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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4 years ago

And who is going to pay for all these liberal wet-dreams? With rumblings like this, it’s no wonder the democratic losers in the mid-terms turned out to be cry babies, especially in Florida and here in Georgia. They want in so bad they can’t stand the thought of watching from the sidelines as our great country gets hacked to death. I believe Trump should shut the government down if he doesn’t get the funding for the wall! He told us that’s what would happen last time, and he’s a man of his word. Perhaps that would show these liberals the value of money and they will back down, but I doubt it. They are after a modern day civil war, where common sense is the enemy!

4 years ago

There is no such thing as a democratic socialist, think about it and you can determine it is a oxymoron…We are looking at Communism attempting to grow and prosper here in the US..in order to prosper by their own standards(political power & control), you “will” belong to the DNCommunist Jackass Party and you will never be allowed to resign without loss of all party privilege, benefits and perks, if you die it will benefit the party…..Progressive is just another word for communist, this is just another way to spell criminal…We really do need to repeal all progressive law..it is discriminatory, fraught with anxiety, creates class warfare and social disorder, it robs many Americans of their inalienable rights, infringes on your belief and denies you freedom of choice…if this is to blunt for you to read then your convinced I am a anti American…..You’d be very wrong……

Jesse Church
4 years ago

The progressive name came about in the late 19th, early 20th century. It’s hard to find out who coined the name progressive politician. But near as I can figure out it was chosen because some politicians didn’t want to be associated with the name communist. They are the same. They have a history of supporting each other and their policies. History shows their one in the same. It’s amazing that the name hasn’t changed it’s meaning over the years, like other names in politics did. They still maintain their communist views and agenda.

this is
4 years ago

This is getting real scary, having so many Communists in our federal govt., and they have one main purpose of being there and that is to eventually take over our country. This is why I believe anyone who wants to run for office especially on the federal level, or all levels for that matter, should be fully vetted and polygraphed and made sure that they are true patriots who only want the best for this country and its people, or they won’t be qualified and accepted! I can’t believe this! I thought Communists were not welcome in America and especially not in high office levels, and I don’t find that being discriminatory either.
The GOP must really get their backbones straight and stand up to those who want to bring America down and rally behind Pres. Trump and VP Pence. And what is even scarier yet is that most of the young, incoming Democrats or Communists, have already indoctrinated, I’m afraid while they were in colleges or universities by the very liberal professors. I sometimes wonder if its worth spending thousands of dollars to send a child off to college only to be indoctrinated into some subversive group, as it seems colleges are not teaching the real curriculum students go to study. And I wonder if their parents are aware of what goes on at those schools. I just hope that the progressives/liberals now in Washington will not grow into a larger number so they outnumber all others. Americans need to pay strict attention when it comes to voting and look for those who are not progressives with their own agenda. or we will lose our country and our freedom to communism. We can’t sit back and let them take over and then wonder what happened when it does happen.

Virginia Harlow
4 years ago

And how does America surrender to Communism? With thunderous applause! Our founding fathers are rolling over in their graves! More social media comrades?

Kathy Heiss
4 years ago

The dems are getting out of control we better get a trump card to use on them or the socialist movement will be taking over because of our schools and colleges

MD Patriot
4 years ago

The Democrat party, in and of itself, has become a violation of the U.S. Constitution, Amendments, Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law by turning into the Socialist/Communist party. Is there any wonder why their mascot is a jackass?

Bob L.
4 years ago

Progressivism, Socialism and Marxism are all passionate kissing cousins.

Trisha D
4 years ago

This is outrageous! We must get this word out to all Americans, most are not aware of this. This is very dangerous and must be stopped! I admit I was shocked to see some of the names involved in Congress, even though I knew they were dirtbags! These are Evil people!

4 years ago

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.

Barbara Smith
4 years ago
Reply to  Susan

Thank you Susan and participating veterans for serving your/ our country. We need more brave stand up individuals to help (to vote) for people who are for America, not against it.

Robin Boyd
4 years ago

One must wonder just how close we came to becoming just another member of a One World Socialist Order controlled by extremely wealthy fascist fanatics such as the likes of George Soros.

V G Beaver
4 years ago

Wow! Unless conservative Republicans get fired up and strongly participate in “keeping our country a terrific place,” there will be no more American freedom!!! I’m sure the Communist/Socialist Dems are laughing at how easily they can take control of the most important pieces of our freedom!!!! Stop sitting on your hands, folks!!!!

4 years ago

Stop calling Marxist myrmidons progressives. Marxists HATE progress because
being a “progressive” means in part HATING self sufficiency and independence
FROM coercive big government.

4 years ago

Many people are not familiar with the “ideals” and tenets of American Progressives. They have a long and proud history of racism, abuse and death. The early 20th Century American progressives got laws passed in 28 states to sterilize people in mental institutions and prisons WITHOUT their consent. Margaret Sanger who founded Planned “Parenthood” advocated for the elimination of “human weeds” (including “Negroes, Jews, Slavs,…” and others: Ever wonder why most PP facilities are in largely minority sections of cities?)
Their goal was, and is, an all-white Utopian society with themselves in charge. They had such great ideas, even Adolph Hitler borrowed some from them.
Prior to her run for President, Hitlery Klinton proclaimed herself an “American Progressive” in the mold of those early American progressives….that should have been enough to prevent her from running. What’s scary is, the left has fully embraced the progressives as the means to ultimate power in the US, and the destruction of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and our way of life. They are truly dangerous people!

4 years ago

Not at all surprising. Check the “Progressive” agenda against the Communist agenda for the United States. “Progressives” are Communists with a new name to fool the ignorant, beguile the gullible all while whitewashing their Communist sympathies.

Fred Behling
4 years ago

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!

Albert Paparesta
4 years ago

Antonio Gramsci must be smiling in his grave!!!

JoAnn Leichliter
4 years ago

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.

Hans Slade
4 years ago

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.

3 years ago
Reply to  Hans Slade

If I could spend a year in Sweden which is the type of socialism that Democratic Socialists promote, I would gladly go. Please educate yourself and stop propagating this ridiculous lie that they are modeled after authoritarian regimes. True socialism is for the people to have a say in their govt & to have Medicare for All, a decent living wage, etc. Stop this false narrative.

4 years ago

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 aware of socialist developments thanks to Bernie and that is bad enough. Republicans have been spineless for too long, conservatives not as much, but unless we Constitutionalists wake up and take advantage of our Senate majority this time around, our freedoms will slowly slip away.

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