Allen West: The Democrats In the House Are Mostly Communists

Florida Congressman Allen West has been known to make a controversial remark or two.  But calling a large chunk of the House Democrats “Communists?”  Well, that’s fairly big even for him.

The Palm Beach Post reports, “The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. West said Obama was ‘scared’ to have a discussion with him. He later said ‘he’s heard’ up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn’t name names.”

So, who are these evil, mysterious Communists lurking in the halls of the Capitol?  Well, now the Republican Congressman says he was referring to the “Progressive Caucus,” a sub group of Democrats who promote “Fighting for economic justice and security” for all Americans.  “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.”

West, who has been redistricted into a much more competitive race to keep his House seat, has been speculated on as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney.  We’ll see if that speculation continues after this incident.

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Don H.
Don H5 years ago

Dorothy N, "all this fuss" is to make the American people believe absurdity piled atop absurdity. Most people won't believe this non-sense but West's base, the Teavangelicals, will believe ANYTHING.

The GOP/Tea Party want to revive the fear of communism. They are trying to make the American people believe there is an actual communist threat and Obama and the Democrats are leading this threat.

That is why I call it absurd. Because it is ABSURD! There are no communists. The communists surrendered. Enacting a health care act where the private sector is completely preserved is hardly communist. Increasing taxes to the rates of the 1990s is hardly evidence of creeping socialism.

What we are actually in danger of is creeping stupidity.

Jan N.
Jan N5 years ago

His hair dye has apparently permeated his skull and affected his tiny brain.

Donald T.
Donald T5 years ago

Has this ramrod been redistricted into the district where he lives this time? As an ex-army officer I would expect he deals in facts and information, but, sadly, some years out of the military have fried his pea-brain into fantasy and delusion.

Mary Driver
Mary Driver5 years ago

I don't think they are communists....I think they are LAP DOGS! They ALWAYS DO WHAT THEIR OWNERS/HANDLERS WANT !

Gina P.
Regina P5 years ago

West was born in the wrong era. We already had McCarthyism and it was a disaster.

Gerald Landry
Gerald L5 years ago

Yep' just like Unions were considered communist and Universal Health Care

Who the hell would pay taxes if there were no good paying union jobs ? Oh yea the rich will !

How many families lose all their assets when they fall ill, and then end up in subsidized (communist) housing ? And (communist) welfare !

Crush the poor and break all the unions, and yes next time there's a auto failure we will use their taxes to bail us out.

Blind selfish greed !

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David C.
David C5 years ago

@Paul B

"GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

PALIN: They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."

An intelligent, common sense response? I repeat, you Republicans have very low standards for your leaders. The West comment and R defense thereof confirm that conclusion.

Carl Oerke
Carl O5 years ago

Allen West the Tea Party Congressman from Florida who appears to be black is at it again with his Progressive Democrats are Communists rant. I am not sure that he is black. He might just be dipped in shit like his over the top comments. One thing is certain. There is in all likelihood a brown stain in the back of his shorts since he learned that a progressive Democrat / Communist named Lois Frankel was running against him and poised to kick his sorry ass in the November election. I am told that he was running so scared that he left the district. Way to go Lois.

Michael Carney
Michael Carney5 years ago

And Allen West, is most definitely a moron of epic proportions!!!!

Steve R.
Steve R5 years ago

Mitch D - up yours!

Steve R has not commented on this article, but if he had to, he'd say that Socialism isn't far removed from Communism.

I'll let you mull that over wise guy! If YOUR "brain tissue" is capable.