Republicans often say that black Democrats are tied to the “Democrat plantation”. it is interesting that these same GOP surrogates are often crying about being called names by the left, but they find nothing wrong with this kind of characterization. Plantation politics is an important page in the GOP political playbook, and often the black conservatives are ever so willing to articulate this philosopy. Charles Blow of the New York Times wrote an excellent piece today on plantation politics read it and share your thoughts.
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Allen West is a conservative congressman from Florida. When he states his conservative beliefs as they pertain to debt or family values he sounds like someone we should listen to, but then he turns the corner called Crazy and you have to stop listening. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
WASHINGTON — “Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced this morning that former Birmingham congressman Artur Davis would be a member of his new Black Leadership Council. Davis, who represented Alabama’s 7th District for eight years as a Democrat, recently switched parties and endorsed Romney. The council “will help facilitate dialogue between Mitt Romney and respected leaders who provide unique expertise, experience and knowledge on a range of issues impacting black American communities,” according to the campaign announcement. “I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the black community,” Romney said in a prepared statement from the campaign. “They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for black Americans. Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed, and the opportunities they deserve.” The chairs of the national council are U.S. Reps. Tim Scott of South Carolina and Allen West of Florida, and Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. Davis is one of 18 other council members.”*
The question is will this group be able to bring more blacks into the Romney fold? Share your thoughts. *http://blog.al.com/sweethome/2012/09/artur_davis_named_to_mitt_romn.html
Allen West says if he were a liberal the NAACP would have a fit about this ad, but because he is a conservative they are silent…is he right?
Allen West has no use for the Black Caucus, NAACP or Al Sharpton so why is he whining about this ad? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Just back from the Big Easy, but I had to comment on the latest Allen West quote. This is what he said in reference to the President, “He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having the title of American. He’d rather you be his slave and be economically dependent upon him.” I can understand that West has a differnet political point of view, but does he actually think the president seeks to enslave hard working Americans? Share your thoughts.
Allen West exemplifies why there is no crossing of the aisle. I mean how could a GOP Congressman compromise with a Commie.
Yesterday Rep. Allen West said he grew up with his role model and that was his father. West was part of panel discussion sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus. As we look at the black family the sad reality is too many families do not have a father in the home. What happened to the black family? It has to be more than a dependency on the government? West used the term of “reward” in reference to black mothers having children out of wedlock is it really that simple or is it more? Tell me what you think.
So Allen West is the great Emancipator. As a matter of fact he compares himself to Harriet Tubman. He is truly a legend in his own mind, but in spite of his exaggerated sense of self does he have a point? Tell me what you think.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz responded to Allen West in a very measured businesslike manner. She has come off like a grown up and he has come off looking rather childish. She pretty much said if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. West always came off as disciplined, but lately he has been coming off the rails. He also recently said “I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.” So West is really trying to play to his base, and to do that he will say anything.