GOP Candidate Allen West Rips Obama For Exploiting Race For Political Gain, Wants Black Panthers Investigated, Placed on Terr
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GOP Candidate Allen West Rips Obama For Exploiting Race For
Political Gain, Wants Black Panthers Investigated, Placed on Terrorist
Love this guy…
One of the GOP’s handful of black candidates for Congress condemned
President Barack Obama of exploiting race for political gain.
Allen West, the Republican challenging Rep. Ron Klein (D) in
Florida’s 22nd congressional district, sharply criticized the Obama
administration for having allegedly declined prosecuting the New Black
Panther Party on voter tampering charges for political reasons.
“For an Administration that promised a new era in race relations,
Obama and the Democrats in Congress have demonstrated that race will
continually be exploited for political gain,” said West, who is one of
two African-American Republicans running for Congress who have survived
West was picking up on a meme that’s made its way through
conservative blogs in recent days, based on whistleblower claims made
by a former Justice Department employee. Charges against the Black
Panthers for their actions on Election Day 2008 weren’t pursued because
of racial politics, the employee charged. The Justice Department says
charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
West drew on his own history with race to condemn the Black
Panthers, as well as other black Democrats, who he said had “remained
silent” when he’d been called racially-ringed names during the course
of his campaign.
“The dye has been cast in this election cycle – Democrats and their
liberal progressive socialist allies will continue to play the race
card when it is politically expedient,” West said. “I demand an
investigation of the New Black Panther Party and the placement of it,
along with any extremist group, onto the Terrorist Watch List if
warranted. If that it not done prior to my taking the oath of office as a United States Congressman, it will happen soon thereafter.”
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