Friday, April 27, 2012

Congressional Collectivist Caucusistry

Various assorted bloggers have followed on the heels of Allen West and called out the Congressional Progressive Caucus as a bunch of commies.

They're right, of course, but the supporting links have generally been to right-partisan sources. There's no need for that; take Wikipedia, for example:
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives: Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Then-Representative Bernie Sanders was the convener and first chairman.

You don't have to be much into politics to recognize Bernie Saunders and Maxine Waters as an overt socialist and a semi-covert one, respectively. All but two of the remainder can easily be found expressing admiration for socialist/communist causes, movements and revolutions.*

That's who they are; that's what they are. They can wrap it up in the flag all they want, set Motherhood, bald eagles and apple pie around it, and CPC is still a bunch of shocking-pink to plain Red collectivists, out to tax anyone above the poverty line right back down to it -- except themselves, of course. For the common good.

Days like these, I understand knee-jerk Republican voters -- whatever keeps the lid on Saunders et al's would-be fulfillment of what Garet Garrett tagged a "revolution within the form" can't be that bad, hey?

Bring on the jubilee.
*DeFazio, a bit Teflon-y in a hasty search, was involved in an incident illustrating the degree to which the Presidency is a tool of corporate cronyism and the suckuppancy of pols: "At a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in late March 2009, President Obama reportedly upbraided DeFazio for his vote against the stimulus. 'Don't think we're not keeping score, brother,' Obama quipped, according to the Associated Press, while urging DeFazio to support his budget proposal. ... DeFazio, speaking to press after the exchange, professed that he was honored that Obama recognized him and the issues of his constituents." He added he hoped to be used as a footstool again Real Soon Now, too, mmmmmkay? And that's some Presidential "quip." How long can a fellow tread water in Lake Michigan in concrete overshoes?


perlhaqr said...

Days like these, I understand knee-jerk Republican voters -- whatever keeps the lid on Saunders et al's would-be fulfillment of what Garet Garrett tagged a "revolution within the form" can't be that bad, hey?

Except, of course, this time it looks like the GOP candidate is also a Democrat.

I wonder if they'll make me leave the bowcaster in the truck when I go to vote.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Of course they're Communists! They just dropped the Mao Jackets and put on Suits and Dresses. Straight out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals." Just look at their Voting Record, what Legislation they've initiated, and their Support of such "Freedom Fighters" like the Castro Brothers, Chavez, Arafat, and Mugambe.

BTW, did you know that David Axelrod, Obama's BFF's Mother used to publish the Communist Party-USA Newsletter until HUAC shut her down during the Cold War? Remember Mrs. Clinton proclaiming that she was a "Proud, Old School Progressive?" And we KNOW Obama's Daddy had to bounce around the World because of his being "persona non gratia" because of that silly little part his Family played in the COMMUNIST Mau-Mau Rebellion in Kenya.

But what do you expect from a Pack of Liars who WORSHIP at the Alter of one of the Biggest Lies in History, i.e. Marxism?

Karl said...

The Communist Party USA had a list of 22 priorities for Obama when he was elected. 22 have been met.

If McCarthy were here today, his list of 130 or so would be of people in sensitive government positions NOT affiliated with the Communist Party.

Someone should make a hat....

Roberta X said...

Someone should make a link!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure Maxine Waters has the requisite intelligence to be regarded as a socialist or commie, and what a sad indictment that is. At most, she's a mendicant Queen with a sort of dim realization that there is a fancy-sounding way to justify handouts and preferences in law.

I base the above on various public statements she has made over the years.

Mike James