Ah, commies. It’s like we hardly knew ye. What were once the villains du jour on the Hollywood screen now seem almost a distant memory. It’s hard to believe that there are people born after the cinematic release of “The Hunt for Red October” who can now legally rent a car.
However, in the United States, communism didn’t die with the fall of the U.S.S.R. The commies merely changed their party affiliation to Democrat (if they hadn’t been there already).
This sign makes plain what has unfortunately happened to the Marxists of yore (H/T Overpasses for America):
Think that’s hyperbole? Think again. Let’s take a look at our president.
- He believes that, if you own a business, you didn’t build that — the government and minimum-wage workers did.
- His mentor when he was growing up in Hawaii was Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying communist who had, at one point, pledged allegiance to the Soviet Union.
- He’s aided the communist government in Cuba by returning jailed spies of theirs, beginning normalization of relations and generally treating Raul Castro with more respect than he does the Republican Party.
- He was also the Soviet cook/spy in “The Hunt for Red October” who shot Sam Neill before he could see Montana.
Okay, one of those four statements is false, but that’s still three too few.
And it isn’t like Barack Obama is an outlier. The Democratic Party is home to other outstanding crypto-socialists like Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters and Jerry Brown.
As for the actual Communist Party USA? Well, they’re pretty cool with the Democrats, too.
CPUSA Chairman John Batchell recently said in a blog post that, “At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda.”
So, yeah, there’s that.
Gone are the days when we would oppose communists by confronting them militarily, telling Mr. Gorbachev to tear down that wall or getting Alec Baldwin to steal that submarine with a nearly-silent propulsion system.
Now, we just elect them.
Hat tip to Pundit Pete for the laugh.
Via Pundit Pete:
PPPS (Chapaqua, NY)—Thanks to the efforts of our Chief Investigative Reporter, Poirot Pete, the Pundit Pete Press Service has uncovered a key document in the recent controversy surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account.
Poirot Pete, posing as an undocumented worker at a local paper recycling drop off in Chapaqua, New York, uncovered this memo, purportedly from Huma Abedin to Hillary Clinton, and referencing the sorting of Hillary’s emails using key words and phrases. The memo appears to contain personal notes from Secretary Clinton revising the list of key words and directing the email search and deletion of non-relevant emails.
The U.S. intelligence community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment removed Iran and its proxy Hezbollah from the list of terror threats to the United States.
The annual assessment of the intelligence community, which is released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, led by General James Clapper, backed away from years of precedent when the decision was made to remove Iran and Hezbollah from the terrorism threats list, The Times of Israel reports.
Outside of the politically correct verbiage and categorization issues (such as replacing the term “jihadist” with “violent extremist”), the report reveals that the intelligence community believes Tehran presents a persistent, significant threat to the United States.
The report reveals that Iran presents a significant threat to the United States: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is an ongoing threat to US national interests because of its support to the Assad regime in Syria, promulgation of anti-Israeli policies, development of advanced military capabilities, and pursuit of its nuclear program.”
With regard to Iran’s WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) program, the report states: “We continue to assess that Iran’s overarching strategic goals of enhancing its security, prestige and regional influence have led it to pursue capabilities to meet its civilian goals and give it the ability to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons.”
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