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Kincaid: CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is 'Absolutely Essential'

By Cliff Kincaid

A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “…re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection.”

Marxist John Case, who writes for various CPUSA publications, has written a piece, “The danger of a Romney election,” for the party publication People’s World, which warns that “Re-electing Obama is not sufficient to bring economic recovery or even relief to our people. Only a different class configuration in political power can do necessary minimum reforms to give us a chance. But re-electing Obama is absolutely essential. Now is not the time for hand washing the complexities and tactics away—or failing to triage the most critical questions from those that are less critical. We cannot win everything at once!”

In reality, the CPUSA’s endorsement of Obama for a second term is not surprising. Various CPUSA officials, including Jarvis Tyner and Joelle Fishman, have openly expressed support for the U.S. President and his agenda.

Since 1988, the CPUSA has not run its own candidates for president and vice-president, preferring instead to work through the Democratic Party. Its support for Obama in 2008 and again this year has been open and outspoken.

The Case article offers a rationale, mostly on economic grounds, for getting Obama re-elected to a second term. He claims that the Republicans intend to do on a national level what Scott Walker has done as governor in Wisconsin—reduce government spending and the power of organized labor. Case refers to the prospect of a national “Walker-like regime.” Case laments the fact that “many private sector workers,” including 25 percent of Wisconsin union members, supported Walker.

In that case, as we have reported, Obama’ progressive allies were soundly defeated by Walker and his conservative backers.

Obama’s support in the CPUSA, a political entity once funded and directed by Moscow, has become an open secret, although the major media treat the subject as something not worthy of serious discussion. This silent treatment extends to the matter of Obama’s mentor, a member of the CPUSA named Frank Marshall Davis. Members of the party have known of Obama’s connection to Davis for many years, which may account for their support of the Democratic Party politician in 2008 and now in 2012. A congressional friend of Obama’s from his Chicago days, Rep. Danny K. Davis, still associates with the CPUSA and even accepted an award from them.

Obama isn’t the only Democrat getting various kinds of communist support.  Workers World Party, an openly Marxist-Leninist party, endorsed Democrat Charles Barron for the U.S. House in the 8th Congressional District in New York City. However, in that primary election, which was held on June 26, Barron lost.

The Workers World Party newspaper referred to Barron, a city council member, as “a former Black Panther who continues to connect with many sectors of the progressive movement. He has marched alongside oppressed activists and Occupy Wall Street in the fight against poverty, budget cuts, foreclosures, racial profiling like stop-and-frisk, police brutality, the prison-industrial complex, and all forms of injustice at home and abroad.” It said Barron had won the endorsement of District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, representing 125,000 members and 50,000 retirees, and the black-oriented Amsterdam News.

The Workers World Party was investigated by the House Internal Security Committee for its support of the North Korean regime and Arab terrorist groups. But the House Committee was disbanded by liberals in Congress.

The CPUSA writer John Case has not been without criticism of Obama, saying that the Democratic President made a huge mistake by firing Van Jones as White House Green Jobs czar after his communist background came to light. Case wrote last year that Jones’ “Rebuild the Dream” campaign “contains all the elements that save the Obama presidency that discarded him, and the party that failed to come to his defense.”

There is speculation that Jones was fired because the chain of command that hired him led to the Oval Office, including Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and Obama himself.

Jones remains a major figure in the progressive movement backing Obama, however, and was a featured speaker at the “Take Back the American Dream” conference recently held in Washington, D.C. Participants in the conference included Communist Party activists Jarvis Tyner and Joelle Fishman.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at

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  1. downdraftComment by downdraft
    June 28, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    “Kincaid: CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is ‘Absolutely Essential’

    What is also ESSENTIAL to us all is for someone like the Tea Party to CONSTANTLY BROADCAST that OBAMA is a MARXIST, clear and simple….

    I mean CONSTANTLY…because the GOP won’t do it, and the Media won’t do it because they are Marxists as well…

    The Tea Party has credentials and will be able to drive it home…AMERICA MUST KNOW WE ARE BEING LED BY A NON-CITIZEN MARXISTS!

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  2. JDZComment by JDZ
    June 28, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    You saw how the Black Caucus turned away from Allen West when he made a comment that there are about 80 or so communist or communist sympathizers already in Congress. This is such a scary time for our country as it is being taken over by socialist/Marxist/communist ideologically driven politicians and their wealthy supporters.

    It is sad to see the Jewish community supporting Obama and his radical socialist agenda. The Jews were massacred by Marxist and communist radicals but are now aiding and abetting similar mindsets in this country. The Hipanics and Asians, who have immigrated to America, the HOME of the FREE which is our historical reputation, are now supporting those that are gradually taking away our individual freedoms and moving the country toward the kinds of dictating government they escaped from to come to this country. Our African American community is a major disappointment as they continue to play the race card and depict themselves as victims of White persecution and expect preferential treatment or reparation. They, as are the Hispanics, are being used by the radicals that have taken over the Democratic party and want to ruin our country. Is this what they want to see happen?

    The liberal media is aiding and abetting this takeover of the country. They should be ashamed of themselves, except for for one thing, they are controlled by sympathizers to this socialist movement.

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  3. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    June 28, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Obama is not a communist in my opinion, I believe that he’s a fascist. Communists, and fascists are both socialist, but the communist believe that the state must own all means of production, including farming, and the fascist leaves production in the hands of corporations who are closely aligned with them. Not unlike what was done with GM and Chrysler.

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  4. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    June 29, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Should we be surprised by this? Of course not.

    It is, however, good for a few laughs. An ultra-leftist group discussing police brutality. What a hoot. They’d rather you be visited in the middle of the night by the secret police and disappear forever.

    Of course these people support people like Van Jones and Valerie Jarrett and Obozo himself. Two peas in a pod and all that, you know.

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