Rep. Allen West with today’s smack down – Administration Toadie edition


Obama in trying to slip in his own version of a Disclose Act via executive order (an order Rep. Darrell Issa said was “injecting Chicago Hardball Politics” into the procurement process), drew unwanted attention from Rep. Allen West today as he grilled administration official Douglass Gordon on a few particulars such as “…what has been broken in the procurement process…which leads to this executive order being proposed?”, and “do you support this?”, and failing to get any answers, “Why are you here?

…when [West] grills Obama admin lackey Douglas Gordon on the executive order drafted to force companies that do business with the government to disclose their employees’ political contributions, he knows what he is talking about. The bureaucrat insists that contract officers would “never” actually use that information in weighing the awarding of contracts, but never justifies that assertion. West finally gets the bureaucrat to admit that he isn’t even in a position to assess the draft executive order, West cuts to the heart of the conversation: “Why are you here?”

Allen West, as a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel knows a bit about the procurement process, and this makes it fun when people like Gordon get sent in by Obama to try to B.S. him before congress.

Of course, everyone knows Obama and his people can absolutely be “trusted” not to let a contractor’s politics to enter into whether or not said contractor ever is awarded a contract. Right?


h/t Jaded

Crossposted to TowDog

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Erick Brockway
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot

Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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redneck hippie
May 16, 2011 11:11 pm

Rep. Allen West is one of our most effective congressmen. I like how he is soft-spoken, but persistent in his questioning. You could sense the resolve and determination. Making Obama lackeys look idiotic is almost too easy, but still fun.

May 17, 2011 12:28 pm

anyone who is willing to sacrifice his military career in the pursuit of saving his men (extracting info from an enemy combatant with a gunshot next to his ear) is a hero in my book and not to be trifled with…these bozos are trying to trifle with him…they’ll learn that it won’t be pretty…

Brian Hibbert
May 19, 2011 2:36 pm

Obama’s order looks like it could EASILY be turned into the type of fund raising tools that Blago is currently on trial for. It’s the Chicago way.


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