A college mate of Obama describes the President’s political beliefs


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A college mate of Obama finally gives us a peek into the President’s political beliefs at that time.

Drew: I’m the only person in Obama’s extended circle of friends who is willing to speak out and verify that he was a Marxist-Leninist in his sophomore year of college from 1980 to 1981. I met him because I graduated from Occidental College in 1979, and I was back at Occidental visiting a girlfriend.

Kengor: Was Occidental known for radical-left politics? Would that have been an attraction to Obama?

Drew: It was considered the Moscow of southern California when I was there. There were a lot of Marxist professors, many of whom I got to know pretty well. … What I know absolutely for sure — and this is where I really sought you out and I really wanted to be helpful in terms of the historic record — was to verify that Barack Obama was definitely a Marxist and that it was very unusual for a sophomore at Occidental to be as radical or as ideologically attuned as young Barack Obama was.

The article as well as this one discuss thoughtfully whether Obama still holds to these beliefs.

While I’m not sure if this guy is telling us the truth, it seems to me that everything that Obama has done fits into this mindset quite nicely.

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  • jwing

    I would hope and pray that whoever runs against O will ask him in the debates what exactly are his political ideological leanings. Better yet, that candidate shoud ask him in front of the televized and streaming world if he has ever and/or still does have marxist leanings. We have an absolute, undeniable right to know the guiding philosophy of the man sitting in as President of the U.S.A.. Hope and Change is no longer enough and I would speculate that even those who voted for him in 2008 would demand to know more about this man. It has been a complete and utter failing of the Fourth Estate to have never adequately vetted this man before 2008 and through these past three years with him being POTUS.

  • In fairness, many, if not most, people can be described as Marxist-Leninist when in their late teens/early twenties. It’s part of the maturation process. The problems come when individuals don’t progress past that stage. It’s an irony that many Progressives, aren’t.

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