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Former Florida Congressman Allen West addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday in what TheBlaze describes as a "fiery speech that had “everyone on their feet."

"I'll give it to you straight," West said. "Last November we did take one on the jaw, but this movement and this fight is not determined by the punches that we take. We're defined by how quickly we pull ourselves off the mat and our perseverance," he added. 

West also highlighted what conservatives think it's liberals' tendency to play the race card in politics. "I'm speaking from experience when I tell you that 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," He said.