Skip to comments.Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus
Posted on 08/07/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus By Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News 1 hr 13 mins ago
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group's only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, "every member" of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week.
West provided the now-controversial chicken sandwiches about six months ago, but Hastings' recollection of the delivery carries fresh potency in light of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's open support for a "biblical definition" of marriage.
Gay rights activists were incensed by Cathy's statements and staged a boycott of the chicken chain. Although the caucus' Chick-fil-A delivery took place before the recent hullabaloo, Hastings said, he saw it as an "in your face" way for West to make a statement in support of the company's conservative views, which the primarily Democratic group does not share.
"He did it deliberately," Hastings told the Huffington Post Monday. "Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."
West spokeswoman Angela Melvin said his choice of Chick-fil-A "had nothing to do" with the company's values or stance on marriage.
"He loves Chick-fil-A," Melvin told ABC News. "Catered the event on something that was affordable and what average Americans eat. The fact that Mr. Hastings would turn this into anything else is laughable and desperate."
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Like muslims....always offended by something....... or anything for that matter
“Melvin said West spent about $600 on the Chick-fil-A meal and that there was “not a plate left” by the end of the meeting.”
We need more like Mr. West.
But I bet they ate it...............
Black Caucus member: I’m offended. Pass the honey mustard sauce, please..........
I am offended that they were offended.
They were deeply aggrieved, but hey. . . no need to let good chicken sandwiches go to waste.
“Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended.”
Hope Allen told them:
“You should learn to be more tolerant!”
"Every member" was offended?
West himself was offended?
You're telling me that West was offended because he himself bought Chick Fil A?
Sounds like you don't really count West as one of your club...
I love Allen West.
Great choice, Mr. West! I do believe he is thumbing his nose at the Black Caucus. I love his tactics.
Aw, that's really too bad. My heart pumps blood for you bunch of Donkey Marxists. Now, deal with it and STFU.
If Rep. Alan West brought the Chick-fil-A, then it’s a reasonable conjecture he was not offended by it, and, since he’s a member of the CBC, then it’s not possible that “every” member was offended.
More likely, only Professional Offendee Alcee Hastings was offended.
Then why do their constituents vote overwhelmingly against homosexual marriage every time they get a chance (i.e., Proposition 8) and say they’re against it in every poll? Why do black religious denominations rail against same-sex marriage? Doesn’t sound like these Democrats be representin’!!
So West provided the chicken before the controversy about gay marriage, and this idiot (impeached judge) Hastings remembers they were all offended anyway.
Was Miss Cleo there too, so they could tell the future?
Alcee Hastings is a real piece of work. He is a former Federal Judge who was impeached and convicted for taking bribes to throw cases. Then he ran for the House and the stupid people ( black Democrats) in his Florida district elected and reelected him several times since.
IT WAS 6 MONTHS AGO!
They just happen to be offended now.
They were offended that it wasn’t steak or some chi-chi cuisine from a TV chef.
Actually it was only the a-hole members who were offended ;-)
Is anyone surprised? They're part of the 97% or 98% of blacks who will once again vote for Obama.
Detroit, Michigan should be an example to them of what democrats have done for them through the years, but nooooooo, crime, poverty and squalid living are democrat achievements for the Pelosi touted unemployment and living on government money.
With regard to the lunch menu - they’re obviously not pro-choice.
(Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have lunched on their fair share of fried chicken, but when the group’s only Republican member, Rep. Allen West of Florida, brought Chick-fil-A for his turn to provide lunch, “every member” of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week.)
OFFENDED? Then you should resign immediately as you are obviously children and lack the maturity to hold public office. Not to mention that anyone offended by people standing up for morality and free speech should not be allowed to hold public office.
Allen West: Military service
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 19822004, 22 years
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Commands: 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars: Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards: Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Rep. West is solid in his beliefs, is not afraid to let people know it, nor does he apologize. So his opponents are defenseless against him.
Thank God we have him.
I am now convinced - Democrat members of the CBC are mentally disadvantaged.
“every member” of the group was offended, caucus member Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., told the Huffington Post this week.
One would think that it would take more then this to offend a former judge that was impeached as was Hastings...
Yes, always looking for something to be offended about. If the White House had sent it over though, the comments would be about how forgiving the president is of someone with a viewpoint different from their own.
"Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."Did they call a waaaaaaaaaambulance?
“People here whined and bitched about Allen West being a member of the CBC.... THIS IS WHY HE IS A MEMBER!”
The name denotes a racist organization.
The democrats generate a lot of votes by dividing the country into to as many little special interests as opposed to appealing to Americans to do what is right for ALL Americans.
That’s a for sure WINNING TICKET right there....hands down, IMO.
An exceptional man who does not wrap himself the color of his skin but wears it proudly as he did his country’s uniform and colors.
I’m genuinely offended that there’s groups of people who are members of my government who shut out people of a different color. Lousy stinking racist scum!
They just happen to be offended now.
How many of them ate the food?
They were offended before they knew they were offended.
Someone recently said that mentioning Blacks and fried chicken in the same paragraph was a racist statement. Same for watermelon.
If someone mentions Fried Chicken/Watermelon and Honky/White Boy does that constitute a racist statement, or is it high praises for cultural “Diversity”?
Inquiring minds want to know?
hee hee hee They protest too much, obviously liked the meal.
BINGO! You go to the head of the class.
According to my lip reading skills, I think the woman on the extreme right, second row is saying, “I knew he’d win, I knew he’d win, I knew he’d win, etc.” She looks like Elizabeth Montgomery, but that may have been an event before her time.
Nice presentation......appreciate it.
It's retroactive offense.
It is covered under the Congressional Black Caucus' grandfather clause. It allows them to be selectively offended by things that they didn't realize were offensive.
It also allows them to be offended by anyone who uses or used the terms "Black" or "Negro" without acknowledging the irony of the titles, "Congressional Black Caucus" and "United Negro College Fund"
Sun Tzu: “Know your enemy as you know yourself and you may win one hundred battles.”
I didn’t know Col. West was a ‘Red Leg’ (Cannon cocker).
BOWLING balls!!!! Please, God, please convince this great American to run for President in 2016, regardless of who wins this year.