On MLK day, Allen West feels it’s a good time to go after the president. What better way to celebrate a man who asked America to see beyond race than to call Obama a race-baiting opportunist? It’s perfectly fine to do that when you’re Allen.
Mr. President, please don’t play the race card in 2012
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I was born in the inner city of Atlanta in 1961, when segregation was still rife, at a time when I would have been barred from visiting the very beaches that make up part of the congressional district I so proudly represent.
. . it would be a disgrace if Mr. Holder’s comment is the first salvo in the upcoming campaign to deflect honest assessment of the President’s performance in office. This campaign must be about ideas, policy and the direction of this country, and the President must not hide behind a curtain of so-called racial bias . .
My message to President Obama is this: “Mr. President, your very presence in office demonstrates Dr. King’s dream has indeed come true. But how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?”
The legitimacy of the attack is enhanced after Allen reminds everybody he’s a victim of racism. Don’t you think? Anyways, if I get West right, the president campaigning like this would be obscene:
“The people on that plantation are upset because they’ve been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about” . .
“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” . .
Allen? Do you recognize yourself?
Some black leaders “are nothing more than overseers over that plantation,” West said, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-house negro) . .
Call me over-sensitive, but I’m getting a whiff of racial politics.
“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.
I imagine Allen will deny he’s playing the race card; conservatives can’t even do that.
I’m the threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st-century plantation, and they cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there, reverberating and resonating across this country.
He’ll say you’re just angry with him because he’s . . well, black.