Democrats Allow Communists to Infiltrate Their Party Across the Nation

democrat flag democrats communists nation partyThe Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is infiltrating the Democratic Party across the country. Communists, some openly, some secretly, are working in Democratic campaigns, holding Democratic Party leadership positions, and even running for public office on the Democratic Party ballot line.

They also are pushing their policies inside the Democratic Party, to the point where it’s almost impossible to distinguish between the CPUSA and Democratic Party programs. Many comrades work closely with influential congressmembers or U.S. senators.

The CPUSA supports China, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Russian Communist Party—all enemies of the United States. The CPUSA still advocates for the “overthrow of the capitalist class” in the United States, yet the Democrats do absolutely zilch to keep the communists out of their party.

CPUSA infiltration of the Democratic Party is widespread—it affects every region where the communists have a significant presence.

Support and Infiltration

In the San Diego area, two CPUSA members, Carl Wood and Emiliana Sparaco, recently ran for the California Democratic Party Central Committee, from Assembly Districts 76 and 80, respectively.

Wood, a lifelong communist, intended to push for the “Healthy California Act that provides improved Medicare for All, a Living Wage of at least $15/hour, the Green New Deal for a healthy environment with good new jobs in a peace economy, and legislation to promote strong Unions.” In 1999, California’s then-Democratic Gov. Gray Davis appointed Wood to a six-year term on the California Public Utilities Commission, where he “played a significant role in protecting California from the consequences of its disastrous deregulation experiment.”

Sparaco, a former leader of the Young Communist League, traveled to Sochi, Russia, in October 2017, as part of a U.S. communist delegation to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution—keynoted by Vladimir Putin himself. In 2018, Sparaco was a leading activist in Flip the 49th, which helped Democrat Mike Levin win California’s 49thCongressional District.

In Northern California, Sacramento area Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, who serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee, has won several super-close elections with communist help. For example, in 2014, CPUSA members Juan Lopez, Cassie Lopez, Michelle Kern, Nell Ranta, and Mik Diddams canvassed and phone-banked out of Bera’s campaign headquarters.

Further up the left coast in rural Washington state, communists Tim and Joyce Wheeler and Tim’s sister Marion “Honeybee” Wheeler Burns have been active in the Clallam County Democrats for decades. They campaigned for Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, and local Rep. Derek Kilmer. Tim traveled to international communist gatherings for many years as editor of the CPUSA’s People’s World. His father, Don Wheeler, betrayed American secrets to Moscow during World War II while working for U.S. intelligence.

Over in Minnesota, local CPUSA leaders the late Doris and Erwin Marquit were very active inside the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (Minnesota’s Democratic Party affiliate). The couple helped raise funds for congressional aspirant Keith Ellison in their home three times. In 2006, they used their political influence to help get Ellison elected to Congress.

Another Minnesota communist, Mark Froemke, is very active in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Froemke has enjoyed good relations with former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and former Gov. Mark Dayton.

Swinging down to Chicago, we see CPUSA members such as Pepe Lozano working in the successful Chuy Garcia for Congress campaign. CPUSA member Abdul-Aziz Hassan has worked for 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz, a Democrat, for several years. Even CPUSA leader John Bachtell once served as a precinct chairman for U.S. Senate candidate Obama.

In Ohio, former CPUSA chairman Rick Nagin worked inside the Democratic Party for decades. In 2006, Nagin was on the staff of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations 2006 campaign that first elected Sherrod Brown. Nagin also worked closely with Rep. Dennis Kucinich for many years. Nagin has run several times for public office on the Democratic Party ticket and served as the Democratic Leader in Cleveland Ward 14 and on the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Executive Committee.

In St. Louis, the CPUSA has worked closely with many black Democratic candidates through its front group the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. Longtime CPUSA member Glenn Burleigh is very active in the Democratic Party and has managed several Democratic campaigns, including Robin Wright-Jones for State Senate and Lewis Reed for St. Louis mayor. Missouri CPUSA leader Tony Pecinovsky will be standing for St. Louis Alderman in 2020, presumably as a Democrat.

Over in New York City, the communists have been working inside the Democratic Party since at least the 1930s.

Former communist Dan Margolis was active in New York City elections, including as the mid-Staten Island coordinator for the 2004 Democratic Party congressional campaign.

According to Margolis’s blog: “I ended up working on many Democratic campaigns during by time in the CPUSA: John Kerry’s, Obama’s twice, [Senator] Kirsten Gillibrand’s, Fernando Ferrer’s (he nearly beat Michael Bloomberg to become mayor of NYC), and a host of others known mostly to NYC residents. I am proud to say that I wrote the first official document in the CPUSA calling for support of Obama in the primaries: I wrote this as chair of the party in Brooklyn, in 2007.”

