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Who is "Frank" in Obama's book?

by James Denison / October 12, 2008 1:44 PM PDT

The deeper one digs into who Obama really is the more you keep coming up with these kind of people.


In his books, Obama admits attending "socialist conferences" and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a "hard-core academic Marxist," which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.

However, 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.

Obama's communist connection adds to mounting public concern (see article)

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Oh PLEASE !!!!
by critic411 / October 15, 2008 12:38 AM PDT

"communist" is just a label applied by right wingers as a smear tool. Means NOTHING !!!

Keep moving !!!

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(NT) My first fencing master's name was Frank.
by Dan McC / October 15, 2008 3:27 AM PDT
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You can "come into contact with Marxist literature"...
by Josh K / October 15, 2008 3:34 AM PDT

..by taking a walk through your local library. I have a copy of the Communist Manifesto at home (I haven't read it). So I too have "come into contact with Marxist literature" and I didn't catch any social diseases from it.

And gosh, "Frank" is such an unusual name it could only be that "known communist," right?

Man, the desperation gets more comical by the day.

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(NT) You've got one, too, comrade Josh?
by Dan McC / October 15, 2008 3:46 AM PDT
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Kak Dela, Tovarish Mou?
by James Denison / October 15, 2008 4:11 AM PDT

How're you doing my comrade? Soon we'll all call each other tovarish or comrade.

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Will there be a secret handshake?
by Josh K / October 15, 2008 4:15 AM PDT

I've always wanted to be part of a group that had a secret handshake.

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not sure yet, but..
by James Denison / October 15, 2008 4:21 AM PDT

...should be plenty of Stolichnaya Vodka. Did you know "vodka" comes from the Russian word "voda" which means water? Vodka is "life water", same as whiskey means "water of life".

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Does having bought Stoli vodka....
by Josh K / October 15, 2008 5:34 AM PDT
In reply to: not sure yet, but..

....make me someone who "gave money to the Communists?"

I sure hope not.

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