Allen West Celebrates MLK Day by Telling President Obama Not to Play the "Race Card"

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Rep. Allen Bernard "Harriet Tubman" West
Rep. Allen West -- the self-proclaimed "Harriet Tubman" who says he's trying to get the nation's African-Americans off the "21st century plantation," claims members of the Congressional Black Caucus are "racist," and suspects his potential opponent in his reelection bid might like "running against black guys" -- is warning President Obama not to use the "race card."

Not surprisingly, West saved this rant for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

West actually said something nice about the president for a quick second yesterday, saying "Dr. King's dream had come true" when Obama was elected.

"The inauguration of our first black president, the highest office in the land, and perhaps the world's most powerful office, clearly demonstrated to the world that race need not be a hindrance to success and achievement in America," West says. "The fact that Barack Obama won the largest share of white support of any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976 indicated the lion's share of these voters made their decision based on his character, his vision of hope and change, and his ability to relate with everyday Americans."

But, West notes, "white Democrats aren't the only voters who are capable of making a decision based on character rather than color" -- two of the 42 black Republicans running for House seats were also elected.

However, West is wondering why "the left" and "the White House" have "charges of racism emanating from them" whenever there's criticism against President Obama or Attorney General Eric Holder.

West says that Obama "must not hide behind a curtain of so-called racial bias" and that people should not be labeled as "racist" when they're trying to have a candid discussion about anyone.

Yes, this is coming from the man who told CNN that "this liberal left has some issues with racism."

Then there's West's statement directly to the president:

My message to President Obama is this: "Mr. President, your very presence in office demonstrates Dr. King's dream has indeed come true. But how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?"


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Marci Carver Cawley
Marci Carver Cawley

Um, you are not worth my time you epic prick.  People like you give people a bad name.  Keep talking, maybe more people will wake up and realize what moronic jerks left wing libtards can be. I would try to "keep up" with you but it would require me slowing waaaaay down and to turning my brain off - no thanks.

FQS9000
FQS9000

How clever of you to prove how intelligent you are by flinging insults.  I sure am impressed by your lack of brilliance, but I must consider the source, you are after all a profoundly retarded liberal and aren't able to have a discussion with anyone who doesn't agree with you without insults.

How typical and how utterly foolish.   BTW - You misspelled your name, Rat69.

FQS9000
FQS9000

And the Democraps get elected by buying the black vote.

FQS9000
FQS9000

Way to go, West.  Our African Congresscraps and Comrade Obama play the race card constantly, while they are profoundly racist themselves.  It's about time they were called on it.

Marci Carver Cawley
Marci Carver Cawley

He was referring to Dr. Alveda King, he was very clear in his original post...

John Swetland
John Swetland

Stop making an Obama of yourself...umm...(LOL) RIVERRAT69 (LOL) I will type a bit ssslllloooowwweerrrr so you can keep up and will cut/paste my words here: Dr King on Jesse Jackson: "He is a Civil Wrong leader" (LOOK IT UP) The King family has never supported the Liberal cause, they have never supported blacks continually being looked at as victims by Liberals. Dr King speaks very highly of Allen West (LOOK IT UP). OK....now here is where I'll slow it up for your intellectual mind...I said DR A-L-V-E-D-A King, not MLK. What part of that do you not get??? Check out Dr A-L-V-D-A King's youtube clip about the whole family being Republican. MLK certainly DID NOT have an ounce of Liberalism in him. 100% against abortion. You people just WANT him as your own

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Isnt that the same thing as saying the step son of George Washington supporting the southern cause?  It isnt George Washington that is saying this, but a relative.  For the record, his step son was the founder of Arlington house, which was Robert E Lees home.  It is not the same thing.  You rattle a tree and some nuts are gonna drop out.  Just take a look at the Bush family tree.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

