Accuracy in Media

February 19, 2008 — A mysterious friend and adviser
to Barack Obama when he was growing up in Hawaii is identified in a
new column by Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid as a member of
the old Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA. “Obama’s communist
connection adds to mounting public concern about a candidate who has
come out of virtually nowhere, with a brief U.S. Senate legislative
record, to become the Democratic Party frontrunner for the U.S. presidency,”
Kincaid writes in the column, posted on the AIM web site  

Obama’s mentor “Frank”
is Frank Marshall Davis, who was publicly identified as a member of
the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Obama, in his book, Dreams From
My Father,
refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank,” without
a middle or last name. 

Kincaid explains, “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.”   

AIM recently disclosed that
Obama has connections to the Democratic Socialists of America and that
he sponsored a “Global Poverty Act” designed to send hundreds of
billions of U.S. foreign aid to the rest of the world, in order to meet
U.N. demands. The bill has passed the House and a Senate committee and
awaits full Senate action.

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