He declares that Democrats offer the “most realistic electoral vehicle” in the fight against greedy Wall Street capitalists, the Tea Party, white supremacists and right-wing evangelicals. “He” is the chairman of the Communist Party USA, John Bachtell, who says that American Communists are ready to align with the Democrat Party to achieve their goals.
As writer Eric Owens points out in a piece for The Daily Caller, Bachtell wrote a 2,000-word essay detailing his reasons for embracing the Democrats. It was a manifesto of sorts published at People’s World — a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.”
Excerpts from the Communist chief’s writing provide clear insight into why he urges his comrades to work with Democrats and against Republicans. Admitting that American Communists are disillusioned with the Democrats, Bachtell argues that the party still offers the better policies and programs for “winning advanced economic and social democracy, and even winning a green, democratic, demilitarized socialism.”