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11/18/2012 More hinjinx in the Allen West recount; Is the Tea Party damaging the GOP? Should we let taxes be raised? Louis Fowler stops by to talk entertainment. Tune in tonight at 10pm ET/7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.
Earlier today, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Council in New York. Amonsgst other things, Obama addressed the “Innocence of Muslims” Youtube video, supposedly responsible for the recent anti-American uprisings in the Middle East. Obama stated “The future must not belong to those who slander the propher of Islam,”
Watch the comment in context below:
And Florida Congressman Allen West, never one to mince words, responded with outrage, stating his response to the uprisings would be in the form of an “Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle,”
Read the note, posted to his Facebook page, in its entirety below:
In his speech today to the United Nations, President Obama stated six times that the attacks across the Islamic world are attributed to a silly video. Furthermore, he refused to use the words terrorist attack in referring to what occurred in Benghazi Libya at our US Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. He continues to offer up apologies instead of defending our hard earned First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression. There is no message to this silly video trailer, and it is beneath the dignity and esteem of the Office of the President of the United States to mention it at all. When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. I shall not be tolerant of the intolerant. I know about the UN Resolution 1618 which would make any statement deemed by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) “offensive’ to Islam a crime…..NOT ON MY WATCH FELLAS!
My statement to the United Nations would have been, “The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence”
In, what must be, an effort to go lower than previous lows, a Democrat group has launched a video that uses animation to depict Allen West as a bully.
Showing the Congressman punching old ladies and stealing money from families, the Democrat ad dishonestly portrays him as hating women and families.
In September of 2011, Mr. Freeman accused the Tea Party of being racist, saying they were out to get Barack Obama because he’s black. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Mr. Freeman stated:
“Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. What’s, what does that, what underlines that? ‘Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, we’re going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.'”
Now, less than a year later, Mr. Freeman is arguing that Barack Obama is not America’s first black president because his mom was white.
“First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him … they just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America’s first black president hasn’t arisen yet. He’s not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.”
However, Mr. Freeman very well may be wrong on his newest claim, that Barack Obama is “America’s first mixed-race president.”
While none of these claims have been verified, according to Wikipedia, there are other possibilities for “America’s first mixed-race president”. Of those possibilities are:
- Thomas Jefferson- it is said that his mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, was of mixed-race ancestry.
- Andrew Jackson- it is claimed that his father was a “light-skinned slave.”
- Abraham Lincoln- it was claimed that hiss mother, Nancy Hanks, was of African descent.
- Warren G. Harding- was “accused” of having African ancestry by William Estabrook Chancellor, one of his “racist” political opponents
- Calvin Coolidge- it was claimed that his mother, Victoria Moor, was of a mixed-race family
- Dwight D. Eisenhower- it was said that his father was of mixed blood from Africa, and his mother was mulatto
The difference in these examples and Barack Obama is that it is proven that Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was white. However, we do not know with certainty that none of the above examples are true. Therefore, it cannot be said with certainty that Barack Obama is “America’s first mixed-race president.” We just do not know that to be an absolute fact.
What we do know as fact is that Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Morgan Freeman, Van Jones, Barack Obama, and all the other race-baiters are spitting on the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. every time they bring Barack Obama’s race into the argument. These are the people that continue to judge a man by the color of his skin, rather than the content of his character. Otherwise, Allen West, Herman Cain, or any other Conservative black man would be given the same respect they tout for Barack Obama.
Now that Morgan Freeman doesn’t accept the fact that Barack Obama is America’s first black president, we will have to try for someone like Allen West. Now there’s a candidate Conservatives can support with pride!
In what The Blaze is calling an “epic” ad, Allen West makes it clear he’s just getting started!
“That’s the American Way!”
Last week Allen West delivered a rousing and passionate speech about the Republic legacy of standing up for Black Americans throughout the history of our great nation. Why did we have to wait for Allen West to come on the scene to take up the mantle of the legacy of freedom and civil rights that rightfully belongs to the Republican party? Somehow, the true history of the struggle of Black Americans in this country has been raided and twisted by the Democrat party – the party of slavery, Dixiecrats, Jim Crow and entitlement entrapments. Republicans have sat by like sulking toddlers while their political opponents have reshaped the narrative with lies and deceptions. Bravo, Congressman West! Thank you for taking the time to tell the truth, celebrate our people, and remind us all about the truth of history during this Black History Month.
crossposted at kiradavis.net
As we go further into the primary season I find the Republican Party doing more each day to ensure that Barack Obama gets re-elected in November. The establishment Republican elitists drove Herman Cain out of the running with a smear campaign of innuendo and accusation without one shred of evidence that any of these women were telling any semblance of truth. Truth didn’t matter, evidence didn’t matter; even to Republicans. The point was to drive out any conservative opponent in the running.
