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West considering leaving Black Caucus
The Hill ^ | 08/31/11 | Justin Sink

Posted on 08/31/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT by markomalley

Rep. Allen West (R- Fla.), the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday morning that he is considering leaving the group in light of comments by caucus whip Rep. Andrè Carson (D-Ind.), who said at a town hall that tea-party affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as "second-class citizens" and would be happy to see blacks "hanging from a tree."

"When you start using words such as lynching… that’s a reprehensible word and I think we should move away from that language," West said on Fox & Friends. "One of the things I'm starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus, because I don't think they're moving in the right manner toward solving the problems in not just the black community, but all of America."

West is the first Republican to join the CBC since Rep. Gary Franks (R- CT) left Congress in 1997.

The Democratic members of the CBC have been active critics of the Tea Party during the summer recess. Earlier this month, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that the Tea Party "can go straight to hell."

West said that other CBC members were blaming the Tea Party for bad economic conditions.

"I think what you see is a desire to not recognize some of the serious problems in the black community," West said. "To try to have a scapegoat that is the Tea Party… that's just a distraction. The Tea Party stands for some basic, constitutional principles."

This is not the first time West and Waters have sparred over language this summer. Earlier this month, West referred to Waters and other Democratic leaders as “overseers” on a “21st century plantation.” He went on to liken himself to a “modern-day Harriet Tubman” who would lead black voters to the Republican Party.

Waters denounced West’s comments, calling them “a little bit ridiculous” and “hard to respond to” in an interview on MSNBC.

West's membership in the CBC has been a point of some controversy. In October, CBC Chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) questioned whether West should be allowed to join the caucus.

“Our agenda is about lifting people out of poverty, providing middle-class tax cuts, supporting climate-change legislation,” she told The Economist. “Do [incoming black Republicans] embrace this agenda?”

Ultimately, it was decided that West would be allowed membership to the CBC. Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only other black Republican in Congress, declined to join the group.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Connecticut; US: Florida; US: Indiana; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: allenwest; barbaralee; california; connecticut; florida; garyfranks; indiana; maxinewaters; southcarolina; timscott

1 posted on 08/31/2011 8:09:12 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The CBC doesn’t consider West to be black anyway - so what’s the big deal?


2 posted on 08/31/2011 8:10:42 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: markomalley

HE should NOT be in that “caucus”.....it really should be renamed the National RACIST Caucus....cause, that’s what they are....racists!


3 posted on 08/31/2011 8:11:40 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: markomalley
Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the only other black Republican in Congress, declined to join the group.

Very wise decision.
4 posted on 08/31/2011 8:12:23 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: markomalley
I've ignored the stories about Carson's comments, because he's a racist demagogie idiot..but I'm curious.....has any notice been given to the fact that he's the SECOND Muslim in Congress...

It's been a long standing methodology of Black Muslims to incite race riots in the US..

5 posted on 08/31/2011 8:13:39 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: markomalley
in light of comments by caucus whip Rep. Andrè Carson (D-Ind.), who said at a town hall that tea-party affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as "second-class citizens" and would be happy to see blacks "hanging from a tree."

Seeing as how the BC is about as likely to correct their blatant racism as it is for the sun to rise in the west he should leave and make it clear in a public statement they can stick their stupidity where the sun will NEVER shine.

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6 posted on 08/31/2011 8:15:23 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: ken5050
I've ignored the stories about Carson's comments, because he's a racist demagogie idiot..but I'm curious.....has any notice been given to the fact that he's the SECOND Muslim in Congress...

The enemy is infiltrating at all levels of government, and the military too.
7 posted on 08/31/2011 8:16:07 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: markomalley

West would be, in telling the CBC to pound salt, helping his cause considerably in winning back my and many others’ support. I still think he’s a good man, he just needs to get his act together.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: markomalley

I am surprised they let West into the CBC. I guess they had to. As a Racist organization they had to be consistent in their Blacks only policy. BTW, what would the reaction be to a Congressional White Caucus?


9 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:32 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: markomalley
HEADLINE: West considering leaving Black Racist Caucus

There. I fixed it.

