Allen West Uninvited From NAACP Event
The Martin County NAACP has rescheduled a fundraiser. The keynote speaker was to be Rep. Allen West. The NAACP informed West he will not speak at the rescheduled event. The reason being West accusing members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus of being communists.
There's a certain statement he made about Communists," Jerry Gore, president of the Martin County NAACP, told Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. "That statement alone ... we do not represent that type of atmosphere."Let's face it. Allen West isn't going to bring in the dollars at a NAACP fundraiser. I can see why the NAACP would rather not have him there. There is free speech. There is also the right for people to disagree with your opinion. I actually want to see West speak loud and often. West's crazy talk will drive people away from the Republican Party. I see Republican activists on Twitter praise West and the late Andrew Breitbart. I say let the GOP activists champion these polarizing figures. The truth is their heroes aren't so brave. West caves when asked to name Congressional Democrats that are communists.
O'BRIEN: So name names for me. Which? Start naming the 78 to 81. WEST: Oh we don't have to do that... O'BRIEN :No, no we do, I'm dying to know. WEST: You can go look up the Congressional Progressive Caucus. O'BRIEN: I've got them right here. WEST: Well then you've got the names. O'BRIEN: So [Minnesota Democratic Rep.] Keith Ellison is a communist? Soledad, Soledad you know something... O'BRIEN: [Arizona Democratic Rep.] Raul Grijalva is a communist? [California Democratic Rep.] Judy Chu is a communist? WEST: You can call it whatever you want. Call it whatever you want. I'm talking about their beliefs.I call it a lack of courage on West's part. People who throw out accusations and then won't back them up are bullies.