August 7, 2012, - 5:46 pm

HAHA! Allen West Buys Chick-Fil-A for Congressional Black Caucus, “Offends” Them

By Debbie Schlussel

Allen West never disappoints. You gotta love his spunk and chutzpah. Wish this guy were Prez! Wish he was on the ballot instead of Flip Flopney.

A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A chicken and biscuits to their weekly meeting — and then walking out — when it was his turn to provide the group with a formal lunch.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) told The Huffington Post that the incident happened about six months ago but is now fresh in his mind given West’s recent comments in support of the fast food chain, which is run by a well-known Christian and backer of anti-gay religious organizations. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy last week sparked a nationwide response from gay rights activists after publicly denouncing marriage equality.

“We have a rotation in the Congressional Black Caucus where every member provides the lunch one of the weeks when we meet,” Hastings said in a Monday interview. The lunches, he said, are often quite delicious.

“We have fried chicken. And we have catfish and BBQ. We do not have watermelon, although sometimes people will have fruit. We serve a full course meal with collard greens. We have Jamaican beans and rice,” Hastings said. But West “sent Chick-fil-A with biscuits. Ok?”

“That was an ‘in your face.’ Every member of the Congressional Black Caucus that was there was offended,” he said.

Asked more specifically why lawmakers were insulted, Hastings said it was because they saw West’s actions as making a statement in support of the conservative views held by Chick-fil-A leaders. West is the only Republican member of the caucus.

“He did it deliberately,” Hastings said, explaining that he saw West’s message as, “You know, ‘That’s what I think of you all.'”

Well, if they didn’t like it, they could’ve given the fried chicken to the White servants. Ya know, like in a “let them eat cake” Marie Antoinette/Congressional Black Caucus moment.

By the way, someone needs to remind Rep. Hastings that anti-gay sentiment is rife in the Black community, where the term and practice, “on the down-low” originated. Gay marriage is about as popular among Black American voters as it is with the Chick-fil-A chief, Dan Cathy.

Oh, and by the way, assuming the story is true–and you can’t believe everything (or even most things) out of Alcee Hastings’ mouth, I’ll bet he happily partook in the Chick-fil-A dinner.

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61 Responses

Alcee Hastings of all people!?! It is an insult to the rule of law that he is not in jail.

Little Al on August 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Right, indeed! Absolutely, hastings should be in JAIL, PERIOD!

    Dave on August 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Cong. Alcee Hastings of Florida, who has the distinction of being the only crooked judge impeached for taking bribes and removed from the federal bench — and still got elected to Congress.

    Says a lot about the voters in his district:

    “He’s a crook? Took bribes? Our kinda guy!”

    Who gives a flyin’ for what Hastings says or thinks?

    As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

How can they be offended when Allen West brought them Chick-fil-A 6 months ago and the President of Chick-fil-A just announced his views on gay marriage a couple of weeks ago?
Like Allen West could foresee the future?

Does not make any sense what Alcee Hastings is saying.

Stephen in Florida on August 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I think the point, here Stephen, is that IT WAS SIX months ago.. and Alcee Hastings’ statement: ” now fresh in his mind.” Hastings is making comments about this that will probably go viral like it happened this past weekend. His party will be the venomous snakes weaving this as so. Typical demacraps. Hastings is just a stupid doorknob.

    Karen on August 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Hastings is only after the headline, not the truth. Pretty typical of the Congressional Black Caucus, actually. So We the Sheeple will read the headline and think Allen West did something deliberately offensive, when, in fact, he brought the food SIX MONTHS earlier, the CBC ATE the food – all of it, according to one of West’s aides – and Hastings even admits that, since the members take turns providing lunch, they frequently serve fried chicken (though I’m sure it is politically correct fried chicken), Barbecued ribs, etc. The only thing Hastings said that nobody brings is watermelon.

    Actually, I kind of wish this event HAD been recent, in a display of solidarity with Chik-fil-A. The CBC is a monumental joke, full of racists and race pimps.

