Allen West: Progressivism’s Socialism, Marxism, Communism = The Congressional Progressive Caucus

Congressman Allen West was asked last Spring if he regretted saying some Democrat members of Congress were Communists, specifically 78 to 81 members of the Congressional Progressive Congress. Here we are approximately 5 months later and in that time..

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1) The Director of National Intelligence has admitted that warrentless wiretaps have collected unauthorized information in violation of the Fourth Amendment;

2) The Supreme Court called ObamaCare a tax, even thought it was not legislated in any way by Congress – not authorized or appropriated – a clear violation of the Enumeration of Powers;

3) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have filed a lawsuit against Janet Napolitano and Homeland Security for Obama’s new policy of “prosecutorial discretion” and “Presidential Priority” which causes ICE agents to violate their oath to defend and protect the US Constitution;

4) An illegal alien was given a speaking slot at the Democrat National Convention;

5) Oregon has adopted the guidelines of ObamaCare, as written by DHHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, which enables 15 year olds and older, either male or female, to be sterilized at no cost and without parental consent;

5) The DNC first expelled the word “God” from their party platform, and refused to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem, before they voted to amend that amendment, could not achieve a two-thirds vote to add it back in under pressure of appalled Americans, but added it back in anyway;

6) The Pentagon has allowed the President to allow about the bin Laden raid/kill and threatened to sue an former Navy SEALs publisher, and perhaps the SEAL – after the White House leaked details that could have  put the SEALs in jeopardy.

7) Homeland Security and other governmental agencies have ordered what seems to be enormous quantities of ammunition and weapons. Rather than explain the need for our government to have (excluding the Department of Defense and the Pentagon and all ammo and weapons for the Military) over 1 Billions rounds of various caliber bullets and numerous high-powered weapons, they simply redacted the quantities on government bids.

8) The Border Patrol says the claim that the Obama administration has deported more illegals than the Bush administration but it all has the stink of cooked books.

I could go on but have just noticed that in the power outage we had just minutes ago with a cool front supposedly coming through, this post got pubished before I was finished with it, so I’ll stop here. – you get the idea…

Allen West is right! He makes the point several times that media should do their homework and study ideologies. Allen West is right!

Begin a loose transcription of the video below:

UNIDENTIFIED QUESTIONER: About a week ago Congressman, you said the Congressional Progressive Congress had 70 or so Communists. Do you have any regrets about saying that?

WEST: I don’t have any regrets at all, and I think that if you would take the time to study the political spectrum of ideologies, you would understand that at the turn of the Century American Communists renamed themselves Progressives.

If you study the Woodrow Wilson administration, it will refer to the Woodrow Wilson administration as a Progressive administration.

Now, what I hope that people would do in the media is do a little research and start looking at what political ideologies are, and what they stand for.

There is a very thin line between Communism and Progressivism, Marxism, Socialism, or even as Mark Levin has said, Statism.

It’s about nationalizing production, it’s about creating and expanding a welfare state. It’s about this idea of social and economic justice – you hear that being played-out now with fairness, fair share, economic equality, shared sacrifice an nauseum, ad infinitim.

It is also about the creation of a secular state. This whole argument that the Liberal Left is trying to take you down talking about contraception, is really about a Federal Government that has reclassified religious organizations for them to be able to manipulate them however they wish.

So that’s what I wish people would focus on. Now, let me also bring something up. Since I’ve been up here…first time ever in politics, the past 15 months, we’ve had members of the Democratic Party stand up and talk about how Repubicans want to kill women. We’ve been called racists, we’ve been called sexists, we’ve been called homophobes, Islamophobes. We hear people constantly talking about the Tea Party Right Wing extremists of the Republican Party, but I don’t see anyone getting upset and challenging the other side.

I welcome anyone to have a discussion and a debate about the political ideology, because when you look at what is happening in this country right now, can you tell me this government is not nationalizing production – automobile industry, financial sector, health care? Cap and Trade did not go through the legislative process – look what they’re doing through the EPA as far as the energy sector. Look at what’s happening with the national labor relations board.

