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  1. #1 Allen West Attends CBC Meeting: "It Is Not About Being A Victim" 
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    I think it's safe to assume that his reception is going to be chilly a best.
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    Why does he want to join the Congressional Black Caucus, anyway? I really like him, but I don't understand why he wants to do this.

    Why is there a black caucus or a Hispanic caucus? So much for post-racialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleda View Post
    Why does he want to join the Congressional Black Caucus, anyway? I really like him, but I don't understand why he wants to do this.

    Why is there a black caucus or a Hispanic caucus? So much for post-racialism.
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    I have a little more faith in West to be able to shake up the CBC a little bit. I think he'll be able to expose the CBC as being just the Leftist racist organization that it is.
    How is he going to do that? And isn't that already well-known about the CBC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bleda View Post
    How is he going to do that? And isn't that already well-known about the CBC?
    Did you read farther down? I detailed that a little bit farther down the thread. Basically, he has them by the short-and-curlies. If they don't admit him, then the CBC loses all credibility amongst Blacks because they will have turned away a Black guy. If they let him in and they don't let him participate, then the same thing happens. And if they let him in and he does participate, then he changes the makeup of the CBC.


    As for whether it's known, that depends upon whom. You and I know this because we're politically aware and pay attention to stuff like this. A whole lot of the voting public, though, is not politically aware at all, and they just swoon at whatever the CBC says because, well, they represent the Black people, right? The CBC (and by extension Democrats) would have everyone believe that Black people are all far-Left revolutionaries. This stereotype gets reinforced with the CBC's makeup and some historical points like the Black Panthers. In reality, though, if you were to question Black people individually and by issue, particularly older Black folks, you would find that a lot of them are far more conservative (especially socially, but also fiscally) than they're made out to be as a group.

    Of course, you and I already know all of this, but like I said, a lot of the voting public doesn't. West has a chance to make a real splash here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    Did you read farther down? I detailed that a little bit farther down the thread. Basically, he has them by the short-and-curlies. If they don't admit him, then the CBC loses all credibility amongst Blacks because they will have turned away a Black guy. If they let him in and they don't let him participate, then the same thing happens. And if they let him in and he does participate, then he changes the makeup of the CBC.


    As for whether it's known, that depends upon whom. You and I know this because we're politically aware and pay attention to stuff like this. A whole lot of the voting public, though, is not politically aware at all, and they just swoon at whatever the CBC says because, well, they represent the Black people, right? The CBC (and by extension Democrats) would have everyone believe that Black people are all far-Left revolutionaries. This stereotype gets reinforced with the CBC's makeup and some historical points like the Black Panthers. In reality, though, if you were to question Black people individually and by issue, particularly older Black folks, you would find that a lot of them are far more conservative (especially socially, but also fiscally) than they're made out to be as a group.

    Of course, you and I already know all of this, but like I said, a lot of the voting public doesn't. West has a chance to make a real splash here.
    Okay, I suppose I could give him a chance. We'll see what happens.
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