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U.S. Republican has no regrets calling Democrats communists

MarchDrummer Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 7:30 AM
Clone this guy, so we can keep him in the house and have him as Veep. Time to bring the "ideology war" to the forefront and identify the political/philosophical conflict in this country for what it is.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Allen West on Tuesday refused to back away from earlier remarks to constituents in Florida that dozens of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were communists.

The freshman Republican who is backed by conservative Tea Party activists was asked at a forum whether he had second thoughts about calling the 78 members of the House Progressive Caucus communists.

"I don't regret it whatsoever," said West, who is facing a tough race for re-election in November.

"There is a very thin line between communism, progressivism, Marxism, Socialism ... it's about nationalizing production, it's about creating...

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