Editor says, in this post we explore a fringe opinion that Barack Obama was a communist. Significant content has been repurposed from the original article of the same name by Chris Kincaid and also from Wikipedia. Please note that the views in this article do not reflect those of the authors. This article is part of the Politics thread.
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Editor says, Cliff Kincaid's article starts ~ In his biography of Barack Obama, David Mendell writes about Obama's life as a "secret smoker" and how he "went to great lengths to conceal the habit." But what about Obama's secret political life? It turns out that Obama's childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a communist.
In his books, Obama admits attending "socialist conferences" and coming into contact with Marxist literature. But he ridicules the charge of being a "hard-core academic Marxist," which was made by his colorful and outspoken 2004 U.S. Senate opponent, Republican Alan Keyes. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.