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Allen West says Newt best suited to communicate conservatism to the black community
The Right Scoop, Fox News Video ^ | 01-24-12 | posted TheRightScoop

Posted on 01/24/2012 11:43:38 AM PST by Reagan69

Allen West, in discussing what the Republican Party needs to do to get black voters into the Republican party, was asked which presidential candidate has the conservative principles to help turn the tide of high unemployment in the black community, and he was quick to point out that despite those on the left accusing Newt of race-baiting, he believes that Newt is the one who is diagnosing the problem well and is trying to open a dialogue with the black community by offering to speak before the NAACP.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012elections; allenwest; blackvote; elections; fl2012; florida; gingrich; greta; newt; newt2012; votenewt; west
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VP for Pres. Gingrich? Me thinks so.
1 posted on 01/24/2012 11:43:51 AM PST by Reagan69
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To: Reagan69

Sounds good to me. Eight years as Veep, then eight years as POTUS.


2 posted on 01/24/2012 11:46:51 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Reagan69

Good for West.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 11:49:52 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Reagan69

VIDEO AT SOURCE.

http://www.therightscoop.com/allen-west-says-newt-best-suited-to-help-the-black-community/


4 posted on 01/24/2012 11:51:36 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

Gingrich/West. Allen said he would accept if asked. Good for taking over some Fl delegates.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 11:51:47 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Reagan69

I’d prefer West/Gingrich, but Gingrich/West ain’t a bad start, either.


6 posted on 01/24/2012 11:52:25 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: Reagan69

I think Gingrich/West would be a stunningly great ticket.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 11:55:35 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Reagan69

How fantastic would that be????!!!!


8 posted on 01/24/2012 11:56:48 AM PST by teenyelliott (Obama warned if he loses the election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance)
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To: Reagan69
West hosted the 1st Black Conservative Forum on the Hill. It aired on CSPAN last night. Star Parker moderated. It was heartening.

JC Watts of OK suggested holding Frederick Douglas up as a historical model for their cause.

9 posted on 01/24/2012 11:58:02 AM PST by wildehunt
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To: Gator113

This primary is really helping us separate the wheat from the chaff.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 11:58:19 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Maceman; onyx
I think Gingrich/West would be a stunningly great ticket.

I'd vote for that ticket. Or see West as Sec of Def.

11 posted on 01/24/2012 12:03:29 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Reagan69

Sing it loud.


12 posted on 01/24/2012 12:10:53 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Reagan69

Go West young man (and lady)


13 posted on 01/24/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Maceman

“I think Gingrich/West would be a stunningly great ticket.”

...They sure as hell wouldn’t pull any punches....


14 posted on 01/24/2012 12:11:28 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Reagan69

I have been favorable to such a ticket long before West would acknowledge freeing himself with support of his constituents from his obligation to the voters in Florida. As time has progressed West more and more has demonstrated what this Nation needs today as to intelligent leadership in military areas but also in Constitutional requirements. That Newt has indicated a liking for West which I believe others have not, the stage has been set for such a ticket. It would be a political earthquake.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 12:12:34 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Maceman

16 posted on 01/24/2012 12:13:02 PM PST by houeto
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To: Reagan69

Can we take that as an endorsement? Gingrich/West 2012 works for me.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 12:13:59 PM PST 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: Reagan69

I agree, the reason I support Newt, despite all of his flaws, is that he is the one candidate that can go into the Lion’s Den, and make his case eloquently.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 12:15:57 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: noinfringers2
That Newt has indicated a liking for West which I believe others have not, the stage has been set for such a ticket. It would be a political earthquake. With that ticket, it would be impossible to lose. Not only would it Newter the race card argument, but would draw some black voters to our side.
19 posted on 01/24/2012 12:16:15 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Reagan69

Gingrich/West!

Yep, I said that a few debates ago.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 12:18:57 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Reagan69

Well I am not sure about that. I suspect Newt will be seen by a large number of the masses as a fat, rich old white corporate shill, and many in the inner ciies, black or white, will see Newt as a a representative of the rich white a status quo.

There;s a reason we have that clique; if you want a job well done, do it yourself. West will need to be able explain his support for Conservative American values before Black and working class Americans forever. They will want to know why he voluntarily chose to serve in the US and genuinely supports the US Army; they want to know why he, as a Black American, supports a nation that enslaved and lynched and segregated his people for 300 years and traps them in poverty and incarcerates them at such high rates and wont apologize and give reparations. They dont understand and he has to make them understand. Which I have faith he can do.


