WASHINGTON – “The Nov. 7 midterm elections are less than six weeks away. The stakes have never been so high: Control of the House and Senate and governorships nationwide. A recent poll shows that 75 percent of voters are disgusted by the Republican majority House and Senate, the highest disapproval rate since 1994. They are frustrated at Bush’s endless Iraq war, by Republican cronyism and corruption, tax giveaways to the rich, cutbacks in vital services, and criminal negligence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.”
A last-minute pitch by the Democratic National Committee for a sweep in tomorrow’s midterm congressional elections?
No. It’s an official appeal by the National Board of the Communist Party USA on behalf of Democrats. In fact, all of the energies and resources of the Communist Party are being diverted to support of of the Democratic Party in tomorrow’s election, according to the CPUSA’s official website.
Why does the Communist Party believe it is so important that Democrats win?
“Whereas a few weeks ago only a handful of House and Senate seats were considered ‘competitive,’ now more than 50 House seats are in play and more than a dozen Senate seats,” the statement continues. “A change of 15 seats in the House and 6 seats in the Senate would change control of Congress. Members of the congressional Progressive, Black, Hispanic and Asian-Pacific caucuses would chair half of the House committees and sub-committees.”
The party urges members to get involved in the election at every level – including the following ways:
- “Volunteer to phone bank with your union, neighborhood association or political organization.”
- “Go door to door in your neighborhood or in citywide mobilizations on behalf of candidates you support.”
- “Know and discuss with voters the basic issues. Explain why changing Congress is so crucial to reversing the extremist, right-wing thrust of the Republicans.”
- “Volunteer to be a poll watcher or election judge on Election Day.”
- “‘Protect the vote.’ Volunteer with groups working to prevent the right wing’s ‘voter suppression’ and ‘vote theft’ tactics. Know the election laws and be an advocate for people whose right to vote is under attack.”
- “Register your family, neighbors and co-workers to vote and bring them to the polls on Nov. 7.”
- “Help give reminders and rides to get out the vote on Election Day.”
The major emphasis of the Communist Party campaign for Democrats is the war in Iraq – and support for the plan by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., for early withdrawal.
“The pressure for troop withdrawal is growing, so much so that earlier this summer Democrats introduced two resolutions in the Senate,” explained a story in the party’s People’s Weekly World newspaper. “One, authored by Senator Kerry, envisions a short exit strategy and a role for the international community. The other, which has the support of nearly 40 Democratic senators and may be re-introduced this fall, calls for troop withdrawal beginning this winter, but the flaw is that it leaves the process open-ended, which is precisely what Bush does.”
The party believes the Democrats will withdraw early from Iraq if they take power in tomorrow’s election.
“The media spin has been that the Democrats are split on the war. The real story is that 85 percent of the Democrats in Congress voted for withdrawal and are in step with the majority public opinion,” explained another article on the party’s website. “Eight months ago, two Democratic senators were for withdrawal; two months ago it was four. This past week 39 Democrats in the Senate voted for withdrawal and the need for non-military support for the reconstruction of Iraq.”
Just so there could be no mistake about the party’s intentions to support a Democratic Party victory, Judith LeBlanc, national vice-chairwoman of the CPUSA, added: “The Democratic Party and its candidates are only as strong politically and economically as the mass movements behind them. The greater participation of the Party and Left, the more effective the movements are, the more likely we can deliver a blow to the Right in November.”
The Democratic Party has refused to respond to WND’s story last week that quoted a variety of Middle East terrorist leaders urging American to vote Democratic.
The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are “tired.” They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.