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Wednesday, June 23, 2010     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

The background check on Barack Obama that
the U.S. media neglected to do

The following is based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media.

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.

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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.


This is ludicrous, meaningless and irrelevant. Decrying "the media" when you're publishing an article readily available in the U.S. is moronic.

dwayne brownstein      4:39 p.m. / Monday, June 28, 2010

"Republican vow-ignoring leaders...?" Jeff, you obviously have a short memory. Remember Kennedy, Johnson, Kennedy, Hart, Kennedy (sorry, they used to be good Catholics at one point in time, if you get my drift). And now we even have Al Gore being described as a "sex-crazed poodle", an image I could have done without. But that might explain his fascination with global warming. He thought the warming was EVERYWHERE, when it turned out it was only in his crotch.

Nick in Virginia      2:45 p.m. / Thursday, June 24, 2010

The biggest single problem in this country is the sycophantic media. Had they been doing their jobs instead of being blinded by Hope and Change, Obama never would have passed muster. He's clearly not of the ideological fabric of which Presidents are made.

Jeff B.      6:46 a.m. / Thursday, June 24, 2010

Obama is the first president in memory who has stood up to the Jews over Israel. He is trying to stop the Israeli theft of Palestinian land, the heavy-handed treatment of Palestinian people and their greed-over-morality approach. The Jewish-controlled media is now moving at full speed to make sure Omaba is totally discredited by the time the next election cycle is in full swing. Hundreds of small articles and stories in the Jewish controlled media are working a "death by 1000 cuts" strategy to achieve this. The American people need to wake up to the fact the the Israeli agenda is not an agenda in the general best interest of America. I am sure I will be labelled as anti-Semitic for these legitimate criticisms of the Jewish agenda. How convenient that they can be so easily dismissed.

Jim      6:07 a.m. / Thursday, June 24, 2010

I highly agree that BHO did not go through the same vetting process that other's went through. Seems it was all bypasses as "nothing to see here, move along". I believe he is an incompetent boob being led by the nose by those who hate to see our country survive. Spread the wealth, as long as it's someone else's money. You don't see him giving away his money even to his own family. He's a farce.

h      9:29 p.m. / Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's true that generally you can find some one thing that is good about anyone. Hitler was good to dogs and Obama has had one wife. I would prefer that my hero's be perfect but find I must settle for one or two personal failings as opposed to the global failings of our current president. It's unfortunate that Jeff and Dave skipped over the meat of the article.

Kathy      6:11 p.m. / Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Let's see, which is a bigger threat to America: A President that was nutured on Socialist teachings or a talk show host who has been married more than once?

Dave      4:27 p.m. / Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You forgot Obama's barber. Just be rational and compare him to Gingrich and Limbaugh. Nobody said a thing about Limbaugh's father or Gingrich's mother. The fact is he has stayed loyal to one woman which is more than you can say about your Republican vow-ignoring leaders who have cheated on their spouses. Deal with it.

Jeff      3:46 p.m. / Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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