10 posted on 08/31/2011 8:19:52 AM PDT by Gritty (The politically correct see themselves as tolerant, but are bullies of the worst sort-EM Tyrrell)
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To: crosshairs

Has Andre Carson forgotten the lessons of Tucson, at which liberals lectured us that we need to tone down the violent and hateful rhetoric?

Or does Carson really believe that we want to see blacks hanging from trees?????????

I never understood where this alleged racism of the tea party and conservatives is coming from. What the heck does advocating certain tax and spending policies have to do with anyone’s race?


11 posted on 08/31/2011 8:21:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: markomalley

You mean the Democratic Black Congressional Caucus?

Good for him.


12 posted on 08/31/2011 8:21:43 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: markomalley
"considering"?

What the hell is he doing in a highly racist group of thugs anyway? His judgement is extremely poor having anything to do with a racially exclusive, nasty group. Shame on him.

13 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:29 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Gritty

ditto.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 8:22:55 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: markomalley

[ West considering leaving Black Caucus ]

Well Duuuuugh... he should have never joined them in the first place UNLESS!!!!...

1) He was going lecture them about socialism..
2) laugh at the appropriate times during “screeds”..
3) be “the snitch” to our side..
4) use the word n!ggar carefully and artfully..
5) arrive in black face every now and again..


15 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: markomalley

When about to be caught, they go on the attack. The ponzi scheme is raging its final throws and this is their final solution.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 8:23:58 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

I don’t see a lot of difference in the Congressional Black Caucus and the KKK.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 8:27:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: markomalley

I think West joined on purpose so he could wait until they pulled several “stunts” and then leave citing ethical and moral issues with the CBC so he could expose them for the race baiters and hypocrits they are.


18 posted on 08/31/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: markomalley

“””””””””This is not the first time West and Waters have sparred over language this summer. Earlier this month, West referred to Waters and other Democratic leaders as “overseers” on a “21st century plantation.” He went on to liken himself to a “modern-day Harriet Tubman” who would lead black voters to the Republican Party.

Waters denounced West’s comments, calling them “a little bit ridiculous” and “hard to respond to” in an interview on MSNBC.
“”””””

. Ah, gold, government, socialism, all those “Gold Cities” communist or socialist paradizes to lure people to a ponzi enslaving scheme that was never to deliver in the first place, all used to deviate us and fight each other.

It’s not at all ridiculous.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 8:29:34 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

IMHO, Alan West should stay on as a member in the Congressional Black Caucus for several valid, good reasons. Number one, the CBC is about to become unglued (They will fight, rant their Black racism and hate, but American Blacks are going to be forced to make a choice. Stay with POTUS Obama, the CBC, The NAACP and continue to wither on the vine of economic & political slavery or many years to come. Or, choose freedom, liberty, opportunity, education, success, assimilation, happiness, etc.) Alan West is the “Jackie Robinson” of political freedom and movement for the entire American Black citizens!!! POTUS Obama is naught but an “African Muslim” who as most African Muslims, has thrown American Blacks under the bus!!! The road will long, painful and very hard on Mr. West, but he can use the CBC as a platform to save American Blacks from falling over the cliff with the strongly anti-American, pro Muslim Brotherhood, Obama and some in the CBC!!! American Blacks have to do a “fiddler on the roof” soul search, and....a strong voice for positives is needed, supplied by American, Alan West!!! Obama is finished as anything useful!!! He is now useless to any in the American Black community. New leadership from within the Black leadership sphere is sorely needed. Mr. West is a good and grand beginning!!! He will certainly by a positive force in leading American Blacks to all that they can be as free and equal partners in our nation of greatness. The CBC has failed them, POTUS Obama has failed them and the NAACP has failed them miserably!!! Hang in there, Alan West!!!


20 posted on 08/31/2011 8:29:41 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: markomalley

I wonder how long it will take Mr. West to ponder his decision?


21 posted on 08/31/2011 8:40:58 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I’m not sure West should sacrifice his self and his life for this cause. He should leave.

