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FLYING THEIR POLITICAL COLORS
Fiedor Report On the News #296 ^ | 11-17-02 | Doug Fiedor

Posted on 11/16/2002 11:34:24 AM PST by forest

Last Thursday, House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Minority Leader. Pelosi won the minority leader position on a 177-29 vote.

That is, only 29 House Democrats voted against her. Clearly, 177 agree with her positions. This is a very important point. Because, now we can define, specifically, what the House Democrats are and what they stand for.

Money is the life-blood of politics. Like Hillary in the Senate, Pelosi capitalized on that. In so doing, Pelosi bought her position within the Democratic Party. According to Opensecrets.org(1), Pelosi set up her own PAC and quickly became a major campaign contributor to other candidates. Just through her PAC alone, she donated more than $1-million to other Democrats. She also gave another $200,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which is the House Democrats' main fund-raising arm.

All that is legal, in a perverted Washington sort of way, so let's pass on that for now. This story gets much better.

Pelosi is also an officer in yet another group of interest: The Congressional Progressive Caucus(2). Fifty-some members of the House also belong to the Progressive Caucus and herein is part of what drives and defines the Democratic Party.

The Progressive Caucus is actually a part of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Their web page was even hosted by DSA till we (and others) exposed them a few years ago(3). There is still a copy available, too(4). Currently, their web page is hosted by the avowed socialist Rep. from Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

According to them: "DSA is the largest US affiliate of the Socialist International (SI), the worldwide organization of 140 socialist, social democratic and labor parties. The SI has the distinction of being the largest political organization in the world."

Some folks might correctly remember that the SI membership included well known politicians like Josef Stalin, Friedrich Engels, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky. That probably explains why so many of the planks of the Communist Manifesto(5) are included in the Democratic Party's platform and are the expressed goals of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Again, they prove that with their own words. The think tank of the Progressive Caucus is The Progressive Challenge -- The Institute for Policy Studies(6). The progressive Challenge bills itself as: "Linking grassroots activists, scholars, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus toward a multi-issue movement for fairness and justice for all." It is also part of the DSA.

As their introduction states: "The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Institute for Policy Studies and countless national and community organizations and citizens around the country have been fighting tirelessly for a Fairness Agenda for America -- for a redirecting of national priorities toward fairness and economic justice." Their "Fairness Agenda" comes as close to calling for the implication of all planks of the Communist Manifesto (those not already written into law) as they dare at the moment.

The Progressive Caucus and Progress Challenge support the Transnational Institute(7), which has yet another interesting take on socialism in the United States.

Among Nancy Pelosi's ideological views are everything one would expect from a socialist activist. She favors "abortion" at birth, a higher minimum-wage and higher CAFE standards but has opposed tax cuts of nearly every kind. She also opposed trade promotion authority, even though the California economy thrives on exports. Clearly, she is far to the left of 90% of the American population, which means this is going to be a very interesting two years to watch.

Now . . . here's where the fun comes in: Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected to the leadership of the Democratic Party in the House. Which means, she was put forth by the membership to represent their ideology. We should remember that and depict her ideals and antics as representative of the Party as a whole.

Therefore, if once a month everyone reading this newsletter picked just one little aspect of any of her many deviations from her oath of office to support the Constitution as written and fired off a short letter to their local newspaper editor, the results would be phenomenal by 2004.

Clearly, this action by the House Democrats has given Republicans a great leg up in the next election. Still, we should all help spread the word to others who may not be paying close attention.

Meanwhile, thank your local Democrat. We greatly appreciate them finally marching under their correct colors.

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1. <http://www.opensecrets.org/alerts/v6/alertv6_65.asp>

2. <http://bernie.house.gov/pc/>

3.<http://209.15.142.23/reports/headsup/hu85.htm>

4. <http://www.speakeasy.org/~dervish/members_of_the_progressive_caucus.htm>

5. <http://csf.colorado.edu/psn/marx/Archive/1848-CM/>

6. <http://www.ips-dc.org/netprogress/>

7. <http://www.tni.org/>

 

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House Democrats elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as House Minority Leader on a 177-29 vote.This is a very important point. Because, now we can define, specifically, what the House Democrats are and what they stand for.

Money is the life-blood of politics.

Pelosi is one of 50 some members of Congress that belong to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which is a part of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)and the Socialist International (SI). SI membership included Stalin, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. That probably explains why so many of the planks of the Communist Manifesto(5) are included in the Democratic Party's platform and are the expressed goals of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. They prove that with their own words.

