Skip to comments.FLYING THEIR POLITICAL COLORS
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.
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.
Note the rare and endangered lesbo Elephant Seal in the bottom upright in the E in as they miss spell Pelosit.
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.
I'd love too, but here in New Hampshire, we have a critical shortage of RATS. (SOB!)
Ok. So we will!
Socialist Pelosi --Understanding the Flag of National Socialists of Germany........
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.