Posts Tagged ‘Allen West’
Saw this not long ago after an exchange between author David Limbaugh and some anonymous leftist;
Lib: “U are racist bc you wrote a book critical of Obama.” Me: I’d vote for Thomas Sowell or Alan West etc 4 pres.” Lib: “They’re not black”
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) April 28, 2012
Isn’t it funny that after years of arbitrarily sorting people by the color of their skin suddenly now they reject some of those same folk despite their skin color? If you don’t believe certain things are true, whether they are true or not, you’re kicked out of the “tribe”. Isn’t that what it really is? Tribal bullcrap? In the melting pot that is America?
Those same leftists can call out perceived “racism” simply based on the same ideological differences. Disagree with Obama, you are a racist. You don’t get to decide by the color of his skin or your own.
Lets take the subjects to the leftist’s obvious (to me) racism:
Allen West, a Republican retired Army Colonel, is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, a group of dark-toned (generally, and of African heritage) members of the US House of Representatives. They seem content that Allen West is “black enough” that he’s included. Are they “racist” also?
Thomas Sowell is an 81-year-old economist, former professor at UCLA, the Urban Institute, Brandeis University, and Cornell University. You want to talk about racism? He’s seen it. He grew up under the separatist policies of the 1930s through the 1960s. Colored bathrooms and drinking fountains. He’s seen more racism than most of the people calling him “Uncle Tom” have ever had nightmares of.
He knows racism when he sees it. He sees it on the left side of the aisle. The Democrat side. Sowell writes;
Black civil rights attorneys and activists who denounce whites for objecting to the bussing of kids from the ghetto into their neighborhood schools have not hesitated to send their own children to private schools, instead of subjecting them to this kind of “diversity” in the public schools.
As for whites, author Harry Stein says that many white liberals “give blacks a pass on behaviors and attitudes they would regard as unacceptable and even abhorrent in their own kind.” This, of course, is no favor to those particular blacks — especially those among young ghetto blacks whose counterproductive behavior puts them on a path that leads nowhere but to welfare, at best, and behind bars or death in gangland street warfare at worst.
Are we not all Americans here? Can we stop polluting discourse by constantly injecting skin color into everything?
The reason for the leftist’s attack against David Limbaugh is the book he recently wrote titled “Crimes Against Liberty: An Indictment of President Barack Obama.” -
As Americans, liberty is an inalienable right that is granted to us by God, protected by the Constitution, and upheld by our government. Yet, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to share that view. To him, liberty is a threat to the government’s power and something to be squashed by any means possible, as bestselling author David Limbaugh shows to devastating effect in his new book, Crimes Against Liberty. In Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh issues a damning indictment of President Barack Obama for encroaching upon and stripping us of our individual and sovereign rights. Laying out his case like he would a criminal complaint, Limbaugh presents the evidence—count-by-count—against Obama. From exploiting the financial crisis for political gain, to restricting our personal freedoms through invasive healthcare and “green” policies, to endangering America with his feckless diplomacy and reckless dismantlement of our national security systems, Limbaugh proves—beyond a reasonable doubt—that Obama is guilty of crimes against liberty.
The book has nothing to do with the color of anyone’s skin, it simply lays out the case that B. Hussein Obama is the wrong man to be President of the US, that’s it. That’s all.
- Video: Thomas Sowell on Obama’s radical mentor Derrick Bell (theblaze.com)
- Who Is ‘Racist’? – Thomas Sowell – Townhall Conservative Columnists (gds44.wordpress.com)
- Obama Doubling Down on His Leftist Radicalism – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1 (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- A Black Man’s Trojan Horse (stargazer12.wordpress.com)
- They Call These Accomplishments? – David Limbaugh – Townhall Conservative Columnists (gds44.wordpress.com)
Breitbart, I think, gave a speech every bit as good as the one Allen West gave earlier. Both men “get it”; the left in America is seriously out to destroy society as we know it and replace it with something that won’t work. Can’t ever work. Has never worked, and never will.
They use their Alinsky playbook to their advantage, and as Breitbart explains, we have their playbook and are turning it back against them – something the GOP and most major candidates don’t quite get yet.
Well, Breitbart here announces he’s going to finally do the job the media refuses to do; vet the candidate Obama all the way through his college days. He also tells the story of “the Super Bowl Party from hell” he attended with Tucker Carlson at Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn’s “humble” abode.
“Barack Obama is a radical,” he goes on, “we should not be afraid to say that.” I’ll agree wholeheartedly to that, but in doing so you have to be ready to back it up with facts, and many candidates aren’t fast enough on their feet to do so. Gingrich could do it, Romney, nope. And Santorum, sad to say, looks petulant when he gets riled. His staff could work on that, provided they’re not full of “yes men” who won’t tell him the truth.
Below, Breitbart shows how it’s done.
