Then-ea Party Republican candidate Allen West with two members of the Outlaws motorcycle gang. (Still from NBC News report October 15, 2010)

Yesterday, I read the latest “newsletter” from Congressman Allen West.  It was more of a smear letter than a newsletter, but what do you expect from someone who doesn’t allow people with dissenting points of view to speak at a “town hall meeting”?

One of the key parts was

I must share these two funny anecdotes; first was the response to a question from a woman at the Boca Raton town hall which inspired this woman to stand and shout, “That was my question and you did not answer it the way I wanted you to.” Now, if that is not a clear indication of liberal progressive “controllitis” then tell me what is?

The second really humorous moment was looking out and seeing Code Pink women with pink tape over their mouths. (Shark Tank Video-Code Pink)

Special hat tip to Calvary Chapel (Pastor Bob Coy and staff), Mae Volen Senior Center (Director Elizabeth Lugo and staff), and the law enforcement officers of Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton who ensured there was a safe and professional environment for those attending. Speaking of Code Pink, this past week, America lost 21 servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Iraq, mainly Afghanistan. Has anyone seen any protests by Code Pink? Has anyone seen any coverage of this in the media this week? Where is Cindy Sheehan, since she is soooo concerned about our troops. Has Code Pink staged any protests of the opening of a new combat theater of operations in Libya?

The duplicitous hypocrisy would be laughable if not so pathetic! To the families of the Men and Women who will not be coming home, especially to the children, I send my most sincere and humble condolences. If there is one thing I despise about liberals and their complicit media allies, their faux concern for our Military…which after this past week, we must all recognize is rooted in political expediency, not sincerity.

The idiocy of that statement is astounding.  First of all, we haven’t seen any coverage of Code Pink’s protests and actions in the media because the media only covers right wing antics. As we’ve learned, you get tens of people with misspelled signs and teabags hanging from their hats, and it’s a media circus.  You get hundreds of thousands out to protest – in Madison, Wisconsin for example – and not a peep any where in the so-called mainstream media.

Has Code Pink continued to protest all of our wars, including the opening of a new combat theater of operations in Libya? Absolutely.  But don’t take my word for it.  Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink will join me on the show today to answer those ridiculous charges and tell us what they’re all about.  And be sure to visit and join the action to Bring Our War $$ Home!

And perhaps you might want to sent Medea’s recent Huffington Post piece to West.  “Osama bin Laden is Dead; Let the Peace Begin” is awfully good reading!

Speaking of Allen West‘s attacks on Code Pink and other women who dare to speak out… remember this lovely quote from just last week?

Here’s the exact quote, courtesy of Think Progress:

WEST: We need you to come in and lock shields, and strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you. To let these other women know on the other side — these planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women that have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.

Unfortunately, Allen West isn’t the only crazy right winger to have been swept into office last November.  We have a governor who should be in jail instead of Tallahassee, along with a veto-proof Republican majority in the Florida legislature.   With just three days left in this legislative session, we’ve seen the state of Florida set back decades.

Franco Ripple – recently named as one of Florida’s 25 rising political stars under 30, who serves as the Southeast Regional Director of the Florida Young Democrats – will join me this morning to bring us up to date on just what the legislature has done in the past almost-60 days, and what’s still to come.  He’ll also fill us in on how Florida progressives can get involved in the next Awake the State day on May 10.

After a news update from TRNS, I’ll be joined by Howie Klein, of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC.  Howie is a friend and a regular guest who’ll talk with us about the 2012 cycle, what it takes to mount a campaign, and his latest missive, Health Care Republican Style.

I’ll be leaving immediately after today’s show to meet with a potential attorney to represent me on the heinous criminal charge of “trespassing after warning”.  I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow.

As always, the podcast will be posted here and on iTunes after the show… thanks for listening, radio or not!

***Update *** If you listen to the podcast (player up top), you’ll hear Medea Benjamin tell us that Allen West absolutely knows of their continual war protests.  His “newsletter” was just filled with lies.  So, “Man Up” Allen West.  Quit hiding behind your lies!