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President Obama and the Radical Socialist Agenda
The American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse

Posted on 10/30/2010 1:38:20 AM PDT by Scanian

Stanley Kurtz's new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, is a detailed look into the forces that shaped Barack Obama. Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has written a highly detailed and definitive account of the president's conversion as a radical activist; he provides minute and abundant evidence confirming the long-disputed label of "socialist" that has dogged the president since his undergraduate days. Kurtz describes Obama's ideology as "stealth socialism" and called his views "Barack Obama's secret." In the preface of the book, Kurtz writes, "The president has systematically disguised the truth about his socialist convictions, sometimes by directly misrepresenting his past and sometimes by omitting or parceling out damaging information to disguise its real importance."

Kurtz begins his account in 1983, presenting evidence that Barack Obama, then a senior undergraduate at Columbia University, attended several annual sessions of the "Socialist Scholars Conference." Kurtz describes the shift of strategy that took place at that meeting to turn the socialist movement from its goal of "nationalization" to community organizing as the best means of promoting the movement during the Reagan administration. Kurtz details the evidence that Socialist Scholars conferences influenced Obama and refutes the president's claim that his embrace of community organizing was an "impulse." Instead, in Kurtz's fully documented account, the Socialist Scholars conferences provided the future president with a vision for transforming America, as well as a way for black Americans to be the driving force behind that transformation through the efforts of the Midwest Academy, a training institute that Kurtz credits with Obama's political ascendancy.

Many of the "class warfare" themes that dominate President Obama's current rhetoric are rooted in that period of his life -- such as the "haves" v. the "have-nots" and big business v. the poor.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communityorganizer; socialism; stanleykurtz; stealth
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1 posted on 10/30/2010 1:38:27 AM PDT by Scanian
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2 posted on 10/30/2010 1:44:04 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Scanian

What role, if any, has the modern Communist Party USA played in fostering that relationship in more recent times?

The Communist Party USA continues to back their “friend” Barack Obama.

How deeply has the Communist Party been involved in advancing Obama’s political career-through the Jarrett family, or by other means?

The answers to these questions will have major implications for the future of what’s left of the free world

It is now well established that Barack Obama was linked to the Hawaiian Communist Party network through his boyhood/teenage mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

It is also well known that after moving to Chicago, Obama linked up with the local communist networks.

Manning Marable, a leader of the Communist Party offshoot Committees of Correspondence for Democracy&Socialism claims that Obama “understands what socialism is. A lot of the people working with him are, indeed, socialists with backgrounds in the Communist Party or as independent Marxists. There are a lot of people like that in Chicago who have worked with him for years...”

This leads to two key questions.

A Were the Hawaii and Chicago networks connected?

B Did Obama’s connection to Frank Marshall Davis in any way influence his progress up the Chicago political ladder?

If the answer is yes to both, there are significant implications.

Valerie Jarett is a COMMUNIST

Dee Myles is a Chicago activist and chair of the Education Commission of the Communist Party USA. In 2004, after Vernon Jarret’s death from cancer she penned this tribute for the People’s Weekly World of June 5th.

Readers like me can be extremely selective of the journalists we read habitually... We are selective about the journalists to whom we become insatiably addicted, and once hooked we develop a constructive love affair without the romance...

Such was my experience with Vernon Jarrett, an African American journalist in Chicago who died at the age of 86 on May 23. I became a Vernon Jarrett addict, and I am proud of it!

Vernon Jarrett’s career as a journalist in Chicago began and ended at the Chicago Defender, the African American daily paper. In between, he was the first Black journalist at the Chicago Tribune, and I first began to read his articles during his tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times

Jarrett’s claim to fame is that he was a partisan of the cause of African Americans in the broad democratic tradition of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois...

Robeson and DuBois were both Communist Party members. On April 9th, 1998 at Chicago’s South Shore Cultural Center, Jarrett hosted a Paul Robeson Citywide Centennial Celebration event, with his old comrade and Party sympathiser Margaret Burroughs and former Communist Party members Studs Terkel and his old friend Oscar C.Brown.

