YES! LBJ was a Democrat! Thanks for reminding everyone.
Charlie Rangle made the interesting point that Rep. Allen West isn't in a party that has much to brag about on civil rights. Really? It seems Rangel is in need of a little history lesson to remind him which party did the most for Civil Rights. Now?
Charlie Rangel went off the rails when he insulted Sarah Palin by saying "You got to be kind to the disabled" in an interview on WCBS-TV back in 2008, so I've little sympathy for him.So it was good to see him getting a boxing lesson from Laura Ingraham on The O'Reilly Factor when he waded into territory where he was found lacking.Allen West is an intelligent smart-thinking man who would probably take the majority of the independent vote - his Pigford vote aside ( for which he's already apologised for ).If you want to check out his leadership capabilities, I recommend " A missing link in leadership: The trial of LTC Allen West " by Richard Berry.