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David Frumís Wrong Direction (Great Synopsis of Obama's [Marxist] Career)
National Review Online ^ | 12/9/2010 | Stanley Kurtz

Posted on 12/09/2010 2:50:03 PM PST by mojito

....Obama was an orthodox Marxist-Leninist in his early college years; that he certainly attended two socialist conferences, which converted him to community organizing; that these conferences sketched a vision of socialist-friendly political coalitions led by African-Americans who would emerge from the ranks of community organizers; that the groups, strategies, and theologies Obama spent a lifetime cultivating were presented at these conferences as the program of a modernized socialism; that Obama worked for his entire career with the very stealth-socialist community organizers in Chicago who had authored the political strategy presented at those early socialist conferences; that these stealth-socialist community organizers sponsored Obama’s political rise; that Obama supported these socialists by channeling foundation money their way for years; that Obama worked closely with this stealth-socialist community-organizing network throughout his time as an Illinois state senator; that Obama has hidden, and particularly in the case of ACORN, bluntly lied about these radical connections; that the tactics, policies, and strategies crafted by Obama’s stealth-socialist organizing mentors have guided his entire political career, including his presidency; and that the same stealth-socialist community organizers who inspired and sponsored Obama’s political career advised his 2008 presidential campaign and continue to work with him at shaping and marshaling support for his presidential agenda.

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Yep. That's about it.
1 posted on 12/09/2010 2:50:07 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

Frum is Canadian.


2 posted on 12/09/2010 2:53:10 PM PST by y6162
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To: y6162

Yes, I realize that. It explains a lot.


3 posted on 12/09/2010 2:55:15 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

bump


4 posted on 12/09/2010 3:07:23 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: y6162

Frum is a statist and Romney supporter. Enough said.


5 posted on 12/09/2010 3:11:42 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: mojito
NR never recovered from Frum's UNPATRIOTIC CONSERVATIVES cover story.

http://old.nationalreview.com/frum/frum031903.asp

When was the last time you read this rag?

In the 80s/90s, we lived to read the next copy.

6 posted on 12/09/2010 3:18:46 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: mojito

Frank Marshall Davis, who was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in the U.S., was Obama’s political mentor.

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/


7 posted on 12/09/2010 3:30:35 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: mojito

What is a ‘Frum’? Some sort of holiday season beverage made with wine or ale and spices?


8 posted on 12/09/2010 3:38:01 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Is David Frum any relation to John Frum?
9 posted on 12/09/2010 3:52:20 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

You may be on to something. Definitely should be investigated.

Also, I wonder if maybe we can invent a new word - “Frummery.” I mean if Sarah Palin and George Bush can, why can’t we?

It would be sort of a transmogrification of “flummery.”

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/flummery

I remember back in the 70’s when Carter was president, his communications director was a guy named Gerald Rafshoon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Rafshoon

His media spin was called “Rafshoonery.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=2GK7AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=rafshoonery&source=bl&ots=Rjqsx3HPaN&sig=J_NrcSxogZn1qLqI7-HlvB2kubc&hl=en&ei=4WoBTay7OIX6lweYqtX4CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=rafshoonery&f=false


10 posted on 12/09/2010 4:04:52 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: mojito
Obama was an orthodox Marxist-Leninist in his early college years; that he certainly attended two socialist conferences, which converted him to community organizing

Marxist, sure. But Leninist? Does Stanley even know what an "orthodox Marxist-Leninist" was?

And who's to say Obama needed the conferences to be converted to community organizing?

11 posted on 12/09/2010 4:05:22 PM PST by x
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks mojito.


12 posted on 12/09/2010 4:08:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: abb
Good stuff!

Speaking of John Frum, I was on a Cargo Cult tangent recently, and came across a group from the same island (Tanna) who sincerely believe that Prince Philip is the Lord Incarnate. They sent him a war club as a gift, he sent back a portrait of himself holding it. To them, well, that's the Shroud of Turin.

Eventually- the Beeb or somebody got the idea to fly a delegation from this normally-loincloth-clad tribe to England. They did a really fun reverse-cultural-anthropolgy piece called Meet the Natives. Little bit lefty-preachy in parts, but overall good fun.

13 posted on 12/09/2010 4:19:13 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SunkenCiv
In case your wondering about the title of the article, it is a rebuttal of a review of Kurtz's book that Frum did. The rebuttal is by Kurtz. Kurtz, in his book about Obama asserted the statements in the article body above. He also says this about Frum in closing in the article:

The root of the problem (Frum's confusion and resulting poorly argued articles and positions -JB), I think, is that Frum’s analysis of conservatism’s dilemma in 2008 has served him poorly. Frum’s ostensible purpose is to “build a conservatism that can win again.” But we already won, and did so by taking a very different route than that recommended by Frum.

A look at Frum’s 2008 book Comeback helps to measure the distance we’ve traveled in two years. In Comeback, Frum warns against reviving a “more principled” Reagan-style conservatism — as the Tea Party has just done, with great success. “Most Americans [want] the federal government to spend more rather than tax less,” said Frum in 2008. On issues like health care and the environment, Frum declared, “conservatives find themselves on the less popular side of the great issues of the day.” I rule the article a TKO in the second round to the victor, Kurtz!

14 posted on 12/09/2010 4:21:16 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Riley
I'm thinking we send David Frum to Tanna, along with Charles and Camilla. The royals could convince the natives that David is a relation of John Frum. Maybe.


15 posted on 12/09/2010 4:27:04 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: y6162

>> Frum is Canadian <<

Yep, just like Mark Steyn and Shania Twain!


16 posted on 12/09/2010 4:33:49 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: abb
The royals could convince the natives that David is a relation of John Frum. Maybe.

That will last until the natives weary of excuses why David can't produce flocks of C-47s that dispense crates of Hershey bars and sunglasses and Coca-Cola and all manner of the kind of conveniences that we take to war in huge amounts.

17 posted on 12/09/2010 4:37:36 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

Surely he could baffle the natives with a blizzard of *Frummery* and make them forget all about the goodies from the sky?


18 posted on 12/09/2010 4:39:20 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Jack Black

Thanks JB.


19 posted on 12/09/2010 4:42:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

>> When was the last time you read this rag? <<

Just a few minutes ago. I actually read Stanley Kurtz’s excellent critique of David Frum that’s the subject of this thread.

I also read Mark Steyn’s column every time it appears. Anything objection?


20 posted on 12/09/2010 4:42:50 PM PST by Hawthorn
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