Allen West: I Am The Modern Day Harriet Tubman

In what regard is Allen West a 'modern day Harriet Tubman'? Slavery was real. Slavery is not to be marginalized as some metaphor. So, he believes that Harriet Tubman led people from one plantation to another plantation? I am highly offended that he would even compare himself to Harriet Tubman. I hope someone calls him out on this nonsense.  'We the People', yea right!!!!

Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday that he is "the modern day Harriet Tubman" leading people away from the plantation, which is overseen by "perceived leaders in the black community" like Jesse Jackson who bow to the wishes of white liberals.

During an appearance on Fox News' "The O’Reilly Factor," West said black Democrats have consistently failed to address high unemployment in the black community and, in the meantime, continue to take black votes for granted come election time.

"So you have this 21st Century plantation ... where the Democrat 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," West said. "And now the people on that plantation are upset because they’ve been disregarded, disrespected and their concerns are not cared about."

"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."

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