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Allen West Does Not Regret Making “Communist” Comment

by Javier Manjarres

Washington,D.C.- During the monthly ‘Conversations with Conservatives’ press event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, Congressman Allen West was questioned about his recent comment that 80 members of the Democratic Progressive Caucus in Congress were Communists.

West took on the  reporter who asked the question by delivering a vintage Allen West historical smack-down to his question.

West then challenge anyone to have a debate with him about political ideology.

I don’t regret it whatsoever.”  I think that if you were to take the time to study the politcal spectrum of ideologies, you would understand that at the turn of the century, American Communists renamed  themselves as Progressives.  There is a very thin line between Communism, Progressivism, Marxism, Socialism, or even as Mark Levin has said, Statism.- Congressman Allen West

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • http://americansquire.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/more-fundamental-attacks-on-u-s-corporations-institutions-by-obama/ Rob

    This is what I’ve been talking about. Liberalism IS all about control & regulating everything! It’s time we call Liberalism for what it is. evil.

    • Daniel

      and it’s time we call you for what you are: Ignorant.

      • Iftys

        and it’s time we call you for what you are: @sshole

      • GenEarly

        Another “useful idiot” pops up. Daniel has drunk way too much socialist koolaid to know any history from Pres. Wilson’s Progressive Era early on in the 1900′s.

        Politicians who have a hidden agenda keep changing their names: Communist,Progressive,Liberal,Socialist,back to Progressive and admitted Communists among Obama’s “Czars”.

        Where were Czars in the American Constitution?
        According to Daniel, I must be stupid as I missed that part.

        • Bob

          GenEarly you didn’t miss a damn thing…….Daniel just doesn’t know ‘jack sh**’!!!

      • Lon

        You truly are a useful idiot.

        You immediately attack the enemy with demagogy and slurs. Where did you learn to do that? I guessing Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”

      • Shepherd

        Daniel – it’s time you came out of denial. Everything Allen West said it accurate. The US Constitution is the law of the land. Liberal Progressives are at war with our constitution. If you are like them and don’t like our constitution then stop living like a hypocrite. Pack up your rags, and move to a different country, and take your liberal friends with you.

    • Ape

      Rob I agree with you 100%

    • Rich

      I’ve never seen a bunch of sicker minds in one place in a long time.
      Talk about “dividing” instead of uniting and I see it here exercised as a political tool.

      • GenEarly

        I Decline to unite with the Socialist Filth of the “Rich” occupy Movement.
        Comrade “Rich” you should consider changing you name, maybe to “Everyman” or some other silly Hollyweed name.

        • Rich

          Don’t you dare ever call me comrade you fascist.
          Communists killed my family and took our farms.
          Take your false patriotism and false bravado elsewhere, buddy.

          It’s time that working Americans stood up against the unfair advantages that the wealthiest Americans and big business have bought for themselves.
          None of your teabagger buddies have your interests in mind. They’re in office now, they’re riding the gravy train that you and I pay for. Now they’re interested in toeing the corporate line to keep the campaign contributions/bribes flowing in. The sooner you folks realize that they’re selling the country out from under us the better off we’ll be. Working Americans have to stand up for working Americans or we’ll be mere peasants before too long.

          • Sizzle

            Working Americans include the Rich working Americans that create the jobs.
            The Tea Party Americans are the truest Americans.
            They follow the Constitution which the Liberal,Socialist,Marxist,Progressive ideaalogs want to destroy. Obama is once again trying to recapture the useful Idiots and Sheeple who are working for the Dictator in chief, to continue getting the Freebies that others who really work for a living, provide through the taxes they are forced to pay to a Bloated,inefficient and immoral Government. Remember to VOTE Nov 6

          • Rich

            Hey, sizzler, many of the wealthiest Americans do not work for a living like you and I do.
            Their income comes from investments and is taxed much lower than our hourly wages are.
            The wealthiest Americans do not need the tea party to pimp for them. They’ve already bought the government and we need to win it back. More teabaggers in the Congress will only mean more corporate control of the government. If you believe that’s a good thing, then I just don’t know what to say.

