By: Trevor Loudon
Several communists and radical anti-American socialists now serve on the influential Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee.
Many of those appointed have been involved with Democratic Socialists of America, which despite its name is a communist group based on the theories of Italian Communist party theoretician Antonio Gramsci – an advocate of revolution through infiltration. Others come from more traditionally communist groups.
These appointments prove that whether Bernie, or Hillary (or Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren) prove victorious in the primary, Marxists will set the policy direction for the Democratic Party. No matter who wins, the fix is in for socialism.
Bernie Sanders supporters on the platform committee include:
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a longtime associate of the Minnesota Communist Party. Keith Ellison has held several meetings in the home of recently deceased Minnesota Communist Party leader Erwin Marquit, was elected with the help of teams of communist phone bankers and has contributed an article to the Communist Party USA‘s People’s World website.
Hillary Clinton supporters include:
Carol Browner, President Barack Obama‘s former “Global Warming Czar.” Browner worked for Citizen Action, in Washington, DC, which was founded by former Students for a Democratic Society radicals Steve Max and Heather Booth, both later affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America. Heather Booth is the wife of Paul Booth (below). Until late 2008, Browner was a member of the Socialist International Commission for a Sustainable World Society.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a former member of the pro-Cuba, Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party. In the 1980s, Gutierrez worked with the Maoist Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Since then, Gutierrez has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America members such as Eliseo Medina. He was given a Progressive Leadership Award by the Midwest Academy (below) in 2013. Luis Gutierrez was an affiliate of the socialist New Party in the 1990s.
Paul Booth, a senior AFSCME official, former Students for a Democratic Society, card carrying Democratic Socialists of America member in the 1990s. He still serves on the board of DSA’s Midwestern Academy, a Chicago school which has trained thousands of community organizers in Saul Alinsky tactics.
Wasserman Schultz picks include:
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), a longtime associate of Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA. In 1993, Lee, then a Democratic California State Assembly member, was a secret member of the Committees of Correspondence, a Communist Party breakaway organization. She has been to communist Cuba more than 20 times.
Most of these individuals could not pass an FBI background security check to sell you stamps at the Post Office. They would not be allowed to clean the toilets on any military base in this country. Yet they are drafting policies that will shape the lives of more than 300 million Americans.
It is time for loyal Democrats to realize that their party is no longer the party of Harry Truman, or JFK. It has been hijacked at the highest levels by enemies of the US Constitution and American freedom.