The Five Most Dangerous Socialists In Congress – 2 Of 5

Bernie Sanders


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berniesanders2Self-Described Socialist… Runs As An “Independent”…

Birth Date:
September 8, 1941
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York

Brief Biography:
Bernie Sanders is the only open socialist in the United States Congress. He makes no secret of his ties to Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and is often a key speaker at socialist conventions and events. Sanders was born in 1941 in New York to Eli and Dorothy (Glassberg) Sanders. According to the website Wikipedia, most of Sanders family perished in the Holocaust. In what is perhaps the greatest irony of his life and political career, in spite of knowing the evil that was perpetuated by the National Socialist Workers Party in Germany (namely, the Holocaust), Sanders has embraced socialism his entire life.

During his early life, Sanders worked as a carpenter, filmmaker, writer, and researcher and started his political career in 1971 when he joined the anti-Vietnam Liberty Party in Vermont. In 1981, Sanders was elected the mayor of Burlington, Vermont and retained the office until he announced in 1989 that he would not seek re-election. In 1988, Sanders ran for the United States Congress to fill the seat that was vacated when former Senator Jim Jeffords moved to the United States Senate. Sanders lost that election but ran again in 1990 (as an”Independent”) and won the that election by a margin of 56%-40%.  Once in the United States Congress, Sanders founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

When Jim Jeffords retired from the Senate in 2005, Sanders sought that seat (again as an “Independent”) and won with the support of such notables as Senators Harry Reid and Charles Schumer and in 2015 he shocked political pundits by announcing that he would seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton.

Notable Quotables:
“Education should be a right, not a privilege. We need a revolution in the way that the United States funds higher education.”
“You know, I think many people have the mistaken impression that Congress regulates Wall Street… The real truth is that Wall Street regulates theCongress.”
“My God… if you want to run for president, you’re going to need a gazilliondollars.”
“I am prepared to run for President of the United States.”

Disclaimers:
Inclusion on this list is not based on the opinion of the authors or, in effect, the subjective opinions of any third party. Inclusion on this list is based upon present or past membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a caucus within Congress that has long-standing and deep ties and, in the opinion of a number of political scholars, was an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the time of its inception. According to David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com website: “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are undoubtedly socialists, though most shy away from the label. The CPC has long had ties to the far-left Institute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America (the largest Marxist group in the country), and the Communist Party USA.” Additionally, a number of authoritative articles have been written on the historical connection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the DSA and we encourage the reader to do independent research if the topic is of further interest.

The Five Most Dangerous Socialists In Congress – 3 Of 5

Raul Grijalva


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raulgrijalva3From MEChA To The United States Congress…


Birth Date:
February 19, 1948
Birth Place:
Tucson, Arizona

Brief Biography:
Grijalva is presently the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. His father was a migrant worker from Mexico who immigrated to the United States under the Bracero program. While studying at the University, Grijalva was the leader of the Chicano Liberation Committee and an active member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), a radical organization that embraces the separatist “Aztlan” ideology.

Grijalva was elected to the Tucson Unified School District board in 1974 and served until 1986. From 1989 to 2002, Grijalva served as a member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors and also served as chairman from 2000 to 2002.

According to the website Wikipedia, “in 2008 [he] was among 12 members rated by National Journal as tied for most liberal overall. On the ideological map of all House members at GovTrack’s website, Grijalva is ranked farthest to the left. Liberal and progressive activist groups routinely give him high marks for his voting record. Grijalva received a 100 percent score from Americans for Democratic Action, Peace Action, the League of Conservation Voters, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Arab American Institute, and several other notable groups in recent years. With the start of the 114th Congress, Grijalva became the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.”

Grijalva is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the LGBT Equality Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and he is probably best known for his opposition to the Iraq War and his support for Amnesty.