          • Rich

            Sizzler, while I have your attention, where exactly did you discover that wealthy Americans “create” jobs?
            Do they just sit around and one day decide to create a job or two?
            Did anyone ever teach you that jobs are created in response to an increase in demand for a firm’s goods and/or services? How is greater demand for goods and services created? It’s created by getting more money into the hands of the middle class working American family, not by cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans.
            Get it?

          • trukn

            I see a problem with your logic: The Congres & Senate was controlled by the Democrat Party for 2 Years before any “Tea Party” Candidate was elected. The one’s that are actually identified as such are a minority of the Republican’s and haven’t been able to get much if anything of their agenda enacted.
            A “middle class” American (or lower) who has created a good or service that became sucessful becomes your “wealthy class” that is their goal. The amount of wealth in this country due to “old money” is a minority of the rich, and our percentage of old money wealth is also lower than any country in the world you care to name.

          • Kim

            I love that all these folks think the simple solution is to tax the wealthy. Guess what most of the wealthy do, run companies and businesses. Do you think they are going to say “OK I’ll just pay higher taxes” no, they are going to pay those taxes and pass it on to us the consumer! So ultimately we will all be paying the bill, in higher food, gas, home supplies… you name it, it will go up in price. These wealthy also have better accountants and will figure out a way to shelter it. Or they might just get so disgusted move their money or business out of the US all together. Finally after they can’t get enough out of of the $200,000 and above (which they say will only keep the government going 6 more months) it will be $100,000 taxed higher, then $60,000 so on and so on. And guess who will probably be exempt from these taxes? yYou got it our lovely politicians.

        • http://disqus techquad

          My Dear Gen Early: Thank you again for posting on this subject. You are followed by other than nut cases.

          I have a congressman (l.c. on purpose) who is the Progressive Party Co-Chairman for the House. He is so bad, and his views to us in his Zone get nothing if we are not from his center zone (Tucson). He will not even come to La Paz Cty. and discuss himself or his socialist views. Raul G. is his name…there, now don’t vote for this slime ball.

          I want all of them, the 80 plus Named and listed for defeat in the next election cycle. Take an issue and list who voted for and against it and highlight the commie votes…

          We must help others to get elected, but whoa unto us if someone starts a race war or shoots up another Congressperson. We lucked out with Gabbie being shot but a certified nut case. All obummmmeeerrr and DOJ needed was a white senior citizen or retired military to have done such a stupid thing and all the guns in Arizona would have been ‘TAKEN’ from us at gunpoint, hell they might have found the “walked guns” in some ones attic…yeah sure.. Homeland security is camped out through out AZ in small groups, for some purpose, they are not saying, just “around”…I fear big brother is planning something…look out. I am of the Heston side of the fence..my cold dead hands…etc.

        • http://disqus techquad

          Al listed them April 20th, scroll down and copy to your personal file.

  • http://backwardsboy.blogspot.com BackwardsBoy

    Representive West is absolutely correct in his description of Progressives. They are American Communists, and their goals are the same as that of Communism, except that they’ve been working on the inside of our government to bring us down.

    There is no reason for Col. West (or anyone else for that matter) to apologize for speaking the truth.

    • Gus

      Speaking of truth, I like Rep. West’s quotation in WORLD magazine: “The thing that discourages me the most about crossing the Potomac is that there are people up here who are very comfortable with lying”.

      • http://disqus techquad

        Islam and commies do it because lying is normal to them.

    • Rich

      Hey, before you folks get tired out from patting yourselves on the back. Exactly WHO are the communists? Can Mr. West prove his accusations or is he just telling you all what you want to hear?
      I want to know exactly who the communists are and if he can’t tell us, then he’s exactly what I think he is, another politician that will say to his base whatever is necessary to get re-elected.

      He’s got the cushy job now and will gleefully double dip his pensions and government healthcare that you and I pay for, even better coverage than you all want to take away from government employees who actually work for a living.

      • Ape

        In my opinion I start with the PRESIDENT, he is showing all the signs of what communism is all about, another 4 years and for sure he’ll tell us like Castro did. “I’M MARXISM AND LENINISM.

