By The Right Scoop


This happened 6 months ago, well before Cathy plunged Chick-fil-A into the spotlight, however this still rocks:

HUFFINGTON POST – A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A chicken and biscuits to their weekly meeting — and then walking out — when it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post that the incident happened about six months ago but is now fresh in his mind given West’s recent comments in support of the fast food chain, which is run by a well-known Christian and backer of anti-gay religious organizations. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week sparked a nationwide response from gay rights activists after publicly denouncing marriage equality.

“We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides the lunch one of the weeks when we meet,” Hastings said in a Monday interview. The lunches, he said, are often quite delicious.

“We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice,” Hastings said. But West “sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”

“That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended,” he said.

Asked more specifically why lawmakers were insulted, Hastings said it was because they saw West’s actions as making a statement in support of the conservative views held by Chick-fil-A leaders. West is the only Republican member of the caucus.

“He did it deliberately,” Hastings said, explaining that he saw West’s message as, “You know, ‘That’s what I think of you all.'”

The Democratic lawmaker said West hasn’t been back to any CBC meetings since then.

TOUGH. AS. NAILS.

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  • http://www.soopermexican.com Soopermexican

    That’s what he thinks of you all? Like.. what – you enjoy good chicken?! EAT THE DAMN CHICKEN!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      Racist!!!!!!!!

      • KenInMontana

        I would have brought “cold case” chicken. So would that make me a “stone cold racist”? ;)

        • warpmine

          Should have ordered up a Russian specialty and said enjoy comrades.

          • jdbaird

            Russian borscht, haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

    lol, would have been better if he brought it to them on Chi-fi-la appreciation day.

  • SaraPFan

    What. a. bunch. of. whiners.

    They didn’t get their collard greens or Jamaican beans and rice so everyone was offended that West didn’t fall in line and groupthink.

    • Susanna958

      No, I think they felt overdue for the watermelon.

  • virginiagentleman1

    What a man! You’ve just GOT to love West’s approach to the CBC and other ‘problems’!

    If Romney WERE a smart man as some say he is, this is the one he should consider.
    West would make an excellent VP. Check out some of his quals, Warrior and Army officer, fearless in the face of adversaty, a natural leader, and perhaps Mr. Romney has noticed that West isn’t a boring old white guy? Nor a racist boring old black guy like Hastings!

    • toongoon

      West would be an excellent choice for VP. He is definitely a natural leader. However, Romney is not, so he has a little trouble identifying true leadership.

      • virginiagentleman1

        Impeccible logic my friend! And true.

      • white531

        Here’s a question for all of you, but I’ll stage it with toongoon. What is the difference between a successful businessman and a natural leader like West? Not a trick question. Give me you best answer.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Not much, execpt in the case of politics. The true leader is not afraid to call things like they are, and not afraid to go against the grain, or PC crap.
          But that’s just my humble opinion, and I didn’t mean to interrupt ;-)

          • toongoon

            There’s no interrupting here sheriff.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              DOH! sorry ;-) *blush*

              • toongoon

                I meant, it’s impossible to interrupt here. You are welcome anytime sister.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  :-D Thanks brother!

                  well, I’m off to watch “Dreams of My Real Father” now. Should be interesting ;-)

                • toongoon

                  Enjoy.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Dang, this movie is an eye opener! I knew some of the stuff, but my! It ought to be required viewing for all who vote.

                • marketcomp

                  Man I wish we could all go see the movie by Dinesh D’Souza, ” LOVE HIM HATE HIM YOU DON’T KNOW HIM.” Now that is a perfect title, especially for the drones.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  I know! I haven’t seen it either. would love to see the new one coming out 2016 too.

          • white531

            No, the question was for everyone. I just staged it under a comment by toongoon.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              Thanks white531 :-)

        • toongoon

          Good question. I deliberately avoided it in my comment but you are forcing me to answer anyway. Good on you.

          A leader is a people manager, a business man is a money manager. A leader can lead money managers, but the money manager cannot necessarily lead people

          • white531

            Good answer. I like the way you think. My thought was pretty much the same. That’s why I want a Military man on the ticket.

            • toongoon

              High five!!

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                I’d say group hug, but talking about a military man like west, maybe I should say, group grunt instead? ;-)

                • toongoon

                  Yeah, kind of a testosterone thing.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  lol you guys are funny.

            • Patriot077

              Especially a military man with a degree in Economics like our favorite Lt. Colonel. Doubles the pleasure :)

          • marketcomp

            Oww! Great answer, toongoon!

        • sjmom

          A natural leader is usually born with the gift to lead others while a successful businessman usually learns through experience, and sometimes it is the experience of others.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          None.

          • white531

            But, RighteousCrow, you gave no reason why. I know it was just a question and you don’t have to go any further with it if you don’t want to. It was meant simply as a question to provoke conversation on the obvious difference between someone like Romney and someone like Allen West. What kind of leader do we need? What kind of leader would do the country the most good at this rather crucial time in our Republic? A businessman to help the struggling economy, or a Military leader to protect against all the threats against us that are coming in almost daily? Or maybe both? How we do those two very important things? Invigorate the Economy to produce a better life for Americans and at the same time, protect what we have from enemies, both foreign and domestic. When you boil all the comments down to the very basic form, that is what most thinking Americans want. They want to feel safe. They want a nice home and enough to eat. They want their children to have a future. In summary, they want to enjoy the American Dream. Whenever Conservatives invoke, “The American Dream,” comment, the Liberals go nuts. They maintain the Dream is only for certain Americans and not others. Not true, of course, but that is their game and that is why they continue to feed the pigeons in the park, to keep them dependent on people like Harry Reid and Pelosi. I have to cut this short, because it’s turning into another one of my books. I only posed the question to see what kind of leader you think we should have in these rather dubious times. Thought it would be interesting.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

              enjoyed the reading

            • lanahi

              Romney is trying to be a one-trick pony, speaking about the economy as the only real issue.

