Who said it?

Without Googling for an answer, can you tell me:

Who said this?

We join in the powerful movement now springing up demanding a massive public works and public service jobs program to create millions of green jobs and rebuild America, to demand a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.

The key is broad united action, overcoming all obstacles that hold the movement back, getting a massive vote against the ultra-right in the primaries and in the midterm general election Nov. 2.

This is a time of transition and renewal. The election of President Barack Obama and ending Republican majority rule in the House and Senate has opened many padlocked doors. The long nightmare of right-wing misrule could be coming to an end. Our nation’s political landscape is changing. The possibilities for transformative, progressive changes are enormous.

This past year of struggle for national health care reform proves that the ultra-right, bankrolled by Wall Street and the big corporations, will stop at nothing to filibuster meaningful change. They are a ferocious enemy. Yet the struggle was advanced and the foundation was laid for a health care victory in the months and years ahead.

The main arena of battle in 2010 is the midterm elections. The Republican right is amassing a huge war-chest in hopes of recapturing majority control of the House and increase their ability to use the filibuster in the Senate . They want to misdirect the mass anger over the continuing economic crisis towards the administration, minorities and immigrant workers. Our convention will chart a fight back strategy to defeat this rightwing threat. We align ourselves with the broad multi racial, politically diverse coalition that delivered the historic victory in the 2008 election. The challenge now is to consolidate, widen and deepen that victory which can help open an era of progressive change.

As we enter a new year — and a new decade — we are confident that the democratic, progressive majority can win the day.

Who said it?

Again, no using Google to cheat.

I’ll wait a while to see what people say in the comments, and if no one gets the right answer, I’ll post it myself.

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11 Responses to Who said it?

  1. Ga Peach says:

    Sounds like Hill or Schumer the Schemer to me !??
    Peelousy could never sound so “eloquent”..haha!

    Can’t wait to hear the answer!

  2. Jonah says:

    Because you’re posting it, I assume it’s one of your favorite boogeymen: Ayers, CPUSA, ACORN, etc. Probably not Ayers, though; he doesn’t really care about electoral victories, does he?

  3. Probably not Ayers, though; he doesn’t really care about electoral victories, does he?

    Ayers is a fan of Malcolm X, (Ayers has pictures of Malcolm X on his office door), and Malcolm X advocated the “a complete destruction of everything that America supposedly stands for”, “by any means necessary”.

    Ayers is a Violent, Revolutionary Communist who used his own blog to promote “The end of an empire”.

    You say Ayers, “doesn’t really care about electoral victories, does he?” But you seem to forget that Ayers made a point of voting. (And there is little doubt that it was for Obama).

    Because you’re posting it, I assume it’s one of your favorite boogeymen: Ayers, CPUSA, ACORN, etc.

    The point here, as attested to by Ga. Peach’s comment, is that the quote above could have come from any member of the Democrat[ic Socialist] Party. It is indistinguishable from their party agenda.

    But you are correct, Jonah… while this easily could have come from any Democrat, and could easily have come from Ayers, this in fact comes from the CPUSA: Communist Party USA…

    A Call for United Action to Create Jobs, End Foreclosures, Hunger, Poverty, Racism and War

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… there is no significant difference between the agenda of the Communist Party USA and the agenda of the Democrat Party.

  4. Jonah says:

    But you seem to forget that Ayers made a point of voting.

    Nah, I just meant that Ayers isn’t the sort of person to say

    We align ourselves with the broad multi racial, politically diverse coalition that delivered the historic victory in the 2008 election.

    I saw him give a talk last year (putatively on education reform, but it drifted towards his thoughts on the 2008 election during the question-and-answer session), and my impression was that the last thirty years have turned him into a much more politically cynical person than the guy you usually quote. He voted for Obama, yeah, but he expressed a lot of skepticism (presciently, it seems) that his preferred candidate would actually bring much change to Washington. I imagine that X, were he alive today, would be similar. I guess seeing generations of idealists fail to effect reform tends to do that to a person.

    It was an interesting experience, at any rate. The guy was much less of a caricature (and way more apologetic about his past sins) than I expected.

    Anyway, as for your main argument (“their agendas are the same!”), you and I have had this discussion numerous times, so I’ll refrain from repeating my usual points.

  5. I saw him give a talk last year (putatively on education reform… my impression was that the last thirty years have turned him into a much more politically cynical person than the guy you usually quote… The guy was much less of a caricature (and way more apologetic about his past sins) than I expected.

    Just over 3 years ago, in November 2006, Ayers spoke at the World Education Forum in Venezuela. He didn’t seem cynical or apologetic at all. Quite to the contrary, he was quite excited about what was going on in Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela, and their shared belief that education is the motor-force of revolution

    Ayers ended by saying in Spanish (translated here to English):

    Long Live Mission Sucre!
    Long Live President Chavez!
    Long Live the Bolivarian Revolution!
    Until the Victory Always!

    Read more here. The man is not apologetic. He is still very much a Communist revolutionary.

  6. Aaron says:

    Let them have their “era of progressive change” I’d prefer they have it in a foreign country only AFTER the US closes any (possible) military bases and ends all form of foreign aid to said country.

    Let them and their “progressive” society stand on its own two feet. I wouldn’t worry because I already know what such a progressive society looks like.

    The link below shows the highlights the difference between a “progressive” society in the Northern half and a free society in the Southern half of the pic.

  7. Interesting… the CPUSA has changed their web site, and the link above is now broken.

    Here’s an alternative link, although the text is different…

    http://cpusa.org/u-s-communists-plan-29th-convention-call-to-action/

  8. dkw says:

    I watched the Matrix Trilogy over the weekend and thought about you Red Pill.

  9. dkw,

    I watched the Matrix Trilogy over the weekend and thought about you Red Pill.

    Thanks for thinking of me :-)

    If you own the DVDs (vs. rented them for the weekend) check out this comment I wrote August 28, 2008, and let me know your thoughts…

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