Paul Kengor, author of Mercury Ink’s latest book The Communist, believes you cannot understand a man if you don’t know his mentor. As it turns out, President Obama had a mentor that we know absolutely nothing about – Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of Communist Party USA.
The left and the media have conveniently ignored Davis (and the fact that he is mentioned in Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father, a staggering 22 times), but Kengor has found indisputable facts about the man Obama regards as a mentor that will make your head spin.
Davis was so radical the FBI placed him on the government Security Index, and his FBI file exceeds 600 pages in length. A columnist by trade, Davis edited and wrote for communist newspapers around the U.S., where he frequently used words like ‘change’ and ‘fundamental transformation.’ His writings indicate that he demonized big business, despised oil companies, considered Wall Street to be a group of “greedy millionaires,” and bashed Republican tax cuts for going easy on the rich.
“I'm going to give you a list, one by one, of what Frank Marshall Davis believed, and couple it what we've seen the President say or do,” Glenn said on radio this morning. Below are some of the highlights.
1) Frank Marshall Davis advocated for wealth distribution in many of his newspaper articles. What has the President said on this matter:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
2) Frank Marshall Davis favored tax payer funded universal healthcare. Obama has said:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan. That’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out – a single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan.
3) Frank Marshall Davis supported government stimulus and trumpeted the public sector over the private sector. Sounds awfully familiar:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Only government can provide the short term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe.
4) Frank Marshall Davis talked about the rich not paying their fair share – that corporations and the wealthy get breaks others do not. Have you heard that before:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The truth is you can't solve our deficit without cutting spending, but you also can’t solve it without asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share, or without taking on loopholes that give special interests and big corporations tax breaks that middle class Americans don’t get.
This list just scratches the surface, but the similarities speak for themselves.
“[Davis] was relentless,” Glenn concluded. “If you really want to go deep. If you really want to know who this guy is. If you want to understand why [Obama] can get up and say, ‘Henry Ford never did it himself,’ read The Communist, available in bookstores everywhere.”