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GOPers West and Scott Welcome in Congressional Black Caucus
Fox News ^ | November 09, 2010 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 11/10/2010 1:29:37 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will allow Reps.-elect Allen West (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) to join the overwhelmingly Democratic Capitol Hill organization if they so choose.

CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) says that "membership in the Congressional Black Caucus has never been restricted to Democrats." Lee adds that West and Scott "will be welcomed" if they want to join the organization.

Scott is on the fence about joining. West says he'll sign up.

Voters haven't elected a black Republican to Congress since Rep. JC Watts (R-OK) served four terms, retiring in early 2003. Watts, who served in the Republican House leadership, declined to join the CBC.

But there is precedent for African American Republicans to join the CBC. Former Rep. Gary Franks (R-CT) and Del. Melvin Evans (R-VI) were both CBC members.

The CBC has denied admission to two white Congressmen who represent black constituencies: Reps. Pete Stark (D-CA) and Steve Cohen (D-TN).

In an interview with WOR radio, West said that he meets "all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this monolithic voice that continues to talk about victimization and dependency in the black community."

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/11/09/gopers-west-and-scott-welcome-congressional-black-caucus#ixzz14usUzayH

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; scott; west
West says he'll sign up.

That ought to make for some interesting conversation. :-)

1 posted on 11/10/2010 1:29:47 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Be wary, Congressmen. Be very wary.


2 posted on 11/10/2010 1:31:20 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Hopefully they will refuse to join the same as JC Watts refused to join an organization based on race.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 1:35:13 PM PST by kabar
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To: Republican Wildcat
"West said that he meets "all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this monolithic voice that continues to talk about victimization and dependency in the black community.""

That's the CBS's bread and butter.

4 posted on 11/10/2010 1:35:55 PM PST by avacado
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To: Republican Wildcat

They’re going to eat them alive.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 1:38:26 PM PST by VeeP22
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To: kabar

What could they possibly achieve by joining?


6 posted on 11/10/2010 1:38:57 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Scott may be well served by joining and hitching his wagon to LtCol West.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 1:39:09 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The CBC is racist. They would scream bloody murder if anyone started a Congressional White Caucus.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 1:42:51 PM PST by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

AWW that’s mighty white of them.


9 posted on 11/10/2010 1:49:46 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Republican Wildcat

They’ll do the same trick they did before to Gary Franks and JC Watts. Allow the Black Republicans to join the CBC but not allow them into special “Democrats only” sessions (this is where the real race-based deal making occurs). They’ll call it “executive session” or something.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 1:49:46 PM PST by tellw
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To: trappedincanuckistan

“What could they possibly achieve by joining?”

Counter-intelligence, although there’s not much intelligence in the CBC as it is.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 1:53:25 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: VeeP22

I think LTC West knows how to take care of himself.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 1:56:34 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

But will he join the socialist party as all members are commie’s.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 1:56:37 PM PST by boomop1
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To: tellw

“They’ll do the same trick they did before to Gary Franks and JC Watts. Allow the Black Republicans to join the CBC but not allow them into special “Democrats only” sessions”

The biggest problem is that not only are they joining a strictly race-based organization, but their membership would make it a NON-PARTISAN race-based organization.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 1:58:59 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Senator Goldwater

With more conservative outlets in the media their message of black empowerment through freedom might be heard. They’d get on talk shows etc.

This might be a plus.


15 posted on 11/10/2010 1:59:45 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: kabar

Aren’t they more than racist? Aren’t there several communists or socialists in this organization?


16 posted on 11/10/2010 2:00:36 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tellw
CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) says that "membership in the Congressional Black Caucus has never been restricted to Democrats." Lee adds that West and Scott "will be welcomed" if they want to join the organization.

They’ll do the same trick they did before to Gary Franks and JC Watts. Allow the Black Republicans to join the CBC but not allow them into special “Democrats only” sessions (this is where the real race-based deal making occurs). They’ll call it “executive session” or something.

Then they will need to make sure that there are NO closed door sessions. Either they are allowed in all processes or they point out how the CBC is a democrat machine, loudly and often.

17 posted on 11/10/2010 2:11:04 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Republican Wildcat

Get used to it, Barbara Lee. Times are changing, and the Tea Party will be bringing more true Constitutionalists of your color to your race-based club.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 2:23:47 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Netizen
West and Scott should not join the CBC.

Representative J. C. Watts of Oklahoma, who became the first black member of Congress who elected not to join the group because of its closely Democratic affiliation and goals. Watts said of his refusal to join the caucus, "...they said that I had sold out and Uncle Tom. And I said well, they deserve to have that view. But I have my thoughts. And I think they're race-hustling poverty pimps."

19 posted on 11/10/2010 2:36:49 PM PST by kabar
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To: ari-freedom

Me too...Let’s pray he finds a way to loudly articulate the message of economic independence and hard work and how they lead to success versus economic dependency on government handouts...black male children in this country need strong black conservative men to encourage them to achieve success not just racial hustlers, athletes, and rap moguls whom the media seem to enshrine as the voice of the black male.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 2:44:17 PM PST by foreshadowed at waco
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To: foreshadowed at waco
Me too...Let’s pray he finds a way to loudly articulate the message of economic independence and hard work and how they lead to success versus economic dependency on government handouts...black male children in this country need strong black conservative men to encourage them to achieve success not just racial hustlers, athletes, and rap moguls whom the media seem to enshrine as the voice of the black male.

Actually, its not just a black problem anymore. I know several whites that gladly take the government dole and sit on their butts smoking and drinking and quite able to work.

21 posted on 11/10/2010 3:02:10 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Republican Wildcat
"CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) says that "membership in the Congressional Black Caucus has never been restricted to Democrats." Lee adds that West and Scott "will be welcomed" if they want to join the organization."

Right. Ask J C Watts how that works.

22 posted on 11/10/2010 3:04:28 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Netizen

It hasn’t been a “black” problem for a long time. Lots of whites enjoy the easy life at our expense.


23 posted on 11/10/2010 3:07:21 PM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will allow Reps.-elect Allen West (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC) to join the overwhelmingly Democratic Capitol Hill organization if they so choose.

WILL ALLOW? How BIG of them....
Why would 2 AMERICANS WANT TO JOIN A SOCIALIST/PROGRESSIVE GROUP?


24 posted on 11/10/2010 3:22:39 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Republican Wildcat

Isn’t it nice they’ll ‘allow’ them to join.

20 years ago, the government schools determined, my daughter wasn’t up to par per their standards. They wanted to place her in a ‘disadvantaged’(lump her in with all the other cows) in a government program, and they’d ‘allow’ us to opt out. OMG, the big red flag went up, ‘allow us’?

We pulled her out of government school and placed her in a private school. The socialist guy at the school didn’t ‘get’ it. He’ll allow us, he said, I said, you’ll allow me???

Why not, the government is the final say so, so they think. Thankfully, that was my youngest, and at the time, the schools weren’t completely in the tank for the commies. I was able to remove her from this insidious invasion. Most parents don’t realize what’s going on in their schools. I experienced it first and took my kid out of it. Today’s system is completely broke, and if I had to raise kids today, I’d home school.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 4:56:57 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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