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Newly elected South Carolina congressman Scott decides not to join Congressional Black
ap ^ | December 1, 2010 | JEFFREY COLLINS

Posted on 12/01/2010 1:49:35 PM PST by george76

Throughout his campaign, Scott has downplayed his race, saying he has always lived in a world that was integrated.

The other black Republican elected to the U.S. House in November has said he will join the caucus. Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: allen; allenwest; blackcaucus; congress; scott; timscott; west

1 posted on 12/01/2010 1:49:38 PM PST by george76
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To: george76
Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.

Nothing like setting yourself up for failure....

2 posted on 12/01/2010 1:56:58 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: cowboyway

Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.
Nothing like setting yourself up for failure....

Hope for the best for West but liberalism is truly a sickness that few recover. It takes a deep seated hatred that festers forever. No known cure to my knowledge.


3 posted on 12/01/2010 2:10:06 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: george76

I think the whole lot of CBC members are dirty. Which is why they shudder at the thought of a Republican joining their little club.


4 posted on 12/01/2010 2:32:42 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? HINT: Think White House)
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To: cowboyway

They need to be confronted. We need a conservative approach to the problems of the inner cities. Conservatism is for everyone and not just for the red states.


5 posted on 12/01/2010 2:50:19 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: george76
Good for Scott. I would prefer Allen West not join this group and, instead, push for the end of all race-based organizations within gov’t. One can hope.
6 posted on 12/01/2010 2:52:47 PM PST by Falcon28
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To: ari-freedom

Don’t get me wrong, I wish West luck, but the members of the black caucus have wallowed in power all these many years for completely anti-conservative reasons and getting them to change is about as likely as Jesse Jackson turning in his race card.


7 posted on 12/01/2010 2:54:48 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Bitsy
liberalism .... No known cure to my knowledge.

How about the oft-cited mugging?

8 posted on 12/01/2010 2:56:39 PM PST by Salvey
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To: george76

“Scott has downplayed his race, saying he has always lived in a world that was integrated”

Class act! Imagine where we would be if we lived in a world where race was not an issue!


9 posted on 12/01/2010 2:59:55 PM PST by panthermom
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To: george76

Good for Tim Scott. He represents all of his constituents and refuses to join a racist organization based on skin color.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 3:03:48 PM PST by kabar
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To: cowboyway
It's not that the CBC will change. Republicans need to change and try to reach out to minorities and make an effort to explain conservative ideas. That's what the late Jack Kemp tried to do.
11 posted on 12/01/2010 3:05:43 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: george76

Allen West doesn’t strike me as a dumb man or a bad strategist. Although, his decision gives pause to his reasoning.


12 posted on 12/01/2010 3:08:07 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH
I like his decision. I wish Scott would join too.

Think about it. They won't be able call press conferences all the time and stand in lock step anymore. The media won't be able to say the CBC feels this way or that way. They will now have to say Democratic members of the CBC. It just reminds people that not all black people feel the same way.

13 posted on 12/01/2010 3:44:14 PM PST by kara37
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To: cowboyway
Nothing like setting yourself up for failure....

Some lead, others follow and most sit on the sidelines.

Colonel West leads.

14 posted on 12/01/2010 3:47:32 PM PST by jwalsh07
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Allen West is a man not to be underestimated.

Know who he is before doubting his decisions.


15 posted on 12/01/2010 3:47:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: george76; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
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16 posted on 12/01/2010 4:23:42 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: george76
Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.

Col West, Sir, you are wasting your time and energy. You can't fix stupid!

17 posted on 12/02/2010 10:49:04 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: cowboyway
Nothing like setting yourself up for failure....

West's further goals maybe to to raise their blood pressures and give them heart burn. Heehee...

18 posted on 12/02/2010 12:48:29 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ari-freedom
Republicans need to change and try to reach out to minorities and make an effort to explain conservative ideas.

My BS meter just pegged out.

How in the hell are you going to 'reach out' to 5th generation 'entitlement' recipients when the Rats have them chained to the plantation AND THEY LIKE THE PLANTATION!!!!

Listen up: We do not need to work with these people! We need to defeat them!!

19 posted on 12/02/2010 1:19:43 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: jwalsh07
Some lead, others follow and most sit on the sidelines.

Cute.

Colonel West leads.

Are you kidding me? Maxine Waters? Charlie Rangel? Alcee Hastings? Shelia Jackson Lee? Jesse Jackson Jr?

Hell, most of these people are pure communist!

He won't lead this bunch unless he's willing to comprimise his conservatism. I'll bet a steak dinner and a case of your favorite beer on that.

20 posted on 12/02/2010 1:25:51 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Red Steel
West's further goals maybe to to raise their blood pressures and give them heart burn.

That's the only outcome he can hope for with that bunch of commies.

Like Rush says and I stated above: We don't need to work with these people; we need to defeat them!

21 posted on 12/02/2010 1:28:34 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: cowboyway

You’re on. But since I live in CT what say we just bet a donation to FR. You can name the number. I do ave a soft spot in my heart for Texas since we were stationed at Hood for a couple of years. Good steaks, good honky tonks, beautiful lake in Belton.


22 posted on 12/02/2010 8:22:02 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
You’re on. But since I live in CT what say we just bet a donation to FR.

How bout $50?

23 posted on 12/03/2010 6:22:48 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: cowboyway

Okie dokie.


24 posted on 12/03/2010 8:01:06 AM PST by jwalsh07
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