              West is trying to protect us from big government encroachment. He feels FREEDOM is the real issue to address. And he knows that the economy and everything else will be better off without Big Government involvement too. He also wants to protect the strength of our military. And he believes strongly in these conservative principles, speaks to us frankly and clearly, and uses common sense.

              One is a wimp who changes with the political climate, a follower of someone else and not a leader. The other is bold in standing up for American values. That boldness is most unusual in politics and most needed. People connect to him because of that, which makes him a true leader.

              A leader is one who CAN lead.

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                whoo hoooo! Yay lanahi!!

            • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

              My apologies, White [you can call me ‘Crow’], I misunderstood the premise of your question. My answer is still the same, however: either category could be a stellar POTUS. Remember, Reagan was neither a businessman nor military leader; yet he kept us both safe AND economically healthy.

              Col. West is far and away a better candidate because of his articulate leadership qualities and unshakeable dedication to the principles of our Constitution. It it looks like we won’t have that choice, however; and I do believe Romney has the business acumen to put America on the path to economic good health and to ‘hire’ competent military advisers to keep us safe. Romney didn’t save the 2002 Olympics alone; he assembled and directed the team that did. I’ve always said that we must vote the RINOs out and surround Romney with strong conservatives in the legislature to keep him on track.

              Romney’s chances of being a 2-term Pres are slim to none, as I’m guessing he will be compromised by the RINO contingent causing the increasingly-enlightened Tea Party to turn the trick with a true conservative candidate in 2016.

              I’ve been a small business controller for 40 years and can recognize a good leader!

              [ps, Sorry this response is so late; I changed my email to ‘Reagan.com’ and hadn’t let Disqus in on it.]

              • pdxlady

                I want to switch over to Reagan.com for my email as well. Have you had it long enough to recommend it? Thanks!

                • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

                  Just got it, pdxl, so can’t recommend yet. Their step-by-step to establish was very good, and they offer live chat (which I didn’t need).

                  I’ve added it to my Mozilla Thunderbird, so I don’t go on the web site. Will put it through its paces and update y’all.

                • pdxlady

                  Thank you!

        • MaxineCA

          All great leaders (military or private sector) have many things in common in order to be successful to accomplish their goals. Here are a few similarities:

          Clearly defined goals and a clear cut plan to make them happen, but nimble enough to adjust the plan as situations and results change.

          Bring together the right group (expertise) that will be honest with you to help accomplish those goals.

          Stay in touch with the “troops”, listen and address their concerns.

          Always keep your “troops” informed of the status of the mission (goal) and ask for their input.

          Pay attention to the morale, and do not burn them out.

          I think Romney has proven to be a great leader in the business world, as has Allen West in the military arena. I really wish Romney would pick West as his VP, as he would bring expertise regarding the military. That’s what I would do, but I’m not running for POTUS.

          • StandingGround

            Also, a Great leader not only has the ability to rally his followers, but because he has proven himself Trustworthy, he has the ability to keep them dedicated to follow.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              Excellent point StandingG!

              • StandingGround

                Thanks, and why are we up at this hour?

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  I have no idea lol. I’m off to bed for sure this time ;-) Night!

                • white531

                  Because we are losing our country?

            • white531

              Standing Ground, I know what you are trying to say. But the Mongol Lords also enjoyed total support, because if they didn’t, heads rolled. That also kept their followers dedicated to follow.

              • StandingGround

                Yeah, I see your point, white531. It’s a shame that we live in a world that everything that is done for right and good can also be flipped around and used for evil. I was focusing on the USA and my thought process didn’t go to those evil, murderous tyrants. Ruling by fear and making heads roll to have loyalty can be a sign of good leadership? I guess so, if we’re considering all worldly standards equal.

          • white531

            Maxine, I don’t mean to dis the others who contributed to the question. There is some truth in each answer that they gave. But yours was the most accurate. The explanation you gave defined what is expected of a leader of men. The answer you gave, leaned more toward Allen West than Romney. That was the answer I was seeking, when I asked the question. Let us, for a moment, go back to Cave Man days. What was the centerpiece of their very existence? Would you agree that it was defense against their enemies? Because first, they had to survive. That was a given. The second thing that guaranteed their continued existence, was plentiful food. Translate that to mean, the economy. Cavemen didn’t drive four wheel drive pickup trucks. To them, the economy meant killing a Mammoth, so people could eat for a few more weeks. Things have become a bit more complicated since those days, but the basic facts haven’t changed all that much. You need a businessman who makes sure everyone eats and you need a warrior who makes sure your enemies don’t get close to your campfire and your womenfolk and children. Romney and Allen West sort of complete that picture for me. Probably won’t happen, but a man can dream.

