Obama Affinity to Marxists Dates Back to College Days

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    Barack Obama laughs off charges of socialism. Joe Biden scoffs at references to Marxism. Both men shrug off accusations of liberalism.

    But Obama himself acknowledges that he was drawn to socialists and even Marxists as a college student. He continued to associate with Marxists later in life, even choosing to launch his political career in the living room of a self-described Marxist, William Ayers, in 1995, when Obama was 34.

    Obama's affinity for Marxists began when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.

    "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."

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    Amazing right straight from the horsies mouth!
     
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    Reminds me of the old saying (somewhat whistfully) "your young Marxist days are your best Marxist days". Some keep the faith, some, like Obama, reject it and hop into capitalism.
     
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    If you are going to be a Marxist, college is the best place for it. I would be more concerned about someone who was a ultra conservative at 18 and a Marxist at 40.
     
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    People take on a lot of different ideas in college.

    Weird that the wingnuts would be talking about that now,
     
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    It's a good thing Reverend Wright straightened him out!
     
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    And Ayers. :D
     
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    Funny, he's changed, but what he says hasn't? Wonder if his first act as president will be to spread American wealth to African countries.

    * just going off his accomplishment in the Senate.
     
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    I'd rather the people in Africa who have no opportunities to get my tax dollars than the people in America who have every opportunity. I'm serious, too. Africans don't have the opportunities we have in America. At least if they received charity, I'd know it's going to someone who had few chances in life. Fuck the deatbeats in America who sit on their fat asses all day, they had every opportunity I had.
     
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    Agree 100%.

    Except several countries in Africa tried redistributing the wealth. Zimbabwe's a good example, let's see, 12 million percent inflation. Wonder how much money you loose between the bank, and the bread line?

    Charity is a good thing, if directed at teaching a person to fish. Giving people fish only results in a huge appetite for free fish.
     
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