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Sanitizing Obama's Radical Past (An eyewitness to young Obama's Marxist-Leninist ideology)
American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2012 | John Drew

Posted on 07/24/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

A striking clash between those who feel a profound duty to report that the young Obama was nurtured by Marxists, socialists, and Communists and those who think it is a better idea to erase this information from the public record is on display in two current books. One book provided key politically significant details of a heated debate I had with the young Marxist-Leninist Obama over Christmas break 1980.

The other book only confirmed that young Obama and his roommate were both in my vicinity at the time. The gap between how Paul Kengor covered Obama's Christmas break in The Communist and how David Maraniss covered this same moment in Barack Obama: The Story is chilling.

As an eyewitness to young Obama's Marxist-Leninist ideology, I count myself among those who think it is our duty to report the truth about young Obama, especially if it helps us understand the persistent, contemporary influence of Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist who became young Barack Obama's mentor. I do not think it is any exaggeration to suggest that in the long run, the mainstream media's failure to confront the reality of young Obama's ideological extremism is almost as important than the reality of Obama's tenure in office. In The Communist - Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor (Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink [2012]), Paul Kengor writes that "[t]he people who influence our presidents matter" (p. 298).

Kengor, a political scientist and professor at Grove city College in Pennsylvania, builds on his longstanding expertise in Cold War politics to write a balanced and well-documented account of the life, writing, and political beliefs of Frank Marshall Davis (1917-1995).

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: fmd; frankmarshall; marxism; obama; obamacommunist; obamamarxist

1 posted on 07/24/2012 8:21:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No need to read the book…

By Obama’s own words on nation tv, “You didn’t build that” clearly shows his hand.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 8:32:39 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: SeekAndFind; butterdezillion; Brown Deer; All

” - - - Kengor, in particular, credits Spyridon Mitsotakis — an enterprising student at New York University — who discovered that every issue of Frank Marshall Davis’s Chicago Star was available at NYU’s Tamiment Library, a library which also holds the archives of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
The political significance of Mitsotakis’s discovery is sobering when Kengor writes that the Library of Congress one asserted it had archives of the Chicago Star but, “... upon taking a closer look, discovered it does not.” Even worse, Kengor shares, “[t]he reels of micro-fiche from the Chicago Star seem to have disappeared from the shelf” (p. 300).”

Looks like even the Library of Congress has also been visited by the “mysterious” SEALED TEAM # 9.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/sanitizing_obamas_radical_past.html#ixzz21Y0NYA3v


3 posted on 07/24/2012 8:35:43 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...


” - - - Kengor, in particular, credits Spyridon Mitsotakis — an enterprising student at New York University — who discovered that every issue of Frank Marshall Davis’s Chicago Star was available at NYU’s Tamiment Library, a library which also holds the archives of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
The political significance of Mitsotakis’s discovery is sobering when Kengor writes that the Library of Congress one asserted it had archives of the Chicago Star but, “... upon taking a closer look, discovered it does not.” Even worse, Kengor shares, “[t]he reels of micro-fiche from the Chicago Star seem to have disappeared from the shelf” (p. 300).”

Looks like even the Library of Congress has also been visited by the “mysterious” SEALED TEAM # 9.

4 posted on 07/24/2012 8:46:38 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Graewoulf

Yes, all records that have anything to do with Obama have been sanitized (State Dept records, Immigration & Passport records, SSN records, Selective Service Registration records among other items). But heaven forbid don’t think there is any conspiracy involved...


5 posted on 07/24/2012 8:48:45 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I do not think it is any exaggeration to suggest that in the long run, the mainstream media's failure to confront the reality of young Obama’s ideological extremism is almost as important than the reality of Obama’s tenure in office.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/sanitizing_obamas_radical_past.html#ixzz21Y0pEbzJ

As I keep saying ad nauseam, the root of ALL our problems is the Main Stream Media. Solve this problem, and all other problems can be solved. Rush, Hannity, Beck, et al, are not enough. They are NOT “equal time”. They are “part time”.