And let’s give Tim Scott some credit for never joining the CBC. He knew what they were about and stayed away. West is an older man who IMO believed he could bring about positive change, and get the CBC back to addressing concerns of black people rather being a mouthpiece for the Left. But he may be realizing that you can’t fix this level of corruption. It just has to fail on its own.


22 posted on 08/31/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: markomalley

“Our agenda is about lifting people out of poverty, providing middle-class tax cuts, supporting climate-change legislation.” -Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Congressional Black Caucus whip Rep. Andrè Carson (D-Ind.), said at a town hall that tea-party affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as “second-class citizens” and would be happy to see blacks “hanging from a tree.”

Two liars.

“Content of character” BUMP!


23 posted on 08/31/2011 8:49:54 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: markomalley
“Our agenda is about lifting people out of poverty, providing middle-class tax cuts, supporting climate-change legislation,”

Just out of curiosity, why do they care about "climate change legislation?"

24 posted on 08/31/2011 8:49:58 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“West would be, in telling the CBC to pound salt, helping his cause considerably in winning back my and many others’ support. I still think he’s a good man, he just needs to get his act together.”

Does it occur to you that perhaps there was method in West’s madness to join the CBC? By leaving he has a forum to point out to the whole country just what a racist bunch the CBC actually is. In government, 99% of Blacks give the other 1% a bad name.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 8:58:29 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: markomalley
West is really, really one of the good guys. I would love to see a world where Herman Cain would get the Presidential nomination, and ask West to be his Veep. Doubt it would ever happen, and that the GOP would look at these two guys and see their value. But...just imagine how the "racist" stigma would be banished forever from the Republican party and the Libs would choke on their words. How I would enjoy it, and the country would benefit.

The African America standard in the U.S.that has been lowered so much by Obama, would have a chance to be raised...and this incessant whining by the entitlement crowd would come to an end. West and Cain would give them a swift kick and make them own up to their own responsibility for their own lives. It would do our country a great service to get over this dark period of racial tension and mounting, continual jealousy that the Dems have been creating among them for the past 30 years. I don't recall it being so bad, except during the race riots of the 60's and all the good that had come after seems to be going down the drain. Dem leaders, especially those in the Black Caucus have made their "brothers" unhappy, restless, lazy, and demanding of every special consideration because of something that most could have overcome...the slavery issue.

Instead of helping blacks reach their full potential and be proud participants in building a nation, the black politcians have reduced them to as much dependence as they had on the plantation. It is sickening how they are being used. West and Cain would reverse that tradition of the Democrat party, and by strong leadership and image, West and Cain would demonstrate how one can achieve much greater if one works, instead of whines.

26 posted on 08/31/2011 8:58:44 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: eCSMaster

Google “environmental justice”.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 9:00:47 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: markomalley

It’s about time!


28 posted on 08/31/2011 9:06:26 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: markomalley

He voted for Pigford/Pigazz Reparations along with them! Kindly undo that and the rest of the lefty voting you have done Mr West.


29 posted on 08/31/2011 9:10:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: markomalley

Allen West should never have joined the Black Congressional Caucus in the first place.

The Black Caucus is hopeless, they are a pack of bigots who merely show their ignorance, day in and day out.

When is Maxines ethics trial?


30 posted on 08/31/2011 9:19:41 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

Are you kidding?

Isn’t it obvious that White people are the second class citizens? After all, it is White people who work for a living, who pay the taxes, and you can get fired from your job for sticking up for other White people.

If blacks are second class citizens, what is Obama and Eric “My People” Holder doing in the White House? In 2008, black people listened to Ludacris and painted the White House “black.”

Now Obamamessiah is here. Black people ride at the front of the bus. I’m positive that White people ride at the back of the bus - if they ride public transportation at all now!


31 posted on 08/31/2011 9:45:27 AM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: markomalley

I respect West. Obama not so much


32 posted on 08/31/2011 10:18:09 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: markomalley
Is there a ‘white caucus’?
33 posted on 08/31/2011 11:01:45 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.
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