LET'S HAVE A COLD WAR  11:00 am April 11, 2012

Who Do You Think Are Florida Rep Allen West’s ’80 Communists’ In The House of Representatives?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

If they drown then they are innocentIf Florida Representative Allen West says there are 80 Communists in the House, then there are 80 Communists in the House! (Allen West is not talking about your garden-variety Barack Hussein Obama Communists; he is talking about actual members of the Communist Party!) But he leaves unanswered the very important question of WHO THE FUCK ARE THEY! You cannot just say there are Communists in the House and then coyly leave out who they are and what their Queen of Diamonds will be! We cannot restart HUAC all on our lonesome, we need brave and fearless leadership to restart it for us! Otherwise, the children will not be able to sleep in their beds for fear of being grabbed by 1952!

So who are Allen West’s 80 House Communists? Let us witch-hunt together, after the jump!

John Boehner.
Ben Quayle.
Gabby Giffords.
California (all of it, Katie).
Ralph Nader.
Alec Baldwin.
Fidel Castro.
Steve King.
Jim Sensenbrenner.
Jerry Nadler.
John Dingell.
Jean Schmidt.
Jean D’Arc
Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Aristotle.
Margaret Thatcher.
Ronald Reagan.
Stalin.

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nounverb911 April 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

The same ones that Sen. Iselin in the "Manchurian Candidate" had.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

Why don't you play some solitaire to pass the time?

ifthethunderdontgetya April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

Where DID Manchu go?

He was here a moment ago…
~

JohnnyQuick April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

"It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works."

Clearly Allen West is experiencing "loss of essence."

Guppy April 11, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The interesting thing is that, in the intervening 50 years, there's only been a net increase of 23 Communists from the original 57 spices spies.

Limeylizzie April 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

That was a magnificent film, my girl Angela was fantastique and was only 32 or so when she played that lovely mother about 2 or /3 years older than Laurence Harvey as her son. That is fine screen acting, right there.

Barb April 11, 2012 at 11:02 am

Lucille Ball.

nounverb911 April 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

Angela Lansbury?

Barb April 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

Was Angela Lansbury ever accused? Lucille was.

nounverb911 April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Okay, dead Breitbart's father-in-law.

Biff April 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

What did she expect, being married to that godless Cuban?

extreme_left April 11, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Dirk Diggler is a hardcore Stalinist from what I hear..man of steel so to speak.

AlterNewt April 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

Romney / West 1956!

Pithaughn April 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

West / Gen. Jack D. Ripper

CrunchyKnee April 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

There are still commies afoot?

ChernobylSoup April 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

Kill a commie for mommy.

oldedinvn April 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

Living in a commie country as I do, I know commies gooder than most. Sorry editrix, Joan weren't not a commie. The original french fry yes, commie no.

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 11:37 am

You can still find communists in America – of course, they're all just college students out to shock people who will get over it in a few years.

Baconzgood April 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Jesus! They seriously want the 50's back don't they.

iburl April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

When we start seeing Rmoney smoking a pipe, we'll know the 50's have returned. Hail BOB! http://tinyurl.com/bund6w7

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

As a black guy, you'd think that Rep. West would not really be wanting that.

Fare la Volpe April 11, 2012 at 11:23 am

Uncle Ruckus would.

BTWBFDIMHO April 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

But after the 50s come the 60s, and the 70s! Yes, back to LSD, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, L'Imagination au Pouvoir, mini-skirts e tutti quanti. No, wait.

Dudleydidwrong April 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

Grace Slick for president!

Biel_ze_Bubba April 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Do we get Linda Ronstadt back?
Because that might make it worth the trouble.

Geminisunmars April 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Well, we did get Jerry Brown back, so maybe…

doloras April 12, 2012 at 12:14 am

WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS

sullivanst April 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

Just not the actual 50s with its progressive income tax and massive highway building programs and high rates of unionization in manufacturing.

The Conservapedia 50s where Ronald Reagan was President and there was no tax because Ayn Rand. But wimminz knew their place (except for Ayn Rand and Phyllis Schlafly, because they have honorary penises).

oldedinvn April 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

They! Me too. I would love to be afucked up teenrager again.

