Nothing like a "red scare" in an election year.
While Republicans continue to mis-call Obama and his policies, socialist, we have Republican Congressman Allen West from Florida alleging “about 78 or 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party” — and then called out the Congressional Progressive Caucus as the alleged subversives. Of course there could be more pecuniary motive rather than ideological ones for his accusations. He has since circulated a newsletter appealing for donations "In response to a question about Marxists in Congress, I called out the Congressional Progressive Caucus for their extreme left-wing positions. I stand by the point of my comments and I need you to stand with me today by making a contribution of $10 or more...The Progressive Caucus advocates for state control over industries, redistribution of wealth, reduced individual economic freedom, and the destruction of free markets. Members of this Caucus lavished praise on Fidel Castro following a 2009 visit to Cuba. They have even introduced a constitutional amendment to redistribute wealth..."
Time for a new witch-hunt, thinks Allen.