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CPUSA: Teabaggers And Other Haters

From the CPUSA’s People’s Weekly World (formerly the Daily Worker):

President Barack Obama speaks at the AFL-CIO Convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, September 15, 2009.

Tale of two worlds

Author: PWW Editorial Board
People’s Weekly World Newspaper, 09/17/09

At the AFL-CIO labor convention, teabaggers, birthers and other haters seem a world away. Firefighters, ironworkers, teachers and office professionals all took the floor making the case for a labor movement fully engaged on fighting for racial and gender diversity within the labor movement’s ranks and leadership.

And action is louder than words. In the last fourteen years, a quiet revolution has taken place in the labor movement. More women and more people of color are in leadership positions. In 1995, only 6 percent of top officers of state federations were women. Today it’s 21 percent. For people of color it has gone from 8 percent to 15 percent. The delegates at the 2009 convention are 43 percent women and people of color. There are translations going on for Spanish-speaking members and guests, and others who are guests in their languages.

Unions freely admit there is still a way to go, but it’s a good start.

It’s this kind of commitment to equality and equal opportunity and understanding that it "lifts all boats" that builds working-class power. As Mineworkers President Cecil Roberts told the convention in his W. Va. preacher style, "The labor movement is wide open for all, we celebrate diversity!" They see diversity and inclusion as strengthening worker rights for all.

The labor movement is also fighting for equal opportunity for lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals and transgender people and the actors unions initiated a program to increase representation in the media of people with disabilities.

Young workers are one of the populations least likely to be unionized and have some of the worst economic statistics compared to other age groups, and the AFL-CIO has initiated a new program to reach out and organize this new generation.

Some 3,000 union members and allies greeted President Barack Obama with a prolonged standing ovation — and rose to their feet at least four more times before he was done.

It was a far cry from the hate-inspired crowds claiming to represent America. Shown nightly on the news holding racist anti-Obama actions, these protesters may be working class but these actions only serve Big Insurance and other mighty economic interests. Some are bought and paid for, selling out their long-term interests for short-term gain.

The labor movement knows that. And that’s why you have union members, including big, beefy white guys, taking on these far-right protesters. For labor knows which side it’s on.

No, there are no “haters” on the left. This article from the Communist Party USA proves that.

(By the way, isn’t "teabaggers" a derogatory term for those who practice a homosexual practice?)

But never mind all that. They are also all for “diversity.” As long as everyone believes exactly as they do.

Note the not so subtle threat of (further) violence in the penultimate sentence. (They are speaking to you, Mr. Gladney.)

Still, isn’t it funny how much the Communist Party sounds like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Jimmy Carter and the rest of our one party media.

Or, come to think of it, maybe it isn’t so funny after all.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 18th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “CPUSA: Teabaggers And Other Haters”

  1. proreason says:

    Union members will turn agains the Moron soon.

    They will realize that he doesn’t have the power to protect their jobs forever, and once they make that realization, they will begin to think the same as everybody else in the country.

    Republicans should publicize the Union job losses under the Moron’s regime.

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    More of the same sick crap. Yawn.

  3. liram says:

    Nancy Pelosi and other liberals in the White House are worried about us the “meanies”? LOL
    How quickly they forget all the names they called Republican presidents in the past, particularly Bush…and how their followers formed riots and protests since the 1960s!!!
    The 9-12 march was huge (millions!) and not one single arrest or event of destruction or aggression took place. Ms. Pelosi, we the “teabaggers” are the nice people. Don’t get mixed up and, quit the Botox …it’s not doing you any good.

    • proreason says:

      The 9-12 marchers are obviously hiding their racism behind their fake observance of the law, fake civility, and cynically insincere tidiness. Oh how it must have stung them to act against their worse natures for 48 hours at a time.

      The White House isn’t fooled.

  4. canary says:

    Well, at least Pelosi choked up over 70’s language, chastising Obama for calling Kanye a Jackass, & Van Jones calling republicans a**holes. And ya know after all that mush love they neighbor stuff she said that muslims share with Americans, it just must be devasting for Pelosi to find herself surrounded with thugs who’s background, weather underground hoods, former pink panthers. I can see her getting teary eyed. Oh, and ACORN
    whore house, child slavery trafficking for sex.

  5. canary says:

    heck, he’s giving them premium health care plans. That is discrimination.

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