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 11:38 am

Well that would mean top marginal tax rates of 90% and a liberal RINO in the White House.

Isyaignert April 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Agreed if you mean the 1850s.

GeorgiaBurning April 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

They want the TV 1950's. That's what's been burned into them. Dad has a job at "the office", and comes home at 5 PM wearing a suit. Mom cooks dinner wearing a dress, heels and nice jewelry. The kids never cuss. There are no "gays", only people who are a little flamboyant. Money isn't an issue, gas is 15 cents a gallon. Everybody is a shade of grayish white and lives in a well-kept house on a street named after a tree. Also, every 15 minutes someone comes on and tells you how cigarettes are so wonderful. It's a total wet dream for these people.

clblabin April 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

There are now two main groups of Republicans. There's the Santorum wing, which wants to take us back to the 50s, and the more moderate Romney wing, which is content to just go back to the 1950s.

DaRooster April 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Yep, wouldn't want to all work together for a common good… we should hate and shit on everyone that needs something… because hey, money!!

hagajim April 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

Sponge Bob!

Baconzgood April 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

Tinkey-Winkey?

hagajim April 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

Seriously, is this guy off his fucking rocker or what?

boobookitteh April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

Yes.

__kth__ April 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

Honestly it's probably a touch of PTSD.

ChernobylSoup April 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

I did not know Wonkette was so well represented in Congress.

donner_froh April 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

“I really wish that, standing here before you, was Allen West and President Obama,” West said. “We could have a simple discussion. But that ain’t ever gonna happen.”

“Why not?” an audience member asked

"Because the President isn't an idiot and I am" said West.

DaRooster April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Hey Allen… you are overdoing the whole "paranoid" thing a bit don't ya think?

metamarcisf April 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

I'm pretty sure Rep. Zhou Enlai (D) Vermont, is a card-carrying communist.

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 11:16 am

Rep. Zhou carries his credentials on his iPhone 4s. NO need for cars these days.

Man0nTheStreet April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

Congressman Zhou Enlai is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life. And the propaganda campaign materials published by his PAC, We Love America, LLC, a wholly-owned division of People's Liberation Army Overseas Strategic Enterprises (Thanks, Citizens United!!) has entirely-truthful brochures to peruse…

Doktor StrangeZoom April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thank God someone's finally addressing this vital issue. Next, I hope Rep. West will pressure the administration to keep Quemoy and Matsu from falling into the clutches of the Red Chinese.

Dudleydidwrong April 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

Which one of the 80 "lost China"? Maybe Allen West is confused about some of his wife's/girl friend's/ latest rent boy's dishes being misplaced.

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

I "heard" that West raped and murdered a white girl, but I do not know if it is true or not.

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

Some people say…

Fare la Volpe April 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

We're just asking questions.

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

And there have been no denials, that I've heard of.

chicken_thief April 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

But she was wearing a hoodie, so the bitch was just asking for it.

JustPixelz April 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

And obviously he's afraid to debate you on the subjet.

GlowneyHouse April 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

It would be irresponsible not to speculate…

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm

That's a direct quote from Doocy, isn't it?

Fare la Volpe April 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Worse.

Peggy Noonan.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Why won't West just deny it? The silence on this subject speaks louder than words.

Veritas78 April 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I saw something about that on the internets just a few minutes ago. Wasn't she underage?

doloras April 12, 2012 at 12:17 am

At least he should let us know whether it was in 1990 or not.

freakishlywrong April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

People, fellow citizens, elected this blowtard.

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

Mostly by failing to register, show up at the polls, and vote.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Uh, a "16 and Pregnant" marathon was on?

actor212 April 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

As a person, you insult me by comparing me to Floridians.

Not_So_Much April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

Perhaps if someone fired a gun next to his head it would jog his memory?

It's clear that he's not what you call "book smart".

Doktor StrangeZoom April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

…or any other kind.

Veritas78 April 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

He already tried that, and it didn't work. But that doesn't mean it isn't worth trying again.

SexySmurf April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

What is he talking about? Everyone knows there are 192 Communists in the House.

Baconzgood April 11, 2012 at 11:09 am

I'm sure they have a library some where in the DC Metro area where you could find this book Allen. In fact, you can borrow my copy.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Year-that-Changed-World

Allmighty_Manos April 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

The whole Berlin Wall falling thing was just a trick to fool freedum luvin Americans into complacency.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Libraries are 100% communist.

YasserArraFeck April 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

Them Reds under my bed better keep their filthy commie hands off've my porn stash

Fare la Volpe April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

And guns!!

YasserArraFeck April 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

They're under my pillow, where the kids can't find them

Doktor StrangeZoom April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

And that IS an impressive pornstache you have.

YasserArraFeck April 11, 2012 at 11:49 am

The chicks dig it

Swampgas_Man April 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

No Reds under MY bed; the dust bunnies'd eat them.

WiscDad April 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

What the fuck ever. The more the Conservative party fishes for followers with this type of rhetoric the more they push away the moderates. I think it's fucking great. ALL OF 'EM KATIE!!!!

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 11:31 am

Tail Gunner Joe and his Senate hearings resulted in a democratic sweep 1956 through the senate and house which lasted 40 years inbroken in the house and almost unbroken for 40 years in the senate.

Preacher_Griz April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

ALL congresscritters who advocate reparations are communist socialists. You can draw a straight line from the reparations movement to the Kremlin and Peking Palaces. This is what Gen Rep Allen West is saying.

oldedinvn April 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

I think reperatins of the inferstruckure is good for America. You sir are a commie.

Dudleydidwrong April 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

Peking Palace? Shit! That means I can't go to that Chinese buffet without fear of being watched by Allen West. Here, Allen, have some fugu.

Biff April 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Colonel, not General.

Preacher_Griz April 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

That makes sense. Hard to imagine a negro becoming General.

Doktor StrangeZoom April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

Allen West IS the Negro Problem.

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

If we are going back to the 50's, I'd love to have a cherry 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury with the dual quad engine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1959_Plymouth_S

proudgrampa April 11, 2012 at 11:25 am

No, no, no, no. The 59 Cadillac Eldorado:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cad_fins.jpg

The Year of the Fin!!!

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

Race you for pink slips?

sewollef April 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh dear, no, no, no…. I'm heading over to the Federal Republic of Germany to snap up my 1957 Mercedes SL300 Gullwing. The original.

Yum…!

proudgrampa April 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Oh, yeah. That was a sweet chariot.

Chill-A-Sketch April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

House Communists, worst 80's band ever.

__kth__ April 11, 2012 at 11:44 am

That was actually Stereolab's first band name (actually not).

CapnFatback April 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Unlike the Housemartins, who where Communist-y, and were not so unpleasant.

Baconzgood April 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

"why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire"

-A. West to his son-

IncenseDebate April 11, 2012 at 11:13 am

Victoria's Secret has pink underwear.

OneYieldRegular April 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm

OMG! So does Joe Arpaio. Communistz!

reasonbran April 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Susan Komen for the Cure: Komen as in "Komenist." Whaddya think, all those pink ribbons don't mean nuthin'?

SexySmurf April 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

And then Allen West introduced the Precious Bodily Fluids Conservation Act of 2012.

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

He's Lost in the '50's Tonight.

And, apparently, every other night. Also.

Mumbletypeg April 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

You cannot just say that and …coyly leave out who they are

State representative Mae Beavers (R-TN) will have you know that what she does and/or doesn't know about the subjects of her legislatin's and objects of her accusations is beside the point.. Right after she finishes quizzing Allen West about his long-form birth certificate.

ChernobylSoup April 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

I'm glad to see the Republicans going all out to shore up the Gen Y vote. Millennials HATE commies.

mavenmaven April 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

I suppose they want the very old paranoid John Bircher vote.

freakishlywrong April 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

Allen West must really confuse the National Review.

Baconzgood April 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEGUOv68-s

This kind of strategic technique never made Joe McCarthy look like a fool in the history books.

donner_froh April 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

I really miss Representative Enver Hoxha (D-Albania). He was a great Speaker of the House.