      • Sandi Trusso

        @Rich – If you were educated enough to know what Communism, Marxism, Socialism are, no one would have to say exactly “who the Communists are”…… You would know by where America is being led, exactly “Who” is doing the leading!

        Furthermore, if you had read excerpts from Obama’s books, heard some of the “self-proclaimed” Communists he has appointed as Czars, paid attention to what his former pastor preaches under the guise of Christianity, and on and on and on and on…… You would know exactly what is going on, and where these people are coming from.

        How could any thinking person be aware of those involved with above-mentioned things, and know that our President appointed a Treasurer who owed tons of back taxes (who simply forgot to pay them), therefore is either incompetent, or criminal, and then our President tried to appoint a Sec. of Health who owed tons of back taxes, and who wrote a book on bumping off people who were costing this country too much money, and on and on and on and on without realizing the corruption of this administration more than any before (and hopefully after).

        Thankyou Col. West!

        • Rich

          You’re all so full of it.
          Not one of you can name a name.
          If you’re so sure that there are “card carrying” communists in the government, NAME EVERY ONE OF THEM!
          Don’t tell me that I’m uneducated, name the communists, if you have the guts to, that is.
          Talk is cheap, now back it up.

          Oh, and I see, the Bush crew was a bunch of angels!!

          • Sandi Trusso

            @ Rich – Van Jones, just to name one…who resigned as environmental Czar,and is still being used in an advisory capacity (but he only resigned after the people were screaming to get him out when we all found out that it was he, himself, who had stated that he is a Communist! We all heard and saw him on the video that went out across the nation.

            Truthfully, anyone who believes it’s the government’s job to force people to buy the insurance they tell them to buy, is certainly using Communist tactics (Tom Daschle, was appointed as Health Czar, but when the people got wind of the fact that he was behind in his taxes either $40 thousand, or $140 thousand… I forgot which, but he and our US Treasurer were both guilty of not paying their taxes… Most people would’ve gone to prison , but they were both rewarded). Much of the policies of Obamacare is based on Daschle’s book where he supports getting rid of seniors, or critically ill people who will cost the gov’t too much money. The gov’t has no right to make this decision… unless you’re gov’t is a Communist dictatorship!… and by the way Daschle is still advising as well!

            You must notice that Obama did not pull these people out, it was supposedly their own choice so as not to cast darkness over what he was trying to do… and most of what he’s done has been behind closed doors so the people have no clue until it’s already been completed!

            It’s called sneaking around the back way to have your Communist policies put in place, but not known to the American people! – - Read, Rich, Read! Pull up youtube videos of Van Jones. Pull up Tom Daschle’s book. Do a little research on your own before you start putting everyone (who has done their homework) down!

          • Rich

            What communist policies are you talking about?
            When they move you to your government provided apartment and give you your guaranteed job, let us know, OK?
            Are you seeing the “black helicopters” circling around your home, too?

          • Rich

            Maybe you guys all missed out on the same lessons.
            Did any of you learn that the communists killed the czar?
            You’re repeated usage of the word “czar” to denote someone as communist leaning is inane and frankly stupidity.
            If President had named someone as “Commisar” that might be a different story, but for some reason calling someone a “czar” does not sound communistic to me at all. Of course I’m not afraid of everything Hannity, Beck or O’Reilly tell me to be afraid of like you folks are.

        • trukn

          Actually…the “Czars” were started before Obama came into office; wrong then and wrong now. What people are ignoring is that while Woodrow Wilson was a Socilist who did much damage to this country; Teddy Roosevelt was the father of “progressivism”. In looking over the past 60 years: Both sides have been kicking the can down the road while playing us like a vollyball – or “harp from hell” to quote the Penquin; Czars?, how about the tax code? The purpose to fund the functions the Fed is obliged to do, not control the populace behavior; what you can do with the money after selling a house without a big chunk being confiscated by people who spend nothing in improvements; a prime example. I’ll bet there is something in the tax code anyone reading this could be hammered with in just conducting normal day to day activity. No place to run from Government intrusion in you life and progressive income tax are straight out of the Communist Manifesto. Bleat “Democrats gooood – Republicans baaaad, or “Republicans gooood Democrats baaaad”, like sheep all you want. I cant point to unconstitution act by any Democrat President and Republican alike…it means we have a problem.

