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Postby fisticuffs » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:15 pm

Proving once again that Republicans aren't great students of history and all think it's 1955 Alan West claims there are as many as 80 secret communist party members among the 190 house democrats.
http://news.yahoo.com/ask-allen-west-co ... 35375.html

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Marvell » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:22 pm

Alan West is a goddamn lunatic and a war criminal.

In other words - a typical member of the modern G.O.P.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:20 pm

I love this link from the article.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Sarah Palin agree on one thing: Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) would be a good GOP vice presidential pick.

I'm going to throw my hat in on this one-- yes, Mr. Romney, please pick him. Considering the short public memory, we need a continuing build-up of unhinged quotes for the general election.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:34 pm

His count seems a little low to me. I guess he's giving some the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:06 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:His count seems a little low to me. I guess he's giving some the benefit of the doubt.

Oh Ned, tell us more. And what about Obama... a commie or a Muslim? Can't be both.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby rabble » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:08 pm

I don't know why the alien pod issue hasn't been addressed yet. Is it because the investigators have already been assimilated?

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby green union terrace chair » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:20 pm

Communists in the government in the 50s would have been a problem (if it were true) because of certain active communist superpower on the other side of the world.

Who is he concerned that these communists will subjugate the US to now, Cuba?

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:27 pm

You've got a point there, Henry. Ned's problem isn't so much that he's a lunatic; he's just behind the times.

Clearly, there are as many as 80 House Democrats that are secretly Muslim.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby DCB » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:10 pm

In case you're wondering:
"I can confirm that Congresswoman Baldwin is not a communist," said Jerilyn Goodman, spokeswoman for Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), a vice chair of the caucus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/1 ... 17279.html

In related news, our own Tailgunner Joe was born in Grand Chute.
Sound familiar? that city was the site of our most recent incident of domestic terrorism.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Stella_Guru » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:47 am

No need to worry as the Republican's soul mates in the Democratic party are working to flush the pinkos out.
http://www.nndb.com/group/269/000093987/

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Meade » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:43 am

Turns out Allen West misspoke. He said Communist Party when he meant Congressional Progressive Caucus. But really, what's the difference? Both are opposed to free market capitalism. Progressivism is really the same thing as socialism. And Marx said socialism is nothing more than a transitional stage in the inevitable historical progress toward communism - a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production and in which, in its final stage, the state has withered away and economic goods are distributed equitably.

Sounds like utopia, no? So,why the snarky defensiveness around here? Isn't communism the ultimate goal? Sure, it hasn't been done exactly right... yet. But the Congressional Progressive Caucus is working on it and, as Mao said, the longest journey to communist utopia begins with the single step of grinding free market capitalism into dust.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:47 am

Both are opposed to free market capitalism.


False

Progressivism is really the same thing as socialism


False

Isn't communism the ultimate goal?


No.

But the Congressional Progressive Caucus is working on it


No they aren't.

You're not doing so well today. You barely got anything right. Do you have anything to add beyond character assassination and lies?

If West really meant the Progressive Caucus is membership a secret? Why couldn't he name names if that's what he meant? I can Google it it's no secret club. West, like you, is lying to backtrack his asinine statement.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Meade » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:50 am

I have here in my hand a list of 78 card-carrying members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus:

Keith Ellison

Raúl Grijalva

Tammy Baldwin

Judy Chu

William “Lacy” Clay

Sheila Jackson-Lee

Chellie Pingree

Hank Johnson

Bernie Sanders

Karen Bass

Xavier Becerra

Earl Blumenauer

Corrine Brown

Michael Capuano

Andre Carson

Donna Christensen

Yvette Clarke

Emanuel Cleaver

David Cicilline

Steve Cohen

John Conyers

Elijah Cummings

Danny Davis

Peter DeFazio

Rosa DeLauro

Donna Edwards

Sam Farr

Chaka Fattah

Bob Filner

Barney Frank

Marcia Fudge

Luis Gutierrez

Janice Hahn

Maurice Hinchey

Mazie Hirono

Rush Holt

Michael Honda

Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Marcy Kaptur

Dennis Kucinich

Barbara Lee

John Lewis

David Loebsack

Ben Ray Lujan

Carolyn Maloney

Ed Markey

Jim McDermott

James McGovern

Brad Miller

George Miller

Gwen Moore

Jim Moran

Jerrold Nadler

Eleanor Holmes Norton

John Olver

Frank Pallone

Ed Pastor

Jared Polis

Charles Rangel

Laura Richardson

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Bobby Rush

Linda Sanchez

Jan Schakowsky

Jose Serrano

Louise Slaughter

Pete Stark

Bennie Thompson

John Tierney

Nydia Velazquez

Maxine Waters

Mel Watt

Peter Welch

Frederica Wilson

Lynn Woolsey

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:51 am

So West is lying then. Gotcha.

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Re: the Red Menace

Postby Meade » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:59 am

fisticuffs, it's 2012. No need to hide in the shadows any longer. Socialist, Progressive, Communist - say it loud, say it proud:

Karl Marx... vas... MY BOYFRIEND!!


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