How on earth did this idiot get be a Congressman?
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) says he’s heard that almost half of all the Democrats in Congress are secretly part of the Communist Party.
He offered no names or proof of his accusation.
West told almost 100 Floridians in Palm City on Tuesday that “he’s heard” as many as 80 Democrats in Congress are members of the Communist Party, according to the Palm Beach Post.
This is so depressing. It would be silly enough to accuse a bunch of Democrats of having secret socialist sympathies, but it’s an entirely whole new level of crazy to claim that there are dozens of actual, card carrying members of the Communist Party in Congress. Just how dumb do you need to be to believe this crap?
What’s worse is it’s likely that a majority of the constituents who voted for him believe it too, or at the very least believe it to be possible. After all, many of them believe that when Barack Obama is done being a secret Muslim Nazi during his day job, he attends midnight Communist Party strategy sessions on how to bring down America from within.
It might be funny if this type of belief wasn’t so pervasive amongst conservative voters. I mean, how on Earth can you even begin to have a rational debate over the future of country when millions of Americans believe that a large number of Democrats harbor secret plans to foment violent revolution in the streets and turn the nation into the Soviet Socialist States of America? Not only is it not rational to believe this sort of nonsense, it is profoundly irrational. From a scale of one to ten, well, it’s off the deep end.