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Congressional Progressive Caucus Has Extensive Ties to Marxist Organizations

governors politics senate-repeal-obamacare government congress migration visa security progressive The Congressional Progressive Caucus is by far the largest and most influential coalition in the federal government. It is also the most radical, having extensive ties to several major Marxist organizations.

Buoyed by an influx of new far-left members, the caucus has struck a deal with Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi to significantly increase socialist power in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The deal will see more Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) supporters appointed to key congressional committees and enjoy a greater role in influencing legislative priorities.

The quid pro quo? Support for Pelosi in her tight race to become the next speaker of the House.

“It wasn’t a coincidence that moments after Nancy Pelosi promised progressive House leaders more power in the next Congress, a host of liberal groups announced they were supporting her for speaker,” Politico recently reported.

“Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who is expected to co-chair the Progressive Caucus next year, left a Nov. 15 meeting with Pelosi in the Capitol and proclaimed that her members would have more seats on powerful committees and more influence over legislation.”

Pelosi, herself a member of the caucus before resigning to become speaker of the House in 2006, is well aware of the progressives’ growing power.

After all outstanding House races are settled, the Congressional Progressive Caucus will increase its membership from 78 to around 95 members next year—about 40 percent of the entire Democratic Caucus. Progressive Caucus leaders are using that leverage to secure influential House committee assignments.

“Thursday’s meeting with Pelosi included Jayapal and current Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Mark Pocan (D-Wis.). One request to which Pelosi agreed was to give the Progressive Caucus proportional representation on what lawmakers call the ‘A committees’: the Appropriations, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services and Intelligence committees,” the Politico article continued.

The upcoming 116th Congress will bring the Progressive Caucus to the peak of its power, simultaneously increasing the influence of its allies in the U.S. communist and socialist movements.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has deemed the latest crop of radical recruits “the most progressive freshman class in modern U.S. history.”

This development must be gratifying for Sanders. As a freshman himself, he founded the caucus in 1991 with DSA member Congressman Ron Dellums (D-Calif.) and DSA/CPUSA friendly Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

The DSA itself provided organizational help to get the caucus off the ground, according to the January/February 1998 issue of DSA publication New Ground.

The DSA–Progressive Caucus relationship remains strong, and high level.

Democratic Socialists of America

In a July 2018 DSA National Political Committee (NPC) meeting, DSA leader Maria Svart updated members on relations between the new Pro-Cuban Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (author of “Oye, Trump,” which translates as “Listen up, Trump”), far-left California Rep. Ro Khanna, and the Progressive Caucus.

“[Svart] reported developing outward relationships through [DSA member] Jose La Luz to Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador which we can pursue if the NPC wishes, with Congressman Ro Khanna and the Progressive Caucus, in the future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and with several mainstream progressive groups at a conference on planning responses in case of a national security crisis,” the report stated.

The 116th Congress will include at least three “former” DSA members: Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Danny Davis (D-Ill.), and two new comrades Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). At least a dozen more can be considered as moving in the DSA “orbit” including Jamie Raskin(D-Md.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) and Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan (D-Wis.).

Communist Party USA

The CPUSA also has a long history with the Progressive Caucus.

A February 2002 report by Joelle Fishman, chair of the Political Action Committee, Communist Party USA to the Party’s National Board evaluated the usefulness of the caucus.

“Although this Caucus is not large enough to control the Congressional agenda, … the existence of this group of 57 members of Congress … provides an important lever that can be used to advance workers’ issues and move the debate to the left in every Congressional District in the country,” the report stated.

report highlighting the CPUSA’s connection to the by-now-much-larger Progressive Caucus was delivered at the 14th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties, held in Beirut, Lebanon, from Nov. 22 to 25, 2012, by the late Erwin Marquit, a then-member of the CPUSA’s International Department:

“The Communist Party USA not only welcomes the reelection of President Barack Obama, but actively engaged in the electoral campaign for his reelection and for the election of many Democratic Party congressional candidates. …

“In our electoral policy, we seek to cooperate and strengthen our relationship with the more progressive elements in Democratic Party, such as the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. Congress, a group of 76 members of the Congress co-chaired by Raul Grijalva, a Latino from Arizona, and Keith Ellison, an African American Muslim from Minnesota. …

“In its domestic policy, for example, the Progressive Caucus has put forth a program for using the public sector to deal with unemployment. It has opposed the use of the so called ‘war on terror’ to incarcerate U.S. citizens indefinitely without criminal charges. In its foreign policy, the Progressive Caucus and the Black Caucus are outspoken in their opposition to U.S. imperialist policies abroad. The Progressive Caucus, now that Obama has been reelected, will be playing an important role in contributing to the mobilization of mass activity on critical issues to bring pressure on the Congress and administration to act on them.”

