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Communist Party: This is an FDR/MLK moment ("Big progressive change is closer then we think")
Communist Party-USA ^ | December 21 2011 | Jarvis Tyner, Exec. Vice Chair, Communist Party

Posted on 01/14/2012 6:22:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The following is edited from remarks given at the Nov. 11, 2011 meeting of the Communist Party National Committee.

2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing against them.

These so called patriots wrap themselves in the flag and claim strict adherence to the Constitution. Those who are elected officials are sworn to uphold the laws of the land. But as we meet today they are organizing in over 30 states (with Koch Brothers and anonymous corporate money) to steal the election by suppressing the votes of Black, Latino and white democrats. They are creating new restrictions to make it much harder for youth who voted in record numbers in 2008 to do the same in 2012.

I say to Mike Huckabee, former Republican presidential candidate, who thinks voter suppression is a joke: what the Republicans are doing is a serious violation of the constitutional rights of the U.S. people. Voter suppression driven by racism and hatred of working people is rooted in the shameful period of Jim Crow. It is no joke. When I think of voter suppression I think of Michael Schwerner, James Goodman and Andrew Cheney --- the three civil rights workers, one Black and two Jewish, who were brutally murdered for registering Black people in Mississippi to vote in 1964. People died for the right to vote and those who continue such despicable practices are in violation of the highest principals of any democracy.

If the Republicans and Tea Party gang want people to stop accusing them of racism, there is a solution. They must end their long history of using racist scapegoating and pushing racist policies and practices. After the passage of the Civil rights and voting rights acts in the mid sixties the racist Southern white Democrats (called "Dixiecrats") en mass joined the ranks of the Republican Party. They were warmly welcomed. Today without their racist Southern base of voters the Republicans could not win the presidency, or any national election. They literally thrive on racism as a party. And that is why there is a virulent racist component to almost every program they advance today.

It begins with the disgraceful attacks on the first African American president. But continues also on the issues of reducing the size of the federal government and privatization, which means that the government will not be able to stop massive corporate abuse of working people.

It means the destruction of vital public services and the jobs of public workers who are disproportionately African American and Latino unionized workers. And the privatization, characterization and destruction of public education are primarily aimed at predominantly Black and Latino school.

The racist component is dramatically present in the incarceration rates for African-American males and the use of the death penalty. Since a higher proportion of African American and Latino workers are members of unions then other racial groups, the Republicans pro-corporate anti-union drive also has a strong racist component. One of the most backward parts of the Republican program is the racist attack on Mexican immigrants.

There is a direct correlation between the level of racism and the fight for democracy, peace and for socialism. In our country in a special way, racism blunts the fight against capitalist exploitation and oppression and US imperialism. These struggles cannot be advanced without an ongoing struggle against racism.

This coming Black History Month should be marked by a renewed offensive against racism. The struggle against racism is central to everything we are fighting for. The struggle against racism must be intensified. "We are not going back! Step up the united fight against racism and for equality!" That should be the theme for our Black history month events. We also want to make a special effort in conjunction with Black history to honor two distinguished communist leaders.

This is the centennial year of the birth of Henry Winston. It is also the 101-year of the birth of Gus Hall. These two outstanding communist leaders represent one of our nations greatest examples of interracial leadership. As a dynamic team these two workers one Black one white left a legacy of outstanding struggle against racism and for working class unity. They left a treasure trove of brilliant writings, practices and theoretical work, which needs to be brought out, studied, circulated widely and made available to reread. We also need to expose the new Jim Crow and the role of racism particularly as it related to the historic 2012 election fight. Without racism they cannot win the election. Racism is central to the rights electoral strategy.

I also think we need to let people know and bring out the policies of Gus Hall and Henry Winston on the class struggle, on building broad united movements of struggle and the critical fight for democracy which permeates every thing they wrote. Our party had clear differences with the liberal John F. Kennedy but in 1960 election our policy was defeat Nixon. Same with 1964 --- defeat Goldwater. In 1968 we had a Presidential ticket but our strategy remained--defeat Nixon. In 1972, when I ran with Gus Hall, the sharpest edge of our criticism was against Nixon.

