I literally could not believe it when I read it (the article is from February), but here we go…because Obama came from a white mother and a highly educated black father…it follows that he’s more predisposed to be a Communist.
I know, it sounds like the stuff of fiction, but take a read from Lisa Schiffren of the National Review:
Obama and I are roughly the same age. I grew up in liberal circles in New York City â€” a place to which people who wished to rebel against their upbringings had gravitated for generations. And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. (During the Clinton Administration we were all introduced to then U. of Pennsylvania Professor Lani Guinier â€” also a half black/half Jewish, red diaper baby.)
I don’t know how Barak Obama’s parents met. But the Kincaid article referenced above makes a very convincing case that Obama’s family, later, (mid 1970s) in Hawaii, had close relations with a known black Communist intellectual. And, according to what Obama wrote in his first autobiography, the man in question â€” Frank Marshall Davis â€” appears to have been Barack’s own mentor, and even a father figure. Of course, since the Soviet Union itself no longer exists, it’s an open question what it means practically to have been politically mentored by an official Communist. Ideologically, the implications are clearer.
I like how the author of this piece of agit-prop talks about New York City as if it’s the place where Communists meet, and then goes onto say she doesn’t know how his parents met in Hawaii, but hey…there’s this Communist that his parents knew and so…
Paging McCarthy…Joseph McCarthy…
And here’s the best part…
Political correctness was invented precisely to prevent the mainstream liberal media from persuing the questions which might arise about how Senator Obama’s mother, from Kansas, came to marry an African graduate student. Love? Sure, why not? But what else was going on around them that made it feasible?
Yes Lisa, that’s why political correctness was invented…precisely to make sure that your inane theories don’t get any traction.
Obviously this meme never stuck to Obama, but make no mistake…if this is the level of crazy we were seeing in February just wait until after the convention.
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