Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) proves to be a Master (red) Baiter!Posted: April 17, 2012
“…there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party.”
Given the chance to roll back his comments, Rep. West proved that, like the honey badger, he don’t give a shit:
U.S. Republican has no regrets calling Democrats communists from Reuters, Apr. 17, 2012
“I don’t regret it whatsoever,” said West, who is facing a tough race for re-election in November.
“There is a very thin line between communism, progressivism, Marxism, Socialism … it’s about nationalizing production, it’s about creating and expanding the welfare state. It’s about this idea of social and economic justice,” said the retired military officer.
While it is pretty clear that the members of Congress to whom he refers are not communists (they are members of the House Progressive Caucus), personally I wouldn’t care if they were. The idea of representative democracy is that we elect people who will represent our interests–if there are lots of communists in an area, they darn well deserve a communist representing them!
But of course Rep. West doesn’t really care about communists, he is just trying to get a jab in, followed predictably by trying to raise money off it. I’ll get in on that action:
Florida Republican Allen West is a corpratist fascist.
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