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Let's Just Say It: The Republicans Are The Problem

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TEL AVIV - DECEMBER 01: Allen West, a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel an a 2010 Republican candidate for the United States Congress in Florida's District 22, attends the Safe City security conference on December 1, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images) | Getty File

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of the McCarthyite playbook of the 1950s — so striking was the almost complete lack of condemnation from Republican congressional leaders or other major party figures, including the remaining presidential candidates.

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