Rick Perry, the John Edwards plastic hair of the race, left the Democrat Party when he saw the winds of change bringing a Republican ascendency during the Reagan/Bush ’41 years. Perry isn’t now and never has been a conservative. In-state tuition and a “path to citizenship (amnesty)” for illegal aliens are not conservative positions, despite what Perry might think.
Once Cain had been eliminated Romney and Gingrich turned on each other in a manner befitting true liberals, or “Republican moderates” as the establishment likes to say. Gingrich berates Romney for making money using capitalism as his method. How can he say he is a conservative when he spends day upon day berating someone using the very system conservatives espouse?
Romney’s chief operative in Florida is busy working with Democrats to re-district Allen West out of the House of Representatives; Romney has destroyed the health care system and the economy of Massachusetts with Romneycare, and believes in the individual mandate. Of course, he mitigates the Romneycare issue by saying it is okay for the state but not the federal government to force citizens into purchasing something they don’t want. Gingrich also believes, or says he does, that the individual mandate is acceptable, even preferable. How is either one of them going to run a general election on abolishing Obamacare with these records? Not much of a difference from Obama to me.
Neither Romney nor Gingrich will bring up the issues that matter to We the People. I wonder why not. Gingrich rails at Romney for being a part of Bain Capitol but mentions not one word about Barack Obama having a former Bain executive in his inner circle. Why is this off the radar screen for Gingrich when he makes such a big deal about Romney’s Bain connection? Any mention of the nearly $500,000 in back taxes owed by current White House staff members while Obama rails at the “rich” who “don’t pay their fair share of taxes”? Or how about Timothy Geithner, the king of tax cheats? Not a word from Romney or Gingrich on Geithner either.
Just last week a lawsuit was heard in Georgia, Gingrich’s home state, dealing with the eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as president due to his not being a “natural born citizen”, a strategy developed by Republican candidate John Albert Dummett Jr., of California. You haven’t heard of Dummett because the ruling elite, including their propaganda arm FOX News, won’t give him the time of day. Just another annoying conservative; keep moving folks, nothing to see here. A ruling is expected very soon and is expected to keep Obama off the Georgia ballot. I watched the hearing and it was an impressive array of evidence showing that Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject, making our current president ineligible to hold the seat. One of the most significant political stories since Richard Nixon resigned due to Watergate, yet not a word from the two Republican front runners about it. I wonder why.
I keep hearing that Republicans need someone who can oust Barack Obama in November. I don’t seem to ever hear them mention what We the people need, or want for that matter. I wrote a few months ago, when Romney and Perry were “our only hope”, that we need to be careful what we ask for. Replacing Barack Obama with a clone is not the answer to our nation’s problems but that is where we are headed with Romney and Gingrich.
It seems Republicans are running to lose once again. This happened in 2008 with John McCain at the helm. He had the best prospect for election in Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential candidate but his handlers told her to keep quiet about Obama’s connections to Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. Perceived weakness and a RINO candidate brought defeat and injected Barack Obama into office. I see today’s Republican Party playing the same losing game. They won’t touch Obama’s radical beginnings, the question of his eligibility, or his links to Wall Street money men.
Are the Republicans cowards or are they competing in this race to dissolve the United States of America into a Third World banana republic? I believe it is a combination of both. The party machine, elitist establishment is so afraid of being called “racist” or “extremist” that they refuse to take a stand on anything conservative. Even a dead fish can float downstream and today’s Republican Party is content to be a dead fish. Dead fish is what Romney and Gingrich offer us. Those of us who are willing to fight for freedom are a danger to their little dinghy capsizing in a tidal wave of conservatism and the establishment will do anything to prevent We the People from capsizing their boat. New World Order globalists own the Republican Party and conservatives are a danger to that ownership.
Right now the Republican Party sits back and criticizes Democrats but will not really jeopardize their seats in the back of the bus to stand with those of us who want true liberty to be restored in America. When the winds of change began to blow the way of conservatism during the Reagan years many Democrats wanted to jump on the bandwagon to continue their places of power in congress. Alan Specter is a classic example of this, as is Rick Perry.
Both, along with several others, changed over to the Republican Party and were welcomed with open arms by Gingrich and the Republican leaders in the Senate. I also remember them giving committee chairmanships to Democrats in the name of “civility” and “inclusiveness”. What happened? The Republican Party became almost as Marxist oriented as the Democrat Party. This compromising has led us to where we are now, a Republican Party dominated by “moderates” lacking either the courage or the desire to stand on conservative principles.
