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Politico: Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC (Black Caucus)
Politico ^ | 8-31-11 | REID J. EPSTEIN

Posted on 08/31/2011 10:02:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf

The lone Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday he’s thinking of quitting the group over fellow members’ comments trashing the tea party.

“I think that we heard the president talk about some of this over-the-top rhetoric and we should move away from that,” Florida Rep. Allen West said on “Fox & Friends.”

“When you start using words such as lynching, I was born and raised in Georgia and my folks were from southern Georgia, born in the ’20s and ’30s, that’s a very reprehensible word and we should move away from using that type of language. And I have to tell you, one of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”

West’s comments come after Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) told a CBC gathering in Miami that “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me … hanging on a tree.” Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told Los Angeles constituents that “as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrecarson; carson; caucus; cbc; congress; racism; west
Would be a good move for him, I think. Being associated with these race-baiting, poverty-pimp racists has got to be grating on him.
1 posted on 08/31/2011 10:02:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Rep. West is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

I had hoped the reason he joined the CBC was to try to influence and/or keep tabs on them.

He represents all citizens of all races and to join a club which excludes membership on the basis of race is, well, racist.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 10:08:19 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: tcrlaf

I agree. And it would make it impossible for the Congressional Black Racist Caucus to call itself “bipartisan.” He should condemn them and then resign from the group.


3 posted on 08/31/2011 10:08:51 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West.)
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To: tcrlaf

That would be a good move and a wise decision.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 10:08:53 AM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: tcrlaf

And what has the great communicator who promised to “Bring the country together” said or done in response to the CBC’s slander? Nothing, as usual.

Heck, owebama probably gave the order to take their show on the road, specifically to attack the tea party.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 10:09:31 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

NO! Rep. West - please stay in the CBC and be a continuous thorn in their side!


6 posted on 08/31/2011 10:09:34 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: tcrlaf

Not a bad idea. It would give West an opportunity to point out that the CBC is an explicitly racist organization, and to call for its disbanding.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 10:10:09 AM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: tcrlaf

He won’t quit.

He’s just wanting to ‘appear’ to be distancing himself...


8 posted on 08/31/2011 10:13:20 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: tcrlaf

I think he should stay and and use his presence there to expose every member for the lying, racists that they obviously are.


9 posted on 08/31/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by South40 (Perry: There is a path to citizenship for ILLEGAL ALIENS who have served THEIR country)
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To: tcrlaf

They were just as vile before he joined.

what changed?


10 posted on 08/31/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: tcrlaf

A guy like Allen West is never going to get any kind of satisfaction from black legislators. They have been brainwashed into despising and attacking any black who has the temerity to adhere to conservative values. I do not think we will see it change anytime soon.


11 posted on 08/31/2011 10:21:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tcrlaf

It is pretty bad when he joined to keep thy enemy closer and now he can’t tolerate them.I wish he would run for the Presidency.


12 posted on 08/31/2011 10:22:43 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: tcrlaf

Is there truly a need for a CBC? I don’t see institutional racism, I see many successful black people, I see opportunities available for all... and it makes me glad.

Don’t know much about Allen West, but from what I gather about the racist/race bating CBC... he’s way better without them.


13 posted on 08/31/2011 10:27:20 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Freddd
I'm not sure what you're saying/implying.

I do think that Congressman West's response was too gentile. I was disappointed.

14 posted on 08/31/2011 10:27:25 AM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: All
Let them know what you think about Andre Carson's comments.

Congressional Switchboard: (202) 224- 3121

http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/

15 posted on 08/31/2011 10:32:51 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Boehner should take Nancy's advice: "Just say no.")
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To: krunkygirl
I do think that Congressman West's response was too gentile.

Complex cultural statement, or a typo?

16 posted on 08/31/2011 10:33:26 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: tcrlaf

He should have never joined the racist group in the first place.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 10:47:58 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: agere_contra

definitely a typo-—I even recognised that it “seemed” wrong and spell checked it and even that didn’t save me...I won’t ever pretend to be capable of any complex cultural statements **weak smile**

thanks for catching my error


18 posted on 08/31/2011 10:54:52 AM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Made In The USA

I do too! My boss is black — she’s a highly intelligent woman in charge of 3 units in a very large hospital ...several of the nurses I work with are AA — I don’t really “see” color when I work ...we’re all there together. The university I attend looks to have about 50% AA in attendance ...I mean, I don’t go around counting.

Many in the military ...many everywhere. WHY do we need a “special” caucus just for blacks?

I think the black caucus needs the black caucus, and that’s about it.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 10:58:01 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: PGR88

I agree. Remember the scandal with the CBC scholarship fund..when they were going to family and friends? The CBC books are supposedly open to EVERY CBC member...I wanted West to audit them...


20 posted on 08/31/2011 11:12:26 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: tcrlaf

It was mainly DEMOCRATS who lynched them anyway. Gore’s Pappy voted against them, too, on the Civil Rights amendment.


21 posted on 08/31/2011 11:16:55 AM PDT by Twinkie (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA !!!)
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To: tcrlaf
Actually, I want to see a pasty white congressman demand to join the CBC.

Force them to prove that he ISN'T black, and explaine why he isn't acceptable for their club.

Force them to provide an acceptable blackness pallet.

Sue them for discrimination.

22 posted on 08/31/2011 11:42:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: tcrlaf

would not want my good name associated with that crowd either


23 posted on 08/31/2011 11:42:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: tcrlaf
...reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because I don’t think that they’re moving towards the right manner in which we’re going to solve the problems not just in the black community but all across the United States of America.”

As a follow up to that, Col. West should go all Cosby on them, pointing out that MOST problems of the black community are self-created.

24 posted on 08/31/2011 1:17:20 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: tcrlaf

West calling the Tea Party “skitzoid” when they won’t eat a Rino crap sandwich is far superior to the CBC using the no no word “lynching” when slandering the Tea Party.

West joined a black racist, segregated congressional group that should not even exist in this post segregation era, and he is shocked when they slander whitey like lunitic racists.

He’s a dope.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 2:52:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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