.A.”

Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get it the hell out of the United States of America”

Also, George Soros: ‘Isn’t… much Difference’ Romney vs. Obama “If it’s between Obama and Romney there isn’t all that much difference except for the crowd that they bring with them.”

Update: Fred Thompson: Mitt Campaign “Has Drudge in Their Back Pocket”

Also, Drudge Report Slams Gingrich for Romney; Censored Ads on Obama’s Communist Mentor and Conservative Leader Mark Levin: I Am Appalled at Mitt’s “Anything Goes Assault on Gingrich”

Update 2Why is the GOP Florida Legislature Trying to Screw Allen West?

As an outspoken black conservative with a high national profile, Allen West already had a huge national target painted on his back going into 2012…

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