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“Ingrate.” “Uncle Tom.” The Plight of the Black Conservative by Angela West

October 11, 2012 at 11:55 am / by

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The following was written by Lt. Col. Allen West’s wife Angela.  She was ‘live’ on a Facebook chat this morning and I asked if I had her permission to share her post with PolitiChicks.tv. Her response was that she “wanted it shared far and wide!”  This family continues to endure so many brutal attacks; we at PolitiChicks.tv support the West family 100%.

“This week, I happened to hear on the news the revelation that Stacy Dash, an actress whose last film I viewed was “Clueless” , supported Mitt Romney. At first, I did not understand the problem and then it was stated by the radio personality that she

had committed the cardinal sin of any African American, she supports Mitt Romney for this presidential election. Gads! What was she thinking? Doesn’t she know that she will reap the vicious vitriol, contempt, and verbal violence heaped upon others such as Daneen Borelli, Thomas Sowell, Tim Scott, Allen West and many others who dare to stray from the Democratic, Liberal agenda? Doesn’t she understand that she will be called Race traitor, Uncle Tom, sell-out, racist, bigot? And this is just from Black people themselves! I have no idea what Ms. Dash’s career is about or how successful she has been since all I have been aware of is that one movie but several news outlets have gone as far to describe her as unemployed, untalented (but beautiful), “d-lister” etc. I even heard that someone who claims they have a Ph.D. told her to “kill herself”. Such is the plight of the Black Conservative, all rules are off the table, anything, no matter how vile and despicable is really OK, especially in the eyes of the media.
I remember on the night of the primary in Florida, I had the occasion to speak with Eve Samples of the TCPalm, our local newspaper, here in the Treasure Coast. She told me that she felt that my husband’s opponent’s ad depicting him as a boxer with gold teeth ,beating white women and stealing money from Black families was “terrible” and she did not support them. Unfortunately, this bit of information remains her private feelings because she works for what can only be described as one of the two papers which form a liberal machine of information in the Treasure Coast. Her recent contribution to the paper has been to find veterans who want to bash Congressman West’s military career and showcase them. She is joined in this effort by the untiring efforts of the Palm Beach Post. One of the letter writers for the Palm Beach Post even went as far as to suggest that it is unfair that West even mentions his military service since his opponent does not have one! I am reminded of vets who returned from Viet Nam to be spat upon by those who chose not to serve. I don’t think that anyone who has never served should ever stand in judgment of those who did. My husband made the ultimate sacrifice and choice, his opponent’s most difficult choice has been between grapefruit or orange juice in the morning. Allen West retired with full benefits and honors, these armchair warriors intent on trying him in their newspapers do so with the most jaded political intent. But then again, such is the plight of the Black Conservative, all rules are off the table, anything, no matter how vile and despicable is really OK, especially in the eyes of the media.
Which brings me to the title of this letter to my friends, “Ingrate” “Uncle Tom”, these were the words written on Allen West’s facebook entry by what appears to be a middle aged , Caucasian man. The word “ingrate” implies that West is ungrateful for something that he should be grateful for. “Uncle Tom” is an old word that implies some type of “race traitor”. Then I realized that that is the whole point. This vitriol, the total abandonment of objectivity by the press, the anger and so forth have as their origins a feeling of ownership. The idea that a person of color — in particular a Black American should not tow the Democratic line is totally abhorrent to many liberals. For this aberration, they will suspend all rules of decency, all morality, throw away any journalistic professionalism in order to destroy the offender. Consider this, the only thing that you have to say on MSNBC is “Chicago” and you are called racist, but any and everything is on the table for those who dare to be Black conservatives. It is the right of every American to choose the path they wish to follow. What has developed in the United States, especially the last 3 years or so has been the desire to control. I truly understand the fact that Black people see in Barack Obama many things and one of them is a symbol of having arrived, a representation of being part of the “game” and pride in the future. To many of the liberals, they look at him with a sense of vindication from feelings of guilt. But out of this comes a warped view that allows the display of hostility, prejudice and anger towards ANYONE who does not have the same view or even any person of color who bucks the “system” so to speak. Is this any different from enslavement?In parting, I implore the voters of CD18 to do their homework, do not rely on the news outlets such as TCPalm and Palm Beach Post for your political thought, they have become a shameless outlets for one train of thought. In order to further the debate and America as a whole, all people must have a say without fear of reprisal.”

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Brenda Collins Morris

State Director of PolitiChicks, Georgia, Brenda Collins Morris is a military wife, mom, conservative, proud unapologetic American! She has campaigned for conservative candidates, supports the Wounded Warrior Project, and served on a Critical Incident Response Team assisting people in the aftermath of tragedies such as 9/11.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/williame.ramer William E Ramer

    I once bought a beautiful holstien female calf that had been bottle fed from birth. I put her in a pen with other calves, and she stood at the fence waiting for hand feeding that didn’t come. Sorry to say, but that is a picture of the black plantation called the Democrat party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Hill/1402814159 Thomas Hill

    Bravo Mrs. West. May God Bless you and your husband!