In 1976, Carter ran against Ford. The sharpest edge of our campaign was against Ford and the Republicans. All the while we have had big differences with the Democrats but policies of the Republican right represented the main danger and the main obstacle to moving forward. The fight to advance the democratic and revolutionary process forward toward greater and greater changes requires defeating the greatest danger. And that is what we did. And the process did go forward.

Obama's support among African Americans and Latinos remains high even though they have criticisms of him. The leadership of the AFL-CIO also sees shortcomings but supports his re election.

I agree with Sam Webb that "supporting the lesser of two evils" does not explain the tactics accurately. I believe it is building a broad united front against the main danger. That is mature and winning politics. It is true Obama has fallen short on some issues and made concessions and some tactical turns to which we take exception. That was the Obama with out the militant social movement that Roosevelt had during the New Deal.

But an honest assessment of Obama's overall record will show mistakes but also show he did some remarkable things.

The stimulus created and/or saved hundreds of thousands of jobs. The health care bill with will cover 30 million uninsured. The democratic forces are getting their second wind. Congresswomen Donna Edwards described this period as a "FDR moment." At the height of the Wisconsin struggle, the Rev. Jesse Jackson described it as a "Martin Luther King moment."

What were they talking about? They are talking about a new willingness to struggle by democratic masses, about new movements emerging. There is a new movement among the youth. It has a great potential of gaining a deeper understanding of what are winning tactics. Their demands can be won with a broader more inclusive approach. Confrontation with the cops gives the media a reason to frame the issues around law and order, not jobs and taxing the rich, not relief from student loan debt. Higher levels of class and racial unity must be achieved for further progress.

New battle lines have been drawn. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the fight for the American Jobs Act have fired up the democratic forces. They are taking the offensive. We must continue to be fully involved. The announcement that the troops will be withdrawn from Iraq means it's time for peace action!

The Occupy Wall Street movement based on the reality that the problem is the 1% capitalist ruling class and "we the people" are the 99% majority. That is an advanced idea and in harmony with our anti monopoly strategy. But to mobilize the 99% means building a popular front style movement. Narrow sectarian politics of "my way or the highway" will not suffice. Views that "I will only work with the left, and the center is the enemy" will not mobilize the 99%.

Why are we confident about this point? Because it was the broad united from tactics that our party brought forth that was key to basic change like defeating fascism and that built the New Deal and industrial unions.

Next year we are proposing a national conference on strategy and tactics. How do we get to socialism? The incredible 2011 election victories in Ohio, Mississippi, Arizona, Maine, New Jersey and elsewhere tell us a lot about where masses are at politically. It's time for action; to mobilize masses for jobs, to tax the rich and to register, educate and mobilize, voters for next November and beyond. The right wing can be defeated in 2012.

Organized labor understands this. The major anti racist organizations under stand this. Arizona shows what is possible. We are in a new era of democratic and progressive upsurge a lot of things are possible.

And I can tell you, comrades, we can criticize Obama, and when it is done in a united front way he has shown that he can be moved. The whole effort of the Congressional Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus to organize town meetings and job fairs, which drew large crowds across the country, played a big role in pushing Obama to come up with his American Jobs Act, which is laying the basis for a big defeat of the right in 2012.

Frankly comrades, speaking as one who has been politically active under nine different presidents --- five of the right wing Republicans, four liberal Democrats --- all the while pushing for progressive change and the ideal of a socialist USA; from many decades of struggling and pushing for change, nothing Barack Obama has done or failed to do in the last three years is a reason to sit back and not take part in this tremendous historic struggle to defeat the extreme right wing at the polls next year.

We need to treat this like the life and death struggle that it is. As Sam Webb has put it ...If you want to know what the Right will do to the country look at what they are doing everywhere they dominate the political and legislative process. What the working class did last week in Ohio, Mississippi, Maine, Arizona and New Jersey showed a high understanding of what is at stake and a determination to reverse the setback in 2010. This battle can be won. For sure, cynicism and pessimism will not lead to victory. It will take a lot of work. There will be setbacks and disappointments no doubt. But we can and must be optimistic: this battle can be won.