    DG in GA on August 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Claiming an offense is a weapon that crosses time…

    Any time you can play that card, holla “offense”, then seek some kind of advantage…

    It is muslim and it is pathetic.

    As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Yes! Love it when they PLAY THE OFFEND CARD. It is straight out of the muzzie playbook.

I am offended, therefore, you must do as I say so I can feel better.

Fuck your offense. That is the only response to the Offense Card.

As Goes... on August 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Absolutely, As goes…

    skzion on August 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Talking about Soul Food makes me hungry. You haven’t lived until you’ve had real, cooked-by-black-old-women, authentic corn bread, pinto beans, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, chitlins, BBQ chicken…O.M.F.G.

And yeah, not sure why the Republicans didn’t put West up against Obama. Seems that Obama with his built-in “white guilt” vote is impervious to anyone except another black candidate, let alone Flopney.

DS_ROCKS! on August 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    DS Rocks I couldn’t agree with you more about the soul food. Having grown up with that all of my life each and every cook has their own special recipe for such things like collard greens and macaroni and cheese. Man I’m starting to get hungry too. I’m going to the soul food place down the street for lunch. Stay cool.

    Ken b on August 8, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Blacks will vote black regardless. It has been polled time and time again…

    I see it at work. The blacks stick together… especially when one is wrong.

    As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Poor Hastings, the Black Caucus, and their being offended, feel like they were cheated from a sumptuous meal paid for by the taxpayers once again! They claim they each must provide food, but that comes out of their expenses paid by the taxpayer! Wouldn’t the Black Caucus be considered a Racist Organization?

David on August 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Just “try” having a White Caucus!

    As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

The main media, & the Democrats are screaming for attention on anything to divert the questions about President Barack Obamas’ schooling records,his birth place records, his dismantling of President Clintons’ welfare reform,his high tax ideology for all Americans, his belief in government control of individuals choices of products, services, laws for America! on August 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

We need to clone Allen West. Good on him.

As DS said..I bet that crook Alcee Hastings ate all the Chck-fil-A that West provided. I bet all of ’em did.

Great point about blacks and gay marriage.

Everyone wants a gold star on their foreheads to pimp how they support the gays. Annoying. I did so intrinsically many years ago and the only group souring me on them are the gays themselves.

Skunky on August 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I got hungry reading about it. I guess Alcee does not like eating what the peasants eat. Also, what was his comment about eating watermelon about? Does have some secret watermelon guilt? I guess it was his Uncle Remus moment.

    Worry on August 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Can anyone here honestly say their marriage will change if gays can marry? And if so, how?

Nakruh on August 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm


    What is wrong w you? Stupid ? Or, an agenda?

    Oh, you won’t go away and you’ll waste my time until I figure it out …

    As goes... on August 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I would be happy to answer your question if you answer mine first. Why should I not be allowed to marry multiple partner if we are all consenting adults and support is not an issue? Or, why should I not be allowed to marry a close relative, if we are both consenting adults and support is not an issue. Give me a coherent answer to both of those questions Nakruh, and I will answer your question.

    Worry on August 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      Nakruh, you are ignoring everyone here. We get loads of that type.

      If you want to be taken seriously, you will have to make a good faith effort to engage the responses you have received.

      If you will not do so, then buzz off.

      skzion on August 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I’ll tell you how gay marriage will effect us and I’m not even a member of the faith. Gay marriage will legitimize gay dating. Gay dating will be foisted down into the public school system. Having been a teenage boy some time ago I can assure you that gay dating in public schools will lead to an epidemic of Pedophilia. Those 19 and over fudge packers are licking their chops as we speak!!!!!

    Fred on August 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

*Can anyone here honestly say their marriage will change if gays can marry? And if so, how?

Nakruh on August 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm*

It is not about “their marriage.” It is about society. Marriage is the union of a man and woman to produce children and raise them together.

Also, a society embracing gay “marriage” is the same type of disordered society that will tolerate hordes of Muslims invading their land. And Muslims know this, which is they never condemning gay “marriage” in infidel country.