      • AmazedAmerican

        The whole list of gongressional communists was published n his site about 2-3 weeks ago. Guess you missed it!

        • Al B Tross

          Can you please provide a link to this list, I was all over West’s site and could not find it.

      • Sizzle

        Well, RICH, the Communists are basically everyone of the Czars appointed by the Dictator in chief without being vetted, to help him destroy our American way of life by expanding Government to control every aspect of our personal lives.

        Our American way of life has been unsurpassed in allowing the highest Quality of life, of any other country, for as long as Americans have been living under our Constitution.

        Communists are also those that get the Freebies and want to be given everything from cradle to grave without responsibility for working and paying ANY Income tax,
        They are already the subjects of the Communist Dictator and his administration. They will gladly VOTE, OBEY and carry out whatever allows them to continue to get the FREE Gov’t Welfare that the rest of us pay for.

        Also, all the ILLEGALS that continue to flood into our country, without any real ADMINISTRATIONAL attempt to control our Borders, and who get FREE EVERYTHING as an unspoken condition for their continual illegal VOTES, the main way to expand the ADMINSTRATIONS Breadth of Power.

        It will NOT continue. It will NOT happen again. People NOW SEE see the LIES and the Abuse of Power and Corruption exerted by THIS ADMINISTRATION. Is it Nov 6th yet? REMEMBER to VOTE

        • http://disqus techquad

          Someone I know just went to get un-employment insurance, and was asked to go to next room after filing..well he was given a large stack of forms to fill in. He advised clerk all he wanted was to have unemployment payment, his first. He was advised that the forms were part of his insurance. $300 per month for food assistance, healthcare benefits, gas allowance to search for job,and a package of food stamps… all on top of Normal monthly check.. no wonder no one wants to back to real work…we are being treated to the greatest socialist program since canned sex. It will last till money is worthless and taxes take all houses and bank accounts are closed. hell why have 401′s and IRA account, they will be voided.
          So @ Rich: socialism works till they run out of other peoples money, per M. Thatcher.

    • Rich

      Your name is appropriate!!

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  • Debra P

    If no one can say who these people really are (Communists), then no one is getting the truth out. Thank goodness Allen West knows the truth and making sure people hear it!

    • Rich

      Excuse me, Mr. West didn’t have the balls to name who he believes the communists are.

  • Mark Cloutier

    A spade is a spade.

    • Dagney

      And, a communist is a communist. And, a patriot is a patriot. Allen West is a patriot. What are you?

  • FLChristyB

    Col. West is one smart man. He spews historical facts like the left spews hate and rhetoric! HE should be running for President…

    • Dagney

      I agree 100%. Can you imagine Col. West debating Obama? What a joy that would be!

    • Rich

      Keep on fooling yourself.
      Col. West is riding the gravy train. He’ll gladly double dip two pensions and fabulous health care that you and I will pay for and that you want to take away from working Americans.

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    YOU GO ALLEN! That’s exactly what we need in this country: guts to call a spade a spade. And he did it again to the radical CNN info babe Soledad Obrien this morning when she tried to make him “care” about what some liberal opined on his comments. He told her right off:”i don;t care what he thinks!”. WELL DONE AGAIN ALLEN!!! Great VP candidate!

  • http://CONGRESSMANALLENWEST bob gammell

    Thanks Colonel. Keep it up.

  • Jerry

    Mr. West is a bigot with a big black chip on his shoulders that he is carrying around. There are many like him on the left and right and that’s where the problem lies. What we need is for moderate sensible citizens and politicians to stand up and refute this extreme rhetoric from both sides. A true patriot would be calling for there colleagues to come together in a joint effort to find solutions to the issues confronting our country. Not work at making the divide even larger.

