"There are exactly 57 card-carrying members of the Communist Party in the Department of Defense at this time!" Senator Big John Islein, the Manchurian Candidate (1962)For Republicans it's always the 1950's*. Women and Minorities were contained and dared not stray from their place. God was added to the currency and to the Pledge of Allegiance and a Republican could belch forth, unto the Nation, a lie about the Red Scare and be assured of Electoral Victory.
Congressman Allen West, who disgraced himself in Iraq has again disgraced himself in the U.S.A. Today, West told his constituents in Florida,
"I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”Being in Florida, Allen West should go take a long walk off a short pier.
There are no good Republicans in Congress. Zero. They are beholden to Corporate Behemoths and the Plutocracy. They serve the Rich and harm the American people at every opportunity.
Like the bat-shit crazy Michele Bachmann this is something West heard on the internet. West also lamented,
“I really wish that, standing here before you, was Allen West and President Obama. We could have a simple discussion. But that ain’t ever gonna happen.”This I believe. I really do think President Obama was too scared to be close to Allen West. Because, based on Allen West's conviction for war crimes, West would no doubt take a pistol and shoot it at President Obama.
“Why not?” an audience member asked.
“Cuz he was too scared!” West responded.
*- except for those pesky Eisenhower Tax Rates with effective Corporate Tax Rates of 52% and a personal income tax rate of 91%.