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

Dude is seriously "old school," you could tell just by the haircut; now this.

actor212 April 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

I thought that was so Lindsay could balance his martini?

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I always get them confused – is he rockin' Kid or Play?

AddHomonym April 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

We must begin to bomb a random South East Asian country. Preferably secretly. Get on this, Allen! At once!

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:29 am

Maybe we can engineer another coup d'etat in Guatemala on behalf of United Fruit, while we're at it.

Oblios_Cap April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

O/T, but that's about as stupid as Rush Limbaugh psychoanalyzing Tiger Woods. Which is what the USA Today reported.

Like anyone cared.

actor212 April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

I'm one, when I'm in my House.

Alternatively All of them, Katie.

Lucidamente1 April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

Though when West says he "heard" they are 80 commies in the House, he didn't say that it was the voices in his head.

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 12:40 pm

You're just jealous because The Voices talk to him and not you!

metamarcisf April 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

I was lookin’ high and low for them Reds everywhere
I was lookin’ in the sink and underneath the chair
I looked way up my chimney hole
I even looked deep down inside my toilet bowl
They got away . . .

MissTaken April 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

Oh thank God! I'm so happy SOMEONE is finally addresses the Pinko Commie Scourge in Congress instead of that stupid thing about creating jobs. Priorities people!

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hey, now that most people have realized that Muslim terrorists are no real threat to us again we need some bogeyman to keep the people scared and in line; why not bring back the last one?

HippieEsq April 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

I'm waiting for the NY Times piece about the eavesdropping and surveillance equipment West boosted from the Army and has deployed in various offices around the Hill. He's not just bugged by Wasserman-Schultz…. He's bugged her!

(Politico will scoop this)

Allmighty_Manos April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

Someone should remind Rep. West that if this really was the 50's, his state wouldn't have even let him near a voting booth, not to mention Congress.

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Or rise much above the rank of Sergeant.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

On the plus side: His very own drinking fountain!

Steverino247 April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am

It would seem that this news report explains everything: http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/afp/dementia-cases

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Not fair! I was planning to have my school loans paid off by 2030.

Mahousu April 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

So how long before West's David Schine shows up?

Geminisunmars April 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Oy vey.

proudgrampa April 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

I "heard" that West has been treated for paranoid delusions.

Isyaignert April 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

His "treatment" failed. Big time. That dude's fukked-up in the head.

littlebigdaddy April 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

Let's see, Kucinich…that's all I got.

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

Bernie Sanders?

littlebigdaddy April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yeah, but he's in the Senate.

Lizzietish81 April 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Not anymore, he lost the primary. I bet its someone from Mississippi, NO ONE would expect that!

JimNauseam April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

Was Joe McCarthy a war criminal too? Or is Allen West that special?

ElPinche April 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Oh Allen West is special alright. I don't recall Joe McCarthy torturing prisoners.

Mahousu April 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm
An_Outhouse April 11, 2012 at 11:30 am

I nominate Louise Slaughter. She does good work and achieves benefits for her constituents so she must be a commie.

Man0nTheStreet April 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

Perhaps West is referring to the members of his congressional Tea-bag class of 2010? There's about 80 of those America-hating numb-skulls, right?

YasserArraFeck April 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

How could you forget Kim Jong-un (D – Pyongyang)?

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

He resigned. His father was ill.

cheetojeebus April 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

Jiminy cricket! That sure is a lot o reds!

wood50 April 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

MisMash 2012

Allen West as Frank Burns.

Add Sirruh Palin as Hot Lips and you've got Fox's newest reality show!

But, who gets to play Col. Flag?

Man0nTheStreet April 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

Man-on-Dog Rick is available is available to play Col Flag, now that Rmoney has smeared Santorum in order to glide to the nomination.

Isyaignert April 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

"…smeared Santorum in order to glide…" I think I just threw-up in my mouth; however, I do appreciate your eloquence.

Geminisunmars April 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Bernie Sanders as Col. Potter?

Man0nTheStreet April 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Darryl Issa to play Cpl Klinger!

