Communists for Kerry

Communists For Kerry

Communists for Kerry

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Communists for Kerry is a tax-exempt 527 group founded in the Summer of 2004 by the Hellgate Republican Club of New York, now itself disbanded. Its name is intended to be satirical; none of its members belong to any communist organizations.<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->

Reportedly inspired by Billionaires for Bush, this political parody group describes its mission as "to inform voters with satire and irony, how political candidates make decisions based on the failed social economic principles of communism." In character, the group fervently supports John Kerry in his Presidential bid, through violent revolution if necessary.

Falsely portrayed in media

Communists for Kerry was falsely portrayed as a serious pro-Kerry group several times in the mass media.

During the 2004 presidential campaign, Fox News portrayed the group as a serious organization which actually supported Kerry. In a published story, Fox quoted a "Communists for Kerry" member stating that both he and North Korea supported "Comrade Kerry". The story continued, "It is unclear whether the Kerry campaign has welcomed the Communists' endorsement." Fox later apologized.

The group highlights a less-publicized incident in which The Washington Post reported of an anti-Bush protest, "Kerry might prefer to eschew the four-member "Communists for Kerry" contingent, whose placards advocated a "France First!" foreign policy." KommanderDjin...
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