Communist Party USA Endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012

Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily reports, August 3, 2011, that the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is endorsing Barack Obama for the 2012 election.

In an article last week at People’s Weekly World, the official newspaper of the CPUSA, despite being disappointed with “some aspects” of the Obama administration’s domestic and foreign policy, Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA, threw his support behind Obama’s re-election bid.

CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb

Webb said that for communists there are major differences between Democrats and Republicans. He urged his supporters to continue to back the Democrats, explaining: “Neither party is anti-capitalist, but they aren’t identical either. Differences exist at the levels of policy and social composition. And despite the many frustrations of the past two years, the election of Barack Obama was historic and gave space to struggle for a people’s agenda.”

CPUSA Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner

Now that the news of CPUSA’s endorsement of Obama is out, the party likely will do a repeat of what it did in 2008.

CPUSA posted an article on its official website on Dec. 30, 2007, stating that “Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election.” But when WND reported the news in November 2008, CPUSA scrubbed its website of references that it “actively supported” Obama’s candidacy.

So I went on CPUSA’s website to verify WND’s information.

I found a report, “Fighting For Our Future,” which Chairman Webb gave at a meeting of the National Committee of the Communist Party on June 26, 2011. Webb said:

“Socialism isn’t yet embraced by large sections of the American people…. In these circumstances, the role of the left is to step up our efforts to energize, broaden, deepen, and, above all, unite the movement against the draconian plans of the Republican right…. Nothing is more important than the ideological and political strengthening of this movement….

It is obvious that there is a growing feeling of frustration and even anger among supporters of the Democratic Party with its performance over the past two years…. I am also disappointed with some aspects of the Obama administration’s domestic and foreign policy. But I don’t forget that this administration governs in a very hostile political environment in which the right is laboring overtime to wreck its initiatives at every step of the way….

But the main question from a strategic point of view is this: Does it make any difference, from the standpoint of the class and democratic struggles, which party gains political ascendency?

In our view, the differences between the two parties of capitalism are of consequence…. Neither party is anti-capitalist, but they aren’t identical either. Differences exist at the levels of policy and social composition. Despite the many frustrations of the past two years, the election of Barack Obama was historic and gave space to struggle for a people’s agenda….

The 2012 elections have begun…. No other struggle now or in the foreseeable future has the same possibility to effect a change in the political balance of forces in a progressive direction…. While millions understandably feel dissatisfied with the Democratic Party…it is the only viable alternative to the Republican Party at this moment.”

Joelle Fishman

I also found on the CPUSA website this article, “2010 Election Results: Time to Organize,” by Joelle Fishman, Chair of the Connecticut Communist Party USA :

Obama’s most important statement during his national tour was, ‘2008 wasn’t just about electing a President, it was about building a movement.’ ….

Our Party was in the thick of the battle of 2010. We contributed and we learned a lot. We have found an openness to our ideas and our participation. We have deepened our relationships with other organizations and activists.

We have brought new members into our Party even during the campaign…. Therefore, we should be optimistic and confident about growing more in the months ahead. However, this does not happen spontaneously, there must be a plan….”

It’s official:

A vote for Obama in 2012 is a vote for the Communist Party USA.

See also my post of May 17, 2010, “Communist Party USA Sues Dems for Theft of Party Platform.”

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn

36 responses to “Communist Party USA Endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012

  1. lowtechgrannie

    Favorite Son of the CPUSA? That’d look good in an Election guide! LOL

    • Why won’t these CPUSA go live in either CPUSSR, CPVIETNAM, CPCHINA or CPCUBA if they love their communism so bad? I’ve had co-worker over 10 years ago from the USSR and she says she hates it there because of communism. Communism isn’t good at all and so much other things that she told me.

  2. That’s all you need to know.

  3. Just wondering if all communist women are as attractive as Ms. Fishman…

    They aren’t anti-capitalist? Then they’ve redefined the word capitalist to fit their own ideal perception.

  4. lowtechgrannie

    They can’t be anti-captialist….. look at Hollywood lefties with multi-million $$$ contracts who support every communist cause out there.

  5. why is there a communist U.S.A. party in the United States of America??

    • Unfortunately, there is a thing called the 1st Amendment. I am not saying “Unfortunately” to mean freedom of speech is unfortunate, I am only saying that the first amendment allows people to practice politics in any way they choose. And it’s unfortunate because it’s an idea we as Americans are not comfortable with.

  6. There is only one kind of good commie.

    -Dave

  7. Sheik Yerbutie

    You mean all 50 of them?

  8. Time to run the reds back to Moscow !

  9. William r Faulkingham

    You people are delusional. Your friends, your neighbors are socialist, they just don’t know it. They hear something that wounds good, and they have big hearts and think they are on the side of right. It is our job, not to alienate them, not to drive them further away, but slowly, and compassionately bring them back to our side, the side of free market , and civil liberties. I have faith in the people of this country, we all should. Work not to slander, throw out attacks, but to reach out, with kindness, and respect. If we don’t, then waive the white flag now.

