Congressional Dems abandoning Obama in droves, leaving ‘Forward’ to go ‘Titanic’

By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner

The old saying, “when the cat’s away the mice will play,” must be ringing throughout White House, because while President Barack Obama was away fund raising, a number of Democrat Congressman, and even a Governor, have abandoned their association with the Team Obama reelection campaign—just like in the mid-term 2010 election cycle.

Long time incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who trails her Republican opponent, newcomer Sarah Steelman, by 8 points at 40.7% to 48.7%, added her name to the quickly growing list of Democrats abandoning the big time at the DNC National Convention in Charlotte, according to Elizabeth Hartfield’s ABC News article yesterday.

The other elected officials who have already publicly announced they will not attend the convention hail from places where Obama is unpopular, namely Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and its governor, Earl Ray Tomblin (D)–maybe it has something to do with President Obama and his EPA making good on their threat to destroy the coal industry, their prime private sector employer.

Obama’s low popularity in West Virginia is best illustrated by the fact that Texas prison inmate Keith Russell Judd corralled 41% of the primary vote against the president, without spending a dime or campaigning.

In addition, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) have also opted out, along with several Democrat lawmakers from Pennsylvania, including Rep. Mark Critz.

And all signs suggest that this prairie fire of discontent will spread rapidly, as many Democrats are trailing their GOP opponents.

According to a FOXNews article today, this is what compelled Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee–the top Democrat in charge of getting other Democrats elected in the House–to urge Democrat candidates to avoid the DNC National Convention, during his remarks at the Reuters Washington Summit Tuesday, saying:

If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts … A trip to Charlotte may be interesting, but why leave your districts?

Adding insult to injury, House Speaker John Boehner has already collected at least four “yeah” votes from conservative Democrats, with as many as 20 in total expected to break ranks, before tomorrow’s House floor vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress, for not delivering Fast and Furious documents requested under two separate October 2011 subpoenas, according to a FOXNews article today.

“While Republicans and Democrats argue over the scope of the people’s right to know what happened, the attorney general has decided to withhold relevant documents,” said Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), in a statement announcing his support of the contempt resolution.

The only way to get to the bottom of what happened is for the Department of Justice to turn over the remaining documents, so that we can work together to ensure this tragedy never happens again.

The other three committed Democrats are Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Collin Peterson (D-MN), and last, Jim Matheson (D-UT), who stated that the public, Congress and the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose murder scene included weapons from the botched Fast and Furious anti-gunrunning operation–“deserve answers.”

Just like after the Titanic hit the iceberg on that fateful night in the North Atlantic–the handwriting is already on the wall for the Barack Obama’s reelection campaign…

“Abandon Ship!”


Christie Calls Dem Senator ‘Arrogant SOB’

Hat Tip: BB

Christie: “You’ve gotta be one arrogant S.O.B. to be telling the people of New Jersey [that] he’ll decide when you’ve been good enough to get some of your own money back. Paul Sarlo will decide when you’ve been good enough so you can have the chocolate chip cookie back from Trenton and into your pocket.”


CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential”

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “…re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection.”

Marxist John Case, who writes for various CPUSA publications, has written a piece, “The danger of a Romney election,” for the party publication People’s World, which warns that “Re-electing Obama is not sufficient to bring economic recovery or even relief to our people. Only a different class configuration in political power can do necessary minimum reforms to give us a chance. But re-electing Obama is absolutely essential. Now is not the time for hand washing the complexities and tactics away—or failing to triage the most critical questions from those that are less critical. We cannot win everything at once!”

In reality, the CPUSA’s endorsement of Obama for a second term is not surprising. Various CPUSA officials, including Jarvis Tyner and Joelle Fishman, have openly expressed support for the U.S. President and his agenda.

Since 1988, the CPUSA has not run its own candidates for president and vice-president, preferring instead to work through the Democratic Party. Its support for Obama in 2008 and again this year has been open and outspoken.

The Case article offers a rationale, mostly on economic grounds, for getting Obama re-elected to a second term. He claims that the Republicans intend to do on a national level what Scott Walker has done as governor in Wisconsin—reduce government spending and the power of organized labor. Case refers to the prospect of a national “Walker-like regime.” Case laments the fact that “many private sector workers,” including 25 percent of Wisconsin union members, supported Walker.

In that case, as we have reported, Obama’ progressive allies were soundly defeated by Walker and his conservative backers.

Obama’s support in the CPUSA, a political entity once funded and directed by Moscow, has become an open secret, although the major media treat the subject as something not worthy of serious discussion. This silent treatment extends to the matter of Obama’s mentor, a member of the CPUSA named Frank Marshall Davis. Members of the party have known of Obama’s connection to Davis for many years, which may account for their support of the Democratic Party politician in 2008 and now in 2012. A congressional friend of Obama’s from his Chicago days, Rep. Danny K. Davis, still associates with the CPUSA and even accepted an award from them.

Obama isn’t the only Democrat getting various kinds of communist support. Workers World Party, an openly Marxist-Leninist party, endorsed Democrat Charles Barron for the U.S. House in the 8th Congressional District in New York City. However, in that primary election, which was held on June 26, Barron lost.

The Workers World Party newspaper referred to Barron, a city council member, as “a former Black Panther who continues to connect with many sectors of the progressive movement. He has marched alongside oppressed activists and Occupy Wall Street in the fight against poverty, budget cuts, foreclosures, racial profiling like stop-and-frisk, police brutality, the prison-industrial complex, and all forms of injustice at home and abroad.” It said Barron had won the endorsement of District Council 37, the city’s largest public employee union, representing 125,000 members and 50,000 retirees, and the black-oriented Amsterdam News.

The Workers World Party was investigated by the House Internal Security Committee for its support of the North Korean regime and Arab terrorist groups. But the House Committee was disbanded by liberals in Congress.

The CPUSA writer John Case has not been without criticism of Obama, saying that the Democratic President made a huge mistake by firing Van Jones as White House Green Jobs czar after his communist background came to light. Case wrote last year that Jones’ “Rebuild the Dream” campaign “contains all the elements that save the Obama presidency that discarded him, and the party that failed to come to his defense.”

There is speculation that Jones was fired because the chain of command that hired him led to the Oval Office, including Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and Obama himself.

Jones remains a major figure in the progressive movement backing Obama, however, and was a featured speaker at the “Take Back the American Dream” conference recently held in Washington, D.C. Participants in the conference included Communist Party activists Jarvis Tyner and Joelle Fishman.

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected].