Communists Hailed, Helped Obama’s 2004 Senate Primary Victory

The Communist Party USA helped their “friend” Barack Obama win his 2004 US Senate primary race and hailed the result as a “victory for independent, grassroots coalition politics over money and machine politics.”

Obama was always connected to Illinois communists. As the late Marxist  leader Manning Marable, wrote in the December 2008 issue of British Trotskyite journal Socialist Review;

What makes Obama different is that he has also been a community organiser. He has read left literature, including my works, and he understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years…

The CPUSA’s People Weekly World of March 27, 2004 makes it clear that the Party approved of Obama’s  primary win and saw his campaign as inspirational.

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Not only did the Illinois Communist Party cheer Obama’s primary victory, they actively campaigned for it. “Immersed” in the campaign , according to Illinois CPUSA organizer John Bachtell.

Peoples Weekly World, April 14, 2004, page 10

There is little doubt that Obama would have won his Senate primary without Communist Party help. The question is – why did the communists  single out Obama for special attention?

What did the communists know about Barack Obama in 2004, that most Illinois voters did not?

What does the Communist Party , which still loyally supports Obama to this day, know about the US president, that most American voters still do not?

Or do the communists support Obama simply because they believe in “hope” and “change”?

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8 thoughts on “Communists Hailed, Helped Obama’s 2004 Senate Primary Victory

  1. There are lots of questions about who supported Obama and why. William Ebenstein was an author who wrote a book – “First published in 1954 under title: Today’s isms: communism, fascism, capitalism, socialism” http://www.archive.org/details/todaysisms02eben .
    In this book he describes how V. I. Lenin’s “most important single contribution to the theory of Marxism is his concept of the professional revolutionary.” A component of Leninism, I guess…
    There would be communist activity along two lines, one operating out in the open legally and as publicly as allowed, economic objectives being the focus. But also there would be small groups of “professional revolutionaries” organized similar to an army or the police, with centralized control, entirely secret and selective about who gains membership. These groups, according to Lenin, would supervise the activities of the open and legal organizations. But the professional revolutionaries would infiltrate and form cells within “all existing social, political, educational, and economic bodies in society. Above all, he advised infiltration of the armed forces, the police, and the government.”
    Anyway, one should get the idea that maybe this strategy has been followed for at least several decades. It’s like religion for certain kinds of people.
    So, who could these people be who have been so strongly supporting Obama’s career?? At least some of them… Well, need I say more ??

    1. What the liberal catch phrases “CHANGE”, and “fundamentally transform” mean in their jargon code has been exposed in the Reese Committee Investigations of Tax Free Foundations back in 1954.

      To wit: Tax Free Foundations enjoy exemption from taxes exacted upon the common public so that THEY MAY USE THEIR GRANT MAKING POWERS TO ALTER (“CHANGE”) LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES SO THAT IT CAN BE MERGED WITH THE SOVIET UNION (convert us to communism). That is his agenda and precisely the “changes” he is making in this country. “Citizens of the USSR are entitled to FREE MEDICAL SERVICE” is the reason behind his “health care reform”.

      Compare the language in the Social Security Act of 1935 with Ch. 10 of the USSR Constitution and you will see it is word for word.

      We unwittingly “signed up for it” by contractually enlisting in this “social insurance” scheme devised by liberal politicians. Communism IS “social insurance” and organized labor (unions).

  2. I wonder just how long it will take the various groups who assume Mr Obama is in their pocket to understand just how he is using them as they assume they are using him.

    The oldest rules of political movements are these:

    A. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
    B. You have no friends.
    C. Allies are of convienence, and dumped when conveinent for your ends and means.

    That is the one fundamental weakness in these groups, each right of now is pursuing their own associated goals in common; yet the fact remains, a time is coming when they will turn upon one another.

    We the People of America can still make the return of the nation to our own hands happen.

  3. Another great little jewel of information that only people like us seem to care about. Everything about Obama’s past and ideology are simply cast aside as trivial nonsense. Yet, watch the way the media delves into the past and present of Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann. Watch as they criticize their religious beliefs- however mainstream they are. But Obama’s ties to socialists and communists? Never reported. Very frustrating….

  4. Obama actually pushes reforms for the betterment of the people in the states which is why he won. When he run for senator during that time, he strongly recommends every aspect of the government programs to be upgrade, more especially on the process regarding social insurance.

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