Progressive Caucus leaders Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison both have long histories with the CPUSA, along with many other prominent Caucus members including Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), and Gwen Moore (D-Wis.). Former caucus activist Nancy Pelosi herself was very tight with some CPUSA personalities at the beginning of her political career in San Francisco.

The CPUSA and DSA do not spend their time and money electing Democrats purely for love. They expect a return on their investment.

Virtually every major plank of today’s Democratic Party—from single-payer health care, amnesty for illegal aliens, normalization of relations with communist Cuba, $15 per hour minimum wage, and others—originated with the CPUSA or DSA—or from their foreign masters. It is not the slightest exaggeration to say that the communists and socialists drive Democratic Party policy formation.

With nearly 100 members—including a fresh cohort of ultra-radical recruits—coupled with unprecedented potential to influence legislative priorities thanks to Pelosi, the caucus is positioning itself to assert extraordinary power.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is effectively part of the world communist movement. And it’s about to become the dominant faction in the Democratic Party.

Reprinted with permission from - The Epoch Times - by Trevor Loudon

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Army Vet

Last I checked the ‘Communist Control Act of 1954’ was never repealed and is still in effect but it seems to have become one of our many ‘optional laws to follow (or not)’ for politicians like the Logan Act, the U.S. Constitution, …. (is there some kind of manual on this which laws are mandatory and which are optional? Would be nice to have one come tax time!) Recently even nobody confronted a declared communist who graduated from Westpoint and celebrated with a raised fist while others were traditionally tossing their caps in the air. Now it is o.k. for Democrats to be members, or sympathizers of the Communist Party USA. When are we going to protect our country again against all enemies foreign and domestic and protect our borders with resolution? It isn’t enough to just protect our economic interest. I can’t believe all that is done is to… Read more »

Bo Dalton

We have been fighting the Communist party for over 75 years and while we have been winning in most scenarios, We have never put them on the ground and stomped our foot on their neck ! Unless we are ready to do that and more, we are going to lose this Great Country and our freedom as we know it !! Let’s wake up and get real before it’s to late !!.

CHALY

When you read this kind of stuff from the democrats such as this communist cooperation in the dem party, the scam collusion investigation and the Justice Scalia murder, which is a democrat party endeavor, do you not think like I do that one day soon there is going to have to be some big time payback. You watch the border problems and the DNC’ommunist attitude trying to put it all on Trump and it seems to me that the dems are the real force behind this ‘invasion’ with the aim of destroying this countries freedoms. What we really need is to elect more members of the GOP that have some balls! No more Mr. Nice guy.

Rebecca Drummond

It is amazing how the left (Communists, Socialists) are so well organized, probably incorporating the “cells” they utilized in America when they were illegal back in the ’40s and ’50s. The more evil something is, the easier it is to recruit “soldiers” for the cause. Republicans can’t even organize car pools to drive people to the poles. A few Presidential elections ago, I called and called the local Republican Party to see if they had someone organizing the drivers. I got one call to go pick up an elderly woman. That was it! I know, I know, why didn’t I organize it. I was new to politics and didn’t feel qualified to go and possibly step on someone’s toes. With a little encouragement, I might have been the one to do it but even encouragement wasn’t offered. Being the minority party in a heavy Democrat area of the country, I… Read more »

James D Mele

We have got to be more active in thwarting these commie scum. We need public demonstrations against anything anti American to show this country is not lead by these degenerate lowlifes. The younger citizens of this country have to be educated on the failures and negative effects of socialism. Every thing is not for free and not a right. Earn it before you get it! Take to the streets in huge numbers like our enemy does.

Angela

Communism destroys liberty. Comunnists should be kicked out of government since they won’t follow the Constitution. God help America! OUTLAW COMMUNISM NOW!! Everywhere…in a store, in a gas station, in the library…tell them they are not wanted anywhere. Russia is a good place for them.

General Patton

We fought WW11 to eliminate these commie b——-s they rule the DEMORAT Party

Hans Slade

The resurgence of communism is proof that real history is no longer being taught in our public schools.
Anyone who is promoting communism in the U.S. should be required to spend a year in ANY communist country in the world.
Communism is socialism with an army. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Neil

PL414 (1952) says ALL Communist, aliens or US Citizens can be DEPORTED !!!
Why don’t WE ??

