Skip to comments.Jan Schakowsky – Yet Another Socialist (Marxist) in Congress
Posted on 08/17/2010 7:54:00 AM PDT by unspun
Several current or recent members of Congress, including Neil Abercrombie, Mary Jo Kilroy, Jerry Nadler and Bob Filner have close ties to America's largest marxist organization, Democratic Socialists of America.
Another to add to the growing list is Jan Schakowsky.
The Illinois Democrat, a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee since the 1970s.
Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader named Eliseo Medina.
A lifelong socialist, Medina is today executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union and an honorary chair of Democratic Socialists of America.
Medina and Schakowsky crossed paths again at Chicago D.S.A.'s 2004 Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner.
Eliseo Medina was honored for his union work at the dinner while Jan Schakowsky was keynote speaker.
From Chicago DSA's New Ground:
Carl Shier introduced the second honoree, SEIU Executive Vice President Eliseo Medina. Shier first met Medina when Medina was a young man sent to Chicago by Cesar Chavez to organize the UFW's grape boycott in Chicago on $5 dollars a week. Medina worked miracles (including roping young suburban women like Jan Schakowsky into the effort).When Jan Schakowsky ran for Congress in 1998 she was endorsed by Chicago D.S.A. - as was full fledged D.S.A. member and currently serving Democratic Congressman Danny Davis.
Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District
Jan Schakowsky is running for Sid Yates old position. Like Danny Davis, she's an old friend of DSA and a real fighter.
Jan Schakowsky was herself honored at Chicago D.S.A's May 2000 Dinner, for her "work in Congress and the community." Schakowsky received her award from no less a dignitary than Chicago D.S.A. icon, the since deceased Carl Marx Shier.
In your early days as a consumer advocate, you began the fight for freshness dates on products sold in supermarkets. As Program Director of Illinois Public Action, you fought for energy reform and stronger protection from toxic chemicals. As Executive Director of the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens, you helped organize across the state for universal and comprehensive health care, for lowering the cost of prescription drugs, for financial protection for spouses of residents in nursing homes.
As an Illinois State Representative, you served your constituency well for four terms. You were an outstanding Chair of the Labor and Commerce Committee. You served on the Human Services, Appropriation, Health Care, and Electric Deregulation Committees. You were a Democratic Party Floor Leader and served as Secretary of the Conference of Women Legislators.
Your dedication to the people was rewarded by a great grassroots campaign, with hundreds of street volunteers, when you chose to run for the United States House of Representatives. Your first term in Congress has been outstanding. You have been an outstanding voice for seniors, labor union members, women and children. You have continued your advocacy of universal health care through your membership on the Health Care and Medicare Task Forces. Through your work, you were appointed to a leadership whip position.
Your work and your life honors the memory of Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington and continues their legacy of struggle for social justice.
For your dedication to the fight for a just society, the Debs - Thomas - Harrington Dinner Committee hereby presents to you its annual award on this 5th day of May, 2000.
Jan Schakowsky also attended the The 35th Annual Eugene V. Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner on May 7th 1993.
In 2002 Schakowsky showed Chicago D.S.A. some love, with this paid ad in that years Debs Dinner program.Jan Schakowsky has been one Congresss' most loyal and consistent Barack Obama supporters. Unsurprizing perhaps as President Obama also has a long history with Democratic Socialists of America.
At the 2004 46th Annual Eugene V Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner in Chicago, Jan Schakowsky told the story of a meeting in Washington with U.S. president George Bush.
The Congressional Black Caucus had demanded a meeting with President Bush to discuss the situation in Haiti.
Schakowsky had also been invited because of her strong interest in the issue.
According to Chicago D.S.A'.s New Ground:
Bush finally, at the insistence of caucus members, made it to this meeting and spent enough time to display his ignorance of the issue. He noticed Jan, a lone white face, and seemed to "jump back" when he saw her button. Osama? No, Mr. President. Barack Obama, and you'll be hearing from him when he becomes the Senator from Illinois.
That's what socialism's all about, helping each other out and sticking together.
Trevor Loudon, top researcher of the global neo-Marxist movement, administrates KeyWiki and NewZeal.
His Obama Files articles are listed at NewZeal.
Jan Schakowsky (CD-9) and Melissa Bean (CD-8) who worked with a thug intimidator, in last weekend's Town Hall Meeting:
Bringing the total number to somewhere around 300?
Only communists or idiots in the democrat Party. There is NO third possibility.
I wonder where the national press is on Bean’s NAZI brown shirt tactics? They’re so quick to label everything else, he’s a great lead in on their nightly BS report.
After the utter and abject failures of the USSR and PRC, and the messes in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Cuba, among others; coupled with the various debt-ridden basket cases in Europe sliding down the chute, it takes a very peculiar and determined variety of ignorant pig-headedness to embrace socialism.
Still, Obama and his ideological peers are absolutely intent on sending us all down this trail that leads nowhere.
It leads to poverty, subjugation and eventually...Revolution! The word is UTOPIA...which means nowhere.
The new Marxism is democratic socialism.
We’ve seen Schakowsky on video cheering about bankrupting the health insurance industry, so this additional research comes as no surprise to me.
World net Daily has a list of 70 Socialista in the House of Representatives.
Democratic socialism is an oxymoron. Much like the former name for East Germany: Deutschland Democratic Republic. Socialism may be introduced through Democratic means but it must be sustained through authoritarian means.
Shitcago (a popular reference to the city by the Police who work it and know it, and the citizens who fear for their safety) is loaded with communists/marxists/socialists/DEMOCRATS. It's WAR between them and we citizens who contribute, believe in the Constitution, freedom and liberty. Down with these smarmy types like Schakowsky and Melissa Bean, JUST TO NAME A FEW.
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE THUG IN THIS VIDEO WHO SUPPOSEDLY WORKS FOR THE LIBRARY? I WOULD HAVE STOOD UP AND TOLD THAT GUY TO BACK IT UP AND MOVE AWAY. WHAT WERE THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE DOING WHILE THIS WAS GOING ON? MY GOD, PEOPLE, HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOURSELVES AND STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT. DON'T TAKE THE CRAP...SLAP IT BACK.
However, little do they know we never saw true communism being practiced because it's not possible. It turns into the forms we have seen because of mans greed. NOBODY will take only what he needs and nobody who is wealthy will ever submit to the rule of the people and damn it why should they if they earned it?
Look at Russia, how is it that so many billionaires showed up over night when she fell? They with in with the government. This is how it's getting here. Government is starting to be a means for jobs, stability, wealth, power and so on.
People in America have no clue what socialism and communism really is. I would be willing to bet that most have never read the Communist Manifesto or even heard of Friedrich Engels, Marx's pal.