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Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Allen West: Half the Democrats in Congress are Communists By Daniel Strauss - 04/11/12 10:24 AM ET

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says he's heard that almost half of all the Democrats in Congress are secretly part of the Communist Party.

He offered no names or proof of his accusation.

West told almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that "he's heard" as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The freshman Republican, an outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite, is a longtime critic of the Democratic Party.

At the same event, he charged that President Obama was "scared" to meet with him.

"I really wish that, standing here before you, was Allen West and President Obama," West said, according to the report. "We could have a simple discussion. But that ain't ever gonna happen."

West has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for the 2012 Republican nominee. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ( R) called him a "good" choice. Sarah Palin has also spoken highly of him.

West said on Friday that he would join the presidential ticket "if it was the right fit."

"The focus is, of course, being a good congressional representative,” West said in an interview with CNN. "But if someone were to make that call to me, which I really doubt is ever going to happen, you would have to make sure that it is something that God would ordain for you, and you’d have to talk to your wife, my wife and my two daughters about. But we have always stepped up to the plate to serve our country. And if it’s the right fit, then I will do so."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allenwest; communistparty; communists; congress; cpusa; democrats; fl; florida; marxists; socialists
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

yeah, the other half are Socialists.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:17:35 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Romney is an idiot if he does not pick West as his running mate.

And not because he's black.

3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:18:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

The only slight alteration I might add is: These Democrats will never claim to be communists, and “pshaw” and claim West is being provocative, but half (or more) of Democrats will indeed happily promote a Communist agenda.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:19:57 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

He misspoke. That would be half the GOP (RINOs all).

Probably 99% of the DNC.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 9:20:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

When Glenn Beck started his show on FOX he spoke of good democrats vs marxist democrats. When he ended the show some 2 years later he called the democrats a lost cause who had been completely overrun by the marxists.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:21:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The rest are still in the closet. There are a few “Rs” in there with them.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:21:32 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Sub-Driver

The MSM will now brand him as the new Joe McCarthy, and a lose cannon. I love the guy, its what this country needs, a “Leader”. Unfortunately we no longer recognize it as a required trait.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:22:57 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Sub-Driver

At least half of them may embrace Communist principles without even realizing that they believe the same things commies do. Nevertheless, there are some things one does not say in public, on the record, if one want to be vice-president. He may have just shot down his chances of getting the VP slot this trip.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:23:10 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: PGR88

You describe most rank and file ‘rat voters as well.

They’ll support communist policy all day long,
but also deny all day long that they or other rats are communists.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:24:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wasn’t this also an issue in the 1990’s when the membership rolls were posted on line for the CP/USA and the Socialist
Workers Party then magically they were removed as they showed that most of the Democrat members of the House and Senate were in fact members of one or both organizations?


11 posted on 04/11/2012 9:24:13 AM PDT by coincheck (Time is Short, Salvation is for Today)
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To: Sub-Driver

Commies, Socialists, who can tell the difference?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2010/08/american-socialists-release-names-of-70-congressional-democrats-in-their-caucus/


12 posted on 04/11/2012 9:26:17 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Communist is such an ugly word... Progressive is much nicer, don’t you think?


13 posted on 04/11/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT by Third Person
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To: Diogenesis

He didn’t misspeak. He was dead right.

He just didn’t elaborate on Republicans, half of which are Democrats, and the other half are moderates, with a smattering of libertarians in there for color.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: ottbmare

It’s time to stop fearing the “McCarthy” card,
as we’ve started to stop fearing the “racist” card.

Call a commie a commie, and if they object, make them defend why supporting communist policies doesn’t make them a commie.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 9:28:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

LOL! LtC Allen West, mixing it up and pizzing off libs. Long may he serve!


16 posted on 04/11/2012 9:30:51 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: cripplecreek

I have friends or acquaintances, I wonder if they are really communists, what is the attraction. These people have good jobs, live in nice houses. I just don’t understand


17 posted on 04/11/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: cripplecreek

“...he called the democrats a lost cause who had been completely overrun by the marxists.”

I’d like to say these guys have forgotten that Capitalism and individual autonomy are fundamental and crucial to American security, prosperity and our national character, but then that would be assuming they ever KNEW!