            • MaxineCA

              Many men and women have shown great leadership throughout our history. It takes both to have courage and impact situations at the time. Margaret Thatcher was a great example.

              If we don’t have a strong economy, we will, we can not have a strong military. I think we need both if we are going to survive. Please wake me up, as I feel like I’m living in a nightmare!

              • white531

                No, Maxine, you’re not living in a nightmare. Because you know what’s wrong with the picture.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

          a natural leader has instincts to accomplish objectives of a profession, before the successful businessman knows it’s time for plan B.
          Kind of like the One Minute Manager, leadership first.

          • white531

            Good answer, TIMERUNNER. Let me change the scenario just a bit. How about when people are shooting at you while you are trying to accomplish those objectives? Does that change the outcome?

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

              the businessman with his weapon would hide under his desk waiting for the easy shot and would forget the objective, on the other hand a leader with a weapon would if necssary, leap over the desk in the line of fire stopping the shooters while accomplishing the objective(s).

              • white531

                Thank you, TIMERUNNER, You get the gold ring.

                • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

                  I just read your response to one of our friends Rightouscow who replied “NONE” to your question,. to be honest, I didn’t relate your question to Romney or West, but I understand your points.
                  When Gov.Romney is elected there should be room for patriots like LTC West in the Romney administration, and there is a large pool of patriots to choose from.
                  this was interesting, with interesting results.

                  thanks white531 and thanks for the gold. LOL (:

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

          interesting question

        • toongoon

          As I sought out these quotes on leadership, I compared the words to each of the three men whom we are most concerned about now; West, Romney, Obama.
          On a scale from one to ten, where do each of these men rate?

          “The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

          “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” John Buchan

          “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

          “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” George Patton

          “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
          Theodore Roosevelt

          “The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.” Publius Syrus

          “He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.” Solon

          “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” Everett Dirksen

          “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”
          Abraham Lincoln

          “Let him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.”
          Thomas Carlyle

          In my opinion, West is superior by at least 5 points.

    • white531

      virginiagentleman, you are right on target.

    • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

      For all the reasons you mention, West has likely already turned Romney down by now.

    • Orangeone

      Secretary of Defense is best.

    • poljunkie

      VG, I’ve noticed your absence, and I hope all is well.

      Poljunkie (Sandi)

      • virginiagentleman1

        All is well, milady! I spent a week sailing on the Chesapeake Bay! IT WAS WONDERFUL!
        A longtime friend lent me his 48ft Island Packet sailboat and the wife and I had a great time and recharged our batteries! I feel like a young man again!

        Sandi, thank you for noticing our absence and expressing your concerns. You are a dear friend and I hope to meet you and your family one of these days.

        VG

        • poljunkie

          Thats awesome. Good for you!

          Maybe someday we will meet. We travel for vacations ( Hubby and I just returned as well), and my son, (who is a teacher/coach) when he can get away- and I take a weekend or two a year to travel around the country for rock concerts. So one of these days, we just may pop up in your neck of the woods!
          In any event, I am very happy and relieved to hear all is well with you.

          :-)

          • virginiagentleman1

            Yep, one of these days milady. Getting ready now to take Ma-n-law to the doctor for her monthly checkup, so I’ll chat with you later. VG

  • MaroonRepublic

    They cry racism on anything and everything. I bet if pelosi came in shouting the “n” word then that would probably be fine with them. “oh that nancy, she is such a card”

    • toongoon

      Wouldn’t surprise me if that happens all of the time, just the way you described it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000829771072 John Q. Jones

    I’d have fed them barbecue dog from Indonesia… O’Bummer’s favorite dish. ROFL (sorry if that offends you dog lovers.. it was just rhetoric, I promise!) LOL

    • http://twitter.com/MetsFanInDallas Adam

      hysterical

  • http://twitter.com/KarenJourden Karen Jourden

    I would just eat the chicken but then maybe they were afraid that eating it would give them some common sense.

  • marketcomp

    Now that is awesome! Go Allen West!

  • keyesforpres

    Sickening the way the article was written, “denouncing marriage equality”. Um, no. Cathy supports keeping marriage the way it’s always been.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I love the anti gay thing they always say. Kind of like anti choice. NO, we’re PRO traditional marriage and PRO life. If anyone is anti, it’s liberals.

      • marketcomp

        Amen, A! You are on fire tonight!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Thanks m :-D

    • steprock

      I noticed that too. Against “marriage equality”? They also like to call pro life groups “anti choice” instead, even though we go along and use the term “pro choice” for some reason.

      It’s all about controlling rhetoric. Sadly, I bet Huffpo readers don’t catch the manipulation.

  • John3_3

    What can I say? My soul! This guy is great! He has testicles of steel! Head and shoulders above the rest! A league of his own! Love him!

  • kcast2011

    So I guess this Democrat member of congress is implying that Allen West a black man is a racist. Laughable. Not his fault all his people want to eat is fried chicken. I said it once I’ll say it again: Any black person with a brain is a conservative. Any black person that doesn’t live down to stereotypes and doesn’t let stereotypes define him is a conservative. Just simple and plain.

  • Cindy09

    Jeeze!!! They were actually offended before they knew they were offended!!! What bullsh*t is that?? They are tying the recent events to some Chick Fil-A that were delivered to them some six months ago??? Talk about being crazy!!! Obviously they ate it but did not die! They did not raise questions then either!!! Have they thought about the chicken actually being halal??? A lot of fast food chains serve halal chicken. Can halal chicken be gay chicken??? That would be insulting to some community don’t you think?

