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.