Yesterday, Erika brought you the story about Maxine Waters hitting President Obama during a town hall meeting over jobs policy hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus. In response to the town hall, Rep. Allen West, the only republican member of the CBC, said he wants take black voters away from the the democrat "plantation."
Republican Rep. Allen West, describing himself as a "modern-day Harriet Tubman," said Wednesday he wants to lead black voters on an underground railroad away from the Democratic Party.
"You have this 21st-century plantation that has been out there. Where the Democrat Party has forever taken the black vote for granted and you have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset because they've been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about," West said.
"So 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."
West said Democrats' "social welfare policies" have failed.
Racial tensions were flaring at the meeting in Detroit where Waters was in the hot seat.
Waters said the Congressional Black Caucus "loves" the president, but it is frustrated.
"We're getting tired, y'all," she said. "We want to give him every opportunity. But our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. ... When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go."
The unemployment rate for African Americans is 15.9 percent while nationwide it stands at 9.1 percent.
And West isn't the only one who feels this way:
Runaway Slave is a new documentary that exposes the economic slavery of the Black community to the Progressive policies of the US government and how Black Conservatives are leading the fight so all Americans can be “free at last.”
Runaway Slave follows, C.L. Bryant, former NAACP Chapter President and self-professed “Democratic radical” turned pastor, political activist and Black Conservative. As a first-hand witness of the civil rights movement and a member of an interracial family; C.L. provides unique insight into an issue that is rarely black and white.
Today, groups such as the NAACP and other civil rights leaders are peddling the Black community to the lowest bidders. “There is a 50-year old lie that has caused an entire people to become harlots to the political idea that government knows what is best,” C.L. Bryant. Are today’s civil rights leaders merely the overseers of today’s Progressive plantations?
|Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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