    Halal (Arabic: حلال‎ ḥalāl, “permissible”) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law.

  • Landscaper59

    Quoting- “We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. Heck mister Hastings, I’m white and love these items, what’s wrong with “Some Chick and Biscuits?”

  • tvlgds

    Gotta love Allen West!

  • digitalPimple

    Awesome. LOLOLOL. Good for West. Right on.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I like your screen name. It made me laugh. :-D

  • toongoon

    So now Allen West is racist?

    I’ll bet CBC was offended right down to the last scrap of meat on the bones.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    These people need to GROw UP! I mean, please! Complaining because a republican, the ONLY republican brought a lunch from a conservative restaraunt. Grow the he!! up you ungrateful bigotted jackwagons!

    And this makes me love Allen west even more, which I didn’t know was possible.

    Sorry- the capital w doesn’t want to work on my keyboard.

    • toongoon

      Are you sure that’s not a George “W” bush thing your keyboards got going there?

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        lol, why, maybe! It could be his fault after all!

    • marketcomp

      ;)!

  • KenInMontana

    Heh, Well played Colonel, well played indeed Sir.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Being offended is a full time job for these folks. It makes them hungry.

  • drphibes

    I could see it being offensive if it was chicken and watermelon. But it wasn’t. It was chicken and biscuits. And neither did it have the offensive Caucasian visage of Colonel Sanders on a bucket. Finger lickin’ good, my eye!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Call me ignorant or naive, but I never did understand why chicken and watermelon was considered a “black” thing. I could eat watermelon all day long with a good side of fried chicken and biscuits. The first fast food place I loved when I moved to the States was Popeyes. ?

      • marketcomp

        Me too, A! Watermelon is good for ya and life according to me, fried chicken is too!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          I’ve got a yummy recipe for fried chicken that’s not really fried. I love it any ol’ way though.

          • Patriot077

            My husband always told me he married me for my fried chicken :)

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              LOL. That’d be a good reason ;-) It does help to be a good cook! I know mine didn’t marry me for my housekeeping lol!

              • Patriot077

                Sounds yummy! I’ve done something similar with corn flake crumbs – hey, it’s all good!

              • p m

                Thanks for sharing! Will try it for sure.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  You’re welcome! :-D Hope you like it.

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

        It’s not racist, it follows this formula:

        True=>Politically Incorrect=>Racist

        The only thing that would make it racist would be applying that stereotype to people as a whole, beyond logic and reason (meaning that the food choice was made an issue). For example, if you offered me tacos as a meal, I might be offended (if you insisted on the meal) because you thought my culinary desires were so simplistic, but that implies that I wanted to be treated without regard to ethnicity, which by default, a “black” caucus chooses that form of segregation, and so they can’t complain when another chooses to identify them by race as they do themselves.

        Selectively offended is a good phrase. By choosing race as a defining standard, they open themselves to stereotypes more than anyone else, and even more-so if those stereotypes are true, but politically incorrect. For example #2, if we have dinner, you’re damn right I would like some tortillas there, and I would actually consider you a good host if you had them…….it’s all about a chip on their shoulder. Once people (Mexican descendants included) get over the hate, there will be acknowledgement that there are more important things to worry about, but with people constantly making the false hate/race argument an issue, it will not happen any time soon.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          well explained and said Ozzie. :-)

        • white531

          Ozzie, that was a great comment. Best compliment I can give you.

      • drphibes

        Ignorant! Naive! (You said to call you ignorant or naive, so I hurled both epithets at you.)

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          lol. Spaz- you know what I meant!

      • drphibes

        If you eat it with an Uncle Remus accent, it becomes especially stereotypical. “Yessa. Dissa gooooood wawta mellon! Pass me some chickuns!” But just to deliver some delicious Chick-Fil-A to the caucus without any commentary is rather neutral, I think.

      • Patriot077

        Can’t answer the why of it, ABC, but I got myself into a heck of a lot of trouble at work one day when I commented on my black friends knowing how to barbeque. No put down intended – it was the honest truth. And they shared their special tips and recipes with me though my ribs were never anywhere close to as good as theirs.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          THat’s just the thing that annoys me the most. Some of us think nothing of race when we do things or say things, but others do. These days, everything we say or do can be taken as a racist thing even if we never meant it or thought about it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been accused of being racist, not even thinking about race. For instance, a while back, I had posted on my facebook one of my paintings I had finished when I lived in Texas. An old highschool “friend” saw it and commented that she liked the painting, but then added “well, I guess now I know why you don’t like obama.” I didn’t think anything of it, because as everyone knew (or so I thought) that I don’t like dear leader because he’s a marxist thug, but she implied that for the specific reason was because I lived in Texas for a while. She unfriended me right after- no loss there whatsoever. But, So what, according to her and others, I picked up racism because I lived in a southern state for 2 years? who the heck is the bigot there?
          Ah, there are so many examples just like yours. It’s pathetic. we’re the racist ones, yet they’re the ones who look at skin color.

