September 21, 2012
Obama's Redistribution: What Did Frank Marshall Davis Say?
Given my book on Barack Obama's communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, I'm regularly asked whether the latest Obama statement -- on economics, on wealth, on business, on the middle class, etc. -- rings of Davis. Invariably, yes, it does. Not surprisingly, I'm being asked just that in regard to the new Obama statement on "redistribution," which has just emerged in a tape recording from 1998. Does that statement likewise smack of Frank Marshall Davis? Yes, no question. For starters, Davis, a literal card-carrying member of Communist Party USA, believed in wealth redistribution. That's a central tenet of the communist faith. Generally, Davis, like Obama, favored wealth redistribution from so-called greedy "corporations" to fund "health insurance" and "public works projects" (Davis's words). Davis advocated government stimulus to rescue America from (allegedly) another Great Depression. Like Obama, he supported large-scale government wealth...(Read Full Article)