Obama: The Communist Candidate

No. Really.

Erwin Marquit, a member of the International Department of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), recently told a conference of communist political parties from around the world that communists in the U.S did not run their own candidate for president on November 6 because they worked within the Democratic Party for the reelection of Barack Obama and the victories of “progressive” Democrats to Congress.

“The Communist Party USA not only welcomes the reelection of President Barack Obama, but actively engaged in the electoral campaign for his reelection and for the election of many Democratic Party congressional candidates,” Marquit declared at the conference, hosted by the Lebanese Communist Party.

Under Obama, he said, “…we have been forming Party clubs in states in which we previously had very few or even no members. This influx of new members led us to have a national Party school earlier this year to acquaint new members with the Marxist-Leninist orientation of the Party.”

The question here is whether the Communists have come around to supporting Democrats, or whether Democrats have come around to supporting Communists, and how much difference is there anymore?

If there weren’t political taboos in American political life about words like “Socialist”, Obama could easily join the Socialist International. It’s not hard to imagine that if we keep going down this road, some future White House Democrat will.

The communist resurgence under Obama is not surprising, since he has consistently waged a Marxist class warfare campaign as President and was influenced as a young man by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.

Marquit went on in his conference presentation: “In our electoral policy, we seek to cooperate and strengthen our relationship with the more progressive elements in [the] Democratic Party, such as the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. Congress, a group of seventy-six members of the Congress co-chaired by Raúl Grijalva, a Latino from Arizona, and Keith Ellison, an African American Muslim from Minnesota. We also will strengthen our relationship to the Congressional Black Caucus (formed by African Americans in the Congress), which has been the point of origin of innovative policies including an end to the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, and with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.”

Referring to the Obama coalition that worked for his re-election, the CPUSA statement said, “…we saw the necessity of a policy of center-left alliances in order not to separate ourselves from the people’s struggles for dealing with the far right onslaught. The basis of such an alliance now includes the labor movement, organizations of African Americans and Latinos, the women’s movement, gay and lesbian civil rights groups, and organizations of the elderly and retirees.”

So again. What is the real difference here? The same question might have been asked of FDR, especially once he offered up his Second Bill of Rights, which he didn’t live long enough to ram through, but at least Social Democratic parties back then had the excuse that they were trying to compete with Communists.

The Democratic Party isn’t trying to compete with Communists. It’s becoming Communist.

  • riverboatbill

    Commiebama.

  • Arlie

    I watched the DVD "Dreams from my REAL father". I believed in 2007 that I was listening to a Communist when he spoke. He is not qualified to be pResident and the first thing he did was pay millions to keep his records sealed . Everything he is doing is Communist. Anyone who cannot see what he is plainly saying and doing is an uneducated fool or one of his useful idiots. God Bless America because he won't. I am very concerned for my country and for Israel.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, the communists have been doing this for years a professor Bruce Wright at Calif State Fullertion a communist voted Democratic way back at least the 1970's. The democratics are the most leftwing party so the communists are going to vote for them.

  • Arlie

    There is a ray of real hope. The court case against Obama is going to trial.

    http://www.westernjournalism/finally-a-judge-who-can-save-america/

  • http://twitter.com/HPHinklehoff @HPHinklehoff

    I think Obama is the best president we have had in my lifetime. Not sure what everyone means by socialist or communist. He seems more like a moderate democrat to me. Just saying..

    • LibertyorDie

      Learn the philosophies of Marxism/Socialism and the difference between a Democracy and a Republic first, and then you may understand what others are talking about and why they are angry. Learn what form of govt the US was founded on and what is written in the constitution as well. Pay special attention to the bill of rights. Once you have done that, learn what Liberty and Libertarianism are, and then maybe, just maybe you will change your opinion of Obama.

      If you already have this knowledge and still think he is a great president, then you’re likely a socialist.

  • Mary Sue

    I always thought Obama was the Manchurian Candidate.

  • http://twitter.com/Kenrick66 @Kenrick66

    The CPUSA shouldn't thank its lucky stars, not just yet. Obama is basically a fascist. He'll let you keep what's yours — even if you didn't build it — and let you run it, because everyone knows that a government-run industry is far less efficient than a Nazified one. You can run your business and live your life, just as long as you contribute half or more of your earnings to the kitty. The really rich, however, must be taken to the federal cleaners. Obama, however, and Pelosi, and Reid, and Barney Frank, will deny they're rich, so they'll exempt themselves from having to be fitted with the cement shoes of confiscatory taxation.

  • http://twitter.com/Kenrick66 @Kenrick66

    The CPUSA shouldn't thank its lucky starts, not just yet. While it and the Democratic Party have signed a kind of "non-aggression pact," in fact Obama has fascist leanings that belie his commitment to full-scale communism. Everyone knows, even Barry the Bashaw, that government-run industries are inefficient and wasteful, and Nazified ones more efficient at generating tax revenue. He would be willing to let you keep what's yours – even if you didn't build it – and even your life, so long as you chipped in 50% or more of it to the public kitty. Hitler got away with it. Why not Barry?