21 posted on 01/24/2012 12:19:11 PM PST by emax
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To: Reagan69

Enough facts already. Isn’t it time we start hearing about Alan West’s sex life or at least that he had a lustful thought.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 12:22:16 PM PST by JIM O
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To: GBA

I like Alan West!!! He would make a good VP. Newt is the man!!!


23 posted on 01/24/2012 12:23:29 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Reagan69

Gingrich/West. Unbeatable!


24 posted on 01/24/2012 12:24:56 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: Cobra64
Not only would it Newter the race card argument, but would draw some black voters to our side.

Must quibble with an anecdote.

At a former workplace, the TV happened to be on when Herman Cain made an interview appearance. About a half dozen blacks were in the break room, and listened to Cain; they liked what they heard at first.

When it was revealed that Cain was not a Democrat, two of the blacks spat on the screen.

Blacks hate Uncle Toms.

25 posted on 01/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Reagan69

I love West and wish he would run HOWEVER, I am damned sick and tired of every minority group acting like they need some special treatment or attention.

Either get with the program of being a NON-Hyphenated American or go back to where you ancestors came from and see how wonderful your culture is.

Black this or Latino that or Hispanic blah blah blah, how about growing up and realizing main stream America is a hell of a lot better than all your inferior subcultures. We are better because we incorporate the best attributes of numerous cultures and tend to eliminate the bad attributes.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 12:36:20 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: GBA

Sounds good to me.


27 posted on 01/24/2012 12:47:03 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: emax
Well I am not sure about that. I suspect Newt will be seen by a large number of the masses as a fat, rich old white corporate shill, and many in the inner cities, black or white, will see Newt as a a representative of the rich white a status quo.

There;s a reason we have that clique; if you want a job well done, do it yourself. West will need to be able explain his support for Conservative American values before Black and working class Americans forever. They will want to know why he voluntarily chose to serve in the US and genuinely supports the US Army; they want to know why he, as a Black American, supports a nation that enslaved and lynched and segregated his people for 300 years and traps them in poverty and incarcerates them at such high rates and wont apologize and give reparations. They dont understand and he has to make them understand. Which I have faith he can do.

You should have stopped with the first paragraph. That pretty accurately expresses how a lot of African-Americans will view Newt, and not just them, either.

In paragraph 2, you really let your fantasy run away with you. I don't know the percentages, but only a few people actually think that way. A larger group pretends that they do, and most Blacks don't.

And why "working class"? Do you think when a decorated officer speaks before Black and/or working class Americans getting blamed for slavery and segregation is the common response? There may be a crank or two in the audience, but do you really think most listeners feel that way?

About West's comment: Newt is articulating a conservative message right now that the other candidates aren't. That's something he's right about. That's why Newt won the last primary.

Whether, of all the possible spokesmen for that message Newt's the one most likely to win over African-Americans is hard to believe. It's not because they "hate America," it's because to a lot of people, Black or White, Newt comes across as the old, rich, White guy who wants to keep kids off his lawn, more like McCain or Dole than different. Maybe it's not true or fair, but that's the perception in much of the country.

28 posted on 01/24/2012 12:48:21 PM PST by x
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To: Peter from Rutland

Although I can understand might be considering other VP’s, West sure would bring a lot to the ticket:

military vote
black vote
conservative/Tea party vote
youth vote
Florida vote
Newt supporter vote
People with brains vote
People sick of muslims vote


29 posted on 01/24/2012 12:51:19 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Wurlitzer

“I am damned sick and tired of every minority group acting like they need some special treatment or attention”

...and Newts answer to that group was vote for Obama.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 12:52:01 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: dfwgator

Right. And he might say some things that sound like he’s shooting from the hip, but it won’t be anything he hasn’t analyzed to the nth degree.


31 posted on 01/24/2012 12:57:17 PM PST by ichabod1 (Mr. Gingrich)
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To: Wurlitzer

Hopefully this is the type of message West imparts to them.

I for one, will not hold my breath waiting for them to understand or accept it. For many of them, it’s just ingrained in them from birth to live in a manner that expects the government to meet their needs.

The way our leaders need to go is stimulate the economy first, so there are jobs for them to go to — THEN try to convince them. Although it’s really been tried before and the message lost still on so many.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 12:58:02 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: wildehunt

Frederick Douglass
33 posted on 01/24/2012 1:03:08 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Reagan69

Not this election. If he picks a black running mate, whomever he picks will automatically be branded an Oreo Cookie. It’s a losing battle. Won’t even convince white liberals that he isn’t a racist. Nothing to see here. Move on.