We need to confront the MSM at EVERY opportunity. On their turf, at EVERY interview. USE them against themselves. Be controversial. Get noticed. MAKE NOISE! Get arrested, if necessary. The left does it, and are very successful at getting attention.

The gloves have to come off. Unless we defeat the MSM, we are fighting a losing battle. Actually, we are winning a few battles. We are losing the WAR.

6 posted on 07/24/2012 8:50:29 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Some conservative with deep pockets needs to buy out some of the MSM either convert them or close them down...Since coversion is not a likely option...Hire Bain! /s


7 posted on 07/24/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: faucetman

The biggest problem with the article at:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/sanitizing_obamas_radical_past.html

is that it isn’t long enough! I was looking for page 2. I wanted MORE!


8 posted on 07/24/2012 9:03:52 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

” Rush,Hannity,Beck,et al,are not enough”

They are part of the problem if they refuse to address Obama’s elligibilty.

The Communist/Chicago-mob/New-World-Order/Muzzie group must be the most scary-powerful the world has ever known.

I’m afraid it is...


9 posted on 07/24/2012 9:05:12 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Eggshell Conspiracy

If only there were journalists with the guts to vet,
If only a Lurker would pursue the the alley,
The alley named “Always Protect Our Commie Pally.”

The obvious “unknown” is safe right now,
Let’s not reveal what is obvious to the rest,
Let’s protect the commie and hope for the best.

The Mainstream Media made their bed
In 2008 their credibility gapped,
And now they cringe as MSM journalists do,
Fearing the worst - - - - - - - - - ,
The drop of the smoking-gun shoe.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind
Grove City College!!

From their website, gcc.edu : "Grove City College teaches and advocates free market economic theory. By putting that theory into practice, the College maintains competitively low charges and a superior academic program. Grove City College operates on a balanced budget, refuses federal aid and remains virtually debt-free, thereby proving that higher education can operate responsibly by providing an affordable, first-rate education without government funding or mandates...Grove City exemplifies the American ideals of individual liberty and responsibility. In other words, Grove City College practices what it teaches.

PS: "Weapon possession on campus is prohibited and should be reported."

www.gcc.edu/Violent_and_Criminal_Behavior.php

11 posted on 07/24/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BARACK OBAMA’S MENTOR

Jamie Glazov

July 18, 2012

Front Page Magazine

The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Kengor, Ph.D., a bestselling author whose works include Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century; and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.

He is the author of the new book, The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

Ok, so who was Frank Marshall Davis?

Kengor: Frank Marshall Davis, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) number 47544, was a 20th century American who wrote pro-Soviet propaganda in newspaper columns and was a loyal Soviet patriot.

FP: What do you mean by “loyal Soviet patriot?”

Kengor: While it will shock naïve liberals who still don’t grasp the horrors of communism, readers of FrontPage will understand. Leftist Americans who took the extraordinary step of joining CPUSA swore a loyalty oath to the USSR—Stalin’s USSR in the case of Frank Marshall Davis.

The oath stated: “I pledge myself to rally the masses to defend the Soviet Union, the land of victorious socialism. I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of the Party, the only line that insures the triumph of Soviet Power in the United States.”

FP: When did Frank Marshall Davis join the Communist Party?

Kengor: Remarkably, he joined early in World War II, after the Hitler-Stalin Pact—a period when many Party members bolted the Party because they were outraged at Stalin signing that pact with Hitler. That pact, of course, precipitated the invasion of Poland and World War II. Jewish American communists in particular were aghast. The man in Moscow to whom they swore their unwavering allegiance had helped pave the way for the Holocaust.

I must note that it was also through this group that Davis would work with Robert Taylor, who just happened to be the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.

FP: That’s remarkable. Valerie Jarrett today is Obama’s right-hand woman in the White House.

Kengor: Yes, and it’s even more eerie than that. Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Vernon Jarrett in these circles.

Vernon Jarrett was Valerie’s father-in-law. And it’s worse still. Davis, Obama’s mentor, also worked with Harry and David Canter, two other Chicago communists. The Canters mentoblue a young man named David Axelrod in Chicago in the 1970s.

