A new blog post from Tea Party representative Allen West refers to President Barack Obama as a “vile and disgusting racist” who “abjectly despises” white people. The comments come on the heels of new federal guidelines that amount to “racial preference policies” in schools, urging teachers not to punish African-American students so that there can be more of a quota balance among disciplined students. West attributed school violence rates among black students to “the decimation of the black family” and said that white liberals were partly responsible for this in electing a “racist” President to office.
“This is my clear and succinct message to white Americans. How long will it be before “you people” realize you have elevated someone to the office of president who abjectly despises you, not to mention his henchman [Eric] Holder,” said West. “Combined they are the most vile and disgusting racists — not you.”
Speaking later on Fox News, West cited Obama’s push to hire infamous cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as his Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. Abu-Jamal is a noted supporter of the Black Panther movement and has made disparaging comments about white people in the past. West believes that “there is no doubt that someone skilled enough to defend Abu-Jamal would be perfect to institute this policy of racial protectionism of juvenile criminal behavior.”
But while Obama has been actively pushing on racial issues since his Presidency, his wife Michelle has decided not to insert herself into those issues. She has instead focused on areas such as ending childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign, although it is reported that she will make race more of a priority during her husband’s final three years in office.