I disagree.  While yes, MLK would have been happy that a black man could achieve such office, but the bile that West spills would have had him shaking his head.  MLK was all about peace while West is all about war and hatred.  Two VERY different philosophies.  West has more in common with MLKs assassin than the civil rights leader himself.  THAT is why so many are against West.  He would have been embarrassed by West and his followers who are no better than those who he fought against up till his death.  Go read the speeches he made then compare those to what West constantly spews and you will see the vast differences between these men.  It is as bad a comparison as everyone saying President Obama is just like Stalin when they are so very completely different. Its as if no one actually pays attention to history and current events.  They do just seem to parrot whatever the right wing talking heads tell them to say, without any basis in reality.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Pete...you seem to be the most reasonable of the posters who seem to not like West.  i ask you...do you REALLY think MLK would be ashamed of Congressman West's being a Representative in DC???  Everything I've read of MLK shows that he simply wanted equal opportunity due to character and regardless of skin color.   Seems West, an avid Christian who speaks of his Christian values and his trust in our Lord would put a smile on Kings face.  MLK certainly comes off as one who loves his fellow man, even if he would disagree with him on slight aspects (military).  I chimed in here only because people state that MLK would be embarrassed by Allen West.  There is nothing that I can find anywhere, that would support that.  Alveda King is a brilliant women who is not a "nut" from the King family tree.  She speaks of the same God fearing values that MLK did...unfortunately his message has been stolen by the Al (Tawana Browley) Sharpton's & Jesse (ok ya, that illegitimate kid is mine) Jackson's narrative.   

John Swetland
John Swetland

Do some due diligence umm  "RIVERRAT69" (LOL)  and study history.  At every turn ot was the Republicans that moved things forward with concerns for slavery, the blacks right to vote & civil rights.  Look who voted for & who voted against.  Look at who George Wallace was (DEM) and who sent in the National Guard (Nixon-REP) It's all there, MLK was a social conservative, certainly against abortion and certainly would have been against Affirmative Action.  Look it up...umm (LOL, cant help it, your fake names just kill me) RIVERRAT69.  Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think-MLK

John Swetland
John Swetland

Read my post a bit closer "RIVERRAT69"...(another Lib hiding behind some superhero name  LOL)... Dr ALVEDA King, MLK's niece...very much alive and very much in West's corner on all things political and social.  Another shallow Lib with the language & rhetoric...MLK would be soooo proud of you...(NOT)

Daniel Genseric
Daniel Genseric

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

I don't know why silly Allen ever got into politics in the first place. I thought he was doing just great in those Planet of the Apes movies. He's a natural.

Marci Carver Cawley
Marci Carver Cawley

Now, while I was a little shocked to read that statement, I am not surprised.  You are either actually racist and are not intelligent enough to realize it OR you are one of the Plantation owner democrats.  Sad, really.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Another racist Lib...Conservative black men have been scaring your ilk for 150 years...

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

My friends and students at Virginia State University in Petersburg would be more than amused and a bit astonished to read your statement, sir. I suspect they'd call you a jive ass fool, as I'm sure they would your hero, G.I. Joe West. Racist? Hardly. My family back in Kentucky were calling me the nigger lover. I paid my dues, clown.

John Swetland
John Swetland

Ohhh...so you're an "Intellectual"??  That would explain the elitist mentality and the Profile Name you've decided to use. Also explains your disgust of warriors who stand in between our enemies and your argyle socks.  I'll start paying attention to the musings of the "Useful Idiots" on campus when they start redistributing their higher GPA's to give to those in their class that might need some help with grades so they can graduate.  After all, those that swing Socialist want all things equal despite effort correct??  Won't happen, as Libs like to take from others, but "leave mine to me".  You're racist, you know it.  LOL  "My friends and students a Virginia State University..."  Ya, impressed as hell   LOL 

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Its as if the criminal West has not been paying any attention to the things the republican candidates have been saying.  Course it must be hard to hear anything when you yelp as loudly as he does.

John Swetland
John Swetland

How is he a criminal??  Convicted in a court of law??  Or in your lobotomized head??