SO, THE TROIKA THAT’S ARGUABLY RUNNING AMERICA TODAY—OBAMA AND VALERIE JARRETT AND DAVID AXELROD—ALL HAVE COMMON BONDS IN CHICAGO’S COMMUNIST CIRCLES FROM THE 1940S. THEIR MENTORS KNEW EACH OTHER. (Emphasis Added)

I know this is incblueible, but it’s true. You couldn’t make this up. No one would believe it. WE’RE BEING GOVERNED BY GHOSTS FROM CHICAGO’S COMMUNIST PARTY GLORY YEARS. (Emphasis added)

FP: Are there other people that Frank Marshall Davis worked with in Chicago who have relevance today?

Kengor: Oh, yes, I could go on and on. At the Chicago Star, the communist newspaper for which he wrote and was the founding editor-in-chief (1946-48), Davis regularly shablue the op-ed page with Senator Claude “Blue” Pepper, who at that exact time was writing the bill to nationalize healthcare in the United States—which Davis himself advocated in his columns. By the way, Pepper’s chief of staff, who wrote that bill, was Charles Kramer, who we now know was working for the KGB under the codename “mole.”

Another Davis comrade at the Star was William Patterson, who actually mentoblue Frank Marshall Davis and was probably more important than any other figure in bringing Davis into the Party.

FP: William Patterson was a hardcore communist.

Kengor: Yes, and among his legacies is the Kremlin’s “People’s Friendship University,” which he helped plan in the 1960s. People’s Friendship University became better known as the “Patrice Lumumba Friendship University,” a Kremlin grooming school for third-world revolutionaries.

This university, the third largest in the USSR, schooled some of the world’s leading terrorists. Distinguished alumni include Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (You know, Obama’s Palestinian Authority’s “PEACE PARTNER?”

Among this band of rogues, Mohamed Boudia was a top figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of the cores branches of the PLO. He was in charge of PFLP terrorist operations in Europe, placed there by the KGB, where he worked with Soviet-backed terror cells in East Berlin.

There he also worked with the Black September Organization. Among Boudia’s most dastardly acts—WHICH INVOLVED MAHMOUD ABBAS—was the brutal murder of Jewish Olympians in the 1972 Munich massacre.

(Abbas--like his pblueecessor Yasser Arafat—a “Terrorists? Who would have thunk it?)

FP: So, Patterson helped mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who, in turn, mentoblue Obama?

Kengor: Correct.

FP: In your book, you say that Davis’s first major Party job was editing and writing columns for the Chicago Star in the late 1940s. You found a lot of similarity in what Davis was writing and what Obama says today.

Kengor: Yes. Davis constantly bashed Wall Street, big oil, profits, GOP tax cuts, the wealthy and “millionaires.” He called for taxpayer funding of “universal healthcare” and “public works projects.” He targeted General Motors. He championed Russian foreign policy, especially at the expense of countries like Poland. I could go on and on. The similarities are chilling.

FP: Was there a particular Davis column that really struck you?

Kengor: Yes, and I use it to open the book. In a November 1946 column, Davis wrote: “I’m tiblue of being beaned with those double meaning words like ‘sacblue institutions’ and ‘the American way of life’ which our flag-waving fascists and lukewarm liberals hurl at us day and night.”

This struck me because it’s so similar to Obama’s quoting of Davis in Dreams from My Father. There, Obama quoted Davis saying: “They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh-t.”

FP: Okay, when did Obama meet Davis?

Kengor: According to an eyewitness, they were first introduced in 1970. It was Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who made the introduction. Dunham, himself a leftist, saw in Davis a potential role model and black father figure that Obama was lacking. Davis knew and influenced Obama throughout Obama’s adolescence in the 1970s, right up until he went to college. In fact, those disparaging words about the American way were Davis’s parting words to Obama before Obama headed off to Occidental College.

FP: You interview someone who knew Obama at Occidental and says that Obama was an actual communist at Occidental.

