Frank Marshall Davis

06Aug08

Dick Morris mentioned recently that one of the biggest mistakes the Obama campaign has made was not realizing earlier the importance of controlling Michelle. She is on the record as having a negative attitude towards this country, providing a very damaging confirmation of Barack’s long connection to radicals. A relatively unexplored foundational member of the Obamafia is Frank Marshall Davis. But he’ll play a starring role in the fall.

As noted in the July 29 curtain-raiser to this series, the seeds of Obama’s far-left ideology were planted in his formative years as a teenager growing up in Hawaii — and they were far more radical than any biography or media profile has portrayed.

Poet-journalist Davis speaks in Hawaii in this undated photo.

Poet-journalist Davis speaks in Hawaii in this undated photo.

A careful reading of Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams From My Father,” reveals that his childhood mentor up to the age of 18 — a man he refers to only as “Frank” — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his “subversive,” “un-American activities.”

In a belated story on the relationship, the Associated Press describes Davis as “left-leaning.”

In fact, Davis was a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, according to the 1953 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities of the Territory of Hawaii, which labeled him “a bitter opponent of capitalism.” The report was introduced as evidence in the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee hearings probing the “Scope of Soviet Activity in the United States.”

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One Response to “Frank Marshall Davis”

  1. 1 Kaleokualoha

    They have it wrong. According to Edgar Tidwell, whom AIM’s Cliff Kincaid cites as “an expert on the life and writings of Davis”:

    “Although my research indicates that Davis joined the CPUSA as a “closet member” during Word War II, there is no evidence that he was a Stalinist, or even a Party member before WWII. Further, to those attempting to make the specious stand for the concrete, there is no evidence that he instructed Barack Obama in communist ideology. Frank Marshall Davis did NOT believe in overthrowing the USA. He was committed to what the nation professed to be. For him, communism was primarily an intellectual vehicle to achieve a political end-a possible tool for gaining the constitutional freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for ALL Americans.”

    (See http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/blog/Kaleokualoha)


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