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May 24, 2008

Traitors Among Us ~ Socialists, Communists Democrats

The Congressional Progressive Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s. It reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, and we seek to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society. The Co-Chairwomen of the 72-Member Congressional Progressive Caucus, U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, welcome your interest in the growing Progressive Caucus.

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Describing itself as "the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International," the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States.

"We are socialists," reads the organization's boilerplate, "because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo."
"To achieve a more just society," adds DSA, "many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed. ... Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as well—everywhere but in the United States."

Formed in 1983 during the Cold War by merging splinter factions of the Socialist movement, DSA brought together what it calls "former Socialists and Communists, former old leftists and new leftists, and many who had never been leftists at all." In its early years, DSA supported the Soviet-backed nuclear freeze program that would have consolidated Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe - under the banner of promoting "peace."

DSA summarizes its philosophy as follows:

"Today … resources are used to make money for capitalists rather than to meet human needs. We believe that the workers and consumers who are affected by economic institutions should own and control them. Social ownership could take many forms, such as worker-owned cooperatives or publicly owned enterprises managed by workers and consumer representatives. Democratic Socialists favor as much decentralization as possible. ... While we believe that democratic planning can shape major social investments like mass transit, housing, and energy, market mechanisms are needed to determine the demand for many consumer goods."

DSA seeks to increase its political influence not by establishing its own party, but rather by working closely with the Democratic Party to promote leftist agendas.

"Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party," says DSA. "We work with those movements to strengthen the party's left wing, represented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. ... Maybe sometime in the future ... an alternative national party will be viable. For now, we will continue to support progressives who have a real chance at winning elections, which usually means left-wing Democrats."

Until 1999, DSA hosted the website of the Progressive Caucus. Following a subsequent expose of the link between the two entities, the Progressive Caucus established its own website under the auspices of Congress. But DSA and the Progressive Caucus remain intimately linked. All 58 Progressive Caucus members also belong to DSA. In addition to these members of Congress, other prominent DSA members include Noam Chomsky, Ed Asner, Gloria Steinem, and Cornel West, who serves as the organization's honorary Chair.

In the wake of 9/11, DSA characterized the terror attacks as acts of retaliation for American-perpetrated global injustices.

"We live in a world," said DSA, "organized so that the greatest benefits go to a small fraction of the world's population while the vast majority experiences injustice, poverty, and often hopelessness. Only by eliminating the political, social, and economic conditions that lead people to these small extremist groups can we be truly secure."

Strongly opposed to the U.S. War on Terror and America's post-9/11 military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, DSA is a member organization of the United For Peace and Justice anti-war coalition led by Leslie Cagan, a longtime committed socialist who aligns her politics with those of Fidel Castro's Communist Cuba.

One of the great myths of the left is that socialism is a movement of the people, the working classes, or the poor. In fact -- as Frederick Hayek pointed out long ago -- all socialist movements are the creation of intellectual elites, liberally pollinated by millionaires. Karl Marx was the kept intellectual of factory owner Frederick Engels; Bill Ayers, a leader of the terrorist cult called the Weatherman, was a scion of the American upper class; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, is a multi-millionairess; Michael Moore, leftwing propagandist, is a multi-millionaire who has profited handsomely from the "struggle." The Leftwing Millionaires Club is a very incomplete list designed to illustrate this point and to serve as a reminder that everything is not always what it appears.

This must be an old list because some of these people are dead. If you go to THIS LINK you can click on each or any of these names and read what they say about the war and other things.

Anagnos, Aris
Arafat, Yasser

Belafonte, Harry
Benjamin, Medea
Bing, Stephen

Castro, Fidel
Chomsky, Noam
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Couric, Katie

Donahue, Phil

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Evans, Jodie

Farrakhan, Louis
Farrell, Mike
Fonda, Jane
Friedan, Betty

Glover, Danny
Goodman, Amy
Gore, Al

Hayden, Tom

Jackson, Jesse
Jennings, Peter
Jong, Erica

Kennedy, Edward (Ted)
Kennedy, Jr., Robert F.
Kerry, John
Kerry, Teresa Heinz
Kirsch, Steven
Kirsch, Michele

Leno, Jay
Lewis, Peter

MacArthur, John R.
Maher, Bill
Mailer, Norman
Moore, Michael
Moyers, Bill

Navasky, Victor

Penn, Sean
Pot, Pol

Raitt, Bonnie
Rather, Dan
Redgrave, Vanessa
Reiner, Rob
Robbins, Tim
Rockefeller, Wendy Gordon

Sarandon, Susan
Scheer, Robert
Seeger, Pete
Sheen, Martin
Smiley, Tavis
Sontag, Susan
Soros, George
Springsteen, Bruce
Stone, Oliver
Streisand, Barbra

Turner, Ted

vanden Heuvel, Katrina

Vidal, Gore

West, Cornel

Zinn, Howard

Now what does all of this have to do with B. Hussein Obama.

