So I’m hearing that Rep. Allen West is a lirttle pissed off, and is considering leaving the Congressional Black Caucus. Apparently he’s a tad bit disgusted by the CBC’s race-baiting tactics and attacks on the Tea Party. West as you know is a Republican, and a Florida Tea Party darling. If you ask me, his defense of the Tea Party and his touting of the CBC as race-baiters is just oh so Coontastic! For this he gets the Slave catcher of the week award.

U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida says he may quit the Congressional Black Caucus for tolerating what he described as race-baiting attacks on the Tea Party, reports Politics365.com.

West, in a letter to the chair of caucus, took strong issue with words by U.S. Rep. André Carson, who holds the position of caucus whip.

“It is unconscionable when a fellow CBC Member, Congressman Andre Carson, comes to South Florida and claims that some in the Tea Party would love to see black Americans ‘hanging on a tree,” West, the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote in a letter to the caucus chair, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri.

“Congressman Carson’s desire to generally criticize a large grassroots group as racist is baseless and desperate,” West said. “When individuals believe they are defeated in a political disagreement, they normally resort to race-baiting, which in my opinion is in itself racist.”

In his letter, West also expressed displeasure with remarks by another caucus member. “It is appalling to hear another CBC colleague, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, say ‘The Tea Party can go straight to hell.” Waters, D-California, made that fiery comment August 20 at a forum in Inglewood, near Los Angeles.

At a Congressional Black Caucus town hall discussion in Miami, Carson, D-Indiana, told attendees that the Tea Party was working against African Americans. “This is the effort that we’re seeing of Jim Crow,” said Carson. “Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now of this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me hanging on a tree.”

A video of Carson’s remarks is generating hits on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze.com, and Sean Hannity’s, the FOX News celebrity, has given it a lot of attention on his radio show.

West, in a Thursday interview with Steve Doocy of “Fox & Friends,” defended the Tea Party, with which he has aligned himself in Congress.

“The Tea Party really stands for some basic, core constitutional principles, and that means efficient, constitutionally mandated government, fiscally responsible government, national security and our free market and free enterprise,” West told the Fox host. “I can’t see why anyone would not agree with that and not want to align themselves with those principles.” (source)

Wow, so the Black kettle of the Tea Party is calling the CBC and Rep. Carson racist? Oh well, experienced professional racism chasers like myself are used to this. I’m not sue if you might be; but, have you ever noticed that often the ones who point out racism, or challenge racist rhetoric are always met with the claim of being racist, by, well, racists? Yeah, it’s funny how that works out.

Yeah, look at what Andrew Breitbart is saying about Rev. Al Sharpton. Yeah, now they’re saying that Sharpton’s show on MSNBC is racist. But hey, people like “us” are used to this playbook; hell, being Black ain’t new. But don’t tell that to Allen “Holding My Ass Tight” West. After all, he is the modern-day Harriet Tubman on a mission to lead Negroes to freedom from the Democratic party ran by “plantation bosses.” Yeah, but the CBC are race-baiters, right?

They say “a coward dies a thousand deaths, the rave die but once.” Isn’t it good to know that the Tea Party has a good soldier like Allen West to defend them against their racism? I’m pretty sure they’ll give him a medal for his acts of heroism in the never-ending war of Tea Party racial politics.

Love the way you do that jig, Allen!

Hope you liked the 21 gun lawn jockey salute this week.

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