Republican Rep. Allen West, describing himself as a "modern-day ," said Wednesday he wants to lead black voters on an underground railroad away from the Democratic Party.
The Florida congressman … the only Republican member of the [Congressional Black Caucus], told Fox News the Democratic Party as a whole has let black voters down.
"You have this 21st-century plantation that has been out there. Where Party has forever taken the black vote for granted and you have established certain black leaders who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset because they've been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about," West said.
"So I'm here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the underground railroad away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility."
Friday, August 19, 2011
The 21st-century plantation where the Democrat Party has forever taken the black vote for granted