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Allen West and His Critics

Greg1084 Wrote: May 13, 2012 10:37 AM
West is safe, Paul. The left has been free to paint with large strokes for decades, now it's our turn. The difference is that there are no congressional or senate committees investigating folks and there is little or no burden of proof. They call us all the names they like. It's time to return the favor.

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) is being heavily criticized for comments alleging that certain Democratic members of Congress are communists, and he is not backing down. West dared to quantify his accusation, claiming there are “78 to 81” Congressional Democrats who are communists.

I want to say three things relating to West’s remarks: First, some criticism of West’s critics. Second, a defense of West’s critics. And, finally, some criticism of West, which I offer constructively. I like Allen West and want him to succeed.

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