Sometimes the words of the folks that want to destroy the very foundation of the US say it best.
In 2006 conservatives had to take a hard look at the direction Republicans were taking. Many didn't like it. Apparently Democrats learned nothing and have been hijacked under false pretenses.
Excerpts from the Communist Party of the USA http://cpusa.org/: (my emphasis in bold)
"Until we win enough support to change the system, communists call for radical reforms under capitalism. We call for nationalization of the banks, railroads, and industries like steel and auto. Everyone who wants to work should be guaranteed a job or get unemployment payments until she/he can find a job. We say put the unemployed to work at union wages on massive public works programs to rebuild our cities, provide affordable housing for the homeless, build mass transit, and clean up the environment!"
"Communists helped organize the great industrial unions including steel, meatpacking and auto. Communists were pioneers in the 1930s in the fight for Social Security, unemployment compensation, the 8-hour day and the 40-hour week. Communists were among those who developed militant direct action tactics - such as the sit-down strikes that helped win unionization of the auto industry."
"In the Korean War and early days of the war in Vietnam, Communists were among the few who openly opposed the war. Their pioneering work helped build a huge peace movement."
"We believe that the broad participation of working people in every area of life is the gateway to a more just and humane future. Socialism offers the best environment for democracy to fully flourish because it sharply limits the power of corporations to dominate politics and the economy. Socialism's democratic potential can only be realized, however, if broad sections of the people are wholeheartedly engaged in every aspect of society's decision-making processes."
Now if you are a Democrat and many of the concepts above sound reasonable to you, then Mr. Thomas was correct in his statement. So my question to true Democrats is "Once the socialist utopia is achieved un the US, and moderate Democrats are the new far-right, what day will you point back to as the day it all started?"