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More On Nancy Pelosi's Socialist Ties
various snippettes | 5-22-04

Posted on 05/22/2004 10:00:18 AM PDT by jmstein7

More On Nancy Pelosi's Socialist Ties

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida) March 13, 1999

What to call left-wing politicians

I find it interesting that the mass media uses such terms as Christian radical right, radical right, far right, conspiratorial right, etc. When the left is mentioned, such terms as liberal, progressive, etc., are used.

As an independent but conservative, I have found some information that I consider interesting. I wonder how many people are familiar with the Democratic Socialists of America, which is affiliated with Socialist International of London. At least 58 Democrats in the House of Representatives - about one-fourth of the Democrats - belong to this organization. Such stalwarts as John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barney Frank, Robert Scott, Jerrold Nadler, Henry Waxman, John Lewis, David Bonior, Charles Rangel, George Miller, Nancy Pelosi, Pete Stark, James McDermott, etc., are members.

I wonder if the DSA's philosophy is at odds with our Constitution? You can make up your own mind if you go to this Web site: www.dsausa.org/html

Would this label be appropriate for this group: "Secular Humanist Radical Socialist Left"?

Paul Jorgensen

Venice

The San Francisco Chronicle NOVEMBER 9, 2002

Editor -- I am really hoping that Nancy Pelosi will end up being the new House minority leader. She and her somewhere-between-socialist-and-communist viewpoint is the stark contrast needed to further separate the left from mainstream America, resulting in more conservative wins.

BRUCE BAGLEY

Santa Rosa

The Washington Times November 12, 2002

A few days ago the New York Times reported in the lead position, above the fold, that Nancy Pelosi, California

Democrat, had the votes to become the next minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Much is discussed about the congresswoman, but without a single mention of her executive position in the Progressive Caucus, and the latter's ties to the Socialist International.

Question: If an international organization existed to carry the torch for Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, and if a person running for minority leader had past or present ties to such an organization, what are the chances the New York Times would find it irrelevant to the matter at hand?

None. Zero. Nada.

Double standards: Do you remember the Austrian nationalist Joerg Haider? He had no such affiliation. Yet the mere possibility that he might harbor sympathies for National Socialist ideas sufficed to make him, and the country in which he holds office, an international pariah.

The Socialist International carries the torch for Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, V.I. Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Josef Stalin. Pay no attention to the desperate attempts by socialists to distance themselves from Stalin. For our purposes, it suffices to observe that every single tenet of the Socialist International is the exact opposite of the principles upon which America was founded, and which define the U.S. Constitution.

For our purposes, it suffices also to observe that members of the U.S. Congress are required to furnish an oath whereby they will preserve, protect, and defend said Constitution.

DSA/USA, the "Democratic Socialists of America" are the U.S. arm of the Socialist International. They share the symbol of the fist holding the rose, and they share the tasks to be accomplished - in our case, an altogether different America.

Some time ago - the date is missing from the descriptions - 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives formed a subdivision of the Democratic Socialists of America and called it the Progressive Caucus. Their statement of purpose, as well as their membership list, formed an integral part of the dsausa Web site [www.dsausa.org]. The membership list appeared on the screen with the continuous background of the fist holding the rose, should anyone have missed the connection with the Socialist International.

Following the exposure in this newspaper of the Progressive Caucus [Nov. 10-11, 1998], action was taken to hide the true nature of the organization, and its membership list was eventually taken off the dsausa Web site. In fact, the only listing to be found right now is a web site maintained by Rep. Bernie Sanders, Vermont Independent, the only member professing to be a socialist. But interested parties can type "Progressive Caucus" in a search engine, such as Google, and find the dsausa link right up front. The link brings up a screen saying "the page cannot be displayed," but the listing confirms its prior existence.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi has long been, and is now, a member of the executive committee of the Progressive Caucus. Her election as minority leader would firmly establish the link between the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Socialist International.

The U.S. Constitution places no restrictions on political creeds. There is no earthly reason why socialists could not be elected to Congress if the people so choose. There is a question of honesty, though. Candidates for office ought to put their cards on the table.

The Democratic Party has been the permanent or temporary home for an awesome line-up of great Americans, from Thomas Jefferson to Ronald Reagan. The political philosophy known as Socialism was devised to combat and prevail over Anglo-American principles, law, economics. Every version of socialism, from Nazism and Bolshevism to the mildest form of Social Democracy is fundamentally opposed to Anglo-American attitudes.

