So, how many communists/socialists are there in Congress, anyway?

http://twitter.com/#!/KingShamus/status/190134543536242688

GOP Rep. Allen West stirred things up at a Florida town hall on Tuesday when he suggested that as many as “78-81 Democrats” in Congress are members of the Communist Party. He’s not backing down:

Allen West office not backing off Communists quote: "…Communist Party has publicly referred to the Progressive Caucus as its allies."

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlakeWP) April 11, 2012

UPDATE: Members of Progressive Caucus confirm they are not, in fact, Commies. http://t.co/DTNeyzNS #slownewsday #iknow

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) April 11, 2012

Conservative actor Adam Baldwin has questions:

https://twitter.com/#!/adamsbaldwin/status/190103895136153600

https://twitter.com/#!/adamsbaldwin/status/190105563571560449

https://twitter.com/#!/adamsbaldwin/status/190107341516058626

@irishspy @adamsbaldwin Yeah, that's where it came from…and hey, if the Member doesn't protest their name is on that list… #fairgame

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 11, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/adamsbaldwin/status/190109440245108736

The Communist Party weighs in:

Shocker! RT @rollcall: Communist Party USA on West comments: "That's the most ridiculous statement I've ever heard." http://t.co/9esVhusF

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) April 11, 2012

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