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Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:01 PM

Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting And Offends Everyone, Says Dem Rep

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/allen-west-chick-fil-a_n_1752172.html

A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A chicken and biscuits to their weekly meeting -- and then walking out -- when it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post that the incident happened about six months ago but is now fresh in his mind given West's recent comments in support of the fast food chain, which is run by a well-known Christian and backer of anti-gay religious organizations. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week sparked a nationwide response from gay rights activists after publicly denouncing marriage equality.

"We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides the lunch one of the weeks when we meet," Hastings said in a Monday interview. The lunches, he said, are often quite delicious.

... "He did it deliberately," Hastings said, explaining that he saw West's message as, "You know, 'That's what I think of you all.'"

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Reply Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting And Offends Everyone, Says Dem Rep (Original post)
Newsjock Aug 2012 OP
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #1
AlbertCat Aug 2012 #18
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #23
AlbertCat Aug 2012 #24
awoke_in_2003 Aug 2012 #25
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2012 #2
Robb Aug 2012 #3
freshwest Aug 2012 #7
hifiguy Aug 2012 #12
AlbertCat Aug 2012 #19
Initech Aug 2012 #4
stevenleser Aug 2012 #5
Great Caesars Ghost Aug 2012 #6
northoftheborder Aug 2012 #8
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #9
Ganja Ninja Aug 2012 #10
jaysunb Aug 2012 #22
NCTraveler Aug 2012 #11
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #15
Panasonic Aug 2012 #13
Marrah_G Aug 2012 #14
spanone Aug 2012 #16
SemperEadem Aug 2012 #17
Chorophyll Aug 2012 #20
LoisB Aug 2012 #21
MADem Aug 2012 #26
elbloggoZY27 Aug 2012 #27
W T F Aug 2012 #28
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #29
Dr Hobbitstein Aug 2012 #30
wryter2000 Aug 2012 #44
Scalded Nun Aug 2012 #31
chervilant Aug 2012 #32
Marr Aug 2012 #33
Robyn66 Aug 2012 #34
Chan790 Aug 2012 #36
OneTenthofOnePercent Aug 2012 #35
Chan790 Aug 2012 #37
KamaAina Aug 2012 #42
hughee99 Aug 2012 #43
pstokely Aug 2012 #38
backscatter712 Aug 2012 #39
SemperEadem Aug 2012 #40
truebrit71 Aug 2012 #41

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:06 PM

1. What a douche. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

18. What a douche.

You mean immature petulant child.




Oh, and has nutty control problems. The ego....It's HUGE!




What kind of people could vote such a train wreck in?

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:15 PM

23. I am surrounded by such people

down here in DFW.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:42 PM

24. down here in DFW.

Well, I'm in rural NC.... but, y'know, as awful as Jesse Helms was, he didn't come across as just completely nuts.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:48 PM

25. Modern republicans...

don't seem to care how much their crazy shows.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:07 PM

2. Allen West.....offends.

That just about says it all.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:08 PM

3. I bet he feels so clever.

"So I sent Chick-Fil-A!! Har-dee-har!!"

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Response to Robb (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:18 PM

7. Snagged/recycled from Systematic Chaos responding to troll:

Meanwhile, back at the Cave or Freeperville or WTFever...

Allen West sez:


HURR DURR HERP DERP and BALLS HURR DURR and me calling Harry Reid a MOUSE and stuffs HURR DURR DERPY DERP...

its gunna be so totes awesome and epic and stuffs you gotta go check it out oh...

HURR DURR HERP A DERP BOOGERZ total lulz right guys... I should do this more often because its so kewl to disrupt... DROOL SLURP HERP DERP

Well, what do you think he thought he was doing there?

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. LOL!

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Response to Robb (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:36 PM

19. I sent Chick-Fil-A!! Har-dee-har

Excellent pun, sir!




Much cleverer than anything West could come up with.... even if it was accidental.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:10 PM

4. More Chik-fil-A holes.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 10:11 PM

5. What a jerk

This is the darling of the far right for ya. A completely unadulterated jackass.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. Ditto all of the above except the deleted one.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. Gee, it's like the Civil Rights Act has never been passed.