          • white531

            I have said this before, but it doesn’t seem to ever stick. When our Founders brought slaves here to this country to pick cotton and take care of the plantations, they created a very special group of people. They created a group of people dependent on someone else for their very existence. The Plantations were an economy unto themselves. They needed nothing that they could not get for themselves. They didn’t actually need a Federal Government. The South had created it’s own Society and it’s own wealth. It was called, “Cotton,” and everyone wanted it. Even without the Civil War, the industry of the North would have overtaken the agriculture of the South, eventually. When the war was won and the South lost, the slaves gained their Freedom. But, did they really? I think what they really did was exchange one Massa for another. Over two hundred years later, this rather large group of black people who call themselves Americans, still depend on the government for their very existence. The ones who escape from this prison, like Allen West, are criticized and made to look foolish. The Congressional Black Caucus. What a joke. No, joke is not the right word. What a sadness. The sadness is that after more that two hundred years, these people still believe in a, “Massa.” Someone to take care of them. Oh, I’ll get roasted for this one for sure. But, I’m a little bit like Allen West. I say what I truly believe and damn the consequences. I don’t care if you are a green Martian living in Toledo, Ohio. This country gives you the same opportunity it gives all Americans. You just have to get off your butt and work for it. If you were paying attention, you would notice that Allen West just did that. So did Condoleeza Rice. Mia Love is just now getting her second wind. Watch these great black Americans as they discard the burden of the Democratic Party and begin to make a difference. As I always say, folks, it’s better than television.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              well said, and I agree. There have been enough success stories of black Americans who started off with little chance, but made something great of themselves for the same pitiful excuses given to the masses to work anymore. I could spew out more names, but we all know who they are- but according to the black plantation, they are all either uncle Toms or oreos or not really black or whatever. It’s pitiful. The only ones keeping black folks down are really the black folks. I just read a great article earlier today by Mychal Massie about the flack that Olympic gold gymnast Gabby Douglas has gotten from fellow blacks. It sums up pretty much the same as you just said.
              People always think of blacks as being somehow inferior because so many start out dirt poor- but no one in the liberal camp every bothers to tell them they don’t have to stay that way. But when someone who actually does care, or shows them how they can get out of it, they’re labled racists or worse. Its sad.
              People of all skin types come from poverty, but it seems that these black groups, the NAACP, Caucus, the rev’s not so sharpton etc. use the skin color to keep themselves in business. Lord I wish more black folks would wake up!
              Here’s a link to the article if you want to read. I love Mychal Massie. He doesn’t give a rat’s butt about pc crap either. http://mychal-massie.com/premium/black-idiots-respond-to-olympics-champ/

              • white531

                Cool words, AmericanBorninCanada. Cool words.

                • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

                  Agreed white531. This type of educational discussion between yourself, ABC and BR is one of the prime reasons I am a loyal reader/contributor to this website. Not a day goes by when I don’t learn something new from RS or from the comments that follow! It’s a pleasure to be here.

                • white531

                  You’re part of this, whitewolf. All of us being here is what makes it great.

                • pdxlady

                  I have been catching up on the comments today, and totally agree with you, Whitewolf2009. The comments/discussions on this site are really an education to me, and I think the best of the best are on this site.

                  Thanks to all of you all! I am happy to be here too.

                  And ABiC, I am going to try your chicken too…sounds yummy, thanks!

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  I love Scoop because it’s full of thoughtful and intelligent folks, but even when we don’t all always agree, we are civil. This is THE best place to be :-D
                  I do hope you like the chicken pdxlady! :-D

                • white531

                  AmericanborninCanada, you hit upon something here that I have been meaning to mention myself. There are no Illiterates here. Everyone here is fairly eloquent in their written comments and grammatical errors are almost non-existent. It is a refreshing difference from some of the other sites I visit and I believe it is one of the things that makes being here such a pleasure.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  I’ve noticed that too. Most times when there’s a spelling or grammar error, it’s just our quick fingers on the keyboard lol! :-D
                  Personally, I love the fact that all of us are able to spell words out completely- none of the texting short hand crap ;-)

                  You missed some earlier stuff white, but we may have a chance to do it again if something comes up- but a few of us have done funny comments making plays on classical music composers, and spoken different languages too. Scoop is great to put up with our silliness some times!

              • Betsey_Ross

                Wow, ABinC, you have brought back some interesting memories of snippets of converstations I have had with fellow teachers that happened to be black. One conversation described the Black Experience as holding on to the collective. They all figured they could not get anywhere in life without their collectives, CBC, NAACP, etc. Apparently they feel they have been discriminated against for so long that they feel they can’t get anywhere on their own. I always felt that this particular teacher taught her black kids this. She was always reading books to her kids written by black authors who had this same wrong headed idea. And yet she rose in the ranks of the teachers’ association to its president for a few years before she retired.

                This attitude also prevailed among our black students(who would have seen that coming?) They thought getting good grades and being disciplined in their school work and in life was ‘acting white.’ Now you understand why Gabby Douglas was taking such flack from her black contemporaries. Most of them do not have the fortitude to strike out on their own. No pioneering spirit because they are stuck in the collective. They do not believe in individualsim and you can see the results of the ones that do. They are scorned and mocked at every occasion. They just will not assimilate into the American culture although they have been here for years and years.

