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  • Soros Bands With Donors To Resist Trump And 'Take Back Power'

    11/14/2016 4:31:44 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 14 Nov 2016
    George Soros and other rich liberals who spent tens of millions of dollars trying to elect Hillary Clinton are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed door meeting to retool the big-money left to fight back against Donald Trump. The conference, which kicked off Sunday night at Washington’s pricey Mandarin Oriental hotel, is sponsored by the influential Democracy Alliance donor club, and will include appearances by leaders of most leading unions and liberal groups, as well as darlings of the left such as House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Keith Ellison, according to...
  • Pelosi to reporter: Do not identify my former colleague as my former colleague!

    07/22/2013 1:29:35 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | July 20, 2013 01:48 PM | Doug Powers
    Nancy Pelosi has been quiet about accusations against former House member and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. But at least the House Minority Leader is being helpful enough to give reporters instructions about how to explain her past working relationship with Filner: Don’t: Democrats who accused Republicans of being anti-women during last year’s campaign are strangely silent now that one of their own — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner — is accused of groping and sexually assaulting women. “Don’t identify him as my former colleague,” an agitated House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly said Thursday night when asked about the...
  • Allen West and His Critics: About those "78 to 81" congressional Democrats who are "communists."

    05/05/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.4.12 | Paul Kengor
    Congressman Allen West is being hammered for his comments alleging that certain Democratic members of Congress are communists. It's the kind of accusation (West is not backing down) that sets liberals seething in rage. An even worse sin was that West dared to quantify his accusation, attaching a number to the alleged Reds. He said there are "78 to 81" Congressional Democrats who are communists. Naturally, all of this is a huge no-no, reflexively sending liberals into fits and shouts of "McCarthyism!" I want to say three things relating to West's remarks: First, some criticism of West's critics. Second, a...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • CNN Anchor Has Testy Exchange With Allen West Over Communist Remarks: ‘Name Names’

    04/19/2012 12:00:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/19/2012 | J.M. Seidl
    Allen West’s comments that there are nearly 80 Communists in the House just won’t go away. And CNN is making sure of that. CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he “name names.” From the beginning, O’Brien was combative, vehemently disagreeing with Allen West regarding Ted Nugent’s controversial recent comments. Then they turned to West’s own remarks. After playing the clip, O’Brien asked him about it, and West said that Communists have “renamed themselves progressive” but the ideology has stayed the same. Mediaite picks it...
  • Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right?

    04/15/2012 9:23:18 AM PDT · by DBeers · 63 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | Saturday, 14 April 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    Rep. Allen West Says There Are Communists in Congress; Is He Right? At a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida, on April 10, Tea Party favorite Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) informed the audience that there are Communists in Congress. In response to the question “What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists, Internationalists, or Socialists?” West claimed that there are: “78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist party.”   When asked if they hide it, West responded, “No, they actually don’t hide it, it’s called the Congressional...
  • Breitbart Disciple Exposes Red Influence in Congress

    04/15/2012 7:35:21 AM PDT · by radioone · 18 replies
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 4-12-12 | Cliff Kincaid
    Rep. Allen West’s comments about alleged communists in Congress have led to what West calls “A lot of buzz and inaccurate reporting” in the media. Some reporters have nitpicked West on whether he has concrete proof of actual card-carrying members of the Communist Party USA in the Congress. Politico called him a McCarthyite and actually quoted a spokesman for the Communist Party as saying that West didn’t know what he was talking about. But the alternative media, led by www.rebelpundit.com, have been covering the story of how the international communist movement, responsible for about one hundred million dead, is very...
  • Allen West versus the Communists - A new adventure in creative editing.

    04/11/2012 6:02:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/11/2012 | John Hayward
    Oh, my gosh, did you hear that Rep. Allen West claims there are seventy or eighty card-carrying members of the Communist Party serving as Democrats in Congress? The House Un-American Activities Committee must be re-opening for business! That’s the headline you’ll see all over the left side of the blogosphere. And it’s got to be true, because they’ve got video! Here’s a clip of West (R-FL) speaking at a town hall meeting in Jensen Beach on Tuesday: Except all of these video clips are very carefully edited to cut out the next thing West said. Here is the quote in...
  • Rep. Allen West: 80 Communist Party Members In U.S. House

    04/11/2012 11:11:18 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 78 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 11, 2012
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It wasn’t quite Joseph McCarthy waving around papers claiming to know of communists in the federal government, but according to the Palm Beach Post, Congressman Allen West claims he “has heard” there are communists in the House of Representatives. According to the Post, West was talking to Jensen Beach voters this week when he said President Barack Obama was “scared” to have a discussion with him. West then said that “he’s heard” up to 80 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are Communist Party members, but declined to give the names of any of the alleged...
  • Residents vent their ire over economy at Pelosi, Lee in Oakland town hall

    08/18/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/17/2011 | Josh Richman
    They lined up dozens deep to tell of their economic struggles and to plead for help from the four Democrats lawmakers on the stage. A single mother laid off in 2009; an electrician who has worked only six of the past 24 months; a janitor locked out of her job over a medical-benefits dispute; and many more -- the frustration was palpable at the "Speak Out for Good Jobs Now!" town hall meeting that Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, hosted Tuesday night at Acts Full Gospel Church of God in Christ. Some of it was aimed squarely at House Minority Leader...
  • Eric Holder’s Hidden Agenda: The investigation isn’t about torture, but about transnationalism.

