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West Hosts 1st Black Conservative Forum on the Hill – CSPAN Airs

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

CPAC11 Wrap-up and Extra Awards

    CPAC11 finished up on Saturday with some marvelous speakers and closed the conference with freshman Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West of Florida giving a very moving, firm message about true American Patriotism, and its importance in restoring America to the greatest, free nation on Earth.  Ann Coulter gave a wonderful speech that had us laughing  in our seats as she pointedly proved the hypocrisy of the Liberals time and time again. Ms. Coulter also shined some sunlight on the fact that Liberals are using the gay movement to solely bash Conservatives and Christianity and that, based on their beliefs of freedom to chose how they want to live their lives,  they are really a natural fit with Conservative ideology. Considering that certain major sponsors and deep-rooted conservative groups  boycotted this years CPAC, Mr. Keene is to be commended for holding it all together, and making it a wonderful Conservative conference that was also very educational for our youth. Well done Sir.

   CPAC11 drew an amazing record crowd of over 11,000 Conservative leaders and activists this year. As everyone expected, once again Libertarian Ron Paul won the CPAC/ Washington Times Presidential straw poll, with 30% of votes, followed by Mitt Romney at 23%, and surprise ! , former budget guru Gov. of New Mexico, (and Ron Paul-like Libertarian) Gary Johnson tied the absent Chris Christie at 6%. People came from across the nation to see of dozens of exhibitions, panel discussions, film and documentary premiers, and social events to engage other conservatives.  This was truly an uplifting experience for everyone attending and the millions more watching it on TV and the Internet. I would personally like to see them get the whole thing televised live, from start to finish next year, as some can’t see it on a computer. Maybe CSpan could drop the obscure book report shows and make room for CPAC 2012. Surely someone in this country will step up and let Americans see this wonderful, informative event.

                                             My CPAC 2011 Award Winners

Best Overall Speech:             1- Newt Gingrich   2 – Tim Pawlenty  3- Allen West

Most Patriotic speech          1- Allen West   2 – Donald Rumsfeld    3- Mitch Daniels

Most Presidential speech   1- Newt Gingrich   2- John Thune        3- Donald Trump

Funniest speech-                     1- Ann Coulter      2- Ann Coulter      3- Ann Coulter

Most Dysfunctional speech-  1- Ron Paul       2- Ron Paul                 3- Ron Paul

Most Inspirational Grassroots Patriots  –   Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann

CPAC Beauty Queen of 2011  –   Margaret Hoover

Most Disrespectful Group – Ron Paul Supporters

Missing in Action – Glenn Beck, Sen Jim DeMint, Speaker Boehner, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Gov. Christie, Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Jan Brewer, Sen. John McCain, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep Darrell Issa.

Top Emcee –  Steven Crowder

Exposing the Leftist Agenda Champions  –  Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter

Special Mention to Gov Haley Barbour for proposing the top solutions for repairing our economy.

   These are my personal choices. If you disagree or have some of your own personal awards you would like to see up here, contact me via Mirac777 @ twitter, or put them in the comment section and I will add them if you like.  This can include new nominees or new categories I may have missed. Thank you.