John M. on August 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I hit “submit” too soon and had an ebonics moment.

Last sentence:

And Muslims know this, which is why they never condemn gay “marriage” in infidel country.

John M. on August 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

If marriage is the union of a man and woman to produce children and raise them together, then why do we allow old people who cannot have children to marry? Should it be illegal for infertile people to marry? Zach Wahls was raised by two moms and he turned out pretty okay

Nakruh on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Nakruh, pity you sit on your brain.

    Gay people are free to marry the opposite sex if they want to. I wouldn’t recommend that thou’. To thine self be true.

    Also, why do you think the Gubmint should be involved in the institution of marriage…which has always been a man and a lady?

    Hollywood is trying to redefine “Lesbian” thou’. In Hollywood movies depicting lesbians have them easily and happily jumping in bed with men. I find that offensive.

    Children prefer (and are best served by) a married Mum and a Dad. Just ask those poor kids who’s Dad’s are just sperm donors (not of the “bank” but the easy lay type) yet yearn for a proper Dad. Ask kids of the sperm bank type who even thou’ the donor just wacked off for the vital material, they STILL seek ’em out for a proper fairy-tale Dad relationship. Ask children who were adopted why many search for birth Mum and Dad. THOSE are the questions your sat on brain should be asking.

    Kids want a Mum and Dad and they feel cheated NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE when they don’t get one of each. Pretty soon empirical tests WILL be able to tell us the truth on how these relationships fair with the children involved in gay and lesbian families.

    Selfish Liberals can never see beyond their desires and pleasure principles…but it’s the CHILDREN affected that matter most. NOT the adults. The adults have to be mature in all the decisions or circumstances they find themselves in…not hooked into just their sex life.

    Skunky on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      “Selfish Liberals can never see beyond their desires and pleasure principles”
      Skunky on August 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Problem #1 with todays society.
      When we reek of Sodom and Gomorrah
      you can bet we’re in a very sorry state.

      theShadow on August 8, 2012 at 12:41 am

        Judgment will come OR God owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology…

        Which do you see likely to occur?

        As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Nakruh, interestingly, John clarifies most of the rationale (more precisely, rationalization) for opposition to gay marriage.

    “It is about society.”

    I periodically mock those who refer to “the world” (as in, “what the world would do”) when commenting on international affairs. “The world” is one of those fuzzy abstractions used to avoid thinking carefully or honestly about the phenomena to be studied or about cause and effect. Such abstractions are ideal for political purposes, however. “Society” is another such abstraction. It really doesn’t mean anything, but it is associated with emotions that are politically relevant.

    “Marriage is the union of a man and woman to produce children and raise them together.”

    Here, a definitional exercise–which can only address what is, not what ought to be–is used to determine, by implication, . . . what ought to be. This is known as an “is/ought” confusion. Let’s say I define “marriage” as the relationship between a man and his baked potato. I would immediately be laughed at. But really, my definitional exercise has about as much relevance for “ought” as anyone else’s. If one wants to argue that “marriage” SHOULD have certain requirements, that, at least, is honest and clear. But you’ll notice that SHOULD immediately requires justification. Those who “solve” their problem via definition bypass the need to justify anything. That is why they choose this route.

    “Also, a society embracing gay “marriage” is the same type of disordered society that will tolerate hordes of Muslims”

    Imagine a set of indicators (I) of the construct Disordered Society (D). Each indicator i (i element of I), if present, points to the existence of D. However, it does not follow that by manipulating i one will change D. That is because an indicator is not the same as a cause. The hard work is to relate causes to effects. This almost never done.

    What then is a “disordered society”? Well, I don’t rightly know. Let’s pretend that I do. The status of gay marriage will have no effect on the 70% bastardy of black births. We know this because we had the latter well before the former. However, high levels of bastardy, while surely an indicator of a “disordered society,” is also surely a cause of it. There is just too much evidence that children outside of marriage fare worse than children within marriage. Bastards also are more prone to anti-social activities, e.g. crime. And, they make more bastards.

