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Quote:Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis's writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant.
Irrelevant being the operative word here. This book is a pile of opportunistic crap if ever there was. I don't care if Obama is Rosa Luxemburg's and Stalin's love child. He is no communist and to imply otherwise shows an ignorance beyond breathtaking. By their work they shall be known.
Ah yes, that would be Paul Kengor, author of "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism", and founder member of Austrian School and Evil Red Empire nutcase thinktank, The Center for Vision and Values.

It's part of Grove City College, which hosts several thinktanks and appears to be a school dedicated to "faith and the free market".

I smell something beginning with S.

Paul Kengor needs to be read with as much scepticism as Ambrose Evans-Pritchard...

Here's Sourcewatch on The Center for Vision and Values:

Quote:The Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College is a conservative think tank that was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to promoting truth and liberty through a vision of faith and freedom. The Center provides scholarly research, articles and resources that discuss the pursuit of liberty and freedom. Subscribers receive editorials and email alerts about current news and events.


The Center believes that freedom is the fountainhead of economic and political progress, and religious tolerance. It embraces the wisdom of Western Civilization that biblical truth is the foundation of freedom.

The John Templeton Foundation is tied up with this, which leads in turn to Mutt Romney and the Koch Brothers:

Quote:The son of renowned investor John Templeton, John Templeton Jr is in charge of the Templeton Foundation, which describes itself as "a philanthropic catalyst for research and discoveries relating to what scientists and philosophers call the Big Questions".

Templeton has funded a wide variety of projects dear to conservative hearts, including the re-election of George W. Bush, while the libertarianCato Institute has also received funding for its Russian-language web site, [2] who has openly called for the West to prepare for a military conflict with Russia," Justin Raimondo wrote August 24, 2007, at[3]

Mitt Romney

Templeton "recently joined" Republican 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney's "National Faith and Values Steering Committee, a group that includes an antiabortion activist and a fellow from the Heritage Foundation."[4]

Freedom's Watch

Templeton, "a former trauma surgeon and a born-again Christian",[5] is one of several prominent conservatives funding Freedom's Watch, a new White House front group[6] which on August 22, 2007, began "a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to urge members of Congress who may be wavering in their support for the war in Iraq not to 'cut and run'."[3]

Connections to Koch Brothers

Templeton was acknowledged at the privately held Koch seminar in June 2011 in Vail, Colorado for donating at least $1 million to Koch-related causes.

Sourcewatch on the Koch Brothers can be seen here.
Isn't it ironic that the father of the Koch brothers, Fred C. Koch, made his fortune by helping communist Soviet Union build oil refineries usng his inventions. That is the basis of their megabillions.

Adele Edisen Wrote:Isn't it ironic that the father of the Koch brothers, Fred C. Koch, made his fortune by helping communist Soviet Union build oil refineries usng his inventions. That is the basis of their megabillions.


Adele - ironic? Perhaps.

I suspect Charles would suggest another frame of reference, and a number of individuals who operated "above Cold War differences".

The successful creation of Bogeymen and Evil Empires requires its mythmakers.
Shows you how little I pay attention to the birthers and their theories that I only recently heard of this idea that Frank Marshall Davis is Obama's real father. It certainly makes more sense. I've always wondered why Junior doesn't look anything like Obama Sr. There is a real resemblance between Davis and Obama.

Only the right-wing sites seem interested in this, and of course the issue hits all of their hot-buttons ("Communists! Nude photos! Promiscuous white woman sleeping with black men!"). Those people are really a hundred different kinds of repressed craziness.