  • Viet Vet

    Well, some things never change with FPM. I typed out a post, my first one, didn't copy the damn thing, and when I tried to post it, it says YOU ARE POSTING TO FAST, and of course wiped out my work.

    • Viet Vet

      TOO fast, damn it.

  • Viet Vet

    I've been blogging this for years. I started keeping an eye on the CPUSA Website ever since they endorsed John F'n sKerry in 2004. That year, in the spring, they had had a big election planning meeting and there was no mention of any of their own candidates, they were simply admonishing their membership to vote for democraps. They have been in lock step with the democraps. Remember back in 2009 when Obummer was trying to force Honduras to re-install Leftist strongman wannabe Manuel Zelaya? The commies at CPUSA were completely behind Obummer. Well of course that is not so earth-shattering, but it was illustrative of just how entrenched Obummer is in communism. He went to the extreme measure of pulling all foreign aid to Honduras to try to force this action. But Honduras held strong and said screw you Obummer. Obummer is only qualified for the presidency of a Leftist banana republic. That's why he's such good friends with, and probably jealous of, Castro, Chavez and Ortega.

  • guest

    yes, obama is a communist. Between Greenfield and Trump you guys really got this whole thing figured out! And you wonder why you got trounced in the election. And will continue to get trounced for the foreseeable future. Get used to second class citizenship. Payback's a b*tch…

    • Viet Vet

      Which are you, a communist, or low information voter?

      • Spider

        Guest is either both or is in complete denial that the Demo-crat party has become the new Com-munist Party USA

    • Rifleman

      Payback for what?

    • Guest

      Guest is spot on.

    • LibertyorDie

      Propaganda, false information, and the stupidity of the RNC leaders is how he was reelected.

      Enjoy continued and growing economic disparity, ongoing high unemployment (that does not include thise who have dropped out of the workforce/stopped trying to find a job), unconstitutional wars, infringement on our liberties, drone attacks ordered by the man you support killing unintended victims in the Middle East, more orders for US citizens to be assassinated. Sleep well, knowing the man you voted for has a Kill List, cares nothing about your constitutional rights and liberties, and is promoting a socialist agenda.

  • Bartemais

    Communism is clearly a regressive political philosophy compared to the thinking that was alive and well at the founding of our constitution. Marx was a stupid and vicious man yet he is exalted as some kind of great thinker. One only has to look at the regressive nature of the history of the Soviet Union to see through such nonsense. “Professing to be wise they became fools” that is the ultimate end of progressivism. If Marxism continues to gain power, look for a new dark age to descend on the world.

    • Viet Vet

      At our Founding…..at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, there were two political parties, the Federalists and the anti-Federalists. Extrapolated to contemporary political spectrum that would be conservatives and libertarians, respectively. Marx and Engels didn't write their democrap manifesto until over half a century later and it didn't start seriously catching on in the U.S. until Wilson and FDR.

  • Viet Vet

    The democraps used the crisis of the 1930's to push communism. Both FDR and Eleanor were communist sympathizers. We know now that In FDR's cabinet, Harry Hopkins, Harry Dexter White, Alger Hiss and Lauchlin Currie were all communist spies (re: The Venona Decrypts). The Roosevelts affectionately called Stalin, Uncle Joe. Democraps and their media laughed off reports of Stalin's purges, as nothing more than vicious rumors. When they could no longer deny the truth, they began to be apologists for Soviet Communism, saying that the purges and systematic starvation (genocide) of the farmers of the Ukraine were unfortunate, but were necessary in order to install the much better system of collectivism. The democraps have been invested in communism for many decades, that's why they call themselves Progressives (big P).

  • Guest

    Praying for all of you. Propagating hatred and lies…very sad.

    • LibertyorDie

      Hatred and lies? How about instead of praying for us you counter with facts or information supporting your argument that the CPUSA has not joined forces with the democratic party, that Obama does not
      have communist leanings and disproving ours? Perhaps you need to further your knowledge of our form of government, or what it was before the progressive Dems and far right Reps gained power. Learn the different political philosophies and then see if you think the comments are full of lies. as far as hatred, I think it’s more anger and frustration that so many do not understand that we are NOT a democracy and we are under a very far left leaning administration that does not respect our basic god given rights.

  • quencher

    I am so encouraged and gratified that I am no longer alone in seeing and reporting that Obama is a communist. A little late to catch on but better late than never. It is no longer "PC" to dance around the word and get real and call a Communist a Communist and for that I feel grateful and rewarded. Now we need to get the job done and be rid of all those who seek to destroy our America that we love.

  • Middleman1938

    I'm a 75 year old caucasian male, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Soil Science, living in one of the most conservative States in the U.S., Arizona. I have voted since 1960, Nixon received my first vote for President of the U.S., talk about a rookie voter mistake. Most of the people who express their opinions in these blog sites are wasting their time (like me) if they think they are communicating with individuals that have open minds. The bloggers who do most of the talking are usually suffering from mental constipation and are badly in need of a brain enema. Obama is about as good as we can hope for, unless you are in one of the elite big dollar special interest niches, at least he is smart, introspective, and sincere. Call me a Socialist or a Communist for complimenting The Prez if that makes you feel better or superior, you can't hurt this old fart's feelings with meaningless labels, whoever you are.