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Allen West: Media can’t continue to give Obama “softball interviews” about “what his favorite color is”

Dr. Benjamin Carson drew nation-wide criticism when he disapproved of President Barack Obama’s healthcare policies during the National Prayer Breakfast while standing only a couple feet away from the first black Commander in Chief. Now Carson has another African-American ally in his corner – former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News “On the Record” West said Carson’s remarks are garnering unnecessary attention.

“He violated the unwritten rule of being an African American male, and he criticized some of the policies of President Obama,” Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) snarkily pointed out.“I don’t think it should cause any controversy whatsoever.

“I believe that the doctor gave his assessment of some of the policies that involve his profession, the healthcare profession.”

West also pointed out that most mainstream media rarely criticize President Obama for how he runs the country and that behavior needs to stop.

“I think that we cannot continue to go on believing that all we can do is ask the President what his favorite color is and continue to have these softball interviews,” West said. “Well, I think he felt for the first time someone has stood up to me because pretty much he’s been given a free pass.”

West recalled that the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), once noted that, “If we had a white president we’d be marching around the White House,” but people are hesitant to criticize President Obama as harshly as past Presidents due to the color of his skin.

“I believe that it is time that we have to start standing up and challenging the President,”West said.

 

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  1. sTevo says:

    SB Q # 2: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

  2. Eric Coddington says:

    I love honest people

  3. Roger Mitchell says:

    I think most all of us love honesty in people but now days if you are honest and speak honestly about what you think you may be mistakingly labeled a racist . Mr. West can say what he feels publicly and not have to worry about that , Last derogatory name I heard Mr. west referred too as was Uncle Tom But it was a black lady who called him that .. We where in a conversation about Obama’s mindset and I simply said well not many really know his mindset as he talks from both sides of his mouth at the same time ,never gives a full answer and the answers change from week to week on the same subject She jumped up Naw Naw you are just against him cause he is Black! I said you have any knowledge of his maternal family ? she went off .. I left the room
    But NO! He has never been saked or forced to answr a real question that would mean a hill of beans .. Its sickening I never watched O’Reilly again myself after that wimp interview he sat with Obama a few yrs back.. Everyone Gives Obama a free pass

  4. DeOldOne says:

    It is time to rise up, speak out, begin acting out and stopping the leftists Progressive Marxist Corrupted Democratic agenda to turn America into the communist center of the globe for that agenda shall not stand!

    It is ludicrous what has been allowed to happen. All along we beleived there was a government body responsible for securing the eligibility of candidates. Now we have man railroad his way into the White House. What next? Putin, President of the United States after it comes to light he was born of American parents on some U.S. territory then they moved to Russia to avoid the tyranny in America? The Democrats used to be an American political party. Now they are nothing more than another name for a communist party. No wonder our younger people know nothing when they have been taught nothing because of Democratic Party efforts to downgrade U.S, education. And they did the same thing in all areas of our life. The reason they did it in education is simple: the less people know, the less they will realize what is going on as the Democrats make the switch over to communism/Marxism. That is why they developed “Political Correctness” and only fools drink that KoolAid! Ever heard of anyone anywhere being arrested by a political cop for violating political correctness. It is just like the gun reforms the Demcrats are pushing today. Guns do not kill! Only a fool drinking Leftists Democratic KoolAid would believe guns are a problem. The truth is where ever there are more stringent laws toward guns, there is a much higher rate of violent crime vs where the gun laws are lenient, there is less violent crime. It is a simple formula: are you going to attempt crime against someone that armed, or unarmed? You figure it out! IF the Democrats, the Progressives, the Leftists get any part of our guns, it is only step 1. When all the steps are complete, citizens will not have guns in their homes, and then and only then the Leftists Progressive Marxists Communists Democrats will remove/eliminate the Constitution of the United States and at that point, individuals will have no rights, freedoms or liberties and you will do as you are told, no if’s, and’s or but’s and if you speak out against the permanent government in place, you will be imprisoned. IF you think that is a ridiculous analysis of the future under the Democrats, you need to get an education on what life was like in the USSR, if you know what that was, back when it was in its heyday. We are slowly moving that way because of the ignorance of the younger generations. NOTE: Ignorance is not a personal attack but the result of not being educated and that is something those folks cannot help due to the actions of the Democrats to downgrade our educational system. We used to be #1 in education across the globe; now we are like 27th! It is not the fault of the younger generation IF they discover their education was cut short and then they do something to get educated. IF they don’t, they are then the blame! Wake Up America! There are no benefits in getting “freebies” from the government. IT is a way of making you dependent upon them so they can enslave you.

    1. Roger Mitchell says:

      Very well stated Oldone, My sentiments exactly, I was born in 49 and educated before the 60′s arrived to the point I knew what was right and or wrong. I have watched the dumbing down and brainwashing tactics of the Democratic controlled Gov. of this country since 63 as I was nearing Draft age I watched more.. They always started with the 1 and second grade children after they found people of my age had been taught better and had a freedom loving mind set All of my elders That I paid attention too and was influnced by had experienced Fascism and communism 1st. hand in Europe of the early to mid 40′s Old Joe McCarthy was rail roaded for seeing the truth and stating the facts 10 yrs ahead of the curve.. Oh But he was not P/C …

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