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Rep. Allen West Believes 80 Democratic Congressmen are Card-Carrying Communists: VIDEO

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) spoke to a group of Florida voters last night and said he thinks that 80 Democratic congressmen belong to the Communist Party:

WestLater Tuesday evening, a Jensen Beach crowd of 100 with more than 15 protesters greeted the congressman with mixed support, cheers and jeers.

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.

West was recently reported to be on a short list for Romney's running mate.

UPDATE: Video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Hey, the right has fringe folks like Allen West and the left has fringe folks like kiwi and jacktwist. And so it goes.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 11, 2012 1:57:01 PM


  2. HATE the word STUPID...but it SO applies to West!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Apr 11, 2012 2:20:06 PM


  3. I just want to know what institution West escaped from. Is this guy for real. live in South Florida and everytime I hear his name on the news, I just cringe, because I know it's going to be some idiotic thing that he's said. He has no shame at all!

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 11, 2012 7:03:56 PM


  4. I need to see his birth certificate. NOW.

    Posted by: kodiak | Apr 11, 2012 7:59:48 PM


  5. @Jacktwist: We use to have literacy tests in many of the southern and border states. The purpose was to keep black folks from voting. That is not a road we should go down again, even though your target would be people you disagree with. And lets not put any "mental evaluation" in as a requirement or some of the folks you often agree with on this site might be excluded.

    Posted by: jack | Apr 11, 2012 10:05:35 PM


  6. Well as Maddow pointed out, he knows he's on the losing side of an issue as the Progressive Caucus wants a fair budget passed as opposed to the GOP's attack on Medicare and anyone who isn't rich. So it only makes sense the Conservatives pull out the Communist attack which is getting tired and old. I hope most see through it and vote this man out.

    Or, this man is so delusional and unhinged the congress he enters everyday isn't actually the one that is actually there, and sees things that aren't there. Either way this man needs to be voted out. He contributes nothing to this country except saying things to rile people up, and increase his own celebrity. His smug smile says it all.

    Posted by: Redebbm | Apr 12, 2012 12:56:24 AM


  7. Oh boy! What a moron!

    That someone like that was "on the shortlist" for Mittens means that we could have fun with the eventual VP running mate (oh would it that West had been picked and *then* made this asshat comment about commies) Can't wait for the phoney war to end and the real campaign to begin!

    Posted by: SeanR | Apr 12, 2012 6:47:09 AM


  8. I want to hear him name the supposed communists...

    Posted by: John | Apr 12, 2012 9:03:25 AM


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