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Can You Tell The Difference Between Communist And Democrat?

Von: Way Back Jack (home@home.) [Profil]
Datum: 08.06.2010 18:44
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Take the quiz; I bet ya can't.

QUIZ: Who said it — Democratic leaders or Communist Party USA?

Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national
convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from
the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had
heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re
espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow
Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were
uttered by Democratic leadership, and which are excerpts from the
communists’ recent convention.

The point isn’t that Obama’s a communist (though it’s amusing to watch
Sam Webb, chairman of the CPUSA, deny such a charge while arguing with
Glenn Beck about the redistribution of marshmallow peeps). It’s
useful, though, to compare the substance of Democratic and communist
rhetoric, which differs mainly in degree. You may conclude —
especially if you lean left — that the Communist Party USA is more
moderate and mainstream than you thought. Or something.


TAKE THE QUIZ — Which quotes come from Democrats, and which from
(scroll down for answers)

1. “This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open
markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has
been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will
not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the

2. “Rebuilding the social infrastructure will generate 11 million
jobs. At least 3 million could be at work within 6 months — if the
funds were available from Congress.”

3. “Moving toward a productive green economy must be based on federal
financing and a national industrial policy.“

4. “Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling
our economy — where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads
to even less spending.”

5. “For nearly half a century the nation’s working people embraced and
took comfort in the American dream — a dream whose promissory note
read that if you work hard and do the right things, a good and secure
life is attainable. I wouldn’t say that dream is dead, but more and
more people have less and less hope that it is within reach. Forces
beyond their control have snatched it from them.”

6. “While some have prospered beyond imagination in this global
economy, middle-class Americans — as well as those working hard to
become middle class — are seeing the American dream slip further and
further away.”

7. “Recent victories in Congress such as passage of Health Care Reform
legislation with not a single Republican yes vote exposes the
Republicans as the ‘Party of NO.’”

8. “Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation.
Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants
and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition. Because it’s only when you
hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize
your true potential and discover the role that you’ll play in writing
the next great chapter in the American story.”

9. “The Tea Party was birthed by media extremists and racist elements
to break up the unity of 2008. They were able to change the debate and
peel off some Democratic votes, but they were not able to stop the

10. “I think the American people have to make a judgment about the
obstructionism of the Republican senators.”

11. “Only majority movements can skin the rightwing cat, the
neoliberal dog, and the globalizing rat.”


1. Obama said this during a speech in Berlin on July 24, 2008.
Presumably, Europe’s democratic socialists responded with a hearty,

2. Excerpted from the Communist Party USA’s “21st Century Jobs
Program,” which aims to create 22 million jobs through direct
government spending of $1 trillion per year on public services,
including a five-year plan for rebuilding infrastructure. Communists
advocating a five-year plan — what could possibly go wrong?

3. Excerpted from the Communist Party USA’s “21st Century Jobs
Program,” although with Obama’s focus on government subsidy for green
jobs and weatherization, we don’t blame you if you got this one wrong.

4. Obama said this on Jan. 8, 2009 while advocating for what would
eventually become the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also
known as the stimulus, or the Democrats’ belated Valentine’s Day gift
to themselves.

5. Excerpted from remarks made by CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb at the
recent national convention. Mr. Webb would have us know that while the
American dream is fading, the Soviet dream remains as strong as ever.

6. Candidate Obama said this in November, 2008. Who could have known
then that the biggest group prospering “beyond imagination” in 2010
would be government workers, who accounted for 95 percent of the job
growth in May.

7. Excerpted from the resolution “All hands on deck for the 2010
midterm elections,” adopted at the recent CPUSA convention. It’s
unclear how many hands the party has to call, but it does have over
3,000 Facebook fans.

8. Candidate Obama said this in a 2008 commencement address to
Wesleyan University. No doubt the college’s economics faculty
appreciated hearing the self-interest of Adam Smith’s invisible hand
described as a “poverty of ambition.”

9. Joelle Fishman, chair of the CPUSA’s Political Action Commission,
made this remark during a speech titled “2010 elections — unity can
win” at the recent national convention. The biggest question we have
for Ms. Fishman is whether stumping for Democrats makes her a CINO —
Communist In Name Only.

10. Pelosi said this in an interview with Rachel Maddow. It’s easy to
yell “obstructionism” when you’re in power, but it requires more
cajones to accuse concerned citizens of carrying swastikas. Pelosi did
that too.

11. Democratic leaders (cough Joe Biden cough) have said some pretty
absurd things, but nothing quite this bizarre. This quote is excerpted
from remarks made by CPUSA Chairman Sam Webb at the recent national


9-11 correct — Bona-fide Bolshevik: Congrats comrade, your
understanding of leftist dogma is nuanced and complete! Now get to the
Politburo — you’re needed.

4-8 correct — Yuppie: You’re on the right path, but more effort is
required. Put on your best Che shirt, and prepare to fight the man by
protesting the global system.

0-3 correct — Capitalist Swine: You have been deceived by the
propaganda of the bourgeoisie. Reform yourself, put down that copy of
“Atlas Shrugged” and practice your doublethink.

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