18 posted on 04/11/2012 9:31:47 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: cripplecreek
Notice how many formers Democrats have left the Socialist Rat party to infest the GOP as RINOs?

People who did not become Republicans until well after the era of Reagan? Was it GHWBush who convinced them to switch?

Or was the it Rats taking it on the chin in 1994 and then the embarrassment of the Party defending a rapist, sexual harasser, and perjurer who sold out technology to the ChiComs in exchange for illegal campaign donations?

The political “middle” has lurched Left even if the nation as a whole is ideologically to the right of the “new center” among politicians.

The cowardly Chicken Dees need to take BACK their own damn party from the Pelosis and Sheila Jackson Lees who embarrass them so.

19 posted on 04/11/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Communists, perverts, and thugs.


20 posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:14 AM PDT by marron
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To: mel

There are a few reasons. Arrogance is one. A humanist worldview is another.

If you really want to understand the mindset,
read Swartz’ “You can still trust the communists to be communists”.

http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Still-Trust-Communists/dp/0936163208


21 posted on 04/11/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

So what percentage of the electorate is communist?

Somebody votes for these despots.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here’s one showing the Democrat fondness for Van Jones;

Senator Klobuchar (D-Mn) 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goTYOjh2q9M&feature=related

Klobuchar “As Van Jones has said, who is a guy who has written a book about the green collar economy, when you think about the green economy, don’t think about Buck Rogers; think about joe six-pack putting on a green hard hat. Think about Rosie the riveter manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines. This is President Obama’s plan — jobs, jobs, jobs.”


23 posted on 04/11/2012 9:35:47 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: MrB

Anyone who doubts this (people can quable over the number) need only study up on the New Left that took over the Party after 1968. They were the street fighting Commies (some raised as Red Diaper Doper Babies like our bastard child of a president) who rioted outside and inside the 1968 DNC convention. Their ilk have infested journalism too.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 9:35:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Sub-Driver

If a Democrat was not a communist, how could we tell?


25 posted on 04/11/2012 9:36:38 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Would they vote for them, though, if they said “I AM A COMMUNIST”?

No, but they’ll vote for them if they say “wealth redistribution”, “helping the poor”, or “I’ll make sure you’re taken care of by the government”.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: OrangeHoof

That’s the argument I make that simply infuriates my lib-in-laws...

“OK, fine, let’s say democrat X isn’t a communist. How would their policy advocacy be different if they were?”

In other words, if libs claim they aren’t communist supporters, they need to explain how they KNOW they aren’t communist supporters.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


28 posted on 04/11/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: MrB

“Call a commie a commie, and if they object, make them defend why supporting communist policies doesn’t make them a commie.”

Absolutely correct.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

One cannot be a Democrat without being a communist, an islamist or an idiot. There is no other possibility.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

These DSSA’s (or whatever they have are going by these days) are nothing new - I remember seeing the same list of commies at least as far back as 1998 when I joined FR. Jesse Jackson Jr., Marxine Waters, “Pete” Stark and the list goes on and on - they’re a cancer that has been with us for a helluva long time.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 9:46:05 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: mel
Just ask them to name ONE country on earth with a Communist leadership and a Communist system which is prosperous and stable!

To the contrary, the remaining Communist countries are (have always been) struggling and unstable.

THAT'S the road “O” wants to take us down.

This is supposed to be the ‘information age’ and yet most people don't know or care to know the basic facts about exactly how destructive and dehumanizing Communism is.

The historic record (not to mention current events) consistently bears out just what an abject mistake Communism is where ever it has been accepted by citizens or has been forced on to the unfortunate people of any country. It AIN'T privileged information... just have a look at a map or a history book.

What is more, as so many E. Europeans (and others) from Communist countries now live in America, all you have to do is ask one of THEM to make a comparison. THEY know the difference and wouldn't go back for anything.

Not too long ago, our neighbors had relatives who were recently made US citizens. They were from E. Europe. We drove them to the super market when they arrived. The gentleman (father of the family) stood in front of the produce counter and cried. He had never seen anything like it and couldn't believe his eyes!