                As silly as this sounds Chick Fil A only has white meat in their sandiches. I’ve never had anything else except their nuggets and they appear to be white meat also. Blacks seem to think that fried chicken is their own personal domain and only buy it at certain places, like Popeye’s. If whites like it, they become offended. Because Allen West “acts white” you can see why he doesn’t fit in with the CBC. These blacks have constructed their own little black world where no whites are allowed and they can remain perpetually offended.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  boy Betsey, you said it much better than I did! :-D

                • white531

                  Betsey, you said it better than i did. Kudos!

                • white531

                  Can you believe I just posted almost the identical comment as AmericanborninCanada 10 hours ago? Wasn’t paying attention. I’m just gonna leave it. Shows how much we think alike.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  Now you are officially welcomed lol! A lot of us do that on a regular basis :-) A site of great minds!

              • white531

                I’m behind in my reading, Americanbornincanada, but I promise I will get to it.

                • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

                  No problem white! It’s a good read, but I know what you mean. Between here and facebook articles, I am SO behind lol. Have a Blessed evening my friend!

            • Patriot077

              I have wondered what our nation would be like had the Dems not repealed all the Civil Rights legislation the Republicans passed after the Civil War. It took another 100 years to tackle the issue again though we’ve learned the resulting law was flawed.

              A good article on American Thinker http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/black_and_right_forgotten_black_conservative_george_s_schuyler.html

              • white531

                Thanks for the link, Patriot. American Thinker is a good site.

          • Patriot077

            Amazing to learn how many superficial “friends” we have. It shows me how deeply our nation is polarized now. At least the race card doesn’t have the same impact it once did. I can’t wait to see the movie C. L. Bryant made but it isn’t in my area yet.

  • p m

    How about these ‘progressives’ get themselves a brain one at one of their meetings. Then they could rotate that and maybe learn something.

    • toongoon

      They are afraid that if they do that the room will tip over.

      • p m

        Woyldn’t want to insert a little equilibrium there, would we?
        Good one, toon! Very good.

      • anyonebutbarry2012

        lol now that was funny !!!!!!!!!!!!

      • anyonebutbarry2012


        i never seen this parody of this.

        • toongoon

          That’s good. I’ve never seen it either.

          • anyonebutbarry2012

            did you read the comments? those were pretty funny

            • toongoon

              No, I didn’t see them, thanks for pointing them out, They are funny.

  • Susanna958

    LOL!!!

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    i have such respect for allen west.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    I love this guy, and with actions like that I love him even more, I dont think I have seen another politician like allen west who is not afraid to insult the left. Love it, Love it, Love it, Love it.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    I bet they ate it anyway. Chick-Fil-A is irresistible.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

      yeah they ate the chicken alright, but wait! no gnaw bone? thats offensive.

  • sjmom

    Offended by a free lunch………….only a Democrat. And Chick Fil A is good food; love the chicken nuggets and chicken salad.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Chicken supreme sandwich with pepperjack cheese. mmmmmmmm. Great. Now I’m hungry!

      • Amy

        I’ve been hungry for chicken since this whole Chick-Fil-A thing started – but we don’t have one within 150 miles!!!! I swear the first time we drive south to visit family we are swinging by one and taking care of this craving… I NEED CHICKEN! :-D

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          lol :-D

  • white531

    You know the thing I like about Allen West? He says what he thinks and speaks his mind and damn the consequences. It’s almost like he doesn’t care what other politicians think. He seems to care only what his constituents think. Well, I may not live in his district, but I consider myself one of his constituents, anyway. Maybe if he eventually becomes President, I’ll become legitimate. Like AmericanborninCanada, I liked him before he ordered Chick-fil-a for the CBC. Now I like him even more.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      I love him for all the same reasons. :-)

  • white531

    This is a busy thread this evening. I can’t keep up.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    there is a person named john cox running against don young in alaska. he is just trying to get a campaign together. don young needs to get voted out he is awful. supporting the dem in hawaii just a last straw.

    http://www.johnrcoxforcongress.com/

  • ConnieConservative

    Wasn’t it fancy enough for them?
    What on earth is there to get offended about? I don’t get it.
    Sounds like a nice lunch to me. Some people search long and hard
    for a reason to be offended. Silly.

  • drphibes

    I mean, it’s not like he tap-danced down the congressional steps like Bill “Bojangles” Robinson giving Shirley Temple a lesson with a bucket of Colonel Sanders in each hand. (Visit this link to get the proper visual…)

    Neither did he roast the chicken over a flaming cross.
    No! What did he do? WHAT WAS HIS CRIME?!
    He merely delivered some savory Chick-Fil-A with a generous side order of those one-of-a-kind, fluffy, steaming, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits to the caucus. And what did the caucus do in response? How did they repay this kindness? Why, they looked a gift pony in the throat, that’s what they did! They read all manner of sinister motives into those juicy mounds of mouth-watering chicken, that’s what they did! And, I, for one, won’t STAND for it! This slander of the chicken-industrial complex ends tonight! I call you, brothers and sisters, to fight this tyranny by mounting up and riding to the nearest Chick-Fil-A at once! (Or hit the BK dollar menu for some chicken nuggets if it’s closer.)

    • p m

      You hit on it, doc. The absence of the flaming cross. They are commies, after all.

  • Nukeman60

    I think what really happened was someone called the CBC and said “the Colonel was delivering chicken today”. They delightfully assumed it was KFC and when LTC West walked in, they were sadly mistaken. It appears liberals haven’t tried CFA, so they should have been delighted.

