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Thanks to his sister Maya's YouTube clip.
Of course he did. He went to my alma mater there and Hawaii people are nothing if not supportive of other Hawaii people - *cough*jasminetrias*cough* - even the most tenuously associated.
Barack wins Wisconsin. Brats and beer for everyone!Barak wins Hawii. Poi for everyone!
Roll me another of them plumeria hibiscus reefers..."In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama's life as a "secret smoker" and how he "went to great lengths to conceal the habit." But what about Obama's secret political life? It turns out that Obama's childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.In his books, Obama admits attending "socialist conferences" and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a "hard-core academic Marxist," which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes.However, through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his "poetry" and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just "Frank."The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations.......you will find [this relationship] briefly discussed, sort of, in Obama's own book, Dreams From My Father. He writes about "a poet named Frank," who visited them in Hawaii, read poetry, and was full of "hard-earned knowledge" and advice. Who was Frank? Obama only says that he had "some modest notoriety once," was "a contemporary of Richard Wright and Langston Hughes during his years in Chicago..." but was now "pushing eighty." He writes about "Frank and his old Black Power dashiki self" giving him advice before he left for Occidental College in 1979 at the age of 18."Advice?Pray, do tell...
I don't think he is much of a commie anymore. You can't do bidness in Chi town if that is the case. Think Clay Davis in the Wire.Then I think you got it.
In the forties, the Communist Party had an insidious appeal to black Americans by promising to treat them as if they were human beings. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats were willing to take such a radical position at that time. Don't forget that the Commies were our allies in WW II.
FLS, Half of WWII.
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