Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Another Obama Comrade
American Thinker ^ | 7/1/13 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 07/01/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT by Nachum

While doing my usual survey of People's World, Communist Party USA's (CPUSA) successor publication to the Daily Worker, a particular headline caught my eye, "Beatrice Lumpkin's extraordinary book about her extraordinary life."

Given my research in this area, "Lumpkin" rang a bell -- for reasons I need not elaborate upon here. Suffice to say, Beatrice Lumpkin is still with us, an old communist (literally) at age 94 -- and today in the tank for Barack Obama. Her life and relationship with our president is illuminating.

For the record, People's World doesn't mention Lumpkin's relationship with Obama. That isn't surprising. I find that the writers and editors there seem to hold back in hailing Obama too openly and glowingly, knowing how conservatives might use the information. They have been guarded in their encomiums for our president. This article was no exception. For details on Lumpkin's relationship with Obama, you need to check out her book, as I have and discuss below. But first, consider what People's World has to say about Lumpkin:

The CPUSA organ began its profile by reminiscing back to a golden moment in 1934 at New York's Hunter College, Miss Lumpkin's alma mater. The "fascists" in the college administration had dared to hike the price of milk in the cafeteria from five cents to six cents. This staggering blow to the "working-class students" was too much for comrade Lumpkin, who mounted the pulpit and led the student proletariat in a milk boycott.

"The boycott was a huge success," remembers Lumpkin fondly. "Students massed around our table. I had to climb on top of a table to be heard. I did not realize that the dean of students had come into the lunchroom... It was too late to be diplomatic; I am afraid that I had already called her

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beatricelumpkin; communism; communist; comrade; cpusa; lumpkin; obama

1 posted on 07/01/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Nachum
"The occasion for this ...is the release of [the autobiography] by [Obama's friend] Lumpkin, titled, Joy in the Struggle: My Life and Love"

Or, in German:

"Freude im Kampf: Mein Leben und Liebe "

Wasnt there another book called "Mein Kampf" - by another famous German National Socialist? ... what was his name?

2 posted on 07/01/2013 11:44:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

I read the Daily Worker for the personal ads.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 11:45:45 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Barack Obama, our first communist president.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 11:46:56 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K
Wasnt there another book called "Mein Kampf" - by another famous German National Socialist? ... what was his name?

I think it was Hintner or Hister, can't recall.

5 posted on 07/01/2013 11:51:29 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Gamecock

“I read the Daily Worker for the personal ads.”

Commie chicks are for practice.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 12:02:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
It was too late to be diplomatic; I am afraid that I had already called her a fascist."

In 1934 being called a Fascist was not nearly the insult it is today (unless you are a Communist). Fascism was respected as a forward thinking political/economic system in many circles; American Progressives for instance.

7 posted on 07/01/2013 12:13:17 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

8 posted on 07/01/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT by Bon mots
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K

Schicklgruber?


9 posted on 07/01/2013 2:23:31 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson