Yes, Obama IS A Marxist

Not even hiding it, anymore

I don’t know why Republicans keep tip-toeing around the obvious. If I hear one more person say, “Nobody is calling Obama a Marxist (or Socialist)…..I’m just questioning his judgment, honesty”, what-have-you, I think I’ll scream.

Nobody says, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck…I’m not saying it’s a duck…I’m just questioning its judgment and honesty”. No. It’s a damn duck. Everybody knows it.

The evidence that Obama is a Marxist/Socialist is overwhelming. We have him speaking admiringly of “collectivism” in 1995, We have him in his own words, on tape, discussing  “redistribution of wealth” favorably in 2001. We have his unguarded, and uncharacteristically honest answer to Joe The Plumber about “spreading the wealth” in 2008.

Capitalists do. not. speak. like. that.

We have him in his own words in his book, Dreams From My Father speaking of his preference for Marxist thinkers in college:

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully,” the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.” “The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”

Obama’s interest in leftist politics continued after he transferred to Columbia University in New York. He lived on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, venturing to the East Village for what he called “the socialist conferences I sometimes attended at Cooper Union.”

After graduating from Columbia in 1983, Obama spent a year working for a consulting firm and then went to work for what he described as “a Ralph Nader offshoot” in Harlem.

“In search of some inspiration, I went to hear Kwame Toure, formerly Stokely Carmichael of Black Panther fame, speak at Columbia,” Obama wrote in “Dreams,” which he published in 1995. “At the entrance to the auditorium, two women, one black, one Asian, were selling Marxist literature.”

Obama supporters point out that plenty of Americans flirt with radical ideologies in college, only to join the political mainstream later in life. But Obama, who made a point of noting how “carefully” he chose his friends in college, also chose to launch his political career in the Chicago living room of Ayers, a domestic terrorist who in 2002 proclaimed: “I am a Marxist.”

Ayers also describes himself as a “small c communist”.  I guess that small c makes it a lot less scary.

But William Ayers isn’t the only far left/Marxist/Socialist/Communist Obama has associated with throughout the years. Not by a long shot. I made a list of such associations and supporters in my Reds Who Support Obama list, back in May. Here are just a few notables from the list:

Frank Marshall Davis: Obama’s Communist mentor in Hawaii.

Sam Graham-Felsen: Obama’s official blogger, and contributor to The Socialist Viewpoint.

Raila Amolo Odinga: Obama campaigned for his openly Socialist “cousin” in Kenya. Odinga encouraged widespread riots, and genocide when he lost.

Reverend Wright: A firm practitioner of the Marxist Black Liberation Theology:

Obama’s pals from the far left Students For A More Democratic Society belong to a whole class unto themselves. Obama’s longtime associate, Bill Ayers and his Weather Underground came from this group:

Mike Klonsky: best friends with  William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn; started the Small Schools Workshop with Ayers, which Obama funneled almost $2,000,000 to via The Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Klonsky had a blog on Obama’s website, until it was discovered by conservative bloggers, and scrubbed.

Wade Rathke: Founder of ACORN, which Obama worked for, and supported.

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.”

That’s just a partial list of Obama’s Marxist friends. If you can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps, what does that tell you about Obama?

Tomorrow, I may delve into his disturbing Muslim extremist associations.

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Biden Blasted By Bishop

These Pro Abortion Catholic politicians should really keep their mouths shut. Especially Biden.  Does he really need his Bishop publicly chastising him right before an election?:

Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop, Catholic Diocese of Wilmington wrote this letter to the editor:

In his interview with The News Journal published Oct. 19, Sen. Joe Biden presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion. He said, “I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,” and claimed repeatedly that the Church has a nuanced view of the subject that leaves a great deal of room for uncertainty and debate.

This is simply incorrect. The teaching of the Church is clear and not open to debate. Abortion is a grave sin because it is the wrongful taking of an innocent human life. The Church received the tradition opposing abortion from Judaism. In the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were identifiable by their rejection of the common practices of abortion and infanticide.

The Didache, probably the earliest Christian writing apart from the New Testament, explicitly condemns abortion without exceptions. It tells us there is a “way of life” and a “way of death” and abortion is a part of the way of death. This has been the consistent teaching of the Church ever since.

It was also the position of Protestant reformers without exception. It was the teaching of Pope John XXIII as well as Pope John Paul II. It is the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI and the bishops of the Church, including me as shepherd of this diocese.

Some ancient and medieval theologians did see a difference between early abortions and ones that occurred later in term because with the limited medical knowledge of the time they did not know then what we scientifically know now: that a fetus is a living human being from conception.

Nevertheless, they universally condemned all abortions.

Of course, we now know that a fetus is a living human being from the very start. Thus, abortions take innocent human lives no matter when they occur. Since there is no gradation in the Church’s teaching on abortion, there is no way the medically obsolete division of pregnancy into three trimesters by Roe v. Wade can have any bearing on the rightness or wrongness of abortion. Taking an innocent life in the womb is wrong at any stage of pregnancy.

The Declaration of Independence lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as God-given rights. Life is listed first, and it is the principal function of the state to protect the lives of citizens. This understanding of the state’s primary obligation to protect human life is also fundamental to Catholic social doctrine to which the senator points. Without life all other rights are meaningless.

This Sunday, all the parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will pray the Litany of St. Thomas More, martyr and patron saint of statesmen, politicians and lawyers. We will ask St. Thomas More to intercede so all statesmen and politicians may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life. We hope Sen. Biden will carefully listen to the Church’s 2,000 years of testimony on abortion and that he will join in the defense and promotion of the sanctity of life.

Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, bishop, Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

Biden’s erronious assertion that:

“I know that my church has wrestled with this for 2,000 years,”

…mirrors quite nicely what the perennially confused Nancy Pelosi said, last summer:

This isn’t about abortion on demand, it’s about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and–to–that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god.  And so I don’t think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins.  As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who’ve decided…

MR. BROKAW:  The Catholic Church at the moment feels very strongly that it…

REP. PELOSI:  I understand that.

MR. BROKAW:  …begins at the point of conception.

REP. PELOSI:  I understand.  And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that.  So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy.

She was immediately rebuked by her Archbishop, too.

They really need to stop getting their talking points from Catholic Pro Abortion groups.

Biden  doesn’t need to be reminding voters about Obama’s deplorable position on abortion. That’s Gianna Jenson’s job: