There will be times when we disagree with Rep. West, but what drew me to him in the first place are his core values, authentic conservativism, and genuine heart-felt love for this country. I remember when he joined the Congressional Black Caucus some questioned whether he should. Clearly, we can only change certain things from the inside, but the recent comments by some members of caucus has Congressman West rethinking, as you might imagine, his involvement with the group.

West considering leaving Black Caucus

Rep. Allen West (Fla.), the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday morning that he is considering leaving the group in light of comments made by Rep. Andrè Carson (D-Ind.), the caucus whip, who said at a town hall that many Tea Party-affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as “second-class citizens” and would be happy to see blacks “hanging from a tree.”

“When you start using words such as lynching … that’s a reprehensible word and I think we should move away from that language,” West said on “Fox & Friends.”

“One of the things I’m starting to think about is reconsidering my membership in the Congressional Black Caucus, because I don’t think they’re moving in the right manner toward solving the problems in not just the black community, but all of America.” […]

West said other CBC members were blaming the Tea Party for bad economic conditions.

“I think what you see is a desire to not recognize some of the serious problems in the black community,” West said. “To try to have a scapegoat that is the Tea Party … that’s just a distraction…”

Bravo. I do hope that some liberals, all of complexions, are beginning to see that Democrat/Liberal leadership simply does not have the best interest of Americans in mind. They’re obsessed with their own jobs, power and money. I hope as many Americans as possible reject this horrid rhetoric and join us in the restoration of our great country.

VIDEO of Rep West’s remarks at Real Clear Politics


Allen West for Congress website

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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    Now this is a MAN. Someone I’d stand beside in a fight and be honored to pledge my sword to.

  2. RuBegonia says:

    He remains very high on my “gut feeling ~ YES….and oh please don’t disappoint” list. He could be the ‘Bridge to Somewhere’ in our future.

    • houstongracie says:

      WOOFAW, I think I stole that from a fellow TAM but don’t tell RU!!! (LOL) I agree with your sentiments. Watching and waiting but I am still believing in West’s integrity!

  3. Canonbal says:

    To anyone who cares, please go to and check out author Kevin Jackson’s article “Maxine Waters Needs a Mirror” and boy does she ever!!! Excellent read!

    My Wife & I are with you RU…Just wish he wouldnt have tried to BS Chris Wallace!

  4. oualdeaux says:

    Still don’t understand why he wanted part of that bunch in the first place.
    (‘cept maybe to see if he could do it.)

    • NancyB says:

      My belief is that he sincerely believed he could enter enemy territory, change the hearts & minds of the liberal black “community” from within, but sadly you can not change those who believe that the only way they can expand their agenda is by using the race card.

  5. Brontefan says:

    West is a rational American and military hero. He sees the obvious… and has been articulate about it. The CBC has actually demonstrated that they are RACIST and willing to do whatever it takes to keep Obama in the WH.

  6. aardvark says:

    I’m torn about this one — we need a spy!

  7. ZOzzz says:

    I live in the 22nd Congressional dist. of Florida, represented by Col. Allen West and was as happy as a hog in slop when he won. However, I have gone from a strong positive to neutral. The Colonel talks a good game, and to paraphrase myself in a email to him “You have a Tea Party mouth with an Establishment ass” as pertaining to his voting record. 1. Multiple Extentions of the Patriot Act
    2. Support for Potential major fraud with your “Black Farmers Bill” vote
    3. 7-28-11 Your declared support for John (republican establishment) Boehner’s Dept limit ( raising ) bill.
    Y’all make up your own minds… the proof… not what I say , but what I do. We all know actions speak louder than words.

  8. FrankRemley says:

    My questions to Allen West are why did you join that Marxist organization in the first place and why are you only THINKING about resigning from the CBC? You should have quit within five minutes of Carson giving that speech. I know a lot of Tea Partiers/conservatives tend to view West as some sort of Messiah but like the poster above me I’m beginning to have some serious doubts. Don’t give West a bravo for thinking about leaving the CBC. Give him a bravo when he does something besides talk.

  9. ecu22331963 says:

    West (Strike #2)

    What the Hell is wrong with him?

    Why would West partner up with a Bunch of Racist Socialist?

    West signed onto:

    -House – S 627 Budget Control Act of 2011

    – House – H J RES 68 Authorizing the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya

    -H.Res. 292 Declaring that the President shall not deploy, establish, or maintain the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya, and for other purposes

    Nay FL-20 Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D]

    Yea FL-21 Diaz-Balart, Mario [R]

    Nay FL-22 West, Allen [R]

    Agreed with Obama and CBC on The Pigford Settlement.

    West needs to understand, that these people Hate You… with them as the Enemy of Freedom!!

    If you Can’t do the Job, Quit.


    • ecu22331963 says:

      PS: I having being loving Tammy Bruce since the Year Of Our Lord, 1992. Right, Wrong, or Indifferent, I had faith that she would turn that corner, “just for me”. HappyFace-Smile

  10. ShArKy666 says:

    CONSIDERING? lol..i was hoping he’d leave the next day after he got elected…too bad it’s taken this long

  11. Miki Booth says:

    I nominate Rep Allen West to run with Sarah for her VP. Don’t be fooled. West is a natural born Citizen according to Article 2, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution. Marco Rubio is a wonderful Senator but he is not natural born. Only native born. His parents were not naturalized until Marco was 4 years old. And contrary to his biography of his parents “fleeing Cuba after Fidel Castro’s takeover”, they actually entered the United States as legal immigrants with a green card in 1953. Castro did not takeover Cuba until 1959. Marco needs to do the honorable thing and declare that he is not a natural born Citizen. The founder/framers of the Constitution knew the importance of insuring that there would be no divided loyalties or allegiance to another country. TAKE AMERICA BACK! Don’t let the corrupt bastards in D.C. pull the wool over our eyes again.
    Miki Booth
    the REAL Community Organizer from Hawaii – just ask TEXANS FOR PALIN

  12. larrygeary says:

    West is still with the CBC, isn’t he?

  13. JuanitaDugas says:

    Such a disappointment. I don’t even open his weekly e-mail updates anymore; and this after sending a generous donation when he stood up to Debbie Blabbermouth Shultz. Pigford, debt limit fiasco, and “thinking” about leaving CBC all proved too much for me. My fault for putting him on a pedestal. *sigh*

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