__kth__ April 11, 2012 at 11:39 am

Since 2010, the number of livestock molesters in the House is probably well above 80. But if their constituents vote them in, they have just as much right to be there as people who don't molest livestock.

elviouslyqueer April 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

“I really wish that, standing here before you, was Allen West and President Obama,” West said. “We could have a simple discussion. But that ain’t ever gonna happen.”

“Why not?” an audience member asked.

“Cuz he was too scared!” West responded in a mocking voice.

Oh please, Allen. The only reason why Barry would even be remotely scared is from fear of dickslapping you so hard that it would send your glasses flying into orbit.

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:21 pm

West would likely bring his interrogation gun to a Predator Drone fight.

godistwaddle April 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Would West were right. Communists have courage and ideas, both lacking in Democrats.

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

I will believe this man's 50s fetish when I see him address the House floor in a poodle skirt.

YasserArraFeck April 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

If this fuckwit really wanted to bring back the 50's, he's better get his overalls and mop, 'cos there's no way the southern whites would be listening to a nigra bloviating into a microphone. He'd be cleaning up the place afterwards.

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

Apparently, being greeted by fire hoses and followed by police dogs gives him a feeling of nostalgia and dreams of a simpler and better time.

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Better yet, lets star working on having LimeyLizzie replace Charles Rangel.

Limeylizzie April 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Nice, however I am not a citizen, but I do have a fan-base here in the hood, so it would be a great fight

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I "heard" long-form birth certificates are very easy to forge. . .if you know the right people. . .who can get things done. . .for a price. . .

Limeylizzie April 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Comment of the day , right there, my friend.

widestanceromance April 11, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I haz a blush.

BaldarTFlagass April 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

Well, they are getting to release the remake of Red Dawn. North Korean commies instead of Rooskie, though.

el_donaldo April 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Wow. Really? The dude's always been a bit over the top, but this brings the notion of laughably crazy to a whole new level. Something kicked into overdrive.

Ten to one that in a year he's either dead, gay and out, or serving time.

Deportably_Jose April 11, 2012 at 11:48 am

I really want to be kidding here, but he obviously means the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus, specifically.

Dudleydidwrong April 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

Allen, Allen. If you're going to be a fear mongerer First Class, you need to pick something more current:

At least 80 Democratic representatives are snakehead fish;

More than 80 Democratic House members are responsible for melting glaciers;

If you hold any of 80 Democratic representatives too close to your head they will cause brain tumors;

Continental drift is caused by the combined efforts of 80 Democratic leaders in our Congress;

See? That's how to do it. Don't dredge up the 50s; draw from today's septic tanks.

James Michael Curley April 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

At least 80 House Democrats directed "The Avengers."

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We're talking about something that's bad and frightening here, not something that will almost certainly be awesome.

PubOption April 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Who auditioned the hot chick in the leather catsuit?

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 11:59 am

Next, will Rep. West protect us from the threat of the Ottoman Turks? How about the Mongol hordes or the Huns?

Schmegeg April 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Hey Allen, there's a new walking tour of Sanford Fl you should try!

kakotechnia April 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm

My advice? Leave your cards at home, and just carry hammers and sickles instead.

franco_pinyon April 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You can't beat bat-shit crazy for providing a little comic relief.

Dashboard Buddha April 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

There's crazy, and then there's BUGFUCK crazy.

Accept no substitutes.

Nostrildamus April 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Joe McCarthy in that pic reminds me of Bill O'Reilly.

not that Dewey April 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I'd like a small salad with some House Communists on the side.

Slim_Pickins April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

This should shore up his VP nominee chances.

AlaskaGrrl April 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Did he "hear" this from those voices in his head?

Me_K_Cong April 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Help! They're peeking out of my wife's blouse.

Man0nTheStreet April 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm
George Spelvin April 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Actually, "everything you know is wrong" is a pretty good description of West.

rickmaci April 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

This guy adds a whole new layer to bat shit crazy!

labman57 April 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Disinformation 101: conservative pundits and politicians take turns making crap up and then proceed to cite each other ("There are stories out there that blah, blah, blah occurred/was said/etc.") as justification for propagating the fallacious stories.

