It would seem that the acceptance of the Communists has spread even to the local level here in the Show Me State.
On January 5th the Missouri Legislature was sworn in and a reporter from the Communist Party USA News, People's World, was there... Not only was he there but a Local Missouri Democrat granted him an interview.
According to an Article in People's World, Freshman state Rep. Clem Smith, Democrat, told the Communist Reporter what he thought of the New Republican Majority:
"In other words," freshman state Rep. Clem Smith, D-71, told the People's World, "Republicans want to give tax breaks to the rich. They want to let corporations have free rein. They want to weaken unions. And they want to destroy our social safety net."
"How is that a 'change' in culture," he asked?
Smith, a former union autoworker and current union machinist, won a hard-fought primary election last August in St. Louis' North County, a predominantly African American working class community.
"As a union member," Smith continued, "I know tax breaks for the rich and corporations will not create good paying union jobs with benefits, health care and a pension. Tax breaks will, however, make the rich richer."
As it appears that Mr. Smith has so totally accpeted the Communist Party to the point that he feels their "audience" is one that is worthy of his attention.
For a Politician to Consider an "Audience" of people who call for the overthrow and open Revolution against the Capitalist system worthy of his "Pandering" speaks volumes about his beliefs...