Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) told the CPAC audience on Thursday that there is nothing a liberal fears more than black conservatives.

“There is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government,” West said, noting that he is tired of liberals dividing Americans up into small groups

Black conservatives–like West and South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott–undermine the left’s ability to exploit the race card for political gain, and that is why they are often on the receiving end of the most vitriol. It is why those like Ted Kennedy tried to destroy Clarence Thomas, and the mainstream press continues to ridicule him.

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