The Progressive Caucus and Progress Challenge support the Transnational Institute, which is more Socialism.

Pelosi was put forth by the membership to represent their ideology. Therefore, if once a month everyone reading this newsletter picked just one little aspect of any of her many deviations from her oath of office to support the Constitution as written and fired off a short letter to their local newspaper editor, the results would be phenomenal by 2004.

1 posted on 11/16/2002 11:34:24 AM PST by forest
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To: forest
What an interesting week. First Michael Jackson removes his mask, shocking onlookers with the ruined visage of his true face.

Then the Democrats elect socialist Pelosi as their leader.

Same thing.
2 posted on 11/16/2002 11:59:13 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: forest; Liz; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Shermy; SierraWasp; NormsRevenge
To celebrate Pelosi being the first whip in the house. The lesbos of Western Marin spell out Pelosi in the nude and miss spell it.

Note the rare and endangered lesbo Elephant Seal in the bottom upright in the E in as they miss spell Pelosit.

3 posted on 11/16/2002 12:05:41 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: forest
bump
4 posted on 11/16/2002 12:06:10 PM PST by Sam Cree
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To: forest
It is going to be great watching them go down the path to destruction. Also, I know a lot of union men who don't buy into that liberal bs. Go Pelosi!
6 posted on 11/16/2002 12:22:04 PM PST by Piquaboy
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To: forest
Some folks might correctly remember that the SI membership included well known politicians like Josef Stalin, Friedrich Engels, V.I. Lenin, and Leon Trotsky. That probably explains why so many of the planks of the Communist Manifesto(5) are included in the Democratic Party's platform and are the expressed goals of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Not quite accurate. The Social Democrats are the Second International and afilliated with the Euro-left. The Communitst Party of the Soviet Union was the Third International. Trotsky founded the Fourth International. The First International was crushed back in the 19th century.

The Second International survives because its less revolutionary approach seems less threatening.

7 posted on 11/16/2002 12:24:49 PM PST by Salman
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To: forest
Did the Dems really have any choice? It was either show their true leftist colors, or fake "centrism" for the next two years.
With the exception of congenital liars (Billy boy), ordinary mortals can't pull that off.
8 posted on 11/16/2002 12:56:32 PM PST by ricpic
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To: Salman
well done.
9 posted on 11/16/2002 12:57:49 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: forest
Excellent post. Fiedor hits the nail on the head, and there's nothing like hyperlinked footnotes to add verifiable credibility to a well-researched article.
10 posted on 11/16/2002 1:09:11 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: Grampa Dave
Nice shots... for "2PAC" Pelosi, nothing is too good. Furrr FReedom ;-)

How many of 'em are members of PETAs, I wonder :-?
11 posted on 11/16/2002 2:08:13 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: forest
You might also look at the official filings that Congressmen must fill out. Since exact amounts are not required we are only able to guess at her true worth but it is at least 20 million and if you take mid-point numbers she is worth well above 100 million USD.
12 posted on 11/16/2002 2:15:18 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Excellent observation.
13 posted on 11/16/2002 2:15:34 PM PST by forest
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To: forest
I prefer the optimist road, as in, there are 29 House Democrats that are dissatisfied. Perhaps they will walk toward the light and make their constituents proud. As for the rest, they deserve what is coming.
14 posted on 11/16/2002 2:25:38 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness
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To: forest
"Meanwhile, thank your local Democrat."

I'd love too, but here in New Hampshire, we have a critical shortage of RATS. (SOB!)

15 posted on 11/16/2002 2:31:53 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Salman
Comintern Bump, Stalin's old organization controled the 2nd international as well as the 3rd. In the end Kautsky lost the argument.
16 posted on 11/16/2002 2:50:51 PM PST by Cacique
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To: forest
Democrats flying that flag is the best thing that could happen to the Republicans.
The elderly vote they now have are belong to us.
The elderly in America knows what it means.
All we have to do is pass the word.

Ok. So we will!

Socialist Pelosi --Understanding the Flag of National Socialists of Germany........

17 posted on 11/16/2002 2:55:48 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
How did she acquire her fortune?
18 posted on 11/16/2002 3:00:37 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: Grampa Dave
I believe that one of them is Rosie O'Shamu!
19 posted on 11/16/2002 3:02:38 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
How did she acquire her fortune?

That is not included in the filings but she gets over a million a year in RENT and owns a vineyard worth at least 5 million.

20 posted on 11/16/2002 3:05:10 PM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon
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To: HoustonCurmudgeon
That is not included in the filings but she gets over a million a year in RENT and owns a vineyard worth at least 5 million.

