Now, you know I'm always down for a bit of mud being kicked around during an election season. That's politics. But, put on your @#$!kickers...cause this is some serious @%$!
"The Florida Democratic Party has offered to pay to protect Republican congressional candidate Allen West from identity theft because it sent out a mailer featuring his Social Security number.
West, a retired Army colonel and YouTube sensation running against Rep. Ron Klein, was hit with a tax lien — since paid — in 2005, and the state party attacked him for it and other financial problems in a mailer sent out to 22nd District voters over the weekend.
The piece featured a photo of an IRS document showing the tax lien — and while West’s address was blacked out, his Social Security number and his wife’s Employment Identification Number were clearly visible...." SOURCE)
Are you kidding me? Regardless of the fact that West is the opponent of the "Florida Democratic Party" --he's a man that SERVED HIS COUNTRY for more than 20 years. A man that has received these awards:
"His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
In addition, West has been awarded the following service medals and ribbons: National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star device); Southwest Asia Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon (multiple awards); Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal W/Palm Tree and Kuwait Liberation Medal" (source)
I truly and honestly believe that Representative Ron Klein should lose his current seat AND be barred from running in November. This was more than politics in my eyes, even more than dirty politics... And I'd say the same even if I didn't heart Allen West and even if it was an (R) that did this.
FLORIDIANS: VOTE Allen West!!!!