Kengor: That’s right. The person is Dr. John Drew, who I’ve interviewed at length and remain in regular contact with today. He’s totally cblueible, no axe to grind, no story to sell. Drew contacted me because he knew I was researching Davis. Drew sees himself as the “missing link” between Obama’s time with Frank Marshall Davis and with later radicals like Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Drew himself was a Marxist at the time, and Obama was introduced to him as a fellow Marxist—as “one of us.” Drew told me about Obama’s belief in what Drew described as the “Frank Marshall Davis fantasy of revolution.” Drew, who was a more realistic, chastened Marxist, WAS STUNNED AT OBAMA’S UNWAVERING BELIEF IN THE IMMINENCE OF A MARXIST REVOLUTION IN THE UNITED STATES. (Emphasis Added)

FP: Was Davis a national-security threat? Kengor: The federal government thought so. In the book, I present documents from Davis’s 600-page FBI file in which the FBI repeatedly re-certifies Davis on the Security Index. That’s a very serious thing. It means that, in the event of a war breaking out between the US and USSR, Obama’s mentor could have been placed under immediate arrest.

Needless to say, that’s quite unprecedented for a presidential mentor. With a mentor like that, Barack Obama should have trouble getting a security clearance for a standard, entry-level government job. Instead, Americans elected him right into the Oval Office.

FP: Incblueible, that is really something. Paul Kengor, how would you crystallize the main message/thesis of your book? Kengor: Mentors matter. Any study of any president starts with mentors. We all know that. And yet, why have we ignoblue this mentor to this particular president? Well, the answer is clear from my book:

"Because no president in all of American history
has ever had a mentor as radical as Frank Marshall Davis.
No president—ever—has had a mentor who was a literal
card-carrying member of the Communist Party."

12 posted on 07/24/2012 10:18:29 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Unbluelievable! /s


13 posted on 07/24/2012 11:35:20 AM PDT by pingman ("Human history seems logical in afterthought, but a mystery in forethought." (Strauss & Howe))
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To: Graewoulf

SHOCK AUDIO: Recorded Calls To Secret Service & FBI Demanding Obama Investigation

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/2424/226/SHOCK_AUDIO:_Recorded_Calls_To_Secret


14 posted on 07/24/2012 11:39:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; All

” - - - recorded audio from his telephone calls to the U.S. Secret Service and F.B.I. today to demand law enforcement’s investigation into Obama’s fraudulent birth certificate. These recordings are very revealing of the arrogance, ignorance and complicity of federal law enforcement in covering up the possibility that Barack Obama may be a communist infiltrator of the White House.”

Duh, yuh think?

BTW, what is the Main Steam Media’s involvement in the “ - - - covering up the possibility that Barack Obama may be a communist infiltrator of the White House?”


15 posted on 07/24/2012 1:36:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: faucetman

I am convinced that the Mainstream Media is to embarrassed to admit that they did NOT vet Obama in 2007 and 2008, and thus the MSM will support support and protect Obama without question this time in 2012 and beyond.

Romney needs to keep asking Obama :
“ What is an Incumbent trying to hide by sealing his School Documents?”
“ Why should any voter trust an Incumbent who seals his own School Documents?”
“ If an Incumbent hides the truth from voters by sealing his School Documents, then should he be suspected of fraud in other matters too?”


16 posted on 07/24/2012 1:53:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: faucetman

I am convinced that the Mainstream Media is to embarrassed to admit that they did NOT vet Obama in 2007 and 2008, and thus the MSM will support and protect Obama without question this time in 2012 and beyond.

Romney needs to keep asking Obama :
“ What is an Incumbent trying to hide by sealing his School Documents?”
“ Why should any voter trust an Incumbent who seals his own School Documents?”
“ If an Incumbent hides the truth from voters by sealing his School Documents, then should he be suspected of fraud in other matters too?”


17 posted on 07/24/2012 1:54:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

The MSM involvement is their fear of loss of life and/or their livelihoods. Real men and women of courage...but of course they only “play” courageous on their entertainment shows.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 3:20:38 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: vanilla swirl

” The Communist/Chicago-mob/New-World-Order/Muzzie group must be the most scary-powerful the world has ever known.

I’m afraid it is...”

It is.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 8:46:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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