According to the Verdona Project, which was the recording and translation of encoded Soviet communications that were recorded in East Germany during the early days of the Cold War, all but one of the people that McCarthy accused of being Communists were on the Russian payroll. This included people who were on FDR's and Harry Truman's teams. The Verdona Project was how Alger Hiss and Julius Rosenberg were exposed as Soviet agents, yet dozens of other people who were powerful Democrats were protected. The information was kept secret until it was quietly released in 1995, yet the overwhelming percentage of Americans have never heard of the Verdona Project and McCarthy is still demonized by the media.
It would not surprise me to see that many Democrat party members who were card-carrying Communists, especially given the nature of the Progressives currently in power. The Progressive movement is almost identical in ideology to the Communist movement. With the domination of our two-party system in the USA, Progressives and Communists would run as Democrats and Libertarians (Ron Paul) run as Republicans. It is the only way to get elected.
I would really like to see a list of the 78 to 81 Communist members in the Democrat party that Allen West refers to. My best guess would probably cover a few dozen of them.
Last edited by TopDogger; 19 April, 2012 at 21:12 PM.
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