Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Congressman West Reaction to Congressional Black Caucus Statements




The following email was received earlier this afternoon from Congressman and CBC member, Allen West.  This is definitely worth sharing.

“(WASHINGTON) ---- Congressman Allen West (FL-22)  sent this letter today to Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver, regarding recent comments about the Tea Party made by members of the CBC.

Excerpts from the letter:

‘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.'

‘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.’

‘Congressman Carson's desire to generally criticize a large grassroots group as racist is baseless and desperate. When individuals believe they are defeated in a political disagreement, they normally resort to race-baiting, which in my opinion is in itself racist.’

‘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.’

The entire letter to Chairman Cleaver is attached." (below)


Brace yourself America, there is bound to be fireworks.  As we all know, the Congressional Black Caucus is intentionally declaring war on the Tea Party to divert attention away from the fact that they are nothing more than a bunch of Communist thugs who have failed their constituency.


By declaring war on the Tea Party, the CBC has declared war on Congressman West.


I stand by Congressman Allen West.


Letter from Allen West to Congressional Black Caucus 08312011 (pdf)


Well done, Congressman West, well done.

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