Former Rep. Allen West, a decorated combat veteran, took to Twitter Thursday morning to weigh in on outgoing Defense Secretary Leon “Panther” Panetta’s move to lift the ban on women in combat.

Predictably, the hate began immediately and it’s just getting started:

As always, changing hearts and minds one “Uncle Tom” at a time.

  • Hiraghm

    It is shocking how the nation has changed since WWII.
    In Robert Lee Scott’s autobiography, “God is my Co-Pilot”, the men… MEN… of the AVG, halfway around the world, outnumbered, surviving day to day carrying the only successful resistance to the Japanese expansion in the skies over China, flying obsolete aircraft… concluded that what they were fighting for was one thing: The American Girl. To them she was democracy, Coca-cola the gross national product and all that America represented. And you leftist scum want to put them in the dirt and blood of the front lines, where they can be subjected to the same horrors that men accept as part of their role, and further subjected to being captured and raped by the enemy. And while dumb feminazi broads may not think that’s a big deal, in the psychological war, that’s everything. The ultimate in domination of your enemy is to possess his woman. It’s why decades after WWII, blondes were still highly sought prizes in Japan. And while all you “sophisticated” leftists may think this backward “Neanderthal” thinking… who the hell do you think we’re fighting, the Southampton ladies Auxillary and Kaffe Klatche?

    This sick, perverted twisted insane drive to force women down to be “equal” to men is frankly contrary to human nature, and the final sign for me to the utter worthlessness of modern American society. God have mercy on us, for our enemies will not.

    • leftwingthom

      Gee Jim, can you hear me all the way back there in the ’50s?

      • http://twitter.com/AmandaDavis612 Amanda Davis

        I’m confused as to what you are actually debating….do you dispute that the physical requirements for women are lower than the physical requirements for men? Mentally I have no issue with my fellow sisters being involved in war. Physically > you cannot argue with genetics. The majority of women do not posses the upper body strength that men do.

      • http://twitter.com/AmandaDavis612 Amanda Davis

        I’m confused as to what you are actually debating….do you dispute that the physical requirements for women are lower than the physical requirements for men? Mentally I have no issue with my fellow sisters being involved in war. Physically > you cannot argue with genetics. The majority of women do not posses the upper body strength that men do.

    • leftwingthom

      Actually, in all seriousness, I’m gonna make an attempt at non-partisanship and say I see what you mean. Allowing women on the front lines is risky, for all those reasons. The psyche and mindset of the male soldiers, no doubt shaken already by the horrors of war, would probably be strained past the limit with women on the frontlines. But what you said in your passage brings up the solution to the problem in itself. Over time, men will get used to women on the frontlines, and once and for all we will drop this outdated sexist notion that women can’t take care of themselves. Women joining the military get the same-or SHOULD get the same- training as the men, which means, presumably, they know how to fight and defend themselves just as well. Yes, the insurgents are probably going to be targeting them, but that’s their problem.

      All we need to do is learn to treat women in the military as soldiers, not as women, and realize that if they’re able to survive in the military, clearly they’re able to survive in combat alongside men fighting other men. Frankly, the fact that it’s 2013 and we’re even still talking about this makes me depressed.

      You raise some good points though.

      • SpinMeNot

        The problem is they don’t get the same training because they aren’t held to the same standards — because they are physically different from males not just in plumbing but in musculature.

        You would know this if you actually had any military experience. You raise no good points though.

        • leftwingthom

          Well excuse me for trying to calmly talk with you about this.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    “Uncle Tom, go fuck yourself.”

    Yes, how dare that decorated combat veteran dare to venture off of the Democrat plantation!

    The Orwellian thought police of African-Americans by the leftists is despicable.

    Gen. James Mattis/Lt Col. Allen West 2016!!!!

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Women in combat? OK! I suggest we start by drafting all the Hollywood starlets and that chubby chick from Girls.

    • $21367552

      Well your comment shows what a brainless turnip you are because there is no draft presently. Could we also “draft” angry low-information males who talk about “chubby chicks” while covered in cheeto dust and Oreo crumbs?

      • Lord Foggybottom

        ahahaha! you’re dumb!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        As long as they are over the age of 18 and meet the minimal requirements, then yes they could be drafted. Such a pity that your attempt at wit has failed so resoundingly…

      • shimauma

        I wasn’t aware that turnips had brains. Doesn’t that make your insult kind of stupid? BTW in case you weren’t aware, males are already obligated to sign up for the draft, so that part of your insult is also a moot point.

