The democrat party at the time of Lincoln was a big shot loving, slavery loving party. I would hope that if I lived then I would not have joined. The republican party at that time was the opposite.
Today the republican party is a big shot loving party. And one the represses civil liberties that I feel are crucial. And wants to tax the little guy, and destroy his life.
The parties have shifted agendas over time. Some time around Wilson or Hover they swapped, and today the Repbulicans are not the party of Lincoln. The south eventually understood that, and stood up for the party of racists that the Rep. were in the late 60s. Again, time and them have moved on.
For the record the Democrats voted for the 1964 Civil Rights act. The rightwing often lies about that and says they didn't, but they did
Neither, it's that Allen West is batshit crazy. And that's even without his expecting the voters of today to base their votes on what happened 100 years ago
TO mmmjv : Are you so uninformed as to believe the Democratic propaganda OR is it that your hand is out for anything you can get and 'to Hell' with our country. Which are you?
Allen West thinks he's Harriet Tubman. He also thinks that black people are too stupid to vote Republican should they so desire and so they need some "latter day Harriet Tubman" to guide them. He's also constantly using the race card. claiming President Obama wants to be our slave master, and I've lost count of the number of times he's used the phrase "Democratic plantation" not to mention his latter day Harriet Tubman comment.
West is either a liar, or a cad. the fact of the matter is at that time the racist whites were mostly democrats, at this time the racist whites are mostly republicans, but the name is not important the institution of capitalism uses racism to further its goals of profit for a few, at the expense of the many; be they black or white!!!
Allen is my hero! I hope to get the chance to vote for him as a real commander in chief! God bless him, his family and all true conservatives fighting the good fight! Everyone else can go to hell because they are the problem!
So many "stars" in the Conservative heaven these days. Hoping the long, dry spell is over and we'll have our pick of excellent, praiseworthy, trustworthy candidates lined up for many offices!
Lynchings may not have have started with Republicans and were in the south, however, selling human beings and keeping the profits is a thing of the north. I find the self-righteousness of this issue a little pompous.
Republicans did however make Big Centralized Government a thing we all live under today.
I would follow this MAN whit a can of gas in my left and right hand walking trough hell and back.
This is the leadership we need, to stay free and safe !
Mr. West with all due respect, your viewpoints are anathema to 96% of the Negroes in this country who only care about getting "free stuff". They are also unacceptable to many White Southern Conservatives such as myself. We are not ashamed that our ancestors seceded from the tyrannical Washington government and many of us admire John Wilkes Booth and abjure Lincoln. As a Southerner who has lived in an integrated society from childhood, I can assure you and your Northern White Republican followers that your pleas to the Negro community will fall on deaf ears. You think "If we could just explain to these Black Folks that the Republican party freed the slaves then they would vote for us out of gratitude". Not likely, since you want to cut back on their "free stuff" and kick them off the modern day equivalent of the nice, safe plantation. Get this and get it good, the Republican Party needs to write the Negroes off and begin solidifying it's support among Whites. Had Mr. Romney gotten 64 % of the White vote instead of 61% he would be President this morning. What we must make White people see is that the Democrats are solely in the business of giving "free stuff" to the Negroes and discriminating against Whites, which given the present environment should be easy to do. Fan the flames of resentment and turn the Democrats into a party that only represents the interests of minorities, which is in point of fact, the truth. You can have the Negro vote or you can have the vote of White Southerners, but you cannot have both.
The bleeping Yankee, in his white-bread , racist communities in New york and the rest of New England will never take a minute, even a New York minute to try to understand another human being. The Hannity's and the rest of the Madison Avenue, cocktail conservatives will go on pointing out the hypocrisy of the left as if someone will become so motivated that they will change their vote.
Yankees are born stupid. I think its because of the years of incestuous and racist behavior common in the clannish neighborhoods from the Hamptons to the Bronx.
No President hailing from Illinois will ever understand either. We are on our own, my friend.
"You can have the Negro vote or you can have the vote of White Southerners, but you cannot have both."
Not 'exactly' correct. The number of Black conservatives in the south is growing every day. They will always be the 'minority' within the minority but don't write them off. Contrary to the 'spin' propagated by the 'media', the south is probably the most successfully 'integrated' part of the nation. It's the northeastern and mid western Black communities promoting the 'separate and unequal' mantra spurred on by racist crooks like Charlie Rangel and Barack Obama. The south has the likes of Col. West and Herman Cain, among others. The south will rise again and it will be the the southern Black community that will first figure out they have been played for a batch of suckers, by the Democratic Party.
“I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson (D) to two governors on Air Force One -
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ
Great points! Examples: Chicago, Phili, Detroit, Mpls, all armpits which huge minority populations with their hands out.
To help the minority conservative black vote in the south I think a political ad using the two statements by LBJ would be a good start to solidify that. If I was black and was already leaning conservative those would be fighting words. Of course we know this is the attitude of political liberals everywhere so we could throw in a couple more recent quotes to go along with it.
Write to 'The Five' and 'Red Eye' and insist they book Alfonzo Rachel, like I have. I'd pay to watch 'Zo' and Beckel go at it. ;-)
'Zo' has done late night TV before, you know. ;-) ;-)
Those are the best 2 words I've read on this thread! Add in the young man Colion Noir and have them tag team and wouldn't that be a site to see! I would pay for seats to that event.
