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US Communist Party Crows Over Obama Victory

From the head of the Communist Party, via their propaganda sheet, People’s World (formerly the Daily Worker):

Democracy comes out on top on Nov. 6

By Sam Webb | November 6 2012

After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday. The better angels of the American people spread their wings, as they went to the polls…

Moreover, the balance of forces – that is, the ground on which people fight going forward – has shifted in a progressive direction. And thanks in large measure goes to what might be the most notable development in this election – the emergence of a multi-racial, male-female, working-class-based electoral coalition that has the potential to transform America in the years and decades ahead.

The Communist Party said a year ago that the 2012 elections would be the main front of the class and democratic struggle, and subsequent events have confirmed that fact.

Indeed, we argued (and not everyone on the left agreed and probably still don’t) that defeating right wing extremism was the key to moving the whole chain of democratic struggle forward in the coming period.

Note that this is confirmation that it is only "rightwing extremists" who are opposing the advances of communism.

Conversely, we said that a victory by right-wing extremism would set into motion a far-reaching assault on the people’s living standards, rights, and organizational capacities, the likes that we’ve never seen.

And never mind that the American standard of living has never gone down faster than it has under Obama. In fact, it’s been going down faster since the recovery than during the recession.

Had Romney won the Presidency and the Republicans the Congress, it would have accelerated to warp drive a capitalist class counterrevolution – a reversal of seventy years of social progress. In a matter of three months time, the entire body of social legislation dating back to the New Deal could have been expunged

Note that this is an admission that the "social progress" of the last seventy years advanced the agenda of the Communist Party.

While many things went into last night’s victory, what was notable was the ability of the democratic movement to turn back Republican efforts to suppress the vote;

For the record, Obama lost every state that had a photo ID requirement to vote. Why is that?

[W]hat was history-making was the determination of the people’s movement (with labor in the lead) to reach, educate, and turn out tens of millions of American voters on election day; what was not surprising was the continuing, strategic, and sometimes underappreciated role of the African-American people (93 percent voted for the president) in the front ranks (at the head in many instances) of struggle for progress and democracy.

What was heartening was the readiness of millions of white workers and trade unionists to stand with the President even in a weak economy and in the face of unrelenting and savage racist appeals…

But blacks voting 93% for a black candidate is not racism. That is progress! That is due to ‘education.’

Above all, what was decisive was the unmistakable election imprint of a rainbow working-class based electoral coalition, which has the potential to effect a process of long-term political renewal and realignment the likes of which we haven’t seen since the New Deal coalition of the 1930s.

In fact, the white "working class" rejected Obama by a wide margin. And why not? The Obama campaign and administration has long since written them off.

The Republicans say that no sweeping mandate emerges out of this election, but if we think about it more deeply, we arrive at quite a different conclusion: the vote, and here I include more than a sliver of Romney supporters, is an insistent call for governmental action on the most pressing problems facing the working class and people…

And never mind that according to the exit polls, as reported by the Politico, "53 percent of those surveyed said the government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals — a figure that’s risen 10 points since the 2008 election. Comparatively, 41 percent of voters said they believe government should be doing more."

But Communists are liars. In fact, they only see words as tools to power. They don’t believe there is any such thing as the truth.

That is another way in which they are just like Democrats.

The coalition that mined the country for votes over the past several months and the rainbow electorate that elected the president and defended democracy yesterday must spring back into action. Tens of millions must be mobilized. Diverse forms of struggle must be employed. Not everyone has to be an Obama voter. The fight to get the anti-austerity message heard above the din of the major media is a real challenge. But it can be done

Here come the Greek riots. Not that there is any risk of the Obama campaign allowing any "austerity" which is socialism speak for spending cuts.

We are at the dawn of a new era.

Yes, we are. We have been overcome.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, November 9th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “US Communist Party Crows Over Obama Victory”

  1. captstubby

    typical Communist tactic.

    steal ABC NEWS Election Night Coverage,

    and claim it as their own.

  2. Congratulations, America! Your mortal enemy is celebrating your suicide and crowing about their resurrection. Now you don’t have to worry about your troublesome soul anymore; you know, the spirit of freedom and conscience with its bothersome moral compass. It’s gone. Poof!

    You’re free now! No worries, no duties, or responsibilities. The State will take care of you and guide you down the garden path to Utopia.

    Just be sure to obey orders and don’t look behind the filthy, stained curtains. Don’t trouble yourself about the strange cries, either. Especially if they are uttered by you, unintentionally, in the middle of the night.

  3. GetBackJack

    Prepared under the direction of the Chief of Staff, United States Army.
    CITIZENSHIP

    This manual supersedes Manual of Citizenship Training The use of the publication “The Constitution of the United States,” by Harry Atwood, is by permission and courtesy of the author.
    CITIZENSHIP Democracy:

    A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of “direct” expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic–negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy

    CITIZENSHIP Republic:

    Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress. Is the “standard form” of government throughout the world. A republic is a form of government under a constitution which provides for the election of

    (1) an executive and (2) a legislative body, who working together in a representative capacity, have all the power of appointment, all power of legislation, all power to raise revenue and appropriate expenditures, and are required to create (3) a judiciary to pass upon the justice and legality of their government acts and to recognize (4) certain inherent individual rights.

    Take away any one or more of those four elements and you are drifting into autocracy. Add one or more to those four elements and you are drifting into democracy.

    Atwood. Superior to all others.–Autocracy declares the divine right of kings; its authority can not be questioned; its powers are arbitrarily or unjustly administered. Democracy is the “direct” rule of the people and has been repeatedly tried without success. Our Constitutional fathers, familiar with the strength and weakness of both autocracy and democracy, with fixed principles definitely in mind, defined a representative republican form of government. They “made a very marked distinction between a republic and a democracy * * * and said repeatedly and emphatically that they had founded a republic.”

    “By order of the Secretary of War: C.P. Summerall, Major General, Chief of Staff. Official: Lutz Wahl, Major General, The Adjutant General.

    WHY DEMOCRACIES FAIL

    A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.(Written by Professor Alexander Fraser Tytler, nearly two centuries ago while our thirteen original states were still colonies of Great Britain. At the time he was writing of the decline and fall of the Athenian Republic over two thousand years before.


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