So why hasn't she shared HER wealth yet? Isn't that what Socialists believe? Or do they only believe it applies to the working class "jews?"

21 posted on 11/16/2002 3:15:56 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: concerned about politics
Are you trying to get this thread pulled or just acting foolish?

Was my writing so bad that you missed the whole point of the article?

Evidently.

22 posted on 11/16/2002 3:27:55 PM PST by Doug Fiedor
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To: Doug Fiedor
Are you trying to get this thread pulled or just acting foolish?

None of the above. That's what socialist means. I looked up the Socialist "colors" and this is what the search engine gave me. The German version of the Socialist flag.
In my opinion, that's the most important part.
How much she makes, to me , is a smaller issue. :-P

23 posted on 11/16/2002 3:35:36 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Cacique
Comintern Bump, Stalin's old organization controled the 2nd international as well as the 3rd. In the end Kautsky lost the argument.

Not precisely. In non-Communist countries, Stalin worked with "useful idiots" including Social Democrats or whoever could be dragooned to support the Comintern party line at any given point, including Nazis.

Within the Soviet Union all non-Stalinists were ruthlessly supressed, along with Trotskyites and other "deviationists". The varieties of socialism were tolerated where necessary outside the Soviet Union. Within, there was just the one.

What you don't seem to realize is that otherwise normal people fell in love with Josef Stalin. It was a truly pathological abusive relationship.

24 posted on 11/16/2002 3:43:30 PM PST by Salman
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To: Redleg Duke
Gee, Maybe I could send you some Graycrats from California. How many 100's of thousands could you use? There are plenty in LA.
25 posted on 11/16/2002 4:29:17 PM PST by forest
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Wouldn't it be great if a few of the Senate Demos walked over to the Republicans? That margin would be glory.
26 posted on 11/16/2002 4:31:40 PM PST by forest
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To: forest
Wouldn't it be great if a few of the Senate Demos walked over to the Republicans? That margin would be glory.

They may be thinking about it. I suppose there may be a few who aren't socialists. This may have opened their eyes. Let's hope they do the right thing and bail from the sinking ship while they still have the chance.

27 posted on 11/16/2002 4:48:05 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: forest
This is a very important point. Because, now we can define, specifically, what the House Democrats are and what they stand for

Since the individual votes were neither recorded nor published just how do you plan to do that?

28 posted on 11/16/2002 4:54:35 PM PST by Amerigomag
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To: Doug Fiedor
Was my writing so bad that you missed the whole point of the article?

Here's a post from Dummies at DU.com Inc.....

My Political Asylum Request Under Consideration in Deutschland

I received a Welcome E-Mail from the Chairman of the SPD Party Chairman Gerhard Schroeder expressing thanks for my showing interest in his country. He is the current Chairman of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, the German social Democratic Party.

He continues, The SPD party has always been a party which looks beyond its borders for friendly relations and is committed to peace throughout the world and to peaceful co-existence of all peoples.

He also comments that the SPD Partei has concluded a coxistence pact with the Green Party by a vote of 523 votes FOR and 1 opposing and one abstension, This makes them the ruling party in Germany because of their unity of both parties serving Der Faterland.

One thing is he did not comment on my present ability in the use of the German language. I have extensive well known relatives there and I at least will be able to brush up on the nitty gritty of not using offensive American terms that are really not popular to Europeans. It will take me a year or more to sever relations with accounts I now have but I have already established contacts in Austria and Germany.

An encouraging note for DUers is that the Green Party and the SPD Partei in Germany are able to work together and complement each other rather than be divided.Now they both serve Germany with a high interest in the working class.

I won't be able to continue to call some repuklicrats NAZIS anymore. Das ist Verboten in Deutchland.

Here for referance

29 posted on 11/16/2002 4:58:01 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Redleg Duke
but here in New Hampshire, we have a critical shortage of RATS. (SOB!)

You can have some of ours! (in MA)

30 posted on 11/16/2002 6:54:49 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: forest
LooNey LeFt
http://www.looneyleft.com
31 posted on 11/16/2002 7:42:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Grampa Dave
Well... Why don'tcha just go ahead and peace on Pelosi? Are ya fraid it'd be like a cow peacin on a flat rock?

You sure do sound peaced off! Were you pointin out the left "E," or the right "E"?

