The friends of Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi is politically marinated in the hard left politics of the Bay Area, and has a soft spot in her heart for a Stalinist mentor. Writing in the Weekly Standard, Joshua Muravchik reminds us of the role of the Communist-led International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) in turning the San Francisco Bay Are to the hard left, and of Nancy Pelosi's apparent deep affection and respect for crypto-Communist ILWI leader Harry Bridges. The Roosevelt and Truman administrations tried to deport Bridges [an immigrant from Australia], on the grounds that he had lied about his Communist affiliation in his immigration papers, but for various procedural reasons the case was dismissed. So loyal was Bridges to Moscow that during the period of the Stalin-Hitler pact, he opposed the (1940) reelection of labor hero FDR, because Roosevelt was aligning the United States with Britain against Germany, and the ILWU printed antiwar pamphlets proclaiming "The Yanks Are NOT Coming."...(Read Full Post)