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Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). His Communist Party card number was 47544. He did endless Soviet propaganda work in his newspaper columns…

Thus begins Paul Kengor’s exhaustively-researched, just-published book, The Communist Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.

Kengor does the grunt work of digging through three decades of Davis’ Chicago Star and Honolulu Record (both CPUSA fronts) columns, digging through his 600-page FBI file, and digging through reports by the House Committee on Un-American Activities (what the Left refers to mockingly as HUAC—the House Un-American Committee, believing that investigating those who want to overthrow the government and institute a Soviet satellite nation are somehow un-American).


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Davis was indefatigable in his work for the Fatherland, echoing everything coming out of the Kremlin without question. When Stalin joined hands with Hitler, Davis was pro-Hitler. When Hitler betrayed Stalin and invaded Russia, he was anti-Hitler. When Roosevelt joined hands with Russia, he was pro-Roosevelt. When Truman fought the Russian Beast spreading its Iron Curtain across the world, Davis excoriated the “fascist and Nazi” Truman. And it went on and on for four decades.

Per the ongoing Congressional Investigation, Davis was over the years part of so many CPUSA front groups that it was hard to keep track of them all. One longstanding front group was the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born (ACPFB), of which Davis was a part for literally decades. Per Congress, the ACPFB “was founded by the Communist Party in order to exploit racial divisions in the United States for its own revolutionary purposes.” One of ACPFB’s constant refrains when any criticism was lodged against it, whether of communist ties or anything else, was the cry of racism.

Sound familiar?

Anytime Barack Hussein Obama is criticized, the cry of racism rears its head.

So, of course, the purpose of Kengor’s book is to tie Barack Hussein Obama with Frank Marshall Davis. Obama sat at the feet of Davis for literally years (and it may have been as long as a decade), taking in his communism and his pro-Soviet, anti-American rants so that upon arriving at Occidental in 1979, Obama was a full-fledged Marxist (as Kengor’s research shows.) Kengor, for the book, interviewed a friend of Obama’s at the time, John Drew, who positively states Obama was a fervent Marxist-Stalinist who was anticipating a literal proletariat revolution in the United States that he believed was immanent.

Of course, Obama was presented as a “moderate” to the American public. Yes, he admitted to hanging around with Marxists at Occidental; yes, he admitted to going to socialists conferences in New York; but those were the musings of a young man, not of the more mature Barack Obama.

Yeah, right.

If that was so, which Kengor asks at the end of the book, where was the conversion from Marxist to moderate? What does Obama point to as an epiphany that shattered his juvenile musings of a communist revolution? As Kengor points out, there was none.

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