Skip to comments.Conserv. Black Repub. Congressional Candidate Thrown Out Of CF Dinner Because Big Donor Dems Object!
Posted on 07/21/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by MindBender26
Conservative Black Republican Congressional Candidate Thrown Out Of Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Because Big Donor Dems Object
You would think it couldnt happen in America but it has. Retired Army Lt. Colonel Allen West is a conservative Black Republican. He was to be honored at an upcoming Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Dinner in Florida, but the invitation was withdrawn because of pressure from liberal Dems who also support the Foundation.
Allen is running, (and running well) for the Congressional seat now held by far-left Democrat Ron Klein. The district, Florida 22, covers the east coast of Florida from Fort Lauderdale to north of Palm Beach. It is NOT a Minority-Majority Black district. Allen is a well-honored vet of the Gulf and a school teacher as well. His wife Angela has her doctorate. They are an incredible American success story.
The South Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Society picked Allen and his wife to honor at their upcoming fundraising gala dinner. They were to be named one of South Florida Finest Couples at the Gala. In the process, Allen committed to raise $10,000 for the Foundation.
Everything was fine until two big time Dems who are supporters of the Foundation heard that Allen and Angela were to be honored. They threatened to cancel their support of the Foundation if Allen and Angela were allowed to attend and be honored. There is currently no proof that Dem Congressman Ron Klein approved the threats, but his fingerprints seem to be all over this. Many people think it is certainly a tactic that Klein and the Obama wing of the Democrat Party would certainly stoop so low as to use.
We do have the names of the rich Dem who made the threats, and an email trail, so this is far from finished.
The bottom line is that 12:10 today, Ms Chris Landshut, the well-paid Executive Director of the South Florida CF Chapter called Allen and politely asked of she could withdraw the Societys invitation to Allen and Angela.
Because the Cystic Fibrosis Society was afraid of losing big donors, a Conservative Black American and his wife were NOT kicked to the back of the bus. They were kicked OFF the bus.
This may go very big. South Florida media is beginning to work the story and I would not be surprised if it quickly went national on Talk Radio.
I spend 30+ years in TV news. This is one of the lowest stunts I have seen yet.
More when I know it.
If this happened to Colin Powell, do you think the MSM would have any problem calling this racially motivated?
Allen West is a powerful voice for conservative America.
The foundation should be ashamed of themselves for letting politics decide who can donate or who can be honored.
Damn racist bastards!
This will be the lead story on ABCNNBCBS tonight, I’m sure.
Actually, I doubt that this is racist. It’s probably just political - the dems don’t want to see a conservative get any accolades.
Hmmm, interesting. I wonder if he was disinvited because he is conservative or because he is black? With democrats you never know.
It is because he was Black and not in the right party!
Call these people Racists! They continue to call us Racists but look what they do!
I am sick of this.
I am calling these people and saying it to their face.
This makes me so mad. Maybe we need to contact the charity as well. My guess would be that they wouldnt make 3/4 of the money without us. grrrr
Big Medical connections - probably love Obamacare.
However, if Obamacare cures all disease and pestilence - there will be no need for all those Disease Specific Charities.
The treatment of Col. West and his wife is disgusting. There should be repercussions.
You should be sending them to Breitbart, Beck, Limbaugh and any other friendlies who should know.
Since I live out here, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. I will be interested in hearing more about this, however. Why are liberals so, intolerant?
>> Because Big Donor Dems Object
Oh, guess you’re right. Technically, it would only be racism if it were a black “liberal” that was tossed out. Then the NAACP and MSM would be hollering, “RACISM!!”
Whether it was a racist thing or a conservative thing the instigators of this should be skewered in the media, let’s hope they’ve got the guts to do it.
All I got was voice mail, but they have already have a person setup to get the voice mails for this specific issue.
Liberals accuse conservatives of wanting to control their choices but over and over again it is the liberals who interfere and turn non-political events into political ones.
This was a fundraiser for a charity. Does everything have to be viewed through political glasses?
do you have a number for the charity?
Best Congressional candidate in 2010, if ya ask me.
We need names for the “donors”...faces would be even better.
I sent this to the Fox Newsroom
Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander. It is way past time we started punching back, and giving as good as we get.
Thank you. I have made my call. They wanted to pass me on to an answering machine. Well needless to say I won and she listened. lol
Know what you mean, but FR rules prohibit.
He is the most passionate candidate have heard, when he talks I can feel it!
I told her prior to being transferred too. Her voice was shaky, I think she was shocked to hear her group did what is described.
Tit for tat time. Rich conservative donors need to rub liberal noses in the same excrement. And we all need to boycott the CF charity over this.
I have had it, when I saw this story all I can think about was these smug liberal donors saying to themselves that they can do any anything they want to discriminate against Blacks that stray from the Party and it isn’t racism.
It is like I heard them say “You Uncle Tom Sell-out, Get back to the end of the line like the rest of the Good Blacks.”
I blew a gasket.
Of course. libs can't do that. Liberal politics trumps everything else for them.
Certainly any donor to a charity has the right to withold further donations if they come to believe the charity is not worthy anymore. The real story here is that the dem donors are obviously not donating because of genuine compassion for those suffering cistic fibrosis, they are donating for some other reason. Otherwise they wouldn’t give a rip about about Allen West receiving an honor from the foundation, in fact, they would be HAPPY that he also supports the foundation.
That is why I am calling the Charity, they should have told them to stuff it. We honor all our donors.
When is this event? I don’t see it on LTC West’s schedule for Jul or Aug.
>The foundation should be ashamed of themselves for letting politics decide who can donate or who can be honored.<
It just adds strength and weight to the phrase; “Follow the money.”
Please ping me when you find out more. I want to help with a phone campaign to get whoever directed this kind of discrimination at this charity fired. We can’t let something like this stand.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
They would tolerate a Republican Donor, they would tolerate a conservative donor, they will tolerate a black donor. They will not tolerate a Conservative Republican Black Man running for political office.
Yes this was racial!!!!!!!!!
For libs it does. They hate us that much
We should each send 20 bucks to the charity in Col West’s name....and another 20 to his campaign