WASHINGTON-Allen West the Tea Party affiliated Republican congressman from Florida compared himself to abolitionist Harriet Tubman and the Democratic Party to the “plantation” in a recent interview with Fox News.
Fellow Black Republican, Herman Cain has also compared the Democratic Party to a plantation.
The Huffington Post Reports
“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.”
West, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told show host Laura Ingraham that she was “absolutely” correct to say that Congressional black leaders like Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) or Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) function as a “plantation boss.”