WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton is getting a boost in her bid for the presidency from an enthusiastic group she doesn’t mention in campaign speeches – the Communist Party USA.
Long gone are the days when the party ran its own candidates for president and vice president. In 2016, it’s all in for the Democrats and Clinton.
The party is not just pushing for a win, though, it’s looking for a landslide over Donald Trump that will permit the Democrats to take the House and Senate, too, according to the latest reports at the CPUSA website.
“The polls are frightening in light of the white supremacist forces in top leadership of the Trump campaign,” says one report on the site. “How to move voters? The biggest challenge is making voters aware of where the candidates stand on issues that affect their lives like jobs, wages, Social Security, pay equity, immigration reform, voting rights, student debt, indeed, all democratic rights at stake, and then turning out a massive vote. Now is the time to put everything we’ve got into this election struggle in a way that carries on after it’s over.”
The report added: “It will be important to hear from the comrades on the ground talking to voters. Clearly if Trump and the Republicans are to be defeated, it will take a continued massive education effort and a real explosion of voter turnout.”
According to the CPUSA, “Trump represents a new type of fascist danger.”
“A landslide unity vote is necessary to resoundingly repudiate Donald Trump and the alt right,” says the CPUSA report. “It is needed to repudiate sexism and elect the first woman president. It is a mistake to assume the outcome. Who knows what the October surprise and other dirty tricks can bring?”
The CPUSA doesn’t want any third-party voting, either, as WND has reported in the past. It is calling for unity around Clinton.
“A landslide will heal the nation,” the party proclaims. “In a very close election, the votes for Johnson and Jill Stein could throw the election to Donald Trump. The argument for a landslide unity vote could convince some of those to do the right thing.”
The full-throated backing of Clinton began as soon as it became clear Bernie Sanders would not be the nominee of the Democratic Party, as WND reported after the convention. Since then, the CPUSA has found few if any issues on which it disagrees with the Democratic nominee.