NBC’s The Blacklist was sneaky to have doctored photos of former GOP Rep. Allen West and current Senator Ted Cruz on this week’s episode. They were implying that an international spy/criminal was involved with them. That was dirty.
If you never heard of West, you need to google the brother with a quickness because he will be in the Albany, Georgia area tonight and in Columbus on February, 28. Yes, the guy who seems to dislike President Obama more than anyone has, is and will always be my from Georgia Black brother and nobody tells me not to talk with other Blacks in the political/policy arena. (Cue Willie Hutch’s “Brothers Gonna Work It Work” from the 1972 film The Mack.)
West’s current job seems to be slamming everything Obama to the delight of the far Right. Goldie in the Mack told his brother (Walter Mosley/T.C. from Magnum P.I.) that no one was closing him out of his business and the far Right seem to feel the same way about their grind.
Some Blacks will listen to the far left Dems say that West, Herman Cain, Condi Rice, Michael Steele, Colin Powell, JC Watts and all Black Republicans should be avoided—putting them on a blacklist. That’s not going to happen and I think that brother Clarence Thomas is the most misunderstood Georgia brother of all time—read my blog post on Thomas’s book about his grandfather before you open your Black mouth. (That’s how we talk down here…no harm.)
I bet West gets a packed house in south Georgia this week. When I went to hear then RNC chair Michael Steele at congressional candidate Austin Scott’s headquarters, the GOP crowd was thin. Oh, they didn’t want to hear that smooth, less rage style. And I will always remember that the GOP bus didn’t come to Albany until someone other than Steele was on it. Rep. Sanford Bishop barely defeated his GOP opponent that year and heaven knows that Steele might have tipped the balance. The opponent was smart but he didn’t dare risk upsetting the Tea Party because obviously most Blacks are naturally liberal—including the RNC chair. Geez
There shouldn’t been a blacklist when anyone is trying to solve the problems facing this state and this nation. Allen West needs to be at the table and sitting between Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Rev. Al Sharpton. I have always believed that Team Obama sent a “stay away for now” message to Sharpton, Minster Farrakhan and Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Well it’s time for everyone to come together because it seems like open season on our youth. A smart sista tried to tell me last week (in her West Indian accent) that we shouldn’t teach our youth to adjust to those with a Stand Your Ground mentality. Well, I have been a Black male for fifty years and being right on the side of a 7-11 store sometimes means that wrong people will end you.
President Obama launches an effort today called “My Brother’s Keeper” aimed at helping young men get the skills to attend college and get good jobs. Who can be against that?
I hope GOP primary voters in Georgia’s second congressional district will select Vivian Childs as their nominee because she and Rep. Sanford Bishop would have a healthy and helpful six months dialog about building bridges. I am sure we would learned that most southern Blacks really want the same things. It’s going to be the summer and fall of Changing Mindsets and everyone should be there. Helen Blocker Adams, mayoral candidate in Augusta, always promotes having everyone together; get to know every street, corner, country club, church and teen center. Helen is wants right about our lovely state.