If voters compromise and “settle” for Romney or Gingrich our nation will lose our freedom, a freedom given by thousands who have died and suffered wounds in battle after battle against tyranny. If voters are willing to be dead fish and float downstream they will find a swamp of tyranny, despotism, and slavery at the end of that stream. It has happened many times in the past to other nations. France, Russia, Germany, Cuba, Venezuela, and many others have settled for the lesser of two evils only to find that evil is evil and the lesser of those evils sold them into slavery and despotism in the end.
As Neville Chamberlain found out in dealing with Adolph Hitler, appeasement and the compromise of values is always a losing proposition. People say that a third party candidate, or an out-of-the-establishment candidate like Dummett, cannot win so they won’t vote for one. The reason a third party or dark horse candidate can’t win is that too many people would rather take a chance on soft tyranny than stand up for total liberty; they would rather float downstream. We cannot preserve our freedom by floating downstream. Our founding fathers didn’t float downstream, the “Greatest Generation” didn’t float downstream and accept dictatorship from Hirohito and Hitler, and I won’t float downstream and accept dictatorship from Obama, Romney, or Gingrich. I will not accept tyranny from Democrats or Republicans.
I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
February 2, 2012
1/24/12…Tonight on the Dark Side we’ll discuss yesterday’s first forum for Black Conservatives, hosted on the Hill by Allen West, and I’ll tell you why I believe abortion threatens American freedom. Also, I talk to Mia Love, conservative candidate for Utah’s Congressional 4th District. And oh yeah, there’s some kind of State of the Union thingy tonight…. join us at 10 pm EST, 7pm Pacific for all this..Plus cookies!
Today Rep. Allen West held the Conservative Black Forum on Capitol Hill. Black leaders in conservative thought and ideology from around the country came together to participate in a round table discussion hosted by Star Parker. The long list of distinguished guest panelists included Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. J.C.Watts (R-OK), Rep Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Pastor and tea party activist C.L.Bryant. The discussion centered issues of concern in the Black community such as high unemployment, abortion and incarceration rates. “The conservative voice in the black community remains mostly unacknowledged by politicians and the public alike,” West said. “While the conservative black voice has always existed, it is more important than ever that it be recognized and encouraged. More than 95 percent of black voters voted Democrat in the last election. I am hoping this forum will begin to shed light on how we can change this status quo.”
Star Parker was an excellent moderator as she kept the panel on focus and directed questions with intelligence and respect. Emanuel Cleaver represented the Congressional Black Caucus and it was clear from the beginning he was not pleased to be there. He repeatedly stated that he didn’t understand why we (Black people/conservatives and Democrats) had to keep “fighting” and making things an issue of one side against the other. I wonder if he’s ever asked the Congressional Black Caucus that question? Maxine Waters called the tea party, who were represented in the forum, sons of bitches. Them sound like fightin’ words to me, Rep. Cleaver! Abortion has had a devastating and disproportionate effect on the Black community and Cleaver was asked several times to address the fact that over 300 million in taxpayer dollars go to fund Planned Parenthood every year despite the fact that law prohibits tax dollars from funding abortion. Cleaver stated he would not vote to defund Planned Parenthood. This conservative woman does not find that surprising, considering the fact that its people like Cleaver who derive their livelihood directly from the harm inflicted on the Black community. That may sound harsh, but hell…the entire situation in the Black community is harsh.
It is that harshness that West formed this forum to address and address it they did indeed. Not only was it an excellent platform for Black leaders in conservative thought to come together and exchange ideas, it was a fantastic opportunity for Americans from all walks of life to see Black conservatives in action and get a better idea of what concerns us as a specific community within the larger conservative movement. This was an excellent and much needed discussion. I hope West and his colleagues will continue to host such events on the Hill. Tonight, Congressman West will be on popular blogger and radio host Stacy Swimp’s show – Contagious Transformation – to discuss the forum and dispel some of the myths of Black conservatism. Dr. Alveda King will also be a guest. You can tune in here at 5pm EST to hear the Congressman and Dr. King.
crossposted at kiradavis.net
Rep. Allen West threw his hat into the ring for the Vice-Presidential post in the 2012 election saying “he would be honored to serve” if asked to be on the ticket by the nominee. At a Jupiter, Florida town hall meeting on Friday, in an appearance on a TV internet show hosted by Boca Raton public relations agent Barry Epstein, West departed from his usual answer to the VP question with this:
“I’ve always said that that’s something I’d have to pray about, I’d have to talk to my family about, make sure we make the right decision,” West began. “But if someone asks you to step up and serve your country, I’m not going to turn my back on my country.”
