From the VOMITORIUM
How many of you saw the original “Manchurian Candidate”? Not the cheap knock off with Denzel Washington. In case you missed it (you missed a great movie) there is an idiot senator in the movie named Johnny Eislin (?) and his way of stay in the news was to accuse this department or that in the government that have card carrying Communists working there….keep in mind the first movie was made during the Great Red Scare of the 50′s and 60′s…….
I will bet that you are wondering where I am going with this post…….
There seems to be a return to the days of that scare…..
What’s the quickest way to get in the news? Say something unsubstantiated and controversial. In politics, the quickest way to get attention, besides a full-fledged sex scandal, is to call someone a derogatory name. Or, for results just as quick, label another politician a Socialist, Nazi, or Communist.
Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who is running for re-election, did just that this week at a town hall meeting. In fact, he labeled several dozen Democrats as communists…
The question posed was: “What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists…?”
“That’s a good question. I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party,” West told the crowd of about a hundred at a townhall meeting in Palm City, according to the Palm Beach Post.
For several seconds after the answer was given, the crowd talked among themselves. Finally, after about ten seconds, West clarified just who he meant by Democrats that he thought were communists: “… It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”
Recently there has been an uproar because a CNN pundit made a comment about Anne Romney….let me interject here that it is unacceptable to criticize anyone who has chosen to stay home and raise kids…..but of course the Right has used this statement to strengthen there push to claw the gender gap closed……as they should…it is a perfect situation to further their attempts…..but NOT one GOPer has condemned West for his comments……he has accused elected officials of being communist and has not offered any proof other than his say so……the West people have tried to push back….but all you need to do is watch the video and tell me what he meant……..
Rosen’s comment was insulting…….Rep. West is not only insulting but an out right lie! If everyone wants this type of bullshit to stop then man up and call it what it is….until that is done all concerned, notice I said ALL, are COWARDS!