The Commie's Commie

The Communist who's the subject of the stunning new biography by Paul Kengor is Frank Marshall Davis.  He's the black poet, journalist, and activist whom the young Barack Obama hung out with as a teenager in Hawaii, then wrote a weird, disturbingly affectionate poem about entitled "Pop" while a student at Occidental College.  He's the man whom President Obama describes as his mentor in the latter's autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Here's Kengor's summary of the man our president so admires: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA).  His Communist Party card number was 47544.  He did endless Soviet propaganda work in his newspaper columns, at every juncture agitating and opposing U.S. attempts to slow down Stalin and Mao in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  He favored Red Army takeovers of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Central and Eastern Europe as a whole.  In China, he urged...(Read Full Article)

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