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Rep. Allen West's Chick-fil-A Treat Gnaws at Black Caucus
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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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KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012; allenwest; blackcaucus; cbc; chickfila; congress; democrats; homosexualagenda; thevapors
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1 posted on 08/07/2012 2:41:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 08/07/2012 2:43:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Like muslims....always offended by something....... or anything for that matter


3 posted on 08/07/2012 2:47:14 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL.

“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.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Sub-Driver
"He did it deliberately," Hastings told the Huffington Post Monday. "Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."

But I bet they ate it...............

5 posted on 08/07/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Enten

Black Caucus member: I’m offended. Pass the honey mustard sauce, please..........


6 posted on 08/07/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: musicman

I am offended that they were offended.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 2:49:15 PM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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They were deeply aggrieved, but hey. . . no need to let good chicken sandwiches go to waste.

8 posted on 08/07/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended.”

Hope Allen told them:

“Offended?!”
“You should learn to be more tolerant!”


9 posted on 08/07/2012 2:52:27 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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,

"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...

10 posted on 08/07/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love Allen West.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 2:52:54 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Sub-Driver

Great choice, Mr. West! I do believe he is thumbing his nose at the Black Caucus. I love his tactics.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, gee, did the Congressional Black Caucus (Donkey) members get their collective panties in a wad over Rep. Allen West (R-FL) buying eats for them at Chick-fil-A? I thought these freeloaders loved everything as long as it was free?

Aw, that's really too bad. My heart pumps blood for you bunch of Donkey Marxists. Now, deal with it and STFU.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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’!!


15 posted on 08/07/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

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?


16 posted on 08/07/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good grief. Talk about scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

IT WAS 6 MONTHS AGO!

They just happen to be offended now.

18 posted on 08/07/2012 2:57:09 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: Socon-Econ

They were offended that it wasn’t steak or some chi-chi cuisine from a TV chef.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually it was only the a-hole members who were offended ;-)


20 posted on 08/07/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"every member" of the group was 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.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 2:57:59 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Sub-Driver

With regard to the lunch menu - they’re obviously not pro-choice.


22 posted on 08/07/2012 2:59:10 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Sub-Driver

(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.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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”If it's about the lives of my men and their safety,
I'd go through hell with a gasoline can.”

~Allen West

From Wikipedia:
Allen West: Military service
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1982–2004, 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




24 posted on 08/07/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sub-Driver
People here whined and bitched about Allen West being a member of the CBC.... THIS IS WHY HE IS A MEMBER!


25 posted on 08/07/2012 3:01:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 3:02:25 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

27 posted on 08/07/2012 3:03:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver
They can't wait until it West's turn to buy lunch again. They hope he insults them again with Chicken-Fil-A.
28 posted on 08/07/2012 3:03:41 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am now convinced - Democrat members of the CBC are mentally disadvantaged.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

“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...


30 posted on 08/07/2012 3:08:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Sub-Driver
"He did it deliberately," Hastings told the Huffington Post Monday. "Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."


31 posted on 08/07/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Enten

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.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 3:11:03 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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My Vast respect for Allen West just went up another peg or thousand....

I knew it was a good idea to save this chart Motoko's Smile Pictures, Images and Photos It is nice to know somethings can be recycled.

33 posted on 08/07/2012 3:11:06 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver
"Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended."
Did they call a waaaaaaaaaambulance?
34 posted on 08/07/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Realman30
He should have chick-fil-a catered and have the containers stripped of the chik-fil-a logo THEN at the end of the meeting reveal they all ate Chik-fil-a, Mwahahaahah!!!


35 posted on 08/07/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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“People here whined and bitched about Allen West being a member of the CBC.... THIS IS WHY HE IS A MEMBER!”


While I love the man and would like him to be the VP this year, I cannot get on board with ANY American joining the CBC, Hispanic this or that, SSAD this or that, White this or that, Black this or that, NAACP...

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.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 3:15:09 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: trisham

That’s a for sure WINNING TICKET right there....hands down, IMO.


37 posted on 08/07/2012 3:15:44 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Jedidah

ME TOO!

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.


38 posted on 08/07/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


39 posted on 08/07/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Amntn
IT WAS 6 MONTHS AGO!

They just happen to be offended now.

How many of them ate the food?

40 posted on 08/07/2012 3:19:15 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Lucky9teen

They were offended before they knew they were offended.


41 posted on 08/07/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?

/sarc


42 posted on 08/07/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver
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.

hee hee hee They protest too much, obviously liked the meal.

43 posted on 08/07/2012 3:20:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: GraceG

BINGO! You go to the head of the class.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: Lucky9teen

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.


45 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: trisham

Nice presentation......appreciate it.


46 posted on 08/07/2012 3:23:00 PM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!)
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To: Amntn
IT WAS 6 MONTHS AGO!

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"

47 posted on 08/07/2012 3:24:37 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

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).

Cool!


48 posted on 08/07/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Sub-Driver

BOWLING balls!!!! Please, God, please convince this great American to run for President in 2016, regardless of who wins this year.


49 posted on 08/07/2012 3:25:49 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: BilLies

:)


50 posted on 08/07/2012 3:27:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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