    • For what its worth

      That sir is the most asinine statement that I have ever heard regarding Congressman West. I met the Congressman last summer and you could not be more hopelessly and infinitely wrong in your assessment! If he is a bigot, then what does that make you? Moronic pontifications by an obvious political illiterate will not get you much traction in this argument. Your estimate of Col West is totally illogical on every level. My suggestion is that perhaps before opining mindlessly, you take the time to understand every aspect of the man before you decide to attack him. Your posting is exactly what is expected by the lemmings on the political left and their acolytes know as “moderates”. No wonder he elicits vitriol from that side of the political spectrum. As in their case, when you have no viable argument, you resort to lamest attack imaginable by calling him a bigot of all things. If he is a bigot (by whatever yardstick you are using), what does that make you? For what its worth!

      • Jerry

        At least I use my name. What’s up with this “Ape” and “For What It’s Worth” stuff. You folks need to come out of the closet. A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different political views, etc. Reading Mr. West’s comments, that is exactly what he is. Would you prefer that I say that he is intolerant of other people’s political views? It seems like the word bigot hit a nerve with, what is it again, For What It’s Worth. Mr. or Ms. For What It’s Worth I respect your view and opinion and that of Mr. West. My point is that our leaders need to be tolerant of their colleague’s opinions and political views in order to find common ground to work together to resolve the issues confronting our country. The rhetoric from Mr. West does not promote that. It not an issue of if what he is saying is correct or incorrect. My friend, if you do not understand this, before you call someone a moron, take a real good look in the mirror.

    • Ape

      Jerry poor, poor Jerry.

  • Gordon Brit-Tory

    Such a highly principaled and articulate man. He is a joy! The Colonel is well versed in History and Economics, too. He knows in which direction we are going…the wrong one. Correct…??! Definitely worthy of high office to ensure America gets back-on-track.

  • Jack

    There are those who are so blind they refuse to see the truth

  • Carlos

    Earlier this a.m. I was hearing Glenn Beck say West committed political suicide by those commie comments. I disagree, Americans are fed up and want someone with real cojones speaking out on the communist we have in the WH and the others who are his lackies. We need to pound this message with the 501Cs and expose these people-not simply by name calling. It must be by their actions, votes and things they’ve said. That’s how we’re gonna take down Obama, with Obama, himself. Don’t forget the Orwellian newspeak by which communism has been attempted to be concealed, often successfully for the stupid and intellectually lazy who’d rather watch TV all day long. Communism became a dirty word once the mass killings and brutal totalitarian rule was seen. So it became socialism, then liberalism and now progressivism. But it’s stil the same monster. Ask the guy who was jailed for not siding his house or any land owner sued for building a house on HIS OWN land because some f***ing snail, fish or lizard poops there.

  • Voltart

    I love Allen West. The radical left is scared to death of Allen West because he is a straight shooter. People love him because he doesn’t talk like the traditional politician; he talks like us. Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Larry Elder. Those are the people that black American should learn from, instead of Jesse Jackson and Al Shapton.

  • Robert Champion

    It is very refreshing to see politician call a spade a spade and be prepared to back up his facts. Allen West has just earned a lot of points with me. He made a statement and then backed up his statement with well prepared facts. Way to go Allen West.

  • Al B Tross

    By the commentary on this site, liberal = communist

    By the same measure, conservative = Fascist

    Of course, by this same measure Eisenhower, Lincoln, Nixon and Reagan were commies too. Reagan after tripling the Nat’l debt raised taxes and supported Unions, Lincoln forced employers to pay for what used to be free labor, Nixon introduced to us the EPA, and Ike warned us of the Military Industrial complex, and presided over the greatest middle class, by taxing the 1% at 65%.

    Conservatism has declined into Authoritarianism, fear has trumped reason and compassion fallen to greed.
    Allen West is a fear monger, and look who has taken the bait.


    • trukn

      You mean Regan and the Air Traffic Controller’s Union? Tip O’Neal agreed to spending cuts as part of the Regan plan, then blocked them; there is more to the equation people either don’t know or ignore. He did threaten to pull Highway Funding for State that didn’t do want he wanted as far as the drinkng age…a violation of their 10th Amendment Rights. Nixon? How do I start…price controls, EPA, taking us off the Gold Standard. I have one for all of them.

