Skip to comments.Is It Crazy To Suggest Democrats In Congress Might Be Communist?
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:17:14 PM PDT by The Looking Spoon
Got that? Since 1988 The Communist Party in America hasn't even bothered to field their own candidate, they decided they'd be better off backing Democrats.
So when Allen West suggests there are Marxists in the Progressive Caucus of Congress (which is filled with Democrats) is he trying to bring back McCarthyism?
No, he isn't.
It’s delusional NOT to believe the ‘rats are ideologically commies.
Not just in Congress — EVERYWHERE.
Communists/Socialists in the Obama White House
West DIDN’T say they were communist in their ideology or outlook, he claimed that 80 US congressmen were actual member of the Communist PARTY, and yes that’s not only irresponsible and delusional , but literally McCarthyism by definition.
It was a stupid thing to say because a) it severely damages his credibility on important issues on which he speaks out and b) makes him look like he’s about 20 year behind the times as he should well know Communism is an ideology smoldering on the ash-heap of history. Islamo-fascism is the clear and present danger in today’s world
The junior senator from Wisconsin was heartily disliked for being the cop-on-the-beat who exposed Communists.
Mrs. Iselin to Sen. Iselin: I keep telling you not to think. You're very, very good at a great many things, but thinking, hon', just simply isn't one of them. You just keep shouting "Point of Order, Point of Order" into the television cameras and I will handle the rest.
Sen. Iselin: I mean, the way you keep changing the figures on me all the time. It makes me look like some kind of a nut, like an idiot."
Mrs. Iselin, holding a newspaper: Well, you're going to look like an even bigger idiot if you don't get in there and do exactly what you're told...Who are they writing about all over this country and what are they saying? Are they saying: "Are there any Communists in the Defense Department?" No, of course not, they're saying: "How many Communists are there in the Defense Department?" So just stop talking like an expert all of a sudden and get out there and say what you're supposed to say.
Sen. Iselin: I have here a list of the names of 207 persons who are known by the Secretary of Defense as being members of the Communist Party... I demand an answer, Mr. Secretary. There will be no covering up, sir, no covering up. You are not going to get your hands on this list. And I deeply regret having to say...
Well, well, well... it seems “Lex Gabba” got zotted.
‘Bye Lex! Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you!
LucyT, and myself started posting about the “Progressive Caucus” in October of 2005 IIRC, but few thought it worthy of concern at that time. I believe it is the “Progressive Caucus” that Congressman West is concerned with, and yes they are Communists, and NO it wasn’t anywhere near as stupid a thing for the Congressman to state as is your post.
I’d recommend you learn about the Left before you attack the right at FR.
he claimed that 80 US congressmen were actual member of the Communist PARTY
All you have to do to join a party, is think you are a member.
The Dems vote like that.
My view, modified from P. J. O’Rouke “Obamunism is communism one drink at a time” as time goes on the taste will turn increasingly bitter.
Not so much as you seem to believe. Probably true in the former USSR but the world is checkered with tin pot dictators that keep the old faith alive.
PS There was an old joke that went something like this;
What is the difference between Russia and the United States?
Answer; The Communist party is illegal in Russia.
Americas Mein Kampf
Communism may, in one sense, be foundering on the ash heap of history, but it is succeeding under the guise of progressivism, environmentalism. Just read Aaron Klein’s the Manchurian President to see how many fellow traveling marxist groups there are. Congressman West did refer to the platform of the Democratic Progressive Caucus. They are commies!
There are; even if it was just one.
They forgot Jimmy Carter even though it was kept under cover.
2012 - Congressional Progressive Caucus
All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently 75 declared Progressives including 72 voting Representatives, two non-voting Delegates, and one Senator.
Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair
Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa)
George Miller (CA-7, Richmond)
Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland)
Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont)
Janice Hahn (CA-36, San Pedro)
Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
Karen Bass (CA-33, Baldwin Hills)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach)
Linda Sánchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego)
Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)
Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)
Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
Frederica Wilson (FL-17, Miami)
Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)
Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)
Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights)
Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)
André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)
Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)
Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)
Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)
John Olver (MA-1, Amherst)
Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton)
John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)
John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit)
Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis) - Co-Chair
Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton)
William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City) - Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus
Frank Pallone (NJ-06, Long Branch)
Rush Holt (NJ-12)
Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)
Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
Nydia Velázquez (NY-12, Brooklyn)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem)
José Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties)
Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester)
Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)
Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)
Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)
Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia)
Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)
David Cicilline (RI-1, Providence)
Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18, Houston)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)
Peter Welch (VT-At Large)
Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)
Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)
Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison)
Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)
Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
Sherrod Brown (OH-13) - Elected to Senate
Roland Burris (IL Senate) - Retired from Congress
Julia Carson (IN-07) - Died in December 2007
Lane Evans (IL-17) - Retired from Congress
Alan Grayson (FL-8) defeated for re-election in 2010
John Hall (NY-19) defeated for re-election in 2010
Phil Hare (IL-17) defeated for re-election in 2010
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13) defeated for re-nomination in 2010
Eric Massa (NY-29) - Resigned in March 2010
Cynthia McKinney (GA-4) - Lost Congressional seat to current caucus member Hank Johnson
Major Owens (NY-11) - Retired from Congress
Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) - Left Caucus when Elected House Minority Leader
Hilda Solis (CA-32) - Became Secretary of Labor in 2009
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) - Died in 2008
Paul Wellstone (MN Senate) - Died in plane crash in 2002
Robert Wexler (FL-19) - Resigned in January 2010 to become President of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Click on links to see lists:
Year 2002 - Pelosi leader of ‘Progressive Caucus’
Year 2010 - American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks
This surprises anyone?
Democrat Socialists of America, ring a bell?
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