Another Commie For Obamie

Accuracy In Media has discovered yet more evidence of communist backing for the candidate:

The latest to emerge publicly in Obama’s camp is Joelle Fishman, the chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Political Action Commission. In a column titled, “Big political shifts are underway,” Fishman says that Obama could lead “a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right” this November and that he is “ready to listen” to the “left and progressive voters” backing him. Fishman makes it clear that the CPUSA is part of this coalition.

Meanwhile, admitted CPUSA member Alan Maki, writing on the official Barack Obama website, in the “community blogs” section under an “Obama 08” banner, has mentioned the unmentionable. That is the role of CPUSA member Frank Marshall Davis in mentoring Obama during his formative high school years in Hawaii.

Oops. That was supposed to be a secret, I think.

Although fine print at the bottom of the page says that “Content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign,” the information provided by Maki is deadly confirmation that a hard-core CPUSA member played a key role in helping raise Obama. It is a story that most media, including some “conservative” news outlets, have shied away from.

Well, this conservative hasn’t shied away from it. I’m hoping that as we get closer to the election, interest in Obama’s communist mentor will increase. But don’t expect any help in spreading the word, from Drudge:

While Obama’s far-left support seems to be worthy of news and comment, Matt Drudge of Drudge Report fame has just rejected two paid ads submitted by my group America’s Survival, Inc. about the influence that CPUSA member Davis exerted over a young Obama. The ads featured a photo of Davis and a communist hammer and sickle. They asked, “Who is this man?,” and urged viewers to click to “Meet the mysterious Red Mentor” so they could be directed to two reports on the subject. The ads were “too controversial,” Drudge’s representative told me.

A recent article in Politico suggested Drudge was moving into the Obama camp. Matt Drudge, the article said, has been “trumpeting Obama’s victories and shrugging at his scandals.” The rejection of my ads is proof of that.

Well, with or without Drudge’s help, Obama’s commie connections are going to come back to haunt him. It’s starting already…right on his own website’s blogs.

Hat tip: CFP

UPDATE:

Some interesting behind the scenes intrigue is chronicled by Cliff Kincaid at CFP:

This unusual debate, which is taking place on Obama’s official website, raises the question once again as to why Obama has not been asked by the major media about this relationship. Davis was identified as a Communist Party member by various investigative committees and acknowledged his party membership in a private letter obtained by John Edgar Tidwell, who was sympathetic to Davis and edited his books.

On one side of this debate is somebody claiming to be the son of Davis. On the other side is Alan Maki, a political activist and union organizer with a long history of involvement in left-wing causes. Indeed, Maki confirms that he has been a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and was a communist decades ago when he was in the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Although he doesn’t support Obama because of his ties to Big Business, Maki wrote a blog on the Obama website stating that he was grateful to Obama for bringing Davis to his attention, and that he, Maki, regarded Davis as his mentor, too. Maki announced establishment of a “Frank Marshall Davis Roundtable for Change” and invited Obama supporters to join it.

Maki did his homework, which is more than most of our own media have done, and he obtained Davis’s books. It is absolutely clear, Maki stated, that Davis was a communist.

Somebody claiming to be the son of Davis has already made an appearance in the comments, here, today. Cliff Kincaid goes on:

Sounding authoritative, this Mark Davis character has declared that Frank Marshall Davis “was not a communist,” was not Obama’s “mentor,” and that his influence over Obama has been “exaggerated.” However, he does contend that Obama did have “respect for Davis’s social insight” and showed “good will” toward him. Coming from someone claiming to be Davis’s son, these assertions might appear to hold some weight.

It is important to note that there is no denial that “Frank” was Frank Marshall Davis. The main question, it seems, is how much influence he exerted over Obama, and how much of a card-carrying communist he actually was.

Lately, this same “Mark” has gone further, appearing to embrace suggestions that it is somehow “defamation” to accuse Davis of being a communist, even though reports from various committees and investigations identified him as such and Davis admitted it in the private letter cited by Tidwell. This is apparently a tactic to try to prevent people from delving too deeply into the Obama-Davis relationship.

More investigations must and will be done, not only in regard to Davis but also those in Hawaii and elsewhere who continue to cover up for him. Indeed, the attacks on AIM for publicizing the Obama-Davis link appear designed to protect associates of Davis from scrutiny. If this is the intention, the tactic has backfired.

Stay tuned.

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9 Responses to “Another Commie For Obamie”

  1. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Says:

    Fishman says that Obama could lead “a landslide defeat of the Republican ultra-right” this November

    More proof these people reside in a parallel universe. If we had an even “sort of right” candidate, they could count on my vote.

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  2. Kaleokualoha Says:

    Every person of integrity will probably agree the slander and libel are wrong, especially when the target is a dead poet who cannot defend himself. Yet this is exactly what is happening. By defaming the character of my father, Frank Marshall Davis, and exaggerating his radical influence on Barack Obama in “Obama’s Communist Mentor” and other AIM reports, bloggers seek to portray Barack Obama as unworthy of becoming President of the United States. While there are legitimate concerns regarding every candidate, their disinformation regarding my father is especially heinous.

