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The Communist. Frank Marshall Davis: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BARACK OBAMA’S MENTOR
Front Page Magazine ^ | July 18, 2012 | Jamie Glazov

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet

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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; davis; obama
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 mentored 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 incredible, 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 shared the op-ed page with Senator Claude “Red” 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 mentored 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 predecessor Yasser Arafat—a “Terrorists? Who would have thunk it?)

FP: So, Patterson helped mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who, in turn, mentored 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 tired of being beaned with those double meaning words like ‘sacred 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 credible, 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: Incredible, 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 ignored 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.

1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

We are stuck with this idiot due in some measure to our refusal to spike the football and do a victory dance at the end of the Cold War. There was never a reckoning for just how stupid and destructive communism was (unlike fascism). Most people still think it’s “good in theory”, and have only a vague idea that it might have been the cause of some bad stuff. “Communist” and “Socialist” are just seen as name-calling these days, devoid of any content. They should carry at least the weight that “Nazi” does. I suppose by the time the Cold War came to an end, the liberals had so taken over the media that any triumphalism would have been seen as too much of a help for Republicans. Hollywood spent its time making movies like Reds, Salvador, and others propping up the mass murderers (with exceptions like The Killing Fields).


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Unfortunately, many of today’s citizens of the USA (particularly the younger ones) don’t really know much about communism.


3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:19:33 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Lets see: A “Documented” DIRECT “LINK” between the 2 Greatest “Evils” Mankind has ever known (the “Practitioners of Communism” and Evil Empire and the “Practitioners of the Religion of Pieces” who BOTH HATE FREEDOM, Christianity/Judaism and had/have as their GOAL, Global Hegemony and the Destruction of the United States……

…..AND BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA being “LINKED” (hell, an AFINITY and “EMBRACE”) of BOTH?

Say it ain’t so?

Ah, but nuttin’ to see here; just move along all ye Patriots who love their country …

(AND ESPECIALLY ALL YOU VETS WHO SERVED IN HARMS WAY AND “PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR YOUR COUNTRY”)….

and do not want to see someone as Dangerous and a THREAT to our Republic reelected.

Just move along and listen to the delusional Hate Mitt and Mormon Paul-Bots cuz they KNOW Mitt is more dangerous, eeevil and a threat than is B. Hussein Obama.

Of course they do and: ANY moment now, they will provide us all with PROOF that Mitt is as dangerous and a threat to our Security and Survival as is Dear Leader…..much the same as this article shows as well as so MANY other examples....

Ah, waiting………!!!

4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:22:35 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I personally think that Frank Marshal Davis was a heck of a lot more than simply Barry’s mentor. I think he is the real father of Barry!


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:24:31 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bigun

More than that, even?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/decrypting_obamas_pop.html


6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:44:05 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
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It's all starting to add up.....

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7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:50:39 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
Twisted Vision - the land of the fee and home of the slave...

That's good, really good.

8 posted on 07/18/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: GOPJ
Ummm... well thanks...

I have a few of these "composites" that sum up the other team....

I wish the campaign folks would steal the counter-punch concepts...
...if not use the images...

Thanks again for kind words...

9 posted on 07/18/2012 7:11:33 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: GOPJ
Twisted Vision - the land of the fee and home of the slave.

That's good, really good.

Not only "Good" but outstanding.

Would make an excellent bumper sticker: Vote for Obama: "Land of the FEE and home of the SLAVE"

10 posted on 07/18/2012 7:15:36 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

If you think back about all we have learned about Barack Obama, one fact stands out......

There is not one normal, mainstream, everyday, average, hard working, patriotic American as a relative, influential friend, or mentor in his background.

Everyone who seems to have had any kind of influence or relationship with him, from his odd mother, to his preacher, to his hate filled, racist wife, on down to his current day pals, were/are odd characters, rebellious misfits, racists, communists, fascists, militant muslims, homosexuals, lesbians or anti-social, anti-American, anti-capitalist, etc., etc., etc.

There is something odd, unusual or downright weird about every last one.

Like Barack Obama, they are all misfits in some meaningful way.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet; SJackson; Fred Nerks
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 predecessor Yasser Arafat—a “Terrorists? Who would have thunk it?)

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

Kengor: Correct.

ping

12 posted on 07/18/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Bigun
I personally think that Frank Marshal Davis was a heck of a lot more than simply Barry’s mentor. I think he is the real father of Barry!

I think so, too. Barack Obama would NOT be where is he is now if it was known that he was FMD's son. FMD was too radical. Still, it seems as if Frank's teachings stuck.

13 posted on 07/18/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Oh where oh where are all our Hate Mitt and Mormons Freepers?

Could it be that they did not see this important article/posts?