The tea party was supposed to be the new majority trend in our country. But where is the tea party now? They are still a well-organized and financed group. They tried to help Walker and Kasich. I'm sure they were working in Ohio, Miss., etc., but they could not match the united might of organized labor, the unity of black, brown and white, Asian Pacific, Native American Indian in struggle. Men, women, youth, old, gay and straight - united nothing can stop us.

Where was the tea party? They had plenty of money but they were out organized, out strategized, and most importantly, their bankrupt ideas are losing support among honest working people. They are not a match for the united power of the organized working people, along with racial and nationally oppressed, youth and students, women, LGBT, peace and justice struggling together in a broad popular front. That's what is needed to turn the tide.

Our job is to contribute all that we can to maximize that power. And that is what will set the stage for a new progressive era and for a socialist transformation. Big progressive change is closer then we think.


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1 posted on 01/14/2012 6:23:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Commies measure strength in terms of an organised group. The Tea Party is not a band of collectivists, it is a movement.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left won years ago. The fact that they continue to try to blame their failures upon the right is inevitable. Human nature is soooo predictable. We had a good run and we’re living in the most interesting time in history....and it’s good to be old. We’ve lived the easiest existence that any human has ever experienced, and listen to us bitch...I am thankful for the ability to laugh at it all...but I STILL won’t vote for Romney.


3 posted on 01/14/2012 6:28:35 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: LucyT

Same one?


4 posted on 01/14/2012 6:30:18 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you were to change Obama to “me” or “my” as appropriate, I could almost hear him giving this speech.


5 posted on 01/14/2012 6:30:18 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Proud Right-Wing Trash -- stick it, Alec.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, the Communists are on the winning side of history right now.

Romney’s on the precipice receiving the nomination, which ergo implies 4 more years of Obama.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glad to see that CPUSA hasn’t lost its knack for histronic propaganda, over-the-top hyperbole, and blatant distortion of the facts.

I’d love to say that they’re irrelevant... but, well, it wasn’t too long ago that I would have said someone with Obama’s views would never be elected president.


7 posted on 01/14/2012 6:32:09 PM PST by MWS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for this post.

See the documentary “Agenda: Grinding Down America”
If anyone doubts their agenda, this will end those doubts.
Website is www.agendadocumentary.com. It was done by an Idaho representative. If nothing else, watch the trailer!

We saw this courtesy of our local Tea Party group last week.
This election IS the most important election in our lives and in the history of our country.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 6:32:42 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for this post.

See the documentary “Agenda: Grinding Down America”
If anyone doubts their agenda, this will end those doubts.
Website is www.agendadocumentary.com. It was done by an Idaho representative. If nothing else, watch the trailer!

We saw this courtesy of our local Tea Party group last week.
This election IS the most important election in our lives and in the history of our country.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 6:33:19 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: hoosiermama; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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Pinging to article...

Thanks Hoosiermama. Good find.

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10 posted on 01/14/2012 6:34:38 PM PST by LucyT ( NB. ~ Pakistan was NOT on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981. ~)
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To: hoosiermama

Think so. Same author.


11 posted on 01/14/2012 6:35:38 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Connecting the Obama-Communist Dots

Snips:

The book sheds light on certain activities and affiliations of certain members of the government such as U.S. representatives Maxine Water (D-CA) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). These two, along with former Oakland mayor Ron Dellums, are sponsors of MECA (The Middle East Children's Alliance), an organization founded originally by activists Barbara Lubin and Howard Levine.  Lubin, as it turns out, is allied with the Workers World Party, a Marxist-Leninist sect aligned with North Korea. 

In another chapter, the dynamic muckraking duo take former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to task for his passionate support of Communist and Socialist regimes in the former Soviet Union and South America.

