Well, it looks like the Obama campaign is steamrolling ahead, with the whole Reverend Wright affair just a minor bump in the road, as far as Democrats are concerned.
So this is as good a time as any to present my companion piece to Radicals, Terrorists, and Tyrants of the World Root for Obama. This time, I thought we’d take a look at all of the known communists/Socialists/Marxists who have supported, endorsed, or influenced Obama. Some communists can be found on the Radicals, Terrorists, and Tyrants list, as well, because let’s face it, radicals and tyrants tend to be commies, (Fidel Castro for instance), but in the interest of keeping this post down to a manageable size, I’m going to try to avoid duplications.
What some might call, “guilt by association” I call Obama’s ‘calling card’.
So without further ado, Obama’s Litany of Shame part deux (not in any certain order):
Frank Marshall Davis:
The “Frank”, Obama mentions in Dreams From My Father; Obama’s Communist mentor.
The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) reprinted the 1953 and 1954 Reports of the Commission on Subversive Activities of the Territory of Hawaii, which refer to Davis as “an identified member of the Communist Party” who was affiliated with a number of Communist fronts and circulated “inflammatory racial propaganda.” Davis also wrote columns for the Honolulu Record, a Communist paper, featuring “unrelenting and unmitigated complaints of racial discrimination in the United States.” Davis was labeled “a bitter opponent of capitalism” and “staunch defender” of communists and communist sympathizers.
Here’s a charming example of his poetry:
“Remember this, you wise guys
Your tales about Jesus of Nazareth are no-go with me
I’ve got a dozen Christs in Dixie all bloody and black…”
His ode to the “Red Army” contains this line:
“Smash on, victory-eating Red Army,”
This is the guy who spent many hours advising and reading poetry to a young Barack Obama.
Added June 3, 2008:
Read this excellent FrontPageMagazine piece, Obama’s Communist “Poet” Friend.
The American Thinker had this to say about Graham-Felsen:
Sam Graham-Felsen, hired to run Obama’s blog, writes about Noam Chomsky in a Marxist publication that openly calls for revolution against the American government. This is a Presidential candidate’s choice to run the on-line portion of his campaign. That speaks volumes of his character and worldview. Contradicting what he says in public, Obama is surrounding himself with poeple who never seem to learn that their absurd ideologies end in misery and ruin.
Wheeler is a member of the CPUSA National Board and has been a mainstay of the party’s Baltimore Club since the early ’70s.
From 1991 to 2003 Tim Wheeler served as editor of the party paper People’s Weekly World. Currently he is the PWW’s national political correspondent.
He’s also an active member of Obama’s campaign in Baltimore, MD. Here’s his Obama ’08 website.
The blog, New Zeal reports:
He is on the campaign trail with Senator Obama, blogging as he goes.
Wheeler canvassed for his idol in the recent South Carolina primary.
Tim Wheeler was in Obama’s campaign HQ as the primary results came in;
The Obama people are over the moon. I was at a precinct some four or five miles outside of Columbia, mainly a rural area. And it was a steady stream of voters all day. Overwhelmingly African American voters. There was a feeling of victory in the air.
I’m at the Obama headquarters and you can hear the cheering all over. It’s really very exciting.
Here he is swooning over Obama’s ‘more perfect union’ speech in People’s Weekly World.
Presto Pundit on Dreams From My Father:
…Barack Obama organized his life on the ideals given to him by his Kenyan father. Obama tells us, “All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own.” (p. 220) And what was that image? It was “the father of my dreams, the man in my mother’s stories, full of high-blown ideals ..” (p. 278) What is more, Obama tells us that, “It was into my father’s image .. that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself.” And also that, “I did feel that there was something to prove .. to my father” in his efforts at political organizing. (p. 230)
So what are those ideals, given to the young Obama by his Communist father?
PrestoPundit has found a 1965 paper written by Obama’s father, in which he advocates:
— 100% taxation
— communal farms / the elimination of private farming
— the nationalization of businesses owned by “Europeans” and “Asians”.
— “active” measures to bring about a classless society
Socialists For Obama
This blog is for those interested in learning how can we change this country from the current capitalist unfair system, into a real socialist, democratic system for all. This capitalist system of Bush and his cronies only benefit the upper classes. USA needs a 21st Century Socialist, Democratic and Participative system for the workers and people of this country, without fascism, without wars, but with peace, equality, socialism and love.
Marxists, Socialists, Communists For Obama
Their Obama ’08 page is still up:
Democratic Socialists of America
Communist Party USA:
Barack Obama’s campaign has so far generated the most excitement, attracted the most votes, most volunteers and the most money. We think the basic reason for this is that his campaign has the clearest message of unity and progressive change, while having a real possibility for victory in November.
Here’s Obama campaigning for openly Socialist, Bernie Sanders in 2006:
Interestingly, Sanders, who won his seat in 2006, called Obama “one of the great leaders of the United States Senate,” even though Obama had only been in the body for about two years. In 2007, the National Journal said that Obama had established himself as “the most liberal Senator.” More liberal than Sanders? That is quite a feat. Does this make Obama a socialist, too?
Yes grasshopper, I believe it does.
