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Communist Party USA Endorses Obama for 2012

I guess the CPUSA won’t be fielding a candidate of it’s own in 2012. They have already endorsed Obama. World Net Daily has the story:

While noting he is 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.

In an article last week at People’s Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, Webb discussed the need for a third party consisting of the so-called working class and labor as well as “racially and nationally oppressed people, women, youth, immigrants, seniors, gay and straight.”

Webb, however, recognized that such a party is not likely to emerge by next year.

“Millions who have to be at the core of this party still operate under the umbrella of the Democratic Party, albeit increasingly in an independent fashion,” he noted.

Webb said that for communists there are major differences between Democrats and Republicans. He urged his supporters to continue to back the Democrats.

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  1. wolfefan wolfefan August 7, 2011

    Fair enough… thanks to all for their input.

  2. paulie paulie August 7, 2011

    Unless the CPUSA is different from most communist parties everywhere, official statements by their leaders speak for the group. Supporting Democrats for election has been fairly standard procedure for them in recent decades. There may not have been a formal endorsement of Obama by the group, but it is clear that they favor him from numerous comments they have published on various occasions.

  3. wolfefan wolfefan August 7, 2011

    Hi Red –

    I don’t mean to quibble – life’s too short for that. But the CPUSA part is just flat wrong. An endorsement from a party leader isn’t the same as an endorsement from the party. You say as much when you talk about what Webb said, not the party executive committee or whatever they have.

  4. RedPhillips RedPhillips Post author | August 6, 2011

    Relax Mike. My comment about the CPUSA not fielding a candidate was in jest and was just a way to introduce the excerpt.

    Also, you and wolfefan are quibbling. You are making a distinction that is hardly a difference. No Webb did not say he endorses Obama, but he did tell his people to vote for Democrats. Look at the recently posted article by Lee Wrights. He clearly looks at it as an endorsement.

  5. Mike Indiana Mike Indiana August 6, 2011

    “I guess the CPUSA won’t be fielding a candidate of it’s own in 2012”

    Of course they won’t be fielding a candidate in 2012. The party (If you can even call it a party anymore is now more a political organization then a party) hasn’t run a presidential ticket since 1984 and hasn’t run a candidate for any office in several years.

    Also the party did not endorse Obama – Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party USA voiced support for Obama and Democrats as a whole.

    Remember everything published on the web is not factually correct or presented with a neutral point of view. All sources (Right, Left and everything in between) have there own prejudice and bias, WND is no exception

  6. Ha! The Communist Party doesn’t have any real say, it’s the Socialist Workers Party that hold the real power on the American far left. While it hasn’t officially received from the Vatican since the 1960s, it still is the leading anti-American (Christian) organization on the left-wing.

    Sam Webb is like the fat kid who’s mom packed him fruit for lunch, looking across the room to Jack Barnes the cool kid who got laid last night and who’s mom packed him a bunch of cool treats to eat!

    Sam Webb, you’re a fatty fat fat fucker! Burn in fat fucker hell!

  7. Andy Andy August 5, 2011

    This isn’t suprising.

  8. Kleptocracy and You Kleptocracy and You August 4, 2011

    BTW – FYI = When the commies take over the USA, you people here at IPR will be some of the first to be eliminated, that’s right Chuck and Harry. Into the ditch face first boys !

    Just something for you good people to think about. RESIST while you still can !!

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  9. Kleptocracy and You Kleptocracy and You August 4, 2011

    “Only fools mistake politicians for messiahs.” – Kevin Barrett

    “The American Communists worked energetically and tirelessly to lay the foundations for the United Nations, which we were sure would come into existence.” – Earl Brower – former President of Communist Party USA

    “Communism is not love. It is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.”
    – Mao Tse-tung

    Sure it would hurt B.O. if 200 + million U.S. citizens read or heard about the article. The problem is they WON’T. You won’t hear about it on the nightly network news. The CONTROLLED overpaid lackeys can’t do it !!!

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  10. RedPhillips RedPhillips Post author | August 4, 2011

    Wolfefan, Webb does seem to suggest a vote for the Democrats. Whether that constitutes an endorsement of Obama is debatable.

    As far as the date, I suspect they just made a mistake. The date is 29 June. WND wrote last week. I suspect they read that as 29 July.

  11. wolfefan wolfefan August 4, 2011

    Hi Red –

    With respect, IMO your headline is wrong – not your fault as you are relying on a statement in the WND article. No place in the WND article is there any evidence that the CPUSA as a party has “endorsed” Obama.

    The WND article is also simply lying about the publication date of the article it refers to. It was in fact in June of 2011. They also didn’t notice that “People’s Weekly World” is not the name of the CPUSA publication. Probably so you can’t check their work, WND doesn’t provide a link to the original article. Here’s one for those interested:

    People can decide for themselves if the opinion piece says that the CPUSA has endorsed Obama.

    Thanks again for your coverage of the independent movement on the right side of the political spectrum – I appreciate it very much.

  12. pete healey pete healey August 4, 2011

    They haven’t been “independent” of the Democrats in six decades. I stopped being shocked at their craven loyalty to the Dems thirty years ago.

  13. RedPhillips RedPhillips Post author | August 4, 2011

    Surely these jokers have to know this hurts Obama more than it helps him.

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