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WASHINGTON -- As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he's "heard" that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Post reported. West wouldn't elaborate beyond that, however, and didn't offer up any names. There are currently 190 House Democrats.

A request for comment from West's spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

Allen West, Huffington Post 25 Comments [4/17/2012 12:23:59 PM]
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Rabbit of Caerbannog

You, sir, have devolved into a cheap parody. Much like this:












4/17/2012 12:40:43 PM

RinellaWasHere

McCarthy 2: Communist Bugaboo

2 Scared, 2 Senseless

Panic Hard: With Assumptions

4/17/2012 1:21:44 PM

Reynardine

Actually, there are already a number of people who are already handing out extensive lists.

4/17/2012 1:25:30 PM

Zagen30

Yeah, well I "heard" that Mr. West worships Satan and drinks the blood of newly-sacrificed virgins with his breakfast (it gives you more of a pick-me-up than coffee or tea). My claim has as much validity as his.

4/17/2012 2:50:35 PM

\m/>_<\m/

dude, communism's about as dangerous as Fluffy Bunny DreamLand (tm): both are utopias.

@Rabbit: you win so friggin' hard for that cartoon!

4/17/2012 6:59:52 PM

CharlieE

If all of these Democrats in Congress are Communists, why are they always voting as if they were moderate Republicans?

4/17/2012 7:58:19 PM

Percy Q. Shunn


4/18/2012 4:00:57 AM

ScrappyB

Looks like the stupid summer sequels season is starting early this year.

4/18/2012 4:04:16 AM

Doubting Thomas

Didn't we already go through this in the 1950's?

4/18/2012 6:41:38 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Oh fuck. This is Joseph McCarthy all over again. It worked then, so I'm having a feeling it'll work now. This is just the first stage of their purge. We are so doomed.

4/18/2012 7:28:41 AM

farpadokly

Is it a crime to be a communist in the United States? No.
There actually is a Communist Party in the United States.
Turns out he was referring to the "Congressional Progressive Caucus" which advocates "universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare", fair trade agreements, living wage laws, the right of all workers to organize into labor unions and engage in collective bargaining, the abolition of significant portions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legalization of same-sex marriage, US participation in international treaties such as the climate change related Kyoto Accords, strict campaign finance reform laws, a complete pullout from the war in Iraq, a crackdown on corporate welfare and influence, an increase in income tax rates on upper-middle and upper class households, tax cuts for the poor, and an increase in welfare spending by the federal government."
That sounds to me like slightly left-of-center pale pink liberalism, but to people like Allen West, I suppose it's "Communism".

4/18/2012 7:29:17 AM

Dr. Razark

Tail Gunner Joe? Is that you? Is it 1950 already?

4/18/2012 11:43:16 AM

Javascap

"I have a list!"


4/18/2012 1:31:19 PM

aaa

McCarthyism never died, it just became subtle during the 60's.

4/18/2012 1:54:05 PM

Thrutch

A torturer speaks.

Why was he not discharged with dishonor?

4/18/2012 3:35:36 PM

Tempus

@Rabbit of Caerbannog: please tell me you have more of that. If you do, please post.

4/19/2012 1:27:03 AM

shykid

Alright, which one of you necromancers reanimated Joe McCarthy's corpse?

4/19/2012 2:57:25 AM

Raised by Horses

The last I checked, the Soviet Union collapsed several decades ago. Apparently, someone didn't get the memo.

4/19/2012 4:09:02 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

@Tempus




















4/19/2012 9:22:59 AM

Papabear

"WASHINGTON -- As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.)."

Hmm. How about according to the non-retarded Representatives?

"West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he's "heard" that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Post reported. West wouldn't elaborate beyond that, however, and didn't offer up any names. There are currently 190 House Democrats."

Yeah, it's them alright... but I refuse to say who they are (because I'll be proven wrong and sued for every dime I've taken... uh, I mean, uh, earned.)

"A request for comment from West's spokeswoman was not immediately returned."

Surprise.


4/19/2012 11:52:36 AM



Just ONCE I'd like to see the spineless Dems at least threaten to sue a wing-nut liar for defamation, like the right-wingers do when someone on the left dares to say something unflattering about them, even though it's true.

4/19/2012 3:44:10 PM

Doubting Thomas

@Rabbit of Caerbannog:

Those cartoons would be funnier if not for the fact that there are a lot of people who actually think those things.

4/20/2012 8:24:14 AM

Agahnim

If you can call us communists, we get to call you fascists. No special treatment for you, asshole.

4/22/2012 1:09:29 PM

NonProphet

...Am I in the 1950s?

4/25/2012 6:15:17 PM

werewolf

Communists? Oh, shit! I thought he said columnists.

4/29/2012 9:54:12 AM
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