Obama’s Marxist Markers in his political DNA: Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod
I’d previously replied to a liberal commenter’s contention that Obama had no Marxist influence here and here. He abandoned his contention after my first post to (probably) resume his pastel world of unicorn milk and perpetual happy endings.
Paul Kengor and The American Spectator provide more evidence. Raw Marxism part:
And what about 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.
There are several key names here. Let me sum up:
Frank Marshall Davis mentored Barack Obama. The Canter family mentored David Axelrod, who got Obama elected president. Vernon Jarrett’s daughter-in-law is Valerie Jarrett, and Robert Taylor was Valerie Jarrett’s grandfather. Jarrett is Obama’s top presidential adviser. In other words, Obama’s political ancestor worked with the political ancestors of Axelrod and Jarrett.
Oh, and they all called themselves progressives.
Yes, we have a White House full of Marxists. Liberals can’t deny otherwise.