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>Obama: Communist Sympathizer?


What Obama Has In Common With

Putin, Hu Jintao, Raul Castro,

Hugo Chavez, and Kim il Sung

What are the links that logically take us to the conclusion that Barak Obama acts, talks, and looks like a practicing communist?

I would first suggest the reader refer to the Accuracy in Media blog and an article by Cliff Kincaid published August 7, 2008. In a great measure this column is a review of Jerome Corsi’s book, The Obama Nation.

Obama has been asked before and is now in denial about his communist activities and connections.

John McCain should ask that question again in the next debate before millions of TV viewers. Obama will again deny it, making it easier for us to make our case because a presidential debate denial opens up a Pandora’s box of imponderables and places to take this. Guess what? NY Times reporters may start asking the same logical question.

But listen to Kincaid: “In a surprising admission that could become a major scandal in the presidential race, Barack Obama’s 40-page so-called “rebuttal” to Jerome Corsi’s book, The Obama Nation, acknowledges for the first time that the senator once had a personal relationship with identified Communist Party USA (CPUSA) member Frank Marshall Davis, a key high-level operative in a Soviet-sponsored network in Hawaii.

“But the 40-page report, advertised and sold to the media as a refutation of Corsi’s “lies,” doesn’t identify Davis as a hard-core communist and it dishonestly edits an article about Davis to eliminate references to his admitted involvement in CPUSA activities and make the black revolutionary writer and “poet” look like a civil rights activist.”

Selective Editing

The Obama report admits that “Frank” was in fact Frank Marshall Davis—something AIM confirmed back in February. But in trying to rebut Corsi’s charge that Davis was a significant negative influence over Obama, the Obama report on page 10 quotes “an article on Davis” that describes him as being involved in the “labor movement” with other “African-American intellectuals” and committed to racial integration and harmony. No title or name of the author of the article is given. The article is simply identified as being from the Western Journal of Black Studies (WJBS).

Questia is an online library of books and journals and a source for the following. The article, “Frank Marshall Davis: A Forgotten Voice in the Chicago Black Renaissance,” was written by Dr. Kathryn Takara, an Obama supporter who has been critical of Accuracy in Media’s attempt to document Davis’s involvement in the CPUSA and his mentorship of Obama.

Takara is a radical poet herself, having written poems in honor of Communist Party member Angela Davis and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. She was recently quoted in an Associated Press article that portrayed Davis as a positive influence on Obama and ignored his CPUSA membership. So much for the AP’s once ballyhooed fairness and honesty reporting doctrine. I should know of its former credibility, I was an AP newsman many years ago.

The pro-Davis quotes in the Takara article in the WJBS, which are cited in the Obama report, are actually preceded by Davis’s own incriminating words, in which he says: “From now on I knew I would be described as a Communist. . .”

In yet another part of the article the Obama report ignores, Takara writes that “Davis joined the League of American Writers, a national united front

organization for the Communist Party mobilized by the alarming rise of power of Hitler and Mussolini.”

In fact, Davis signed a statement by the League of American Writers in June

1941 opposing war against Nazi Germany at a time of the Hitler-Stalin pact. This was a reflection of the CPUSA line. Davis went from anti-war to pro-war after the Nazis attacked Stalin.

So here we have it: another official acknowledgement by an Obama (and Davis) supporter that Davis was involved in a CPUSA front. But the Obama report doesn’t admit anything of the kind. In fact, Davis’s entire record of involvement in the CPUSA and its fronts is completely covered-up.

All of which raises the question that we have asked on numerous occasions: why are Obama and his followers in the media ignoring his documented relationship with a CPUSA member? And why did Obama only refer to Davis as “Frank” in his book?

I shall answer this question in a second blog.