Who would have ever thought that we live in the United States of America where the Federal Government would be telling the private sector where they could relocate?

Look at some the bills that have come out of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. These are individuals who voted against having a balanced budget amendment yet they wanted to have a Constitutional amendment so that they could redistribute wealth. I don’t know if that’s in keeping with your version of a Constitutional Republic, but when I went through my studies, it surely was not, so I stand by what I’m saying and it’s very interesting that people on the Left are not debating the point that I made. They just don’t like the point that it was made.

Someone in the unseen audience asks West if he really believes “in his heart” that they [Congressional Progressive Caucus] adhere to those policies.

WEST: I just went down the line of legislation – you want to talk about creating a welfare state? Look at inauguration day [January 2009] and how many people were on food stamps. Look at inauguration day and how many people were in poverty. Look at where we are today. Want me to tell you exactly where we are?

As of 27 March we have 46 Million people on food stamps. On inauguration day we had 32 Million. That’s a 45% increase.

Americans in poverty on inauguration day – 39.8 Million, as of 27 March [2012] 46.2. That’s a 6.4 Million increase. That’s what I’m talking about – creating an expanding welfare state.

Folks, do your research. Understand these ideologies. This is a choice between two very clear futures….


See a list of the Congressional Progressive Caucus members here.

Related and Background:

Obama Had a Long Close Connection to Bill Ayers’ Father: Obama Slogan ‘Forward’ Communist Roots

The Anarchy Alley That Birthed Barack Obama, From Washington State to Kenya and On to Chicago

Congressman Danny Davis Receives Chicago Communist Headquarters Award

Congressman Allen West on the Congressional Progressive Congress and Communism (video)

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  • Cannot say it much clearer than that! Where’s Paul Revere?

  • Of course Allen West is correct. Just think of the Peter Schiff video you posted the other day of pwople on the Dems convention floor agreeing that corporate profits should be limited or eliminated. That is Marxism pure and simple.

  • mika

    What a significant increase in welfare, do they still work or we just can’t enough jobs.

    • David

      Allen West was right on when he suggested a critical look at the ideology. This is key in understanding where we are as a nation and how the bleak numbers he reported got here. The liberal left, progressives, socialists, communists, etc., have a shared ideology and they also have a plan. Much of their plan can literally be found in a book titled Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. But the point to remember is that none of this misery on America today happened accidentally. For example, in the past, the only real way to get the unemployment numbers to go lower was for Americans to find full time work. Today, as part of the plan, they do this by eliminating the number of available jobs and also by changing the definitions regarding unemployment terms.

      So if there are 5 Million fewer jobs available because of businesses that are now closed forever, and if there are people who have converted from receiving unemployment checks to now receiving SSI checks, and further still if there are millions who have given up and are not seeking employment then all of this will provide the illusion that the percentage of Americans who are unemployed is lower. It’s how they cook the unemployment books. The raw numbers are still available for anyone who knows of them and cares to figure this out. The truth of all of this is not hidden but only spun away from reality.

      So while the sheep are busy being sheep these leftist liberals are busy tearing the country apart. And remember also, as part of their plans go, if anyone starts to figure this out they simply shout false racist accusations and/or initiate a redirect to blame Bush. Fact; 89 MILLION adult americans are not working; Nearly 50% of all those in America are receiving some government welfare. There are many of these facts, including the ones Allen West mentioned, widely and abundantly available to any and all who want to know. These are not racist facts or political facts. There sadly are the facts of America today. And it’s a direct result of ideology and the ignorance and apathy of it.

  • michigan

    Congressman and hero, Allen West is one of the only people to tell it like it is. Communists have a long history of “rebranding” themselves in America to assuage concern.

    But if there is any doubt, just go to the source and read it for yourself.

    As they say, “right from the horse’s mouth”:

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  • David

    Col. Allen West is an outstanding example of leadership in America and is what America needs to remain strong against all foes foreign or domestic. This great man has my full support in leading us back to the principles enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. If we only had 10,000 more like him. God Bless Allen West.