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Dave Shanken (email

Re: “Guess
Who`s Gaga Over Obama
” by Kevin Lamb

Kevin Lamb
that the Communist Party
supports President Obama, therefore Obama is in some way
a communist.

This is absurd. The motivation for [CPUSA National
Chair] Sam Webb`s support may be sincere. It may be a
ploy to advance some agenda. It may just be Webb
choosing to support the best of a bad lot. I don`t know;
neither does Kevin Lamb.

More importantly, I have a problem with the logic of
asserting: that because A supports B, then B supports A.
This is bogus, as anyone trying to control immigration
should be aware of. Consider the immigrant promotion
rant: Racists support immigration restriction, therefore
immigration restrictionists are racist.

Long ago, to demonstrate the absurdity of this
thinking, a liberal professor of social science told my
class, "Stalin,
Pope Pius, and Hitler all strongly opposed
child labor
. Therefore we may conclude that: Stalin
was a Roman Catholic, Pope Pius was a Nazi, and Hitler
was a Communist."

On this occasion, a liberal made good sense.

Kevin Lamb

Evidence of

Obama`s socialist affiliations
surfaced last October
when researchers turned up archival documents (now
deleted) corroborating

Obama`s membership in the New Party
, a Marxist
political party largely composed of activists from
Democratic Socialists of America and ACORN.

The flipside

of reader Shanken`s argument: not all progressives are
communists, but all communists are progressives. Radical
egalitarianism is the ideological bond that unites
Obama`s supporters. Radical egalitarians—whether
conventional liberals or revolutionary communists—share
the same goal (even if their strategies and tactics
differ): a

fanatical leveling of American society

The important point of Comrade Webb`s enthusiastic
presence at Obama`s inauguration is that

Obama`s election represents a coalition victory for
far-left activists
, which includes liberals,
neo-Marxists, socialists, and communists.