Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal leans a lot further left than most members of his party.  He does not call himself a socialist, as does his colleague Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.  But in terms of his policies, it would be difficult to find anyone in the Senate to the left of Blumenthal.

When writing about Blumenthal, I often point out how he lied for years about his “combat service” in Vietnam.  After receiving a series of deferments from military duty, Blumenthal did join the Marine RESERVES as a private – as a means of avoiding assignment to Vietnam.   He spent his military career in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. where he rose to sergeant. 

Many times during his political career, however, Blumenthal bragged about his experiences in Vietnam – even suggesting he was in battle.  In fact, he never set foot in the country.  When he was finally called out for his misrepresentations, Blumenthal said he had misspoken.  He apparently did not remember that he did not go to Vietnam and never was in a battle.  That comes close to the criminal definition of theft of valor.

Now that I have given you a better understanding of Blumenthal’s character, you can get a better understand his political leanings.  Besides being one of the wealthiest senators ($100+ million) – and one of the nation’s greatest beneficiaries of the American capitalistic system — Blumenthal hypocritically sympathizes with communism.  I do not mean socialism – and I am not being hyperbolic.  

That was made perfectly clear by his participation in an award event sponsored by the Connecticut Peoples World Committee – an affiliate of the Communist Party.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Blumenthal was introduced by Lisa Bergman, a full-fledged member of the Communist Party, who attacked corporations as products of imperialism that are “undermining the labor and environment.”

According to the Beacon, Bergmann and her co-host, Ben McManus, openly recruited for the Communist Party.  “If you are not already part of the Communist Party, we invite you to participate and contribute and join,” said McManus.

Bergmann, who also serves as an organizer for the Young Communist League USA, added, “There’s more and more people talking about socialism in this country as it becomes more and more clear that capitalism is not going to work for our future. I’m a member of the Communist Party, I love it. I think it’s an amazing organization.” 

Now, Blumenthal was not just some guy who showed up accidentally.  He was part of the official program – a main speaker and award presenter.  He was not squeamish or embarrassed about being on the dais.  He was not thinking of scolding his scheduler for a blunder.

He told the audience of left-wing radicals that (highlights added for emphasis) “I am really excited and honored to be with you today and share in this remarkable occasion.”

In his remarks to the leftist group, Blumenthal embraced their language and goals. He called for “holding corporations accountable for the basic treatment of the American people.”

Imagine, a United States senator, who took an oath to defend the Constitution, is praising and cavorting with an extremist group dedicated to establishing a state-controlled autocratic economy – the very antithesis of the American system.  If you have any doubts about communism, name one nation in the world that has actually embraced it that is not run by a brutal authoritarian regime in which the people suffer oppression and worse.

We can only hope that the good folks of Connecticut will keep in mind the character and politics of Richard Blumenthal – a liar, hypocrite and communist sympathizer – when he is up for re-election.

So, there ‘tis.

By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

6 thoughts on “How Far to the Left Can Blumenthal Go?”
  1. Omar, Blumenthal, Pelosi, Schiff, traitors ALL. Communists are not wanted in our Government. We want only real Americans.

  2. When one gives any thought as to the character-or lack thereof-of CT’s Blumenthal, any thought will lead to his cohorts, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Williams, George Bush, all the Bidens, the Cuomos, Schumer, Schiff, and an endless list of like-minded prevaricating politicians on the American peoples’ payroll. SICKENING how they are still living the elitist life and lie and try to overthrow the very “vehicle” that got them to where they NOW are.

  3. His lies alone should be enough to get his rear end out of office, but he’s a democrat…a lying, self-serving, partisan hack. He gets by because he’s a democrat. There’s no honor in being a democrat.

  4. this pc of shit’ why doesnt this walking corpse donate 75 million of his money to charities if he claims he cares so much for the little guy..hes nothing but a fraud how these idiots in ct vote for these frauds is beyond me.theres so many voters that vote for a party not for the person then you get guys like this then you complain later but will still go vote again for a certain party and get screwed again’look at ca ; ny and chicago what a crime invested mess but the usefull idiots keep voting for the ones who are ruining their cities and states.

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