The Real Jim Himes

Jim Himes is a congressman representing Connecticut’s 4th District since 2009.  The 4th District comprises 17 towns running along the Long Island Sound from Greenwich (bordering NY) to Bridgeport, CT. 

When he was a rising senior in Harvard, in the summer of 1987, he and his faculty advisors, Frances Hagopian and Robert Coles thought it was a good idea for Himes to spend July and August of 1987, studying the Sandinista revolution first hand by living among the communists in the villages of Nicaragua.

This was at the height of the period when President Reagan was notably trying to assist the people of Nicaragua to free themselves of the rule of Nicaraguan Junta dictator, Daniel Ortega.  While there, Himes interviewed some 90 Sandinista leaders and operatives focused on driving communist cultural change throughout Nicaraguan society.

Upon Himes’ return at summer’s end, he commenced writing his senior thesis on the experience: “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua.

In it, Himes quotes Marx, Lenin and Castro, and speaks approvingly of Lenin’s vision of “an elite party to be the agent of transformation” – sound familiar? The bibliography includes such titles as “A Dictionary of Marxist Thought – Communist Political Cultures – Nicaragua: Unfinished Revolution.”  Mr. Himes has never repudiated Marxism, though he had a clear chance on 2-2-23 when he voted AGAINST “House Resolution, H. Con. Res. 9 – Denouncing the Horrors of Socialism.”

It may well be that he’s spent more time and effort studying Marxism than any other subject since.

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Jim Himes' Voting Record