    Rep Hastings : “The entire CBC is offended today…mmm, gulp, gulp…and we refuse to eat this ‘stuff’ West brought by today…mmm, hey, are there any biscuits left? Pass them over here. Where’s that watermelon?”

    Ahhh, there’s the rub. He didn’t bring the watermelon. Shame on you, Rep. West.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      LOL! The colonel lol! Good one Nuke! Made me smile for bed time ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

    the national black caucus of hate and intolerance

  • James1754

    If West has not been back to a CBC meeting he is showing good taste by staying away from those bigots. How many members of the caucus are now under investigation for ethics violations?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    I would bet the last dime in my pocket he hasn’t been back because he is being blocked from going back. They are either hiding the times, changing them, or something because Allen West is not a person to cut and run.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Great point! Kind of like the locked doors keeping repubs out of the health”care” talks.

    • kong1967

      Maybe, but I think West would have mentioned it somewhere along the line that he was being treated this way.

  • kong1967

    And West shouldn’t go back to the CBC.

    • MaxineCA

      I disagree. He had to force them into letting him be into their group, so he could monitor their agenda. I think it’s great to have someone on our side reporting what they are up to and fighting back.

      • kong1967

        Evidently West has had enough of their crap since he hasn’t been back. You make a good point, though.

  • white531

    Great evening. Good comments by all. Good to be in your company. Good night, America. We will win this fight. Trust me. We will win this fight.

  • white531

    All this, because Allen West brought a bunch of chicken to the CBC meeting, when all of them eat chicken every day of the week, anyway. Go figure.

  • http://teapartyreaganconservative.blogspot.com/ TeaPartyReaganConservative

    The Rev Dr. MLK Jr himself would offend the CBC and the NAACP today. They no longer subscribe to Dr King’s policies of equality, via the content of one’s character in society, not the color of their skin, which Dr MLK Jr prescribed to, and would thus be absolutely appalled and disgusted by the CBC and NAACP policy agenda that is now racial social (in)justice in every area and aspect of society, specifically forced upon by govt laws, rules, regulations, fiats, decrees, etc, Affirmative action being only the lightest and oldest of these policies, but which today AG Holder’s DOJ rules of racial social justice policies, along with Obama’s recent suggestion and soon to be ordered new discipline rules discipline of America’s school children by race, instead of by equal basis-private or public sector makes no difference.

    And all this and more is to be implemented either by legislative means, executive means, electoral voting means, etc.. however they can do it..

    This is how far the radical liberal left has gone, especially in the CBC and the rest of the black community. They want to turn America into Zimbabwe-racially, and the old USSR-politically and economically.

    Rev Dr MLK Jr would be absolutely appalled by them, and today would be standing along side Rep Allen West and his niece, Dr Alveda King, and all conservatives in fighting against them and their radical social anti-American agenda of hate and social racial division.

  • http://mysteresmoonbatslayerclub.blogspot.com/ mystere

    If I could only see Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, Laurel Richardson, Chuckie Rangell and Hank “Will Guam tip over” Johnson react to Allen West when he brought those sandwiches and biscuits into the meeting…OH BOY!

  • NCHokie02

    Wow. Here I am thinking that Hastings is going to say they were offended because West brought “chicken” to the meeting and would say something like “He brings in chicken because all ‘black people love chicken’ and people were offended.” Once I start reading I realize that all the food Hastings is talking about is stereo-typical food that black people like and only gets offended because Chick-fil-A has conservative values. Really?? I mean really?

    I mean I usually don’t eat too much ice cream but if my wife ends up buying some Ben and Jerry’s I still eat the ice cream because they make good ice cream. I don’t agree with their politics but I do agree with some of their ice cream flavors. Same goes for beer. I guarantee you some of the beer companies out there have liberal values, yet I still drink their beer because it’s good beer and not because of their owner’s political beliefs. They will take any excuse to cause a ruckus. I mean who cares. I hope the reporter laughed in Hastings face when he said that and asked if he was serious.

    • GreenBeretWay

      I am waiting for Ben & Jerry’s to make Beer Ice Cream.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        lol. If they make bacon ice cream, I’m there!

  • NCHokie02

    I’m offended that CBC exists. Why is it necessary for them to exist again? Is there a Congressional White Caucus that meets every week?

  • Bucketheadbaptist

    West. You’re alright.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Talking about walking into the valley of darkness.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      and having a table prepared in the presence of your enemies!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Daniels/100002412034189 Susan Daniels

    Democrats are idiots. How can anyone be offended by food? The answer: someone who is looking to be offended for any reason. There is a whole world of hungry kids who would have been grateful for the food. And, how typical of the caucus, looking for something for free and then complaining about it. Hey you ungrateful losers, why don’t you buy you own lunch???

  • d00mie

    What’s wrong with watermelons?

  • Pyrran

    Politically correct food.
    Now I’ve heard it all.
    You just can’t fix stupid and wow are those CBC members stupid!
    Guess the store was fresh out of borscht, huh?

