Allen West Gets a Job

Since he was defeated in his bid for reelection in 2012, Allen West has been…well, I’m not exactly sure what he’s been doing, other than ranting on his website. But now he’s got a job running an obscure think tank in Dallas, which was so exciting to him that he simply could not turn it down.

There are times when opportunities come your way, which just humble you and such has happened for me.

I have the honor of being named the CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a free-market/free-enterprise policy think tank headquartered in Dallas, Texas. This position will afford me the opportunity to have an impact on the development of policy positions, which will advance economic growth, individual opportunity and restore the promise of America for current and future generations.

Well of course, running a small think tank that is pretty much ignored and has seen their budget drop by about half over the last few years and is ignored by most everyone would obviously be humbling for a guy like West.

My goal is for NCPA to be the preeminent Constitutional Conservative policy analysis entity, not advocacy group. We want to align ourselves with the fundamental principles of governance of America as a Constitutional Republic and promote the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market economy, and strong national defense.

Wow, your goal is to advocate for a bunch of mostly meaningless catchphrases? That’s impressive. And the good news is that you can’t be court-martialed in this job.

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  • alanb

    Ed says, “a small think tank that is pretty much ignored…”

    American Thinker says “major think tank”

    Hmmm. Who do I believe on this?

  • moarscienceplz

    “conservative think tank” = the prototype example of an oxymoron.

  • blf

    “conservative think tank” = the prototype example of an oxymoron.

    Eh? I always thought the prototype was “military intelligence”.

  • Jared James

    Can’t be court-martialed? Give him time, Ed. This is Allen West, American Ronin, we’re talking about.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    My goal is for NCPA to be the preeminent Constitutional Conservative policy analysis entity, not advocacy group.

    To practice he’s already captured a policy and performed mock executions on it.

     

    Wow, your goal is to advocate for a bunch of mostly meaningless catchphrases?

    They aren’t “mostly meaningless”! They all mean “Mine!”

  • magistramarla

    Oh no! Another conservative moron moves to Texas.

    My hubby and I would love to trade places with a couple of conservatives lining in California, DC or New York.

    I’m feeling that the morons can have their conservative utopia of Texas. I want out.

  • hrafn

    I’m feeling that the morons can have their conservative utopia of Texas. I want out.

    I believe the word you are after is distopia.