      What people are ignoring is that while Woodrow Wilson was a Socilist who did much damage to this country; Teddy Roosevelt was the father of “progressivism”. In looking over the past 60 years: Both sides have been kicking the can down the road while playing us like a vollyball – or “harp from hell” to quote the Penquin; Czars?, how about the tax code? The purpose to fund the functions the Fed is obliged to do, not control the populace behavior; what you can do with the money after selling a house without a big chunk being confiscated by people who spend nothing in improvements; a prime example. I’ll bet there is something in the tax code anyone reading this could be hammered with in just conducting normal day to day activity. No place to run from Government intrusion in you life and progressive income tax are straight out of the Communist Manifesto. Bleat “Democrats gooood – Republicans baaaad, or “Republicans gooood Democrats baaaad”, like sheep all you want. I cant point to unconstitution act by any Democrat President and Republican alike…it means we have a problem.

      • Al B Tross

        “I cant point to unconstitution act by any Democrat President and Republican alike…it means we have a problem.”

        Did you mean to say that you CAN point to unconstitutional acts of both parties? I do agree with that. The Corporate takeover of our Political system is a travesty, I agree.

        My point was to compare, and contrast the views of Conservatives through the decades of our nations history, with the views held today.
        I referenced an empirical study, 30 years in the making, about Authoritarian behaviour, and it’s findings about the connections between Authoritarian leaders, and the contradictory nature of the Authoritarian Personality.

        American Conservatism has fallen to Authoritarian Conservatism, the evidence is clear, the methodology is the same as other Totalitarian regimes throughout history. The control of media, the xenophobia, the eliminationist rhetoric, scapegoating of minority groups, the failed economic policys that protect the wealthy to the detriment of working people and society itself.

  • Jim

    Rick and jerry, you two are exactly what has got us into this mess. Yes, Bush made mistakes and I’m not standing up for him but with a Democrat led senate and congress since 2006 there was little he could do.
    Rick, you keep spewing out Col. West is double dipping. What about Reid, Pelosi, Schumer and some of the rest of those idiots.
    And you Jerry, you wouldn’t know a bigot if he slapped you in the face it seems.
    So shut the hell up and get your head out of your ass and start thinking for yourself. Quit letting the liberals do your thinking for you.
    Now I suppose the next thing you will say is I’m prejudice against Obama because he is half black.
    News Flash, I don’t like his white half either.

    • Rich

      Yeah, the others are, too, but they are not teabaggers who want to take away our benefits but not give up any of theirs.

      You just don’t get it. Mr. West is getting a free ride that YOU are paying for.
      When he and Paul Ryan offer to lessen their retirement and retirement healthcare, then I will listen to them.
      Until then, they’re just riding the gravy train and telling you what you want to hear while taking the campaign contributions/bribes to keep their jobs while toeing the corporate line.

    • Jerry

      Very productive and inspiring commentary Mr. Jim!

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  • JG

    You asked where are all the Socialists, and who in our government believes in the Socialist agenda?
    When Bush was still in office, you could go to the website of the DSA (Democratic Socialist of America) which I did. The DSA is the American Branch of “The Socialist International”. Listed there were about 90 members of Congress who were all Democrats. They had their names, addresses, phone numbers, and their work addresses in Washington listed as well. When the Democrats took the House and Senate, that number rose to somewhere around 140. At that time, they still had everyone listed. When now President Obama began running for office, they removed those names from their website. I am sure somewhere on the internet that information still exists. I saw it with my own eyes and sent many people to that website for them to see for themselves. Their symbol is the fist and the rose which is used by many socialist groups across Europe. I invite you to go to their website and read their mission statement and intent; then compare that to what is going on in our country today. The word “Communist” and “Socialist” have had bad connotations for most of us after President Reagan (for those of us old enough to remember). Now, “Social Democrats” call themselves “Progressives”. Peter Lewis, the Billionaire former CEO and owner of “Progressive”, the well known car insurance company, donated 7 million and 8 million dollars two separate years around 2003 and 2004 (I think) to the ACLU. He also joined forces with George Soros and donated several million to Mr. Soros’s “Saul Alinsky” style organization “move on.org”. You should read Saul Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals”, (quoted by President Obama as having a “profound influence” on his life. It is the “Bible” for Progressives to effect chaos and therefore change. I don’t believe in his tactics, but he was brilliant. Read his book then watch how the Democrats destroy anyone who gets in their way with his tactics. The bottom line Rich is that the push for Socialism is everywhere. Open your eyes before it is too late and we lose the very thing that makes this country the place the rest of the world wants to come to. There is no opportunity in a Communist country, only “equality”. Just ask the Russian immigrants who are recently arrived what they think of Socialism.

