Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Enemy Within

Almost nobody will argue that the enemy is at the gates anymore, the main differences come down to which side of the gates the enemy is on. The Democratic Socialists of America, for example, now claim some 70 members of congress including chairmen of about half the committees. Gateway Pundit has posted the membership list from the DSA's website.

But wait, there's more! You have to know how to ask the question in order to get the right answer, and have it make sense, so go here, and check out the 83 or so listed members of the congressional Progressive Caucus. You'll find a generous amount of overlap, and several new names as well. Jared Polis of Colorado, for example is a member.

A Progressive is a Communist or Socialist who doesn't want to alarm the capitalists by admitting anything. Taking the original 70 names, and adding the overlapping list from the Progressives adds 2 more Senators, and 15 more Representatives to bring the total to 87.

Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01) 1
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) 2
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31) 2
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL) 1
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01) 2
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03) 2
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08) 2
Hon. André Carson (IN-07) 2
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL) 2
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11) 2
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01) 2
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) 2
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09) 2
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14) 2
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) 2
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07) 2
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) 2
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) 2
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)

Today, most progressive politicians in the United States associate with the Democratic Party or the Green Party US. In the US Congress there exists the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which is often in opposition to the more conservative Democrats, who form the Blue Dogs caucus. Some of the more notable progressive members of Congress have included Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich, Barney Frank, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Maxine Waters, John Lewis, and Paul Wellstone.
So don't forget the junior Senator from Illinois who is currently warming the big chair in the White House.

Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson)
Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa)
Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
Diane Watson (CA-33, Los Angeles)
Linda Sánchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)
Alcee Hastings (FL-23, Fort Lauderdale)
Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)
Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18, Houston)
Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)

All that tree planting we did in the past is about to pay off, but the rope bill will not be insignificant.


tjbbpgobIII said...

Bill, how many uses can we get out of one rope. Most of us can make rope from vines, etc.etc.

Billll said...

This is a time for American craftsmanship and loving attention to detail. Great, enduring works of art can be created here, from the multi-colored rope for Barney Frank, to the stage magic setup for Dennis Kucinich, making him appear to be hanging out in space, disconnected from reality, and the specially selected crooked tree for Alcee Hastings.

Anonymous said...

Help return Polis to private life. Help Stephen Bailey get elected in November.