Have you no sense of decency Of course he doesn’t:
As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he’s “heard” that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Post reported. West didn’t elaborate beyond that, however, and didn’t offer up any names at the time. There are currently 190 House Democrats.
West spokeswoman Angela Melvin later defended West’s comments — and clarified to whom West was referring.
“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,” Melvin said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
I think the best part of this is just how ineffective it will be. Other than some codgers at the VFW and the tricorner hat crowd in the teahadist movement, the fear of communism isn’t part of the current zeitgeist. The wall fell a couple decades ago, and it’s been a long time since anyone has seen a duck and cover video in school. Worrying about Islamic terrorists in our midst might still have a little cachet, but really, communists? Communism lost. Everyone knows that. Instead of calling the Dems communists, he might as well be screaming “THE REDCOATS ARE COMING! THE REDCOATS ARE COMING!”