      • RogueRose

        Why do you suppose all men have to register for the draft when they turn 18? Because there will never be a draft or because there might be? Why do you believe how things are today are the way they always will be?

        The Supreme Court specifically excluded women from the draft because the purpose of the draft was combat troops. Once women are combat troops, they will no longer be exempt. Thanks anyways, but I don’t want my daughter or future granddaughters drafted for combat so that a few women can further their military careers…

        • SpinMeNot

          BHO needs to encourage his daughters to set an example and register for selective service on their 18th birthdays. Oh wait, BHO stopped school vouchers in DC, but his children attend a private school ..

  • Fire and Adjust!

    I agree with Allen West, as does my SISTER who is a helicopter pilot in the Army, as does my father who was an infantryman in Vietnam with the 173rd, as does my mother who was in the Women’s Army Corps, as I’m sure my departed grandfather would also agree, who was an infantryman in WWII and jumped at Sicily, Salerno, and Normandy, then fought at the Chosin Reservoir.

    All one needs to do is ask, “What is the cost benefit analysis of women serving in these roles?” Benefits…….moral superiority? Costs…… too many to list………… Obviously it is form over function with some people……as long as we look morally superior, they could care less if we are less effective……….

    • $21367552

      And pretty much every industrialized nation including Israel would disagree with you and Allen West.

      • Fire and Adjust!

        One or more communities, organizations, nations, or what ever level you want to go to, who choose to operate one way, does not mean it is in the best interests of a separate entity to operate the same way.

        France now taxes 75%……..should we do that here because they do?
        China is communist……..should we do that here because they do?
        England has a royal family………should we do that here because they do?

        • shimauma

          I bet diakonon would go along with France and China….

        • Ronald

          I think you have to consider the outcomes too.

        • Ronald

          I think you have to consider the outcomes too.

        • Raye09

          Personally, I am tired of this administrations “but everyone else is doing it”, excuse. They sound like a bunch of whiney teenagers and not the leaders of a nation.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Name one industrialized nation with a comparable military to our own that has women serving in the infantry, alongside men in a combat zone.

        • leftwingthom

          You must really hate having rights. What do you do, stay at home and cook and clean and take care of kids, motivated only by the fear of getting popped in the eye by your breadwinning husband?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        And which one of them could beat us in a conventional war?

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Isaiah L. Carter
    @IsaiahLCarter
    .@AllenWest You were a disgrace to your office, and a shame to Black people that aspire to be great.

    Isaiah, You probably already know this by now, but you sent this to the incorrect Twitter address. The one you wanted was @BarackObama.

    • dolly

      I don’t know if anyone here saw the (now scrubbed) video of the fight at the East St. Louis DHS food stamp office? Now If those women were on the battle field, I would feel very safe. I think these women should put their ‘disabled’ energy to good use! But then again, who would raise the 75% black children who have no father in home?

      If gay men want to be more feminine, and lesbians want to be more butch, then in my opinion it’s a win-win if big strong lesbians and big strong angry black women fight for our freedoms! Go Girls!

      One thing I do worry about in all of this is that the future mothers of our babies are risking their lives.

      • Deborah JR

        You shouldn’t feel safe. I served with those kinds of women in the Army. They stayed at the TMC and on profile more often than in their jobs. They look at the military as another form of welfare and are allowed to treat it that way. Besides, they’d never choose an Inf MOS.

    • dolly

      I don’t know if anyone here saw the (now scrubbed) video of the fight at the East St. Louis DHS food stamp office? Now If those women were on the battle field, I would feel very safe. I think these women should put their ‘disabled’ energy to good use! But then again, who would raise the 75% black children who have no father in home?

      If gay men want to be more feminine, and lesbians want to be more butch, then in my opinion it’s a win-win if big strong lesbians and big strong angry black women fight for our freedoms! Go Girls!

      One thing I do worry about in all of this is that the future mothers of our babies are risking their lives.

  • Deb Scott

    I agree with Allen West-I can think of too many problems with it to even get started-think of the law suits when women start getting killed or wounded in combat, especially if it isn’t voluntary

  • Steve_J

    Just not a good idea.

  • Guest

    If women want equality, let’s give it to them, but let’s make it equal! If they can pass the same physical fitness requirements and they get no special treatment, fine. As it is now, women have easier physical fitness tests than men, is that FAIR?!

    • camnpat

      Not only that- the physical test standards for men have been lowered considerably in order to make the lower fitness requirements for women seem more in line with regular requirements. It is no longer about having the best trained soldiers to match the hardest conditions in the theater of war; now it is about how many protected classes you can fit in it. In other words, it is an affirmative action program in the last organization you want disrupted- the military.