Reverend Wright (before he was thrown under the bus):
A firm practitioner of the Marxist Black Liberation Theology:
REV. BOB SCHENCK, NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL: Reverend Wright is absolutely committed to what he calls “black liberation theology.” Well, “liberation theology” has its roots in Latin American liberation theology.
And if you ask the average Christian leader in this country, it is way, way outside the mainstream of Christian belief, and, in fact, it’s based in Marxism. At the core of his theology is really an anti-Christian understanding of God, and as part of a long history of individuals who actually advocate using violence in overthrowing those they perceive to be oppressing them, even acts of murder have been defended by followers of liberation theology. That’s very, very dangerous.
Some more commies for Obama listed in my Radicals, Terrorists, and Tyrants post:
William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn
Progressives For Obama
See Dubya says to add:
Bill Richardson who visited Venezuela last week, in essence delivered Hugo’s endorsement, according to Ed Morrissey.
I also had him on my list of radicals, tyrants, and terrorists supporting Obama, but….on pretty weak grounds, frankly. But I just knew he preferred Obama. I knew it!
No big surprise, there.
Hi Michelle Malkin Readers! I hope I get the Malkin award for this!
I forgot to mention Saul Alinsky, the radical Marxist whose teachings so influenced Obama:
(Community organizer) Galluzzo shared with me the manual he uses to train new organizers, which is little different from the version he used to train Obama in the ’80s. It is filled with workshops and chapter headings on understanding power: “power analysis,” “elements of a power organization,” “the path to power.” Galluzzo told me that many new trainees have an aversion to Alinsky’s gritty approach because they come to organizing as idealists rather than realists. But Galluzzo’s manual instructs them to get over these hang-ups. “We are not virtuous by not wanting power,” it says. “We are really cowards for not wanting power,” because “power is good” and “powerlessness is evil.”
The other fundamental lesson Obama was taught is Alinsky’s maxim that self-interest is the only principle around which to organize people. (Galluzzo’s manual goes so far as to advise trainees in block letters: “get rid of do-gooders in your church and your organization.”) Obama was a fan of Alinsky’s realistic streak. “The key to creating successful organizations was making sure people’s self-interest was met,” he told me, “and not just basing it on pie-in-the-sky idealism. So there were some basic principles that remained powerful then, and in fact I still believe in.”
He has a son named Fidel Castro, which is enough for me. Also:
According his website, Raila lists himself as a social democrat, thus distancing himself from his late father, who was openly socialist. His party, the LDP, is affiliated to the Liberal International.
“–Also, Raila Odinga was educated in communist E. Germany, and his father Oginga Odinga led the communist opposition during the Cold War.
“–Raila Odinga’s official presidential website is similar to Barack Obama’s, and Odinga’s main campaign message and slogan is: CHANGE. Vote for Change. Agent of Change. Look at his website: http://www.raila07.com/
UPDATE (June 2):
The New Party is an unabashed Marxist “fusion” party from which Barack Obama actively sought out and received an endorsement for his state senate candidacy (in 1996).
Added October 20: Obama was actually a member of this far left/Socialist party, the electoral arm of ACORN.
UPDATE (June 5):
Discover the Networks says:
British Member of Parliament George Galloway ranks among the most impassioned advocates of the de facto alliance that has been forged between Western leftists and radical Islamists, unlikely allies who have joined their efforts to oppose America’s defensive War on Terror and its war of liberation in Iraq. This alliance is founded upon the leftists’ and the Islamists’ shared hatred for America.
You can see him at Michelle Malkin endorsing Hezbollah.
Then at LGF endorsing (who else?) Obama.
It was only a matter of time.
UPDATE (June 25):
Here’s what Gateway Pundit found on the guy:
Klonsky belonged to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and was best friends with friends William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who later became famous for their acts of terrorism.
Today he posts a blog on the Obama website.
Screenshpt at Gateway Pundit’s. Website, here.
Between 1979 and 1981, Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) (CPML) chairman and Obama supporter Mike Klonsky was repeatedly feted with state-dinner-level visits to Beijing.
UPDATE (June 26):
Well that didn’t take long. Obama has already effectively thrown Klonsky under the bus.
For a working list of undesirables Klonsky has joined there, as well as those still clinging to the bumper, see Confederate Yankee. This list is certain to grow.
He didn’t bomb the Capitol or rob banks like his contemporaries in the Weather Underground.
But Carl Davidson, a former vice president of the Students for a Democratic Society who traveled to Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and still praises the dictator today, is another proud radical for Barack Obama, serving faithfully as webmaster for “Progressives for Obama.”
Discover the Networks on The SDS:
Forming the core of the 1960s counter-cultural movement known collectively as the New Left, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a radical organization that aspired to overthrow America’s democratic institutions, remake its government in a Marxist image, and help America’s enemies defeat her sons on the battlefield in Vietnam. The group developed from the Student League for Industrial Democracy, the youth branch of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy.
UPDATE: (July 28):
AIM reports Fishman is:
…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.
Investor’s Business Daily has a bunch more commies for Obamie, in Finding Friends On The Far, Far Left.
Actually, you’d do well to read their entire 20 part series on Obama’s Audacity of Socialism.
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