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‘Socialist List’ Is Just Progressive Caucus

Several websites have picked up on this posting from Gateway Pundit:

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American Socialists Release Names of 70 Congressional Democrats in Their Ranks

The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.

This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below..

If you go to the 2009 newsletter in question (a screen grab from it is above), you will see that it contains image from the from the Congressional Progressive Caucus webpage. And, indeed, that is where the list of ‘members’ is from as well.

Of course, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has been actively cahooting with the Socialist Party since Bernie Saunders started the CPC in 1991, as Discover The Networks and anyone else sitting up and taking notice has realized for some time.

As DTN points out:

Until 1999, the Progressive Caucus website was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America. After the press reported on this link, the connections suddenly vanished from both organizations’ websites.

So it’s probably a good idea to be reminded of their incestuous relationship.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 14th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “‘Socialist List’ Is Just Progressive Caucus”

    • jobeth says:

      Can’t say I’m surprised by the names on the list, but I am surprised its in black and white for the world to see…especially right before the election.

      But have no fear…except for people like you Pro…no one would ever see it.

      I’m going to send this link to a LOT of people who have their heads up their arses and call me too suspicious and one who is ‘brainwashed” by the right.

      These are Americans who still believe in their daddy’s Democratic Party. Although in truth their Daddy’s Democratic Party was already infiltrated.

      I tried to cut and paste but of course using their format they have seen to that it’s impossible. I’m hoping to at least download it for future “arguments” with these people.

      We HAVE to take this information to share with all our “sheep like” friends. Sadly I think we will have some surprised sheep.

    • jobeth says:

      Steve, unfortunately, some of the folks I mentioned are the same ones who claim to be “too busy” or “I don’t get caught up in politics…they’re all the same”. In other words deadheads…yet their vote counts the same as yours.

      That’s even same of so called conservatives.

      These are the same folks who play “farmville” on the web instead of looking into what is happening to their country and by extrapolation…them.

      As I said…deadheads…requiring spoon feeding…IF you can get them to look up from their home life long enough to even hear the truth.

      And I’m not kidding about farmville…Its the big thing among our church family…even the seniors! Totally Nuts!

      I thank God daily for those members who ARE aware of what is happening. And there are those….thankfully.

  1. proreason says:

    It would be interesting to know if the membership has increased under the Socialist in Chief.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    It’s practically a full-time job to stay completely informed on this regime. Of course there are the lazy, generally moralless and self-involved people out there who can’t be bothered by anything bigger in the world (average Democrat), but it’s also completely understandable that there’s tens of millions of hard-working Americans that still seem to be living in a political time that’s anywhere from 10-40 years ago (Independents/Moderates). FoxNews for as much crap as they take usually just scrape the surface. If you’re with Rush and here, you’re lightyears ahead of the game.

    American exceptionalism has fundamentally been driven by the fact that the common man isn’t forced to study every minute detail of the actions of the state. But the Ruling Class look at this, say to eachother, “Well the common man is stupid,” and then use this information gap to deceive and pillage.

    If the idiots are no longer afraid for the public to hear the label, it means there’s no more information gap. And there isn’t. Polls confirm that Americans understand who they are.

    So acknowledging it now is rather just a way to try and rally your base (which was begrudgingly in on the language scheme) “Hey, yeah it’s us. We’re down for the struggle.”

  3. Petronius says:

    It seems only a few months ago that the regime took umbrage with the pantywaists at the RNC for saying that the country was “trending toward socialism.”

    Thank goodness John McCain didn’t call Nerobama a “Liberal” during the campaign or they might have had a real hissyfit. Then where would we be?

    To call this regime socialists would be an understatement.

    Even to call them Marxists or communists would be too kind.

    They are admirers of communism, and sympathetic to communist ideology, but they are not dogmatic about it in the extreme way that genuine communists are dogmatic about Marxist ideology. Rather, I believe they are actually political nihilists.

    Nihilists reject all institutions –– government, law, God, religion, morality, and family. Nihilists are all about power and destruction. They seek to insinuate themselves into government for the purpose of acquiring and extending power, and then to use the power of government for the purpose of destroying the established social order. In particular they seek destruction of the economic and political system; they seek demographic, racial, and social revolution; and they seek to rob and gather wealth and more power for themselves and their adherents.

    Nerobama and his regime may call themselves Liberals, progressives, reformers, community organizers, or even socialists, but that is mere camouflage. They are nihilists.

    • proreason says:

      I recently read a great insight. It’s obvious once stated, but rarely said.

      They are a combination of Marxists and Chicago Thugs, with the worst of each world.

      But I will disagree with the estimable Petronius for the first time. I don’t think they are nihilists. (Actually, I’m not sure I believe in nihilism at all.) After about 3 years of studying them, they seem quite deliberate and determined. The road doesn’t even seem to curve at all. For a moment, now and again, their actions are hard to understand, but later, it all comes clear. In every case, so far, the difficulty in understanding turned out to be that they are ever more extreme than I was able to imagine.

      Afghanistan is still a mystery, but we don’t yet fully see the true intent, or rather, the true extent of their hatred for the US and freedom.