  • Victoria Morgan

    My job came to and end in June. So, I have very little money to spend on donations to political figures. While I am and will continue to be a Mitt Romney supporter. when I made a donation a couple of days ago, I sent it to the Allen West campaign. I am a 35 year old white female and I see in Allen West all of the brave, hard working American values that many in this country have lost. To me, he has done more for this country than most politicians do in a lifetime. He has inspired me to stay true to the core American beliefs and patriotism that all Americans should aspire to. I support Allen West, 150%. I am hopeful that both Allen West and his wife will not allow the negative, hateful , UnAmerican liberials in this country to slow them down or get them down. I believe in them, I believe in Amercia. You have many, many people that stand with them both! God bless them, and God bless America! Is it too much to wish for to see West For President 2016?!?!?

    • keepersleeper

      Allen West is the Best! He has the support of many and you can bet he IS a possibility for the 2016 presidential run! He’s awesome!

  • Sharon Bentley

    I support Allen West and his family and any other conservative of color. Kudos to them for resisting the herd of lemmings headed for the sea. They are thinking Americans and I am proud of them.

  • Carolyn Hinton

    Since economic times are so hard, I’ve been careful with my political donations this year. Instead of sending all my money to the National Republican Committee, I’ve donated as
    much as I could to Allen West, Michelle Bachmann, Duane Sand, Marco Rubio and other outstanding conservatives who represent the very best of this country. As a 76-year old white woman,I know the value of the virtues represented by these contenders who have been targeted so unfairly by the media and hard-hearted ideologues who will not admit that our beloved country is on a precipice, and only God can save us. I believe our Father will use men like Allen West and women like Michelle Bachmann to steer our government out of the morass created by criminal banksters, corporations, and politicians. Let us not forget that we have allowed this to happen, and it’s past time to stand up and defend our God, our country, and our Constitution.

    • keepersleeper

      Lovely, Carolyn, simply lovely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wolfman4u Wolfman Thomas

    I have great respect for this man

    • rosemarienoa

      Now there is a POTUS & FLOTUS a person can really admire!!!! Not like the embarrassment we have now!!!

      NOBAMA 2012!!!!

  • dorothy Healy

    We are a little short right now, but I donated to Allen West and I live in New England.

    • rosemarienoa

      The same goes for me. I am a white female, 76 yrs old & I donated to Mr. West as well. It wasnt much, but it was all I could afford. I just hope with all the small donations like ours, his “war chest” grows very large!!!!

  • John V. Rigdon

    I agree. Many years ago,(a couple of lifetimes) I first heard “Uncle Tom” from a black male about a KID that got a job. We were 12! We sold Potholders. He was only able to work for 2 weeks, because he had his legs broken. OVER HIS PAYCHECK! When people don’t follow their steroetype, others get upset and do ruthless things. MLK inspired a LOT of People of all colors. I recently discovered he was a REPUBLICAN! Such a shame the idiots in this world can’t look at people for their accomplishments and education and admire them instead of loathing them for their education and accomplishments. Great Article! Thank you. Keep beating the drum Patriot! It is getting louder and there are people listening.

  • wingman

    Col. Allen West and his wife, Angela are a CLASS ACT !!!!!!!!!! He is a smart man and I would like to see him be appointed a position in the cabinet in January!

  • rosemarienoa

    First of all the Wests are a very handsome couple!!! I truly support Rep. West & I wish him every success in his career…..even though I am white! I knew there was something bogus about our present occupier of the White House right from the beginning! The old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”. I would support Mr. West if he ran for President which I hope he will do in the future. I have a few liberal friends…..not many after the last election, & my sister is liberal & I have found that there is NO reasoning with them!!! They have been totally brainwashed to believe in the liberal/progressive agenda which is against the basic principals of America. We Conservatives have to get stronger but we cant sink to their level of deceit!!! God Bless the Wests & God Bless America!!!

    • keepersleeper

      I’m with you! Allen West stands ABOVE color…He stands for America!

  • DJ

    Kudos to Allen West and his family for all they have endured as a result of simply speaking nothing but the truth! It is absolutely shocking how intolerant the liberal Democrat is of anyone choosing to believe in an ideology/philosophy different from theirs. The media’s spin of all of these things is a true travesty to the concept of freedom of speech. Shame on them for their biased spin on everything NOT in congruence with liberal rhetoric. Cheers to all the true Patriots out there taking a stand and making sure their voices are heard!!

  • cantonst

    I am white! I am male! I retired from the US Navy in ’89. I openly support Representative Allen West. He is a good example of what a person of color can accomplish in America today. Democrats can’t accept this because it won’t allow them to continue to buy votes. If Representative West is not successful in his bid for re-election, I believe he would make a fine secretary of defense in a Romney administration. Representative West is not politically correct and I love him for it.

