Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a freshman congressman elected on Tea Party support last November, delivered a speech
that covered a variety of topics including family values, the economy and the federal budget
No stranger to controversy, West continued with his racism bent
, proving it is still alive and well in America, when in his speech he scoffed at "relentless and hostile attacks from the liberal left, such as being called racist.”
“Liberal progressivism evolved after our Constitution,” West told the CPAC gathering. “It has repeatedly failed all over the world so why do we think it could be successful here in the United States of America?” according to Huffington Post
Apparently speaking in true military mindset fashion, West recently told WPTV in Florida
: “For whatever reason, I’m a high profile freshman and the liberal left is absolutely terrified
of me. One thing you should never do is let a military man know he gets under your skin, cause I’m gonna exploit that.”
Last week, the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released a statement announcing West as the CPAC keynote speaker, claiming he possesses “thoughtful leadership” and referred to him as a “legend.” In part, the ACUF statement
Congressman West’s history with CPAC is legend. After a lifetime of service to his country in the military, he first attended the 2009 CPAC as a concerned citizen. Quickly identified as a powerful conservative mind, he was invited in 2010 to address the conference, delivering a powerful speech tat catapulted him as a thoughtful icon of the conservative movement. This year he returns to CPAC to deliver the keynote address and discuss the future of conservatism.
In the CPAC keynote, West offered his opinion on gay marriage, stating: “We cannot allow the destruction of the American family.”
Defending the choice of West as keynote speaker at the annual gathering of conservatives, CPAC organizer David Keene said: “Congressman West epitomizes the core conservative values CPAC attendees treasure: a basic belief in human freedom, traditional values, and a love of country based on an appreciation of the nation's founding documents,” Huffington Post reports.