Skip to comments.Allen West Ends Myth Progressives Aren't Extreme
Posted on 04/12/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
Politics: The left had a fit of the vapors after GOP Rep. Allen West of Florida insinuated that there were boatloads of communists in Congress among Democrats. Well, maybe not, but where there's smoke, there's fire.
Speaking before a town hall in Jensen Beach, Fla., the popular congressman said: "I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the communist party."
A staffer later explained that he was referring to the far-left congressional Progressive Caucus, all of whose members have truly radical pasts.
West's statement ignited a firestorm. How dare he suggest that any of us could possibly be communist?
"Calling fellow members of Congress 'communists' is reminiscent of the days when Joe McCarthy divided Americans with name-calling and modern-day witch hunts," huffed the congressional Progressive Caucus.
Oh, please. Actual party members? Maybe not. But the Caucus is up to its ears in far-left, and yes, genuinely communist politics, feeding off its agenda and belonging to its groups and allies. They know that nobody wants to live under communism, so they mask that extreme agenda as mainstream Democratic Party politics.
Members of the Progressive Caucus have in fact been members or close allies to the hardest of hard-core Marxist groups, from the Democratic Socialists of America, to the New Party, the Committees of Correspondence, and yes, the Communist Party USA itself.
All of these seek to destroy private property, seize the means of production and turn America into a vast prison using democratic institutions to destroy the system from within, just as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Chile's Salvador Allende did to destroy democracy in their countries. Take a look at the backgrounds some of the eminentos of the Progressive Caucus:
(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...
That myth should have been ended a long time ago—approximately 1917 or even circa 1789.
They are F*cking Communist B*stards! NO PC DODGE OR WORD GAME PLAY
Actually West himself explained it in the very next sentence at the time. Unfortunately the rest of the media had an attack of the vapors and fainted before they heard his entire statement. So that's where the narrative ends now.
Which Progressive policies do Communists disagree with?
” - - - A staffer later explained that he was referring to the far-left congressional Progressive Caucus, all of whose members have truly radical pasts.”
Please post a list on this thread of the above “public servants.”
BTW, since we all pay for all of their salaries, we should at least know who they all are.
Melvin Watt, C-NC is one.
List from 2010
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William Lacy Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)
“From each according to his ability to each according to his need,” was how Marx put it. Which aspect of this is not Progressive or Obama?
Communists, islamists, liars and/or idiots: The Democrat Party complete.
The usual suspects. Not too many surprises, I imagine.
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, Hopewell Township)
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
Donald M. Payne (NJ-10) - Died in March 2012
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
Good for West. Lets start calling these dims out for what they are.
No more hiding in the dark for them. Shine a light and watch them scurry.
They say that like it's a bad thing.
That's how I would deal with 'em.
If we later learned that the Progressives were indeed commies we could take them back to the 1500 mile marker and let them walk again.
If I was emperor for a day all the prisons would be emptied ... they'd all be sent to an appropriate mile marker in the Aleutians and told to walk/swim home. The few that did make it back to the mainland would behave themselves for the rest of their days, and taxpayers wouldn't be out a single dime for incarceration.
Don’t ever forget that the people who vote this scum into legislative offices are Communists too. Yes, our neighbors are supporters of the Communist Party!
Ever thought about that aspect of the situation before?
Thanks to both of you for the complete lists.
In return, I will give y’all some food for thought as follows:
A dictator, such as Obama, only has the power that the people give him.
Currently, at least 40 % of American voters are gladly willing to give Obama the necessary power to continue his dictatorship.
Dictator Obama has designed Obamacare to become active only AFTER he is re-elected, thus enabling THE NINE SUPREMES to delay ruling on the Constitutionality of the dictate of the individual mandate until Obama is once again the Illegal Foreign White House Occupier, (IFWHO).
The purpose of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is simple: 1.) Regulate; 2.) Control; and 3.) Destroy. By his own count he as achieved 60 % of his goals, according to the note he says he carries in his pocket.
Obamas obvious deep hatred of America could have only come from his childhood.
Since there are no known networks of childhood friends from Obamas past, Obama was probably a member of a Marxist sleeper cell funded by wealthy men with a Marxist view of the World.
The lack of credible evidence that has NOT been forged requires a long-term, highly skilled and well-funded support group.
Who the key members of Obamas probable support group and probable sleeper cell were and are is well known to the CIA and the FBI.
Will the Citizen Journalists such as Breitbart Editor Joel Pollack be able to out-spy these two tax-funded spy entities?
BTW, forget about the LAM, (Liberal Agenda Media), as they are saving their notes to write their tell-all Obama books after Obama has SAFELY retired back home in Kenya.
BTW, BTW, to all the doubters of the above speculation: what does your gut tell you?
” Yes, our neighbors are supporters of the Communist Party!
Ever thought about that aspect of the situation before?”
Yes, I have thought about it more than I care to mention.
The stupid SOB’s !
Too bad Allen West didn't mention that Obamarx is among the list. From a couple of links discovered during the 2008 campaign......
Towards the bottom of the page, under "Chicago New Party Update" you'll see
"Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat."
I also held on to a WaybackMachine link from '96 that showed Obamarx ran as a NP candidate when he ran for the IL Senate, but they don't seem to have that accessible any more. But I saved the money quote from that link....
October 1996 Update:
Running to Win: The Key Races
Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).
Here's the link in case the page comes back some day.
I am hoping against hope that Allen West gets the phonecall to be VP. Nobody, and I mean nobody, puts the smack on the leftists idiots like he does.
Bring back Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Martin Dies, Hamilton Fish, Robert Stripling and all the other brave and zealous commie-fighters. They exposed the communist bastards in the 20s through 50s before the communist bastards introduced PC and made communism just another “alternative lifestyle” about which we can’t be judgmental. We need heroes like those me to root out this scourge in America that seeks to destroy us (and is doing a pretty good job of it).
