Yes, we have come a long way in this country. We celebrated the first half black man being elected to the office of the President of The United States just 4 short years ago and now we have the Communist Party celebrating his victory in last weeks election of 2012. During the tenure of Ronald Reagan he didn't hesitate to call the Soviet Union an "evil empire" and he emphatically ushered in the end of Communism in East Germany when he told Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" speaking at the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987.
Apparently, the evils of Soviet and German Socialism and Communism that enslaves generations of people and ended up sending millions to their untimely deaths, was not enough to dissuade people from voting for the kind of freedom stealing regimes, in Obama, these ideologies have wrought. Did you know that people who tried to escape East Germany by climbing over the Berlin Wall, if they were caught, were shot on sight. They had no trial. They had no jury. They got judge, jury and executioner on the spot with a bullet in the back or through the head, no questions asked.
This is what Ronald Reagen fought against, but some 25 years later, we now have this celebratory article from PeoplesWorld.org, a Communist Party website (Sorry, I won't link to them):
Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning.
President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. Â The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him.
Democrats also held the Senate. Â Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape comment. Joe Donnelly also won in Indiana beating Republican Mourdock. Â Warren won by eight percentage points. Donnelly won in Indiana by 6 percentage points. Sherrod Brown won re-election. Tammy Baldwin won becoming the first openly gay Senator. Democrats picked up seats in the Senate.
Progressives like you worked their hearts out all over America for our people, our country, our president, and progressive Democrats. We fought and beat the tea party, the oligarchs and massive rich, Karl Rove's strategy, ALEC, the Koch Brothers, and all those who would tear down democracy and destroy the middle class and the labor movement. Women spoke strongly. Latinos spoke strongly. The LGBT community spoke strongly. And AFRICAN-AMERICANS fought back against the neo-poll taxes and disenfranchisement.
And as always our labor movement provided the President a foundation of support, energy, and strong presence.
The truth for progressives is that we are slowly winning the battle of ideas, future constituents, policies of justice. This election was won with progressive constituencies and a PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.
Here we are folks. Welcome to a new United States of Amerika.