Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The layers are peeling off

Bill Sammon on why Barack Obama's denials of being a socialist and follower of Marx are starting to sound a little hollow:

"But Obama himself acknowledges that he was drawn to socialists and even Marxists as a college student. He continued to associate with Marxists later in life, even choosing to launch his political career in the living room of a self-described Marxist, William Ayers, in 1995, when Obama was 34.

Obama's affinity for Marxists began when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles.

'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.'"

It seems to me the question of the day for Mr. Obama is, "So were you a sellout then, or are you a sellout now?

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