The colonel is going to have to walk this back a bit… | UPDATE

April 10, 2012 – Representative Allen West (R-FL), during a town hall in Jensen Beach, responds to the question “What percentage of the American legislature do you believe are card carrying Marxists, [unintelligible]?” He says that he believes “78-81 members of the Democrat Party are members of the Communist Party.”

Sympathizers? Yeah, probably. Actual members of the Communist Party? I don’t think so.

UPDATE: In the comments below, Lerxst provides a link to the unedited video. It is evident from that video that West was telling a joke. He said that 78-81 members of the Democrat Party are members of the Communist Party and then, after a comedic pause, he said, “it’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

In other words, he isn’t claiming there are any actual members of the Communist Party in Congress but that being a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is the same as being a member of the Communist Party. It was a joke.

Hat tip to Lerxst for the heads up.

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16 Responses to The colonel is going to have to walk this back a bit… | UPDATE

  1. MadBrad says:

    How about saying that they are active participants in the current and ongoing Communist Revolution and their involvement rises well above the involvement level of useful idiots?

    or maybe…

    They are part of the Communist Revolution now waging War against the American People.

  2. Jim22 says:

    “Actually there are seventy – Socialists, not Communists. Eleven on the Judiciary Committee.”

    The link includes a list.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/hero-allen-west-ive-heard-80-democrats-are-members-of-the-communist-party-actually-the-number-is-70-not-counting-obama/

  3. Uke says:

    He might have to walk it back, but not all that far. Moving back to “sympathizers” won’t need much of a retraction, heh.

  4. MadBrad says:

    He’s trying to draw fire, hoping for the opportunity to defend his position.

    EXCELLENT MOVE!

  5. Uke says:

    Interesting theory. I wouldn’t put it past him, actually. He’s a fighter, that’s for sure.

  6. MadBrad says:

    Three-Two-Five don’t take no Jive and Commie Chumps don’t come out alive!

  7. MadBrad says:

    He knows EXACTLY what he is doing.

    It’s classic basic Infantry.

  8. notamobster says:

    That’s awesome… I love him more each and every time he opens his mouth.

  9. Rich says:

    By my count there are 76 CPC members (all Democrat) and 13 members of the CBC that are not also members of the CPC (excluding Rep. Allen West). These folk may not all be card carrying communists, but I have little doubt that nearly all of these 89 members of Congress despise our Constitution, support socialism (or worse), and cannot with any honesty have taken their oaths of office. In my book, that makes tham all commies.

  10. Lerxst says:

    R.D.

    That video is, shall we say, incomplete. Here is a more accurate version…

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Thanks for the update Lerxst. I corrected it above. I should have known it was bullshit. Sadly, I got trick-fluked.

  12. Uke says:

    UPDATE: In the comments below, Lerxst provides a link to the unedited video. It is evident from that video that West was telling a joke. He said that 78-81 members of the Democrat Party are members of the Communist Party and then, after a comedic pause, states that there are 78-81 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In other words, he isn’t claiming there are any actual members of the Communist Party in Congress but that being a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is the same as being a member of the Communist Party. It was a joke.

    Hah! Nice!

    It won’t be seen as a joke, I know, but now that I’ve seen the context, that’s damn funny.

    Doesn’t hurt that the best comedy contains elements of truth, but still. ;)

  13. MadBrad says:

    I find that at this time I must present the music of a Paratrooper from the 101st Airborne Division.

    The long-haired Commie type Pinko Fags of his day COULD NOT STAND THE FACT that he was FOR the killing of Communists in Vietnam as well as throughout Southeast Asia, by any and ALL means…

  14. Uke says:

    Oh yeah, I suppose the fact that West said that comment tongue-in-cheek pretty much proves Brad’s hypothesis correct…

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    Heh.

    Communist Party slams Allen West

    Please, slam Mitt Romney too.

  16. Lerxst says:

    Thanks, R.D.

    Whenever a video like this ends abruptly, you can bet something is missing…especially if said video is of a conservative person speaking. BTW, I found the link on Weasel Zippers, so a hat tip to them, also.

    Kudos to you and the crew for a great blog.

    Lerxst

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