At a town hall meeting in Jensen Beach, located in the district in which Congressman Allen West will be running for re-election in a new seat (FL-18), he was asked how many members of the Democratic Party are “card-carrying Marxist Socialists”.
West responded: “I believe there’s about 78-81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party.”
He was probably referring to the Progressive Caucus, which is widely understood to be Democrat Socialist.
The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
According to KeyWiki that number has grown to more than 80 members of Congress:
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders-the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based “think tank” Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
Many members were and continue to be linked to DSA and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations.
Sounds like he was right in the ballpark.
Washington Examiner: Black gossip site calls Rep. West a ‘house slave’:
Bossip, a black celebrity gossip website, called Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., a “house slave” and an “Uncle Tom” because of his opposition to President Obama and the Democratic Party.
“Someone get this man a chair, hammock and a loveseat!” the Bossip Staff wrote today. “Resident house-slave black Republican Allen West channeled his finest Joe McCarthy impression in a town-hall meeting in Florida this past weekend.” West is a freshman congressman and member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
Bossip attacked West apropos of his reported claim that “he’s heard” that up to 80 House Democrats are members of the Communist Party. West refused to provide any names.
The website defended Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ill., however, when he claimed that some House Republicans “would love to see [him] hanging from a tree,” and attacked Carson’s critics. “Tea Party wanksters want congressman to resign,” Bossip wrote, adding “leave it to a lynch mob to be up in arms over a black man speaking the damn truth.”
Wouldn’t the “house slaves” be the ones living on the government dependency plantation?
That’s actually the theme of the new motion picture, Runaway Slave:
From the creators of Tea Party: The Documentary Film comes a new documentary about freedom. Runaway Slave exposes the economic slavery of the black community to the Progressive, big government policies of the U.S. government. The film’s heroes are black conservatives who are speaking out so that all Americans can truly be “free at last.”
The film’s central figure is Rev. C.L. Bryant, a self-professed “runaway slave. A former NAACP chapter president in Garland, TX, C.L. abandoned an organization he felt was more about political posturing, and less about civil rights. As a former Democratic Radical who escaped the bondage of Progressivism and denounced the shackles of entitlements, he has committed himself to helping others secure the blessings of liberty that are guaranteed by the Constitution with his new found conservative values.
Rev. Bryant takes viewers on an historic journey across America that traces the footsteps of runaway slaves who escaped along routes that became known as the Underground Railroad to freedom. But in the film, he travels a “new underground railroad” upon which Black Conservatives are speaking out against big government policies which have established a “new plantation” where “overseers” like the NAACP and so-called “civil rights” leaders keep the Black community 95 percent beholden to one political party.
Citing statistics that demonstrate increasingly high rates of abortion, crime, unemployment and single parent households in the black community, the film features interviews with politicians and everyday Americans including economist Thomas Sowell, Dr. Alveda King, U.S. Representative Allen West, GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, activist Star Parker and many others. Images from national events in Washington, D.C. provide a shocking look into the mindset of the liberal left as they seek to oppress black Americans every day.Its underlying theme asks the questions: What does the black community have to show for its 95% support of the Democratic Party? Is it truly “free at last?”
Uh — Rep. Raul Grijalva and Rep. Keith Ellison are exhibits A. and B. that McCarthy was on to something.
Here’s the political spectrum of the House courtesy of Gov Track. Note the two Congressmen on the far far left:
Methinks they doth protest too much.
Hat tip Brian B.