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Socialists in the Democratic Party

If you've wondered how America could have changed so fast the past two years that it's become almost unrecognizable, wonder no more. If your liberal friends and family members ridicule you when you said you were convinced that the US government is riddled with socialists, tell you liberal friends and family that you are right.

The Socialist Party of America released a list of seventy United States legislators serving in the 111th Congress who were official members of the Democratic Socialists of America in 2009. A big thanks to Jim Hoft who found the list and published it on his site Gateway Pundit.

Here they are in all their socialist glory. Is your Rep on the list? If so, then consider this a call to action to let everyone you know that now you have proof that your representative really is a socialist. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors. Call into local radio shows. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Volunteer for your rep's opponent's campaign and get him or her tossed out of office.

Co-Chairs
Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
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)

Marcy Kaptur was my Rep when I lived in Toledo. I may not live there anymore, but I've got a lot of friends and family who do.

Hat tip: Noisyroom.net


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Comments (30)

What a waste of DNA.... (Below threshold)
914:

What a waste of DNA.

Surprised? No. Surprised ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Surprised? No. Surprised Nancy isn't on the list? Yes.

Garanfan, I'm not ... (Below threshold)

Garanfan,

I'm not surprised Pelosi isn't on the list. She owns a vineyard in California. The DSA doesn't like private ownership or profits.

They are not socialists, th... (Below threshold)
Matt:

They are not socialists, they are communists. They will pretend to be socialists as long as they have to, then will reveal their communism.

Marcy Kaptur was my rep als... (Below threshold)
Judith:

Marcy Kaptur was my rep also. I am a fifth generation Toledoan and Toledo deserves alot better than this. The whole country deserves a lot better than this. What we don't deserve is the dumb voters. Yech!

Louise Slaughter. Nope, no... (Below threshold)
JJ:

Louise Slaughter. Nope, not surprised at all. Too bad this district hasn't come up with anyone in decades with the cajones to take her on.

The headline "Socialists in... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

The headline "Socialists in the Democratic Party" is quite redundant.

Whoever the "Democratic Soc... (Below threshold)

Whoever the "Democratic Socialists of America" are, this is basically the exact same list as the Progressive Caucus. Which I'm sure you don't like - but which is no more socialist than the GOP is fascist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Caucus

So, in short, I think you've been had. In fact, I'll bet money on it.

jimx,Judging by th... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

jimx,

Judging by this post and many others you have made recently, you must have been instructed to go into high gear as the election nears. Your posts are all aimed at defending the indefensible and your sputtering attempts to undermine your opponents are becoming laughable.

Do you really think that such trite manipulations are enough for this crowd?

Back to the drawing board tiny troll. Perhaps there's still time to think of something more effective.

Naaaaaaahhh. . . . .

Nothing "indefensible" abou... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Nothing "indefensible" about pointing out what pathetic rubes some Wizbang commenters are, Mr C. And nothing "indefensible" about pointing out that Gateway Pundit is something of an, umm, ...unreliable source.

Annnnnd here comes another ... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Annnnnd here comes another troll (post #10) to attack Wizbang commenters and the source of the article.

Note there is not any actual debate by Bruce.

"Whoever the "Democratic... (Below threshold)

"Whoever the "Democratic Socialists of America" are, this is basically the exact same list as the Progressive Caucus."

Yeah, funny thing, that.

My guess is that the list isn't legit. After all, as Jim so helpfully points out, there's already a Progressive Caucus, and having a Socialist Caucus would just be redundant.

"What's in a name? Would a ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"What's in a name? Would a rose by any other name....etc...."

' No, they're Leftists! No, they're marxists! No, they're communists! No, you krazy rite-wingers actually think the Obama-era regime is socialist! ' /lefty wizbang troll rant off


Socialist, commie, marxist..whatever. It's just a difference of how fast they want to push us to their collectivist, statist utopia where the borderless State has more power and the individual has less power. Where the 'right people' make the decisions and the rest obey, or else.

Give me liberty or give me death.

