Shout-out to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP for short, who took a stand against Rep. Allen West (R-FL) this past weekend.
The Martin County (FL) NAACP nixed a fundraiser on Saturday where he was supposed to speak. They cited his recent comments that 78-81 House Democratic members were “Communists” as reason enough to call the event off. It will be rescheduled for September and he has been asked not to speak at the future gathering.
I’m in full support of Rep. West’s rights to both his free speech and Republican views. I don’t flinch at those.
However, it’s West’s name-calling and inability to back any of it up with facts that shows me how off-track he is. It makes sense that the NAACP relieved him of his duties to speak since they have fought hard for inclusion and acceptance .. at least on a racial level.
I’m glad that someone is publicly pushing back against these fringe politicians who will say anything for the spotlight.
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What do you think of the Martin County NAACP’s decision to cancel Allen West as their fundraiser speaker this past weekend?