Saturday, November 6, 2010

Allen West to join Congressional Black Caucus

This guy has guts.  He isn’t even going to wait for an invitation.  It will be very interesting to see the Congressional Black Caucus’ reaction to West.  Refusing to accept him will pretty much cement their image as just another leftwing organization masquerading as a advocates for blacks.

Personally, I would not be bother joining the CBC.  That group is a lost cause and trying to change them from within seems like mission impossible to me.  However, West did not get elected by taking the easy route, so if there is anyone who can bring change to the CBC, it is West. 

I am also glad to hear he hung up on Ron Klein.  Why should a candidate be respectful of an opponent who abandons decency to win? Perhaps a little incivility in politics is what is needed to bring back civility.


Jim McKee said...

Col. West does not shy away from anything... one of the reasons I am such a huge fan of his.

Just a conservative girl said...

One or two members of CBC actually campaigned against him, but said then he would be more than welcome to join if he won. I think it was Clyburn who said that.

I think him joining is a good thing. Scott has also said he is going to join. They need to hear another point of view. It may also get some other people out there to become more comfortable with the idea of being a conservative and a person of color. Reagan made being a conservative cool again. Maybe West and Scott can accomplish that for those people of color who are out there, but leary of being true to it.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Wow, that would be like me joining NOW or something insane like that. The guy's got guts, that's for sure, and apparently, a great deal of patience. I couldn't sit through that hateful crap if my life depended on it. Geez, you don't think it'll rub off on him rather than vice versa, do you? Naw, Colonel West knows his own mind. Thank God for that.

trinity said...

Oh boy...a staunch conservative among all those flaming liberals. That will be something to see. Hopefully, West can add some common sense and reason to that group.

Gorges Smythe said...

I used to be a Republican in a USWA local. It was a lot of fun presenting the opposing opinion during election years. I even managed to keep all my teeth! Mr. West will probably find the CBC both exasperating and amusing.

OBIT2010 said...

Why would West waste his time with CBC! He shouold instead shine a light by forming his own group consisting of people from every ethnic background that share his world view!
And, can y'all imagine there being a group on Capital Hill called the Congressional White Caucus consisting of Republicans!? Can you imaging the outrage (and it should be) over that!?

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