32 posted on 11/16/2002 8:15:06 PM PST by SierraWasp
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To: sheik yerbouty
I believe that one of them is Rosie O'Shamu!

ya may be off by a couple o' tons,
good call though!
33 posted on 11/16/2002 10:36:01 PM PST by herewego
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To: SuziQ
When you approach the border, that emplacement that looks like a gun emplacement? It is! :-)
34 posted on 11/17/2002 4:17:56 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: forest
When something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Are we witnessing the self-emolation of the Democratic Party or are we being faced with a reality where almost half of our population have become avowed socialists instead of closet socialists?

The queers came out of the closet; why not the Democrats?

35 posted on 11/17/2002 4:54:33 AM PST by B. A. Conservative
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To: SierraWasp
Before Jim Robinson removed the Thread/picture, you could have looked at the picture and seen the rare and stranded Lesbo Elephant Seal without any directions from me. The seal obvious had her winter blubber on for the winter.

I have a hard time deciding if I detest Pelosi or Thompson worse!
36 posted on 11/17/2002 5:00:11 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: small voice in the wilderness
"optimist road"

I agree! The statement: "far to the left of 90% of the American population" is marvelous.

I'm hoping her radical SF politics will disgust even left leaning Californians - thereby allowing another person to fill the void she will leave.

This state is moving right - not as quickly as I'd like, but families with young children are disgusted with the homosexual agenda put forth in our schools which is supported and defended by the dems/libs. To have a democrat spokesperson in Congress who supports this agenda will most certainly have an effect on the rest of California.

I'm counting on her radical viewpoints to help California elect more repubs in 2004. We gained a few in the statehouse which we're hoping will help us keep the dems from increasing taxes on everything that doesn't move and a few things that do.
37 posted on 11/17/2002 7:01:46 AM PST by CyberAnt
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To: Grampa Dave
"I have a hard time deciding if I detest Pelosi or Thompson worse!"

In my case, it's a troika of contempt, because I include George Miller, who "W" calls "El Whorehay Grande!"

38 posted on 11/17/2002 9:00:11 AM PST by SierraWasp
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To: SierraWasp
True hell would be having to spend eternity listening to Pelosi, Thompson and Miller!
39 posted on 11/17/2002 9:58:53 AM PST by Grampa Dave
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To: B. A. Conservative
It greatly bothers me that you may be much too correct. I have personally be the target of the assault.
40 posted on 11/17/2002 10:39:41 AM PST by forest
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To: Amerigomag
Read the main post. They belong to the socialist organizations. The links are at the end of the post.
41 posted on 11/17/2002 10:42:32 AM PST by forest
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To: concerned about politics
You bring up a good point. Liberals have successfully spun the historical fiction that the Nazi's where "conservative", when, in fact, The German Nazi Party was pure Socialism in action --- with some quirky racism thrown in. It did NOT kill more people than its more commonly-accepted-as-being-leftist neighbor, the Soviet Union --- it only did so in a more openly racist way.

Hitler, Stalin, Mao... all had one thing in common: love of Socialist Government.
42 posted on 11/17/2002 10:44:27 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Cindy
Very good. 8<))
43 posted on 11/17/2002 10:45:13 AM PST by forest
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To: SierraWasp
Hey, there. Take that stuff out to the alley. We don't need it here.
44 posted on 11/17/2002 10:46:47 AM PST by forest
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To: forest
Bump
45 posted on 11/17/2002 10:53:45 AM PST by paul51
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To: CyberAnt
I certainly hope you are correct in hoping parents will become disenchanted with the Democrats supporting their liberal homosexual line. I am a retired teacher that spent lots of time substituting. I hereby attest that the queers have an agenda and are showing their force to the school administration. I also state that the average school administration and faculty lean dangerously toward Socialism. It is no small wonder that home schooling is on the rise.
46 posted on 11/17/2002 10:55:21 AM PST by forest
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To: forest
"disenchanted ... with homosexual agenda"

I can tell you from fact, there are more and more homeschoolers in CA than most places, just because of this agenda. In fact, the state tried to shut it down by telling parents they were breaking the law by not allowing their children to go to school, but it didn't work. A State legislator stepped up to shut down the threat (which is all it was). There is no law being broken here. It was just the school districts were having a fit because so many children were leaving the school and it was lowering their funds.

More and more privatly funded schools are springing up all over San Diego County. It's great!!
47 posted on 11/17/2002 3:36:16 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: Salman
What you don't seem to realize is that otherwise normal people fell in love with Josef Stalin. It was a truly pathological abusive relationship.

Gee, and isn't that what we have in this country with Klintoon's kneepadders?

48 posted on 11/17/2002 3:55:33 PM PST by angry elephant
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