If the moment has come when the Democratic Party sees no other way "to be different" except by embracing socialism, that is a sad day for all Americans.

National Journal's House Race Hotline November 15, 2002

From Her Hometown Paper -- Thanks A Latte San Francisco Chronicle's Sandalow reports, "A good portion of the ruling pundocracy seem to be having a grand time questioning -- if not outright ridiculing -- the party's judgment for turning to a San Franciscan." While Speaker Denny Hastert and outgoing Min. Leader Dick Gephardt "hail from the heartland, Pelosi's left coast home evokes stereotypes too powerful for political image-makers to ignore." While Pelosi "is still relatively unknown to most Americans, journalists, opinion-makers, supporters and detractors are rushing to define a woman who is quickly becoming one of Washington's most recognizable faces." The conservative National Review "screams": "Latte liberal." Some stories "chronicle Pelosi's disarming smile, her legislative acumen and her political pragmatism." However, "to read many accounts, it almost sounds as if the Democrats are naming a member of the Socialist Party as their leader" -- exactly what a Washington Times columnist suggested on 11/12. Pelosi's "essence is frequently reduced to three words: 'San Francisco liberal'" -- a description "that is irrefutable based on Pelosi's home address and voting record." It is "in many ways the mirror image of the argument" Dems have made "for years" about Maj. Whip Tom DeLay, who on 11/13 is expected to win election as the House Majority Leader (11/13). Pelosi "has attracted international attention mostly for the new look she brings" to the Dem Party. Pelosi "is the first woman to lead either party on Capitol Hill, and her ascent is widely interpreted as evidence that Democrats wish to more aggressively challenge" Pres. Bush and cong. GOPers "on matters ranging from war to taxes." In political circles, Pelosi's "ability to win elections is generating the most excitement" (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/14). Washington Post's Von Drehle and Rosin: "There are two Nancy Pelosis ... One is the liberal Democrat from San Francisco. ... The other is the canny political tactician. ... Which one will dominate as House minority leader?" (11/14).

Tampa Tribune (Florida) November 17, 2002

Pelosi's Affiliation

Your articles have failed to state that Nancy Pelosi is a member of the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Socialists of America. Why has this fact been omitted?

"Communism is dead" - don't you believe it. Pelosi is one of more than 50 congressional members of the Progressive Caucus. Perhaps your favorite Democrat is a member.
JIM SEILER
Tampa

Press Journal (Vero Beach, FL) November 20, 2002

Columnist Dan Thomasson presented an informative profile on Nancy Pelosi ("Gambling on Pelosi" in Friday's Press Journal) in her campaign to secure the leadership in the House. He did not mention, however, that she represents the most extreme arm of the Democratic Party; this part of the party is the remnant of the old socialist and communist groups that decided, unlike their purist ancestral leaders, to try to achieve their goals by remaining under the Democratic Party blanket.

The New Republic March 24, 2003

When San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi took over as House minority leader following last November's election debacle, this magazine worried that, despite her efforts to remake herself as a moderate--referring to herself, for example, as "an Italian-American grandmother"--she would ultimately revert to her liberal roots, likely taking the House Democratic caucus with her (see Michael Crowley, "Follow the Leader," November 25, 2002). And, last week, she began doing exactly that. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, Pelosi complained that, though George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq "is too far down the road, and I don't think he's turning back," things could have been different if Democrats had followed an alternative game plan last fall. "If the Democrats had spoken out more clearly in a unified vote five months ago in opposition to the resolution, if the people had gone onto the streets five months ago in these numbers in our country and throughout the world, I think we might have been in a different place today," Pelosi said. Really? At the time, polls showed that voters trusted Republicans over Democrats on national security by as much as a three-to-one margin; they generally approved of the way Bush was handling foreign policy by a two-to-one margin. While it is doubtless true that the Democrats' wishywashiness on Iraq cost them votes, full-throated opposition would almost certainly have been far worse. Just ask Senator Max Cleland, a triple-amputee war veteran who, despite his support for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq, was nonetheless beaten by an opponent who painted him as soft on security. Indeed, Democratic campaign officials have noted that their candidates' poll numbers began to plummet in competitive districts last year once the party came to be defined as opposing the president on Iraq. As for attaching the Democrats more closely to the people going into "the streets," it is worth noting that one of the primary organizers of the recent antiwar movement has been International answer (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a group associated with the socialist Workers World Party and far enough to the left that it banned Michael Lerner, the ultraliberal editor of Tikkun, from speaking at one of the protests. Not exactly the organization you most want swing voters to associate with the Democratic Party on Election Day. Minority Leader Pelosi's newfound centrism, it seems, is still a work in progress.
Orlando Sentinel Tribune, November 12, 2002

