Skip to comments.We won! The American people speak and act with strength & determination (Communist Party)
Posted on 11/10/2012 8:36:36 AM PST by NYer
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.
President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.
Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly also won in Indiana beating Republican Mourdock. Warren won by eight percentage points. Donnelly won in Indiana by 6 percentage points. Sherrod Brown won re-election. Tammy Baldwin won becoming the first openly gay Senator. Democrats picked up seats in the Senate.
Progressives like you worked their hearts out all over America for our people, our country, our president, and progressive Democrats. We fought and beat the tea party, the oligarchs and massive rich, Karl Rove's strategy, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and all those who would tear down democracy and destroy the middle class and the labor movement. Women spoke strongly. Latinos spoke strongly. The LGBT community spoke strongly. And AFRICAN-AMERICANS fought back against the neo-poll taxes and disenfranchisement.
And as always our labor movement provided the President a foundation of support, energy, and strong presence.
The truth for progressives is that we are slowly winning the battle of ideas, future constituents, policies of justice. This election was won with progressive constituencies and a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
The President won with huge healthcare reform that we must continue working on and commitment to the middle class and acommitment to workers and unions and collective bargaining.
Republicans wake up this morning scratching their heads realizing they have lost 5 of 6 Presidential popular votes.
Now we must begin to think about how we build on this great victory to build a big struggle on America's biggest issues - inequality, investment in America and jobs (the agenda Dr. Richard Levins and I laid out in Getting America Back to Work), collective bargaining, honoring workers, respect for every person in America.
We in the labor movement must continue to protect and expand collective bargaining - and to lay the foundation for the opportunity to create a struggle and perhaps a movement that addresses the economic issues of the middle class and THE POOR. We have to think outside our membership and act like the voice of all working families embracing new forms of organizational structures that work when the all or nothing NLRB fails or is irrelevant. We must act with boldness. NOW IS THE TIME TO END 35 YEARS OF WAGE STAGNATION and TO PUSH HISTORY FORWARD.
The CPUSA endorsed Obama a few months ago. I was hoping that Romney would use that along with Chavez and Castro endorsements to sink Obama. Guess that would have been ungentlemanly or something. Would definitely been at odds with the Obama-is-a-nice-guy campaign theme. Obama is a nice gut but we can’t afford 4 more years of him??!?!? Being American means buying stuff you can’t afford.
Evan Thomas of ‘Newsweek’ and ‘Inside Washington’ is the grandson of Norman Thomas, six-time Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
That makes me even happier Newsweek is out of business.
Thanks for that tidbit of info. The Commie party has been in US about forever and are finally making significant inroads thanks to the indoctrination of revenge.
got to fix it:
MARXISTS like you worked their hearts out all over America for LAZY PEOPLE who want FREE stuff, our SOON TO BE MARXIST country, our Dear Leader, the worst President ever to get re-elected by voter fraud, and MARXISTS. Fixed it...
America is closer to “CW2”.
Notice the female in the foreground has her "Bama Phone!"
What does it say on the front of those red-shirts just beyond the one in the foreground?
China had their "cultural revolution," now we seem to be having ours and no one seems ready to do anything about it!!!
A bunch of fat, lazy freeloaders that have set themselves up to their starving deaths as the system no longer can feed them.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Glorious People Elect Glorious Leader!
“After my election, I will have more CONTROL”
What wild things will happen on is Asia tour??.
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."
There's that "Forward" word again.