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  • NAACP Bars Allen West From Giving Keynote Address Following His ‘Communist’ Remarks

    04/23/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has taken intense heat from the media and the left over his statement that there are “78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” In the wake of the controversy that has resulted from his remarks, West, who was slated to be a speaker at an event hosted by the Martin County chapter of the NAACP this past Saturday, was disinvited from addressing the group. Mediaite has more about the reasons behind the decision to axe the congressman as the event’s keynote speaker: In Martin County chapter president Jerry...
  • Communist Party slams Allen West

    04/11/2012 11:50:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | April 11, 2012 | DARIUS DIXON
    A top official of the Communist Party USA on Wednesday ripped Rep. Allen West’s “sad ploy” for claiming that as many as 80 Democratic members of the House are communists. “I just think it’s an absurd way to cast a shadow over his colleagues. It’s kind of a sad ploy,” Libero Della Piana, a vice-chairman of the national Communist Party, said of the Florida Republican’s charge that about 80 House Democrats were members of the radical party. “It’s just guilt by association taken to an extreme,” he told POLITICO. He also said there are no members of Congress who are...