Republicans often accuse President Obama and Democrats of being too "liberal", going as far as calling them "socialists" and even "communists". This week, Florida congressman, Republican Allen West, was asked how many members of congress were members of the Communist Party and West replied that nearly 80 members were "card carrying members."
Question: What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialist?Allen West: It's a good question. I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Definition of MCCARTHYISM: a mid-20th century political attitude characterized chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by the use of tactics involving personal attacks on individuals by means of widely publicized indiscriminate allegations especially on the basis of unsubstantiated charges; broadly : defamation of character or reputation through such tactics