Top Communist Admits: Communist Party ‘Utilizes’ the Democratic Party – a Lesson for Constitutionalists

By: Trevor Loudon

New national chair of the Communist Party USA, Chicago man John Bachtell, has admitted that his Party “utilizes” the Democratic Party “to advance its agenda.”

John Bachtell
John Bachtell

Writing on the People’s World website, Bachtell explains that much of the left wants to abandon the Democratic Party (as much of the “right” wants to abandon the GOP) to form a radical third party.

In an article entitled A radical third party? I agree! Bachtell explains:

Certainly, there’s widespread disillusionment with both the Democratic and Republican parties. That’s reflected in the latest Pew Research poll: 38 percent of voters describe themselves as independent, 32 percent as Democrats, and 25 percent as Republicans. In 1991, the three were approximately equal.

While acknowledging that both major parties are heavily influenced by Wall Street, Bachtell sees a big difference:

However, it’s not enough to make sweeping generalizations about the Democratic and Republican parties. It’s true both parties are dominated by Wall Street interests, but it’s also necessary to see how each party differs, particularly their social bases and how this affects their policies.

While the Republican Party is led by the most reactionary sections of Wall Street capital including the energy extractive sector and military industrial complex, it also consists of extreme right-wing elements including the Tea Party, white supremacists, social conservatives, right-wing evangelicals, climate deniers, anti-reproductive rights groups, etc.

Meanwhile the Democratic Party is also home to labor, African Americans, Latinos, other communities of color, women, most union members, young people, and a wide range of social and democratic movements. These constituencies exert influence on party leadership and hold positions at all levels.

Therefore, it makes sense, according  to Bachtell, for the Communist Party to stick with the Democrats until a viable third party is feasible. To Bachtell, progress towards socialism is possible only after the “right” is soundly defeated.

The Communist Party’s tactics for political independence rest on several interrelated elements. First, they occur within the constraints of the two-party system. We don’t operate in a parliamentary system which allows proportional voting. Instead, winner takes all, and during the general election it usually comes down to voting for one of two candidates most likely to win.

That means candidates are backed by coalitions. Under these circumstances voting based on purity of positions is not a viable tactic. Coalition forces may disagree with a candidate on one or another issue, but find they must support candidates for strategic reasons – to advance issues and create a more favorable terrain of struggle.

Our tactics also occur within the framework of our strategic policy of building a broad coalition to defeat the extreme right, which we see as the main danger to democracy and social progress, embodied within today’s Republican Party. There are voting constituencies that presently support the GOP that have to be won over. Such an approach sees the need to actively challenge right-wing and GOP ideas that influence sections of the people, especially working-class whites, for example, through hate talk radio. This includes racism and intolerance which are key issues dividing the working class.

We see this as one of the stages in the long struggle for advanced democracy and socialism. Without decisively defeating the most reactionary sections of monopoly capital, disintegrating Republican Party support at every level, it’s hard to see winning more radical and advanced programs and policies and waging a fight against the monopoly class as a whole.

We envision a prolonged process toward political independence, with many turns, advances and defeats, utilizing many forms, resulting in a radical third party based in labor, working-class neighborhoods, communities of color, and democratic movements. Such a coalition third party must extend its reach beyond urban areas, to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and in “red” states and congressional districts.

Until that glorious day arrives, the Communist Party will continue to “utilize” the Democrats:

First, we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra right alliance possible, uniting the widest array of class (including a section of monopoly), social and democratic forces. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party. This differentiates us from those left groups who underestimate the right danger and overestimate the readiness of key class and social forces to bolt the Democratic Party.

Second, our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda. We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates.

The Communist Party often upsets less mature Marxist groups because of their refusal to abandon the Democratic Party, despite not always getting every item on their agenda immediately.

As an experienced Communist, John Bachtell understands that in spite of difficulties and disappointments, the Communist Party agenda is far better served by infiltrating the Democrats than by marching in the streets yelling revolutionary slogans.

The Communist Party and their only marginally less radical Democratic Socialists of America allies can point to real achievements under their “friend” Barack Obama. Obamacare, illegal immigrant “amnesty,” the NEW START Treaty with Russia, negotiations with Iran, military budget cuts and recognition of communist Cuba, are all Communist Party policies, implemented through the Democratic Party.

Bachtell understands that to prematurely break with with the Democrats, on some Quixotic adventure of forming a new leftist third party, would almost certainly hand the next few elections to the GOP. He fears that a revitalized GOP, led by Ted Cruz, or some similar figure, would roll back most, or all of the Communist Party’s hard fought gains.

If US Constitutionalist conservatives and Tea Party activists can show similar political discipline and maturity, they will abandon plans for a suicidal third party agenda – for now. Instead they will work through the GOP, as the Communists have through the Democrats. Learn from the opposition. Utilize the GOP machinery and voting base to build a big Constitutionalist base inside the GOP.  Build your strength, do as the Communists have done, primary any vulnerable GOP candidates who will not support your Constitutionalist agenda.

The Communists did that to Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut. Now, virtually no senior Democrats will buck the Communist line. They know the price.

So, the Tea Party and their allies need to take back the GOP for Constitutionalism and ensure that someone of the caliber of  Ted Cruz or Scott Walker is the GOP Presidential nominee in 2016.

If that happens, Americans can have a second “Reagan Revolution” even better than the first. If it doesn’t, the Communist Party will have theirs.

If Constitutionalists fail and Jeb Bush, or some similar milksop becomes the GOP nominee, they should gather all their forces,   leave the GOP en masse and run against him as a third party. At that point, Constitutionalists have nothing left to lose. They should also make it very clear to the GOP hierarchy and major donors that a third party will inevitably follow any further “dirty tricks,” or other attempts to frustrate the will of the people.

