Erika Johnsen

On the radio with Hannity yesterday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) yet again displayed his uncanny knack for honesty and wisdom. The man does not mince words, and if we had a few more leaders willing to speak the bold truth and throw political correctness to the wind, the better off we would be. Click here for the audio:

“As I shared with you last night and I will continue to say, the days of conservatives being punching bags--that’s over," Rep. West said. “And we have to stand up-we have to stand up on principle.”

“We have to identify this message and this ideology which is counter to the principles and values of this Constitutional republic.”

Hannity and West were discussing the recent comments made by the congressman in which he told Democratic leaders to take their message “the hell out of the U.S.”  West believes the uproar in the media surrounding these comments is an example of the “duplicitous hypocrisy” and the “double standard” from those on the left.

“We've got to draw that contrast and we have to be bold and daring in doing so, that we can inspire people to stand up and also get people to answer questions--what do they believe in?”


Erika Johnsen

Erika Johnsen is a Web Editor for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @erikajohnsen.