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Black gossip site calls Rep. West a 'house slave'

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Bossip, a black celebrity gossip website, called Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., a "house slave" and an "Uncle Tom" because of his opposition to President Obama and the Democratic Party.

"Someone get this man a chair, hammock and a loveseat!" the Bossip Staff wrote today. "Resident house-slave black Republican Allen West channeled his finest Joe McCarthy impression in a town-hall meeting in Florida this past weekend." West is a freshman congressman and member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

Bossip attacked West apropos of his reported claim that "he's heard" that up to 80 House Democrats are members of the Communist Party. West refused to provide any names.

The website defended Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ill., however, when he claimed that some House Republicans "would love to see [him] hanging from a tree," and attacked Carson's critics. "Tea Party wanksters want congressman to resign," Bossip wrote, adding "leave it to a lynch mob to be up in arms over a black man speaking the damn truth."

West, who also identifies with the Tea Party, considered leaving the CBC over Carson's charge. Carson eventually told The Washington Examiner that he "was speaking figuratively" when he made the lynching comment, and meant his comments to address "a mentality that I see that seeks to hurt poor working class people across the racial spectrum."

West has described himself as "the modern-day Harriet Tubman" hoping to lead black Americans off the "Democratic plantation."

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