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Convicted by the military and drummed out of the army for abusing the Iraqi policeman he was grilling and threatening with a gun, which he fired near the man's head. If Mr. West is a constitutionalist, then he's three-fifths of a man. Sounds about right.

John Swetland
John Swetland

He was fined and given an honorable discharge upon retiring.  No jail, no criminal charge on his record.  He did what he had to do to save the lives of those that served under his command.  Sometimes leadership is putting the best interests of your men ahead of your own, but you Libs would NEVER understand such exceptionaism.  BRAVO i say to him, and I am sure the families of those he protected thank him as well!!!  3/5ths of a man huh??  Another racist statement  "Lifelong Dem"

John Swetland
John Swetland

The King family was and still remain social conservatives.  His niece, Dr Alveda King, speaks at conservative events, Tea Party rallies and her main focus is anti-abortion (LOOK IT UP).  Dr King on Jesse Jackson:  "He is a Civil Wrong leader" (LOOK IT UP)  The King family has never supported the Liberal cause, they have never supported blacks continually being looked at as victims by Liberals.  Dr King speaks very highly of Allen West (LOOK IT UP).  Stop the lies....

Lady Blah-Blah
Lady Blah-Blah

Get your head out of your ass, or is that where you keep your computer monitor.

nanook5
nanook5

alveda king is a nutjob obsessed with abortion. you want to me to look up dr king? "Don't let anybody make you think God chose America as his divine messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world.""I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered."yeah,  putting people over profits and property rights, bashing zionists, and calling for a revolution against militarism...i bet if i turn on fox news right now that's exactly what i'll hear!

John Swetland
John Swetland

MLK absolutely did believe in people as individuals.  You ANGRY Libs amuse me.  You have a shallow concept of politics, so it's nothing but uncivility, foul language and personal attacks.  All hidden behind fake names, "NANOOK5"...LOL    It concerns me that folks like you HATE constitutionaists like Allen West.  Keep be angry "NANOOK5"  we're getting our Republic back, you know it and I know it.  Go back to your room and your X-Box "NANOOK5", Mom is done cleaning your room.  Or, if you happen to live on a bus route might I suggest you hop on one and go Occupy A Library and learn something "NANOOK5"??. 

nanook5
nanook5

ok, and my REAL QUOTES still say your opinion is FULL OF SHIT. he DID NOT believe in "the rights to individuals to seek opportunity based on abililty and ethics," and he practically wrote the book on social justice (oh that was jesus actually.) and i will just say straight up that you're a fucking lying piece of shit for claiming that MLK believed in united America behind "the founders," all of whom were SLAVE OWNERS.

John Swetland
John Swetland

 "Alveda King is a nutjob...." Nice. She stands for the sanctity of LIFE, not for the murdering of the unborn. MLK was a champion of faith-based and the right for individuals to seek opportunity based on each persons ability and ethics, not on "social justice" and of a government that attempts to assimulate people in groups of 'advantaged" or disadvantaged" It was about have a Christian morality (Anti-abortion for sure). King aimed to unite a divided America behind the goals of the Founders, not to shift fundamentally unjust public policies to favor different groups. Affirmative action stands outside King's legacy because it requires the government to see Americans as members of privileged and disfavored racial groups, not equal individuals. Now, I bet if I turn on MSLSD I'd hear that right??? LOL

John Swetland
John Swetland

MLK's niece, Dr Alveda King, states proof positive that MLK and the whole King family WAS and remains, Republican http://youtu.be/CZWXmoC5CYw Dr King fights these days against abortion, Liberal policy and she speaks VERY highly of Congressman West, as they have had public speaking engagements at the same venues.  Stop the lies Libs, it seems that's all you have in your game-plan.  Also, watch this critical new movie made by Rev CL Bryant (former head of NAACP in TX) about black conservatism coming to the forefront 'THE RUNAWAY SLAVE" featuring Dr King, Allen West and others.  http://youtu.be/XMENf5YFsuk STOP THE LIES LIB...

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