    Muslims surely are both an indicator of a “disordered society” in the West and a cause. This is obvious because Muslims oppose the legal basis of a western society. I feel no need to elaborate this threat given the audience.


    NOW, the general problem is that the social environments (e.g., traditional churches) that oppose bastardy and Islam in principle also oppose gay marriage. The connection between these issues is thus rooted in social communities, not in any causal logic.

    Alas, it’s politically tough to do anything about bastards or Muslims; gay people, however, have always been comparatively easy pickens. So, if one needs to “do something” about a “disordered society,” attacking gay marriage is something to do. Thus we see that opposition to gay marriage is largely-though not entirely-epiphenomenal. It is not entirely so because religiously based opposition to gay marriage is real enough. It’s just utterly irrelevant to murderous Muslims or criminal bastards.

    In fairness to the blogger and the regulars, they are highly unusual because they are much more concerned about the Muslims than about the gays. I am too. This blog is far more innovative and important when it focuses on the real villains.

    P.S.: Nakruh, you should not assume that I am sympathetic to the daily activities of the gay political class. They have serious baggage as well. They COULD have avoided linking gay rights to various leftist causes, but the same people who were and are gay activists move in leftist communities. So, in a curious way, slapping down such activists is “felt” as indirectly slapping down the Muslims. The Muslims can sit pretty being defended by leftists who would be the first to die.

    skzion on August 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm


    You’re an idiot AND TROLL

    As goes... on August 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Often that question is asked Nakruh and one reason is that marriage was a social construct with incentives on the one hand and social taboos on the other, the latter being for examle a man and woman did not engage in sexual relations outside of marriage. So for example it was important for older couples to marry even if children were not a factor to set an example to younger people about social mores.

    Bronson on August 8, 2012 at 6:34 am

Actually, I think Hastings et al. were pissed that they got fast food (regardless of quality) when they were expecting something expensive.

skzion on August 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm


    Italkit on August 8, 2012 at 4:04 am

Skunky, did you even watch this?

Nakruh on August 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm


    Why do you want to waste our valuable time? What’s the point, loser?

    As goes... on August 7, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Nakruh, it’s cute that you ignored all the stuff I pointed out and you’re hot for me to watch some anecdotal video.

    I’ve been friends with gays all my life…I don’t have to watch the damn video. My statements which you ignored supercede your stupid, emotional arguments. Ones I stupidly had myself years ago.

    Skunky on August 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      That is how it normally goes Skunky. They are not accustomed to arguing points their points. When pressed, you usually get an emotional outburst and virulent anger out of them. Most people sensibly walk away from such an individual, rather than risking a physical assault. This is not winning an argument,but crude intimidation.

      Worry on August 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Lots of republicans hate Allen West for his guts. They would all gladly pull the rug from under West’s feet in support of the Muzzies now flooding into the republican party. That is why West would never become VP nor President. He would never get the nomination. Just look at the way Herman Cain got trashed by fellow republicans.

rex on August 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm


    That was a terrible post. First, conservative Republicans love West. Second, Cain showed extremely bad character and poor judgment banging chicks outside of his marriage vow.


    As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Mmm mmm mmm … that is one good-looking man, Col. West there, and Smaaaarrrrt … looking forward to voting for him for president someday.

lethargic on August 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Chik-Fil-A wasn’t ghetto enough for them, as they were expecting Popeyes or Churchs chicken instead with a side of chitlins and catfish…LOL

Habib Akbarovich on August 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Hey Habib you’re right. I guess more expensive chicken places like KFC and Chick-fil-A would offend a freeloading jackenape like Hastings. I wonder if he’s down with Bojangles.

    Ken b on August 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

We need more Allen Wests. I wish that Mitt would make him his VP pick.

