QUIZ: Who said it — Democratic leaders or Communist Party USA?

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    well now...links and answers at site..

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    Published: 1:36 AM 06/08/2010
    By The Daily Caller

    Comrades flocked to New York City two weeks ago for the 29th national convention of the Communist Party USA. While reviewing materials from the event, we had a sudden sense of déjà vu: the feeling that we had heard these talking points before. Maybe you have as well — they’re espoused, in near identical form, by the president and his fellow Democrats. Take the quiz below, and try to determine which quotes were uttered by Democratic leadership, and which are excerpts from the communists’ recent convention.

    The point isn’t that Obama’s a communist (though it’s amusing to watch Sam Webb, chairman of the CPUSA, deny such a charge while arguing with Glenn Beck about the redistribution of marshmallow peeps). It’s useful, though, to compare the substance of Democratic and communist rhetoric, which differs mainly in degree. You may conclude — especially if you lean left — that the Communist Party USA is more moderate and mainstream than you thought. Or something.

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    TAKE THE QUIZ — Which quotes come from Democrats, and which from CPUSA?
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    1. “This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.”

    2. “Rebuilding the social infrastructure will generate 11 million jobs. At least 3 million could be at work within 6 months — if the funds were available from Congress.”

    3. “Moving toward a productive green economy must be based on federal financing and a national industrial policy.“

    4. “Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy — where a lack of spending leads to lost jobs which leads to even less spending.”

    Ads by Google5. “For nearly half a century the nation’s working people embraced and took comfort in the American dream — a dream whose promissory note read that if you work hard and do the right things, a good and secure life is attainable. I wouldn’t say that dream is dead, but more and more people have less and less hope that it is within reach. Forces beyond their control have snatched it from them.”

    6. “While some have prospered beyond imagination in this global economy, middle-class Americans — as well as those working hard to become middle class — are seeing the American dream slip further and further away.”

    7. “Recent victories in Congress such as passage of Health Care Reform legislation with not a single Republican yes vote exposes the Republicans as the ‘Party of NO.’”

    8. “Because our individual salvation depends on collective salvation. Because thinking only about yourself, fulfilling your immediate wants and needs, betrays a poverty of ambition. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential and discover the role that you’ll play in writing the next great chapter in the American story.”

    9. “The Tea Party was birthed by media extremists and racist elements to break up the unity of 2008. They were able to change the debate and peel off some Democratic votes, but they were not able to stop the legislation.”

    10. “I think the American people have to make a judgment about the obstructionism of the Republican senators.”

    11. “Only majority movements can skin the rightwing cat, the neoliberal dog, and the globalizing rat.”

    the rest here..
    QUIZ: Who said it — Democratic leaders or Communist Party USA? | The Daily Caller
     
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    The answer to all of them is: both
     
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    Some ideas are good no matter who says them.
     
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    So you think communism is a good idea?
     
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    Keep pushing this theme. It will work well come November.
     
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    It's all rhetoric. They find creative ways of convincing people to turn all power over to them "for the greater good", but it's all a lie.

    If you look closer at what's being said, it's not what it seems. They are saying that free markets are bad and must be replaced with a government controlled society. They are saying they will redistribute the wealth. They are promising the moon and stars, but will only deliver misery. The dictators of all socialist/communist countries still engage in capitalism and live well. They seem to feel they are special and deserve such while the people under their oppressive rule are miserable and going without. The socialists learn the hard way, time and time again, that eventually they run out of other people's money. The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results each time.
     
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