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

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Yes he was elected by the people in Florida and their are close to 80 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and from what I have seen of some of its members they do tend towards socialism with some of their more left wing radicals going for full fledged communist ideals. Now it is some left winger that is actually comparing him to McCarthy so that by itself is an ignorant comparison only meant to attack Mr West because he is a Republican.
    Just checking something here:

    Does supporting a social program = socialist = communist???

    So if one supports the idea of a well funded and well rounded public educational system for the entire comunity, funded by tax payer dollars, the fundamental ideology behind that must be communist ???

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

    Card-carrying Marxists?..... probably not 80 of them. Closet Marxists..... about 400 of them.

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

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    Just checking something here: Does supporting a social program = socialist = communist???

    So if one supports the idea of a well funded and well rounded public educational system for the entire comunity, funded by tax payer dollars, the fundamental ideology behind that must be communist ???
    In a single word: YES.

    To address it further..... so far as I'm concerned ANYONE who promotes social and/or progressive programs/ideals beyond the direct scope of the US Constitution is a Socialist (if they believe in the programs) and a Communist (if they believe the government should run those programs).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Card-carrying Marxists?..... probably not 80 of them. Closet Marxists..... about 400 of them.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    In a single word: YES.

    To address it further..... so far as I'm concerned ANYONE who promotes social and/or progressive programs/ideals beyond the direct scope of the US Constitution is a Socialist (if they believe in the programs) and a Communist (if they believe the government should run those programs).
    This may surprise you, but words have actual meanings, not simply whatever you want them to mean.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    In a single word: YES.

    To address it further..... so far as I'm concerned ANYONE who promotes social and/or progressive programs/ideals beyond the direct scope of the US Constitution is a Socialist (if they believe in the programs) and a Communist (if they believe the government should run those programs).
    Is national defense a social program?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    This may surprise you, but words have actual meanings, not simply whatever you want them to mean.
    Yes they do have meaning. Of course those on the Left would like to ignore that most of the time.


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    Is national defense a social program?
    Only when it's outside the borders of the United States.

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

    "card carrying".. the phrase alone tickles me, let alone his wacky accusation.

    i suppose using his logic, he's a "card carrying" McCarthyist?

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

    When read in full context, it sounds like he was being sarcastic/joking to me.

    Moderator: What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialist?

    West: It's a good question. I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
    Not a funny joke, but not terribly unexpected or unusual one, either, especially given the ridiculous question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yes they do have meaning. Of course those on the Left would like to ignore that most of the time. only when its outside the borders if the US

    I hope you're trolling because this statement is beyond reason.



    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    When read in full context, it sounds like he was being sarcastic/joking to me.

    Not a funny joke, but not terribly unexpected or unusual one, either.
    Its not a joke our sarcasm because in that context he's saying they are just as bad
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