It’s not the first time that Florida Rep. Allen West has used his “Democratic Party Plantation” line. But it is the first time he has called himself a “modern day Harriet Tubman.”
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Harriet Tubman was a selfless, truthful, brave woman who fought for the safety, wellfare, and freedom of all people of color. She fought to better the future for people and the future of our country. She and the white people that believed as she did worked together to better the lives of all those involved. She is a hero of our country. She saved lives of men, women, and children. She earned her position of respect and honor in the history books of our country. She risked her life to save others.
Mr. West does none of the above. Mr. West has no honor. Mr. West does not deserve any respect. He does not work to help people of any color. He does not do whatever is necessary to help those who are homeless, without a job, without food. He does nothing to help the children. He does nothing to help the jobless.
He does everything for the wealthy. He does everything to block help for the jobless. He does everything to stop benefits for the homeless, or hungry, or sick, or elderly.
Mr. West is a REPUBLICAN. That answers all questions of "why?".......all by itself.
Do not vote for Allen West just because he has black skin.
Allen West's skin may be black, but his mind is with the rich.
You can bet that any power Allen West gets he will use to appease his rich masters, and @#?! over everyone else.
Allen West is a scumbag. Allen West wants to destroy America just like every other Republican.
@CHRISTOPHER S.: AGREED!! WHAT. AN. IDIOT!!
Typical repuke... Full of himself and attempting to change facts to fit himself. Shut up West. You are a fool.
Can we stop talking race? That guy, as any politician who tries to play the race card, should be fired.
They have a "black caucus"!!! They have a plantation where they want to have a plantation. Do not make plantations just to suit your ass and you will not be on a plantation.
It is an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of electing inept people to Congress. There were supporters of West here on Care2 who described his heroic military past. Navy seal, parachutes well, and so forth. If he knows how to parachute, let him parachute. What does it have to do with legislation?
The guy obviously goes not know what he is doing, that is why all the tantrums. He feels the need to do something ... He is just on the wrong job.
What's amazing is how some of these Right-Wingnuts are believed by others marching to their drum. Wait. I don't mean to be so unkind. Make that how some confused folks confuse others.
May we all be kinder to ourselves and each other and speak our truths gently.
If I were black, I would be GREATLY OFFENDED by his remarks. He is sinking to a new low bringing race into the fray to persuade black people to vote Republican. It is VERY unfortunate that all the Repigletan supporters here just refuse to see what is right in front of their eyes.
Lol. He is so funny. I wonder if he will take up standup comedian when his term ends?
Harriet Tubman risked her life over and over to bring dozens of slaves to freedom. She could have just saved herself, but she was a selfless warrior and a saint. Allen West isn't qualified to compare himself to Tubman's sweat rag.
He's Harriet Tubman and the Republican Party/Tea Party is the Promised Land??? Oh, please. On which side of the political spectrum do we keep finding people talking about Obama as a tar baby, emailing cartoons where he has a bone in his nose, questioning his Americanism, saying he has a Kenyan anti-colonial world view, and on and on?
I agree Obama could and should be doing more than he has been doing for the middle class, working people and the disenfranchised, but the righties want to do less. Much less. The righties are doing their damndest to destroy Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, every part of the social safety net, the unions that support better wages and working conditions for all, the public schools, environmental safety, and every Obama attempt to create jobs by stimulating the economy. West is the Hariet Tubman driving the train to hell. But he does know enough to send his brother to the Democratic Black Caucus for help getting a job, cause all he'd get from the Republicans are insults and another vote to cut off unemployment benefits.
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