JeffE on August 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Shalom Debbie. AW is my favorite politician. I think I saw him at a gym once but it might have been someone else. Anyway he won’t be VP but if he were it would be hilarious. The media would go apocalyptic over him. BTW when he was running for office the media tried to bash over his well known association with bikers. The motorcycle gangs all publically supported him and the media said he was allying himself with bad seeds. But it backfired because most people like the motorcycle guys. I enjoy seeing them ride by with their Ameircan flags, Harleys and women. Even the po po show them respect. Anyways AW is extremely pro-Israel so B’H some of the annoying left wing Jews will have to vote for him as the new district he’s running in this time isn’t Republican like last time.

A1 on August 8, 2012 at 12:49 am

    A1, as part of your therapy, you should avoid directing you responses only to Debbie. Normal people do not ignore everyone else in the room.

    Occasionally you have avoided perversion in a given response only to relapse later. That is why it is important that you engage others.

    skzion on August 8, 2012 at 9:36 am

Politicians do for the nation.

Jogo de moto

Margarida on August 8, 2012 at 3:33 am

Allen West for Vice-Pres. 2012.

I support Allen West for whatever he wants to do!

A.Men on August 8, 2012 at 7:00 am

Alcee Hastings should shut up. It is insulting that he is in Congress. This scumbag was once a Federal Judge. He was impeached and convicted by the Senate.

I_AM_ME on August 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

OK Deb,
You made me spit coffee across my desk with the Flip Flopney line. Good one. I also wish Allen West was Prez.

Andy on August 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

I love Allen West!! Gotta love this guy for telling it the way it is! Thank you, Debbie!

Dave on August 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

So if all you yakkers would put your money where your mouths are and write in the Colonel’s name, maybe it would have an effect.

Italkit on August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

You need more Allen Wests? You dumb ass rethugs,,this racist?
And schussel slobbers over him…

Harold Shalett on August 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

Dearest Harold,
Racist???? Are you out of your mind? If you REALLY are interested in a ‘post-racial’ USA, you should be an admirer of Col. West.
Sadly, the Eric Holders of our time are keeping us mired in race.

Not Ovenready on August 8, 2012 at 11:42 am

I’ve been a huge West fan since the news of his effective interrogation techniques were reported. Since then he’s given great speeches to boot. What’s not to like about this guy?

samurai on August 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

Lt Col Allen West is such a force in Congress that not only does he give the leftwing moonbats fits but also the empty headed RINOs. Speaking of moonbats Alcee Hastings is one of the worst of that bunch of racist buffoons in the Congressional Black Congress. This crooked moron like the rest of the CBC are quick to call racism to any issue. The problem is is that a big percentage of Black America have the same view on gay marriage that Dan Cathy does. The fact that West bought the Chick-fil-A six months ago and Hastings is bringing it up now tells you all you need to know. Debbie you’re right. After all of his blathering I’m sure that Hastings still stuffed his vaporous piehole full of the free chicken and biscuits from CFA. I do wish that Etch-a-Sketch Romney would pick West for VP but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Ken b on August 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hank Johnson was to busy trying to prevent Guam from tipping over into the pacific ocean to be offended by a great meal.

jake49 on August 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hey Jake49 Sheila Jackson Lee is still trying to find out about the flag that Neil Armstrong planted on Mars. She was eating a Chick-fil-A number one combo while pondering her planetary dilemma. Liberal just make it too easy with their stupidity.

    Ken b on August 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Cong. Allen West’s brand of in-your-face conservatism is admirable. However, given Mitt Romney’s inherent cautiousness, my estimate of West’s chances of being chosen as a running mate is about 0%.

Romney’s boldest choice, given his cautious inclination, would be Rubio. But one of the other well-publicized prospects with a low-risk profile is more likely.

As Goes... on August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Maybe Romney can pick McCain. Afterall, he did so well the last time. The VP pick won’t matter to anyone but the media. They’ll pick apart whomever he picks. Just can’t good VPs like Biden everyday.

JeffT on August 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

That was funny, Jeff. 🙂

skzion on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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