Allen West: Democrats Are the New Plantation, and I’m Harriet Tubman
August 18, 2011 - 1:13 pm
It’s been a while since we had an injection of unfiltered Allen West here on the Tatler. On Fox, here’s Rep. West accusing white liberals of using the likes of Jesse Jackson to “pacify” the black community and keep them behind the white liberals to keep them in power. It’s vintage, 180 proof Allen West.
“The people on that plantation are upset because they’ve been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about,” West said in an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” responding to the anger that black Democrats showed earlier this week at a Congressional Black Caucus town hall in Detroit.
“I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the underground railroad away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility,” said West, who is the sole Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Some black leaders are “are nothing more than overseers over that plantation,” West said, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), whose remarks at that town hall expressing frustration with President Barack Obama have drawn widespread attention.
“White liberals have turned over to certain leaders — ‘perceived leaders’ — in the black community like a Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, a Maxine Waters or Barbara Lee, and said, ‘pacify and keep the black community firmly behind us regardless of the failures of our social welfare policies,’” West said.
Funny thing about all this…Democrats ran the old plantations too.
West also hammers Obama for blaming the bad economy on the tsunami, the Arab Spring, etc. So…does Allen West read the Tatler? Because if he does, that would extremely cool.