This is what happens when your primary sources of "factual" information are right wing blogs and the local supermarket rags. Anyone can tell anyone anything about anything — it doesn't make it necessarily true.

And yet this is the clown that Palin and Cain think would be the ideal choice for Romney's running mate …

So in an effort to garner support from moderates and independents, the Republican nominee should choose someone whose claim to fame is a steady stream of irrational, inflammatory hyperbole that would put Bachmann, Gingrich, and Santorum to shame.

a_pink_poodle April 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

We need a set of tribunals to ferret out these communists at all costs to our liberties and freedoms going as far as making accusations without any evidence whatsoever! I think I'll call it… Americanism!

Deportably_Jose April 11, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Rep. Allen West is just saying this upfront, so that when the Capitol Building burns down under mysterious circumstances, we all know who to blame.

Tundra Grifter April 11, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I can not recommend too highly the documentary "The McCarthy Years" about Edward R. Murrow and Tailgunner Joe. It is absolutely outstanding!

Particularly relevant today is the speech by President Dwigt Eisenhower when he talks about in America we face our accuser. Given the ramifications of the Patriot Act, these are words well worth listening to and remembering.

As the conservatives do their level best to thrust us back into the 1950's, we all need to fully understand what that time and place really was like. Perhaps every six decades or so we have to go through this process, like a butterfly being born. Again.

OneYieldRegular April 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Eric Bentley's "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been?" is also essential reading. Bentley merely took actual House testimony and constructed a play out of it. A public reading of it on the House floor seems like a pretty good idea to me right now.

OneYieldRegular April 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm

So the House is going to condemn these remarks, right? Right?

DahBoner April 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Yes.

The Stars and Bars will be flown at half-mast today.

//rimshot

DahBoner April 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm

"80" is urban slang for "80 proof"
http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definiti

I heard all the young nig- I mean kids are using it…

thefrontpage April 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Here are some of the other Communists in the current U.S. Congress, according to the Joint Committee on Communists in the Congress:

1. Alexander Solzineatzhen.

2. Vladimir Pushkin.

3. Nicholas Tsarvich.

4. Natasha Bullwinkle.

5. Joseph Mccarthy.

6. Oleg Russkie.

7. Peter Petersburg.

8. Marty Moscow.

9. Angelina Jolieavich.

10. Chuck Norrissivitch.

11. Vladimir Putin.

12. Zbegniew Yurakomy.

owhatever April 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Rep. West will place a private call to Sean Hannity and provide the names of those House members who are in the Communist Party, under the condition that Hannity does not tell anybody.

niblick77 April 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Who is telling these people these crazy things?

chicken_thief April 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This worked so well for One L Michele….

JustPixelz April 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

He "heard" that somewhere. Hey, I've heard things too!

I heard Sarah Palin™ is a no talent loser who can't keep her husband satisfied.

I heard Dubya Bush sat in stunned silence for seven minutes while his fellow citizens fought for their lives in hijacked airplanes on September 11th.

I heard Mitt Romney gets apoplectic with anger if you don't extend your pinky finger while drinking tea.

GemlikeFlame April 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Dear Christ on a pogo stick. Didn't this particular brand of self-righteous stupidity die out in the 60s?

Apparently not. "I have in my hand a list of 80 Communists in the House of Representatives."

Next time I hear that I'm going to call in a nuclear strike on the speaker, collateral damage be damned.

imissopus April 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Has anyone said "Oh fer fuck's sake yet?" Either way, oh fer fuck's sake.

MadBrahms April 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I'm going to go with "Oh, for the love of-" on this one.

Coggy April 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Here is a top secret bit of information gathered from clandestine sources:
Allen West is a f-ing dick.

MadBrahms April 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm

" I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

So the Democrats are running a plantation, which is also a Gulag, and Allen West is a woman, and he is going to lead the blahs to freedom, to Canada, maybe? Or New England? If he were any trippier, I'd be tasting that article.

George Spelvin April 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I missed that quote, which is a serious fucking insult to the memory of Harriet Tubman.