Among the co-chairs of Healthcare-Now, as Klein and Elliot have discovered, is Medea Benjamin, who also leads CODE-PINK, a group concerned with "radical antiwar activities."  Furthermore, Benjamin has lived in Cuba and admits that she feels at home under that Communist regime; and she has been among the sponsors of recent activist flotillas that attempt to aid Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Klein informs his readers about AE, or American Environics.  Founded in 2004 by American and Canadian researchers, it is a government-sponsored organization that takes green research "to task" by urging researchers to cut out the corruption.  Sounds innocent, right?  Well, Klein explains that among the founders is Michael Shellenberger, who is registered with the Department of Justice as a foreign agent.  He also runs a consulting firm known as Lumina Strategies, LLC, where, his main client was one Hugo Chávez….

12 posted on 01/14/2012 6:41:08 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
  ... unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99%

  This 99% stuff is ridiculous. If one of the one percent just decided to leave the country, wouldn't it catapult one of the 99% into the 1% ? They'd have to start turning on their own!
13 posted on 01/14/2012 6:41:40 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Maurice Tift

And your point is?


14 posted on 01/14/2012 6:45:09 PM PST by null and void (Day 1088 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Replace the word “communist” with “liberal”, and it’s no different from any rant I’ve heard by them.


15 posted on 01/14/2012 6:46:31 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d live to see the day when the people living in the U.S. would just hand the country over to the communists. We’ve got too many freeloading “immigrants” here now and not enough Americans left to hold them off.


16 posted on 01/14/2012 6:49:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments?
Well, you know me...I just can't keep my big ogre mouth shut.

They are creating new restrictions to make it much harder for youth who voted in record numbers in 2008 to do the same in 2012.
Amidst this diatribe I find it rather amusing that there are no facts whatsoever to substantiate this claim.
I mean, with the wealth of information available to the public through the Internet you would think that Comrade Tyner would be able to cite one single example to back up his claim.
For instance, if he was talking about the voter ID laws, which are being considered in many States, then he could say so and lend support to his argument instead of playing up the overly used and pathetic ploy of the racism angle. Perhaps, though, that "putting such a thought to paper" won't work as Americans support such laws, (do I detect a trend here? Republicans "want to literally drag us back to Jim Crow laws," said Comrade Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla, chair of the Democratic National Committee.)

Therefore, I must conclude that he's nothing more than a scare monger trying to frighten the children comrades.

Tyner shoots and...nothing but air.

17 posted on 01/14/2012 6:53:57 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

Well, you know how it is...the louder and more extreme the complaint, the more baseless the actual complaint and the more to lose by it.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 7:01:15 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the shameful period of Jim Crow....Michael Schwerner, James Goodman and Andrew Cheney --- the three civil rights workers, one Black and two Jewish, who were brutally murdered for registering Black people in Mississippi to vote in 1964....

All carried out by Democrats.

The Democrat Party ... Party of Slavery™ at its founding 200 years ago, Party of Slavery™ today.

19 posted on 01/14/2012 7:04:32 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; ETL

Communist Obama bump/ping


20 posted on 01/14/2012 7:05:13 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: philman_36
Republicans "want to literally drag us back to Jim Crow laws," said Comrade Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla, chair of the Democratic National Committee.)

Debbie blabbermouth forgot to say that democrats had a role in creating the Jim Crow laws..."

The Democrats' missing history

Snip: So what's missing?

There is no reference to "Jim Crow" as in "Jim Crow laws," nor is there reference to the role Democrats played in creating them. These were the post-Civil War laws passed enthusiastically by Democrats in that pesky 52-year part of the DNC's missing years. These laws segregated public schools, public transportation, restaurants, rest rooms and public places in general (everything from water coolers to beaches). The reason Rosa Parks became famous is that she sat in the "whites only" front section of a bus, the "whites only" designation the direct result of Democrats.

22 posted on 01/14/2012 8:09:41 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: gorush

There have been those who fully understood what Socialist stood for long ago. I reference:

“Essays on Political Economy”

by M. Frederic Bastiat

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15962/15962-h/15962-h.htm

The lie they promoted was described in great detail prior to 1874.

The Left has corrupted our monetary system, our work ethic, our morals, our respect for law, our sense of community, our education process for our youth, our concern for our elderly, our Republican Form of Government.

It has been a calculated path, every step of the way.

They knew from the beginning that the path lead to “destruction”. To hopelessness. To abject poverty and total dependence on the evil state.

