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CPUSA: Obama Will Change US Forever

From the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World (formerly The Daily Worker):


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OPINION: The coming landslide

Author: Marc Brodine

People’s Weekly World Newspaper, 10/31/08

Barack Obama has correctly reminded his supporters and staff not to get cocky, to remember the lessons of his New Hampshire primary loss. Nothing can be taken for granted, especially in the era of Republican voter suppression efforts, scurrilous robo-calls, and escalating ultra-right racism and desperation.

Nonetheless, if we do the campaigning, there are good reasons to expect that our work could result in a landslide.

It is likely, most experts and pundits say, that the polls will tighten, making it look like the election is getting closer. However there are a number of factors which, taken together, can lead to a much bigger landslide than the polls predict…

Except for the financial crisis which has decisively affected polls nationwide, no one of these factors by itself is large enough to change the election results significantly in more than a few states. But taken together, they show the real potential of a once-in-a-generation landslide…

True enough, there are countervailing forces as well. The blatant appeals to racism, the coded appeals to ultra-nationalism and militarism, the increased desperation of the ultra-right, the scare tactics they are using and which they will intensify between now and November 4th, the voter suppression campaign and dirty tricks like the vicious robo-calls which have already started, to mention a few. These dangers lead to the final and most important factor:

The Ground Game: Partly due to the Obama campaign financial advantage, partly due to the organizing philosophy of the Obama campaign, partly due to a huge volunteer gap (here is where the enthusiasm gap matters most), partly due to the grassroots nature of the Obama campaign from the start, and partly due to the Obama campaign using the long primary fight to build statewide organization in almost all states, and partly due to the organizational advantage of union GOTV efforts, Obama has a massive advantage in the ground game. Better organized than in previous presidential campaigns, with much better technological tools, with way more offices and staff in most states than the McCain campaign, the Obama campaign has rewritten the rules for staffing, GOTV, computerized organization, new voter registration, and providing ways for volunteers to join, donate, and take action.

Even though Obama is not a left-wing candidate, such a landslide would forever change the political life of our country, would open the doors to millions of workers joining unions, and would help enact aspects of Obama’s program (health care, ending the Iraq War, cutting taxes for the vast majority, raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations, improving and expanding social programs) which will benefit the lives of hundreds of millions.

So donate, display yard signs, wear buttons, call friends and family, doorknock, hold house parties, sign-wave on Election Day, volunteer in other ways, and vote. You will make history, and change our future for the better.

It is of course no surprise that the Communist Party would see Mr. Obama as a historic victory for their party.

Along with the Democratic Socialist Party Of American and the most prominent Communist dictators, many foreign and domestic terrorists, the CPUSA have long since endorsed his candidacy.

And why not? As we have previously note, Mr. Obama’s platform and that of the CPUSA’s are practically identical.

And they certainly are correct here.

A victory for Mr. Obama will certainly change this country forever.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, November 3rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “CPUSA: Obama Will Change US Forever”

  1. Colonel1961 says:

    Go Commies!

  2. Steve says:

    When you think about it, Mr. Obama really is a lot like what they used to say about the Daily Worker:

    Black and white — and red all over.

  3. RightWinger says:

    I have to say one thing I agree with in the article is that Obama is not a left-wing candidate.

    He is an ultra-so-far-to-the-left candidate that he makes your average run of the mill left-winger look like a Reaganite.

  4. proreason says:

    Daddy was a declared Communist.
    Mommy wrote papers in sympathy of Communists.
    Mentor Frank was a famous Communist.
    The self-indulgent “auto-biography” explicitly tells us he sought out Socialists and radicals as friends.
    He was probably a member of the Socialist “New Party” as recently as the mid-90’s. At the very least, he appeared in photos for their propaganda rag, and was endorsed by them.
    He is now endorsed by every Communist/Socialist organization in the country.
    He does not have a single friend or acquaintance to speak for his capabilities. Why so?

    So, nothing to be surprised about here. About 50% of the country is bound and determined to throw away 400 years of free-market success to elect the equivalent of a sophmore in college. As Thomes Sowell said yesterday, Obama has the arrogance only someone who has never attempted or accomplished anything can have.

    Even if McCain pulls this out, it is a stunning indictment of the intelligence of this country and a stark warning to anybody who has worked hard to acquire something for one’s family.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Well said proreason, indeed!!

  6. stvee08 says:

    With the connections that Obama has, he would be denied security clearance in the service. The liberal illuminati socialists believe he is capable of exacting positive change for our beloved country when in fact he could be the USA’s biggest security risk.

  7. BillK says:

    stvee08 – that doesn’t matter.

    Once Obama takes office he’ll be faxing classified documents to our enemies himself.

    The better to “open a dialog,” you see.

  8. BatK says:

    OUR enemies, clearly not HIS enemies…


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