West: Liberals threatened by a black conservative with ‘a strong voice’by George Bennett | July 21st, 2011
U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, turned down several TV appearances Wednesday in the aftermath of his scathing email to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. But he went ahead with a previously planned evening radio interview with conservative talker Mark Levin and said that, as a black conservative, he’s subjected to a double standard in the politics of victimization.
“The thing that really most aggravates me is that there’s this double standard in that the people on the hard left can continue to attack conservatives and especially minority conservatives and female conservatives, but yet when all of a sudden you stand up and you say that you will not tolerate this any more, then they claim to be a victim, which I find just absolutely laughable,” said West, whose attack on Wasserman Schultz has been branded “sexist” by some of his foes.
West also said: “People who are black conservatives — I grew up in the inner city, strong values, came from a strong military family and background — you know, what we do is we totally invalidate the liberal social welfare policies and programs.
“And you know, I’m a threat because I’m the guy that got off their 21st century plantation and they cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there reverberating and resonating across this country. And even more so, they’re not used to anyone that says ‘I’m going to fight back against you.’ That is absolutely reprehensible to them.”
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