Allen West Says He Was in a "White Supremacist Motorcycle Gang"

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Allen West, self-admitted former member of a "white supremacist motorcycle gang."
Remember that attack on Rep. Allen West stating that he'd been in sort of a motorcycle "gang" that didn't care too much for nonwhite people?

Well, it's true, West apparently admits -- 13 months after NBC Nightly News ran a segment detailing his ties to the gang and after the congressman denied it on multiple occasions throughout that time.

West changed his story Friday on a North Dakota-based radio talk show hosted by Scott Hennen in response to a question asking whether presidential candidate Herman Cain is being attacked because he's a black conservative.

Scott Hennen: Is it an attack on a black conservative because he's a black conservative?

Congressman West: "Oh come on, I mean you know I was the only black member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang, so liberals and there are certain others I would say even within our party that are not comfortable with strong black conservative voices, and I would say there are people that feel very threatened by that because we do stand on principle. We are someone or entities that are out of the mainstream, if you want to call it that, so liberals are definitely going to come at you. But I think you also have this inner fight within our primary candidates for that piece of the pie that they want to have."

Roll the tape:



First of all -- what?

Second of all, that directly conflicts to what he's been telling news organizations like NPR and the New York Times for more than a year.

Although he didn't identify which white-power gang he was riding around on motorcycles with, the original NBC report was that he was rolling with the Outlaws, so we'll leave you with the 1975 Christmas Card from the Florida chapter of the Outlaws:

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Of course, West was 14 at the time, but photos on the website depict the old swastika/middle-finger combo being used as recently as 2002.

 
Click here for the Florida Outlaws' list of its "brothers" in prison.
 
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Throc Morton
Throc Morton

I am a radical liberal and I can see how the author of this article took this out of context. He is claiming that ,yes, Cain is being attacked for being a black conservative and then he refers to the" media attack" on himself concerning his alleged membership in such a group.Furthermore, I am a journalism student and I am appalled that this publication would allow something like this to be on their page. Where's the fact checking. How come the author didn't contact West's office to get a statement.

I completely dislike West, but I am calling for the removal of this article unless someone updates it after contacting some sources and checking some facts. 

 Scott Hennen: Is it an attack on a black conservative because he's a black conservative?

Congressman West: "Oh come on (BTW right there the "Oh come on, I mean YOU KNOW I was..." is how you can denote that he is being sarcastic perhaps a little dry with it but still) , I mean you know I was the only black member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang, so liberals and there are certain others I would say even within our party that are not comfortable with strong black conservative voices

Charles Motowski
Charles Motowski

i'm down. let's put this foo' in congress. or presidency, or whatever lol

RyGuy2012
RyGuy2012

NBC ran a false story ... he was mocking what Lisa Meyers of NBC said. WOW, sarcasm and wit is REALLY lost on you. 

Kansan
Kansan

You've made it quite apparent that both are wasted on you as well.

RyGuy2012
RyGuy2012

Because a few months ago, NBC FALSELY reported that he was a member of this white supremacist gang. It was completely not true, but NBC ran with it. He was parodying the fake story put out by NBC ... it's called SARCASM!

bert51515
bert51515

that man has been out playing with the faries to long

uhuruhouston
uhuruhouston

There aren't any strong black conservatives, the lot of them or psychotic and just self-loathing ingrates that had bad upbringings with no positive role models as parents and this character West is just one of those pieces of trash that needs to buried in a landfill.

Cag1970
Cag1970

As a black man, I can tell you that it's not strong black conservatives who bother me...It's the strong black conservatives who have forgotten their roots along the way who bother me...

Jdoe721
Jdoe721

You're not supposed to joke about stuff like that... They'll beat the crap out of  people who lie about being members..

Mary Carroll
Mary Carroll

How 'bout this idea:  he left out the words "THEY SAID (I was the only black member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang)."

I'm no fan of Allen West, but I suspect that's what he thought he was saying up there in North Dakota. 

muffey
muffey

This is one confused and boorish individual.  As a proud, West Indian American who was raised as a first class citizen and proud to be a black person, it pains me when I see what discrimination has done to some American blacks.  He is suffering from self hate and panders to white people so he can be accepted.  How embarrassing.

Kansan
Kansan

It worked for Uncle Clarence Thomas.

Scott De Jack
Scott De Jack

I can just imagine it now: "OK Allen, as long as you HATE yourself and anyone else that looks like you do, then you can ride w/ us!" 

Scott De Jack
Scott De Jack

Let me understand...the "conservatives" are saying he was being "sarcastic". 

Reported fact #1. West was a member of a motorcycle gangReported fact #2. Gang identified as the Outlaws- a racist, hate group of white supremacists.Reported fact #3. West proudly admits -unprompted-to having been a member of said group!Oh, OK I see it now! Sarcasm/funny! How did I miss it!?Really "conservatives"....really? 

Silky Fritz Bastian
Silky Fritz Bastian

What the hell is a Black Conservative?   In order to conserve something you must first have something to conserve.  Blacks don’t own or control any resources in America, so what are Black Conservatives, conserving?  When a black man tells you he is a conservative, (Either he thinks you are a fool or he is a fool) ask him what in the hell is he conserving?

