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State of the Union and openings for progress [Communist Party gives big thumbs up to Obama]
COMMUNIST PARTY USA ^ | January 28 2011 | Sam Webb, chairman Communist Party

Posted on 02/01/2011 8:38:30 AM PST by ETL

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President Obama soberly looked at state of nation earlier this week, outlined new challenges facing the country, and forcefully presented several new initiatives to restructure and renew the economy.

Combined with his success in the "lame-duck" congressional session, the acclaimed speech in Tucson and the successful summit with Hu Jintao, the president has enhanced his standing considerably since the November defeat of his party. He is the front-runner for the presidency in 2012, which is driving right-wing extremists and sections of capital into a frenzy.

Public investments in clean energy, research, infrastructure and education are the most important proposals in the State of the Union address. Renewing the infrastructural and productive base of the economy is of critical importance to the country's future in a highly competitive global economy.

The president also spoke out against the Bush tax cuts that add $857 billion to our deficit and tax breaks to the outrageously profitable oil monopolies - who, he added, don't need our help.

The president aggressively defended his administration health care bill as well. He didn't wave the veto pen at the Republicans in the audience, but he indicated to the nation that he was prepared to fight any legislative efforts coming from the GOP to cripple it.

President Obama navigated between many competing forces and trends, mounted a spirited defense of the role of government - not big vs. small, but mean vs. smart, active and caring. Unlike former President Bill Clinton, who beat a hasty retreat in 1995 (after the huge defeat in the 1994 midterm elections) captured by his now famous quip, "The days of big government are over," the president made a vigorous rebuttal to his right-wing critics. ..."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: change; communistpartyusa; hope; obama; transformation

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA

From the website of the Communist Party, USA...
(prior to the election)

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"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."

After the election....

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A Landslide Mandate For Change

A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!

We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-people’s movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all people’s movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.

The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and people’s unity.

There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.

The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.

July 1, 2009...

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Change is Here, Change is Coming

Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:

Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.

In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.

We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.

We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.

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?

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 – no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?

All these things are within reach now!


"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."

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"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA

Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:

"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
--B.H.Obama, 2008

1 posted on 02/01/2011 8:38:34 AM PST by ETL
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To: holdonnow


2 posted on 02/01/2011 8:39:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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How this communists insane wanna be King can keep a straight face is beyond me. And to those that follow him are ignorant Americans.

3 posted on 02/01/2011 8:45:23 AM PST by Logical me
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To: kristinn


4 posted on 02/01/2011 8:55:37 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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5 posted on 02/01/2011 8:56:47 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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Nothing new here.

6 posted on 02/01/2011 8:58:34 AM PST by Rappini
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To: Rappini

Just further straight-from-the-horses-butt evidence of who and what Obama is.

7 posted on 02/01/2011 9:02:53 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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8 posted on 02/01/2011 9:33:19 AM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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