Obama The Commie?

Perhaps our neighbors over at ontheborderline.net can provide us some additional background on the latest commie sighting on the fruitcake fringe of the always paranoid and seldom informed right wingers. After all, they were the inspiration for a recent letter in the Hudson Star Observer. Below is a paragraph cut from that letter:

Currently the ontheborderline.net blog has a post calling John McCain a communist. When did McCain become a communist? Was it when he was tortured in a Communist prison camp in North Vietnam?

Apparently, McCain isn't the only Communist in the 2008 Presidential election. A few posts below is a picture of the Hillary Commie t-shirts available. Now we have Obama the Commie.

Lisa Schiffren discusses Obama's political origins in one of her recent columns of The Corner in the National Review Online. Here's a taste of Schiffren's myth making:

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 — Frank Marshall Davis — 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...

It was, of course, an explicit tactic of the Communist party to stir up discontent among American blacks, with an eye toward using them as the leading edge of the revolution. To be sure, there was much to be discontented about, for black Americans, prior to the civil-rights revolution. To their credit, of course, most black Americans didn't buy the commie line — and showed more faith in the possibilities of democratic change than in radical politics, and the results on display in Moscow.


Who is Lisa Schiffren? Remember Murphy Brown? Rick Santorum? Dan Quayle? She would be one of Clarence Thomas's women and an avowed Hillary hater. Find out more...


FlashyTreadz said...

Don't you guyz nose nuttin?

If ya dunt vote Ron Paul ur a commie!

Sunny Badger said...

I'm wondering why we are supposed to be scared of all these Commies? Let's see China is the big Communist country left standing and it is eating our lunch and the bag it came it. We borrow billions from China so we can buy billions of stuff make in China.

Are we supposed to be afraid of Cuba? Maybe Cuba will take over the US and install universal health. Then there's the dreaded Hugo Chavez overing discount heating oil for poor Americans with his capitalist right hand and flipping the Mighty W the one-fingered peace sign with the left hand.

So now we've got the Internet and paranoid, ignorant hillbillies can worry about commies again. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Barak Obama is one smooth cat.

Suave and unflappable.

I would definitely buy a used car from him.