If I called Rep. Keith Ellison a Communist would you hold it against me?

Folks, I am aware that there are those “Conservatives” out there, like Michael Medved, for example, who cringe when anyone calls a Democrat a Communist, Marxist, Socialist, Statist, etc. But, read this story from Weasel Zippers and tell me, what would you call Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison?

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison said Thursday that Democratic lawmakers “need to create a real crisis” to force Republicans to renegotiate the tax cut compromise.

House Democrats voted Thursday to reject the tax cut deal between the White House and Congressional Republicans.

The compromise would extend Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans, including the wealthy. It also would renew benefits for the long-term unemployed, a measure President Obama had pushed for to prevent about 2 million Americans from losing benefits in the coming weeks. Republicans had opposed extending unemployment benefits.

Ellison, who was recently elected co-chair of the Progressive caucus in the House, voted against the compromise.

“I think that we need to create a real crisis here so that the Republicans will have to answer for denying Americans unemployment benefits on the eve of the Christmas holiday,” Ellison said. “We let them off the hook, in my opinion.”

Ellison said Democrats should have negotiated more aggressively to protect the interests of middle class and low income Americans, but he defended Obama’s effort to reach a compromise.

“I think (Republican lawmakers) exploited the president’s compassion for people who are facing a very grim holiday with no unemployment insurance extension,” Ellison said, “but I think that we should have bargained harder because what we’re doing is we’re going to fundamentally shift the income spread in this country.”

As disturbing as the “let’s create a crisis” part of his rant is,  focus on that last part I highlighted in red, yes, RED as in COMMIE! The redistribution of wealth is the cornerstone of Marxism, and the Democratic Party is increasingly focused on redistributing wealth! Again, let me ask, if Ellison is not a Communist, then what is he?

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