Congressman Alan West of Florida is a great man. He speaks his mind, is well versed on issues and, as an Army veteran, he knows how to lead. He is the kind of guy that Democrats should love because he also happens to be black. The problem he has, as far as Democrats are concerned, he is a conservative.
To the left, any black person who is conservative has betrayed his race and is an Uncle Tom.
West has neither betrayed his race nor is he an Uncle Tom. He is an example of how successful anyone can be if they follow conservative principles and do not allow the victim mentality to seep in. He demonstrates that a minority does not need to be dependent on government in order to succeed.
The left is supposed to care about all people but it has highjacked the black community by making them subservient to government so it gets a little upset when some black conservative actually demonstrates that one does not need the government to succeed. It makes the left angry when they see this because they are afraid that the cat will be out of the bag. They attack black conservatives in order to perpetuate the myth that the only good place for blacks is the left. They are so vile that they attacked Condi Rice with absolutely racist pictures and statements. How dare she be conservative?
The left has attacked West as well. He is man enough to take the words and, having heard him speak, I know is quite able to take care of himself. But some moron sent a letter to his office that had white powder in it. We don’t know the ideology of the person who did it but my money is on a liberal. The left is full of terrorists (see Obama’s buddy Bill Ayers).
West wonders if it is open season on principled, black conservatives. He had something else to say and the people who are attacking him better take notice:
Let me be very clear to all reading this missive, but mostly to liberals who subscribe to this behavior, be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against…I consider myself an easy-going fella who will always engage in intense intellectual exchange. However, if you choose this path of personal attacks, intimidation, and threats you will encounter a very different Congressman. The Blaze
I think folks would do well not to piss LTC West off because he will not take crap. He will not stand for these tactics and he will come at his attackers with guns blazing.
And I will have his back.
As for the left, they can keep their “principled” liberal blacks who help keep the black community in poverty.
Bennett [a gay man], 55, claims [Jesse] Jackson ridiculed him in front of other employees and required him to perform “humiliating tasks” like escorting women to Jackson’s various hotel rooms, cleaning up after alleged trysts and packing his clothing. It also includes an allegation that Jackson asked for oral sex, according to the claim. Jackson flatly denied each claim in his response. NBC Chicago
Is there any wonder the black community is in a mess? Guys like Jackson are supposed to be the leaders of the black community and his behavior is nothing more than that portrayed in the stereotypes.
This is the kind of person the left loves while attacking a principled man like Alan West.
If Alan West had the status Jackson has (leader of the black community and civil rights activist) the black community would be in much better shape. Jackson and the Democrats have led blacks down a very bad path and now many are dependent on government for their livelihood, just the way liberals want it (have to keep the voting base).
This is why they attack people like West. Can’t let it out that all things are possible when unencumbered by government dependence.
Never surrender, never submit.