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11-21-2016, 02:04 PM
Communists and Socialists Going Bonkers Over Trump (https://spectator.org/communists-and-socialists-going-bonkers-over-trump/)
By Paul Kengor - November 18, 2016

Are communists any different from Democrats in abhorring the election of Donald Trump?

If you’re in the mood for a little levity this weekend, take a gander at the websites of Communist Party USA, People’s World, and the Democratic Socialists of America (among other leftists-in-arms), where they are going absolutely bonkers over Donald Trump’s big win.

To say that these comrades had been ready for Hillary is an understatement. Since early summer, with the defeat of their beloved Bernie, it was as if the ghost of Saul Alinsky had leapt into their collective keyboards and started typing copy for their girl-wonder. They were fired up for Mrs. Clinton, clearly seeing her as the next Democratic Party revolutionary to pick up Obama’s torch of fundamental transformation. It is a tragic testimony to the party of Truman and JFK that the modern Democratic agenda is hard to separate from the goals of Communist Party USA.

The communists were shaking the pom-poms for Hillary throughout the campaign, unabashed and unashamed. They were also not reticent about eviscerating Donald Trump, who was their boy Hitler to their girl Trotsky. But with The Donald’s victory, the communists’ concerns have morphed into outright hysteria. They are now in full panic mode, full propaganda mode, full mass-organizing mode. Agitate, agitate, agitate is the old Marxist maxim, and that’s precisely what these American Marxists and socialists are doing right now.
All of this is mild compared to the howling litany at CPUSA’s flagship, People’s World, the successor to the longtime Soviet-funded and directed Daily Worker, where you can amuse yourself for hours with at least a dozen anti-Trump screeds. Quoting them here would be pointless. You could write ’em yourself. That said, worth a read is the immediate post-election reaction by the head of Communist Party USA, John Bachtell, the successor to a line of esteemed American Stalinists ranging from William Z. Foster to Earl Browder to our old pal, Gus Hall, once a perennial favorite at The American Spectator.
Bachtell is calling for a united popular front of the wider left — Dems, libs, socialists, progressives, LGBTQ warriors, “social justice” fighters, “climate justice” fights, teachers union, artists, professors, etc., etc., etc. — to join with him and his communists. And he’ll get it, in spades. He sees today’s Democratic Party (rightly so) as a natural ally to CPUSA.
Bachtell finishes his long missive with an exhortation to his comrades and their liberal kindred spirits: “Don’t despair! Fight!”

Finally, I would be remiss, if I didn’t at least mention the rantings of the Democratic Socialists of America, which truly has become indistinguishable from the leadership of the modern Democratic Party. Here, too, the DSA website is too much to summarize, but consider the mass email it distributed on Thursday:

“Trump’s victory was devastating for all of us,” wrote the DSA deputy director, David Duhalde. “I hope you’ve had a chance to practice self-care and spend time with loved ones. We’ll have a lot of work to do in the coming months. Socialists, radicals, and progressives need to unite, stick together, and fight back.”
More: http://spectator.org/communists-and-socialists-going-bonkers-over-trump/

The Gold Standard
11-21-2016, 02:15 PM
What idiots. They got everything they could ever ask for in a president, but they are crying because there is an 'R' after his name?

11-21-2016, 03:15 PM
What idiots. They got everything they could ever ask for in a president, but they are crying because there is an 'R' after his name?

They wanted a globalist Lenin/Trotsky (Hillary). They got a nationalist instead.

11-21-2016, 04:14 PM
Ah The poor cry babies.

The Northbreather
11-21-2016, 11:25 PM
They wanted a globalist Lenin/Trotsky (Hillary). They got a nationalist instead.

They got a collectivist?

11-22-2016, 12:01 AM
All those evil Leninists should be out protesting War . Do something Commies !