    08/29/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT · by thouworm · 55 replies · 1,691+ views
    Nice Deb; NRO ^ | 08-28-2009 | Andrew McCarthy
    "I believe the explanation lies in the Obama administration’s fondness for transnationalism, a doctrine of post-sovereign globalism in which America is seen as owing its principal allegiance to the international legal order rather than to our own Constitution and national interests. "Recall that the president chose to install former Yale Law School dean Harold Koh as his State Department’s legal adviser. Koh is the country’s leading proponent of transnationalism. He is now a major player in the administration’s deliberations over international law and cooperation. Naturally, membership in the International Criminal Court, which the United States has resisted joining, is high...
  • FIRST VOTE ON SPENDING CUTS

    01/06/2011 5:28:57 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 1-6-2011 | AJ
    Bill: Reducing the amount authorized for salaries and expenses of Member, committee, and leadership offices in 2011 and 2012 A vote on H Res 22 occurred today. This resolution cuts the government operating budget by 5% ($35 million) from their initial $700 million budget. Reducing this budget to $665 million for the year provides an average of $1.53 million for each member of Congress. That’s an average of $4,188.32 spent every single day, including holidays and recesses, for each member. H Res 22 passed with a vote of 410 Yea’s to 13 Nea’s; 11 members did not vote. The 13...
  • Ellison, Grijalva to lead progressives

    12/01/2010 8:40:49 PM PST · by freespirited · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/10 | Jonathan Allen
    Reps. Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva were elected co-chairmen of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Wednesday night, according to liberal lawmakers. Rep. Donna Edwards finished third in the three-way race for two spots. Grijalva, who represents a district in southwestern Arizona, was already a co-chairman of the caucus. Ellison, a Minnesotan, succeeds California Rep. Lynn Woolsey. Grijalva became a bit of a progressive icon in the stretch run before the mid-term election. Angry about Arizona's stiff new immigration crackdown law, Grijalva made himself a target for defeat by calling for an econimic boycott of his own home state. Hispanic colleagues and...
  • Soros Group Wants Obama to Rule by Executive Order

    11/09/2010 3:03:52 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 205 replies · 2+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 8, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    snip The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda. snip Demonstrating the close relationship between the DSA and the Progressive Caucus, two weeks ago WND reported the Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee was caught on tape meeting with DSA leaders to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans.
  • Progressive leaders back Clyburn over Hoyer for minority whip post

    11/09/2010 3:04:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/2010 | Russell Berman
    Both House leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are throwing their support behind Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) in his race against Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for minority whip. "I support Mr. Clyburn. They both have been effective leaders, but Jim Clyburn is our whip, and he’s been a good whip,” the co-chairwoman of the caucus, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), told The Hill. Woolsey said the group’s co-chairman, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), was also backing Clyburn, although the caucus as a whole was not taking a position in the intra-party battle. “We’ll be working it [for Clyburn], but not for the...
  • The Demise of One Man, One Vote

    10/30/2010 11:50:09 PM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2010 | Peter Raymond
    In yet another scheme to radically transform our country, progressives have quietly carried out their plan to incrementally disenfranchise citizens and grant extraordinary voting rights to non-citizens. This is accomplished by challenging requirements to prove citizenship when registering to vote and replacing the "one man, one vote" principle with proportional voting, a voting method promoted by the far-left Congressional Progressive Caucus as one of their progressive promises to America. A review of a recent lawsuit filed against the small Village of Port Chester in New York illustrates how the left's strategy to undermine the most fundamental tenet of a representative...
  • Democrats Are Determined To Destroy The Cosmetic Industry

    10/02/2010 9:57:04 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Noisyroom.net ^ | 10-1-2010 | AJ
    The Democratic Party and the Fascist-Marxist Tides Foundation have another industry in their cross-hairs; they want to destroy our Cosmetics Industry. The US personal care products industry includes about 800 companies, employs thousands of Americans and has combined annual revenue in the tens of billions of dollars, but the Democratic Party will soon put an end to that through legislation. H.R. 5786, “The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010,” as written, is not based on credible and established scientific principles, would put an enormous if not impossible burden on the FDA and would create a mammoth new regulatory structure for cosmetics,...
  • DC March 10.02.10 - Communists, Socialists & SEIU Unite

    09/18/2010 8:08:52 AM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2010 | J.B. Williams
    For years, we have been telling American citizens that the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA members joined forces in an operation known today as the Democratic Socialists of America. Instead of working outside the two party systems, they established DSAUSA to work inside the two party system. We have documented that both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus are legislative apparatuses of the Democratic Socialists of America, all of which is openly documented on the DSAUSA site. The communist are not coming folks, they are already here, and they are the most effective political juggernaut in...
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus (Missing)

    04/11/2010 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies · 1,222+ views
    House.gov Website ^ | 4-11-2010 | Texas Fossil
    They are exposed and running for cover. Until recently the Congressional Progressive Caucus was listed openly on the House.gov website. Try searching for it now and see what you get. Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) I get the same response when I use Google or Dogpile search engines. They have vanished without a trace. Here is the last list I had.
  • House votes to cut off funding, but 75 stand by ACORN [full list here]

    09/17/2009 11:47:23 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 101 replies · 5,912+ views
    washington Examiner ^ | 09-17-09 | david Freddoso
    Here are the last names of all 75 congressmen who voted to preserve ACORN's stream of funding: Baldwin Becerra Brady (PA) Brown, Corrine Butterfield Capuano........