I submit it was the suprise attack by Japan that unified the nation, rather than the formality of the declaration of war.
Still the communists in the US were upset that the US didn’t get engaged more quickly in Europe to take the pressure off the Soviet Communists. They were more than willing to have more US soldiers killed to help out Joe Stalin.
Communist Party Chairman (Sam Webb) appeared on FoxNews Glenn Beck program Wednesday (3/4/09) praising Obama!
Fox News, March 4, 2009
YouTube video of the 3/4/09 interview:
In case the link mysteriously disappears from the YouTube site, here is a general link to the YouTube search results for Beck Sam Webb:
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
A Landslide Mandate For Change
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."