      The strategery for the election is also hard to understand, but is probably explanable by their overwhelming arrogance.

      And the mosque and the many other eye rubs are no doubt the little emperor’s way of lording his victory in 2008 over the peasants. He likes to deliver his own Cordoba to our solar plexus every couple of weeks.

      ps: on a closer read, I see that Petronius is using a definition of nihilism that I do agree with….as i’ve said repetitively, I beleive that they seek to destroy for their own self-aggrandizement, and that Marxism or whatever is just a convenient tool to exalt themselves over the little people. If that interpretation of Petronius remarks is correct, I can be relieved to have not disagree with him. whew.

    • tranquil.night says:

      This is a tough one Petronius because technically you’re right with their sheer rejection of the established order, but only the naive ones don’t believe in it altogether. Nietzche, Marx, Alinsky, and their acolytes Lenin, Hitler, Stalin and the 3rd-World Hamster tyrants all have one critical similarity which lead to their various degrees of power and destructive capabilities: they understood the truth of Nature and of Nature’s God – and they preemptively sought to destroy those who also understood it and would stand steadfast against their attempt to subvert it.

      So it’s not that the puppeteers don’t believe in God. They HATE God. That is their ideal, that is what they are out to destroy.

      Why is it always the Jews? Why was it the Christians in Roman times? Why is it America now? Because the truth of God’s Might and Jesus’ Love as preserved in the Bible and vanguarded by the faithful and free is the eternal anti-thesis and deathknell to their evil schemes.

      I encourage you all to read up a little on Satanism – the modern form which is described as “atheistic” – as a belief system and philosophical structure. I believe it explains much of this.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Normally I don’t link to nutroots blogs but our point here is just too important and unavoidable. This is just today’s attempt on the kill God narrative, coming as a pseudo-intellectual variety: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-stenger/the-evidence-against-god_b_682169.html

      That is the situation with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God. Until recent times, absence of evidence for his existence has not been sufficient to rule him out. However, we now have enough knowledge that we can identify many places where there should be evidence, but there is not. The absence of that evidence allows us to rule out the existence of this God beyond a reasonable doubt.

      Now, I am not talking about all conceivable gods. Certainly the deist god who does not interfere in the world is difficult to rule out. However, the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God, whom I identify with an uppercase G, is believed to play such an active role in the universe that his actions should have been detected, thus confirming his existence.

      These are the same people who say God is talking to us when an oil rig blows up.

    • Petronius says:

      pro : We see eye to eye. A combination of Marxists and Chicago thugs, by the way, would be a pretty good working man’s definition for a political nihilist.

      TN : Alinsky would be the prime example for the political nihilist.

      But please be careful before you lump Nietzsche in with the others. Nietzsche was not particularly political, but his attitudes would be considered arch conservative or reactionary today. As far as I can recall, he certainly had no respect for “the downtrodden” or “underprivileged,” and had nothing good to say about “democrats,” anarchists or Marxists. He took the side of “privilege” against “equal rights” and of the noble soul against “public spirit.” He took the side of marriage and family as institutions (rather than as love matches). He approved of reverence for age, tradition, and ancestors. If you had to assign a political label to him, the closest fit would probably be aristocratic.

      He is often described as a philosophical nihilist, but I think this is an error; rather he was a philosopher who sought growth and improvements — greatness or nobility — in human nature, morality, attitudes, customs, and institutions.

      Nietzsche was not anti-moral; he was an advocate for master morality (Roman, pagan, aristocratic, Hellenistic and heroic virtues) over slave morality (Christianity, the church, and democracy).

      We also need to bear in mind that the Christians persecuted the pagans, once they had gained the upper hand in Rome. Understanding this is helpful to understanding Nietzsche’s sympathy for the pagans. In “Ecce Homo” he compared “Christians and other nihilists.”

      Here is typical Nietzsche :

      “For institutions to exist there must exist the kind of will, instinct, imperative which is anti-liberal to the point of malice : the will to tradition, to authority, to centuries-long responsibility, to solidarity between succeeding generations backwards and forwards in infinitum. If this will is present, there is established something such as the Imperium Romanum.”

    • tranquil.night says:

      Petronius, you’re going to have to forgive me as it’s clear your expetise is far more meritable and yet I’m still going to take a little umbridge here.

      Firstly – “A combination of Marxists and Chicago thugs, by the way, would be a pretty good working man’s definition for a political nihilist.”


      Next, you’re right – Nietzche wasn’t a social engineer or diabolical schemist. His intentions might have even been noble. But if possible I believe his ideas have had a far more devastating impact on the world than the other two.

      “If you had to assign a political label to him, the closest fit would probably be aristocratic.”

      In other words, he believed in the idea of an Elite (if not ruling) Class? Coincidences.

      “Nietzsche was not anti-moral; he was an advocate for master morality”

      Exactly, good and bad are defined by the Elite (strong) in a constantly evolving environment. The weak (those God-fearing slaves/nuts) desperately grasp to their ancient invented rules for survival. In a “God is dead” world, the weak don’t survive. Nietzche doesn’t have to say it, that has been the result.

      “Understanding this is helpful to understanding Nietzsche’s sympathy for the pagans.”