Wile E. Quixote April 12, 2012 at 1:00 am

All he needs to do is bring up John Wayne like he did the other day so you could also have him drawing support from a racist draft-dodger.

Isyaignert April 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Let's see… in Communist China it is illegal to organize labor and who is it that wants to destroy labor in the USA? The Republicons of course; ergo, the Republicon party are the Commies.

Isyaignert April 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Anyone else see that scientifc study that proved that homophobes are in fact, repressed homosexuals? Perhaps someone ought to investigate Alan "Gumby" West's unAmerican activities. Methinks he doth protest too much.

MadBrahms April 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The EPA's protection of Moose and Squirrel is all the proof we need.

gurukalehuru April 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Well, that means that there are more communists in the House than other people.

Also, too, while we're just stone cold throwing out names of people who aren't even IN Congress, might I suggest Gloria All Red.

Troglodeity April 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Am waiting breathlessly for Rep. Darrel Issa to convene a special committee hearing and fully investigate Rep. West's charges.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm

But since it's about commies, there will be no commies there, unless some slut commie muscles his or her way into the hearing.

ttommyunger April 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

All I need to know about Florida: Rick Scott and Allen West are elected officials there.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

And that Rick Scott spent $75million of his own money buying a job that will NEVER pay him more than a small fraction (legally) of that fortune back. I don't think anyone can explain that to me in terms I can understand.

ttommyunger April 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Maybe it opens opportunities for huge grift. Governors have been known to benefit richly from the inside information they possess, i. e. : Georgia's Sonny Perdue and his land deals.

Designer_Rants April 12, 2012 at 12:11 am

Still doesn't make sense to me, cuz usually people who graft are poor-ish, and want to use the influence office to enrich themselves. This guy already HAD at least $75mil to throw in the gutter. Maybe it's just as simple as he is addicted to being "top dog" at an organization, and since his former company was left with the "Largest Medicare Fraud Case Ever", he prolly wasn't welcome at the helm there, or many other large corporations. And managing the Subway sandwich shop down the street wasn't prestigious enough. So he went with…. Florida. No matter what, he was gonna be Top Dog of Florida.

ttommyunger April 12, 2012 at 7:29 am

Maybe he'll be top dog at a Federal Pen one day.

MosesInvests April 12, 2012 at 12:13 am

Mandatory drug testing for everything-owns clinics that do drug testing (oops, sorry. He doesn't own them anymore-his *wife* does! No conflict of interest here, folks!

biblioteq_tress April 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Please. If there were 80 commies in the house, we would have gotten single payer health care. We should be so lucky.

PubOption April 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I thought Republicans supported the reds now, since GWB came up with the expression 'Red State'.

Antispandex April 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Well, don't look at me! I have never even been in the House!

BTWBFDIMHO April 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I’ve heard that at least one Congressman from Florida is a total idiot.

Designer_Rants April 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Do you have a list of that Congressman in your hand?

greenide1 April 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Ward, I'm worried about Florida. I think there must be some kind of BP-induced hallucinogenic in the water. Or maybe a big cloud of crazy has floated over from Cuba. Seriously. Can we stage an intervention?

reasonbran April 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Oops, just learned that this was a partial quote and taken out of context. West was being a smart-ass, he didn't mean it literally. Ergo my deleting my prior post, ergo this note to myself: remember not to take videos at face value.

glamourdammerung April 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Too bad the "liberal media" will not hang this around his neck for being so incredibly stupid that it is offensive.

swordfis April 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Why isn't Eric Cantor on the list? It's obviously him, doing everything he can to undermine the Republican Party. Send him to Gitmo and make him name names.

rmjagg1 April 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

he's counting his 80 hemorrhoids as Communists and blaming the Democrats

SorosBot April 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm

But why would he go with the flop based on some obscure ancient TV show over the upcoming blockbuster based on the classic comic that's being ongoing for almost 50 years?

trondant April 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Ah, so that's where I left my drink.

George Spelvin April 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Obscure ancient TV show* LIBEL!!!!

*Specifically, young Diana Rigg.

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