Dee Myles continues;

Jarrett was fanatical about African Americans registering and voting in mass for socially conscious candidates. He championed Harold Washington like a great warrior, and this March, from his hospital bed, wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.

The Jarrett/Obama conection did not end with Vernon Jarrett’s death-it moved to a higher level with his famous daughter-in-law Valerie Jarrett.

A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in the mayor’s office into the 1990s.

In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.

Later Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obama’s 2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obama’s HOPEFUND.

The relationship is more than professional-Jarrett is regarded as one of the Obamas’ closest friends and advisors.

According to Take Political Action May 24th 2008;

“She’s always been the other side of Barack’s brain.” That’s how an Obama insider described Valerie Jarrett as an Obama campaign aide announced Thursday night the former CTA chief and current Habitat Co. CEO is taking on a larger role to help her close friend win his White House bid.

The development comes as Jarrett, a charter member of Sen. Barack Obama’s kitchen cabinet, has been formalizing her portfolio and stepping up the pace within the past few weeks as a top advisor within the campaign.

Though she will be part-time, Jarrett will be one of the most visible and powerful African-Americans in the top rungs of the Obama operation...

Today Valerie Jarrett serves as one of three Senior Advisors to President Obama. She is Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, and Chairs the White House Commission on Women and Girls.

Would there be an Obama/Jarrett relationship today, if there had been no Frank Marshall Davis/Jarrett connection through the Communist Party of post war Chicago?

3 posted on 10/30/2010 1:47:44 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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I can’t read the fine print.

In the front row, is that John Kerry on left, and Mick Jagger on the right ?

4 posted on 10/30/2010 1:54:00 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (N)
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To: Rome2000

Communist Party USA

Communist Party USA
Chairperson Sam Webb
Senate leader None
House leader None
Founded 1919
Headquarters 235 W. 23rd Street
New York 10011
Ideology Communism,
International affiliation None
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States, established in 1919.

Emerging from the organized Left Wing of the Socialist Party of America, the first American Communists sought to build support among American workers to overthrow capitalism, support the Soviet Union and implement what later was known as Stalinism by establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat in America.[1] Fearful federal authorities reacted with a campaign of suppression, forcing the Communist movement into an underground existence of secret cells, where it was consumed by sectarian political infighting amongst the radicals themselves. At the behest of the Comintern the underground Communist organizations were unified and eased into an above ground existence over the course of the next several years. Bitter factional wrangling continued to grip the party throughout the decade of the 1920s, however, ending in the expulsions of Trotskyist and Lovestoneite factional dissidents.

The coming of the Great Depression and the emergence of fascism in Europe created a great opportunity for the CPUSA to build public support and to expand its role building the US labor movement. The party also was a leading voice in battles on behalf of African Americans, fighting racism in their own ranks and lynchings in the South in seeking social equality of the races. At the same time, the CPUSA aligned itself with the Soviet Union and the ComIntern under the leadership of Joseph Stalin. Elements of the party were systematically employed for espionage on behalf of the Soviet intelligence service.

5 posted on 10/30/2010 2:01:25 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

One word: TRAITORS!!!

6 posted on 10/30/2010 2:05:43 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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A better world is possible — a world where people come before profits. That’s socialism. That’s our vision. We are the Communist Party USA.

7 posted on 10/30/2010 2:06:11 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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There is no doubt in my mind that any number of card-carrying commies were instrumental in the development of Comrade Barack. But do you think that since the demise of the USSR the word “communist” has any different meaning in the US than any other radical/socialist group, including the more militant labor groups like SEIU?

Years ago, if someone joined the CPUSA, the government required him to register as a Soviet agent. Nowadays, it seems like the CPUSA is just one part of the lefty gang and one more of Hussein’s many extreme allies.

8 posted on 10/30/2010 2:08:32 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Ronbo1948

Welcome to


Welcome to the official Communist Party website. Here you will find a treasure trove of information about the 21st century CPUSA  and struggles here in the United States.  You will also find some of CPUSA's 90+ year history , too.

Got questions? Check out the FAQs.

