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Rep. Allen West reaffirms statement calling Dems ‘communists’
Red Alert Politics ^ | April 17, 2012 | John Rossomando

Posted on 04/18/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT by DBeers

Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., isn’t backing down from comments he made at a fundraiser two weeks ago calling members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “communists.” In fact, he’s coming out swinging.

West received considerable media criticism for his remarks, and the CPC immediately denounced him and denied it has connections with the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America or any other socialist group.

“We completely disavow it,” Jennifer Gore, communications director for CPC Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said.

Many on the left accused him of evoking the “ghost of Joe McCarthy’s ulcerous accusation.”

Various members of the CPC have maintained unofficial ties with the DSA over the years, and the DSA formerly maintained a page dedicated to supporting much of the CPC’s agenda on its website until a few years ago.

“I don’t regret it whatsoever,” West told Red Alert Politics Tuesday at a Capitol Hill event sponsored by a new congressional organization calling itself Conversations with Conservatives. “I think that if you were to take the time to study the political spectrum of ideologies at the turn of the century, American communists renamed themselves as progressives.

“If you study the Woodrow Wilson, people referred to the Woodrow Wilson administration as ‘a progressive administration,’” West continued. “Now I would hope maybe you in media would do a little bit of research and look at political ideologies and what they stand for.”

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

It would be nice if the GOP nominee does the same loudly and repeatedly.

A socialist calling out the other socialists? Fat chance Mittens was to open his own can of dirty worms.

51 posted on 04/18/2012 5:54:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: unkus

I think I’m going to start with Bill Clinton and see how it goes from there....

52 posted on 04/18/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I think I’m going to start with Bill Clinton and see how it goes from there....

Very good!

Speaking of that, a little story:

About 5 years ago I happened to park next to a nice looking lady in her 30’s. She had a “When Clinton Lied, Nobody Died” bumper sticker on her car.

I remarked to her that “Bill Clinton would certainly appreciate your support”.

She smiled and said “ I think he would, too”.

Then I hit her with this: “Monaca Lewinski is out of his life now but I’d bet he’d love to spend 15 minutes alone with you and express that gratitude in a personal way”.

She flipped me off and called me a nasty name and huffed off.

I couldn’t help it.

53 posted on 04/18/2012 6:36:59 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Billthedrill
You wrote . . .

“These are fundamental principles of Communism. With no more than half a dozen euphemisms they are the foundations of contemporary progressivism as well. These principles used to be whispered guiltily; now they are proclaimed loudly in the highest offices of the land. West is absolutely right.”

Absolutely agree with you and well stated. The fact that what you state is not so obvious to the masses must be attributed to the “deliberate dumbing down of America.”

I pray Col West leadership invigorates others to pick up the ball and carry this message forward with strength and repetition

54 posted on 04/18/2012 7:20:30 PM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: saywhatagain


Send this to your kids, your nieces, your nephews. They need food for thought, they need to read this. Then tell them to read about Antonio Gramsci.

55 posted on 04/18/2012 8:09:34 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Ron C.
Well - whether ‘National’ or ‘Democratic’ - they’re all just trying to hide the fact that they are Communists.

(whispering) Pssst...Hey Ron..."national socialists" are Nazis.

56 posted on 04/18/2012 8:13:26 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: SaraJohnson
A socialist calling out the other socialists? Fat chance Mittens was to open his own can of dirty worms.

But... But... But...


57 posted on 04/18/2012 8:31:55 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: TigersEye
And bring some visual aids. Drawn in crayon.

How about this excellent comic book about communism? All american kids should read it:

This Godless Communism

58 posted on 04/18/2012 9:11:42 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Rome2000
McCarthy saw the truth about communism. It's not just an economic or political menace, but a far deeper evil...
"The great difference between our western Christian world and the atheistic Communist world is not political, gentlemen, it is moral. For instance, the Marxian idea of confiscating the land and factories and running the entire economy as a single enterprise is momentous. Likewise, Lenin’s invention of the one-party police state as a way to make Marx’s idea work is hardly less momentous. Stalin’s resolute putting across of these two ideas, of course, did much to divide the world. With only these differences, however, the east and the west could most certainly still live in peace. The real, basic difference, however, lies in the religion of immoralism... invented by Marx, preached feverishly by Lenin, and carried to unimaginable extremes by Stalin. This religion of immoralism, if the Red half of the world triumphs--and well it may, gentlemen--this religion of immoralism will more deeply wound and damage mankind than any conceivable economic or political system."
American kids should learn that first and last lines in school and memorize them.
59 posted on 04/18/2012 9:17:35 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Ethan Clive Osgoode

That’s great. I know a home schooled kid who might want to include that in her curriculum. Thanks!

60 posted on 04/18/2012 9:35:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: DBeers

See my tagline...

61 posted on 04/18/2012 10:00:17 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Gator113

To all who have never read a McCarthy bio I strongly recommend the M. Stanton Evans book of a couple of years ago, “Blacklisted by History.” There should be monuments raised for tail-gunner Joe and cells swept out for many a Democrat.

62 posted on 04/19/2012 12:56:29 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Inwoodian

Thanks, I’ll take a look at it.

63 posted on 04/19/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: DBeers

Will they put West on the ticket and put the FIRE back into this election? Nahhh, that would be asking too much of the GOP, they’ll need a set of b@lls to accomplish that.

64 posted on 04/19/2012 11:36:32 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I'm going to write-in either Allen West or Herman Cain for the next Presidential Vote.

I don't care what race of human our next President is, I just want him to be an American. And all the white guys we are being forced to choose from suck. Am I right?

65 posted on 04/19/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

There is nothing like pruning the family tree and other associations to communicate the seriousness of it. We live in troubled times that are going to shake the foundations of our society and require hard decisions. Who is for freedom, and who is against it?

66 posted on 04/19/2012 2:40:20 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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