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
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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... Read More