Skip to comments.Obama Espoused Radical Views in College
Posted on 02/11/2010 2:19:26 PM PST by TBP
Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.
Drews then girlfriend, Caroline Bossnow Grauman-Bossknew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.
During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.
He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth, says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.
The idea was basically that wealthy people were exploiting others, Drew says. That this was the secret of their wealth, that they werent paying others enough for their work, and they were using and taking advantage of other people. He was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.
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I’m shocked, shocked!
Now, how about his Occidental (or ANY school) transcripts?
I have to wonder if Bill Ayers feels he was rewarded adequately for writing Obama's autobiographies, or if he was exploited?
This isn’t news.
Too bad Obama never grew up to have an epiphany and realize that Marxism is rubbish.
That this was the secret of their wealth, that they werent paying others enough for their work”
Michelle Obama’s salry was $300,000 to do hospital PR work in Chicago. I wonder if Obama thought she was being exploited.
“This isnt news.”
At least it’s an interview with someone who knew him back then!
It might be a good idea for Obama to read Thomas Sowell’s book Marxism. Maybe it’s not too late for him to learn something other than all that crap he’s imbibed over the years.
...or how about a long form birth certificate? Any SAT scores available? College transcripts? Does anybody in the MSM care about this fake’s background? How did he get into Columbia and Harvard Law? Affirmative action, anyone?
There’s lots we don’t know about The Messiah...like what drugs did he take when living in New York City? Did he sell drugs? Where did his money come from during his student days?
Is anybody in the media interested in the life of the man who is currently the POTUS...and draining this country’s last resources? Who is he?
Dr. John C. Drew, kiss your career goodbye. The DNC attack goons are already researching your entire life, plotting how to take you down.
“Obama Espoused Radical Views in College”
No! Really??? I’m shocked.
I call BS to this story. I find it interesting that as the BC issue takes hold and Obamafascist’s college transcripts are to be found we have this story. Reminds me of his thrid grade picture that the person sad he only recently recieved from Obama.
Where was this guy a year and a half ago?
“In a similar vein, when he discussed politics with him in 1980, Drew says that in Obamas view, America was definitely the enemy, and American elites were the enemy, and whatever America was doing was definitely wrong and bad. He thought that perhaps the Soviet Union was misunderstood, and it was doing a better job for its people than most people realized.
Gee what a surprise.
From the campaign, and from CBS:
“Obamas connections to the radical-left politics espoused by Pfleger and Wright are broad and deep. The real reason Obama bound himself to Wright and Pfleger in the first place is that he largely approved of their political-theological outlooks.”
The rest of the article is worth a read.
And Drew didn’t think this information was important enough to tell Americans about BEFORE the election?
This story can’t be true. According to Reverand Manning, Obama was in Afghanistan at this time and in training with Al Qaeda.
(On the other hand, this sounds like every conversation I had in 1994).
More from the article:
Referring to Obamas quote from Dreams from My Father that he associated with Marxist professors, Drew says, What hes not saying is that he was in 100 percent total agreement with those Marxist professors. When you understand that, Obamas later associations and policies make more sense, including why he was taken in by Rev. Wrights ideology.
In 1983 and 1984, Drew says he came to realize that his own Marxist views were rubbish. He now considers himself a conservative.
In contrast, Drew says, Obama has never revealed how his political thinking evolved and what were the logical steps he took to get out of his Marxist world view.
“This isnt news.”
No, it’s ignored news.
Most Americans can’t even utter “socialist”, let alone the term that truly fits him: communist.
When Obama said he wanted to “Fundamentally Transform America”, I took him seriously because I knew he meant what he said. That’s why I did not vote for him.
Obama has never revealed how his political thinking evolved and what were the logical steps he took to get out of his Marxist world view.
He never outgrew his Marxist world view,
his continued obsession with class warfare
and wealth redistribution show that.
Sounds like a crude assertion of Marxian economics, based on the so-called labor theory of value.
As Dr. Sowell has observed, there is not a significant proposition of Marxian economics that has survived and been accepted into mainstream modern economic understanding, whether by liberal or conservative economists.
What we have is worse than a president who is ignorant of economics; we have a president who arrogantly thinks he has a penetrating insight into economics based on a fundamentally flawed theory.
True, what I mean to say is that this isn’t a surprise given his involvement with the SDS then.
I’m with you on that one.
I will never understand those who consider all change by definition to be an improvement.
In fact, of course, it’s a lot like Darwinian evolution. Mutations are a change. The vast majority of possible mutations are negative. Only a tiny subset of possible changes in an organism, or a society, have a positive net effect.
Gotcha! I just find it interesting that someone new is speakin’ out.
Obama was involved with the SDS in 1980?
Quite a feat, since the organization disbanded in 1969.
“Look, my wife’s name is in your reception book
right after Barrak Obama...”
That’s not so. The SDS is still around, in chapter-by-chapter form since the mid 70’s. In 2006 a new national SDS was created.
We knew that. It’s obvious that the man in the White House is a full marxist and that he sees everything in terms of “have” and “have not” and is now using the full power of the government to seize money from the haves and give it to the have nots.
You got any evidence there was a chapter at Obama’s college or that he was part of it?
I am aware the organization was reactivated recently. That doesn’t mean it was in existence in 1980.
Check this out....looks like he never attended Occidental.
Hopefully, as the Emperor finds himself weakened, more people from his past will come forward and we can tease out some of this man’s well concealed past.
He believes that America is the enemy.
Thas what I’m hopin’!
Quite a feat, since the organization disbanded in 1969.
Obama has long been involved with "former" SDS members, and gave his first public speech in college at an event sponsored by an SDS successor organization, the Students for Economic Democracy:
Obama's first public speech was at an Occidental event sponsored by the Students for Economic Democracy, a group affiliated with far left radical Tom Hayden and Hayden's militant group SDS (Students for a Democratic Society.) David Peck, an organizer of the Occidental rally, is now coordinating Americans in Spain for Obama.
In 1969 Hayden's SDS began breaking into groups including a group calling itself Weatherman. The group proclaimed that the time had come to launch a race war on behalf of the Third World and against the United States. The new entity formed a terrorist cult and was given the name Weather Underground. Two of the Weather Underground founders were Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. The group is most famous for a campaign from 1969 through the middle 1970s of bombings and riots including the bombing of the US Pentagon in 1972.
0bama Espoused Radical Views in College
NewsMax ^ | Monday, 08 Feb 2010 09:42 PM | Ronald Kessler
"...when 0bama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles
0bama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan. (Is that the guy in the photo that shows them holding hands? And why was 0's private parts showing?) (Just askin'...)
He (obama)was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,
"He (0bama) was convinced that a revolution would take place, and it would be a good thing.
[Thanks, Smokeyblue; good find.]
It is quite different to say Obama was involved in 1980 with people who used to be part of SDS, and to say he was involved with the SDS itself.
I’m aware of his association with Ayers.
Did someone from Newsmax get a hold of Chandoo and not ask about what passport Obama used to visit his home in Pakistan? Or if he remembers Barry actually attending classes at Columbia? Still have yet to see an actual classmate of Barry’s at Columbia.
Well, an underground organization tries to stay ‘underground’ doesn’t it?
How exactly did it get reactivated recently? Two high schoolers got a bug up their keisters? Yeah, ri-ight.
One thing I know for sure is that he wouldn’t meet the requirements to join any little leagues, 4H or boy scouts.
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