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

    And this, folks, is why Allen West will NEVER be Mitt Romney's (or anyone else's) running mate. He's a loose cannon who says retarded things on a regular basis. The fact that there are actually people defending his comments shows how unhinged the Republican Party has become. Yes, of course I know that not ALL Republicans (probably not even MOST Republicans) actually agree with his comments...but enough of them do that he is taken seriously.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It seems that the leader of the US Communist Party, along with other leftists, is upset with Rep. West, though why he would feel this way is open to question.

    Wouldn't the head of the US Communist Party be proud to have 80 or so Communists in Congress, to show that Americans are finally on the right track? Shouldn't the left be pleased if this were so? Optimistic anyway that they are finally making progress?
    My guess would be that he resents Mr. West's implication that corporate-whoring Democrats are communists of any variety. Many of those on the far left can't stand Democrats.
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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.
    you again prove that santayana was correct
    of course the comparison to mccarthy is apt
    they were both identifying citizens to be communists without any evidence to back up such a bold claim

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    My guess would be that he resents Mr. West's implication that corporate-whoring Democrats are communists of any variety. Many of those on the far left can't stand Democrats.
    Yes, it seems sad that even the American Communist Party denies they are genuine members. Perhaps they were rejected by the Communist Pary's Ethics Committee.

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

    Now the GOP is coming full circle.

    Back in the day it was quite fashionable for the Party of Lincoln to label their political opponents as either soft on commies or outright commies.

    I seem to recall a Military man of some note go from beloved freedom fighter to the unwelcomed uncle in GOP politics. Ahhhhh, hard to remember, Mac, Mac something or other. Lead us in the Pacific during WWII and then Korea, got in some hot water when he decided he, not the Commander in Chief sets overall war policy.

    It is funny the name 'New Party', a party of that name wanted to run Eugene McCarthy for President back in the hippy days in '68.

    Thirty years later it was the label for a very small fusion party. Odd that only on very conservative websites can I find the commie label being slapped on what others call Progressive. Their 'commie' agenda included a living wage and affordable housing. Damn commie bastards!

    Does seem the bottom line for those waving the commie list around is they end up an obscure footnote in history.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    you again prove that santayana was correct
    of course the comparison to mccarthy is apt
    they were both identifying citizens to be communists without any evidence to back up such a bold claim

    read a book
    I've read a couple of books on this. What would you like to know?

    For example, do you know who wanted these alleged communists identified, innocent or not? Did you know that the Soviet Union did have spies in the US Government? In fact the response then was very similar to the response now, just as when Igor Gouzenko defected in Canada with lists of Soviet spies. They thought it was a joke also, and went into denial.

    I have no idea whether Barrack Obama is a Communist or not, but it is apparent he is deliberately destroying the US economy. There can be no other explanation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Ignorance of the article appears blatant here as I believe even the biased articles author correctly quotes Mr West as stating "They actually don't hide it."
    which members of the house of representatives are open communists?

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

    Why would he come out and say this?
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Why would he come out and say this?
    because he is one crazy son of a bitch
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    but it is apparent he is deliberately destroying the US economy. There can be no other explanation.
    Really?
    Facts please.

    A short 5 to 10 item list will suffice.

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