    • brianjconway

      A+ and BZ for your service to our country. The liberals don’t care much for the poor, blacks, hispanics and disadvantaged anywhere near as much as the pretend. They want to keep them drunk or doped up “on the reservation” totally dependent on the “Fedrul Gumint” for everything. That’s their voting base.

  • 13th Floor Looking Out

    Why the hate is quite simple, the anti-American democrats,
    liberals, progressives, or whatever their flavor of the month is, do not
    believe that racism is a two way street. The new racism is nothing more than a
    tool against white Americans (mainly males) and the capitalist system period.
    It should also be noted that when communism failed it had to be reinvented in
    order to undermine America and keep their (the radical left) dream alive. In short,
    the indictments against Western democracies or class dictatorship have been
    refashioned as class-race-gender oppression. The sooner America wises up the
    better.

  • buzzard

    10 out of 10!

    Excellent!

  • keepersleeper

    Allen West AND his wife are good and decent people, who, unlike their critics, believe in the freedom to express one’s thoughts and ideas without being threatened. This is, after all, America-the nation with the greatest, written document that guarantees the right to free expression. Those who don’t understand nor appreciate that fact, are sadly lacking in knowledge about their own liberties…If only they could live in some despotic,brutal dictatorial country where there IS NO individual sovereignty, perhaps they would understand the importance of allowing ALL points of view without the fear of reprisal. It’s one of the things that makes our nation so magnificent.

  • keepersleeper

    I can’t imagine Allen West standing down to ANYONE! Unlike what we currently have sitting in the White House, Lt. Col. West is a REAL MAN!

  • FOLLOW1010

    ITS AMAZING TO THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE COME TO ENSLAVING FRIENDS OF COLOR BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE AND TRUE AMERICANS. BESIDES THE KKK WAS PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THEY ALSO IN HISTORY DID TO WHITE REPUBLICANS WHAT THEY DID TO BLACK AMERICANS. ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME BLACK AMERICANS MADE THEIR OWN CHOICE AND BEGIN TO BECOME ALL AMERICAN, AS US WHITE ANY MORE FROM MIDDLE AMERICAN EXPECIALLY CONSERVATIVES ARE COLOR BLIND. SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY FOLKS IN POLOTICS THAT ARE NOT COLOR BLINDE OR RACISTS ARE LIBERALS,PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ESPECIALLY HOLLYWOOD AND CELEBRITIES. HEY MY BLACK AMERICAN BROTHERS EVEN IF I’M WHITE I’M AN AMERICAN BROTHER ITS ABOUT TIME TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE SLAVERY OF THE LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND JOIN WITH THE FOLKS THAT ARE ALL INCLUSIVE AS THE CONSTITUTIONS SAYS. JOIN THE FREDOM TRAIN OF TRUE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES THAT BELIEVE IN WORK HARD AND GET PAID FOR YOUR HARD WORK OR STARTING YOUR OWN BUISNESS AND PAY TAXES. BREAK THOSE CHAINS OF LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS THE TRUE CREATORS OF KKK.
    FOR ALL AMERICANS!!!

    • brianjconway

      Liberals only live up to that name if you happen to agree with them.

  • brianjconway

    Colonel West is an American hero far above the power of these miserable wretches to either add to or subtract from his stature.

  • Magnolia

    I pray that Mitt appoints Mr West to his cabinet when he’s elected. This is one smart, military, patriotic family.

  • Txblackjack

    Col West is such a good honorable man. We the People cannot vote for Col West because we do not live in his district. all the financial support will not win this election and return him to DC. Only the People who live in his district are able to return him to represent them. The 2010 census and the poor economy not only changed the demographics in Col West District, across this entire country. America needs more professional and educated individuals like Col West in order to save our Republic. These Despots and their failed, radical fundamental transformation agenda must be removed and replaced with a new Guard.

  • mcbee555

    Allen West has been on my political donation list because we need such men in Congress, fighting for the rights of Americans. I never met the man, but endorsements from men who’ve served under him in Iraq convinced me that Col. West is the real deal. I’m not a Floridian, but as long as West wants to serve our country politically, I want him there and will support him. We need more dedicated individuals in government just like him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patsy.coleman.bocook Patsy Coleman Bocook

    It would be such an honor to have the beautiful, classy and intelligent Mrs. West and her honest and honorable husband Lt. Col. West occupying the Whitehouse! America would be truly blessed!

  • CW2 Bryant Walker

    The issue with most black conservatives are they’re under the “illusion of inclusion” . The Allen West’s, Tim Scott’s, Juan Williams’, and Ron Christie’s of the world is that they will do and say whatever that ll make them seem less Black to White people. Case in point him criticizing the gene pool of Americans who support Obama( the 1st Black Person). You can be Black and criticize the President but not disrespect him. A Black Conservative that Blacks could find supporting is Gen Colin Powell but he isn’t crazy enough for today’s Republican party. Lastly,Democrats will continue to win elections if you send out the tea baggers excuse me tea party nuts.