2 words. Alfonzo Rachel. ;-)
The libs can deal with old Black Conservatives in suits but 'Zo' is a whole different ball game. He's 'hip' (to use a word from my generation). Young black kids (and White lids too) will watch his stuff.
I agree with you have to be able to relate to the audience. They've been brainwashed into believing they are entitled because of "slavery", "whites are bad", etc. Continuing to focus on the past just won't get us there. People have to be taught that you are dealt a hand in life and need to take that hand and improve yourself.
Yeh! but LBJ just solidifies, in his comments, the racist attitude we know liberal Democrats have towards blacks.
S.C.R.E.W. Jeb Bush, his "Bought and Paid For" Waterboy and the Republican controlled legislature in Florida who was so threatened by this man that they chose to redistrict him out of his congressional seat instead of the DNC Chair socialist Wasserman-Schultz.
S.C.R.E.W. the gopE who would rather carpet bomb freedom loving Americans than fight the Democrats.
S.C.R.E.W. Marco Rubio who can't talk half as good as this man, who voted for Hanoi John, Brennan, and refused to call out corruptocrat Jack Lew, who'd rather partner with Chuck U. Screwmer, who doesn't know want it means to work and not live on the government dole.
The gopE is my enemy because they believe "Better a Democrat than anyone who is not one of us."
I'm only voting for freedom not the Fabian socialists in the Bush mafia. Cast in concrete.
Excellent! One more important point about Rubio, he ran on rule of law, border enforcement and no amnesty and is now preaching AMNESTY to his race. He is about race over country, Constitution and Rule of Law and that is unacceptable.
I'll give you this,. guest---you really know your Bush, my friend!
To H.E.L.L. with the National Socialist Republican's party.
Allen West is THE man. I would vote for him in a heartbeat. But I still think he needs some more time in elected office, if for anything else just to establish more political credibility with the low information voters out there. Although Obama was a US Senator for less than two years before he ran for president, he at least was in the Illinois legislature for a few years before that. West only served one term in Congress. That may not be enough for some voters out there, but it certainly is enough for me. We need a man like Allen West so very badly in Washington today. I hope he gets there.
obama may have been in the Ill legislature but he more often than not voted present. he did little to improve lives of chicago voters. he was always going after the next level, quitting before serving out his full term in both IL and the U.S. Senate.
If you look at what he's done as president, he's pretty much "quit" on that too giving the resposibility over to democrats, except for the executive orders he's thrown on us.
"But I still think he needs some more time in elected office"-
That is not what leadership is about, being an experienced insider- A leader leads, gives the orders based on his ideals and goals, the end result direction he/she wants the nation to go in, and end up as, and is not adherent to how much experience he has.
Regardless, in Rep. LtCol Allen West's case, he has more than enough experience as a leader in the Military, the Community, and Congress, more than Obama ever had, thus with Obama you see his vision and end goal direction resulting from his policies- ie; the internal destruction and collapse of America, of Capitalism, of Individual Freedom and Liberty.
Career elitist permanent political class politicians are whom and what helped to get us into this mess, and what is preventing us from getting out of this mess, so I do not see your basis of experience level has any credibility on this issue.
I would take a Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Allen West, Michelle Bachmann, Mia Love, or any other newly elected freshman in Congress, over career permanent political elitist politicians, any day of the week, month, or year- for it's their conservative American ideals, values, and core principles of protecting, defending, and adhering to the US Constitution, supporting Free market Capitalism, Democracy, Freedom and Liberty that are their guiding virtues that give them direction as a leader, not any radical ideological political agenda, let alone personal benefit of power and financial gain, that comes from exploiting the people of this Nation.
kind of funny, we republicans are supposed to be "racist" but the stars in the republican party are cruz, west and lee. seems pretty diverse to me.
It would take a MIRACLE for West to win the WH in 2016. That said, I believe in a God of miracles!!!
HA! He said it!
Choosing a candidate based on "Whose turn is it next?"
I've made that argument since Bob Dole!
we have a "it's my turn" for governor here in virginia come the fall. we have odd year elections for state run offices. when the conservative attorney general decided to run for governor, he got his base up and running and on committees. Now we have a closed primary- thank goodness - and the 'it's my turn" candidate is deciding whether to run as an independent or not. he's taking his marbles home and pouting that he didn't get the nomination for the republican party. he's served as lt. governor for 8 years and has not been very effective.
That's the truth!!! I cracked up when he almost uttered the word "loser."
Now the clown establishment is trying to push "dough boy" out in New Jersey as a contender for 2016.
...well... when it get's hot in the kitchen, Dough boy has proven that he will roll over and butter-up for the federal bread-line so he can bring home the bacon.
Well... look what good it has done for NJ. If CC had taken the opportunity to turn out the unions and expose them for the greedy, prosperity-blocking and help-blocking bastards that they are, you'd see NJ fixed by now. How long did it take for them to get power? How many willing crews of linemen did they turn away?
...and how long did it take for congress to push out the $$? The federal teat gives sour milk. I can't understand how long it is taking for people to understand that.
What West says is true about the Democrappic party. They have been on the wrong side of freedom and liberty for decades, with very few exceptions. You will not hear any of this in the revisionist history classes of our state-run re-education centers.
Alan West, a man screwed by REPUBLICANS who were in charge of redrawing his congressional district so he could not win! Yet he still is covering for them!