Liberal Website Upset that Allen West is Not a Slave to the Leftist Welfare Agenda
“Bossip” is a black celebrity gossip website. Rep. Allen West, a black Republican representing Florida’s 22nd congressional district, was called a “house slave” and an “Uncle Tom” by members of the staff. They don’t like the fact that the successful West isn’t a slave to the Leftist welfare agenda and that he is outspoken in opposition to President Obama and the Democrat Party. If any black opposes any black politician, unless he or she is a conservative Republican, he is an Oreo – black on the outside but white on the inside.
Here’s how the “Bossip” article begins:
Someone get this man a chair, hammock and a loveseat!
Resident house-slave black Republican Allen West channeled his finest Joe McCarthy impression in a town-hall meeting in Florida this past weekend. Allen, claimed that as many as 80 House Democrats are communists and attacked the President in front of a crowd of Tea Party and conservative members.
“Bossip” is hardly the place to go if you are looking for content that is uplifting to blacks in general or women in particular. If you want some idea what’s wrong with popular black culture today, spend some time at “Bossip.”
As is typical of liberal news and commentary outlets, for example, the edited George Zimmerman 9-1-1 tape, “Bossip” didn’t quote all of West’s comments. West defined the group that he said were Communists. “It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus,” West went on to say.
The leadership and membership of the CPC is a “who’s who” of social and political radicalism — from Ron Dellums, who served in Congress from 1971 to 1989, and Peter DeFazio to Maxine Waters and Bernie Sanders. Dellums served as the first openly Socialist Congressman since World War II. Bernie Sanders, the junior Senator from Vermont, is a self-described democratic socialist. He is the first U.S. Senator to identify as a socialist.
How accurate is West’s accusation? In October 2009, the Democratic Socialists of America released a newsletter that stated that 70 members of the U.S. Congress are members of the organization. The following is from the DSA website:
WHO ARE THE SOCIALISTS IN ELECTED OFFICE TODAY?
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].
“He stands by his words,” West spokesman Tim Edson said in statement. “But the words the media needs [sic] to pay attention to are the words of the members of the Progressive caucus. They speak for themselves. Call it what you may, but these House members are clearly not proponents of capitalism, free markets or individual economic freedom.”
It’s the policies of the Congressional Progressive Caucus that have enslaved millions of blacks and whites in America. The true house slaves – black and white – are the real house slaves.