Rep. West Declares 'Days Of Conservatives Being Punching Bags - That's Over'

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | February 1, 2012 | 5:24pm EST

On the Sean Hannity radio show today, Rep. Allen West said that “the days of conservatives being punching bags-that’s over.”

“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 (R-) 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 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?”

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