Hmmm? What broad brush is that? You object to “leftmost Democratic party”? Broad brush?
Hmmm, you just answered your question. The “broad brush” references your allusion to the “leftmost Democratic Party” linked to a progressive lobby. The typical if… then… argument. If the Dems have a “leftmost” wing, then it must include Communists inside the mainstream. West’s allusion here is clear; there ARE Communists in the Dem party. Hence the broad brush.
Really. So what did I assume?
First of all that Communists have the same agenda which they do not and never have. Their basic tenets are entirely different. And that even though the progressive lobby may share these same agendas to a degree (progressives BTW have no agenda to violently destroy the existing government) they don’t reflect the platform of the mainstrean Dem party as I’ve mentioned before.
Socialism has always been similar to but distinct from communism. I don’t understand your question, as it appears to have a dubious premise at its core.
I’d like to see if you can engage just these three issues logically prior to addressing anything else you come up with.
I’ve already addressed that question in my previous response, but let’s stay on point here, the discussion is about West’s rant that there are Communists in the Leguislature and the allusion is that they are attached to the Democratic Party. Your bolstering of his comment is backed by the fact that a progressive lobby is part of the extreme lefty wing of the mainstream Dems. Once again, so what? The only other evidence is that a Socialist often votes with the dems. in Congress. Once again, so what? This proves nothing except a vain attempt to defend the undefendable comments made by West. Hence there are NO Communist members of Congress from the Dem. party.