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

    Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists - Yahoo! News <-- source

    It's not the 1940s or the 1950s, Joe McCarthy is no longer rooting out alleged Soviet-supporters in the Legislature and the country is not entangled in the Cold War, but don't tell Rep. Allen West.

    The Florida Republican told a crowd in his home state Tuesday that as many as 81 members of Congress are Communists.
    People in Florida elected this guy?

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

    and at least one is a full fledged idiot with the initials AW.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    "Puts on his tin foil hat"

    The black helicopters are coming and the alien invasion is only days away!!!!!!! The CIA is reading his mind!

    Yes this guy is just another right wing crack pot.. and Navy wanted him as VP to Romney.. LOL that would have been funny.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    a secret communist conspiracy could have least successfully pushed a workable health care reform compromise with a public option. i call BS.

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

    Exploiting the divide between rich (Bourgoise) and working people (Proletariat) by "Progressives" certainly invites the comparison.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by underdog334 View Post
    Exploiting the divide between rich (Bourgoise) and working people (Proletariat) by "Progressives" certainly invites the comparison.
    by extreme far right ideologues with no sense of history or actual knowledge.

    The actual Q & A is even more damaging that the OP suggests

    Q: "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists?"
    A: "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party,"
    Not just who is far too liberal or even socialist leaning.... oh no ..... this question was about as specific as one can be .... CARD CARRYING MARXISTS.

    I once was a member of the Marx Brothers fan club. Would that make me a card carrying Marxist?
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    a secret communist conspiracy could have least successfully pushed a workable health care reform compromise with a public option. i call BS.
    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."
    The question is more important than the answer!

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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.
    NO - they are attacking him because he does not seem to know the difference between two extremely different things and in his ignorance tars a large section of Congress with an irresponsible and inflammatory label which they do not merit.
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    Re: Rep. Allen West Says Up To 81 House Members Are Communists

    I call bull****. There aren't 81 members of the American communist party over 20 years old.
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