When you are directly over the target and hitting it? Well we all know the rest of this analogy.
Please God make Mr West no less than our VP candidate.
You will find all kinds of information on these marxists at www.keywiki.org, search by name and “Democratic Socialists of America”, as well.
Also, you will see the new book written by Trevor Loudon which includes a lot of information on these members of Congress revealing their communist/marxist affiliations.
There are a few old reds in Congress who might be covert members of the Communist Party USA (more likely were in the past), including John Conyers. (Past CPers or hardcore supporters included George Crockett Jr, reportedly Bella Abzug and Shirley Chisholm - evidence not available to the public according to an internal security specialist; Ted Weiss; Hugh DeLacy;the Burton brothers; Don Edwards; Charles O. Porter; Vito Marcantonio; Augustus Hawkins and Parren Mitchell. Ron Dellums was a DSAer, one of the earlier one. His aide, Barbara Lee, is now a member of Congress.
Sen. Alan Cranston was suspected of not only ties to the CPUSA but to Soviet operatives in the Institute for Pacific Relations (and an old CPUSA/Soviet spy ring in the Office of War Information).
The earliest Soviet agent in congress was Rep. Dickstein, bought and paid for by the NKVD :(See: The Haunted Wood, Weinstein and Vassiliev).
Lots more that have never been exposed.
The Verona files proved that Joe McCarthy was right, commie.
List from 2010
There is nothing Honorable about being a communist in the House Of Representatives. So 78 in the House 20 in the Senate and One in the White House no maybe two or three depends if Hilary and Van Jones are there!
Oh, wait -- he wasn't a citizen, that's right.
He was a member of the Communist Parties of Kenya and Indonesia (PKI) instead, I suppose.
I've got a hunch that Mommie was a Commie 'cause her dad was KGB.
I share your enthusiasm for West, but I hope he doesn't get the call.
By tradition and the workings of politics, the VP candidate is always the thrall of the presidential candidate. Only one has even threatened to "go rogue".
That, and prolonged exposure to the Willard fumes, would ruin West -- or ruin his appetite for politics.
Which is exaclty how Alinsky would have a commie respond - belittle and marginalize the enemy so you can be hidden in plain sight.
A queer, a Communist, and a Liar walk into a bar -the Bartender says Good afternoon Mr.President-How did he know
it was the Democrats President Obama?
If Leon Pannetta was closely connected to card carrying communists, it is in no way deluded to say that we have about 80 communists in the House.
And now Neon Leon is head of the CIA. Then we have Obamas open mike NATO ARMS CONFERENCE blooper ( Wait until I am reelected and then I can really sell out the USA!). Who in all hell is asleep at the switch?
Methinks the US COMMUNIST PARTY doth protest too much!
Just check this out:
Back in 1983 he (Pannetta) inserted a tribute into the Congressional Record, recognizing DeLacy and his wife Dorothy, another communist, for their commitment to social justice and resisting the dark forces of McCarthyism. The latter strongly indicates that Panetta was aware of their involvement in the communist cause and that not only did it not matter to him, it was evidence of their courage and bravery.
Trevor Loudon writes, The couple, Hugh DeLacy and his wife Dorothy Baskin DeLacy, both had long histories with the Communist Party USA and were very active in the Santa Cruz progressive movement that had helped nurture Congressman Panettas career. Phrases like social justice and dark forces of McCarthyism rolled from Rep. Panettas pen, in a piece that would not have been out of place in the Communist Partys Peoples Daily World.
He adds, The DeLacys were not merely Panettas constituentsthey were close personal friends. Hugh DeLacy was also a longtime correspondent, with whom Panetta regularly discussed defense and foreign policy issues.
In addition to this evidence, we have congressional hearings, information about a communist cell active in Santa Cruz, and Panettas own record as a member of Congress, where he fought during the 1980s to protect communist advances in such countries as Nicaragua and Grenada and worked feverishly to undermine President Reagans anti-communist foreign policy and military defense build-up. Incidentally, back then Panetta was a foe of CIA covert action to protect Americas vital interests, which makes Obamas selection of him as CIA director even more interesting.
DeLacy was not only a prominent member of the Communist Party USA, but also a personal contact of identified Soviet spies Solomon Adler and Frank Coe and accused spy John Stewart Service.
Courtesy Freeper Fred Nerks:
Panetta’s name used to be on the masthead of the stationery of the Institute for Policy Studies, a Communist front group. I don’t know if he still is.
I don’t know and that is a darned good question. The Dunhams, Frank Marshall, the Ayers’ and the Jarrets too.
Panetta is no longer with the CIA. He’s the Sec. Def. now.
There is a shocker. < /sarc>
The term : “Leftist Extremeist” should accompany the name of every leftist we face:
You can continue with your favorites:
Sorry to be behind. A divorce and an international move have a way of putting one out of touch.
Its much worse than I thought with Panetta as Sec. Def.
Thanks for correcting me Tiger.A divorce and an international move over his last year, had a way of putting me out of touch.
Its even worse than I thought with Panetta as Sec. Def.. He is positioned for Oblama to sell out the nation through destruction of our nukes.
Yes, Panetta has been shifted to Sec. Def. Pretty scary isn't it? Pretty useful to place a minion in as head of the top intelligence org and then make him head of the military no? His inside knowledge and connections must be pretty extensive now.
NY, MA and CA lead with the most, who wooda ever thunk it? ;o)
Panetta is no longer DCI, but moved to DOD when Gen. Petraeus took over as DCI at CIA. It was a few months ago.
Illinois is right behind them. I’m stuned!!