Hailing Barack Obama’s win as a victory for the “working class,” the Communist Party USA is calling on the president-elect to carry out his promises, including his noted commitment to “spread the wealth.”
An editorial by the People’s Weekly World said the victory was for “workers of all job titles, professions, shapes, colors, sizes, hairstyles and languages.”
The newspaper, which boasts of its “partisan coverage,” identifies itself as “a national, grass-roots weekly newspaper and the direct descendant of the ‘Daily Worker.'”
“We are partisan to the working class, racially and nationally oppressed peoples, women, youth, seniors, international solidarity, Marxism and socialism. We enjoy a special relationship with the Communist Party USA, founded in 1919, and publish its news and views,” the publication states.
The paper said Obama’s victory is “important … not only for people here in the U.S., but also for our sisters and brothers around the world.”
“The election outcome represents a clear mandate for pro-people change on taxes, health care, the war in Iraq, job creation and economic relief, union organizing and the Employee Free Choice Act. Reform and relief are in the air. Their scope and depth will be the arena of struggle. The best thing the coalition that won this victory can do is to stick together and help the new administration carry through on its promises,” the editorial said.
“Jubilation and celebration, yes, along with realization that the hard work is just beginning,” the PWW editorial said.
Obama’s commitment to “spread the wealth” was caught on tape as he talked with an Ohio voter, “Joe the Plumber,” who became a personality in the 2008 election campaign for the exchange in which he suggested Obama’s plan sounded like socialism.
Obama’s media team did not respond to a WND telephone message and e-mail requesting a comment.
Michelle Obama has made similar commitments, warning that some Americans may have to give up a piece of the pie in order that others may have a larger share.
Samuel L. Blumenfeld, a WND columnist, earlier cited Obama’s history of links to significant players in the communist effort in the United States.
“In his famous autobiography, ‘Dreams From My Father,’ Obama reveals that his earliest mentor in Hawaii was a man by the name of Frank Marshall Davis. It so happens that Davis had been sent to Hawaii in the late 1940s by the Communist Party to organize the party in Hawaii,” Blumenfeld wrote.
“Davis had begun his communist career in Chicago. He was a friend and associate of Paul Robeson, the great singer, and Harry Bridges, head of the communist dominated International Longshoremen and Warehousemen’s Union. Both men were secret Communist Party USA members.”
Blumenfeld sees sees the impact of those influences in Obama’s vision for the country.
“Obama has already proposed the creation of a homeland police force that will no doubt terrorize those in the ‘ultra-right’ who will become the most vociferous and active opponents of his socialist regime. Hitler had a similar police force called the Gestapo – Geheime Staats Polizie or Homeland State Police – that terrorized the opponents of the Nazi regime,” he wrote.
“In 1933 a majority of Germans voted for a demagogue who promised ‘change’ and seemed to be the answer to their economic and national problems. None of those voters could have foreseen that 12 years later Germany would lie in ruins and be occupied by foreign armies,” he wrote.
WND previously reported Davis, frequently accompanied by young Barack Obama and his grandfather, sold marijuana and cocaine from a “Chicago style” hot dog cart in the early 1970s, according to a source.