Sunday, October 14, 2012

Forward - part two

On Capital Hill hearings are convened to investigate the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya and the failure of security that led to the carnage.  Keep in mind that this failure occurred on September 11 and the terrorist attack was perpetrated by Al Qaida.  So, given the facts that another attack on that date by those who attacked us in 2001, is disturbing to most Americans on many levels.

In the MSM this morning the following interview occurred:

"Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings, the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told CBS's Bob Schieffer Sunday that the committee's hearings into the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Libya were "turning into a witch hunt." (see "witch hunt below).

One must take into consideration the background of this "senior Democrat".  First and foremost he is a card carrying member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  Second, he is also the one who claimed that members of the Tea Party spat on him when he and his fellow communist sympathisers were walking arm and arm up the steps of the Capital building with Nancy Pelosi carrying her gavel the day of the Obamacare vote.  Third, at the same rally -- "Recall that in March, 2010, when the Obamacare battle was raging, following a walk through a Tea Party rally outside the Capitol, black congressional leaders John Lewis and Emanuel Cleaver accused the Tea Party protesters there of spitting on them and calling them the “n-word.” Media outlets ran with it, but then Andrew Breitbart promised a $100,000 reward to the NAACP if anyone can show a video confirming the charge. The $100,000 was never paid.

Nanci Pelosi, John Lewis, Emanuel Cleaver as well as Elijah Cummings are all card carrying members of the "Congressional Progressive Caucus".  This walk through a tea party crowd in solidarity to socialist values is striking in it's audacity.  No longer are the Communist's fearing the stigma of association.  More importantly the communists are at all level's of our elected government all the way to the top.

Allen West made reference to the CPC as communist's and the usual slander occurred from the usual CPC members using the "Witch Hunt" analogy -- McCarthyism is synonymous with the term "Witch Hunt":

CPC Co-chairmen Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) compared West’s remarks to those of former Sen. Joe McCarthy, who “divided Americans with name-calling and modern-day witch hunts that don’t advance policies to benefit people’s lives.” McCarthy was censured by the Senate for the tactics he used in his attempt to root out Soviet spies and sympathizers during the Cold War.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Mission Statement
  Our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers, because taxpayers have a right to know what they get from their government. We will work tirelessly, in partnership with citizen-watchdogs, to deliver the facts to the American people and bring genuine reform to the federal bureaucracy.   So explain how communist's are able to gain seats at the table of "oversight" of our own government? 

The lesson's of 9/11 are of no consequence to the communist and their fellow travellers in the hallowed halls of congress.  It doesn't fit with their vision of moving "Forward">>>>>>


  1. "So explain how communist's are able to gain seats at the table of "oversight" of our own government?"

    The quick answer could be that it's because they're not Communists. There are miles of daylight between the tenets of Communism and the tenets of the party of Democrats. If the standard for jumping to extremes is this low, then it's safe to say that there are Fascists in the GOP.

    Conservatives put little stock in the hyperbole of Progressives.....why would the same not be true when reversed?

  2. There's no question of this. They (dems) are all witting or unwitting communists.

  3. CI - Here again I am breaking with my own rules to comment. OK, even though I use the term Democrats loosely I am writing this article with specific "people" targeted with the moniker "communist's"! Those people I name directly in the piece. For instance, I do not think that Joe Lieberman (D) (though he is now an (I) due to the Democrat party) is a commie. Again -- even though I write that the communist I refer to in this article as politicians I believe there are a great many individuals in the Democrat party to be communist's (i.e., ACORN workers, Union members, Hollywood Actors, etc.). Those individuals whom I specifically point out are communist's plain and simple. There is no jumping to the extreme here. Come on, I kind of feel like Allen West after the speech (the video link I provide) he gave. If you actually look at the tenets of the Democrat platform and that of the communist, socialist, marxist ones, you will see many of the same verbage in the text and meanings. In fact, did you know that the "Communist Party USA" actually sued the Democrat Party for stealing their platform? See the following link:

    Here is a blurb for your digestion from the article:

    "According to political hotwire and many other sources, CPUSA claims that the entire so-called “new” Democratic agenda is, in fact, the product of a decades-long, painstaking campaign by CPUSA theorists, agitators, and underground subversive cells - which makes it the intellectual property of the Communist Party USA, protected by American copyright laws. “They stole our entire platform, rebranded it ‘progressive’, and claimed it as their own,” declared a CPUSA spokesperson at a press conference in San Francisco. “And we communists say, not so fast! Not in this country anyway, where we still have property rights and the rule of law, thank God! Actually, let me rephrase that...”, which was a comment to undermine God as both the Democrats and Communists have done. The Communist Party representative further explained that government ownership of the auto and financial industries, redistribution of wealth, and free rationed health care have always been among the glorious CPUSA objectives: “We held on to these goals through all the difficult years of factional infighting, purges, denunciations, and heroic espionage on behalf of the Soviet intelligence services.”