I would like to thank God for Nancy Pelosi being picked as leader for House Democrats. For perhaps she'll wake up the "yellow-dog Democrats" as to how far left their party has gone. When Rep. Pelosi and her peers talk of common ground, that ground is socialism -- close to communism. One only need to look at the history of her area of California to see that.

David F. Stone

Kissimmee

 


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KEYWORDS: pelosi
more to come... more substantive proof.

Write AGAINST Nancy Pelosi Friday! Please take 30 seconds for this quick "letter to the editor"

Official Action Item: Demand Nancy Pelosi's CENSURE (reprimand) for personal attacks on Bush!!!

Sample letter for above action item at comment #44

Keep exposing this woman... people need to know who she is, because the media sure won't tell 'em!

1 posted on 05/22/2004 10:00:20 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: MeekOneGOP; Mich0127

BUMP!


2 posted on 05/22/2004 10:00:40 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7

Do tell? "Ole Never Shuts Her Eyes" a socialist. I woulda never thunkit.


3 posted on 05/22/2004 10:04:27 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: jmstein7

David Bonior may be a member, but he isn't in Congress anymore.


4 posted on 05/22/2004 10:04:55 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: jmstein7
www.dsausa./orghtml is a bad link ...

www.dsausa./org is N/G also

5 posted on 05/22/2004 10:11:10 AM PDT by G.Mason (A President is best judged by the enemies he makes when he has really hit his stride…Max Lerner)
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To: TruckloadBill

Ping to this thread.


6 posted on 05/22/2004 10:12:57 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Because Democrats are liars, they assume Republicans are too...)
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To: jmstein7
Scary stuff, folks, imho ...

Exposed: Pelosi's Socialist Ties

Pelosi leader of 'Progressive Caucus'

From those links, these excerpts ...

"DSA/USA, the 'Democratic Socialists of America' are the U.S. arm of the Socialist International. They share the symbol of the fist holding the rose, and they share the tasks to be accomplished — in our case, an altogether different America ...

"Some time ago — the date is missing from the descriptions — 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives formed a subdivision of the Democratic Socialists of America and called it the Progressive Caucus. Their statement of purpose, as well as their membership list, formed an integral part of the dsausa Web site (www.dsausa.org ). The membership list appeared on the screen with the continuous background of the fist holding the rose, should anyone have missed the connection with the Socialist International."

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the likely [she is now] new minority leader in the House of Representatives, serves on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber.

The Democratic Socialists of America's chief organizing goal is to work within the Democratic Party and remove the stigma attached to "socialism" in the eyes of most Americans.

"Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work," explains an organizing document of the DSA. "The Democratic Party is something the public understands, and association with it takes the edge off. Stressing our Democratic Party work will establish some distance from the radical subculture and help integrate you to the milieu of the young liberals."

Progressive Caucus


7 posted on 05/22/2004 10:15:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: jmstein7

Shouldn't that headline read "Moron Nancy Pelosi"?


8 posted on 05/22/2004 10:16:55 AM PDT by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

hehehe lol!


9 posted on 05/22/2004 10:17:14 AM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7

It's good to know Nancy Pelosi doesn't have an agenda </sarcasm >


10 posted on 05/22/2004 10:17:16 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Piquaboy
'"Do tell? "Ole Never Shuts Her Eyes" a socialist. I woulda never thunkit.'

Yeah! What is it with those eyes. Even reptiles have this thin little membrane that flicks across their eyes occasionally. There is something really spooky about ol' Nancy.

11 posted on 05/22/2004 10:21:48 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: MeekOneGOP

Goof Saturday afternoon...off topic question, if I may. Just realized that I've read practically NOTHING about Kerry's immediate family. It's curious..WE know that his grandparents converted from Judaism...and his dad ws in the USAAF in WW II, but, are his parents alive? what did they do, and he has two or three siblings, right..they're more anonymous than his VP choices.. We read all about Clinton's brother, Carter's brother, Bush's brother, hell, Nixon's brother..during the campaigns..but Kerry's siblings..Nada, zilch...curous, eh?