In 2014, the CPUSA’s Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Club wrote: “Sometimes, we must be free to disagree with Democrats on selected issues, even those whom we have supported, such as Obama on a national level, Jerrold Nadler, a progressive congressman from Manhattan, and Bill DeBlasio, who is New York City’s new progressive mayor. For example, we should be free to advocate a general reduction of our country’s military and to disagree with the Obama Administration’s expansion of some sections of our military forces.”

Across the river in New Jersey, communists such as Estevan Nembhard and Carol Widom were active in Democrat Ras Baraka’s successful 2014 campaign for the mayoralty of Newark. Baraka is the son of one-time CPUSA member Amina Baraka.

Connecticut is the CPUSA’s “jewel in the crown.” The party almost runs the state. The CPUSA is close to Gov. Ned Lamont, as it was to his predecessor Dannel Malloy. Both U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy are close to the party. Sen. Murphy employed CPUSA member Max Goldman as an aide for nearly three years, while serving on the highly sensitive Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro is very close to CPUSA Connecticut leader Joelle Fishman and her husband Art Perlo—the son of Roosevelt-era Soviet spy ring leader Victor Perlo. In 2012, DeLauro helped organize birthday celebrations for veteran Connecticut communist Al Marder. Comrade Marder is so well regarded in international communist circles that he was invited to Moscow in June 2015 to help the Russian Communist Party celebrate the anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany. Marder even got a big hug from then-Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov.

Three other Connecticut congressmembers, Jim Himes (House Intelligence Committee), Joe Courtney (House Armed Services Committee), and John B. Larson work closely with the CPUSA front group Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans. Even freshman Rep. Jahana Hayes had veteran communist Len Yannielli working in her campaign office.

Down in Texas, the situation is not much better. In Dallas, local communist leader Gene Lantz is very active in the Democratic Party and the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. Lantz is close to Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology) and is friends with Rep. Marc Veasey (House Armed Services Committee).

In Houston, local CPUSA leader Bernard Sampson doubles as a Democratic Party precinct chairman. The Houston CPUSA ran several comrades for public office in 2018 on the Democratic ticket (it’s illegal to run for office as a communist in Texas).

Comrade Ali Khorasani ran for Congress in Texas District 2 but was defeated in the primary. Communist Penny Shaw ran for a seat on the Harris County Commission but lost with 45 percent of the vote. Party member Sema Hernandez ran a shoestring campaign in the Texas U.S. Senate primary and managed to secure a respectable 250,000 votes.

And this is just the open or easily identifiable members. As a conspiratorial revolutionary organization, the CPUSA keeps much of its membership secret. The CPUSA almost certainly has many secret members and supporters in key positions throughout the Democratic Party.


Millions of grassroots Democrat voters are strongly opposed to communism. Many are descendants of families who fled communism in Eastern Europe, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Cuba. Many lost friends or family fighting communism in Vietnam. Many are Catholic, informed of the evils from communism at an early age by their priests, bishops, and popes.

Most would be horrified to know that communists are working openly and secretly at every level of their cherished Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party knows the identities of most of its communist members. The Democrats do more than turn a blind eye; they welcome the revolutionaries into their party.

The Democrats have spent the last two years bashing President Donald Trump for having ties to Russia. Yet the Democrats are willing to tolerate pro-China communists actively working within their own party.

By allowing communists to stand for office on their ticket, Democrats are cheating the American voter. By allowing communists to work closely with Democratic congressmembers and senators, they are endangering national security.

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

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Roxi P
1 year ago

I’m a 63-year-old Black woman and this is old news. There are no CARD-CARRYING members of the Communist Party in the U.S. Congress! THAT would have been easy to dig up! The only way you know they’re Communists is by the policies they support. A “Progressive” is basically a Communist and you have “Progressives” on BOTH sides of the aisle! Marxist ideology first made inroads into our society—particularly in Black neighborhoods—in the 20’s-30’s. It became more entrenched in the 60’s during the anti-war and Civil Rights movements. During the 60’s, the SNCC, CORE, The Black Panthers—in fact, the whole Black… Read more »

1 year ago

I would add one more thing. Democrats have not ‘Allowed’ Communists to Infiltrate Their Party as the title declares. Democrats have welcomed them with open arms! Because this is, and has been for quite some time, who and what the Democrat party is!

Today, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for the complete destruction of America and everything that it stands for.

Paul W
1 year ago

For all intents and purposes, the DNC is a communist party. The days of the “Blue Dogs” and moderates are long gone. If you vote “D”, you’re voting for communism. That’s just a fact.

Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Havent they been moving in since 50s?? IE into lesser offices??
Now more public since Pres Trump revealed the “secrets” in the DNC.
OK Dems change party or vote otherwise.
The legit Dems like Schoen.
Come join the GOP.
Dems only want Commies, MS 13, illegals

1 year ago

I agree with Roxi P. This is old news and should not be a surprise to anyone. We have failed to teach our younger generations what they have been given by the sweat, tears and blood of those who came before us. They do not see our freedoms and rule of law as the rare and precious jewels that they are. Instead, we have allowed them to be taught that they should despise the greatness and prosperity of America. Our youth have been told to hold the rich accountable for their every need, as well as any perceived lack they… Read more »

Joseph Morgan Sr
1 year ago

Simple, the demo-rats want a socialist dictatorship and will stop at nothing to get it, UNLESS we, “FREE AMERICANS”, take action to stop this destruction, NOW!

Bobby Romo
1 year ago

Awesome, well said Roxi. I’m 69 from the 60’s era and I think the hippies from California are now in our congress and senate. They are that age. Pelosi, Feinstein, Waters, more. Z Brzezinsk worked for LBJ. Communist leaning. He is Mika’s father…MSNBC. He sent obama to Russia to learn communism. LBJ was at the helm in JFK’s assassination, he wanted to be president that bad. JFK told a personal friend of his, non political friend, that “he could not do that to the people”. I Trust the Plan because there are over 100,000 indictments all over the world. New… Read more »

James Dyjewski
1 year ago

We need to educate all these young people today. They can’t identify these Democratic , communist people if they bit them in there butts.
Very sorry, state today, but these young people (20-40) are stupid.
And they don’t care.

1 year ago

What Democrat Party? There is only the Communist Party USA left. The parasite has infiltrated, eliminated the host and replaced it. Even the GOP is well into the process of the communist takeover with their “establishment” RINOs who will still throw people off by supporting something conservative here and there only to neuter the legislation then by addendums, and amendments later; all to throw the MSM consumer voter off their track. We need tough voter I.D. and driver’s license citizenship/legal greencard holder requirements, and we need a completed Southern wall, as well as public bi-partisan paper ballot custody supervision without… Read more »

1 year ago

I can see another Revolutionary War coming. Until these people are convicted and prosecuted for their treasonist acts against freedom, it is inevitable. The current Democrats know that to be able to succeed, they have to DISARM all Americans. If they ever succeed in doing this, it is over. The Democrats know there are enough armed Americans to keep them from overthrowing our current system. But divide and conquer is their program.

Corbin L Douthitt
1 year ago

? The Democrat Party has been more ‘Communist’ than Democratic for almost 100 years. Joe McCarthy was correct- The Communist Party doesn’t waste any money promoting its ideology in America- no need- the Democrat Party does it for them

Big Al
1 year ago

The Democrat Party has turned itself into what it is regardless of outside influences. Trust that they will do whatever it takes to undermine our Constitution.

1 year ago

The commiecrats started with that pos FDR.

1 year ago

Some but not all of the cure for this democrat evil is term limits. Anyone as ignorant and evil as Waters should have been out a long time ago. Term limits is the only way to do it. But that isn’t the only answer, we have to pay more attention to what they are doing. From what I see going on in congress, they all should be executed for treason! The DNC’ommunist Party will destroy this county!

1 year ago

Well of course. They are all socialists. They are democrats in name only. The socialists took over the democratic party back in the 60’s. Now they want to do away with the Second Amendment, as well as the entire Constitution so we can’t fight back. Wake up America. Get rid of the socialist scum before it’s too late.

1 year ago

I agree with Roxie P. This is very old news. I remember news articles warning that there was an underground socialist movement in the late 1960’s or early 1970s to work their way into our school system to indoctrinate young children. Is it really any wonder why so many young adults and children follow the likes of Bernie Sanders?? We were warned50 years ago and did nothing about it. Now we are paying the price. It brings me to tears to see how the Commucrat Party is working so hard to destroy what WAS a great nation, and shows why… Read more »

1 year ago

I agree,reading your replies give me hope for us all!

1 year ago

Not only are they allowing the communist in to their party, but they are also allowing the radical Islamic muslim in the party also an it has to stop before we have another D-Day to rid ourselves of these rodents that want to bring our country down. They even stated such.

Brenda Blunt
1 year ago

The USA is a Christian nation! Our Country is the best and greatest because of it!! Need to stop those who don’t like the USA anymore! Those people should leave!

1 year ago

Sorry Folks. You will not hear a word about this in the news anytime for sure. I hope President Trump brings this out in his campaign with facts to back it up, and lets see what True Americans have to say with their votes, Dems and Rep. Media will not put any effort into their reporting this no matter how true the facts are. Only false news against President Trump. As stated ….this is not news to some of us on the Communist movement.

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