Less than a thousand hardcore Communist Party activists and their few thousand Democratic Socialists of America allies effectively dictate Democratic Party policy.

If the much larger Constitutionalist/Tea Party movement can learn from their opponent’s tactics and maturity, they can have a real shot at restoring the Republic.

The battle for America is not between the Democrats and the Republicans. It is between the Communists and the Constitutionalists. The Constitutionalists must better understand their opposition and borrow some of their tactics, if they want a chance of victory.

Trevor Loudon is an author, activist, and political researcher from Christchurch New Zealand.

He is best known for exposing the ties between a young Barack Obama and Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, as well as exposing the communist background of former Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. Loudon’s latest book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, is designed to expose, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.


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38 thoughts on “Top Communist Admits: Communist Party ‘Utilizes’ the Democratic Party – a Lesson for Constitutionalists

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  2. Thank you for this most important article and your commentary, Mr. Loudon. I’m very happy I stumbled upon your site.

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  3. “Less than a thousand hardcore Communist Party activists and their few thousand Democratic Socialists of America allies effectively dictate Democratic Party policy.”

    If that was the case Democratic party policy would be just a little bit more radical than it is

    1. Duncan McFarlane,

      You ignore the obvious, the Communists in the Democrat party in the US Congress are now the ranking minority party members of each committee. Which according to the rules of Congress, there vote is needed to pass a bill out of committee onto the floor for debate and a vote.

      1. Names of them please and what in their voting history is communist? I think there’s only one member of congress who is a socialist, Bernie Sanders, and none who are Communists.

        If it’s that they were communists in their student days, frankly, so what? The UK government under New Labour was full of former communists who in government backed mostly the same policies as the Conservative party.

  4. And how much influence do you think the Communist party has over the Democratic Party compared to the amount of influence that billionaires and big hedge funds, firms and banks like Goldman Sachs have over both Democrat and Republican members of congress and Presidents through donations to election campaign funds? I’d guess very, very little. You should be a lot more worried about the big money in politics.

    And how is the Tea Party influence within the Republican party any different from Communist influence within the Democrats (again, except for the Tea Party’s influence being far greater)?

    1. Now we see where you get your talking points.

      The TEA Party’s influence “being far greater?” LOL!!!

      If that were the case John BOehner and the post turtle Mitch would not be holding the leadership positions right now.

    2. The difference you ask? The difference is that the Tea Party is trying to bring the Republican party back to it’s original position which is right of center and Constitutionally based (where the founding fathers started us), where as the Communist party is trying to destroy this country from within by undermining and subverting and perverting the society we live in. They are evil and destructive and you sound as if you are either ignorant to their ways or you are one of them. If ignorance is your plea, please get yourself educated quickly, if you are one of them may God have mercy on your soul.

  5. These statements are laughable – the commies accuse the Republican Party of being “led by the most reactionary sections of Wall Street…and consisting of extreme right-wing elements…white supremacists, social conservatives, right-wing evangelicals, climate-deniers, anti-reproductive rights groups, etc.” Then paint the Dems as being the “home to labor, African Americans, Latinos, other communities of color, women, most union members, young people, and a wide range of social and democratic movements…”
    Most of this is ridiculous rhetoric and represents the process of projection, whereby the leftists project their extreme positions onto the opposition. Have you ever witnessed a Tea Party rally where buildings were destroyed by fire, looted and rocks thrown through windows? Ever witness murder at a March for Life or Freedom March? Ever heard of a climate-denier? Is this some new pathology insinuated to doom conservatives? The answer is no, because these incidents are common at Democrat events and street demonstrations encouraged and financed by the left. Socialists prove their love of Democrats, and Dems do likewise by their words, actions and the politicians they elect.

  6. I wasted my time reading this article. This article is just another lie from the left. While it is true that the democratic party can be interchangeable with the communist party, the Tea Party is not an extremist group. It isn’t even a party. It is a grassroots movement that loosely exists throughout the US. It basically endorses upholding the US Constitution. Anyone who claims it is something else is either disingenuous or very uninformed.

    1. Sue, I think the reference to Tea Party being extremist was attributed to the communists, not the author of the article. The author was only citing the communist reference to Tea Party as right-wing extremist. At least that’s how I read it.

    2. Sue,
      I am glad to get it. I don’t know who Loudon is other than hard left and seeking to take the focus off the Communists in the Democrats.

  7. How is that working for you John , You didnt have to tell me that the democrat party is communist , My eyes have been open to that for a long time now . I belong to the party of the Right , we are in no way extremists , We are working class Americans , Christians and Jews who refuse to be controlled by any central government , refuse to allow you to destroy the greatest nation on earth , the last bastion of freedom left in the world , WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATED OF AMERICA WILL NOT GO SILENTLY INTO THE NIGHT . Right is right and wrong is just plain wrong , I cant figure out why we are allowing you people to call yourselves Left when the correct term is “WRONG”. Your problem is that Im not the only one who is awake to your activities and you will be defeated at the polls or in the streets with blood if need be but LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR , this country and our way of life is NOT for sale or up for communist government control . You can bank on that Johnny .

  8. the labor union movement (workers of the world-unite) and the democrat party is part and parcel of the same package, created by the early communist movement in this country in 1924.

    The labor unions (conduit between government and the masses) serve as the democrat party’s recruiting and fundraising apparatus, and in turn, the democrat party serves as the labor unions’ political prostitute.

    This has just been admitted.

      1. There’s nothing democratic about those leftists IMO. However, my solution is to describe them as the donkey party or the jackass party. Don’t blame me – it’s their logo!

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