Do Not Mess With Lt. Colonel Allen West

Democrats in Broward County are apparently cowering in fear over the supposedly inflammatory language used by Lt. Col. Allen West to his  supporters. They’re afraid he’s encouraging the  “violent fringe”  to come after them.

At a tea party gathering in Jupiter on Monday night, Republican congressional hopeful Allen West slammed U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, for not holding an in-person town hall meeting to discuss his vote for the sweeping health care overhaul bill.

West told activists they need to “make the fellow scared to come out of his house. That’s the only way that you’re going to win. That’s the only way you’re going to get these people’s attention. You’ve got to put pressure on them and make them understand that you’ve got to come back and live the laws that you establish. Don’t let them be a ruling class elite. You’ve got to let them know that the clock’s ticking.”

Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar replied with a lengthy statement today accusing West of stoking the “violent fringe that threatens our leaders.”

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is circulating Ceasar’s statement as well.

Well,  Lt. Col. West is not backing down… He’s now responded to Mitch Ceasar and the DCCC.

Via Atlas Shrugs:

George Bennett, staff writer for The Palm Beach Post, scribbled this to West: “Any reaction to these accusations from Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar?”

Here is West’s response:

Yes George, here is my response. The history of the Democratic party is steeped in intimidation. It was the Democratic Party that started the KKK to enforce Jim Crow segregation laws. It was the Democratic party that instituted lynching and other means of violence to preclude blacks from enjoying the Constitutional rights the Republican party established in the 13-15th Amendments and the early Civil Rights Legislation during the Reconstruction Era through the 1960s.
It is the Democratic party which today promotes the intimidation tactics of ACORN, SEIU, Code Pink, Anarchist groups, and the New Black Panther Party. Mitch Ceasar is typical of liberal Democrats in seeking to create a smoking mirror when nothing exists. Caesar is a true representative of the politics of hypocrisy that infests the Democrat party.
The liberals of Broward County are evidencing their fear of the American people, and our campaign, and OUR voices will not be silenced.
If Nancy Pelosi’s puppet Congressman Ron Klein will not face his constituents, then yes, he should remain in his gated community home…..and not continue with the charade of being a Representative of the people of Congressional District 22. This is not stoking any violent fringe, it is simply stating the fact that Congressman Ron Klein is a liberal Democrat coward. And Mitch Caesar lives in a world of delusion…perhaps he should focus on the culture of corruption that is the Broward Democrat Party, not this Congressional race.
George, tell Mitch to stop playing these petulant, immature games of petty character assassination politics, another Democrat trait, trying to fight for a weak Congressman. Let Klein stand on his own, I am. And yes, the clock is ticking, because on 2 November Ron Klein will indeed be former Congressman Ron Klein.
George, feel free to print this entire response as it is going out all across the blog world.
Steadfast and Loyal, LTC(R) Allen B West…..Candidate, US Congress Florida District 22
Love it!


Tax Day “We The People Rally” Tallahassee

There will literally be hundreds of Tax Day Tea Parties on the 15th. One such tea party is the “We The People Rally” in Tallahassee, FL.

Preston Scott from 100.7 FM  WFLA explains what the tea party is all about – The Constitution starts with “We the People”:

We the People Rally
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: The Steps of Florida’s Old State Capitol, 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee


Reminder: Kansas City Tax Day Tea Parties Scheduled For April 15

I’ve already posted about the big tea party, sponsored by and Political Chips, planned for the Community America Ballpark, here and here. (See first link for warning about possible disruptions by “anarchists”, and second link for directions).

Make plans now to attend one of the largest tax day tea parties in the nation on April 15, 2010 at Community America Ballpark (home of the KC T-Bones).   Let YOUR voice be heard!  Bring your signs, bring your family, bring your friends!  The event will be educational, inspiring, therapeutic, and most of all, PATRIOTIC!!!  We have several dynamic speakers, a special tribute to the Vets, live music, a soap box, and a series of public town halls, for those who wish to learn more about the candidates running in several key elections in Kansas and Missouri.    The real featured stars of the Tea Party will be YOU:

The gates are open at 3:00 pm to the general public.  The Live Music & Soap Box will be in high gear on the 1st base side of the ballpark beginning at 3:30 pm.   The series of Public townhalls will also commence at precisely 3:30 pm on the 3rd base side of the stadium.    At 6:00 pm, all eyes will focus on the Main event at 2nd base!  Admission is FREE!  If you want to make a contribution at the gate, that would be most appreciated but NOT required!  A contribution of $20 or more will allow you to receive our awesome Tax Day Tea Party T-shirt!  There are two styles.  Both styles are produced with a patent pending ink and a unique process whereby the shirts “pop” during the day but come “alive” at night!  Supplies will be limited on the day of the event but you may pre-order them by clicking here! **Note: The classic “Don’t Tread On Me” snake has been reconfigured using 13 stripes and 50 stars.  This may come in handy in the event you may end up being President someday and forget how many states there are………………..We have two designs to choose from:

I have just become aware of a second tea party for the same day,thanks to Tea Party Patriots:

Kansas City MO
Tax Day Tea Party at the Fountain
Location: J.C. Nichols Fountain
Date: 4/15/2010
Time: 12-2 pm

It would be possible to go to both events if you’re so inclined.


Racial Slurs Hurled By AT Tea Partiers

Unfortunately these particular types of slurs are tacitly approved of by the left:

They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president.

“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

“Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said.

Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they’re black—or that most tea partyers are white—should have nothing to do with it, they say.

Read the whole thing…I never thought I’d say this, but kudos to the AP for running a story that goes so violently against the media narrative.

Also via the AP:

A list of black Republican candidates in 2010

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Linked by:

Michelle Malkin, Pirates Cove, Doug Ross, and Marooned in Marin, thanks!