Obama Affinity to Marxists Dates Back to College Days

Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2008 01:10 pm
"Barack Obama laughs off charges of socialism. Joe Biden scoffs at references to Marxism. Both men shrug off accusations of liberalism.

But Obama himself acknowledges that he was drawn to socialists and even Marxists as a college student. He continued to associate with Marxists later in life, even choosing to launch his political career in the living room of a self-described Marxist, William Ayers, in 1995, when Obama was 34.

Obama's affinity for Marxists began when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.

"To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote in his memoir, "Dreams From My Father." "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists."

Obama's interest in leftist politics continued after he transferred to Columbia University in New York. He lived on Manhattan's Upper East Side, venturing to the East Village for what he called "the socialist conferences I sometimes attended at Cooper Union."


He chooses his friends carefully? He calls Ayers a "friend", rev. Wright a friend.

How will he choose his cabinet, his ambassadors, his judges?
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Reply Tue 2 Mar, 2010 06:07 am
Obama is the opposite of a socialist. Socialism is a system where the means of production are owned by the government and in America the means of production own the government. Lobbying is often called the fourth branch for good reason. And, anyone and everyone who lives in the real world knows that American progressives consider Obama to be what was once called a Moderate Republican.
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Reply Tue 2 Mar, 2010 06:08 am
Consider that both the left AND the right are angered by the SC decision increasing the personhood of corporations. Who appointed the members of the Court who made that decision?
Reply Tue 2 Mar, 2010 03:16 pm
Corporations through their paid politicians both dem and rep.
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