Thursday, August 14, 2008
List: Obama and Communism
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Below are some key quotes from respected sources commenting on the Obama=Communist theme. Sorted from most recent to oldest. We will update as the great thinkers develop more evidence. Ushanka Tips to each writer below!

No Author, Obama WTF, Theme: Communist Leanings: Decemberists, New Party, Parents, 5.26.08

The Decemberist band played the Communist Anthem, Soviet Internationale, at Obama's largest rally.
Obama ran as a member of the New Party in 1996.
Parents were Communist-leaning, and met in a Russian class in 1959

Austin Hill,, Theme: Redistribution of Wealth, 4.20.08

The big irony here is that while Obama has done extremely well for himself in our very unique free-market economy, he has the “audacity” to demonize others who have done well for themselves, and to propose economic policies that, if implemented, would radically change our nation into something more akin to a Western European socialist state.

Obama has proposed a federal crack down on what he deems “excessive pay” for corporate executives. He has proposed that the federal government begin taxing people’s capital (not just earnings or interest payments, but, yes, capital itself). He has proposed that the capital gains tax rate be raised to 28%, nearly doubling its current rate of 15%. And he has made it a constant theme of his campaign to lament “Bush’s tax cuts for the rich,” conveniently ignoring the fact that the President and the Congress lowered the taxes of ALL Americans earlier this decade.

cobdanny,, Theme: Obama's Communist Past, 4.4.08

Obama's socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state senate seat. Later, the Chicago DSA newsletter reported that Obama, as a state senator, showed up to eulogize Saul Mendelson, one of the "champions" of "Chicago's democratic left" and a long-time socialist activist. Obama's stint as a "community organizer" in Chicago has gotten some attention, but his relationship with the DSA socialists, who groomed and backed him, has been generally ignored.

What started as a small and politically insignificant collection of old 1960’s socialists has now become a large and growing constituency in the Democrat Party. Their agenda is nothing short of true Socialism and has been embraced by a growing number of influential liberal lawmakers in America.
The Democrats have not openly called themselves Socialists, instead hiding behind the title “Progressive.” But don’t be fooled, Progressive is Socialist.

No Author, Obama WTF, Theme: Obama's 1st Election - Member of the New Party, 3.15.08

Some of the New Party Principles:
Full employment, a shorter work week, and a guaranteed minimum income for all adults; a universal "social wage" to include such basic benefits as health care, child care, vacation time, and lifelong access to education and training; a systematic phase-in of comparable worth and like programs to ensure gender equity.
A progressive tax system based on the ability to pay.
A reduction of national military spending to that necessary to the defense of the United States and an end to unilateral military interventions.

Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy in Media, Theme: Obama's Communist Past - Frank Marshall Davis, 2.18.08

through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his "poetry" and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just "Frank."

The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.

Author Unknown,, Theme: Obama's Communist Past - Alice Palmer, date unknown

Fellow Illinois Democrat, Alice Palmer, lists the positives of her 1986 visit to the Soviet Union:

"We Americans can be misled by the major media. We're being told the Soviets are striving to achieve a comparatively low standard of living compared with ours, but actually they have reached a basic stability in meeting their needs and are now planning to double their production."

Kyle-Anne Shiver,, Theme: Obama - Student of Saul Alinksy, 3.30.08

Alinsky considered himself a realist above all, the ultimate pragmatist. As a confirmed atheist, Alinsky believed that the here and now is all there is, and therefore had no qualms about assorted versions of morality in the pursuit of worldly power. He didn't coddle his radical acolytes or encourage their bourgeois distinctions between good and evil when it came to transferring power from the Haves to the Have Nots. Alinsky saw the already formed church communities as being the perfect springboards for agitation and creating bonds for demanding goods and services.

When Obama first undertook his agitating work in Chicago's South Side poor neighborhoods, he was un-churched. Yet his office was in a Church and most of the folks he needed to agitate and organize were Church people -- pastors and congregants -- who took their churches and their church-going very seriously. So, this became a problem for the young agnostic, who had been exposed to very little religion in his life. Again and again, he was asked by pastors and church ladies, "Where do you go to Church, young man?" It was a question he dodged for a while, but finally he relented and joined a church.

Related Links

"The List of 45" - Communist Goals for destruction of US. Excerpt from book "The Naked Communist"

New Party Principles - Obama's leftist party before joining the Democrats.

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