Uhm, Bill have you ever seen or heard of Van Jones?
Or heard this?
How about Rep. John Conyers?
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), a Representative who had one of the longest records of open support for both the CPUSA and Socialist Workers Party (SWP), and their youth groups, their fronts and causes. Rep. Conyers was one of the founders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Or Sen. Bernie Sanders?
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Sen.Bernie Sanders-the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based “think tank” Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
Many members were and continue to be linked to DSA and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations
‘NOBODY’S SEEN A COMMUNIST IN OVER A DECADE’: FIERY CLINTON MOCKS ALLEN WEST DURING OBAMA FUNDRAISER
June 5, 2012
A lot has been written about Clinton’s appearance and speech at an Obama fundraiser Monday night. But one comment you might have missed is Clinton‘s tirade against Allen West’s past statement that there are Communists in Congress.
“He’s had to get all this done with a House of Representatives that had one of the Tea Party members claim that 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Caucus were members of the Communist Party,” Clinton said while raising his voice, “and neither the presidential nominee nor any of the leaders rebuked him for saying that! This is not the 1950s. At least Joe McCarthy could skate on the fact that there were one or two living Communists walking around. Nobody’s seen a Communist in over a decade!”
Right Scoop has the video:
As Right Scoop also points out, West has explained the comments. It’s not that he thinks members of Congress are walking around with secret hammer-and-sickle tattoos. Rather, his belief is that the “Communists” of old are the progressives and socialists of today:
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So it would seem Clinton is setting up a straw man: he‘s turned West’s comments into something about communists openly walking around (and ducking into phone booths to change into their red-tighted costumes?). But that wasn‘t West’s point. Rather, he was saying that even though they may not call themselves “Communists,” today’s progressives have adopted the same ideology of the out-of-control state controlling private citizens.*
Remember what Allen West said about the Congressional Progressive Caucus?
American Capitalism and Entrepreneurship is Being Eroded FROM WITHIN: Rep. Allen West Exposes Them. The Inside and Outside Tactics of Progressives.
**All credit for this section goes to JOSEPH FARAH and WND***
Joseph Farah writes:
Posted: November 06, 2006 <<<Note Date!
Nancy Pelosi: Caviar commie
You’ve all heard the expression “limousine liberal.”
The phrase doesn’t begin to do justice to the hypocrisy of Nancy Pelosi.
That’s why I’ve dubbed her a “caviar commie.”
It’s more accurate, and I’ll prove it.
First of all, if Democrats win the House tomorrow, Pelosi won’t only be the first woman speaker, she will also be the wealthiest.
How much is this unassuming “grandma” worth? The Center for Responsive Politics puts her in the $55 million neighborhood. Pretty nice neighborhood, huh?
Despite her protestations about those “tax cuts for the rich,” she has never mentioned returning them to the federal Treasury where they rightfully belong. Go figure.
As I have reported previously in this space, Pelosi, the winner of the 2003 Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers,hires only non-union workers on her $25 million Napa Valley vineyard.
Maybe this explains her firm opposition to any efforts to enhance border security and the flow of illegal cheap labor into the country from Mexico, speculates Investor’s Business Daily.
According to Peter Schweizer’s account in “Do As I Say (Not As I Do),” the luxury resort and restaurants she partly owns are also strictly non-union. The exclusive country club she partly owns failed to comply with existing environmental regulations for the past eight years – including a failure to protect endangered species.
Those rules are for mere mortals, not the caviar Comintern.
Maybe you’re saying, “Farah, I can see why Pelosi would be called a ‘limousine liberal’ based on what you report, but why do you take it so far as to call her a ‘caviar commie’”?
Good question. And here’s the rest of the story.
As only WND has reported, Pelosi is a long-time member of the “Progressive Caucus” – or, as I call it, the Congressional Red Army Caucus.
In fact, she has even served on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber.
Until 1999, the website of the Progressive Caucus was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America. Following an expose of the link between the two organizations in WND, the Progressive Caucus established its own website under the auspices of Congress. Another officer of the Progressive Caucus, and one of its guiding lights, is avowed socialist Rep. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent.
The Democratic Socialists of America’s chief organizing stated goal is to work within the Democratic Party and remove the stigma attached to “socialism” in the eyes of most Americans.
“Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work,” explains an organizing document of the DSA. “The Democratic Party is something the public understands, and association with it takes the edge off. Stressing our Democratic Party work will establish some distance from the radical subculture and help integrate you to the milieu of the young liberals.”