Allen West Strikes Again With Crazy McCarthyite Rant: Calls House Members Communists

 Everyone's favorite mouthing-off ultra conservative politician Allen West has done it again, this time emulating Joseph McCarthy in a classic rant back home in Florida:

The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University...He later said "he's heard" up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn't name names.

Well, at least he stopped short of naming names! But can anyone doubt that he's itching to? Video below:

He also challenged Obama with a textbook schoolyard taunt:  

During the same event, which took place at Florida Atlantic University, the freshman Republican said President Barack Obama wouldn't have a public debate with him over their policy differences because he was "scared." The president was in Florida on Tuesday giving remarks about the economy and holding campaign events.

Yawn. My next prediction for a West tirade? He keeps going back in time and claims that Obama and Congressional Dems are collaborating with the Kaiser and betraying our allies on the Western Front.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at April 11, 2012, 6:29am

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