Yes, indeed. This is what we face today.

We shall see if we are still made of the metal we were formed by as a nation.


23 posted on 01/14/2012 8:14:17 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Replace the word “communist” with “liberal”, and it’s no different from any rant I’ve heard by them.

_____________________________-

That’s exactly what I was thinking.
Communist spiel, Libs spiel- no difference.


24 posted on 01/14/2012 8:20:07 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Placemark.


25 posted on 01/14/2012 11:33:53 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I say to Mike Huckabee, former Republican presidential candidate, who thinks voter suppression is a joke: what the Republicans are doing is a serious violation of the constitutional rights of the U.S. people.

Ironic for a commie to cite the Constitution.

The rest is Obama type rhetoric designed to further the split - I'd say it's proof that Obama and the commies are on the same page.

26 posted on 01/15/2012 5:12:03 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; Army Air Corps; hoosiermama; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; repubmom; PGalt; ...
Aside from the mention of the specific names of Communists (like Sam Webb, Gus Hall, and Henry Winston), this very same speech, by a dedicated unabashed Communist, could have been made by quite a number of congressional Democrats and Obama administration officials. Now that's really scary!

For those who would like a good history of the communist movement in the United States up to and including the Obama era, I would recommend "Dupes," by Paul Kengor, published by ISI Books in 2010. Contrary to the MSM myth, communism never died; it's been here continuously from about 1920 to the present.

27 posted on 01/15/2012 10:52:00 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is it with communists and longwindedness?


28 posted on 01/15/2012 11:01:30 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: justiceseeker93

Actually it is mixed, we are communist and fascist.


29 posted on 01/15/2012 11:20:05 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulture & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: justiceseeker93; All

FYI:


Axelrod’s link to COmmunist:

Here:
http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/loudon-the-paid-soviet-agent-behind-axelrod-and-obama/2/

...By the late 1960s David Canter was publishing a small politically oriented Chicago neighbourhood newspaper Hyde Park Kenwood Voices. Canter’s partner and the paper’s editor was Don Rose, a journalist active in at least two Communist Party fronts....

David Canter’s late wife, Miriam Canter, was of similar mind. She was an active fundraiser for a defense committee for prominent medical researcher and secret Communist party member Dr. Jeremiah Stamler who was also under investigation by HCUA.

It was Don Rose (right) that hired a young political science student David Axelrod to write for “Voices”. It was Rose who mentored Axelrod and recommended him for the job at the Chicago Tribune which would launch his stellar career....

.......

With nine others, Canter approached Democratic Party congressman Harold Washington about standing for the Chicago mayoralty. Canter had known Washington for many years, not surprising as the congressman had ties to Chicago’s communists and socialists dating back until the 1940s.

...

Don Rose and David Axelrod also worked for Harold Washington. Rose served as an adviser to the mayor, while Axelrod served as a campaign consultant.

...

While Harold Washington died shortly after starting his second term, the coalition that elected him endured. The Chicago Communist Party was a key component of this alliance as was the Democratic Socialists of America. By the late 70s Don Rose had become close to the Chicago socialists as had Charles Hayes and Harold Washington himself.

More information on CHicago/Communist/Chicago at

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts?q=1&;page=51


30 posted on 01/15/2012 12:26:46 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: justiceseeker93; All

FYI:


Axelrod’s link to COmmunist:

Here:
http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/loudon-the-paid-soviet-agent-behind-axelrod-and-obama/2/

...By the late 1960s David Canter was publishing a small politically oriented Chicago neighbourhood newspaper Hyde Park Kenwood Voices. Canter’s partner and the paper’s editor was Don Rose, a journalist active in at least two Communist Party fronts....

David Canter’s late wife, Miriam Canter, was of similar mind. She was an active fundraiser for a defense committee for prominent medical researcher and secret Communist party member Dr. Jeremiah Stamler who was also under investigation by HCUA.

It was Don Rose (right) that hired a young political science student David Axelrod to write for “Voices”. It was Rose who mentored Axelrod and recommended him for the job at the Chicago Tribune which would launch his stellar career....

