Monday, March 24, 2008

Obama: Secret Smoker and Secret Marxist?

Obama's just been the gift that keeps on giving lately, but it's not just political 'fun.' This is man who is a virtual unknown that wants to be the leader of the free world. All this vetting is serious business and needs to be done before it's too late.

Obviously I could care less if Obama is a closet smoker (unless of course he starts extolling the benefits of nationwide smoking bans). We all (half)-joke about Hillary and Obama's socialist leanings, but if there was an actual Communist ideology...that would be a HUGE problem for this country (unbeknownst to thousands of 20-somethings).

"...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..." (source)

Though I find this much more disturbing than Obama's 'former' "hate White America" pastor, there was one more thing I wanted to say about that. During Obama's "Race $ Religion" speech here in Philadelphia he said this (paraphrased):

["Just as I am sure that all of you have sat in the pew and listened to your pastor make political remarks that you didn't agree with"]

Church was a mandatory part of my life before I moved out of my parent's house...so I've sat through more sermons than I could ever count. I can honestly say I've never heard a pastor wax political. Their sermons were about Bible passages and messages. Obama might assume (considering he attended this radical church for 20 years) that all pastors are engaging in the same bully-pulpit tactics, but he would be wrong...most pastors are preaching what they're trained in...theology, not politics.

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