" "Whoever the "Democratic ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

" "Whoever the "Democratic Socialists of America" are, this is basically the exact same list as the Progressive Caucus."

Yeah, funny thing, that. "

Heh. Some overlap may occur.

Not one to point out the ob... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Not one to point out the obvious but can anyone name a member of the CBC that is NOT on that list?

Yes, Shirley Sherodd and hu... (Below threshold)
914:

Yes, Shirley Sherodd and husband.

Hey, whatever, guys. : ) Go... (Below threshold)

Hey, whatever, guys. : ) Go ahead and believe this, by all means. You'll look silly, but that's on you.

Re: # 9 - Blast! I must now report back to the Streisand Compound for further orders.

Why does Donna Edwards get ... (Below threshold)
Highlander:

Why does Donna Edwards get "Rep" rather than "Hon"?

Well, X, this will be easy ... (Below threshold)

Well, X, this will be easy enough to check one way or another. As I said, I don't think the list is legit. "Progressives" are usually pretty careful not to label themselves as socialists, even though there's no difference between the ideologies.

I'm sure these people are a... (Below threshold)
jim:

I'm sure these people are all just as much socialists as the German Democratic Republic was democratic ... or republican, for that matter. Well, credit where credit is due: they got Bernie Sanders right. One out of seventy is what, 1.3%?

Yes indeed, Obama proved he was the new Lenin when his first major initiative was to ignore the numerous cries to nationalize America's imploding banks, opting instead to bail them out with public money. Lefties all LOVE bailing out corporate robber-barons with their victims' money even more than they love performing gay abortions for Satan - jeepers, it's right there in the Communist Manifesto, sheeple!

If such naked communism didn't show his true colors (all shades of red), then surely his blanket pardon of CIA complicity in torture, coming as it did simultaneously with his absolute refusal to prosecute any of the manifold crimes of the previous administration, was merely the Che Guevara cherry on the Bolshevik Sundae. No doubt Americans will long mourn the millions of theoretical conservative dead who were ruthlessly slain in Chairman Obama's imaginary death-camps during the Magic Unicorn Purge of 2008.

The Democrats using a stealth bill to renew Bush's Patriot Act earlier this year simply proves that the diabolical rot of crypto-Marxism is so powerful that it has now co-opted the good wholesome destruction of basic civil liberties that once kept America "free" - so as to twist it for its own hideous ends!

WORKERS OF THE WORLD - BUD LIGHT!

Kim,You fell prey to... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Kim,
You fell prey to another hoax but that's what makes you so cute.

# 20:Awesome.... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

# 20:

Awesome.

A good list to keep particu... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

A good list to keep particularly if we somehow do not unseat the democratic majority. It is always good to know who the enemies of America are.

none of y'all wizbangers wo... (Below threshold)
rico:

none of y'all wizbangers would qualify to wipe Bernie Sanders' ass.

We wouldn't want to cause y... (Below threshold)

We wouldn't want to cause you to lose your job in this tough economy, rico.

Me thinks the "Progressives... (Below threshold)
Rick Caird:

Me thinks the "Progressives" doth protest too much. Socialist presidential candidate
Norman Thomas said:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism."

"But under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

So, it is hard to argue the "Progressive Caucus" is not socialistic. The "hoax" is arguing they are not.

"none of y'all wizbangers w... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

"none of y'all wizbangers would qualify to wipe Bernie Sanders' ass.
24. Posted by rico | August 14, 2010 9:18 PM "

You can't beat lefties for sophisticated, convincing polemics.

24. Not when Barney Frank h... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

24. Not when Barney Frank has already called dibs...

Good grief...I guess if eno... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Good grief...I guess if enough ignorant assholes say something often enough that makes it true. What a pathetic group of douchebags you people are.

the democrap party is satan... (Below threshold)
sam summers:

the democrap party is satan!!homosexuals,lesbos,negros_(78% of crime in america)tax and spend it on me people,anti-god people,unborn baby killers,socialist,transvesdikes,welfare queens,food-stamp junkys,and the newest to the democrap party ileagal wet-backs from mexico




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