.......

With nine others, Canter approached Democratic Party congressman Harold Washington about standing for the Chicago mayoralty. Canter had known Washington for many years, not surprising as the congressman had ties to Chicago’s communists and socialists dating back until the 1940s.

...

Don Rose and David Axelrod also worked for Harold Washington. Rose served as an adviser to the mayor, while Axelrod served as a campaign consultant.

...

While Harold Washington died shortly after starting his second term, the coalition that elected him endured. The Chicago Communist Party was a key component of this alliance as was the Democratic Socialists of America. By the late 70s Don Rose had become close to the Chicago socialists as had Charles Hayes and Harold Washington himself.

More information on CHicago/Communist/Chicago at

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts?q=1&;page=51


31 posted on 01/15/2012 12:28:21 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: STARWISE

Needs to be over here too!
Much background here:

Valerie Jarrett’s Father-in-Law Was a Communist – Worked With Obama Mentor Frank Marshall Davis

https://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/tag/valerie-jarrett-vernon-jarrett-communist/

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Excerpt:

Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran to American parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman. Her father, a pathologist and geneticist, ran a hospital for children in Shiraz, as part of a program where American doctors and agricultural experts sought to help jump-start developing countries’ health and farming efforts. When she was five, the family moved to London for one year, returning to Chicago in 1963.[citation needed]

In 1966 her mother, Barbara T. Bowman, was one of four child advocates that created the Erikson Institute. The Institute was established to provide advanced knowledge in child development for teachers and other professionals working with young children.[citation needed]

As a child she spoke Persian and French.[3]

Jarrett graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1974. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1978, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.[citation needed]

In 1983 Jarrett married Dr. William Robert Jarrett, son of famed Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. She attributes her switch from a private to a public career to their daughter Laura’s birth and her own desire to do something that would make the daughter proud.[4]

To one reporter’s e-mailed question about her divorce, she replied, “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.”[4] In a Vogue profile, she further explained “We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.”[4] William Jarrett died of a sudden heart attack in 1993.[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Jarrett

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Much background

Valerie Jarrett Slum Queen

http://www.brayincandy.com/id168.html

32 posted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:07:54 PM by STARWISE



32 posted on 01/15/2012 12:40:02 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: justiceseeker93

I have read “Dupes” and agree with your recommendation.


33 posted on 01/15/2012 12:44:17 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 5:01:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: null and void
  And your point is?

  that the 99% movement is pointless
35 posted on 01/15/2012 7:06:13 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Maurice Tift

Haters gotta hate...


36 posted on 01/15/2012 7:12:43 PM PST by null and void (Day 1089 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Texas Fossil

Well said and Bastiat is the best. By the way, it should be ‘mettle’. :-)


37 posted on 01/15/2012 9:34:37 PM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Yes, mettle

I have made that mistake before.

Sorry.


38 posted on 01/16/2012 2:13:34 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for the background on Jarrett. There were several point you made that I did not know.

Had previously read that she spoke Persian (Farsi). That with Communism is a strange cocktail. The self identified Persians I have know are nothing Communist. Of course the Mullahs in Iran are very comfortable with Communism. They often speak Persian (Farsi) but they think Arab.

The Persian culture is ancient and has a history of respecting freedom. Islam is the opposite, only a history of oppression and brutality.


39 posted on 01/16/2012 2:24:26 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; justiceseeker93; All

Thanks very much for the post; ping; thread.

Workers of the world unite?

No...workers, employers, entrepreneurs, producers in The United States of America unite! Throw off the tax-and-spend shackles of socialists, the ruination of regressives, the plunder of parasites, the commands of collectives, the fundamental transformation of totalitarians.

live - free - republic


40 posted on 01/16/2012 5:18:07 AM PST by PGalt
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...the ruination of regressives...

Yes, what the commies like to call "progressive" is just the opposite: regressive. They would take us back in time to the Russian Revolution, Lenin, Stalin, etc.

For the entire duration of the Soviet Union, the American Communist Party was an arm of the Soviet government. There are hundreds of documented links between the two.

41 posted on 01/16/2012 7:43:50 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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