  10. As a Communist, I have to let you all know, most of us HATE the CPUSA.

    • Why? And how are you, a self-avowed “Communist,” different from the Communists of the CPUSA?

      • If you actually cared to learn, you could take the time to read Marx’s “Critique of the Gotha Program” and Rosa Luxemburg’s “Reform or Revolution” to understand the important difference between revolutionary communism and revisionist “Marxism”, such as that practiced by the CPUSA since at least 1935. But you don’t actually care, so you won’t.

        You’re actually just butt-hurt and because Obama’s a more competent capitalist than any of the GOP candidates. (Which is also why no genuine communist would never vote for him.)

        • Skippy a capitalist? HAHAHA! Only when it suits his personal wealth or that of his cronies, Buffett or his puppet master, Soros.

          More like community commie organizer. Just as any good commie would prefer…

        • HaHaHaHa

          Is that the tripe your “Marxist” profs teach you over there in Virginia Community College? I’ve published peer-reviewed books and taught Marxism to undergrads and grads for longer than you’ve been alive — both the classical Marxist ideology of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, and the actual abominable diabolical Marxist-Leninist states that were founded on that ideology.

          As for Obama being “a more competent capitalist,” for all the Marxist reading you say you undertook, they clearly didn’t teach you what capitalism is. Obama’s is Crony Capitalism — the stuff that penny dictators like Ferdinand Marcos did in the Philippines. Look what happened to him….

        • Omg this sickens and disgusts me to hear somebody take up for Obama like this. Just yesterday, approximately 12 hours ago, I was in the theater watching the movie 2016: Obama’s America, and there were very many eye opening points, including the fact that Obama was mentored by the communist Frank Marshall Davis who was on the FBI’s watch list.

    • `You should be happy to live in a country where you can freely have discussions like this. If this was a Communist country this web site would be shut down. If your a Communist then you are just like the CPUSA!!!

  11. DCG,
    I think I actually heard you laugh from here! Skippy…that is GREAT! He does look like a Skippy doesn’t he? ;)

  12. I really like the way u think! (High-Five)

  13. Yeah, we were in college when Facebook came out. We used it at first to get help with assignments in class, but when they let anyone have Facebook, we deleted our accounts. Something about having high school mixed with college kids is not right! The whole thing is sleezy to me. We lead our youth group here, for our church, and we talk about this all the time. It is amazing how uneducated these kids are about what they put out into cyberspace!

  14. WHERE CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE T-SHIRTS. LET ME KNOW!!!

  15. U can Probably get one at the same place Americans gets everything else they buy…….CHINA……isn’t that what most t-shirts tags say?

    ………..MADE IN CHINA…………..

  16. I may not know too much about government but I do know one thing for sure, no matter what Obama can not be voted back in. I don’t think he’s done a good job, he might have done somethings right but all in all did nothing.The man sat their and apologizes to our enemies, he goes on vacation every chance he gets, he knows our country is going into the tank and he sits their and spends tax payers money foolishly. He tells us to conserve on gas and he flies an airplane that costs us billions of dollars. Don’t know where he is helping the economy and where these people who lost their jobs are back to work. For the record i’m not for the republicans and not for democrats i’m a conservative and all i would like to see is to have someone their who cares about his or her country and will do something to help us Americans and put us on the right track. The raising cost is killing most Americans and having a hard time trying to stay above water.

  17. Stupid question here, but are the taxpayers covering the bill on his flights to fundraising events in Airforce One? Is this fair? Any president should not do this!

  18. America is now awake! We swept out half the Communist trash in Washington back in 2010 it’s now time to sweep out the rest in 2012!!!!!!!!!

  19. It makes me wonder why so many artists and musicians and atheletes defect from communist countries, why is that?If your socialist beleifs are so great then why doesn’t everyone just love it and embrace it??????it seems to me that if you have to undermine everything to get anything accomplished it just sounds to me like your not happy with anybody being any better off than you and your just jealous so you got to plot against any government because you know very well your miserable and therfore nobody deserves the pursuit of happiness! Communists should practice looking at the lives of other socialusts most of those leaders were nothing but evil cut throats and manipulaters and loo at the quality of life in mist socialist countries ! They all have krappy healthcare and are taxed to death! I don’t get it! I am a well informed individual with a penchant for capitalism , I know what communisim, Marxism, and collectivism is all about and let me tell you we are all individualsnd the playing field isn’t level and never will be because of genetics behavior and environment. And a government imposing such nonsense as taking mire money from the rich and give to the poor is inane and pointless because what are charities for also did you ever hear of welfare? The poor aren’t poor beleive me! Did you ever see a poor fat person? Doesn’t make sense ! The poor in America aren’t poor, if you want to see the poor an indigent just go to Africa or India , you can see their ribs ! If you people were so concerned about the welfare of the poor you wouldn’t even be here in America, you would be helping the poor ! As far as I’m concerned your just a bunch of creatons who are manipulaters and will do nothing to support a true and worthy cause and what would you expect from communists??????!!!!!

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