Disclaimers:
Inclusion on this list is not based on the opinion of the authors or, in effect, the subjective opinions of any third party. Inclusion on this list is based upon present or past membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a caucus within Congress that has long-standing and deep ties and, in the opinion of a number of political scholars, was an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the time of its inception. According to David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com website: “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are undoubtedly socialists, though most shy away from the label. The CPC has long had ties to the far-left Institute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America (the largest Marxist group in the country), and the Communist Party USA.” Additionally, a number of authoritative articles have been written on the historical connection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the DSA and we encourage the reader to do independent research if the topic is of further interest.

The Five Most Dangerous Socialists In Congress – 4 Of 5

Keith Ellison


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keithellison2“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”

Birth Date:
August 4, 1963
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan

Brief Biography:
Ellison is the first open Muslim elected to the United States Congress. Along with Raul Grijavla, he is the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is probably best known for his insistence that he take his oath of office on the Koran.

Ellison is the son of Leonard Ellison and Clida (Martinez) Ellison and was born Catholic but converted to Islam at the age of 19 as part of his quest for “social justice.” To put it in Ellison’s own words: “I can’t claim that I was the most observant Catholic at the time [of my conversion]. I had begun to really look around and ask myself about the social circumstances of the country, issues of justice, issues of change. When I looked at my spiritual life, and I looked at what might inform social change, justice in society… I found Islam.”

As a law student in 1989 and 1990, Ellison wrote several columns under the name “Keith E. Hakim” in the student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily defending Louis Farrakhan and suggesting that Whites be required to pay slavery reparations to Blacks.

Ellison sought election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002 and was elected to the House of Representatives in the Democrat wave of 2006. Since entering the United States Congress, Ellison has worked to pass bills that would allow the federal government to levy taxes on a wide range of banking and financial transactions and has repeatedly had to quell allegations that he has ties to Radical Islam.

Disclaimers:
Inclusion on this list is not based on the opinion of the authors or, in effect, the subjective opinions of any third party. Inclusion on this list is based upon present or past membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a caucus within Congress that has long-standing and deep ties and, in the opinion of a number of political scholars, was an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the time of its inception. According to David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com website: “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are undoubtedly socialists, though most shy away from the label. The CPC has long had ties to the far-left Institute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America (the largest Marxist group in the country), and the Communist Party USA.” Additionally, a number of authoritative articles have been written on the historical connection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the DSA and we encourage the reader to do independent research if the topic is of further interest.

The Five Most Dangerous Socialists In Congress – 5 Of 5

Mark Pocan


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markpocan2
Openly Progressive And More…

Birth Date:
August 14, 1964
Birth Place:
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Brief Biography:
Mark Pocan is the First Vice-Chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Pocan was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1964. In November 2012, Pocan replaced Tammy Baldwin in Congress when she was elected to the U.S. Senate. Coincidentally, he also replaced Baldwin in the Wisconsin State Assembly when Baldwin was first elected to Congress.

Pocan, who is a card-carrying member of the AFL-CIO self-identifies as a “progressive Democrat.” Openly homosexual, he was one of the most active members of the Wisconsin State Assembly on the so-called “same-sex marriage” debate and was considered to be one of the most “progressive” members of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

On November 24, 2006, Pocan “married” his long-term partner, Philip Frank in Toronto, Canada and has received distinguished awards from Planned Parenthood, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, the Wisconsin Aids Fund, the ACLU and a number of other left-wing organizations..

Disclaimers:
Inclusion on this list is not based on the opinion of the authors or, in effect, the subjective opinions of any third party. Inclusion on this list is based upon present or past membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a caucus within Congress that has long-standing and deep ties and, in the opinion of a number of political scholars, was an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the time of its inception. According to David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com website: “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are undoubtedly socialists, though most shy away from the label. The CPC has long had ties to the far-left Institute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America (the largest Marxist group in the country), and the Communist Party USA.” Additionally, a number of authoritative articles have been written on the historical connection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the DSA and we encourage the reader to do independent research if the topic is of further interest.