Game of Life
Game of Life

I wonder how much dope he sold?

he is a liar, just like cain which fits in well with the rest of the repugbaggers. party

Silky Fritz Bastian
Silky Fritz Bastian

What the hell is a Black Conservative?   In order to conserve something you must first have something to conserve.  Blacks don’t own or control any resources in America, so what are Black Conservatives, conserving?  When a black man tells you he is a conservative, (Either he thinks you are a fool or he is a fool) ask him what in the hell is he conserving?

Joe Hansbarger
Joe Hansbarger

This didn't sound "tongue in cheek" to me, and I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt before I listened to the recording.

Sonhouse32
Sonhouse32

He is being sarcastic. There is no way he is or has ever been in the real Outlaws. I still think he is cooky but he is not literally saying he was in the gang. Now can you all admit the "my Muslim faith" gaffe was just that a gaffe?

Michael Reidling
Michael Reidling

As an old hardcore Harley biker, I have known many outlaws and 1%ers, and I will guarantee that he was never an Outlaw.  The Outlaws are a for real bad ass bike club.  Most of their members are real criminals, who have been in real prisons.  Many of them are also members or supporters of the Arian Brotherhood and they are not friendly to black people at all.

I Love Barack Obama
I Love Barack Obama

I think it's obvious at this point that being a "conservative" is a form of mental illness. 

Kansan
Kansan

They didn't realize he was black because he always rode in his formals... A white sheet with a pointy head.

RyGuy2012
RyGuy2012

He was being sarcastic. If you did some background fact checking you would see that just recently NBC ran a false story about his association to this gang ... he was referring to that false accusation in a sarcastic manner. 

BAM
BAM

about the christmas card, the middle finger is the perfect way to say "i care" to the ones you love.

Tbnavydiver
Tbnavydiver

Who is the writer who drank his brain cells away. Are an idiot? Can you not tell what is rhetoric and what is a true statement. Do you know what a metaphor is? Geez, go be a brick mason shut fir brains....

BushsFault
BushsFault

Wow, talk about taken out of context....  just wow...

west talking about a high tech lynching, of Herman Cain... and the part of him being in a gang, sounds like a rebuttal to putting words in his mouth...

Do you all drink the cool-aid here? 

Lee Valey
Lee Valey

Id be more convinced of Adam West being in a white supremacist gang

Lee Valey
Lee Valey

Also,Christmas cards?Did they also do secret santas?

Jonesey1246
Jonesey1246

I REALLY don't care for West's politics, but HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC!!!  You guys just lost a lot of credibility.....   and it's not like you have to make up things about this guy.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Wow, talk about self hating...Its too easy to point out West and the rest of his tea bagger buddies gaffs.  They are not even trying anymore.  I really wish we had a higher quality right wing, born again xenophobe like we used to have.  You know, the ones that actually tried to hide the worst of it.  Least they TRIED to lie about it.

Kansan
Kansan

That's right.

Bring back Pat Buchanan.

"The SS were victims, too."

HankS_Ftlauderdale
HankS_Ftlauderdale

Please give me a break. It was tongue in cheek. Must be a slow news day.

Tanya Grimsley
Tanya Grimsley

Did you even LISTEN to this interview, that was all tongue and cheek. You all just work for Debbie Wasserman Shultz and her team trying to oust Congressman West. LISTEN to the interview!!!!!

TrumpDog
TrumpDog

Yes, because clearly ANYone who disagrees with West must be working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Can't put anything past you. /sarcasm

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

His entire tenure as a congressmen has been "foot in mouth". Thats very close to tongue in cheek.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Tanya, I don't know about tongue and cheek, but, sadly, war criminal West isn't bright enough for tongue-in-cheek.

He still has years of work and training to try get tongue down without any hiccups before he moves on to cheek.

I'll admit that Debbie Wasserman Shultz is hot in that dorky, curly unruly hair, hyper-intelligent nerdy girl way, but, I don't work for her.   

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Tanya.

I think you need to break the emergency glass on the "Take A Valium Station"

Bushes Fault
Bushes Fault

^major cool aid drinker!

radio talk show host.... asking a black man about the media attacks on herman cain.... because he's black...

I keep reading the 'stories' about west, but when you hear the actual audio, I wonder if I was listening to the same thing...

its like Democrats can't believe there is 1 black conservative.  there must be some strange reason for his conversion... 

so far, I haven't hear anything wrong with west's logic... 

Kansan
Kansan

So far I've been unable to discover West's "logic."

Perhaps you can help us locate it.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

North Dakota is known for being a substantial producer of wind energy. When West uses their public airwaves, all of that wind instantly becomes ill.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

 "I was the only black member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang," It's true. In fact, Allen was voted "most white" by the other gang members.

info
info

A 1975 Xmas card?   geez thats reaching. I have been to numerous local biker club events. Believe me when I say he ws never a member of the Outlaws.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Bro...

That Vespa MotorClub of yours doesn't count as a biker's club.

info
info

Heck yeah it does. You  should see all the Rockers run when the mods and  I show up on our decked out scooters.

shifafa
shifafa

From a Dead Beat to an Old Rocker....

Confused
Confused

Dude, hate to break this to you, but the guy was clearly being sarcastic. What kind of alt-weekly writer misses sarcasm like that?

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