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Allen West heard there are 80 Communists in Congress

by Rodan ( 11 Comments › )
Filed under Communism, Elections 2012, Headlines, Progressives, Republican Party at April 11th, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Rep. Allen West is not one to mince words. At a town-hall, he told the audience he heard that at least 80 members of Congress were Communists.

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. There are currently 190 House Democrats.

West spokeswoman Angela Melvin later defended West’s comments — and clarified to whom West was referring.

“The Congressman was referring to the 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The Communist Party has publicly referred to the Progressive Caucus as its allies. The Progressive Caucus speaks for itself. These individuals certainly aren’t proponents of free markets or individual economic freedom,” Melvin said in a statement to The Huffington Post.

Allen West spoke the truth and has defined the enemy.

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11 Responses to “Allen West heard there are 80 Communists in Congress”
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  1. 1 | April 11, 2012 1:22 pm

    That few?


  2. 2 | April 11, 2012 1:31 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    These are card-carrying, avowed Socialists. You’d think that the GOP could use that against them, but apparently not.


  3. 3 | April 11, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    There are Republicans who are Socialists, that is why!


  4. Lily
    4 | April 11, 2012 1:41 pm

    Finally someone who has a back-bone speaks up about the Communists that nearly taken over the democratic party. If only more would speak out. Kudos to Allen West for telling for telling the truth.
    This should be front page news everywhere. Guess what I am only hearing *crickets*.


  5. 5 | April 11, 2012 1:42 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Iron Fist:
    There are Republicans who are Socialists, that is why!

    Indeed.

    The “conservatives” of today would have been considered flat-out Bolsheviks ninety years ago.


  6. Lily
    6 | April 11, 2012 1:43 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    That is more than enough to do great damage to our country and guess what that is exactly what they are doing.
    No wonder there is no action against our rogue president.


  7. 7 | April 11, 2012 2:00 pm

    @ 1389AD:

    That’s true!


  8. EBL
    8 | April 11, 2012 2:40 pm

    There are probably at least that many in the West Wing!


  9. Sounder
    9 | April 11, 2012 2:47 pm

    Well, I think the number is closer to 190.


  10. Bob in Breckenridge
    10 | April 11, 2012 7:32 pm

    Sounder wrote:

    Well, I think the number is closer to 190.

    Yep, if they have d next to their name…


  11. 11 | April 12, 2012 12:11 am

    And yet some conservatives still think Joe McCarthy was wrong and a bad guy, go figure…


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