- Watch Andrew Breitbart’s Fiery CPAC Speech: I Have ‘College Days’ Obama Videos (mediaite.com)
- Andrew Breitbart On Dinner With Bill Ayers: He’s ‘A Sociopath’ But A Great Chef (mediaite.com)
- Breitbart tells CPAC: I have videos of Obama in college and they’ll come out during the election (hotair.com)
- Breitbart Has Dinner With Bill Ayers (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
Via the Right Scoop
Allen West, at a CBC event, was asked if he would encourage those in his party to support Obama as a role model for black children. In answering the question, Allen West gets to the core of the issue, that we need to reestablish the family so that black children can look to their fathers as role models and won’t have to look elsewhere.
Here’s the clip (via AIM):
West goes on to quote Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) who said (West’s quote) “You take the black father out of the black home and you start to reward young African-American women for having children out of wedlock.” [The Moynihan Report 1965]
Full quote (via Katie Pavlich);
“It’s great that we have President Barack Hussein Obama as the first black, African-American President of the United States of America, but I didn’t have to someone beyond my own dad,” West said. “When you look at the black family structure right now, less than 33 percent have mother and father in the home. Once upon a time in the black community you didn’t have to look at people outside your home for role models. We’ve have got to get that re-established so we don’t have to look up to Washington D.C. You can look at your dads.”
Off the top of his head, West said “…less than 33% [of black families] have both a mother and a father in the home.”
This was prompted by a question asked by a member of the audience along the lines of “Shouldn’t you advocate supporting Obama and using him as a role model for what education can do…” to make education a positive thing in our inner cities.
Even the moderator (who was identified by Katie Pavlich as Crystal Wright, a Townhall.com contributor and blogger at ConservativeBlackChick.com) said looking to the first black President could be an encouragement to young men, but wouldn’t that be even better if there were a father in the house?
- Rep. Allen West: “We Need Black Fathers, Not Washington D.C.” (allenwestrepublic.wordpress.com)
- Allen West’s – CBC Workshops on Blacks in Military, D.C. Statehood Attract Crowds (allenwestrepublic.wordpress.com)
- Rep. Allen West considers quitting CBC – Politico (news.google.com)
Obama in trying to slip in his own version of a Disclose Act via executive order (an order Rep. Darrell Issa said was “injecting Chicago Hardball Politics” into the procurement process), drew unwanted attention from Rep. Allen West today as he grilled administration official Douglass Gordon on a few particulars such as “…what has been broken in the procurement process…which leads to this executive order being proposed?”, and “do you support this?”, and failing to get any answers, “Why are you here?“
…when [West] grills Obama admin lackey Douglas Gordon on the executive order drafted to force companies that do business with the government to disclose their employees’ political contributions, he knows what he is talking about. The bureaucrat insists that contract officers would “never” actually use that information in weighing the awarding of contracts, but never justifies that assertion. West finally gets the bureaucrat to admit that he isn’t even in a position to assess the draft executive order, West cuts to the heart of the conversation: “Why are you here?”
Allen West, as a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel knows a bit about the procurement process, and this makes it fun when people like Gordon get sent in by Obama to try to B.S. him before congress.
Of course, everyone knows Obama and his people can absolutely be “trusted” not to let a contractor’s politics to enter into whether or not said contractor ever is awarded a contract. Right?
I love this guy
Apparently in addition to running for Congress in Florida’s 22nd District, LTC(R) Allen B. West also writes for a motorcycle rag in South Florida called Wheels on the Road. There’s a lot of good stuff there as I browse through their site, including the picture you see here. The magazine price is only $3 a shot, but you can download it for free (.pdf) also. There, hopefully I just paid for the use of the picture.
West wrote for the August issue (not yet available on .pdf) about “Liberal Racism” and the NAACP, a copy of which was provided to African-American Conservatives;
It never ceases to amaze me that as we get closer to our monthly submission of this regular missive that the topic becomes evident. I often use an ole saying from my parents, “sometimes you just have to thank God for stupid people”….and I do. The focus for this month without any doubt has to be the NAACP and its President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Let me make one thing very clear, my Mother, Elizabeth Thomas West, was a lifetime membership holder with the NAACP. Therefore growing up in our home I clearly understood the mission and vision for this organization. It was a mission and vision that enabled me to have the pride in myself and the heritage of my parents, grandparents, and extended family. It was a mission and vision that, to me, fostered a desire to excel beyond the standard and have a commitment to excellence regardless of skin color.
However, something has happened to that mission and vision, something horrific and inconsistent with the principles and values I recalled emanating from the “ole school” black community. Somewhere along the way victimization mentality has taken root in the black community resulting in astronomical unemployment rates, high incarceration rates, appalling murder rates, breakdown of the black family, and embarrassing teen pregnancy rates.