  • B-Funk

    Sensitive bunch, aren’t they

  • Army_Pilot1967

    If the CBC checks far enough back maybe they can find something else he did to offend ALL of them! The Chik-Fil-A flap happened six months ago and ONLY NOW are they offended????????? It must not have bothered anyone in the CBC, until the recent (non)controversy about what constitutes a marriage. Then they decided it would look good politically to bring up something that happened six months previously!!!! I guess that’s the way the CBC operates!!!!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Lol! Liberals and the CBC aren’t happy unless they’re complaining about something.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    These people are just agitators. They go about, desperately looking to be offended by almost anything in their quest to justify their relevance and existence.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYM277N7VJNF772U6DUVQKHAE TIMERUNNER

      The largest cultural menace in America is the conformity of the intellectual cliques which, in education as well as the arts, are out to impose upon the nation their modish fads and fallacies, and have nearly succeeded in doing so. In this cultural issue, we are, without reservations, on the side of excellence (rather than “newness”) and of honest intellectual combat (rather than comformity).

      This is a quote from Mr William F. Buckley Jr. (A great American authur) 1955.

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

        Excellent quote. Thanks for posting it!

  • FutureOnePercent

    Where are another 534 people just like him?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W5VGH424FNV2NVKF7TL4YKXO5Q Juddy

    It doesn’t matter how good it tastes; they just felt he didn’t spend enough money on them.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    And ironically, they have NO IDEA if the fried chicken or collared greens brought in previously, which they approved of, comes from a little restaurant with an owner who is against gay marriage (as many Baptists are).

    And six months ago, did anyone know if Cathy supported gay marriage or not? West included? This is so ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    Anyone who feigns offense at food is an idiot. Period. West is a good man!

  • bjohnson55

    What a bunch of whining liberal elitists, well if that isn’t good enough for you pompous asses go join your constituents in the welfare/unemployment and food stamp lines. Let me add PLEASE join them!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Allen West is a MAN and says what he means. he gets my respect.

  • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

    When Chuck Norris dreams about being a tough guy… he dreams about, yeah, you guessed it Allen West!*

    If you don’t know about this internet meme, you’re probably better off! :-)

  • Sunnny1

    Our nation needs a leader, one who knows that the issues are the same ones they have been since the beginning of time. 1st) A leader doesn’t look for the issue of the week, but recognizes sin as the problem and that we must look to the good book for the answers to sin. There is right and there is wrong. 2nd) The leader then having a hard and fast concept of the baseline problem, works to answer the problems of the day using the texts our forefathers left us, men were not dumbed down by design as our society is, the texts that were inspired by looking at thousands of years of what WORKED. (Our current leaders don’t even bother to look back 25 years to see how what they want failed.) 3rd) A leader goes out there unconcerned about his little feelings and marches forward with courage determined to do the right thing at all cost. Our founding fathers paid a great price for this freedom we are kicking in the shins.

    Allen West does the things that our founding fathers did to create this great nation. If we want to recreate it, we must look to men like him, courageous, unwaivering and believing in right and wrong. May the Lord bless him and his family. May the Lord bless us with such men of determination in multitudes. May we endevour to deserve them.

  • IntheFight

    Maybe next time he should deliver really crappy chicken from the dive down the street.

  • http://twitter.com/mjh4259 Mary

    Oh, good grief. These people are beyond parody!

  • RKflorida

    Alcee Hastings? Removed from federal judgeship for bribery and perjury, only the 6th ever! And we are supposed to think what he says is relevant?

    Good one Alan West. You are the enemy of folks like Hastings, therefore, you are a friend of mine.

  • pdxlady

    I was cracking up so much I couldn’t read past the line…”We do not have watermelon,…”

  • freenca

    The more I learn of Allen West and his beliefs and sense of humor, the more I like him!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Powerfactor1 Mark Adam

    Good going West! Those central-planners needed a shake up. We will not sit down and shut up, we will reform that corrupt institution.

  • white531

    We lost internet because of the storm that is moving through. I just wanted to thank all who participated in my little quiz about what makes a good leader. Good comments by all. I especially liked the quotes of famous people, regarding leadership, posted by toongoon. I also thought RighteousCrow gave an excellent comment to finish the conversation. Thanks to everyone who participated. I learned a lot. Good thoughts by everyone.

  • exodus2011

    LOL

    and what did Allen West say when questioned about his ‘offensive’ food?

    “It was all gone by the end of the Caucus”

    LOL – these FRAUDS were *****OFFENDED**** but they still ate all the FREE FOOD

    **__**

  • mingge253

    tinyurl.com/cyk9xz2

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey252 Jeffrey A Douglass Sr.

    Maybe the black caucus is wrong thinking. Why would the whole caucus be so one sided? Homosexual marriage is still being discussed in America. It is not that the nation has decided in favor. Is it that homosexuals serve the black caucus? Or is it that the black caucus serves the homosexuals?

  • piglett

    Now that West is not the VP choice, does anyone know why he isn’t named yet as a obvious Speaker choice for the Convention?? Seems he is as “qualified, dignified, educated, articulate and more well known” than the Dem’s choice of Fluck, Flunk, she is so successful she can’t aford birth control pills Fluck. When it comes to proving the GOP’s war on Women, it would seem the GOP has much more proof of the Dems and Black Communist war on Church, Chicken and Equal Rights.
    Gay Marriage is a “follow the money and benefits tax issue” and politicians “offended” by someone bringing Chicken to a minority meeting, is surely “code” for “get in line with the minority coalition brother”, and has nothing to do with their supposedly Judeo/Christian “judge not” cultural and ethnic public personna. West obviously was upsetting the money launderers in the Temple with a simple Chicken Sandwich. Takes guts and principles stronger than the average politician.