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Meet the man who was arguably the single biggest influence on Barack Obama.

  • Jul 20, 2012
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C'mon now. How many of you out there had ever even heard of Frank Marshall Davis? For the past dozen years I have been reading one non-fiction book per week and to the best of my knowledge I have never even come across his name. That is all about to change. Author Paul Kengor, a man who has written books about Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush reveals the man behind the curtain in his brilliant new book "The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis--The Story of Barack Obama's Mentor". Here you will learn all about the man Barack Obama describes in "Dreams of My Father" as his "mentor" when he came into his life in the 1970's. They say you really can tell a lot about a man by knowing who his friends are. As you will discover, Davis was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party who for decades toiled as a journalist, a labor activist and you guessed it--a community organizer. According to the author "Frank Marshall Davis's political antics were so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government's Security Index, which meant that he could be immediately detained or arrested in the event of a national emergency, such as a war breaking out between the United States and the USSR." If you are interested in discovering just who President Barack Obama really is and what he truly believes in then you positively must read this book.

With Election Day 2012 rapidly approaching, it is absolutely essential that the American people discover the truth about the man who is seeking a second term as President. There is no doubt in my mind that "The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis--The Story of Barack Obama Mentor" will play a pivotal role in helping many of the so-called "undecideds" make that choice. In much the same vein as Dinesh D'Souza's "The Roots of Obama's Rage" from a year or so ago "The Communist" presents tons of important new information that sheds considerable light on Barack Obama's radical view of the world. One wonders if there is even one courageous and patriotic journalist out there in the mainstream media who would be willing to put it all on the line to expose this man. As Paul Kengor points out in the book "the people who influence our leaders matter." Touche! After you finish reading this book be sure to pass it on to your friends and neighbors. For anyone who is not an "Obama Zombie" what Paul Kengor discloses in this book is at once very sobering and extremely alarming. It has to make you wonder how such a shadowy figure could ever have become President of the United States. And still there is so much more that we do not know about this man. "The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis--The Story of Barack Obama's Mentor" is an informative, meticulously-documented and extremely well-written book. Very highly recommended!

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“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947
In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.

Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an “important influence” on Obama, one whom he “looked to” not merely for “advice on living” but as a “father” figure.

While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and ...

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