12 posted on 05/22/2004 10:21:55 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: jmstein7
"Progressive" is a fair description - the most dangerous cancers are progressive.
13 posted on 05/22/2004 10:24:45 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: davisfh

She must have had that operation to cut some skin off your eyelids because they were obscuring your vision. I myself had to have that done but they left enough so I could shut them. Maybe that is why she is so grouchy. Must be hard not to be able to even close your eyes to go to sleep. Now, don't you feel sorry for her?


14 posted on 05/22/2004 10:28:55 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: MeekOneGOP

Boy, you are just full of the good posts today. Pelosi has scared me from day 1 that she became party leader for the DIMS.


15 posted on 05/22/2004 10:37:59 AM PDT by Americanwolf (Former Navy AO3... IYAOYAS!!!! Population control and landscaping with a bang!)
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To: jmstein7

WE NEED A BLACKLIST!!!! MCCARTHYISM!!!!


16 posted on 05/22/2004 10:39:56 AM PDT by Mich0127 (Massachusetts: the land of the pathetic..namely Kerry and Kennedy!)
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To: jmstein7
I posted this on a previous thread about Nancy Pelosi. I will post it again below.

Clearly, one can not be incompetent and clear all the hurdles that it takes to become President of the United States or a USAF fighter pilot. I apply this same logic to becoming a US Senator. Therefore, I do not believe that Senator Nancy Pelosi is incompetent. However, her comments as to the President's incompetence lead me to believe that she is a narrow malignant liberal. These malignant liberals are all very narrow minded, blatantly prejudiced, and view anyone with different opinions as stupid, incompetent and in need of psychological readjustment.

It is no wonder that they are so sympathetic to radical Islam. The world war that we are now in has no national boundaries. One American's friend can be another American's terrorist butcher. One American dies in combat while another American cheers for those who killed him. One American gets hit with chemical weapons while another American denies the weapons exist. One American prisoner gets his head cut off while other Americans scream of our humiliation of enemy prisoners. We have been under internal attack since the days of the McCarthy hearings and since the Vietnam War. During the last 30 years, we have been attacked, bombed and murdered all over the world. Three deadly attacks have occurred in the heart of America. Numerous airplanes have been blown from the sky. A President commits treason, rape and is potentially involved in a White House murder, while Americans are more focused on another President's fighter pilot training. Clearly, we are in a world war with our national identity and personal liberty in serious risk, but many Americans seems to be more affixed on the defense of homosexual marriage. President Bush and Nancy Pelosi are not incompetent, but they are on opposite sides in this world war. It is time for America to wake up and understand the true demons in their midst.

17 posted on 05/22/2004 10:41:19 AM PDT by ghostrider
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To: jmstein7

BUMP


18 posted on 05/22/2004 10:44:57 AM PDT by kitkat (PLEASE STEAL THIS TAG: "The democrats would rather win the WH than the war." - Tom DeLay))
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To: jmstein7

For all the good it might do with my POS Liberal State of Washington, I sent my letter.......Thanks for making it so easy to reach out to so many.


19 posted on 05/22/2004 10:53:19 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: davisfh

One too many face lifts.

I'm starting a letter campaign to solicit her plastic surgeon stitch a bit lower next time and sew her mouth shut!!!


20 posted on 05/22/2004 10:54:19 AM PDT by noscreenname ("Nuke 'em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure" - Aliens)
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To: ken5050
Well, you know, that's right. I hadn't even thought of that.

Doesn't the FBI do a background check on all Prez candidates for security, etc. ? If they issue a report, that might be a good place to start.

I'll try to get to Google Searching for his Biographical info later on if I get a chance and see what I can find.

I'm heading for my PhotoDeluxe software in a few minutes to work on a project.


21 posted on 05/22/2004 11:05:53 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Americanwolf
Thank you. :^)

She's about as far left as they come.


22 posted on 05/22/2004 11:07:28 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks..I wasn't trying to create MORE work for you, but I just realized that they are like "non-persons..if you come across anything. kindly ping me...I'm on your lists, pretty sure..regards..


