-- by Dave
Well, we figured the "Obama is a Nazi" theme was going to start perking up in short order -- and sure enough, over at Cap'n Ed's place the right-wing [aka "congenitally unfunny"] "Day By Day" strip proves our point.
But wait, Ronco shoppers, that's not all! As David at Supreme Irony and Jeff Fecke at Shakesville observe, he's also apparently a Commie -- a regular ideological twofer!
We get this courtesy of Cliff Kincaid and NRO's Lisa Shiffren:
- Obama and I are roughly the same age. I grew up in liberal circles in New York City — a place to which people who wished to rebel against their upbringings had gravitated for generations. And yet, all of my mixed race, black/white classmates throughout my youth, some of whom I am still in contact with, were the product of very culturally specific unions. They were always the offspring of a white mother, (in my circles, she was usually Jewish, but elsewhere not necessarily) and usually a highly educated black father. And how had these two come together at a time when it was neither natural nor easy for such relationships to flourish? Always through politics. No, not the young Republicans. Usually the Communist Youth League. Or maybe a different arm of the CPUSA. But, for a white woman to marry a black man in 1958, or 60, there was almost inevitably a connection to explicit Communist politics. (During the Clinton Administration we were all introduced to then U. of Pennsylvania Professor Lani Guinier — also a half black/half Jewish, red diaper baby.)
I don't know how Barak Obama's parents met. But the Kincaid article referenced above makes a very convincing case that Obama's family, later, (mid 1970s) in Hawaii, had close relations with a known black Communist intellectual. And, according to what Obama wrote in his first autobiography, the man in question — Frank Marshall Davis — appears to have been Barack's own mentor, and even a father figure. Of course, since the Soviet Union itself no longer exists, it's an open question what it means practically to have been politically mentored by an official Communist. Ideologically, the implications are clearer.
Yep -- mixed-race marriages of the '50s were purely products of Communist infiltration and contamination of the purity of our bodily fluids.
Which apparently was also a Nazi plot. But then, according to Schiffren's NRO colleague Jonah Goldberg, fascism and communism are essentially just slightly different versions of left-wing totalitarianism anyway. So hey.