The revolt against the GOP establishment’s backing of radical leftist Dede Scozzafava was a hot topic last night.
Many folks let me know they have witnessed or battled the same forces in their own backyards and races. And they are sick and tired of it.
On a related note, I was also told that national GOP officials pressured the state party not to endorse/promote my appearance at the URF event. Perhaps if I had won a Margaret Sanger award, endorsed card check, supported higher taxes, and cozied up to ACORN front groups, Beltway GOP elites pushing “practicality” over principle would be more welcoming.
The GOP shouldn’t balk at Democrats’ Chicago-style politics that seek to isolate/demonize opponents while practicing those very same marginalization tactics on its own conservative base.
A few thoughts…
1) “Progressives” who read my blog should understand that Conservatives don’t limit their criticism to Democrats. We are coming down hard on people like Newt Gingrich and the “Republican Establishment” who are supporting “Progressive” candidates simply because the candidate is running as a “Republican”.
2) “Chicago-style politics” is really “Communist-style politics”.
Founded in Chicago in 1919, the Communist Party of the United States has an outstanding history in the struggles for peace, democratic rights, racial and gender equality, economic justice, union organization, and international solidarity. Our Party is organized on the principle of democratic centralism, combining maximum democratic discussion and decision-making with maximum unity of will and action, ensuring our ability to play a strong organizing role in the class struggle. We focus our efforts on increasing our ability to organize millions into struggle, fighting anti-communism as a divisive weapon of the capitalist class. With Marxism-Leninism guiding our actions, the Communist Party strives to build the broadest unity against global capitalist imperialism now headed by U.S. imperialism, for immediate gains and reforms that benefit working people, and for a progressive democratization of the government, the economy, and society of our country on the road to and after winning socialism.
With pride in our past and confidence in our future, we hereby establish this Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States America.
3) It really shouldn’t be a surprise that the GOP is using Chicago Communist-style politics that seek to isolate/demonize/marginalize opponents. It’s an indication that the Communists have been highly successful in accomplishing goal #15…
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
The Communists have accomplished many of their goals found in W. Cleon Skousen’s 1960 book The Naked Communist and which were recorded into the Congressional record over 46 years ago (January 10, 1963).