      I agree with you: bring the standards back to what they used to be for everyone. No double standards.

    • camnpat

      Agreed. And men’s standards have been considerably lowered so proportionally it seems that women are meeting those standards just fine compared to men.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    I love Allen West and do believe this thing is misconceived…HOWEVER if some women want to be equal enough to get killed let them knock themselves out. And, believe me women can be more aggressive and vicious than men. Just look at that little, tiny Jody Arias who killed her boyfriend….she butchered him with a knife, slashed his throat from ear-to-ear, shot him in the face, then dragged his dead body around and put him in the shower to wash him off. I few of her on the frontline might not be such a bad idea.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Will we see the Obama’s daughters enlisting and headed to the front lines when they turn 18? No, it’s only the lives of other women this war monger inch pro-Muslim Brotherhood administration wants to put into combat.

    Hey, it was fair for the left to ask about the Bush daughters.

    • leftwingthom

      Do you think Muslims would allow women to be in the military? Absolutely not. And the fact that you’re all against too just shows me that you’re more like these fundamentalist Muslims than our president ever will be. EAT IT.

      • SpinMeNot

        Wait, what about those Iranian female ninjas …

        Oh, and lets not forget about those women and mentally handicapped girls the Hajis use as suicide bombers.

        You really need to step up your game, they are going to take your coconut away.

      • bonnieblue2A

        Your reading comprehension skills are nonexistent.

  • michael s

    Rep west is entitled to state whatever he wants without personal attacks.

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Not according to your fellow “tolerant” liberals…or is this more of the “new era of civility” that Obama called for?

      Don’t pretend for a moment that this type of racist attack is isolated. Far from it, it is par for the course as far as liberal responses, both white and black, to African-Americans who dare to speak out as a conservative/libertarian.

  • peteee363

    elections do have consequences, and now obama has decided women you must now die for your country. these are sad times indeed!

    • leftwingthom

      Well they’re citizens of the country, aren’t they?

  • http://twitter.com/equaltreatment Elaine

    Just like with gays, there will be problems, especially with the enemy we are fighting now. They despise gays and women. That’s not being homophobic, that’s being realistic. I wonder why, since they got rid of DADT, there have been so many suicides? Just a coincidence? Maybe. Our military is slowly being feminized and there is not much respect left for them in an Obama world. Kind of sad. We used to be the world’s best and mightiest defender of evil. We are now just like China and other Communist countries.

    • leftwingthom

      Idk, last time i checked, China and No. Korea’s militaries were pretty strong.

      • SpinMeNot

        Is that from personal experience? You’ve spent a lot of time on the DMZ?

  • Txgirlinnh

    Wow nothing gets under the skin of a lib more than an intelligent, conservative black man. Please keep it up Colonel West, maybe their heads will start exploding from rage…if we are lucky

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Since women will soon be able to serve in front line combat arms roles, is it reasonable to expect the NFL will also be opening their doors to allow women to play in the NFL?

    What about women in the MMA?……….or women in the NHL?………….or women fighting for the Heavy Weight title?

    • SpinMeNot

      My money is on the cafeteria lady at my grand-daughter’s school.

  • rinodino

    The hypocrites on the right are OK with standing with Israel, yet this is a bad idea ? Man you fools are clueless, and Allen West is always been the king clown, not a uncle tom, just the ruler of the clowns

    • Fire and Adjust!

      So hypocrites on the left are OK standing with Palestine, when they make women wear burkas and ban them from even leaving the house without a male family member escort? Man you fools are clueless……………

      • leftwingthom

        It’s not our place to judge other cultures.

        • SpinMeNot

          But it is your place to judge us … wow, you are a real piece of work.

          • leftwingthom

            I can judge my own culture all i want.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      How does supporting an ally and women in the infantry ranks of the US military relate? Women do not serve in a intersex infantry in Israel either, if that is the point you were attempting to make

      • rivers

        Don’t help toolbox travis. You give him too much credit by trying to connect the dots for him, he can barely grasp basic grammar. Besides, have you EVER seen a troll capable of making an a priori argument? Me neither.

        • Ronald

          “The terms “a priori” and “a posteriori” are used in philosophy to distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning, respectively. Attempts to define clearly or explain a priori and a posteriori knowledge are part of a central thread in epistemology, the study of knowledge. Since the definitions and usage of the terms have been corrupted over time and therefore vary between fields, it is difficult to provide universal definitions of them. One rough and oversimplified explanation is that a priori knowledge is independent of experience, while a posteriori knowledge is dependent on experience. In other words, statements that are a priori true are tautologies.

