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Why is Allen West pursuing this kind of stuff? But first I have to give him credit. He’s got one thing right, historically the Democratic party was against voter rights and even the civil rights legislation but, he left out the fact that those same Democrats infiltrated the Republican party. Most southern states that are now Republican sprang out of President Nixon recruiting the southern Dixiecrat into the Republican fold. Allen then says he wants basically a J. Edgar Hoover style attack upon the “New Black Panther Party” which is such a small and irrelevant organization which does nothing to uphold it’s original doctrine of SELF HELP. Why isn’t Allen going after the KKK and Neo-Nazi and Militia organizations which have a much greater following and are a direct threat to citizens of this country…Why hasn’t the KKK been declared a terrorist organization? Now, he’s talking about 80 communists in Congress. “Communists?”… this is old world cold war talk that he was indoctrinated with when he was in the armed services. McCarthyism? Wow Allen that was before both of our times. It’s 2012 Allen, not 1981 when Reagan was talking about our window of vulnerability. He’s starting to sound like Allen Keys, Herman Cain, and J. C. Watts on steroids… To which the Republican party has chewed all of them up and spit them out….
Does he realize that the “Republican south” is nothing than “Dixiecrat Light?” As a teaching moment, let me give you the hard definition of a Dixiecrat:
The States’ Rights Democratic Party (usually called the Dixiecrats) was a short-lived segregationist political party in the United States in 1948. It originated as a breakaway faction of the Democratic Party in 1948, determined to protect what they portrayed as the southern way of life beset by an oppressive federal government, and supporters assumed control of the state Democratic parties in part or in full in several Southern states. The States’ Rights Democratic Party opposed racial integration and wanted to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of possible federal intervention. Members were called Dixiecrats.
This sounds very stark and almost pre-civil warish doesn’t it? Or does it sound vaguely familiar?
So explain to me Allen, why are all these rich capitalist willing to do business with Communist China?…. I know, Silence is golden. You see, Communist China is not really Communist anymore. Neither is the remains of the old Soviet Union. In fact, the only communists around these days are in Cuba and North Korea, and trust me, if the embargo is lifted on Cuba tomorrow, in less than half a year communism wouldn’t exist there anymore.
So Allen, I like you, when you speak to your constituency you sound like an intelligent guy. So lets stop chasing ghosts of the past, and lets start talking about real issues…. and real solutions…