Back in the day when Fidel Castro was taking over Cuba, people on the right asserted that Castro was a communist. The Democrat media (which consists of the great majority of major newspapers and television networks) denied that Fidel was a commie. He and his band of murdering thugs were merely "agrarian reformers."
Agrarian reformers. Yeah right.
Now we have a president whose mother was a radical leftist and whose childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a card-carrying Communist:
....through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his “poetry” and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just “Frank.”Various sources state that Ann Dunham was a communist sympathizer and Obama's father was a Marxist. I have not found sufficient source material to verify this. However, Obama's association with communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn are well publicized and well known. (Frank Marshall Davis was a close friend of Bill Ayers' father.) Obama's socialist activism, however, has largely been ignored by the mainstream press. For instance:
Obama’s socialist backing goes back at least to 1996, when he received the endorsement of the Chicago branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for an Illinois state senate seat. Later, the Chicago DSA newsletter reported that Obama, as a state senator, showed up to eulogize Saul Mendelson, one of the “champions” of “Chicago’s democratic left” and a long-time socialist activist. Obama’s stint as a “community organizer” in Chicago has gotten some attention, but his relationship with the DSA socialists, who groomed and backed him, has been generally ignored.However, no matter how well documented Obama's socialist and Communist ties, the mainstream media continues to deflect public attention away from these facts, to deny that they are true, and to cover them up. The Associated Press writes:
But to many historians and political scientists - and to actual socialists as well - the persistent claim that Obama is a socialist lacks credence.So we see that the new term for "agrarian reformer" is "Democratic pragmatist." Pragmatism my foot. There is nothing pragmatic about Obama's policies, which are ruining the economy.
He's widely seen as a pragmatist within the Democratic Party mainstream who's had ample success raising campaign funds from wealthy Wall Street capitalists. Even some of his strongest critics acknowledge that his administration hasn't sought one of the classic forms of socialism - government control of the nation's means of production.
The last line in the AP statement above is particularly ludicrous. The Socialist strategy has always been a gradual usurpation on the way to controlling the means of production, as well as a Gramscian "march through the institutions" and a slow poisoning of America's culture and soul, to kill resistance imperceptibly (e.g. as in the "boil the frog" analogy), but kill it nevertheless. An out-and-out grab or even an expressed desire for such an outcome would put the Democratic Party out of business for years, if not permanently. Even Obama isn't that stupid.
But he has made a serious effort to take control of the automobile industry and the financial sector, not to mention an out-and-out grab of the health care industry. His carbon-credits "cap and trade" scheme would have redistributed billions in wealth from the productive to the non-productive, a key Socialist goal, albeit disguised as a way to combat [non-existent] global warming.
Yes, Obama is definitely a socialist. Or worse. That's a fact that not even the highly biased Associated Press can cover up.