Want to read the CPUSA Constitution? Click here.

Read the CPUSA program, "The Road to  Socialism USA: Unity for Peace, Democracy, Jobs and Equality."

Check out videos, reports and resolutions from the most recent convention by clicking here.

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Some features on this site are still in development, like the blog and members-only section.

If you find a problem on a link or have a suggestion for the site from content to organization, please e-mail: Much of the work on the website is done by volunteers and over-committed staff so we may not be able to answer each and every e-mail.

Thank you and enjoy!

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9 posted on 10/30/2010 2:12:03 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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The most successful element of the communists propaganda campaign over the last 50 years has been to terrify right wing politicians with threat of being accused of "McCarthyism"

Its high time that communists are exposed and not allowed to hide under "Liberal" and "Progressive" labels.

These cockroaches in Congress and the media will scurry back into hiding once the lights are turned on.

Unrelenting attacks on the enemy within, in the form of prosecutions of the corrupt members (that would be about 95% of them) of the "Congressional Progressive Caucus", would be a good start, the leftist media is already mortally wounded, just need to be openly attacked as com symps by Palin or similar to be finished off for good.

Make the reds understand that their bullshit will no longer be tolerated, they will NOT be stealing any more of the productive class via the electoral process, and if they want a socialist revolution, they had better be prepared to do it the old fashioned way, by gunpoint.

10 posted on 10/30/2010 2:24:19 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Ronbo1948

In 1948 Vernon Jarrett left his job as journalist at the Chicago Defender

to start a black oriented radio show “Negro Newsfront” with Oscar Brown.

Jarrett was clearly on the far left and almost certainly, like his

colleague Frank Marshall Davis, a covert member of the Communist Party.

Jarrett worked hard promoting socialist causes including the communist

controlled Progressive Party.

Vernon Jarrett went on to become the Chicago Tribune’s first black

syndicated columnist and was a founder of the National Association of Black


According to a Washington Post obituary May 25th 2004

Mr. Jarrett continually shone a light on African American history and

pertinent issues in Chicago and throughout the country. He stoked the

political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the city’s

first African American mayor, Harold Washington.

Vernon Jarrett was a key influence in Washington’s decision to run for the

Chicago mayoralty and remained a key supporter through his four year


Harold Washington defeated the Daley machine to win the mayoralty backed by

a coalition led by Chicago’s Communist Party and the local branch of

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

DSA member and socialist historian Paul Buhle, wrote in a 1992 article for

the Encyclopedia of the American Left;

Communists also gained from long-standing political contacts in the black

community. Victories of black mayoral and congressional candidates with

decades — old ties to the CP — a short list would include Coleman Young and

George Crocket in Detroit, Gus Newport in Berkeley, and somewhat more

ambiguously, Harold Washington in Chicago

Washington was actively involved in Communist Party fronts such as the US

Peace Council and the Chicago Committee on Southern Africa, right up to

winning the mayoralty-with Party support. After victory he stacked his

administration full of communists, socialists and sympathisers to create

one of the most far left administrations in US history-cut short only by

his pre-mature death after four years in office.

I quote from remarks by Illinois Communist Party organiser John Bachtell to

a “Special District Meeting on African American Equality and Building the

Communist Party and Young Communist League, Chicago”, IL September 30,


The legacy of Harold Washington’s election and his administration is in the

collective consciousness not only of the African American community, but

the entire city. Many of his democratizing achievements endure 20 years


The historic election of Washington was the culmination of many years of

struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American

community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community

and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also


This was also reflected in the historic election of Barack Obama. Our Party

actively supported Obama during the primary election. Once again Obama’s

campaign reflected the electoral voting unity of the African American

community, but also the alliances built with several key trade unions, and

forces in the Latino and white communities.

It also reflected a breakthrough among white voters. In the primary, Obama

won 35% of the white vote and 7 north side wards, in a crowded field.

During the general election he won every ward in the city and all the

collar counties. This appeal has continued in his presidential run.

Barack Obama has stated that Harold Washington’s victory in 1983 was the

spur that made him leave New York to move to Chicago.

