Not joking: Allen West says nearly half of House Democrats are communists

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The spirit of Joseph McCarthy lives on!

Rep. Allen West told a crowd of Florida voters “he’s heard” up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, “but wouldn’t name names,” the Palm Beach Post reports.

There are 190 Democratic members of the House.

Remember, West is the guy Herman Cain and Sarah Palin think should the VP nominee.

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