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Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right?
The New American Magazine ^ | Saturday, 14 April 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II

Posted on 04/15/2012 9:23:18 AM PDT by DBeers

Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right?

At a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida, on April 10, Tea Party favorite Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) informed the audience that there are Communists in Congress.

In response to the question “What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists, Internationalists, or Socialists?” West claimed that there are: “78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist party.”
 
When asked if they hide it, West responded, “No, they actually don’t hide it, it’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”
 
Later, however, after the remarks were mentioned in an article in the Palm Beach Post, West’s campaign manager, Tim Edson, told a reporter for The Daily Caller that West “was making a jab at the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and not making an outlandish, McCarthyesque allegation.”
 
Reporting on a series of campaign stops in Martin County, Florida, the Palm Beach Post made only passing mention of West’s allegations of active Communists on Capitol Hill.
 
Regardless of the jeers directed at Representative West and the description of his statement as a “Red Scare,” there is more than a scintilla of suspicion that his comments may be correct. Let’s break down the conservative congressman’s remarks and review evidence of their accuracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; communistparty; communists; cpusa; progressivecaucus; progressives
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To: DBeers

Look, if the Colonel said it I belive it.
Unlike the vast majority of slugs in the congress West has led Men in war. He is NOT full of crap. He will call a pos a pos. Ya hear me obammy? Ya POS.


51 posted on 04/15/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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52 posted on 04/15/2012 12:06:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Joe Boucher

B U M P


53 posted on 04/15/2012 12:11:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: DBeers

To bring back the old phraseology: Useful idiots and fellow travelers.


54 posted on 04/15/2012 12:55:02 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: DBeers

Communists in Congress? Duh. They self identify as Democrats.


55 posted on 04/15/2012 12:59:05 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rockinqsranch
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Hey Rq, check out article, then # 33 , # 39.

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56 posted on 04/15/2012 1:06:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: DBeers

Kuccinich for starters.


57 posted on 04/15/2012 1:07:20 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DBeers

Since the Communist party has sued the Democrat party for stealing their platform how can they deny it!


58 posted on 04/15/2012 1:18:04 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Elle Bee; LucyT

Just came on line and found LucyT’s ping to me on this latest revelation, and as I was loading up my dial-up taking forever I decided to look into my files to try to come up with some of the old posts we had going, and came across this one I didn’t even remember was in my file. It was a post from before I joined FR, therefore it was posted evidentally by another FReeper from their files, and I must then have copied it to mine.

I’m posting this link only as a matter of interest as in 2002 there were only 59 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. It’s also interesting that to note how this was given attention prior to our efforts in 2005. I think more folks today are going to be interested in this information than we discovered they were seven years ago.

I’ll continue the reading or this current information as directed by LucyT’s ping now that it’s loaded up, and may have some commentary later.


59 posted on 04/15/2012 3:38:43 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Elle Bee; LucyT

Too funny...LOL...Here’s the link I forgot to post in my last comment:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/746222/posts


60 posted on 04/15/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: LucyT

Interesting article. An attempt to provide an objective perspective on the discussion. He is saying the comparison is undeniable.

Good. Thanks for the ping.


61 posted on 04/15/2012 3:57:53 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Elle Bee; LucyT

That’s one heck of a lot of work Elle Bee, and thanks for every bit of it.

I noted immediately the various Unions in the top ten-twenty of the supporting contributers to the Democrat CPC individuals listed. That in itself is important information for all of us to know.

I’ll read more there as I have the time.


62 posted on 04/15/2012 4:06:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: DBeers
Of course Congress is loaded with socialists/communists. And, Obama has filled his appointees with them in the Executive Branch. Now they're feeling their oats and they aren't hiding it any longer.
63 posted on 04/15/2012 7:51:20 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: DBeers

Congress he**, there is one in the Oval Office.


64 posted on 04/15/2012 8:36:36 PM PDT by calex59
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