“True to form, Harry Bridges was ‘an Australian immigrant and devoted Communist’ both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations tried to deport because he had lied about his Communist affiliation in his immigration papers.” Lloyd Billingsley
“’Pelosi’s Favorite Stalinist,’ ran the headline on his [Muravchik] June 25, 2007 piece in the Weekly Standard.” Ibid
The progressive Democrat Nancy Pelosi showered Stalinists with praise.
“What do the Russians have on Donald Trump?” she said. “That’s the truth we want to know.”
As Pelosi mounts this surge, the old-line establishment media have shown little if any interest in Pelosi’s own background, particularly as it relates to Russia, the USSR, and the American labor movement.
“Harry Bridges was arguably the most significant labor leader of the twentieth century,” Pelosi wrote in the Congressional Record in 2001, on the 100th anniversary of Bridges birth. Bridges was “beloved by the workers of this nation, and recognized as one of the most important labor leaders in the world” and his International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union was “the most progressive union of the time.”
At the time Pelosi’s tribute drew little if any news coverage, but in 2007, when she was calling for unconditional withdrawal from Iraq, it came to the attention of Joshua Muravchik. Then with the American Enterprise Institute, he had been a speaker at the Second Thoughts ConferenceDavid Horowitz and Peter Collier staged in 1987. As a former chairman of the Young People’s Socialist League, Muravchik knew his onions on Harry Bridges. Continue reading