As usual, Congressman Allen West needs no explanation or introduction; just a warning that watching this speech may cause you to jump up out of your chair and cheer out loud. Viewer discretion, epecially upstairs neighbors, be advised. The cheering you may hear may not be suitable for delicate or sensitive ears.
If you look up “barnburner” in regards to speeches in the dictioary, chances are you’ll see a picture of Allen West next to the entry.
Again, I’m late on the CPAC posts, but especally with this one, better late than never.
A friend of mine from work passed this story along to me today, as she knows I’m a Rick Santorum supporter. My co-worker’s husband is an old high school friend of Brad Smith, the father featured in this story, whose daughter was also born with the same genetic disorder as Sen. Santorum’s daughter, Bella Santorum: Trisomy 18. From the story in the U.K. Daily Mail:
When a Michigan family was looking for answers to help their sick daughter in 2010, the last place they expected sound medical advice was from a man who would one day be running for president.
But Brad and Jesi Smith found answers from then-Senator Rick Santorum to help their then 22-month-old daughter Faith.
The smiling brunette girl suffers from the same genetic disorder – Trisomy 18 – as Mr Santorum’s youngest daughter Bella.
The Rochester Hills, Michigan family told the Detroit Free Press about their incredible encounter with Mr Santorum two years ago, and the advice the family claims saved their daughter’s life.
When Faith was born, doctors said the outlook was bleak. She was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that causes heart defects, kidney problems, delayed growth, and a small head.
This is the quality of character that this country is sorely missing in our Commander in Chief. Remember when George Bush, regardless of how bad things were, he would always remind us of how great America is, how exceptional Americans really are, and how we would always muddle through no matter what? I do…and I miss that.
Now I’m not saying I need to have mmy hand held by my president, but I am saying that what the president says and re-iterates over and over sets the overall tone for the country as a hole. How much longer do you want to hear our president call us lazy, cowardly, arrogant, and so many other things, like Barack Obama has done all throughout his first 3 years as president? I’m sick of it, and I’m ready for a new day, a new president, and a revival of the American spirit so we are motivated to rediscover that entrepreneurial, unbreakable, enigmatic sense of what it means to BE an American!
This has to be one of the most unique Beck segments, but one of the most heart-warming as well. I think black Democrats will be surprised at the cohesion of ideals in this diverse group of people. I was quite impressed. Many folks should come away from this episode feeling much better about the future of this country, and take comfort in knowing that we all have more in common than most people think.