32 posted on 04/11/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: cripplecreek
When Glenn Beck started his show on FOX he spoke of good democrats vs marxist democrats.

As I think back over my long life (born in 1943), the last good democrat that I can recall is Martin Dies, Jr. of Texas.

He was instrumental in uncovering Communists via the research of the Dies Committee, which later became the HUAC. He was also noted for his attacks on Franklin Diablo Roosevelt's "New Deal", which Dies initially supported but ultimately realized that it was 100% Socialist. Dies also was among the first to expose FDR's Henry Wallace and his henchmen as Communists. Congressman Dies, of the Texas 2nd, was a stanch opponent of the CIO (which later united with the AFL), a union goon outfit comprised of Communists and fifth columnists.

Martin Dies' district is now represented by a solid Christian Conservative, Ted Poe, shown here:


33 posted on 04/11/2012 9:50:33 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with Allan West 50%!


34 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:04 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: a fool in paradise
The political “middle” has lurched Left even if the nation as a whole is ideologically to the right of the “new center” among politicians.

Maybe because the "moderate" swing voter faction that both parties fight over has lurched left. The rest of the electorate is completely polarized - right vs. left.

35 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Sub-Driver

Names?

A good starting place would be most of the membership of the House’s Progressive Caucus.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
Actually, at this point I would like to see someone introduce a bill to outlaw communism in the US (essentially re-introducing the communist control act of 1954) - labeling it subversive. Force the leftists out in the open to defend their philosophy.
37 posted on 04/11/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

He got under Ed Schultzs skin today with that comment


38 posted on 04/11/2012 9:57:34 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: skeeter

Romney will absolutely not pick West as veep running mate. Too outspoken and may offend “moderates” (this in Romney’s view).


39 posted on 04/11/2012 9:59:44 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s half right........


40 posted on 04/11/2012 10:03:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Sub-Driver

You beat me to it.


41 posted on 04/11/2012 10:06:36 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: skeeter
In a good and decent world you would be absolutely right but, alas, we live in a world in which Col. West is about to be pilloried as a McCarthyite to the point where he will be lucky if he's not shunned by his colleagues as radioactive.


42 posted on 04/11/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle; lentulusgracchus
Actually, at this point I would like to see someone introduce a bill to outlaw communism in the US (essentially re-introducing the communist control act of 1954) - labeling it subversive. Force the leftists out in the open to defend their philosophy.

From around that same era was the "Minute Women" organization, which was very active in Texas, in particular the Houston area. They exposed Communism at all levels, particularly in the government-run public schools. They were so effective that teachers and top-level administrators were fired from the HISD for their Communist ties. These American Patriots not only had the reds on the run but were also strongly opposed to union thuggery, illegal immigration, socialized medicine and a meddling federal government.

43 posted on 04/11/2012 10:07:58 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Sub-Driver

With the Massachusetts delegation it’s closer to 90% (11 out of 12).


44 posted on 04/11/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Sub-Driver

There goes his chance to be Romney’s vp nominee.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 10:10:27 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Sub-Driver

West is right and most of them are black.


46 posted on 04/11/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Sub-Driver

Back in 1971 I answered the doorbell to find some guy standing there.\
He introduced himself as a local member of the American Communist party.
I told him that I was going to get my shotgun and that he had just 3 seconds to get off my porch and 15 seconds to get out of my sight.
He was off like a shot and I never saw him again.
If I tried the same thing today, I’d probably be in jail, with a smile on my face, but in jail.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 10:24:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: MrB

All communists must be sterilized and there are no exceptions!


48 posted on 04/11/2012 10:26:38 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: ottbmare
He may have just shot down his chances of getting the VP slot this trip.

That's probably a Good Thing. VP candidates on losing tickets hardly ever go anywhere after that. The vice presidency isn't work a bucket of warm spit when it comes to making policy or influencing events anyway, and we'd like to have West available for the top spot in 2020. Assuming we have an election in 2020... and if we don't we'll need a warrior leader even more.

49 posted on 04/11/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey!
Where’s the FReeper who said West was a coward for not jumping on the “birther” bandwagon?


50 posted on 04/11/2012 10:28:26 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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