The dilemma I speak of is the “Never Hillary” attitude held by loyal Sanders supporters. While Hillary Clinton may not be thrilled with the Bachtell’s endorsement, she is savvy enough to know she needs Sanders’ supporters to shore up her lethargic base. Similarly, Bachtell is not particularly excited about candidate Clinton but he, too, realizes that the future progress of the Communist Party USA is doomed if a Republican is elected. With Hillary in the White House, he would at least be welcome coming through the back door with a sack full of money.
During his endorsement, Bachtell observed, “The most important thing is keeping our eye on this extreme right-wing danger and really hoping that all political organizations and democratic forces will unite together to try to defeat that.” His statement is laughable for a number of reasons, the first being that most American voters care little for the Communist Party or what it wants. Second, the political organizations to which he refers are likely bought and paid for by George Soros—the rabid socialist—and represent a culture totally foreign to that of our founding. Lastly, the use of the term “democratic” by an individual who would prefer nothing more than communist domination over everything is rich.
Of course, Bachtell is a product of the Illinois political milieu as is Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Valerie Jarrett, and Saul Alinsky. Illinois may be part of the U.S. “corn-belt” but it also seems to be the birthing grounds of socialists and a haven for communist sympathizers, Chicago in particular. When one gets out into “corn country,” I suspect there is a return to clear and sane thinking but the likes of Bachtell, Clinton, and Obama define the political scene of Chicago.
Bachtell’s urging voters to unite behind presumptive nominee Hillary must annoy Bernie Sanders’ supporters who believe (rightly so) that she is a little too cozy with Wall Street. Despite insurmountable odds, Sanders continues his Sisyphean efforts to gain delegates even though the super delegates were already in Hillary’s corner long before the first votes were cast—a sign that party elites feel once again that it is “Hillary’s turn.” Bachtell went on to say, “We [meaning the Communist Party USA} support independence from the Democratic Party and [will] work with forces laying the groundwork for a third party, but it’s not realistic in this election.” No it is not. The “third party” that Bachtell refers to is his own “Communist Party USA” and he was hoping to use the momentum created by Sanders to propel his party into the White House. By acknowledging Ms. Clinton’s inevitability and endorsing her candidacy, the best he can hope for is to exert some influence on her policy-making decisions.
The last time the Communist Party ran a candidate for President was 1984. As you can imagine, the effort was mostly a symbolic gesture designed to gain exposure and potential party members. Today, Bachtell claims the Communist Party USA has 5,000 active members—a rather minute number considering the U.S. population but not insignificant given their passion and tenacity. Certainly Bernie Sanders is a perfect poster-child in that respect, but he represents only the “shallow end of the pond” when it comes to Communist ideology. Given the number of young men and women who flocked to Mr. Sander’s Communist-Lite message, heaven forbid a real Communist comes along.
Some conservative thinkers might just laugh all of this off and forget about it. Some on the left will opine, “Well, the USA already has a plethora of social programs—what’s wrong with a few more?” Both of these stances are dangerous. Our younger generations are buying into this stuff. Our school systems are presenting Communism and Socialism not as antithetical to who we are and how we wish to be governed but as options, and compassionate ones at that. Not long ago, a candidate running openly as a Socialist would have been unthinkable. Now America’s future may well include the Communist Party USA.
For the moment, from my perspective, the media can whine and moan all they want about Donald Trump and how extreme and crude he might be. I can live with Trump and I do not fear his ideas for the direction of this nation. I say this in light of the alternative: Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House complete with the endorsement of the Communist Party USA. That image is contrary to my every emotion as to what this nation stands for and it always will be. Vote. Vote Trump. Say what you will about him, at least he isn’t being endorsed by the Communist Party.
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