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NBC News Tries to Link Allen West to ‘Outlaws’ Biker Gang

By Doug Powers  •  October 16, 2010 10:17 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

In 2007 and 2008, the media went all-out to expose Barack Obama’s past connections with controversial people and organizations (pause for laughter), so now they’re setting their unbiased sights on the background of Republican Florida congressional candidate Allen West.

Lisa Myers goes out of her way to try and strengthen some fairly weak links here. Most of these ties are looser than the ones on my son’s sneakers, and if West was a Democrat, a story with this kind of “evidence” probably wouldn’t have gotten the green-light (if it had even been produced in the first place):

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Naturally, the DCCC is passing Myers’ story around like a joint in Willie Nelson’s tour bus:

Tonight, NBC News’ Lisa Myers reports that Allen West (FL-22) has ties to an infamous motorcycle gang, the Outlaws. On Monday, Republican Leader John Boehner campaigned with Tea Party darling Allen West (FL-22).

The Justice Department has said that the Outlaws produce and distribute methamphetamine, and engage in other criminal activities including arson, homicide, and prostitution. [Justice Department, National Gang Threat Assessment 2009, Published January 2009, accessed 9/13/10]

This past Monday, Republican Leader John Boehner was raising money for Allen West in Florida. This past Tuesday, NRCC Executive Director Guy Harrison touted West’s candidacy. Republican leaders, including Eric Cantor and Sarah Palin, support Allen West.

Allen West is just the latest Republican candidate with an extremely disturbing past that Republican Leader Boehner and the NRCC have promoted.

There you have it. Not only is Allen West an Outlaw, but now so are John Boehner, Sarah Palin and Eric Cantor.

I missed Lisa Myers “guilt by association” stories when it came to things like this (which is understandable, because she’s been too busy helping sell the stimulus failure as a rousing success):


(h/t The Blaze)

**Written by Doug Powers

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