“I’m not going to say no, but I doubt that I’m on anyone’s list for consideration.”
West has continually been one person mentioned by many people as a good choice for the 2nd in command position but reiterated that he has not been approached by any contender for the presidential nomination.
The audience applaused when West said:
“If people come to me and ask me to continue to serve my country in a higher capacity, I’m not going to say no. It would be an incredible privilege and honor. I doubt that I’m on anybody’s list. Thank you for asking and if it came to fruition, yeah, I’d step up to the plate.”
West retired from the U S Army after an interrogation of a Taliban prisoner in which he fired a pistol near the head of the prisoner in order to obtain information about an ambush facing soldiers under his command. As a result of that interrogation the ambush was thwarted with the probability that Lives of American soldiers were saved.
Source: West Palm Beach Post
Early Wednesday morning Rep. Allen West was asked to comment on the latest Herman Cain scandal while being interviewed on the WMAL Morning Majority radio show. “Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what’s going on right now and we should move on,” Rep. West said. “That would be my advice to him.”
West’s comments immediately went viral and became the subject of ire for many conservatives who felt West had betrayed Cain and fallen prey to the liberal media’s game of Republican bashing. Several hours later West released this statement via his Facebook account:
“The media is trying to put me against Herman Cain. I guess its good for them to see two black men against each other. The facts are I am not telling Cain to step down. That is his decision and his only. What I said is the media focus on these incidents and “alleged affairs” are a distraction, and we as a country need to move on from this subject and get the focus on what the GOP contenders can seriously do for this country.”
With Republican and conservative voters already extremely sensitive about the primary race and the state of GOP unity in general, West and other politicians will be treading lightly in the coming weeks.
MRCTV interviewed some of the attendees at the 41st annual legislative conference of the Congressional Black Congress. Apparently, many of them have a very low opinion of blacks in the Conservative movement.
It was just seven months ago, at the memorial service for those killed in the Arizona shooting where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot, that President Obama called for the nation to commit to more civility in interacting among with each other. One of the greatest moments for the entire nation that evening was when he gave us the good news that “Gabby opened her eyes for the first time” that evening while he was visiting her.
It was a moment of hope during a national tragedy marked by accusations from the liberals that the Tea Party had caused this attack. Not long after his “emotionally charged” speech honoring the victims in the senseless shooting in Arizona, it was determined that the shooter had absolutely no ties to the Tea Party movement at all. In fact, he was not a politically involved person at all, but seemed instead to have a personal vendetta against Congresswoman Giffords that stemmed from an earlier meeting between them.
Seven months later, and thankfully, Congresswoman Giffords is making remarkable progress. She’s even made the historic return to Congress to cast her vote for the debt ceiling increase. Whether you agree with her vote or not, the mere fact that she was there and able to vote was truly cause for celebration.
With the celebrating over, a question must be asked. Does Congresswoman Giffords’ return to Congress signal the end of the president’s call to the nation for civility?
In looking at recent events it most certainly appears that the gloves have come off. Once again, the Tea Party is being accused of things that are completely false. Pulling their favorite tempter-tantrum tactic, liberals have pulled the ever-popular race card to go along with these accusations.
Here are a few examples:
- Maxine Waters says the Tea Party can “go straight to hell” Now, down here in these parts, them are fightin’ words if I ever heard ’em!
- Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson blames black unemployment on racism
- Indiana Democratic Senator Andre Carson accuses the Tea Party of being a lynch mob who wants to hang blacks from trees
- California Rep. Karen Bass blames the media for the terrorist comments made by Senator Carson
The next baseless accusation can be seen here where Nancy Pelosi babbles on and on incoherently about the rich not paying taxes because they want to be immortal, how Republicans hate kids and keep wages low so they can force people to pay bank fees.
In all actuality, this last example may not be a good one to use in the argument questioning whether or not the call for civility has ended. In this case, it should be senility that is called into question rather than civility. But that’s an entirely different argument altogether!
Not surprisingly, President Obama has been strangely quiet during this barrage of accusations from those in his own party. This is just another example of his empty words ringing so loud with hypocrisy. Maybe he should take lessons from a real leader : Florida Rep. Allen West, who calls it what it is!
First, we have Rep. Andre Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus calling the TEA Party a lynch mob and that they want nothing more than to see blacks hanging from trees.
Then, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) tries to gloss over the rhetoric and somehow blame the media for the terroristic language the Congressional Black Caucus is using and that Congressional Democrats have refused to rebuke. Finally, in the same video, Rep. West calls it for what it is.