Why didn't he wear a pointy hood while he was at it?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:39 PM

10. Mark my words, Allen West will have a violent episode in the halls of congress if he stays around lo

He's unstable and psychopathic.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:06 PM

22. I was just going to post the same thing

but in more graphic terms. But...he knows it and is wanting it to happen.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:40 PM

11. Six Months Ago. nt.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

15. So?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:18 PM

13. Allen West needs to be kicked out of CBC

 

I dont care if hes a black. He does NOT reflect or represent African Americans well

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:19 PM

14. They need to throw his ass out

What a piece of shit.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 01:20 PM

16. fuck allen west. wish i could be more respectful....but fuck him.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:13 PM

17. a hate-filled, little man

as much of a baffoon as herman cain.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 03:38 PM

20. Allen West just seems extremely hostile.

And this lunch thing is a HUGE douche-move.

And Alcee Hastings said that West hasn't been back to any CBC meetings since then. Wow.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 04:44 PM

21. Why is he in the Black Caucus?

He doesn't know he's Black.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:50 PM

26. That guy is what one might term a "deliberate asshole."

He's a stupid, deliberate asshole, too. Self-hating, stupid, deliberate asshole--what a fucking tool!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:22 PM

27. No Real Surprise

 

Rep West is nothing but a voice of the GOP and nothing more. The GOP gets a F- on just about everything and no member thinks for themselves.

They really are the Party of NO.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 03:08 AM

28. Send him subscription to a gay men's magazine delivered to his congressional office.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 03:33 AM

29. Can they kick him out for doing that?

 

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 08:30 AM

30. 6 months ago. Read the article

It was 6 months ago. Before any of the shitstorm that is flying now. How can you suddenly be offended by something that happened 6 months prior to facts coming out? I hate Allen West as much as the next guy, but this is NOT the way to attack him. I didn't know CFA's stance until a couple weeks ago. What's to say West didn't either.

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Response to Dr Hobbitstein (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 05:11 PM

44. Sending fried chicken to the black caucus?

I'm white, but even I know better than that.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:17 AM

31. He was

a dick in the military. Should have been court-martialed and sent off in disgrace. Would have been nailed if he were enlisted.

No rules matter but his.

Now a tool for the GOP. Does not care about getting anything done, just constantly stirring crap up. In emotional and professional turmoil there is profit. The GOP learned that long ago.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:48 AM

32. SOMEBODY needs to locate

Mr. West's boyfriend and assure both of them that life is better outside of the closet.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:56 AM

33. It seems like "Conservative" means nothing more than "dickhead" nowadays.

I remember when Republicans had their own ideas about things. In the last twenty years or so, they seem to have just become the Asshole Party, reflexively taking whatever position seems likely to make Democrats/liberals angry. There's no coherent political philosophy there-- just a dickish need to provoke and insult.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 09:59 AM

34. I have heard he will be easily re-elected

How is that possible?

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Response to Robyn66 (Reply #34)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

36. He has one of those districts.

The ones where it's effectively a one-party race.

For that matter, until the last few months, it was thought that Eric Cantor also had one of those districts...but now there's a fair chance Cantor may lose...and that's more of a chance than any previous challenger to Cantor has had and more of a chance than any challenger his GOP predecessor ever faced had.

Lesson: If you're a big enough dickhead, you can even lose a district gerrymandered to favor your party by a 20% margin.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:05 AM

35. So people are now offended... SIX MONTHS LATER???

 

Article said he brought the food six months ago...
The national outcry over Chick-Fil-A is a fairly recent phenominon.


Does nobody else see the disconnect here?

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:16 AM

37. No, many of us have been aware and offended by CfA for months or years.

It's just that the rest of y'all finally caught up. For that matter, this Congressional Black Caucus incident offense in a very real sense has nothing to do with the current scandal. Let's take CfA out of it.

Allen West sent the CBC fried chicken sandwiches and biscuits when it was his turn to provide lunch. Clearly, watermelons were out of season. He then left the meeting he was supposed to provide "a nice lunch" for with a smug grin on his asshole face...and hasn't come to another CBC meeting since.

If you need it clearer...Allen West is a smug racist and a smug asshole.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:31 PM

42. Thank you!

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:55 PM

43. It sounds to me like their issue wasn't the fried chicken,

since they've had that before, the issue sounds like it was that he's supposed to provide a "nice lunch" and they got fast food.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:19 AM

38. Maybe they should have Oreos at the next meeting

nt

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:37 AM

39. Just when I think Uncle Ruckus couldn't top himself...

I'll bet he's thinking "Damn, I should have brought them watermelon!"

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:07 PM

40. it's too bad they didn't save those sandwiches til today

and send them all back to his office, with the high stink rotting food creates... with a note saying "this is what we think of you..."

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 12:59 PM

41. Nah, that's Tyson chicken...it has a half-life of 50 years...

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