September 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) declared over the weekend that President Obama’s “Forward” re-election campaign slogan was designed to push a “Soviet Union, Marxist-Socialist theme,” Think Progress reported.
Speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition on Sunday, West said the upcoming presidential election would determine “whether or not we continue to be a Republic, governed by the Constitution, and individual sovereignty, or will we become a liberal-progressive bureaucratic nanny-state.”
West pointed to the Obama tag line, “Forward,” as evidence that the president wanted to take the nation down the same path as the communist-run Soviet Union.
“We are now $16 trillion in debt. We have 47 million Americans on food stamps. We have close to 9.5 million more Americans in three-and-a-half years on the poverty rolls. That’s not turning the corner,” West said. “But yet, they want to bring out an old Soviet Union, Marxist-Socialist theme for their campaign called ‘Forward.’ I have to ask you one simple question. Where is the Soviet Union today?”
In 2011, West called Obama a “low-level socialist agitator” well-versed in “Marxist” rhetoric. Earlier this year, West said that he’s “heard” that up to 80 House Democrats are members of the Communist Party.