    • Rich

      Name them. You all scream about “socialist” but no one has the balls to name any one of them!!

      You guys just love to use these buzz words to get reactions and promote outrage. You seem to tag anyone who disagrees with you with a distasteful moniker of some sort.

      It’s time to realize that we are Americans, all of us and we need to stand together against the military/industrial complex who has bought our government and will destroy the middle class if left unfettered and unchecked.
      The late, great General/President Eisenhower warned us of this in his farewell speech and the wise old General was right. He was a Republican who had the foresight to see how big business and the wealthy were working to help themselves and screw us.

  • David Van Ness

    God Bless Allen West!

  • Barbara

    Isn’t he FABULOUS! So well-spoken, fact-based, incontrovertable. West is a true patriot. West for VP

  • Barb

    Allen West should definitely be considered for VP or Secretary of Defense!

  • Barbara

    Anita Dunn loves Mao.
    Van Jones admits he’s communist.
    Google the list of admitted socialists in Congress.
    You are about 90 years outdated if you are looking for cards. It’s the ideas people espouse. Look up home pages of: Congressional Progressive Caucus and Communist Party USA. Their song is the same.
    Read Andrew Breitbart’s book for a quick update about what communism is.

  • Gayle Flaherty

    Col. West has been school in the differences in political ideology. He stood up, in uniform, for this country for 22 years. He continues to do that. If it makes some people uncomfortable because they don’t understand what a constitutional republic is, then so be it. But go do your research before you start calling Allen West all kinds of names. He’s got the facts and figures.

  • The Fisherman

    Amen,sister. As The Bard once said: ” A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Col. West is obviously a man of great candor and courage. Marxism is the bitter root from which the weeds of communism and socialism both sprang. Would that more of our representatives had Col. West’s sand.

  • Al

    Here’s a list for Rich.
    Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
    Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

    Vice Chairs
    Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
    Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
    Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
    Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

    Senate Members
    Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

    House Members
    Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
    Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
    Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
    Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
    Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
    Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
    Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
    Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
    Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
    Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
    Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
    Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
    Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
    Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
    Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
    Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
    Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
    Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
    Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
    Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
    Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
    Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
    Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
    Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
    Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
    Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
    Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
    Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
    Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
    Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
    Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
    Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
    Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
    Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
    Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
    Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
    Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
    Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
    Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
    Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
    Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
    Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
    Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
    Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
    Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
    Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
    Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
    Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
    Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
    Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
    Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
    Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
    Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
    Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
    Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
    Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
    Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
    Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
    Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
    Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
    Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
    Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
    Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
    Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
    Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
    Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
    Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
    Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
    Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

    • Rich

      You’re nuts!!

    • Al B Tross

      I am a Socialist, and I don’t recognize any of these names, they are all Corporate funded Democrats!! C’mon show me some REAL Commies!!

  • Nezar Hamze

    “What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.”
    ― John F. Kennedy

  • Rick Blaine

    if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck

    Thank you, Congressman West for having the courage to brand these
    traitors for what they are

    the hate filled and intelligence unfilled replies are evidence of how the truth strikes home

    • Rich

      Where do you people get off?
      Just because someone has a different view of things doesn’t make them evil, communist or socialist.
      These are republican scare words and they sure seem to work because they have you folks scared of your own shadows.

