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May 26, 2009

Communist Party Official Shares Obama's Ambitious Agenda

Top Red's dream come true


With Obama as president, health care and the economy can be "reformed," U.S. troops can be evacuated from the Middle East, a second stimulus bill can be passed, the criminal justice system can be overhauled and union rights can be expanded – in other words, it's a Christmas list come true – declared the leader of the Communist Party USA.

"All these – and many other things – are within our reach now!" exclaimed Sam Webb in a New York banquet speech for the People's Weekly World, the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA.

Webb's speech was entitled, "The impossible becomes possible."

Webb declared that under Obama, "We can dream again, knowing that the gap between our dreams and reality is bridgeable."
"I am confident the American people in their millions – reeling under the weight of this terrible economic crisis and yearning for a more decent, equal, peaceful and just world – will follow their example and turn this country into a more perfect union," stated Webb.

Webb continued:

* In this new political climate, we can foresee winning a public option, like Medicare, in the current legislative fight over health care reform.

* We can visualize enacting tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry that brought the economy to ruin.

* We can imagine bringing the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan, while being part of a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.

* In this new political climate, the expansion of union rights in this legislative session is not only sensible, it's doable.

* Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still rising and likely long term persistence of unemployment with the heaviest burden, as usual, falling on communities of color.

* Isn't it possible in the post-Bush era to launch a vigorous attack on global warming and create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and elsewhere?

* Can't we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?

* And isn't the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system – a system steeped in racism and employing punitive treatment as it organizing principle – no longer pie in the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?

Webb explained how unions and grassroots organizations can help bring about important changes.

Indeed, labor unions were instrumental in electing Obama. A Political Affairs article just after last November's election titled "Special Interest or Class Consciousness? How Labor Put Obama in the White House" reported on polling data released that revealed the extent of union support for Obama.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, or AFL-CIO, sponsored a poll showing union members supported Obama by a 68-30 margin and strongly influenced their family members.

Reacting to Webb's speech, Communist researcher Trevour London of the New Zeal blog stated:

"Now we know every major item on the Communist Party's agenda. Socialized healthcare, increased union power, massive controls on the finance sector, ending the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, a heavily regulated 'green economy', a second 'stimulus' bill, weakening of the 'racist' prison system. ... Tick the items off as the Obama administration acts on each and every one of them."

Wild Thing's comment........

Evidently, no one on Planet Earth learned anything at all from the catastrophic failure of the Soviet experiment except the Soviets themselves.

The UNIONS are always there when it comes to this communist, socialist stuff. I wish when we talk to people about this they would listen. It sure is hard to get through to UNION members if there is one in the family.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at May 26, 2009 07:40 AM


Originally the Unions helped the worker and worked for a 'fair wage'. Those days are long gone. Today the young kids joining are indoctrinated and brainwashed into the communist system and the only way to get anything is through the government. They have grown into a huge PAC for the democrats. There is never an incentive for the union everybody is equal. The prevailing attitude is why do more than that prescribed by the union so what you have is a mediocre work force.

No thanks.

Posted by: Mark at May 26, 2009 11:43 AM

Ironically I have been in a Guild, the Teamsters and the IBEW, not one of them were for the individual members job security, it was always the collective, a voting majority voting for the ideals of the representatives, often issues were opened, chaired and voted on and closed by motions from a select few before rank and file had a clue of what the issue really entailed, always 75-90% never showed up to vote. Just like Congress. eh?

Two long bloody strikes, the last one with fatalities and not one red cent from the local or regional representatives to help those of us picketing every day. Not a scrap of food or a drop of gas for 4-1/2 months while the management and the scabs tried their best to run over us, then set the state patrol upon us with their nightclubs, the union reps and Westingwhore got what they wanted and never missed a paycheck, that's what dues are for you know. I left forever the day the strike was settled, two members dead and 2% under what they struck for and one holiday less. I was free immediately doubled my salary, was able to join unfettered savings plans and broaden my job skills without being reprimanded, chastised or bullied for crossing skilled labor barriers. Skills that have saved me lots of bucks in self reliance.

Happy horseshit rules like having to have a pipefitter, an electrician, a millwright and an operator on tap to turn off a circuit breaker, unbolt an enclosure or valve out air, water or process fluids in the course of performing my job, not to mention that plant engineer hanging on your back, forbidden to aid your endeavors by union rules. Each of the trades having their own stewards spending more time searching for infractions than ever spent working.
No need for the National Bureau of Standards, or any nuclear clock, you can set your watch with that innate sense of time the Teamsters have, starting time, break time and quitting time.
Agreed Mark. Mediocre!!!

Posted by: Jack at May 26, 2009 03:00 PM

Mark, thanks, the Unioins scare me in a way.
The way they intimidate a person to vote a
certain way and all kinds of things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2009 07:53 PM

Jack, thanks for sharing about it. It
really is too bad they could not be a
positive thing in all ways. It is just
that the bad about them is so strong.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2009 07:56 PM