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Communist Party Leader: Obama Victory “Dawn of a New Era”

Submitted by on November 8, 2012 – 4:47 pm EST8 Comments

Sam Webb

Communist Party USA leader Sam Webb, has hailed the election of Party “friend” Barack Obama, as the “dawn of a new era.”

The Party is cock-a-hoop over Obama’s victory, seeing it as both a repudiation of the conservative agenda and an opportunity to move the United States further towards socialism.

From the People’s World:

After a long and bitterly contested battle, the forces of inclusive democracy came out on top yesterday…

An African-American president was re-elected to the office of the Presidency, the Democrats unexpectedly strengthened their hand in the Senate and House, and victories, including big ones for marriage equality, were registered at the state level.

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  that defeating right wing extremism was the key to moving the whole chain of democratic struggle forward in the coming period.

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.

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…

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

This was not a vote for savaging social programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid; or rolling back domestic spending; or resolving the budget crisis on the people’s backs.

It was instead a vote for jobs, housing relief, withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan, an end to U.S.-led wars in the Middle East, the preservation of the package of benefits and rights that the American people now enjoy, equal pay for women, health, and reproductive rights, infrastructure renewal – marriage equality, a larger commitment to public education, a tax system in which the wealthiest families and corporations pay a much larger share, reform of our punitive and anti-democratic immigration laws, a reduction in the unconscionable inequality that sets us apart from other advanced capitalist countries, and, not least, an America that stands for fairness, tolerance, and decency…

Without catching its breath, the AFL-CIO and its allies are organizing actions against a bipartisan resolution that falls on working people. But organized labor can’t do it alone.

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.

Whatever the outcome of this immediate battle, the struggle to put the people’s needs and nature before corporate profits and war spending will be a long one. This still- emerging multi-racial, working-class based coalition will experience victories, like we did on Election Day. But it will also encounter defeats. The main thing is that it never lose sight of the necessity of deepening and extending its reach, unity, and multi-racial, class-based character.

The task isn’t to replicate the movements of the 1930s and 1960s, but today’s activists would do well to draw the lessons from those movements and adapt them to current conditions.

Both have much to teach, but given the concentrated corporate economic and political power that the American people are up against, today’s movement has to eclipse them in terms of scope, depth, and class and anti-racist understanding and unity. We are at the dawn of a new era.

Until the Republicans realize that they are in a war for their country, and treat it as such, they will be outmaneuvered by the Communist/Labor/Democrat alliance.

The Republicans thought they had this election in the bag. It appears they didn’t understand the power of the forces arrayed against them.

Mitt Romney tried to win America by being a nice guy… and he did an excellent job of it. But that wasn’t enough. If America has any chance of survival now it needs bare knuckle, knock em out fighters.

Winston Churchill didn’t compromise with the Nazis. Maggie Thatcher didn’t compromise with the British communist led unions. Ronald Reagan won by fighting hard and negotiating from a position of strength.

If the Republicans really want to save this country, they must take a hard line against the Democrats and their communist/union driven agenda. Reaching across the aisle to the Democrats is a recipe for defeat and disaster.

8 Comments »

  • Will a “hard line” really be effective and won’t not “reaching across the aisle” just push the agenda forward?

  • Diane S Vann says:

    Fits in with my book “How the Communist Manifesto of 1848 Blueprints the Actions of the Democratic Party and President Obama Today.”

  • Mike says:

    Since the 08 election I had become aware of the “great deception” of the fall of communism.

    Golitysyn, Lunev, Litvinenko, Bezmenov, Pacepa and other former agents of the USSR warned us of this day when their Leninist long term strategy in the form of subversion would take us down.

    Khrushev was open about this during his 1950s visit to the US when he told Ezra Benson that his grandchildren would live under communism.

    Khrushev stated in substance during his visit.

    ” You Americans are so gullible no you won’t accept communism outright but we will keep feeding you small doses of socialism until one day you will find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you we will so weaken your economy until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands”

    It saddens me to think that this strategy is so effective that even today our people feel that those wearing the R on their jersey will actually expose the cloud of communism and marxism that surrounds us.

    Four years of a presidency where patriots like Trevor who laid out the indisputable evidence of these connections to the Kremlin and the silence was deafening.

    It is naive to think that the Republicans including the Bush administration didn’t know what this administration was all about or the ways they were feeding this movement toward marxism over their three terms through expansion of government and bureaucracy.

    The spirit of America, freedom and liberty continues to live in the hearts of tens of millions of us, there is no tyranny no matter how brutal that can ever take that from us.

    Jesus is our savior and we should continue to look to him for our strength and direction.

    God Bless all of you friend or foe,

    Mike

  • Tim M says:

    The only thing the Republicans should be “reaching across the aisle” for is to slap the cuffs on the Treasonous Democrats and arrest them.

  • Adrian says:

    and then tell me to ignore this lauangge and read the policies instead.Of course. But whether you’re views are religious or not is irrelevant. Being highly offended can be claimed (and true) about anything. (Danish cartoons perhaps) Causing offense is no reason for agreeing to accommodate the offended person’s view. (Although fear perhaps is)>>As for your claims of rationality because you follow science, I would like to quote one of your high priests that you are so fond of quoting – Albert Einstein (who believed in God)

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