Allen West: Obama Would ‘Rather You Be His Slave’

At a campaign event on Sunday in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) told voters President Obama wanted to enslave them with government programs. “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,” West said, according to WPTV. This is hardly West’s first reference to slavery; back in February he called government programs “the most insidious form of slavery.” In August 2011, he referred to himself as a “modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.” Watch it: