BARACK OBAMA'S SURROGATE FATHER
By Cliff Kincaid
June 21, 2010
In a Father’s Day column attacking Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, Colbert King of the Washington Post presents President Obama as a good family man who has been married to one woman and whose mother raised him to believe in “hard work and education.” Since King has brought up the topic of Obama’s upbringing, it is important to set the record straight. Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis was a sex pervert who mentored Obama during his growing-up years in Hawaii and became his substitute father.
Obama’s father abandoned the family and his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, raised him only with the help of his grandparents. His grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, had selected Davis to be a mentor to a young Obama before he went off to college.
Davis, described only as “Frank” in Obama’s memoir, Dreams from My Father, was a major influence over Obama for eight years of his life. He operated as a journalist, first in Chicago, where he came into contact with Obama associate Valerie Jarrett’s former father-in-law, and then Hawaii, where he wrote for a Communist Party-sponsored newspaper financed by a communist-controlled labor union.
It was Valerie Jarrett who openly boasted that “we,” apparently referring to White House officials, including presumably Obama, had recruited Van Jones for a job in the Obama Administration. He was forced out after his involvement in communist causes and the 9/11 truth movement came to light.
New Zealand blogger Trevor Loudon broke the story of “Frank” being Frank Marshall Davis and we followed up, not only confirming the identity but disclosing the FBI’s 600-page file on Davis. All of this occurred during the 2008 presidential campaign but very few people wanted to talk about it. David Maraniss of the Washington Post wrote a 10,000-word article about Obama’s growing-up years in Hawaii without even mentioning Davis.
Former Post reporter David Remnick’s 2010 biography of Obama, The Bridge, takes a different tack. “When Obama was running for president, Remnick writes, “the right-wing blogosphere attacked Frank Marshall Davis. He was, by turns, a card-carrying Communist, a pornographer, a pernicious influence. The attacks were loud and unrelenting.”
The “attacks” were actually statements of fact and they came from those who took the time to document Obama’s relationship with Davis. This is a function that should have been performed by U.S. media.
Remnick implies that the “attacks” were unjustified and false. In fact, Davis was a card-carrying Communist (as proven in the FBI file and even admitted by a Davis biographer), a pornographer (Davis wrote a pornographic novel under a pseudonym, based on his own life) and a pernicious influence (he drank and smoked dope with Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, whose FBI file has turned up missing).
Remnick goes on to assert that while critics of Obama insisted that the Davis relationship was one element of “an ominous picture of radical associations,” it was “neither constant nor lasting, certainly of no great ideological importance.” It is certainly the case that the Obama campaign tried to play down the Obama-Davis relationship.
Davis functioned as a surrogate father or father-figure. Indeed, this is why Davis, who was black, was picked by Dunham, who was white. Dunham thought Obama needed a black role model.
No ideological importance? Obama would go on to college, where, by his own admission, he would associate with Marxist professors and attend socialist conferences. Later came his relationships with communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, etc.
In terms of ideology, Professor Paul Kengor wrote a column shortly after the 2008 election which analyzed some of Davis’s writings for a Communist Party-sponsored newspaper in Hawaii and whether they were echoed in Barack Obama’s views on economic matters.
In a Davis piece, “Free Enterprise or Socialism?,” Kengor noted that “Davis hoped that America and its economy were at a turning point, as if a kind of perfect storm was brewing that could at last allow him and his comrades to realize their dreams of a socialist America. They would need to trash the current free-enterprise system and argue for a change to something else. Of course, they could not fully disclose themselves, their beliefs, and their intentions, although any thinking observer could easily read between the lines. The key was to gain the support of the people who didn’t know any difference.”
Bringing this topic up to date, businessman Pieter Samara has just written an article, originally posted at Accuracy in Media, asserting that Obama’s response to the Gulf oil spill crisis is not bad management or incompetence but a deliberate policy of making the crisis and devastation worse in order to usher in more federal control of the U.S. economy. Samara contends that Obama’s agenda of socialism explains why he failed to work with BP to get the oil spill cleaned up, using proven technologies and offers of help from other countries.
Davis appears to hold the key to understanding Obama. In fact, Kengor’s forthcoming book, Dupes, promises to go into more detail about the Obama-Davis relationship and its meaning for the future of the United States. The subtitle is “How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”
But is Obama a dupe? Or something more? The unanswered questions argue for a serious investigation into the communist networks in Chicago and Hawaii that spawned the current occupant of the oval office.
Trevor Loudon, who exposed Van Jones before Glenn Beck picked up the story, has been busy breaking all kinds of stories about the influence of Marxists over Obama. These are stories, of course, that are routinely ignored by the liberal media.
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Here’s the link to Frank Marshall Davis. It will give you everything you need to know about Davis and Obama that our major media have done their best to carefully conceal. It is a sad commentary on the state of the U.S. media that a blogger in New Zealand has to take the lead in breaking stories about the Marxist background and political agenda of a U.S. president.
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Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and media critic, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Cliff has written or co-authored nine books on media and cultural affairs and foreign policy issues. One of Cliff's books, "Global Bondage: The UN Plan to Rule the World" is still awailable.
Cliff has appeared on Hannity & Colmes, The O’Reilly Factor, Crossfire and has been published in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Chronicles, Human Events and Insight.