(Re)Visiting Maraniss' Obama Biography

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    [The essay's author contends that Maraniss treats Frank Marshall Davis as no more than a footnote to Obama's early life. However, Davis, known Communist and pedophile, was a formative figure in Obama's childhood and when young Barry wasn't properly reciting the appropriate phrases and sayings from Karl Marx's 'Das Kapital' for Davis, Davis was probably busy bouncing young Barry on his tumescent male appendage.
    Any mental health professional would likely tell you after a childhood like that, once you peeled away the 'No Drama Obama' veneer, the personality you would likely find underneath wouldn't resemble anything even remotely human.]

    "It's interesting that not only does Barack Obama need continued vetting, but so do his biographers. The culprit is the same: the liberal bias that dutifully protects Obama like white knights guarding the king's castle, shamelessly tossing journalistic objectivity right out the window. As Sean Hannity likes to say, when it comes to Obama's background, it has fallen to us conservatives to do the job that the mainstream "Obama-mania media" plainly refuses to do

    For the record, Frank Marshall Davis was introduced to Obama by Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham. Dunham introduced his grandson to Davis in the 1970s -- by one (authoritative) account as early as 1970. He did so for the purpose of mentoring. And what a mentor he chose: Davis had been a literal card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). I have the FBI pages that list Davis's CPUSA number, which was 47544. I reprint the FBI pages in the appendix of my book. Davis did outrageous pro-Soviet propaganda work for CPUSA organs like the Chicago Star and the Honolulu Record. His writings unerringly parroted the Soviet line. Like other CPUSA members, he was a loyal Soviet patriot.

    The liberal Obama biographers who bother to acknowledge Davis frame him as an innocent victim of McCarthyism. That's nonsense. McCarthy never came anywhere near Davis. No, it was anti-communist Democrats who pursued Davis, at least in part because Davis's chief target was Democratic President Harry Truman, the man opposing Joe Stalin. Davis's pro-Soviet/communist activities were first flagged in a 1944 report by the Democrat-run House Committee on Un-American Activities. When he was finally called to Washington to testify for those activities, it was by the Democrat-run Senate Judiciary Committee. It was the Democratic Senate that, in a 1957 report (tellingly) titled "Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States," stated categorically that Davis was "an identified member of the Communist Party."

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, was a man who would go on to mentor the current president of the United States of America."

    Articles: David Maraniss and Obama's Communist Mentor
     
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    The relationship of Obama's grandparents and Frank Marshall Davis is interesting as well as unusual for the time. Has Obama even mentioned him except for the brief blurb in his book??

    Davis was a mentor of young Obama, one his grandparents initiated and encouraged. This has been proven.
     

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