FYI, Kengor pointed Frank Marshall Davis hated the Catholic Church's crusade against Communism (such as Bishop Sheen testifying against communism for HUAC -- the House of Un-American Activities Committee), which possibly might explain Obama's current hatred of Catholics.
Obama, during college, sought out Marxist professors:
“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.”
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) endorsed Obama for president in 2008 and provided his campaign with its current slogans:Apparently it took only a brief exposure to the real world of free enterprise to make him feel business was the enemy. He considered himself a "spy" against this enemy. A spy wants to do harm against the "enemy."
The struggle to defeat the ultra-right and turn our country on a positive path will not end with Obama’s election. But that step will shift the ground for successful struggles going forward.
One thing is clear. None of the people’s struggles — from peace to universal health care to an economy that puts Main Street before Wall Street — will advance if McCain wins in November.
and CPUSA endorsed Obama again in 2012:
Socialism isn’t yet embraced by large sections of the American people…. In these circumstances, the role of the left is to step up our efforts to energize, broaden, deepen, and, above all, unite the movement against the draconian plans of the Republican right…. Nothing is more important than the ideological and political strengthening of this movement
Hence, when the DNC media denounces as "name-calling" the rather accurate description that Obama is a socialist:
“People who don’t like the man are going to use any label they can to ding him, even if they don’t think he’s a socialist in the vein of the Soviet Union or China.”
Methinks the ladies doth protest too much when voters logically deduce that Obama might, indeed, along with most of his most vocal supporters, be socialists....I mean, who are you going to believe, them, or your lying ears and eyes?
Both Taylor and Davis would have frequently encountered another politically active Chicagoan, Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis worked together on the small publicity team of the communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union, which Frank Marshall Davis publicly called for nationalizing. Vernon Jarrett would one day become Valerie Jarrett’s father-in-law.As well as Obama's Svengali, David Axelrod:
Axelrod is a native New Yorker who, in the 1970s, found himself and his political calling in Chicago, where he went to college and worked for newspapers as a political journalist. (See my March 2012 Spectator profile of David Axelrod.) There, Axelrod was mentored by the Canter family, namely David Canter. The Canter family’s Soviet/communist roots were deep. David and his family had lived in Moscow just before Chicago. His father, Harry Canter, worked there as an official translator of Lenin’s writings. Harry, who had been secretary of the Boston Communist Party and ran for governor of Massachusetts on the Communist Party ticket, did this as a literal employee of Stalin’s government.