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CPUSA Says ‘Rally Around Obama’s Plan’

A press release Robert Borosage, via the CPUSA’s People’s Weekly World (formerly, the Daily Worker):

‘Country needs our help’ — progressives urged to rally around recovery plan

WASHINGTON — With more people filing for unemployment than at any time in the past quarter century amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the head of a key center for labor and progressive action urged “progressives who helped deliver President Obama’s electoral victory to rally around a historic opportunity to rebuild America.”

Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, called for quick and bold action now to move the economic recovery plan. He assailed conservatives in Congress who are trying to "delay and dilute" the package.

"America voted for change last year, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act takes a bold first step on the path toward progressive change," Borosage said in a Jan. 28 statement. "The country needs our help. Conservatives are trying to delay and dilute the legislation. Quick, bold action on the economy is critical if we are to blunt the accelerating job losses of the Bush recession.

"We are standing at the precipice of an historic period of reform, during which we have an unprecedented opportunity to make lasting, positive change. We can’t back away from the bold initiatives required to make this change. The current economic crisis demands a substantial, strategic and sustained recovery plan. This plan is a down payment on long-term investments in vital, core elements of the nation, including health care, education, infrastructure and sustainable energy.

"Conservatives argue the plan should be smaller and include more tax cuts. This is seriously wrong-headed. If anything, the plan should be larger and contain more public investment. Conservatives have learned nothing from the collapse of their economic policies and the decline of their political fortunes. By staying in obstructionist mode they are placing themselves on the wrong side of history." …

“Our challenge to realize the progressive vision is nowhere near complete. But we’ve taken a big step, and it is only appropriate that our annual gathering reflects this new era of hope and change.”

Ad appearing on the same page as this article in the PWW.

As we have noted before, just like the old “Daily Worker” Mr. Obama may be black and white, but he is also red all over.

You can read more about Comrade Borosage and his plan to “Take Back America” here.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “CPUSA Says ‘Rally Around Obama’s Plan’”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Can you say,”President Comrade Obamy”?
    Black and White but Red all over, very clever!!

  2. Confucius says:

    Sounds like Obama and his other Democrat courtiers:

    –“worst financial crisis since the Great Depression”
    –“quick and bold action”
    –“precipice of an historic period”
    –“down payment on long-term investments in vital, core elements of the nation, including health care, education, infrastructure and sustainable energy”
    –“wrong side of history”
    –“new era of hope and change”

    Are all these guys using the same writer? Because if they are, I have a critique:

    –“Boring and derivative” (for the bros in the hood, “Fronten ‘n Trif’lin”)
    –“Worst piece of fiction since Bill Clinton’s ‘My Life'”
    –“Wet toilet paper is more interesting”
    –“No need for Ipecac”

    • JohnMG says:

      I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!! Isn’t this guilt by association? Haven’t we gotten beyond such trivia in this post-everything age? To think that people would associate a socialist with a…a…well, a communist! The nerve!!!

  3. curvyred says:

    Typical liberal mindset: Conservatives should just roll over and allow this all to happen because a Democrat “won”

  4. BillK says:

    This is, in fact, what the long-term plan is:

    “Conservatives argue the plan should be smaller and include more tax cuts. This is seriously wrong-headed. If anything, the plan should be larger and contain more public investment. Conservatives have learned nothing from the collapse of their economic policies and the decline of their political fortunes. By staying in obstructionist mode they are placing themselves on the wrong side of history.”

    When the “stimulus package” fails spectacularly, the next will “need” to be even larger because, Obama will explain, the Government simply didn’t spend enough.

    Then the sheeple will say “Yes, you’re right!” and support him wholeheartedly.

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    Here’s an example of the democrat stimulus for our economy. Read it and weep. From the National Review….

