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Bloviating Zeppelin: Rep. Allen West threatens in letter to leave the Congressional Black Caucus over TEA Party bashing

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Rep. Allen West threatens in letter to leave the Congressional Black Caucus over TEA Party bashing


From The Daily Caller:

In response to recent comments made by Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson and California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters that denigrate the TEA Party movement, Florida Republican Rep. Allen West — a member of both the Congressional Black Caucus and the TEA Party Caucus — sent a letter to CBC Chairman Emanuel Cleaver Wednesday requesting that the body condemn such remarks.

“As Chairman of the CBC, I believe it is incumbent on you to both condemn these types of hate-filled comments, and to disassociate the Congressional Black Caucus from these types of remarks. Otherwise, I will have to seriously reconsider my membership within the organization,” West wrote. (OPINION: Andre Carson: Serial racebaiter)

The freshman congressman declared, “It is unconscionable when a fellow CBC Member, Congressman Andre Carson, comes to South Florida and claims that some in the TEA Party would love to see black Americans ‘hanging on a tree.’ It is appalling to hear another CBC colleague, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, say ‘The TEA Party can go straight to hell.’

Further:

West added that Carson’s comments, which caricature the TEA Party movement as a group of racists, are “baseless” and “desperate.” West reiterated that the movement is focused on fiscal responsibility and American Exceptionalism and wrote that the the CBC should be working to end the “Balkanization” of America. (RELATED: Rep. Allen West decides against campaign for Senate)
Finally, Representative Allen West stated:

As a member of the CBC, I look forward to working with you to help end this practice. All of us, especially Congressman Carson, Congresswoman Waters and others who have engaged in racially-motivated rhetoric, should follow the example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not the example of Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” West added, concluding that he hopes to work with the CBC to bridge divides.
Rep. Allen West states the obvious. He needs to seek higher office. Much higher.

As most of my readers already agree.

BZ

5 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

Talk is cheap, action speaks louder than words, and West talks, a lot... Some serious and definitive action is in order, and I agree, he needs to seek higher office, but he isn't doing it with a run at the White House, he may be looking at the U.S. Senate...

Sadly, I think Barack Hussein Obama has ruined ANY chance a Black person may have the POTUS for a long time to come...

Wed Aug 31, 05:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, I would, unfortunately, concur.

AW has a Perfect Storm opportunity.

Will he -- can he -- step UP?

Or has BHO ruined his chances?

I'm waiting.

But I still revel in the honesty that is Col Allen West.

BZ

Wed Aug 31, 05:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Well Allen West is someone I fully support. He's not perfect but he's heads and tails above most in DC at this time.. I think he needs to stay there and be a pain in the ass to the CBC. IF there were a CWC perhaps we could get away with some of the crap these racists in the CBC gets by with.

I think West knows that you don't go from the house to the White House. I think he's looking to 2016 or 2020 for a WH run. He's getting his feet wet testing the water and he's got a huge following nationally. He's going to be around a while and between him and Rubio we will see a Florida POTUS very soon.

Wed Aug 31, 05:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger tha malcontent said...

Its good to know that some one has some sense these days.

Thu Sep 01, 08:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Resigning would be a mistake. He needs to stay and be a burr in their saddle.

Thu Sep 01, 02:11:00 PM PDT  

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