The Marxists of Chicago Democratic Socialists of America helped launch Obama's political career and have supported him ever since.

In 1988 Obama left Chicago to study at Harvard Law School.

He returned in 1992 and in 1996 he ran for Illinois State Senate with the endorsement of DSA.

Barack Obama's connections to a number of notable individuals and organizations. In some cases, these affiliates are notable for the leftist views and objectives they share with Obama. In other cases, they are notable for their collaboration with Obama in a variety of unethical activities. In all cases, they offer a window into Barack Obama's values and priorities.

Saul Alinsky
David Axelrod
Nadhmi Auchi
Bill Ayers
Robert Blackwell, Jr.
Carl Davidson
Frank Marshall Davis
Bernardine Dohrn
Louis Farrakhan
Rashid Khalidi
Rev. Joseph Lowery
Robert Malley
Rev. Otis Moss
Michelle Obama
Eli Pariser
Rev. Michael Pfleger
Tony Rezko
Al Sharpton
George Soros
Dorothy Tillman
Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C.
Democratic Socialists of America
Gamaliel Foundation
International Crisis Group
New Party
Project Vote
Socialist Scholars Conference

Woods Fund of Chicago

You can go to this page and click on any of the above names listed to read about them.

Here is a list of the names of the Caucus Member List

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House

Steny Hoyer
Office of the Majority Leader

Jim Clyburn
Office of the Majority Whip

Rahm Emanuel
Democratic Caucus Chair

Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-6)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-9)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5)
Hon. Hilda Solis (CA-32)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-2)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-1)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-2)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-1)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-3)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-8)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-1)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-9)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-7)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-7)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-4)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-2)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-4)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-4)
Hon. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-5)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-2)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-7)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-7)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-3)
Hon. George Miller (CA-7)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-4)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-8)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-1)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-4)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-1)
Hon. Linda Sanchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9)
Hon. Jose Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-2)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-6)
Hon. Tom Udall (NM-3)
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)

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Posted by Wild Thing at May 24, 2008 01:40 AM


...Betsy Ross...Margaret Thatcher and Wild Thing! WOW!! YOU ARE THE GIRL and Nick is soooooo lucky.
Thank-You WT for all you do...You're PRICELESS!!!
- WT and Lady Liberty 1775-2008

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 24, 2008 05:44 AM

Socialism is the masses led by a small elitist group. It is probably the largest example of a cult. The elitist leaders always claim they are for the common man, but these elitists almost always exempt themselves from the demands they put on the masses.

One of the worst kept secrets is that Obama is a Socialist elitist.

Posted by: TomR at May 24, 2008 07:29 AM

A new President of the United States gets to make about 2500 appointments that require Congressional confirmation and around 20,000 political appointments that don't require confirmation. Just look at Barack Obama's past and present associates and influences to see the type of people that he will directly appoint and those advisors and political sponsors he will rely on for the others.

That's a lot of left-wing socialist, communist, and anti-American "change" poison that will infect all parts of our federal government including national security. Scary, isn't it?

Posted by: Les at May 24, 2008 02:18 PM

Darth haha I am nothing special but thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 24, 2008 05:23 PM

Tom yes that is the thing so many followers of theirs don't want to realize. The leaders exempt themselves making them worse then ever.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 24, 2008 05:25 PM

Les yes it really is scary.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 24, 2008 05:26 PM

Look at the demise of Rome and see the parallels to the US today. We are being destroyed from within, by our politicians. Oh, wait a minute that is what destroyed Rome. Let us hope that when/if we rise against this corrupt government that the military stands with the people. Anyone not familiar with Boudica should take a moment for a little research. She rose against the Roman government (approx. 60 AD) and the Roman Army, well armed and disciplined destroyed her and her people. She is now regarded as a hero by Britian.

Posted by: Bob at May 24, 2008 07:04 PM