Communist/Democrat claims Democrat majority will grow in 2010

By: Trevor Loudon

Dan Margolis – Chair of the New York State Communist Party

Dan Margolis is the chair of the New York State Communist Party. In addition, he writes for the People’s World covering local New York City and state issues, as well as events at the United Nations. Margolis has been active in New York City elections working as the mid-Staten Island coordinator for the 2004 Democratic Congressional campaign.

Margolis straddles the two most powerful political parties on the US left, so his take on Democratic prospects in the 2010 Mid Terms should be given some credence. Unlike most pundits, Margolis believes not only that the Democrats will not be roundly defeated in November, but that they will increase their majority.

Writing in the People’s World, Margolis tells us:

In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as “slipping,” “imperiled,” and even “doomed” in their headlines.

Reading such press, one gets the idea that the Republican Party is poised to take over the country and derail a nascent era of reforms even before it gets off the ground. Some say the GOP takeover will be, perhaps, on a scale as grand as the 1994 “revolution” led by Newt Gingrich.

But April, despite the messages from the Republican Party and their friends in much of the media, is a strange time to consider the fate of a November election. And even stranger to say it’s fate is sealed. Polls are notoriously misleading. People’s opinions are fluid. And the Republican Party is on the wrong side of virtually all issues important to the American people.

To see how the Republican Party’s program is exactly at odds with the desires of the people, all one has to do is look at the attitudes of the public towards Wall Street, and then at the Republicans in Congress, where they act as the chief defenders of the Goldman Sachs and their ilk.

Margolis then goes on to draw an analogy to the 2009 New York mayoral elections.

Plus, the experience of the New York City 2009 mayoral election is instructive. Voters were told for weeks, even right up to Election Day, that the mayoral race would be a blow out. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg would defeat Democratic challenger Bill Thompson handily, the pollsters screamed. The big question, according to the pundits, was whether Thompson would lose by more than 20 points, or less.

But hardly anyone in real life seemed to be saying they liked Bloomberg. The most common refrain was, “Why bother voting? He has it in the bag.” In essence, the media was operating in Bloomberg’s camp, trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The polls were wrong. Bloomberg won by less than five points, despite predictions of victory by a historic margin. Bloomberg spent $200 million, more than any other municipal candidate in the history of the world. How come he won by such a small margin? How were the polls so wrong?

Margolis then points out an obvious flaw in political polling, those NOT counted.

Polls focus on “likely voters” and “prime voters” (those who’ve voted in the past few elections, in primaries and in off-year elections). But others have begun to register and vote. Obama won in 2008 based on the mobilization of millions of people who had never voted before. These newly-energized people weren’t counted in the polls then, and still aren’t.

That is why the Communist Party, ACORN spin-offs, Project Vote, SEIU, USAction and hundreds of other organizations will be doing everything in their power to enroll millions of new voters by November. That is why ‘immigration reform,’ union pay-offs, make-work job schemes and all manner of voter bribes will be rolled out in the next few months.

If we want to make sure the Republican extremists don’t take back the House and Senate, the movement that elected Obama-mainly labor unions, the African American, Latino and Asian communities, women and young people-has to come together in states and congressional districts across the country.

Good news is many are already mobilizing for the November mid-term elections. And many key coalition constituents are at work around big issues: health care, jobs, immigrant rights. This helps to build unity, momentum and score victories.

That’s why I am boldly predicting the Democrats will hold onto their majority, and pick up a few seats to boot.

The Republicans massively underestimated the power of the US left in the 2008 elections.

2010 may be America’s last chance to turn back the communist-socialist-Democratic Party agenda.

The Republicans need to listen not just to their own pollsters, but also to “insiders” like Dan Margolis.


Links To Visit – 04/29/10

Fox News – Beck: Puerto Rico, Back Door to Statehood?

The Patriot Post – Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists’ (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)


The Daily Mail – Boy, 3, arrested as terrorist in France


wcbstv.com – Dem Senator Goes On Wild Race-Based Rant, Calls NY Republicans ‘White Supremacists’

The Sun – NASA: Evidence of life on Mars

FT – China to build reactors in Pakistan

The New York Times – Leak in Gulf May Be 5X Initial Estimate


LA Times – Who’s worried about sea level rise? Gore buys $8.8 million ocean-view villa

AP – Judge asks feds to show ‘militia’ did more than talk

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Facts on Puerto Rico statehood needed BEFORE, not after vote on H.R. 2499

Hat Tip: Carolyn Cooke

NaturalResourcesGOP — April 29, 2010 — Ranking Republican Doc Hastings outlines concerns and questions about H.R. 2499, The Puerto Rico Democracy Act.

Right Side News – The Puerto Rico Democracy Act is a Non Binding Resolution? The Tennessee Plan is Coming (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Huffington Post – Why the Rush on the Puerto Rico Statehood Bill? Something Doesn’t Add Up (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)


Quincy Tea Party – Obama’s Visit

Hat Tip: Brian B.

PrintForTruth — April 28, 2010 — Police power in force to intimidate the peaceful and cooperative protesters — a glimpse of America’s future under the Obama administration?

Bob McCarty Writes – Tea Partiers Greeted by Black-Suit Riot Squad (Update)

whig.com – About 200 tea party members make their feelings known during president’s Quincy visit (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Bob McCarty Writes – Tea Partiers Prove Obama Wrong in Quincy — Efforts to provoke Tea Party activists to violence during President Obama’s stop in Quincy, Ill., fell flat, proving that Tea Partiers are not violent!


Financial News Update – 04/29/10

Roubini: Euro Zone May Collapse Within Days

Portugal deficit cut could be even bigger: minister

Roubini Says Greece ‘Tip of Iceberg’ as Sovereign Debt Threatens Recovery

Washington Takes Break From Porn Surfing to Bailout Wall Street

Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300%(FY2010) (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

HOLMES: In search of an Obama doctrine

Costly changes to 1099 reporting in health care law (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

How Bad is the Lincoln Derivatives Bill?

How Obamacare Impacts Small Business

The Bill Is Still Flawed

In 2014, IRS will become health insurance enforcer

Obama: ‘I Do Think At A Certain Point You’ve Made Enough Money’

Oprah Winfrey $100 Million Deal With PROCTER & GAMBLE Rocks Industry

Want to get rich? Work for feds

German MPs claim Greece needs $150+ BILLION!

Schwarzenegger backs Obamacare

Obama embraces Senate candidate whose family’s bank failed

New Jobless Claims Drop to 4-Week Low

Republicans Allow Debate on Bank Overhaul


ECB may have to turn to ‘nuclear option’ to prevent Southern European debt collapse

U.S. Debt to Hit $20 Trillion, Financial Times Warns

Greek borrowing costs hit high as Germany fuels uncertainty over aid.

Flipping houses is back in South Los Angeles

Europe debt crisis spreads to Portugal (Standard & Poors downgraded Greece and Portugal sovereign debt paper to “junk” status today.)

Stocks Pull Back on Europe’s Deepening Debt Woes

Europe Debt Crisis Spreads to Portugal

Consumer Confidence Grows as Economy Strengthens

What Gold Bubble?

Market Manipulation and Delusions of Prosperity (The Mogambo Guru)


Meet Hilda L. Solis…

From: KeyWiki

Hilda L. Solis – Chairperson of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

Hilda L. Solis was appointed by the Obama Administration as Chairperson of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in Feb. 2009. The appointment was welcomed by SEIU boss Andy Stern, American Rights at Work Chairperson David Bonior and AFL-CIO president, John Sweeney along with other prominent names in the labor movement. At the time, Sweeny commented that he was “thrilled at the prospect of having Solis as [the] nation’s next Labor Secretary,” adding that the AFL-CIO was looking forward to working with Solis as she chartered new territory for the nation’s working class. Democratic Socialists of America vice-chair, Harold Meyerson, commented that the former treasurer of union-support organization, American Rights at Work was now in the key position to promote what he termed as the “most contentious issue on Obama’s agenda,” – the Employee Free Choice Act. He added, “But Solis has never been deterred by controversy.” Earlier, in August 2008, the Obama Campaign had formed its National Latino Advisory Council of which Solis was a member. A Latino herself, Solis commented that, “Senator Obama not only understands the struggles and diversity of our community but because of his personal history and background he will stand with us and be a fighter for our issues.”

Solis has a strong working relationship with socialist individuals and groups. In 2005, Solis was the keynote speaker at the Democratic Socialists of America National Conference, speaking alongside ACORN chief organizer, Wade Rathke, Peter Dreier and other leading socialists. In 2006, Dreier wrote about Los Angeles in the DSA‘s newsletter Democratic Left, “It’s a network of activists that work closely with elected officials, like Congresswoman Hilda Solis…” In June, 2008, Solis sent Elena Henry, a caseworker from her office to represent her at the Socialist International Conference. Solis also has ties to the Communist Party. In June 1996 she was represented by staffer Antonio Aguilar at a tribute event for unionists Jerry Acosta and Gil Cedillo. The event was hosted by the party’s paper, People’s Weekly World. And in 2000, Solis enjoyed backing from the party for her run for U.S. Congress. Further following her work with communists, the William C. Velásquez Institute sponsored Solis to visit Cuba in 2001, for “unspecified purposes.” She traveled in Cuba again in 2006 with a delegation of nine other congressman including Bill Delahunt, meeting with communist officials. Solis has stated that she receives inspiration from Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers and Dolores Huerta of both UFW and DSA. (more…)