    Finally, I want a little more specifics, as I did with my article (which is sourced throughout) to sustain your position of "fascists in the GOP". No drive-by bomb throwing allowed here.

  4. I've thrown no bombs, nor did I state that there were Fascists in the GOP; I referenced your standard of determining ideology. You indeed do have sources within your post and your follow-up....those sources do not however, provide a foundation for any elected Democrat being a Communist. Nothing you posted about Rep Cummings speaks to a political ideology....and a statement from the CPUSA doesn't provide that foundation either.

    One can find similar verbiage between the GOP platform and radical right wing governments of the past as well. The person throwing bombs is West, for his statement provided sans any sort of foundation.

    Conducting a flimsy analogy between one's political opposition and some of the worst examples of human behavior is jumping to extremes; in the same vein as describing someone as "un-American" or anti-"American".

    "The lesson's of 9/11 are of no consequence to the communist and their fellow travellers in the hallowed halls of congress."

    They haven't seemed to be of any consequence to the other party either.

  5. The Congressional Progressive Caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders-the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based "think tank" Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

    Many members were and continue to be linked to DSA and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations.

    OK, this will be my starting point. Follow the dots.

    Bernie Sanders (who is openly socialist) creates the CPC (of which Rep. Cummings is a member). By joining this group, one must agree with their charter. Which is why you do not find, let's say, Allen West in their little group. I have already established that the CPUSA has, ironically in an American court of law, sued CPC for theft of their "ideology" or more aptly put their "intellectual property".

    Actions and words speak to their ideology:

    Jesse Jackson, Jr. - (member of CPC) - October 18, 2011 demanded that Obama suspend the US Constitution and declare a "national jobs emergency". Though he has not been officially charged to the sale of Obama's Senate seat, many of his friends have been convicted of it. In addition to the investigation along those lines, Jackson now has the FBI looking into his finances. Roland Burris, who was appointed to Obama's Senate Seat was, wait for it, wait for it -- a member of the CPC.

    Nanci Pelosi - (member of CPC) when asked where in the US Constitution it can mandate the forcing of purchasing insurance when she replied "Are you kidding". She also scoffed and joked that we will have to wait until the Health Care bill is passed before you will know what is in it.

    These are but two examples of behavior and words of socialist/communist/marxist. I could go on and on with the other members of the CPC. But you know as well as I that I do not have to. They all became members, knowing and agreeing that their charter was of communist dogma. I do not have to post both charters and compare them to let's say "the Communist Manifesto" to see that they are nearly identical in words and ideology. This has already been done elsewhere.

    So, I firmly disagree that Allen West was throwing bombs without support of his statement. Allen West is exactly the type of Congressman that takes his oath of office seriously and performs his duties of office accordingly. He risked his life, on the battlefield defending that very same oath.

  6. We seem to have different sources for what constitutes actions or beliefs in line with the tenets of Communism.

    The CPUSA lawsuit has as much relevance as lawsuits brought by the Westboro Baptist 'Church'.

    "I do not have to post both charters and compare them to let's say "the Communist Manifesto" to see that they are nearly identical in words and ideology. "

    I could not disagree more. 'The Progressive Promise' bears little resemblance to the Communist Manifesto, and most points are supported by the many members of the right as well. I counted universal healthcare and the minimum wage as the primary outliers.

    Labeling the opposition as Communist comes across to me as little more than rank hyperbole that we are unfortunately burdened with from our elected officials and the media.

    The vast majority of conservative arguments trump those of liberals; there's really no need to invent any.

  7. The only "opposition" I see, personally that is, are those who act and behave contrary to the US Constitution. The Constitution is a literal document and as a former active duty military member I firmly believe in it's wording as something to cherish and sacrifice for. The point I was making above, as far as I am concerned is literal and will not argue with you any further as it is pointless. There are literally millions more that share this belief that I state above and have, to my satisfaction proven it beyond any doubt you may illicit here. What I do not get, is that you are also ex-military and purport to "Constitutional" freedoms of a Libertarian. I realise that as a military member or a Libertarian you are not following in "lock-step" with that party much like the disdain you have for both parties D's and R's being no different from each other in the way they are corrupt and basically tyrannical. But, your opinion is yours and apparently yours alone.

  8. There is no argument from me in regards to the Constitution. I believe it to be sacrosanct in the ideals of governance for this nation.

    Where we apparently part is in singling out one party over the other, where both have treated the document as a quaint suggestion; and in explicitly defining ideologies rather than loosely associative. I don't seek confirmation bias when I look at either issues or parties.

    But thank you, I appreciate the discussion.