Vernon Jarrett was also a fan of Barack Obama. He watched his career from

its early stages and became an ardent supporter.

In 1992 Obama worked for the ACORN offshoot, Project Vote to register black

voters in aid of the Senate Campaign of Carol Moseley Braun. Unsurprisingly

Moseley Braun also had strong Communist Party ties and was Harold

Washington’s legislative floor leader.

Obama helped Moseley Braun win her Senate seat, then took it over himself

in 2004-backed of course by the same communist/socialist alliance that had

elected his political predecessors Harold Washington and Carol Moseley


Commenting on the 1992 race, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times

of August 11th 1992;

Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based

community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and

running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip...If

Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an

estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000

rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program’s executive


11 posted on 10/30/2010 2:30:29 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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12 posted on 10/30/2010 2:40:34 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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Cut to the chase. Obama is a Marxist.
The media and most Americans are stuck on words like “Progressive”, rarely calling him a socialist or Communist.

I often forget that most Americans today were never exposed to
the old Communist east/central Europe, and “Tear down that wall” is only something from a history book.

For many Americans, under 40 today, if you refer to Communist/Marxist, they have no clue as to what you are talking about.

13 posted on 10/30/2010 2:42:13 AM PDT by AlexW
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I would love to know if there are any “buried” FBI files on Obama.
14 posted on 10/30/2010 2:42:13 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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15 posted on 10/30/2010 2:44:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Scanian; UCANSEE2; Ronbo1948
See Post 12

(please watch the trailer to the vid... if you can aquire the whole vid, it is about 2 1/2 hours of painful evidence of what that socialists have been doing to out govt. for more than 8 decades)...

16 posted on 10/30/2010 2:47:42 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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If I were a commie, lefty, radical, or whatever you care to call them, I would be coming to a very quick conclusion that taking over the country through the electoral process isn’t going to be successful. Granted, the Obamanoids have put together a twisted, Marxist bureaucracy, a crazed cast of czars,and a handy apparatus for controlling American life through the structure of Obamacare. But that doesn’t seem adequate for doing a complete job of revolution given the current electoral climate.

Instead, I’d start thinking about staging a coup to accomplish leftist goals by possibly making Obama president for life. That doesn’t seem viable either unless some generals and/or admirals could be either bribed or blackmailed into cooperating with the scheme.

And, sorry to say, I’m sure the left has already identified some soft targets. PC brass who brag about “diversity” would be the first I’d try to corrupt. Just see what it would take to get them to play along and fabricate some sort of “national emergency” to provide “justification” for the move.

17 posted on 10/30/2010 2:50:05 AM PDT by Scanian
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In the front row, is that John Kerry on left, and Mick Jagger on the right ?

The one on the right looks more like Jimmy Carter.

18 posted on 10/30/2010 2:55:39 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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Great Minds Think Alike!

Historically speaking and with few exceptions, Communists can only come to power by raw naked force - even in Russia from 1918 to 1921 they had to fight a bloody civil war they almost lost.

They did fail in Spain in that civil war in the 1930s even though they controlled the Spanish government.

What “guns” are behind Comrade Obama? Maybe 5,000 Secret Service agents with light weapons.

The U.S. Armed Forces oath is to the Republic and not the president. If push comes to shove, the Pentagon is more likely to overthrow Obama in a coup like the military in Chile did to Allende.

Also, he has no Bolshevik Party of hardcore murderers to do the necessary revolutionary “wet work” of genocide and concentration camps.

All he has is a posse of little girly men Marxist professors afraid of their own shadows.

In marked contrast, the warriors both current and veteran are intelligent, brave and aggressive. They know their history well and know the threat posed by the communists.

But most importantly they come from a revolutionary tradition that will not tolerate tyranny.

Bottom line: If Obama and comrades go too far and peaceful means of redress do not work, they may find themselves the objects of a counter-revolution and end their days in prison, or at the end of a rope.

19 posted on 10/30/2010 5:08:06 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Bikkuri

Excellent post!

20 posted on 10/30/2010 5:09:06 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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