Socialists in Congress… Shocking New Evidence from WND Indicate More than Earlier Reports of 70, As Many As 82
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on August 16, 2010
The news came out last week about 70 members of Congress belonging to the Democratic Socialists of America, but that number is now believed to be as high as 82.
WASHINGTON – The Democratic Socialists of America boasted in a newsletter to insiders 70 of its members currently serve in Congress, but an independent survey by WND suggests the number of actual avowed or semi-secret socialists in the House and Senate is considerably higher – at least 82.
The DSA is a political action committee and bills itself as the heir to the defunct Socialist Party of America. Its chief organizing objective is to work within the Democratic Party as the primary, but not sole, method of achieving public ownership of private property and the means of production.
“Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work,” explains an internal organizing document obtained by WND. “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.”
In October 2009, the DSA newsletter reported that 70 congressional Democrats are active members.
The group also claimed 11 socialists sit on the House Judiciary Committee, including Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich.
But, according to an independent investigation by WND, the number of those sympathetic to the socialist goals of the DSA is substantially higher than 70.
In 1998, WND reported the close association between the DSA and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. At that time, the caucus website was actually hosted by the DSA. Following the revelation in WND, the Progressive Caucus website became an official U.S. government website as it remains today.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus website boasts 81 members as well as resource links to numerous openly socialist publications and organizations, reports WND Editor Joseph Farah in his column today. Farah first broke the story of the DSA-Progressive Caucus link 12 years ago in a series titled “Congress’ Red Army Caucus.” (here and here)
Those links include Mother Jones magazine, Moveon.org, OneWorld, The Nation magazine, ACORN and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Last week, WND reported that Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio, is a member of the DSA. She is not, however, listed on either the Progressive Caucus website as a member or on the list of members published by the DSA last year.
“By my count, Kilroy would make at least 82 members of the House and Senate who are avowedly socialist,” Farah concludes.
The “Socialist List” is below… spread the word and refer to this for the upcoming election. This information comes from an October 2009 newsletter from the Democratic Socialists of America — the newsletter listed 70 members of the U.S. Congress who are active members of the organization.
The anti-constitutional doings of most of these corruptocrats is legendary. I’ve written about some of these politicians before — as have many other conservative bloggers — and so, I’ve provided links to a few previous posts should you want to quickly read up on them and not get the “happy-happy-joy-joy” spin of the Obama JournoList media.
In some cases, I’ve written about these socialists multiple times — and usually not in a way that would be considered flattering (right, Pete Stark, Alan Grayson, and Charlie Rangel?).
This explains SO much and affirms suspicions that many pundits and American citizens have had for quite some time — including the explanation for the truly nauseating fawning by the Congressional Black Caucus during their visit to Cuba in April 2009. They ignored the suffering and poverty of the Cuban people and drooled over and heaped praise upon Fidel Castro, as though the aging tyrannical dictator was a rock star. At least two who attended that trip — Rep. Linda Richardson and Rep. Barbara Lee — are socialists, per the list below.
Some of these incumbent miscreants have recently lost in their primary elections, so voting citizens of their states have already wised up.
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (formally HI-01, now Gov. of Hawaii)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
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)
From Diary of a Mad Conservative, 70 members of Congress belong to the Socialist party:
Two things of note in this revelation. The first is the astonishing number of Democratic House members who not only belong to the Socialist Party of America but even more incredible, don’t mind if people find out about it.
From Nice Deb: Can We Call Them Democrat Socialists, Now?:
I’ve been saying for a year and a half now that it’s time to rebrand the whole party. Even though most Dems are not on the record, they’ve greenlighted Obama’s Socialist agenda every step of the way.
And make no mistake. Obama is a Democratic Socialist, himself.
I find it mighty difficult to believe that out of so many avowed socialists in Congress, only one is in the Senate and all the others in the House of Representatives.
Will keep an eye on further developments on this story.