34 posted on 01/24/2012 1:15:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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To: bgill

The Pro-Newt Sunami is moving faster than the establishment could ever hope to keep up with. I love it. Those slow moving piranhas at National Review, Weekly Standard, et al. have no idea what just hit them. Suddenly, their chipping away and nibbling at the edges has become completely ineffective.

They can no longer post things like “Against Gingrich” in big red letters for 24 hours and have one little piranha pundit after another nibble away to sway voter opinion. The so-called “conservative” pundits are becoming as unconvincing to conservative voters and they are to liberal voters. Their monopoly on political thought is being broken up.


35 posted on 01/24/2012 1:23:13 PM PST by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: onedoug
I just noticed something Frederick Douglass looks a lot like Frederick Sanford. It's uncanny!


36 posted on 01/24/2012 1:26:35 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Old Sarge
When it was revealed that Cain was not a Democrat, two of the blacks spat on the screen. Blacks hate Uncle Toms.

People with that attitude are unfit for self-government.

37 posted on 01/24/2012 1:27:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Reagan69; TitansAFC; FReepers; FRiends
GO NEWT!!!

GO WEST!!!

GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!!

38 posted on 01/24/2012 1:35:15 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Reagan69

Romney believes West’s endorsement is positively delightsome.


39 posted on 01/24/2012 1:41:57 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Reagan69; TitansAFC; FReepers; FRiends
GO NEWT!!!

GO WEST!!!

GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!!

40 posted on 01/24/2012 1:42:44 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: hoosiermama

Just as long as John Bolton is Secretary of State.


41 posted on 01/24/2012 2:07:32 PM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: GBA

Bing-damn-go! Though I tend to think 4 years as SOD then VP then POTUS!


42 posted on 01/24/2012 2:27:54 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: Reagan69

I’m already all in for Newt, but if he picks West as his running mate, the enthusiasm in the Tea Party for the ticket is gonna go through the freaking roof.

West just might pull a few percentage points in from black voters, as well. That might be all it takes for some of the more disillusioned (and better informed) in that community to make the leap.


43 posted on 01/24/2012 2:42:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: samanella

That would work....Sarah Sec of Energy?????

SOmeone the other day suggested SHeriff Joe for Head of Homeland Security.......Just about anyone from Arizona except MC would understand the problem


44 posted on 01/24/2012 2:46:56 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Windflier

If that’s the top of the ticket, will you run for office?


45 posted on 01/24/2012 2:49:38 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: x
...to a lot of people, Black or White, Newt comes across as the old, rich, White guy who wants to keep kids off his lawn, more like McCain or Dole than different. Maybe it's not true or fair, but that's the perception in much of the country.

You know, whenever I see a broad generality like that being stated as fact, my radar starts pinging.

More often than not, the person making such a sweeping statement is communicating their own personal bias, or is presenting what turns out to be the opinion of two or three people they know.

I think the South Carolina primary results, and the most recent national polling paint quite a different picture of the public's perception of Newt Gingrich.

46 posted on 01/24/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: samanella
Just as long as John Bolton is Secretary of State.

Bolton just endorsed Mittens...

47 posted on 01/24/2012 3:05:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: hoosiermama
If that’s the top of the ticket, will you run for office?

I'd have to think long and hard on that. Lots of personal and family issues would have to be reconciled before I'd do it.

Thanks for thinking of me, though :-)

48 posted on 01/24/2012 3:08:15 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
More often than not, the person making such a sweeping statement is communicating their own personal bias, or is presenting what turns out to be the opinion of two or three people they know.

Maybe, but read back over what I was responding to and see if that was any more accurate. The "old white guy" explanation comes closer to the mark than the "they hate America" one. But you can't assume that the results of the SC Republican primary indicate how independent voters in other states will react. If that were the case, McCain (and Dole) would have been elected President.

Part of what I said was based on people I know, part on how many people form their view of the world based on what television comedians tell them, and how those television comedians treated McCain and Dole. To think they'd treat Gingrich much better would just be dreaming. He won't be portrayed as an old duffer, though. There's going to be more edge to the jokes this time.

Part of what I said is based on what many (most?) of us thought about Gingrich when he first started running: that he was in it to promote his book and keep his speaker fees high, that he wasn't serious. If you've been convinced by him, fine, but it's not going to be easy for other people to overcome first impressions.

49 posted on 01/24/2012 3:20:39 PM PST by x
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To: Reagan69

Another plus to a Gingrich/West ticket is that West will keep Newt on the Conservative straight and narrow. I doubt he’d let Newt “reach across the aisle” too often. I like!


50 posted on 01/24/2012 3:22:27 PM PST by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012)
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