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Revealed! Communist Members of Congress

Veteran Anti-Communist Investigator Examines Communist Roots of the Old and New “Progressive” Movements

Contact: Cliff Kincaid, President, America’s Survival, Inc. 443-964-8208

In the new blockbuster study, "From Henry Wallace to William Ayers - the Communist and ‘Progressive’ Movements," former government investigator Herbert Romerstein analyzes how the old Soviet Union used “progressives” for its own purposes and how a Communist Party spin-off organization has become involved in the modern-day movement known as “Progressives for Obama.” The study has been released by America’s Survival, Inc., a public policy and research organization.

The Communists used to call them "sympathizers," "fellow travelers," "left-wingers," and "useful idiots," Romerstein notes. They called themselves “Progressives." He explains, “The Soviet controlled and financed Communist Party USA manipulated these people in carrying out Soviet influence operations.” The study includes exhibits from Soviet and communist literature.

“During the 1930s and 40s,” his 24-page study says, “the Communists used such people to influence non-communist Americans in the trade union movement and the Democratic Party. Two secret Communist Party members became Democratic members of the United States Congress. They were John Bernard from Minnesota and Hugh DeLacy from Washington State. A ‘friend of the Party’ was Vito Marcantonio, who was elected to Congress first as a Republican, then as a Democrat, and finally as a candidate of the Communist Party controlled American Labor Party in New York.”

Romerstein, who investigated communist networks for the U.S. Congress, describes how Henry Wallace's Third Party Movement in 1948, the Progressive Party, was under total Communist Party control. “The Communists even reassigned some of their members from Soviet espionage to run the Progressive Party,” he says.  

Bringing the controversy up to modern times, Romerstein explains how the “New Left” of the 1960s and 70s included Communists involved in such groups as the Students for a Democratic Society and its terrorist offspring, the Weather Underground, and later “Progressives for Obama.”




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