23 posted on 05/22/2004 11:10:59 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: jmstein7
It would be nice to pass a constitutional amendment that forces all Federal elected officials to sware an oath, to disavow any tie to a socialist or communist agenda, sware that socialism and communism are enemies of a free people,and to also make it illegal for any member of congress to join, endorse or otherwise be associated with communism and socialism.
24 posted on 05/22/2004 11:11:26 AM PDT by antaresequity (This is not the "War on Terror", Islam is the common denominator)
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To: jmstein7; All

I think socialists are

just

KOMMIES IN DRAG.

And we ought to call them such at every opportunity and all the opportunities we can create.

I think every time we mention one of those KOMMIE KRITTERS, we should do something like:

"SOCIALIST [a Kommie in Drag] Rep Pelosie said . . . "

We at least ought to rub it in their faces and the public's face at every opportunity.


25 posted on 05/22/2004 11:25:04 AM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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To: MeekOneGOP; jmstein7; ken5050
Pelosi's source of knowledge: Scroll to the bottom....

26 posted on 05/22/2004 11:27:13 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: ghostrider
Senator Nancy Pelosi is incompetent.

She's a congresswoman from CA's 8th district. But everthing else is right-on.

By applying the 'ice-berg' theory to her comments toward Bush, one can only imagine the seething, palpable, hate that simmers below the surface on the Left toward the president. Liberals are real good haters.

27 posted on 05/22/2004 11:40:10 AM PDT by budwiesest
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To: Piquaboy; All
"Now, don't you feel sorry for her?"

No!

28 posted on 05/22/2004 11:42:09 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: noscreenname; All
"I'm starting a letter campaign to solicit her plastic surgeon stitch a bit lower next time and sew her mouth shut!!!"

Excellent idea. Let me know where to send my letter.

29 posted on 05/22/2004 11:45:53 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: budwiesest

You are correct. She is not a Senator. I believe Barbara Boxer is. However, they are two malignantly liberal peas in a pod. Neither one is on the President's side in this world war.


30 posted on 05/22/2004 11:55:27 AM PDT by ghostrider
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To: jmstein7

31 posted on 05/22/2004 12:07:09 PM PDT by binger
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To: antaresequity
It would be nice to pass a constitutional amendment that forces all Federal elected officials to swear an oath,...

There used to be similar oaths for public employees in the '50's. They were called Loyalty Oaths and were eventually deemed to be UN-constitutional by SCOTUS.

It's a Catch-22. It's "constitutional" to be against the Constitution, even if you swore to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution". As an elected public servant it is your duty. As a citizen, however, it violates your individual constitutional rights to infringe on your activities to destroy the same Constitution that created your position as a member of Congress in the first place.

32 posted on 05/22/2004 12:09:59 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: jmstein7
Here's a link to an interesting article on how the radical left is coming apart due to its intolerance of criticism from within. The article also shows how intertwined these snakes are. CLICK HERE.
33 posted on 05/22/2004 12:12:18 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: jmstein7
"Communism is dead" - don't you believe it. Pelosi is one of more than 50 congressional members of the Progressive Caucus.

Could Pelosi and other members of the Progressive Caucus be considered as being; "Neo-Coms"?

34 posted on 05/22/2004 12:18:09 PM PDT by elbucko
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To: ken5050; Howlin; onyx; devolve; PhilDragoo
Hey, it mentions a brother and parents in this article. Also, he has a first cousin that is a French Socialist/Green Party-er that ran for French Prez in 1981 ! haha !

John Kerry
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The sprawling estate was rebuilt in 1954, so as a youth, Kerry and his parents would often spend the summer holidays there, where Kerry would race his cousins on bicycles and challenge relatives to games of "kick the can." One of his cousins, an East Anglia geography teacher named Kevin Armstrong, later recalled, "I remember him on his bike. He always looked like he was in a race. He was never just pedaling along, he would be going like crazy. We always knew he wouldn't win, but were we ever wrong!" Armstrong, describing the Kerry household, said that they never talked of presidential ambitions, but "there would always be political discussions. Johnny's dad, Uncle Dick, was very serious about politics. There were high-level arguments going on. You had the feeling you were expected to know a lot." During his summers he became good friends with his first cousin Brice Lalonde, a future socialist and green party leader in France who ran for president of France in 1981.

Here is the Google Search where I found that. It's the FIRST link.


35 posted on 05/22/2004 3:15:28 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Wolverine
Wow. That covers just about everything. Thanks.

36 posted on 05/22/2004 3:44:03 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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