Communist Party considers President Obama a successby Stephen Gordon
Generally, the Communist Party spends a lot of time criticizing Democrats running for and holding public office for not being socialistic enough. This appears to have changed since President Obama was elected.
“In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead,” writes Sam Webb, Chair of the Communist Party USA.
“The core of this struggle, whether we like it or not, turns on the inclusion of a public option in a health care bill,” continues Webb on government takeover of health care issue. “President Obama reaffirmed his support for such an option and the Congressional Progressive Caucus recently expressed its full support for a public option that is government run, covers everyone, and goes into effect right away.”
The conversation isn’t limited to health care issues, either.
“The new conditions of struggle are possible only – and I want to emphasize only – because we elected President Obama and a Congress with pronounced progressive and center currents,” adds Webb.
Here are some other points Webb made regarding fiscal policy:
- We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.
- In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.
- Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.
- Isn’t it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?
Considering that Obama’s actions have been pretty much in line with The Communist Manifesto, it makes sense that the Communist Party would be supporting his recent efforts.
On the other side of the aisle, Republicans like Karl Rove recently spent his time attacking Democratic socialized medicine by defending Republican socialized medicine. John McCain and Sarah Palin supported the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout. Newt Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is supporting Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Republican votes in favor of Cap and Trade just caused the bill to be passed in the House.
Arlen Specter may well have just changed parties because there was no longer any room for him on the Republican left.
With Communists now calling Democrats “comrade” and Republicans acting more like Democrats than fiscal conservatives, there is but one category remaining for most normal Americans: Screwed!