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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:08 AM

Allen West Ousted From NAACP Event

WASHINGTON -- It turns out calling Democratic lawmakers "Communists" has some consequences.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) was supposed to be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for his district chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) this past Saturday. But days before the event, the group canceled the gathering and asked West not to come back when they rescheduled. Why?

"There's a certain statement he made about Communists," Jerry Gore, president of the Martin County NAACP, told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. "That statement alone ... we do not represent that type of atmosphere."

The NAACP chapter is rescheduling its banquet for Sept. 15, with a new keynote speaker. Gore told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers that a spokesman for West said he "understood" why the organization didn't want West to speak anymore.

West landed in hot water earlier this month after telling constituents at a town hall meeting that some 80 House Democrats "are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus." His remarks sparked outrage among Democrats -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said "not even Joe McCarthy would have said anything so stupid" -- but West later said he had no regrets about the ordeal.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/23/allen-west-communists-naacp-event_n_1445242.html

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Reply Allen West Ousted From NAACP Event (Original post)
monmouth Apr 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Apr 2012 #1
CatWoman Apr 2012 #2
lastlib Apr 2012 #19
Mc Mike Apr 2012 #24
MattSh Apr 2012 #20
Ikonoklast Apr 2012 #22
Lucy Goosey Apr 2012 #3
geckosfeet Apr 2012 #4
rfranklin Apr 2012 #5
PearliePoo2 Apr 2012 #8
Ishoutandscream2 Apr 2012 #10
The Wizard Apr 2012 #11
PearliePoo2 Apr 2012 #6
Capt. Obvious Apr 2012 #7
no_hypocrisy Apr 2012 #9
lpbk2713 Apr 2012 #12
ejbr Apr 2012 #13
northoftheborder Apr 2012 #16
just1voice Apr 2012 #21
Javaman Apr 2012 #14
groundloop Apr 2012 #15
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #17
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #18
shcrane71 Apr 2012 #23
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2012 #25

Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:13 AM

1. Gee Allen, turned away by your own people?

It must suck to be you.

Everybody hates you, Allen, except the teabaggers, and they don't know any better.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:15 AM

2. that's just hilarious

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 AM

19. No, turned away by peple who have a constructive agenda...

They're not his people, nor vice versa. AW isn't out to do any good for anyone except AW.

But it IS funny!!!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

24. Right. His people are the racist biker gang he proudly 'integrated'. NT

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:02 PM

20. No yet...

He'll only be turned away by his own people when the stupid people turn away.

Ain't happening...

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 05:01 PM

22. If West moved in next door to any Teabaggers, they'd suddenly find one reason to hate him, too.

The Teabaggers like West right where he is, not living in their neighborhood.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:15 AM

3. I guess now we wait for West to call everyone in the NAACP "communists"

I really hate the way he just ignores the meaning of the word communist - it has a meaning, and that meaning isn't "progressive Democrat." Grr.

Anyway, good call on the part of the NAACP. West isn't doing anything for the advancement of anybody.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:20 AM

4. Why give loudmouth idiots a prestigous soapbox.

Let him talk at teabag rallies. He will feel right at home and they might appreciate what he has to say.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:24 AM

5. and the teabaggers only like him because he acts as the beard for their racism...

 

You don't see any other people of color at those rallies.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

8. "beard for their racism..."

Yes...exactly...good analasis...

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:30 AM

10. That's a perfect description rfranklin

"Beard for their racism". Brilliant.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:41 AM

11. Nailed it (NT)

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:25 AM

6. I hope his big mouth has finally done this idiot in.

dumbass.
Rec.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

7. Can't wait to hear Allen's response

It will be angry and may or may not involve firing a gun by the NAACP's communist sympathizer ear.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:30 AM

9. It also reflect a woeful ignorance of African-American history.

The NAACP got involved financially and legally with the defense of the Scottsboro Boys in the Thirties. The American Communist Party also was working for their release and acquittal. And the association between the two groups commenced with the NAACP being branded an arm of the ACP, affirmatively and consistently denied by the NAACP but not believed by certain groups and parts of the government. Dr. King's motivations were questioned as far as advancing communism.

Now that Allen West has made his wholesale condemnation of the democratic party as "communists", it's debatable for his motives. To garner any support by NAACP based on his heritage and ethnicity by themselves or to prepare to attack them if they don't show appropriate respect to him. We'll have to wait and see.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:46 AM

12. West gets the "Turd in the Punch Bowl" award.




Well deserved I might add.


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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:04 AM

13. The NAACP is so desperate

that they initially invited HIM? Did they even know who he is?

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Response to ejbr (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:43 AM

16. Yes, why on earth would they invite him to speak; he's made other outlandish comments before....

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Response to ejbr (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:57 PM

21. They also honored war criminals Rice and Powell in the past

 

Just another big organization playing corrupt politics, like the AARP that had Bush on their cover.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:19 AM

14. West is the new Allen Keyes. nt

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:22 AM

15. Hey Allen, I hate to break it to you but you're black ...

and the teabaggers don't really like black people. They might pretend to like you for a while, as long as they think your loud mouth is advancing their cause. However, as soon as you're no longer useful to them they'll toss you under the bus faster than you can say "communist".

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Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

23. Good job NAACP!

Cancelling and rescheduling a banquet is a lot of work. This was the right thing to do.

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Response to monmouth (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 09:52 AM

25. Aww, poor him.



I'm sure he would have just gone on and on about how he was the "new Harriet Tubman" there to lead all the stupid, gullible blacks away from the "Democrat (sic) Plantation."

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