Allen West was to attend his first meeting with The Congressional Black Caucus yesterday. The meeting was delayed due to the democrat caucus meeting to elect the leadership for the upcoming congress. He was interviewed outside.
I applaud the fact that Congressman West has decided to join this caucus. While I agree with Tim Scott's point of groups that are broken out by color are not a good thing, the reality remains that the CBC will not be going anywhere anytime soon. The CBC contains at least 12 members that are also members of the socialist party.
The main message coming from The CBC is that more and more handouts are necessary. Allen West is saying that a hand up is what is really needed. If you fall, you will catch you and help you until you get back on your feet. It is time that there is another voice telling people that living in generational poverty is not the American dream, nor is it the only option.
I am sure that the Caucus just can't wait to sit down with Allen West. After all most of these people don't believe that a "real" black man can be a conservative. According to Eleanor Norton Holmes they only "propose to be a black man".