WASHINGTON – The way to end “right-wing” terrorism in the U.S. is to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice, boycott Fox News and support Barack Obama’s plan for nationalizing health care, the Communist Party USA said in an editorial in its newspaper, the People’s Weekly World today.
The organization blamed the murders of late-term abortionist George Tiller in Kansas and Holocaust Museum security guard Stephen T. Johns on the “extreme right,” explaining that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s much-criticized report warning about the threat of violence by “right-wing extremists” was in fact prophetic.
“Republican right denounced her timely report as an ‘attack’ on veterans, anti-abortionists, and anti-immigrant crusaders,” the editorial said. “Some even called for her resignation.”
The party also accused actor Jon Voight of threatening violence against Obama.
“The latest venom comes from actor Jon Voight who denounced President Obama at a GOP fundraiser as a ‘softspoken Julius Caesar’ that America must be ‘freed’ from,” said the party. “‘Bring an end to this false prophet, Obama,’ Voight ranted, sounding like Brutus. It is a federal crime to threaten violence against the president.”
The solution? The party said: “[T]he best answer is to defeat the hatemongers politically. Boycott Fox News. Demand Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, latest target of hate. Build maximum unity to win health care for all, employee free choice, ‘green’ jobs, immigrant reform, an end to wars, and a more inclusive, tolerant democracy in our country.”