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Published on Apr 12, 2012

13 Outrageous Allen West Comments: House Democrats 'Communists' & More
Apr 12, 2012 4:45 AM EDT
At a town hall meeting on Tuesday, freshman Rep. Allen West claimed that up to 80 House Democrats are communists. From attacking liberal women to calling Obama supporters a "threat to the gene pool," the Tea Party rabble-rouser's most incendiary quotes. Print Email Comments (0)

1. House Dems Are 'Communists'

With Herman Cain and Sarah Palin standing behind him, the right-wing provocateur came out in full force at a town-hall event on Tuesday, claiming he'd "heard" up to 80 House Democrats were communists. While he declined to name names, he taunted the president to challenge his claim. "I really wish that standing here before you was Allen West and President Obama. We could have a simple discussion. But that ain't ever gonna happen," he said. When an audience member asked, "Why not?" he replied in a mocking tone, "Cuz he was too scared!" Responding to the comment, Congressional Progressive Caucus member Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pointed out that the last member of Congress to accuse his colleagues of being communists, former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA), is now in prison for corruption charges. "Mr. West is in really very extraordinary company here," he joked. West's campaign manager rushed to do damage control, saying the congressman's remarks were taken out of context.

2. Congressional Dems Should 'Get the Hell Out'

Speaking at a Florida GOP dinner in January, West had some choice words for Democrats in Congress trying to gain ground in the state before the November election. "Take your message of equality of achievement...You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America." Though he called out Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi by name at the dinner, vowing to stop Obama from "destroy[ing]" the country, West defended his comments by saying they were directed not at congressional Democrats but at their "message."

3. Nazi Leader Would 'Be Very Proud' of Democrats

In December, West came out with this outlandish statement: "If Joseph Goebbels was around, he'd be very proud of the Democrat party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine." The National Jewish Democratic Council asked West to "apologize sincerely and immediately," while the Anti-Defamation League wrote a letter to the congressman saying his "Holocaust analogies" are "offensive" and "trivialize real historical events." West blamed reporters for twisting his words.

4. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is 'Not a Lady'

West gained a lot of female fans last July when he sent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) a hectoring email. Responding to a perceived affront from Wasserman Schultz during a House meeting, West called his colleague "vile, unprofessional, and despicable,", before concluding, "You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!" We're not exactly sure why he capitalized the "l" in "Lady," but EMILY's List went particularly wild with this one, demanding that West apologize for his "sexist tirade." "Allen West" Conservative Republican Congress St. Lucie Martin "Palm Beach" Economy "Jobs Florida" Congressional candidate Lieutenant Colonel West politics tea party protest district 22 popular black president MW2 BC2 Brink Conservative patriot American Congress November

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