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July 4th, 2012
12:09 PM ET

RNC chairman: I'm not the GOP police

(CNN) – Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said in a Tuesday interview that he would not abandon GOP Rep. Allen West, who said on Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted Americans to be "slaves."

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," the Florida congressman said of Obama at a rally in Port St. Lucie, according to CNN affiliate WPTV.

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Filed under: Allen West • Interviews • Political Ticker • Politics • Reince Priebus • Republicans
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  1. Lucien Riviere

    Although I have never been a fan of the former GOP chairman, I am definitely not impressed about the current one, whose rare name I cannot seem to pronounce well. How could anyone not see anything wrong in Allen West's comment on President Obama? What seems to be wrong with these guys? I was shoked when I saw that governor call a reporter stupid ; I almost thought that it was Tony Soprano that I was seeing on TV, although the Sopranos was pure fiction....

    July 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  2. manning El Paso, TX

    Wolf you said the GOP was not races, boy were you wrong.

    July 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  3. Louis, Jax, Fl.

    There are 2 requiremnts for a socialist (welfare) state to survive:
    1. Totalitarian rule(The government knows what is best for you).
    2. A capitalist to foot the bill.
    That is the direction this administration is trying to take us whether they even realize it or not.

    July 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm |

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