David Campbell

If you hate the United States of America, vote for Democrats.

Peter

I thought with the fall of The Soviet Union we had come to the understanding that Communism is destined for the “dust bin” of history.. Why are these people grasping at straws? It’s clear that Communism was the spawning ground for Nazism and Fascism (Mussolini himself formerly a Socialist before “inventing” Fascism in Italy). And since Nazism so flagrantly crosses the line in political ethics by declaring genocide a National aspiration then at that point incriminating this form of totalitarianism and authoritarianism (Europeans would say “absolutism”) as organized crime at government levels.. Clearly we see a progression here that “the good get better, but the bad get worse”.. When we make scapegoats of our criminality (criminal masterminds such as Hitler Mussolini Stalin in short their leadership) the remaining factions have a clearer picture of what NOT to do and to use history for its negative examples in retrospective paradox making… Read more »

Fred Behling

Isn’t it sad, discusting and absolutely amazing, that the Democrat party, now consists of Communists! How can those anti-American treasonous scum sleep at night, knowing full well, that they are spitting on the graves fallen hero’s who gave thier lives for this country. The fallen heros of the “Founders Revolution”, the lives lost in our tragic “Civil War”, all those who gave thier lives during the “1st World War”, the “2nd World War”, and all who’s lives have been lost since, in defence of America. The vile distruction Communism has brought to so many Communist/Socialist countries all around the planet, and now the “Democrats(?)” Want to enslave America,”The Shinning City On The Hill”, to a life of Communist folly and misery! May God please have mercy on us “AMERICANS”,and show your displeasure with those who are fighting and striving so hard, to destroy us!

JoAnn Leichliter

This should come as no surprise, since the CPUSA has endorced the Democrat Presidential candidate in the last three elections, rather than fielding its own candidate. In effect, the two parties have merged.

michael failla

If this doesnt chill your soul then nothing will. Welcome to the gulag.

drcarol

I think it’s just part and parcel of the whole social fabric of “embracing diversity” in any form, be it political, social, economic and even psychological. Resisting anyone’s political stance on the Left is a no-no, period, regardless of their platform. I call it part of the “bleeding heart syndrome,” an ignorant acceptance that insures one is part of the “in crowd.” Of course the hypocrisy is that the same does not hold true on the other side of the aisle. The extent of the Left’s vitriol has at least a subliminal effect on Republicans in that they don’t like being called names like “racist.” Therefore they go to great lengths to ignore what’s going on, in this case, the resurrection of the proletariat. Thank you Amac for sharing this information because many Americans probably have no idea that communism is openly on the rise in our country. Most are… Read more »

Phyllis

The demoncrat party needs to be squashed like a big fat tick.

Phyllis poole

First The word Democrat is not used properly sometimes. When Democrats are called demoncratic that is wrong That party is NOT democratic and this article proves it. The Blessed Virgin said at Fatima that if Russia was not consecrated to her Russia would spread its errors all over the world. It was not done. And they did! Russia also in the 1930-40s sent men all over the world to become pseudo priests to undermine the church. It is happening! In the 1960s there was an article in a Chicago paper that Italian communists felt the name communist was not one to use and changed it to. — Democrats of the left!! I am sure they have infiltrated all our learning facilities and recruited many young. I am curious to why someone like Pelosi would be attracted to it. It certainly is not money. Maybe power. She was catholic-I say was… Read more »

Jan13

Just what we need, a bunch of pinkos running things.

James Stansbury

When will enough traditional democrats finally realize their revered party of JFK is dead; replaced by one that is systematically destroying core American mainstream values once shared by both Democrats and Republicans? Democrats no longer even pretended to be centrist having transferred total party leadership to the hard left. The change is not only confined to party leadership. This is why it is important to know that after at least five decades of unrelenting efforts the radical left has achieved ascendancy in K-12 education, our universities, arts & entertainment, news and social media. The fruits from the achievement this remarkable leftist indoctrination machine have now reached a critical mass as several generations of hyper-sensitive, true-believing leftist voters have been added to society. These are just normal people conditioned to believe that socialism is good; free speech is bad, the Constitution is outdated, religious freedom is an impediment, open borders are… Read more »

Susan

I am an Army veteran; as were most in my family including my children. I hope I do not live long enough to see this great country of ours turn into a socialist-or worst-a communist nation. It is a sad state of affairs and we are being lead by the fake news media, the democrats and even some in Hollywood-towards that end.