      Persecution isn’t anywhere part of the Christian canon except at the recieving end. Evil may have been done in the name of Christ, but I assure you He had no hand in it. Nietzche’s sympathies betray his objectivity as a truthseeker.

    • jobeth says:

      Really interesting and informative discussion guys…I don’t pretend to have anything to offer here…except to say I enjoyed it.

      But if I may…TN…I couldn’t agree with you more when you said;

      ” Evil may have been done in the name of Christ, but I assure you He had no hand in it.”

      If evil was done it was because those who committed it were evil…There is nothing in the Word to support the behavior (as there is in the Koran)

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Tn, regarding the huffingtonpost-

      It just shows how ignorant some people are regarding the Judeo-Christian God. God does take an active role in the universe. One comes to know that IF one seeks Him out or when a group pray in His name. He gave us free will to choose to know Him or not. If one chooses not, it stands to reason one would not see an active God in the universe. Although, there are those cases where God does act and gets the attention of the Godless. The hard core will always explain God’s works away.

      JB, I couldn’t agree more with, “If evil was done it was because those who committed it were evil…There is nothing in the Word to support the behavior (as there is in the Koran)”.

  4. Gladius et Scutum says:

    I’m surprised anyone on this site isn’t familiar with this list. If Steve hasn’t linked the CPC/DSA before, he has certainly linked things that link it (i.e. NewZeal blogspot). I think it important to point out that Nancy Pelosi had to resign from CPC before becoming Speaker. The Dems were aware of the potential damage. I strongly suspect that there are many more “fellow travelers” who names would not appear because of potential backlash. To wit: A represenative is elected from a specific area and many on this list from single demographic (i.e., Jesse Jackson Jr., Luis Guttierez). Their seats are relatively safe. A senator, on the other hand, might suffer the loss of more moderate Democrats voters state wide.

    In his brief stint as a US Senator, the votes and talking points of Barrack Obama varied not a syllable from those of Illinois’ other senator, Dick Durbin. And they weren’t merely DNC talking points, but those of the hard left. But Dick Durbin isn’t on the list.

    Since the gentle readers have not been doing their homework, here is an arduous assignment certain to reward you with considerable enlightenment: 1) Choose a geographic area appropriate to you. If you live in a major city, it might be a congressional district, or the major municipality itself. 2) List all of the elected officials, and then go through the social services websites, department by department (Health, Housing, Community Outreach, Crime Prevention, Youth, etc.) at each level of government in the area. 3) List every high level department employee you can find. 4) Use http://dogpile.com/ with the word “contribution” next to the name, as well as http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/ http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norinsea.shtml and others. Use variations (first initial instead of name, with/without middle initial, etc.) 5) compare any donations to the CPC list. Of course if the Representative represents the district where the person works or lives, it doesn’t mean much. But I found a substantive pattern in these agencies in my “Republican controlled” county. For extra credit, do it the “not for profit” agencies/churches in your area.

    • tranquil.night says:

      A voting recap of all the past 2 years of legislation says all we need to know about who’s in the CPC, although I greatly appreciate your spunk. Following the money is the best way to see who’s lying, which is just about everyone – so it’s the best way to see on behalf of whose agenda they’re lying. The Left has mastered the art of siphoning tax dollars to their black hole of a political apparatus.

      When the questions get asked I fully expect you to have the answers! Extra credit, gogo!

    • proreason says:

      Haven’t seen a web-site yet that shows the big-picture in an easy-to-digest format. Bits and pieces are scattered about. but wouldn’t it be interesting to see for each elected representative, topics like:

      – criminal record
      – dwi and misdemenor record
      – reprimands as elected official
      – net worth prior to office and each year thereafter
      – occupation history
      – marital history and child support payment history
      – education and gpa’s
      – place of birth and life wanderings
      – notable associates and criminal records
      – summary of voting records by the orgs that rate liberal vs conservative
      – sources of income of the officials close relatives and notable associates
      – largest donors and donor’s business and criminal history
      – links to all primary source websites dealing with scandals, abuse of office, etc.
      – lifetime voting record on tax increases, congressional compensation increases
      – memberships in key organizations (w/recap of organizational mission)
      – lifetime voting record on key pieces of legislation (annotated to help reader understand what the officials true position was, since the “vote” often doesn’t reflect the person’s position”
      – key quotes (i.e., “bitter clinger”, “don’t call me ma’am, general”)
      – objective view of political positions over time

      All could be summarized with up or down arrows to help in a quick review.

      If somebody could assemble that, the country would be STUNNED.

    • jobeth says:

      “Since the gentle readers have not been doing their homework, here is an arduous assignment certain to reward you with considerable enlightenment:…”

      I’m sorry…but I’m biting my tongue right now….

      Why the condencending attitude? Or am I being too sensitive?

    • Steve says:

      “I’m surprised anyone on this site isn’t familiar with this list. If Steve hasn’t linked the CPC/DSA before, he has certainly linked things that link it…”

      Yes, we have posted about the Progressive Caucus numerous times. Here is one example from February 2009:

      Read Stimulus Writer Pelosi’s Real Agenda | Sweetness & Light

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