          Economists sometimes use “a priori” to describe a step in an argument the truth of which can be taken as self-evident. “A posteriori”, on the other hand, implies that an argument must be based upon empirical evidence.”

          Hope that helps Dave.

        • Ronald

          “The terms “a priori” and “a posteriori” are used in philosophy to distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning, respectively. Attempts to define clearly or explain a priori and a posteriori knowledge are part of a central thread in epistemology, the study of knowledge. Since the definitions and usage of the terms have been corrupted over time and therefore vary between fields, it is difficult to provide universal definitions of them. One rough and oversimplified explanation is that a priori knowledge is independent of experience, while a posteriori knowledge is dependent on experience. In other words, statements that are a priori true are tautologies.

          Economists sometimes use “a priori” to describe a step in an argument the truth of which can be taken as self-evident. “A posteriori”, on the other hand, implies that an argument must be based upon empirical evidence.”

          Hope that helps Dave.

    • michael s

      Rep West doesn’t deserve to called the king clown.

  • cfc1905

    …..so, that’s it for women’s softball I guess.

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Okay by me but no more differences in PT Scoring,ruck sack weight and time factors and yes ma’am carry that 190 lb man on your back out of live fire.

  • rivers

    I do so hope that Lizz Winstead and Shelly Wymer have enlisted for combat duty. I’m not nearly as thrilled as they are about this meaningless pandering to certain faux femininist narcissist and what it could possibly mean to my daughters.

    Say – How come sometimes, like in this case, it’s acceptable to put the wants of an individual over the safety of the whole, and sometimes (gun control) its’ not? Funny how the hallmark of liberalism is logical inconsistency.

  • clarioncaller

    This is a perfect way to destroy military cohesiveness. Since Obama has never had an original idea, it must come from CAP.

  • leftwingthom

    You know, we are never going to have good old fashioned American debate if you guys won’t let me post any of my comments.

    • 97E

      Can’t have a debate with stupid.

      Go be stupid on HuffPo or some other vapid mouth breather infested website.

      Get off my internet.

    • SpinMeNot

      I’ve not seen an attempt on your behalf to debate. You either talk from a position of ignorance, or just go straight to ad hominen attacks.

      • leftwingthom

        You won’t understand anything else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.guthrie.35 Tony Guthrie

    Such foul words for a very wise man. You lefties need better upbringing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.guthrie.35 Tony Guthrie

    Such foul words for a very wise man. You lefties need better upbringing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alyson.stewart.10 Alyson Stewart

    Real equality would now be if men could carry babies. #Men4Equality

  • http://www.facebook.com/alyson.stewart.10 Alyson Stewart

    Real equality would now be if men could carry babies. #Men4Equality

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Mr. Carter is such a glowing example of his race. Filthy mouth, no class, enough to make his momma proud on Sunday morning.

  • JINNASH

    My understanding is the Allen West has served in combat. He has more credibility than many others.

  • NickGranite

    Reading the whining tweeters. Wonder how many of them have even served in the military and understand the nightmarish PC circumstances we are putting our troops into because I remember them well having served for 26 years. i worked with, for and led some great women in the Navy but a blanket combat rule would be idiotic. There simply aren’t enough women with the physical and mental capabilities (read the ruthlessness required to kill, not smarts) to make this work. Please spare me the cherry-picking and exceptions to the rule, i know there are some women who can and are…ruthless. Oh and Charlie Rangel; do you still want a draft after women are included in direct combat operations? I’ll bet not.

    P.S. I have to laugh at the left wing establishment who think they know what is required to man a fighting force more than the Colonel. He walked the walk and did what needed to be done at the sacrifice of his career. These pussies are still whining about waterboarding to defeat the enemy while sending planes to Muslim brotherhood. I spit on these leftwing tweeters.

  • Raye09

    When will anyone speak up about the hate leveled against minority conservatives? Oh wait I forgot it’s OK to make fun of conservatives, nevermind

    Allen West is experienced in warfare and I care more about his opinion than the opinions of the brainwashed, self serving minions criticizing him.

    The millitary absolutely should not lower standards just to be politically correct and “progressive”. Will a woman have to pass the same fitness test? Or will some disgruntled alledgedly “pro woman” agency sue because women cannot meet the standards, causing disproportionate numbers of men in combat?

    If this is the case then set one standard for each age group, and a real standard,not a watered down “pro diversity” one that is easy. Standards must be maintained to suit the military’s needs, not the needs of “progressives”