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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Don't know him personally, Haven't asked him....But, let's not extend him the same latitude that we do liberals in congress that say dumb things shall we....


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    Have they ever said anything as stupid as this? What happens if a "liberal" went up and said, "Hey i think i heard there are 80-83 members of the Republican Party who are also members or are related to the Neo Nazi fascist party".


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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post


    People in Florida elected this guy?
    Well, the R's nominated the guy, just as the Dems nominated 'the other guy', i.e. all the candidates are 'pre-selected' by the parties, not 'the people', so saying 'the people' 'elected' anybody is misleading, really; they just punch buttons for candidates, they don't decide who runs.

    And re the 'McCarthy Era' stuff, those wonderful Kennedys were sitting right beside Richard Nixon and the rest of the McCarthyites in the 50's, so it's not like Republicans have some sort of monopoly on corruption and venal repression.

    Personally, I find it extremely hard to beleive a single one of them are Communists; nobody would slog through Das Kapital, vol. I, the only volume written by Marx, by the way, especially a politician, when they make so much money by merely showing up to vote on some swindle or other every couple of weeks or so. I seriously doubt REpublicans have actually read anything of the 'founding finaglers', Locke, Smith, or any other 'economist', either, for that matter, No, Cliff Notes don't count.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    How different, other than the name, are today's Progressives from Socialists?
    Congressional Progressive Caucus : What is CPC?

    1. Fighting for economic justice and security for all;
    2. Protecting and preserving our civil rights and civil liberties;
    3. Promoting global peace and security; and
    4. Advancing environmental protection and energy independence
    Socialist Party USA

    We are committed to the transformation of capitalism through the creation of a democratic socialist society based on compassion, empathy, and respect as well as the development of new social structures. Socialism will establish a new social and economic order in which workers and community members will take responsibility for and control of their interpersonal relationships, their neighborhoods, their local government, and the production and distribution of all goods and services.
    Holy ****, they are not the same. Now, since you are going to jump on the economic justice as some sort of code term, let's look at what they say about that:

    Congressional Progressive Caucus : The Progressive Promise

    1. Fighting for Economic Justice and Security in the U.S. and Global Economies
    To uphold the right to universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare for all.

    To preserve guaranteed Social Security benefits for all Americans, protect private pensions, and require corporate accountability.

    To invest in America and create new jobs in the U.S. by building more affordable housing, re-building America’s schools and physical infrastructure, cleaning up our environment, and improving homeland security.

    To export more American products and not more American jobs and demand fair trade.

    To reaffirm freedom of association and enforce the right to organize.

    To ensure working families can live above the poverty line and with dignity by raising and indexing the minimum wage.
    Holy ****, they are talking about capitalism! See, this is why you should look things up for yourself, it will save a whole **** ton of embarrassment.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    This semantics debate over what socialism, communism, progressive, etc. might be, is of interest only to your good self.
    So you admit you have no interest in actually talking about facts, you just want to spout rhetoric?
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Have they ever said anything as stupid as this? What happens if a "liberal" went up and said, "Hey i think i heard there are 80-83 members of the Republican Party who are also members or are related to the Neo Nazi fascist party".
    Applause? ....

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Some people attack the messenger when he brings bad news

    Most all the people attack silly messengers when they bring stupid news ...

    While some are so far to one side of the spectrum they see the other side as a monobloc of all that fear/hate/hold in disdain most of us do see the difference is in the degree. Progressive USED to be a label some Republicans wore with pride.

    I had to laugh out loud when a radical right wingnut calls Paul Volcker a commie when most conservative economists feel his hard restart of our economy during the Carter Years saved our economy, not Reagan's tax cut, which Reagan had to walk back almost ever year after that.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Congressional Progressive Caucus : What is CPC?



    Socialist Party USA



    Holy ****, they are not the same. Now, since you are going to jump on the economic justice as some sort of code term, let's look at what they say about that:

    Congressional Progressive Caucus : The Progressive Promise



    Holy ****, they are talking about capitalism! See, this is why you should look things up for yourself, it will save a whole **** ton of embarrassment.
    Gee, you're right!

    Nothing similar about these groups at all. It all sounds so wonderful!

    Maybe these caucus members Allen West referred to are on to something.

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Gee, you're right!

    Nothing similar about these groups at all. It all sounds so wonderful!

    Maybe these caucus members Allen West referred to are on to something.
    I can find similarities between republicans and nazis. Does that mean republicans are nazis?
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Honestly, what kind of brain damage does it take to believe in this kind of garbage? How can you take some of the most corrupt corporate whores ever born in this country and call them ****ing communists? Do they think that corporations spend 3 billion dollars a year to lobby for marxist ideals? Have they forgotten that congress gave 700 billion dollars to the finance industry during the bailout?

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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you admit you have no interest in actually talking about facts, you just want to spout rhetoric?
    Is that another one of your facts?

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