HOW is it that they NEVER, EVER, dare join in the discussion or comment whenever there is something like this which shows their arguments against Mitt to be trivial in comparison?

Giving them the benefit of the doubt in that both Mitt and Obama are EXACTLY the same with regards to "Social Issues"

.....WHY do they refuse to CONSIDER the SECURITY and SURVIVAL implications of our Republic...

(which TRUMPS all others, IMHO and good Catholic that I am)....

...And therefore, WHY won't they enter into a discussion and try and convince us that Mitt is [as]--or even more, according to some--dangerous and a threat as is Dear Leader?

Could it be they know they can NOT prove this to be the case???

14 posted on 07/18/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

bump


15 posted on 07/18/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT by VTenigma
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Here is the correct link to the story:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/jamie-glazov/the-communist-frank-marshall-davis-the-untold-story-of-barack-obama%E2%80%99s-mentor/


16 posted on 07/18/2012 7:54:47 AM PDT by A. Patriot (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up to hit the iceberg again.)
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To: A. Patriot
Here is the correct link to the story:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/jamie-glazov/the-communist-frank-marshall-davis-the-untold-story-of-barack-obama%E2%80%99s-mentor/

Thanks!

I'm not sure what happened to the links above, but I just checked them again and strangely, the top one returns a "Page not found," yet the bottom one, works.

Who knows? The shadow knows! lol

17 posted on 07/18/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Oh well, I’m sure if we look at Romney’s past we can find a background of pro Soviet, anti American radicals who are his psychological puppet masters, or worse, Mormons./s

...Forget the radical left’s influence on Obama. His childhood alone is a road map to instability and psychological trama. He was abandoned by the man we are told was his father, moved around by his mother, and finally abandoned by her to be raised by white grandparents who had no objections to letting him be mentored by a man who used his mother as a sex toy. No wonder he became a druggie.

That Obama ever became president speaks volumes about the success of the Communists in penetrating our educational and media systems. Dumbing down has worked. The cultural vandals have smeared their graffiti on the minds of stupid Americans. ...But, what the hell, we can’t do any better.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 9:18:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Vote for Obama: "Land of the FEE and home of the SLAVE"...Would make an excellent bumper sticker...

Yes it would...

19 posted on 07/18/2012 9:31:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: cdcdawg

Freepers talk about various media and institutional “takeovers” by liberals as though they were acts of God or otherwise inevitable in some way. Yet they refuse to look at how conservative historic actions or inactions resulted in this strategic defeat.

As the “party of Lincoln”, I recall damned few Republicans working for civil rights and voter registration for black citizens or equal rights for women during the 50’s and 60’s. Republicans have spearheaded zero social initiatives that have subsequently evolved into core aspects of Americans’ contemporary sense of fair play and as such have been Darwined to the margins of the cultural food chain.

Just as one might assign greater intelligence to those who accumulate wealth, you can also assign lesser intelligence to those who squander an historic advantage. The right has suffered from a near terminal case of media illiteracy and were totally outflanked and rolled up by the “drugs, sex & rock & roll counterculture”.

Why aren’t we shrieking for jail time for bankers? I see almost no reporting of articles critical of banking practices on Free Republic, no naming of names, no calling for criminal indictment, no critical discourse on the failings of “free market” or “lassaiz faire”, no call for a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall.

It seems as though conservatives have simply watched as the 20st century Age of Info yanked the rug out from underneath their feet. Time to get smarter, kidz.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 12:38:04 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: pallis

“That Obama ever became president speaks volumes about the success of the Communists in penetrating our educational and media systems. Dumbing down has worked. The cultural vandals have smeared their graffiti on the minds of stupid Americans.”

Those words are so true, so obvious, and so ignored by most.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 3:03:32 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

“As the “party of Lincoln”, I recall damned few Republicans working for civil rights and voter registration for black citizens”

You bought the liby lib propaganda. I’d suggest reading the history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 4:52:34 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

I lived through that period and recall meetings in 1963-4 at the University of California at Berkeley YAF (Young Americans for Freedom, a goldwaterite youth group) and one salient private discussion with one of the members who nattered on about the perils of “race miscegination”. C’mon, R.B., be honest with yourself, how many Republicans were on the ground registering black people in rural Mississippi while being harrassed by the Sheriff, the Klan & their supporters? How many conservatives marched with MLK?

This was a righteous struggle by any standard, yet it was accomplished by default by the “liby lib” end of the spectrum because the other end of the spectrum was a no show or obstructionist. My point being that there is NO MYSTERY why the MSM, music industry, Hollywood, etc., are controlled by closet marxists today. This constitutes a DEFEAT for conservatism any way you dice it and we can only blame ourselves for the sorry state of mass media today.


