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KENTUCKYREDBONE
04-15-2011, 01:58 AM
West to critics: Beware whom you target
By Shane D'Aprile - 04/13/11 10:30 AM ET

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) used an email to constituents to respond to a threat against his Florida office last week and to warn critics to "be careful of whom you are choosing to employ these tactics against."


Last week, West's Florida office received an envelope containing white powder and a letter with derogatory remarks directed at the congressman. A hazmat team later determined the powder wasn't harmful.



"This incident, is just another in several incidents that have occurred over the last couple of years and, have put me in quite a bad mood," West wrote in an email sent to constituents Tuesday.


He offered the example of a "liberal blogger publicly stating that he wanted to 'skin me alive,' " and a protest outside his office led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) "castigating me as a 'misogynist.' "


"I find it interesting that in all of these instances, the media simply dismissed the incidents," West said. "One might wonder — is it open season on a principled black conservative?"


West, a retired Army colonel, has become a national figure among Tea Party activists since defeating Democrat Ron Klein last November. The Florida Republican will be a top target of national Democrats seeking to regain the majority in the House in 2012.


"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," wrote West. "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 (LTC. Ret) Allen B. West."


Source:
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/155745-rep-allen-west-warns-critics-on-intimidation-and-personal-attacks

Crisco
04-15-2011, 02:42 AM
I like West. If he makes the right moves might be a legit threat to B-Ho

The right likes him and he's black might be able to steal some of the liberal swing vote with that

flo
04-15-2011, 03:26 AM
I like him a lot too. He stood up for his troops in Iraq, we sent him $25 for his defense at the time.

I believe he says what he means. These are the people we need to represent us.

B-Ho

*snickering*

Rev
04-15-2011, 03:31 AM
I like him. Let him run foe pres. in 2012.

NateR
04-15-2011, 08:17 AM
It looks like Liberalism is the new terrorism in America.

Of course this kind of thing is nothing new. Hippies were using terrorist tactics (staging riots, bombing buildings, and even declaring war on the US government) as far back as the early 1970s.

Tyburn
04-15-2011, 12:27 PM
:w00t: I think you might just have found a Republican Candidate for President :w00t:

BamaGrits84
04-15-2011, 05:07 PM
I have family in Florida who really like him. I don't know much about him myself.

I think it is so crazy how black voters only pull for black democrats. I once made a comment in a political science class that lead to me being grouped as a racist conservative which was completely idiotic. So I explained my support of Condoleezza Rice and one girl had the never to say "We don't claim her." So I responded "Really? Why? Because she doesn't think being black means you are owed something?" Even my conservative, retired coronel, professor looked like he was ready to hide under a desk but she couldn't find 1 word to say back. It makes me sick! Black leader who are able to add value not only to their black community but to society as a whole get treated like dirt.

flo
04-15-2011, 06:48 PM
You're right, Belafonte called Colin Powell a "house slave" and Dr. C. Rice has been denigrated in the most despicable ways. Al & Jesse didn't make a peep when these political cartoons were published:

In one Pat Oliphant cartoon carried by the Post, Rice is drawn as a parrot with thick protruding lips and buck teeth, echoing her boss in subservient tones.

In a Jeff Danziger cartoon, Rice is shown as "Gone With The Wind" star Butterfly McQueen, nursing aluminum tubes instead of a baby as she says in an Amos n' Andy accent: "I Knows All About Aluminum Tubes."

Danizger is syndicated by the New York Times.

A third cartoon from a Gary Trudeau "Doonesbury" strip has President Bush admonishing Dr. Rice with the words, "Careful, Brown Sugar."


Look what happened when Bill Cosby dared to speak out about absent black fathers and life-long welfare mothers?

That's why I'm so glad to see promising black political candidates like Allen West & Tim Scott winning elections.

KENTUCKYREDBONE
04-16-2011, 01:17 AM
From what I know of them I like both Allen West and Herman Cain! The fact that the far left hates them adds to thier credibility in my mind!

Play The Man
04-16-2011, 02:53 AM
You're right, Belafonte called Colin Powell a "house slave" and Dr. C. Rice has been denigrated in the most despicable ways. Al & Jesse didn't make a peep when these political cartoons were published:

According to recent newspaper reports, Jesse was busy doing other things.

http://www.examiner.com/infidelity-in-washington-dc/rev-jesse-jackson-accused-of-guy-harassment-and-sexual-misconduct

Reports are surfacing that a former employee of Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. at the Rainbow Push Coalition has allegedly filed a wrongful termination and discrimination complaint against Rev. Jackson. Tommy R. Bennett, regularly heard on the Tom Joyner Morning show and a member of the Barack Obama LGBT Leaders Council, alleged that Rev Jackson’s propositioned the openly gay Bennett, for sexual favors.

Jackson has denied the allegations in a legal response back in July of 2010, but resurfaced when the Windy City Media Group published a short story featuring Mr. Bennett.

The 55 year old Bennett says Jackson ridiculed him in front of employees and made him perform humiliating tasks. Bennett also claims that Jackson required him to escort women to his various hotel rooms and making him clean up after alleged trysts. Mr. Bennett also told Windy City Media Group that Jackson asked for sexual favors from him.

Rev. Jesse Jackson has denied each claim by saying, "The Rainbow PUSH Coalition unequivocally deny Tommy Bennett’s false claims of harassment, retaliation and discrimination," the organization said in a statement released late Thursday, adding that it is "fully cooperating with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and expect to be fully exonerated."

Neezar
04-16-2011, 03:43 AM
According to recent newspaper reports, Jesse was busy doing other things.

http://www.examiner.com/infidelity-in-washington-dc/rev-jesse-jackson-accused-of-guy-harassment-and-sexual-misconduct



:huh:



I don't know if I believe it but very interesting indeed.

flo
04-16-2011, 04:54 AM
Hmmm, hopefully more will be revealed about that story, PTM.

I would not be a bit surprised if it's true. Jesse Jackson is nothing but a shake-down artist. Remember, he himself was having an affair while he was "couseling" Bill Clinton after the Lewinsky scandal became public knowledge.

Plus, he looks like a frog.

:laugh: