Although an endorsement from the Communist Party USA isn't one he will likely brag about. But then again, given his recent rhetoric about soaking the rich, looting the banks, and union/racial solidarity, maybe it's the one he was angling for.
But even they are less than fully satisfied with their man in DC:
I am disappointed too with some aspects of the Obama administration's domestic and foreign policy.
But I don't forget that this administration governs in a very hostile political environment in which the right is laboring overtime to wreck its initiatives at every step of the way.
In addition, there are the structural pressures of governing in a capitalist economy and state.
Then there are conservative pressures coming from some congressional Democrats and members of the administration.
But the main question from a strategic point of view is this: Does it make any difference, from the standpoint of the class and democratic struggles, which party gains political ascendency?
Some - though not the labor movement nor other mass organizations of the American people - say no, it doesn't.
Some even go a step further and say a Democratic victory creates popular illusions, which in turn weaken the people's struggles. And the only way out of this vise is to form a third party now.
Communists don't agree with either one of these views. In our view, the differences between the two parties of capitalism are of consequence to class and democratic struggles.
Neither party is anti-capitalist, but they aren't identical either. Differences exist at the levels of policy and social composition. And despite the many frustrations of the past two years, the election of Barack Obama was historic and gave space to struggle for a people's agenda....
Now, if only Obama could circumvent the "structural pressures of governing in a capitalist economy and state", and declare unilateral power, then our commies would have his back 100%. Actually, maybe they should cut the guy some slack - after all, isn't he using executive fiat to eliminate the borders via "Homeland Security" and destroy our inherently wicked economy via the EPA? They shouldn't nit-pick, they should award him with the Gold Star Hero of the Soviet Union?
I thought the picture accompanying the article was ironic, as it is that of a 2008 New Jersey ballot:
Wonder if he pulled the lever for Frank "we've got to eliminate the rich" Lautenberg next? Do I even have to ask...?