23 posted on 07/19/2012 4:18:50 PM PDT by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: Yollopoliuhqui

“by default by the “liby lib” end of the spectrum because the other end of the spectrum was a no show or obstructionist.”

I don’t see you can make that claim when Republicans voted as a higher percentage for the 1964 Civil Rights Act than Democrats.

Sorry for the late response, I took a trip to Gettysburg, where not a few white Republicans died in part to end slavery.

But getting back to 64, the apex of the civil rights movement. Republicans favored the bill 138 to 34... Democrats supported it 152-96. GOP supported it as a higher percentage.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 7:01:40 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

http://www.obamasrealfather.com/

someone made a movie (and advertised it on the drudge report) of what I’ve thought for years
was the most likely hypothesis/reason behind the mysterious birth of our current President

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2298711/posts?page=11#11

summary here:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-film-suggests-obamas-real-father-was-his-commie-journalist-mentor-and-the-birthers-are-angry/

best selling author Paul Kengor recently wrote a book about Mr. Frank Marshall Davis...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Communist-Paul-Kengor/dp/1451698097


25 posted on 08/21/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
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 credible, 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)

Didn't Hillary spend time in Hyde Park (Chicago) when she was researching her Master's thesis on Saul Alinsky? If so, she also would have met members ... many members.

26 posted on 08/21/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

A ‘community organizer’ is generally seen as a communist position...


27 posted on 08/21/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet; allmendream; Liz; HalfFull; tillacum; GlockThe Vote; Billthedrill; ...

From the link:

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 credible, 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.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 8:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: SJackson; Nathan

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.
From the link:

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 predecessor Yasser Arafat—a “Terrorists? Who would have thunk it?)

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

Kengor: Correct.


29 posted on 08/21/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: Iron Munro
If you think back about all we have learned about Barack Obama, one fact stands out...... There is not one normal, mainstream, everyday, average, hard working, patriotic American as a relative, influential friend, or mentor in his background.

Bingo. It's no wonder he turned out the way he has.

30 posted on 08/21/2012 10:25:29 AM PDT by bgill
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To: GOPJ

Thanks for the ping! Not sure that Hillary is a full blown Marxist like Obama but she is probably not far from it to be sure. Of course Obama has a way of making even Jimmy Carter look better....lol.


31 posted on 08/21/2012 10:59:30 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

You’re funny.


32 posted on 08/21/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: cdcdawg

I personally think the reason most people do not think socialism (soft communism)is “really” bad...they do not have war or even peacetime pictures of that form of government. We have millions of pictures of Naziism on the war channel daily. During the cold war, we had many “newsmen” who travelled to the USSR and came back telling us of the wonderful things the Soviet Union was doing for “the little people”. Free education, free health care. Everyone was happy, according to the newspeople. They didn’t talk of the night calls to individual homes by the KGB. They didn’t tell us about the gulags and the treatment the prisoners were given. So there is a big disconnect between what we know of Nazi Germany and the countries of the USSR. I doubt even some of our elected youngsters have no idea of the Soviet Union’s treatment of their citizens.


33 posted on 08/21/2012 11:44:06 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

OOOPS “Youngsters have no idea”, youngsters have ANY idea.


34 posted on 08/21/2012 11:51:24 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: GOPJ; All

The speeches of Obama should be condensed into “ THE OBAMA MANIFESTO. “

A suggested subtitle might be “Git yer marchin’ shoes on!”

Helpful suggestion: Print in paperback editions only, so it can easily fit into the hip pockets of the OWS and illegal aliens from Mexico.


35 posted on 08/21/2012 12:04:29 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet; GOPJ; penelopesire; STARWISE; maggief; LucyT; MinuteGal

Linked this thread to the CHicago Crime Thread. It connects alot of the dots notated there. Still working on the “follow the money” vetting angle. Sure wish I had more information about the Dunham Trust or Rolla Payne Probate information. Had a thought that money could have been funneled through that trust....


36 posted on 08/21/2012 1:20:41 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: GOPJ
Domo for the Ping.

I just ordered the book, and I've already ordered three copies of Dreams From My Real Father. The film is now being advertised on Drudge. Thirty million views (Drudge) a day should generate a few additional sales, no?

37 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:39 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Thirty million views (Drudge) a day should generate a few additional sales, no?

A few ... just a few.

Thank God for FreeRepublic

Thank God for Drudge...

38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:34:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: hoosiermama
Linked this thread to the CHicago Crime Thread. It connects alot of the dots notated there. Still working on the “follow the money” vetting angle. Sure wish I had more information about the Dunham Trust or Rolla Payne Probate information. Had a thought that money could have been funneled through that trust....

You're doing good, hoosiermama...

39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:43:56 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:46:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: squarebarb

From the link at bottom:

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 credible, 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)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2907913/posts


41 posted on 08/21/2012 7:49:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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