    $20.0 billion to increase the maximum benefit under the Supplemental Nutrition Assurance Program (i.e., Food Stamps)

    $18.5 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs

    $20.4 billion for programs administered by the Department of health and Human Services

    $20.0 billion to renovate elementary and secondary schools

    $17.6 billion for Pell grants and other student financial assistance at post-secondary institutions

    $29.1 billion for other elementary and secondary educational programs

    $30.0 billion for highway construction

    $13.1 billion for other transportation programs

    $11.2 billion for housing assistance programs administered by HUD

    $19.5 billion (minimum, could be higher, as per Title XIII) for education grants to states

    $27.1 billion for increase unemployment benefits

    $13.3 billion to increase health insurance for unemployed workers

    $11.1 billion for “Other Unemployment Compensation”

    $20.2 billion for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments to encourage providers to improve healthcare IT

    What does this sound like to you? It sounds to me like a wish list for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

    • BannedbytheTaliban says:

      Thanks for posting these items. I’ve been looking for them but couldn’t find them anywhere in the MSM, go figure. The average voter has no idea what this bill entails; just that everybody says it is necessary. I sniffed it out for what it was the instant it was introduced, a multibillion dollar Democrat super bill meant to cover all the “social welfare” pork they weren’t able to pass during the Bush administration. Kudos to the GOP for continuing to fight it, but I don’t think they will be able to stop it passing. It is a big ball of shitte rolling down hill, and picking up speed.

  6. jobeth says:

    Birds of a feather…..

    One of the things I always try to do when assessing a person or idea is to look at the persons surrounding that person or the agenda of those supporting an idea or concept. That will usually tell you much of what you need to know. (To me it’s the “Duh” factor)

    Wake up libs…are these the people you want to align with….?(retorical)

    Oh pooh, what am I saying!?…half of these libs think that its all a conserv. lie. The other half have no idea who is running for what office…but they like the way they “look”,”talk” or “dance”.

    I have a really good, normally very intelligent, friend who voted for O’Balmy. She personally lives as a conservative lifestyle as any of us. A really wonderful person! But I was baffled by her choice.

    Yesterday I asked her what it was that she liked about him.

    Know why she voted for “The One”?

    Because she didn’t like the remark McCain made when he called him “That One”. And she didn’t like Palin’s taking the mickey out of the left during her speeches. She felt it was mean spirited. (hasn’t she listened to the left talk about the right?)

    I truly love this gal. I never want to lose her friendship. But I am at a loss as to that rational. They get their news from the MSM and don’t watch much TV or find truth via the internet.

    All this goes back to the point of this story. Dumb them down with fuzzy truth or out and out lies, have them concentrate on their “feelings” and what the govnt can “give” them for “free” and what do you get?….CPUSA

    How can he surround himself with so many socialists, be approved by the CPUSA and other communist countries and follow their “game plan for success” etc., etc. and people just swallow the cool aid without even asking the flavor?…Because he is after all …smooooooth?

    Arrrrggghh!

  7. TickTock says:

    Why are we not surprised?

    I’m proud of the House Republicans and the 12 Dems that voted against this heist.

    If the Senate Repubs will follow suit, Obamy and the libs will be out on the limb when the SHTF.

    Can we somehow detain McCain?

  8. proreason says:

    Don’t be confused. Communism is even worse than you think.

    Communism /Socialism is an ideology designed to permanently entrench a ruling class. Maybe Marx was an idealogue. In practice, there has never been a Marxist government that did anything other than violently impose martial law..

    Socialism is simply a handy government tool to beat down people who produce things so that a tiny elite can live like the aristocracy (kind of what we have now in the U.S.A., except the elite want more). It’s handy because it appeals to the greed of ordinary people. In perfect Alinsky fashion, the real greed is exhibited times a million by the ruling class.

    It is a direct line of evolution from the Devine Right of Kings from the Middle Ages and before.

  9. gipper says:

    Ol’ Karl in the picture above cannot be flashing the peace sign. Communism only comes about after the spilling of blood. Instead, he must be flashing the “V” for victory. I don’t want the Communists to be victorious. And I don’t want the Soft Communists (Socialists) to be victorious, either. Those Republicans and even the handful of Democrats that voted against the porkulus bill need our support.

  10. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    There’s way too much pork in the Obama stimulus plan. It’s more like a stimulus plan to benefit the expanding power of the government. CPUSA keeps forgetting one very important fact: If Americans don’t like what they see, hear, and read then they have the constitutional right to gripe, bitch, and moan about it. The First Amendment was created specifically to protect the right of unpopular speech. Such as our criticisms of Obama’s actions.


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