Allen West Channels Joe McCarthy

The very serious Allen West, one of those on the short list for VP on the Republican ticket, made a very familiar claim for this who remember some of the last century:

As many as 80 House Democrats are communists, according to Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).

West warned constituents at a Tuesday town hall event that he's "heard" that dozens of his Democratic colleagues in the House are members of the Communist Party, the Palm Beach Post reported. West wouldn't elaborate beyond that, however, and didn't offer up any names. There are currently 190 House Democrats.

Really? Well why not release the names then? Maybe because he has totally made that up.

All the GOP has to offer is fear. They don't have any plans or visions, so why not scare up the votes? It's truly disgusting to see our political discourse return to that of the 50s. I just wonder how the GOP would react if a Democrat was out there saying "I heard as many as 80 House Republicans are members of NAMBLA (North American Man, Boy Love Association)?" With former members like Mark Foley, that could very well be the truth!!!!!!!

And for some exit fun, here's who Allen West is trying to be. Not a very good role model, Allen!