    They vilify a dead poet who loved the United States, and who was more likely to teach random acts of kindness than disloyalty to young Barack Obama. They deliberately misrepresent the values Obama may have internalized through this relationship, in a transparent attempt to smear Obama’s character. Like weeds in a garden of truth, such disinformation must be removed at their roots. Unfortunately, their Internet brigade is very efficient at spreading this disinformation. Fortunately, their credibility can be destroyed in the eyes of people of integrity, through irrefutable proof of their deliberate misrepresentation.

    Some of their most egregious misrepresentations are claims that Davis was a “lifelong member of the Communist Party USA,” and that he was a “Stalinist” because he “stayed with the Communist Party even after the Hitler-Stalin pact” of 1939, and that “his values, passed on to Obama, were those of a communist agent who pledged allegiance to Stalin.” These unprecedented claims were made AFTER the release of “Obama’s Communist Mentor,” suggesting they were either fabricated or discovered since February 2008. They should be challenged at their source: Cliff Kincaid (editor of Accuracy In Media in his “Media Excuse Obama’s False Advertising” column) and Bill Steigerwald, associate editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in a 7 June 2008 interview (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/mostread/s_571431.html)

    If YOU are a fair and honorable person, please email Cliff and his colleague, Bill Steigerwald, with two questions based on this interview, and post their responses (if any) right here. If they cannot answer your questions, then you will know if THEY are also fair and honorable men. (If you are not a fair and honorable person, and if you swallow everything they dish out, then good luck to you in life!)

    Please ask Cliff Kincaid (cliff.kincaid@aim.org): Why did you indicate that Frank Marshall Davis “stayed with the Communist Party even after the Hitler-Stalin pact,” in your 7 June 2008 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review interview with Bill Steigerwald, and that “his values, passed on to Obama, were those of a communist agent who pledged allegiance to Stalin”? What evidence do you have that he was even a CPUSA member in the 1930’s?

    Please ask Bill Steigerwald (bsteigerwald@tribweb.com): Why did you print that Frank Marshall Davis “was a lifelong member of the Communist Party USA” in your 7 June 2008 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review interview with Cliff Kincaid? What evidence do you have that he was a lifelong member?

    If YOU are a fair and honorable person, I invite you to visit my blog to review an outline of their misrepresentation concerning my father, at http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/blog/Kaleokualoha

    Thank You!

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  3. nicedeb Says:

    From Wikipedia with citations:

    In 1950, the congressional House Un-American Activities Committee accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations. The committee concluded that the Honolulu Record was “a front for the Communist Party, despite the fact that the paper does not make this admission.”[1] The committee’s report on the Honolulu Record states the following about Davis:

    Mr. Davis’ column defends Communists and attacks capitalism with the same vigor as columns appearing regularly in the Daily Worker and other frankly Communist publications. Typical of Mr. Davis’ remarks are the following: “Democracy today lies weak and slowly dying from the poison administered by the divident doctors in Washington and Wall Street who have fooled a trusting public into believing that they are the specialists who would save us from the dread diseases of socialism and communism. . . . They hope to hand us fascism disguised as the healed democracy.” (Honolulu Record, July 28, 1949, p. 8). Mr. Davis constantly defended the 11 top United States Communist officials recently convicted in New York on charges of conspiracy to advocate the overthrow of the Government by force and violence. One of Mr. Davis’ comments on the case was as follows : “I feel strong sympathy for the Communist minority who are being oppressed for their political beliefs.” (Honolulu Record, October 20, 1949, p. 6). When Mr. Davis’ column first appeared in the Record in May 1949, the Record boasted that the author was a member of the national executive board of the Civil Rights Congress. The organization is cited as Communist by Attorney General Tom Clark as well as by the Committee on Un-American Activities. Mr. Davis has signed a number of statements in behalf of Communists under the sponsorship of the Civil Rights Congress; one of these defended was Gerhart Eisler, notorious Communist international agent who escaped jailing for passport fraud by fleeing to the Soviet sector of Germany. Other front organizations of the Communist Party with which Mr. Davis has associated include : American Youth for Democracy, Abraham Lincoln School, National Federation for Constitutional Liberties, League of American Writers, the National Negro Congress, and the Hawaii Civil Liberties Committee.[1]

    A 1951 report of the Commission of Subversive Activities to the legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified Davis as a CPUSA member.

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

    While I have no idea what kind of private conversations went on between your father and the young Barack Obama, Frank Marshall Davis’s allegiance to the Communist party is well documented.

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  4. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Says:

    Just curious…Did his name come up in the Venona Papers?

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  5. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Says:

    And I think Obama is a communist, Mr. Davis. He certainly talks a lot like Marx, whether or not he learned it from your father.

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  6. nicedeb Says:

    Did his name come up in the Venona Papers?

    Doesn’t look like it:

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

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  7. Pittsburgh Reviews Says:

    Great article! Please contact me regarding a possible link exchange.

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  8. Frankly Speaking… « Nice Deb Says:

    [...] A few lonely voices in the blogosphere pounded the story, though. I mentioned him here, included Davis in my Reds Who Support Obama post, and again Another Commie For Obamie. [...]

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  9. Frankly Speaking….. « Joepf's Daily Links……….it's politics as usual. Says:

    [...] A few lonely voices in the blogosphere pounded the story, though. I mentioned him here, included Davis in my Reds Who Support Obama post, and again Another Commie For Obamie. [...]

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