Allen West, Koch shill

Tea Party darling Allen West is leaving Florida to become CEO of the Koch-funded National Center for Policy Analysis, a member of the State Policy Network,  according to the Dallas Business Journal.

West says he’s “humbled and honored” by his appointment to the Dallas-based think tank that, according to its literature,  “Prides itself on aggressively marketing its products for maximum impact by ‘targeting key political leaders and special interest groups, establishing on-going ties with members of the print and electronic media, and testifying before Congress, federal agencies, state lawmakers, and national organizations.”

West lost his bid for a second term in Congress two years ago after a close race with Democrat Patrick Murphy that resulted in court fights and recounts.

A career Army officer, he was relieved from duty after a gross human rights violation where he fired a gun near an Iraqi prisoner’s head threatening to kill him. West is replacing interim CEO and president Dennis McCuistion, who took over after  CEO John Goodman was fired on allegations of sexual misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty.

Is it fair to assume that West is being rewarded for all of his hard-core shilling for the Tea Party during the midterm elections?

  • Stevojax

    “Prides itself on aggressively marketing its products for maximum impact by ‘targeting key political leaders and special interest groups, establishing on-going ties with members of the print and electronic media, and testifying before Congress, federal agencies, state lawmakers, and national organizations.” – See more at: http://www.breitbartunmasked.com/2014/11/07/allen-west-has-been-rewarded-his-own-koch-think-tank/#sthash.uUNB6g1Z.dpuf

    He means a lobbying group. Thinking is not exactly what happens inside these places.

    • Nick Naylor

      I prefer “skeptic tank” – which also suggests what’s happening inside these places.

  • Ratcraft

    Isn’t it racist to disagree with someone who is black? Or is it just when it’s Obama or Holder?

    • Pedro

      It is filed under “Dark Money”

  • texasace00

    Yep, the grifters are fleecing the sheep but good

  • Cuanta

    It’s absolutely fair to assume that! You have to look at the kinds of connections people have to know what interests they really have at heart. When the network is something like a Koch-Bros think tank and the media, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.

  • Philli

    People like this get into our political system with one simple yet powerful thing: money and money alone. Our elections are open auctions people, wake up!