      I myself am progressive socially, but fiscally conservative. I am not communist nor socialist, but, we have bills to pay and things need to be done in this country and someone has to pay them. Where should government revenue come from? I don’t like paying taxes, but as long as at least most of us are paying their fair share, it’s a necessary evil if we’re to maintain our status as a world leader.
      It’s time to close all the loopholes and make everyone, individuals and corporations, pay their share. Don’t give me that tired crap about the corporations leaving, we’re the #1 economy in the world and our money is what they want. However, it is time to make them act responsibly, something that republicans will never do as it will dry up their campaign contributions/bribes.

    • Al B Tross

      American citizens with a different ideology from you are exercising their constitutional rights. That is an act of tolerance and freedom.

      To deny them this free speech is the act of a traitor, not the other way ’round. To encourage them to be persecuted, economicaly or politicaly is the act of a coward.

  • Karl Stein

    The Progressive Political Caucus has been well known in Congress for years. Many of the 90+ members declare the Communist ideology, but are too coward to declare themselves as Communist, preferring the term Socialist. Remember the Soviet Union was the Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics. Unfortunately the Democratic Party took a sharp left turn and has morphed into the “Socialist” Party of the US. There may be a few “moderate or conservative” democrats legislators left, but they are intimidated by the party and afraid to stand up for themselves. The so-called moderate Democrats who support them are too blind or stupid to realize the present condition. They should be encouraging the so called few moderate Democratic legislators to stand up for this country.JFK would be called a conservative today and probably a Republican. Representative West just called attention to current condition.

  • trukn

    “I’m calling it this,” West clarified. “Communist, progressive, Marxist, statist, another term being used: So Congressman West is saying yes when asked if he means the memebers of the Progessive Caucus are Communists; in telling the interviewer to refer to that list. He is also saying all the lables listed about all mean the same thing. I someone doesn’t believe itor agree… oh well, he answered the question.

  • http://disqus techquad

    All this blabber about what is communism or socialism or progressiveness is just for the stupid people who do not know what history teaches..Stalin, Hitler Pol Pot, etc, etc. We the People are just in their way and we can be killed anytime it suit THEIR PURPOSE. All the czars did it and none survive for long. We have endured attacks before, but this time we have a real loser leading the pack and they have been preparing for this for a long time. No wonder they voted themselves payment for life to be elected to house or senate, now they can continue forever leaching on us, till they dominate US. Sen. Dashel was working healthcare bill for years, just waiting for obummeeerree to get in….happy
    BS. Next the guns, then the resistance will be limited, they think…we are the most well armed group in the world a nd comprise the largest reserve standing army of the world. Forget it not when this November we can show them all the door. The list in Apr 20-th post is noted. Thank you Al/

  • http://facebook todd anderson

    As someone with a pocket copy of the Constitution I carry around with me, I’d be interested in hearing answers on several things,
    1). Where in the Constitution does it say that the donation of money by ANYONE equates to “freedom of speech”?
    2) Where in the Constitution does it say that corporations and groups, (unions, NRA, AARP, etc.,), have the same rights as individual citizens?
    3). Where in the Constitution does it say that the Supreme Court has the authority to determine the “constitutionality of laws” and overturn/adjust those it finds “unconstitutional”?
    4). Where in the Constitution does it refer to God” as “Jesus”?
    All of that said, I’ll answer my own questions,(for all of you “pretend conservatives”,[who think that Reagan was a "good conservative President" - a man who NEVER balanced a budget as a governor OR President!],….NO WHERE!!!)..The last REALLY good President was Ike!!…A Republican, (and the last one!!), who actually balanced a budget, but also warned us of the “rise and power of the military/industrial complex”, which controls WAY MORE of what we do every day than a few misguided “quasi-socialists” in Congress!!
    And as to Teddy Roosevelt being a “progressive/socialist/communist”? That is rather interesting, from the position of a man such as Col. West!…Roosevelt was lambasted and reviled by many “conservatives of that time”, for inviting the first EVER black man to dinner at the White House, who was not there TO SERVE the guests! Without TR, Col. West would be bringing drinks to the members of Congress, instead of providing cogent, but certainly, absurdly alarmist viewpoints to us all! Oh, and by the way, I ALSO honorably served my country and believe that Jesus is God, but am actually a REAL conservative, and not one of these Dick Cheney, lock-step “neo-cons”!!…

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