When a biographer sets out to understand a president, he naturally begins with mentors, the people who helped shape his character, career and worldview, notes author Paul Kengor. But when it comes to explaining Barack Obama, the establishment media has shown virtually no interest in delving into the life of the man the president himself held up as a guiding and affirming voice at every major point in his life.
Kengor thinks the fact media “want to avoid Frank Marshall Davis like the plague” has something to do with the late mentor’s party affiliation. “Never before in the history of the United States of America has a president had a mentor who is a literal card-carrying member of the Communist Party,” Kengor told WND in an interview. “That is remarkable.”
Obama’s vow on the eve of his historic election to bring “fundamental change” to the U.S. – the exact term Davis used to describe a communist revolution in the U.S. Kengor pointed out that when Davis launched the communist Chicago Star newspaper in 1946 he called for a “new Declaration of Independence” in his first column. Davis wrote that history teaches, alluding to the Marxist dialectic, that “any fundamental change advancing society is spearheaded by strong radicals.” “It’s mindboggling,” Kengor said of Obama’s use of Davis’s language. “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Obama never once gives Davis’s full name in “Dreams,” a “clear indication that he knows how radical Frank was.” Davis’s communist activities in Chicago put him on the radar of the FBI and Congress in the 1940s and 1950s before he moved to Hawaii in the 1960s and began frequently receiving Obama in his Honolulu home in the 1970s. As a father figure, with a permanent influence on his life, whose counsel helped him navigate his teen years and guide him into his adulthood.
Kengor combed through declassified FBI files, Soviet archives and Davis’s original newspaper columns to document the black Communist Party activist’s support of Mao’s China and Stalin’s U.S.S.R. He shows how Davis’s ideas have turned up in Obama’s policies, including wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care and nationalizing General Motors. Kengor notes that like Obama, Davis railed against the “tentacles of big business,” skewered Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted Republican tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits” and oil companies, and regarded the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state.
Kengor thinks the relationship with Davis might be behind Obama’s decision to send the bust of Churchill given to the U.S. as a gift after the 9/11 attacks back to Britain. “And then I found out Frank Marshall Davis despised Churchill.”
For the record, Sen. McCarthy never went after Davis. It was the Democrat-run House Committee on Un-American Activities that first drew attention to Davis’s communist activities in a 1944 report, and Davis was called to testify before the Democrat-run Senate Judiciary Committee.
“For liberals, there is nothing that seems to anger them more than anti-communism,” he said. “It’s not that liberals are pro-communist, even though liberals do share certain sympathies with communists on certain things, but liberals absolutely detest anti-communists. Kengor found a remarkable lineage between the Chicago political family in which Davis arose in the 1940s and the Chicago political family in the White House at the moment.
Senior Obama advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod (White House photo) Obama’s most-trusted aide, Valerie Jarrett – the president describes her as “like a sibling to me” – is the daughter-in-law of Vernon Jarrett, who worked as a communist activist with Davis in the 1940s. Valerie Jarrett is also the granddaughter of Robert R. Taylor, who was head of the infamous Chicago Housing Authority and cited in a 1944 report by the Special Committee on Un-American Activities.
David Axelrod, was mentored in his journalism career by David Cantor, a lifelong communist and alleged “paid Soviet agent” who was educated in Stalin’s Soviet Union, and Don Rose, a member of suspected communist front organizations. David Cantor’s father, Harry Jacob Carter, was secretary of the Boston Communist Party. Axelrod’s mother worked for a magazine known for its communist leanings.
Going through microfiche of Soviet Comintern archives of Communist Party USA and seeing all these names on the same letterhead with Frank Marshall Davis in Chicago.”
Kengor says Obama is clearly “on the far left,” and there’s strong evidence he was a communist when he was a student at Occidental. He finds no evidence of an Obama “conversion experience” after his communist college days, and he pointed out to WND that Obama was ranked by the National Journal as the most liberal senator before he entered the Oval Office.

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