allen west*Are black conservatives smelling blood in the water as far a s President Obama is concerned?

Could be according to an article at theGrio.

In 2008 there were some grumblings but there was real volume, so to speak. Well, it’s 2012 and with new haters, er, players like Republican/Tea Party advocate Allen West (pictured) and Condoleeza Rice endorsing Mitt Romney, things are different this election year:

Four years ago, Condoleezza Rice, then one of the top advisers to the sitting Republican president of the United States, refused to say if she had voted for John McCain or Barack Obama. Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, formally endorsed Obama. No prominent black Republican emerged as a major anti-Obama figure in the general election of 2008.

Four years later, racial pride has given way to differences over policy, ideology and politics. Moderate black Democrats, such  as former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford, are airing their disagreements with the administration’s policy regularly. Ex-Alabama congressmen Artur Davis, who had been considered a potential Obama Cabinet pick after the 2008 election, has switched from being a Democrat to a Republican and casts  the president as a “disappointment.’

Florida Republican  Allen West, who was not a major figure in 2008, is now one of the leading anti-Obama voices  in the country with constant appearances on Fox News and at Tea Party rallies blasting the president, as is Herman Cain.

And Rice’s last week endorsed Mitt Romney at a GOP fundraiser in California. And while she didn’t attack Obama by name, she bluntly said,  ”the only thing that people dislike more than unilateral American leadership is no American leadership at all,” according to Bloomberg News.

Read/learn more at theGrio.