Workers of the world, unite !
The Communist Party USA's newspaper is defending Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama against potential defectors on the left, saying his candidacy represents a "broad multi-class, multicultural movement."
In a July editorial, "Eye on the Prize," the People's Weekly World, the official newspaper  of the Communist Party USA, admonished anyone on the left who might consider abandoning Obama.
"Barack Obama is not a left candidate," the editorial said. "This fact has seemingly surprised a number of progressive people who are bemoaning Obama's shift to the center.' It's sad that some who seek progressive change are missing the forest for the trees. ...
The editorial, though never using the word "endorse," expressed excitement about his candidacy. It also used numerous slogans from the Obama campaign such as "hope," "change" and "third Bush term."
"The struggle to defeat the ultra-right and turn our country on a positive path will not end with Obama's election," the editorial said. "But that step will shift the ground for successful struggles going forward.
Perhaps realizing how "tainted" an official endorsement of Obama by "commies" might be, they decided not to elaborate.
People's Weekly World Editor Teresa Albano had little to say on the subject.
"I think the editorial speaks for itself," Albano told CNSNews.com. "It was not an endorsement, and I have no further comment."
If you didn't know that rhetoric came from a communist newspaper, you could just as easily believe it came from Democrats. Bottom line? Liberal/socialist birds of a feather flock together.