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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Obama File 57 Obama's Socialist Ally Joins Powerful Congressional Committee

Obama file 56 here

The left's "long march" through the US government, has since the recent election, broken into a jog.

A good example is the appointment of long time Barack Obama friend and ally, Illinois congressman Danny K Davis to the United States House Committee on Ways & Means-arguably the most powerful organ of the US Congress.

According to Wikipedia

The Committee of Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. Members of the Ways and Means Committee cannot serve on any other House Committees, though they can apply for a waiver from their party's congressional leadership. The Committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including Social Security, Unemployment benefits, Medicare...

Ways & Means is already heavily influenced by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC)-a grouping of leftist Democratic congressmen, many of who have ties to Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the Communist Party USA (CPUSA)or both.

Current CPC members on Ways & Means include Chairman Charles Rangel, Pete Stark, John Lewis, Xavier Becerra and Jim McDermott. With newcomers CPC Vice Chairman Raul Grijalva and Danny Davis, the CPC clearly has the committee on a tight leash.

Davis's ties with Barack Obama, go back at least to their time together in the Illinois New Party in the mid 1990s.

While both Democrats, Davis joined the New Party during his successful run for US congress, Obama joined to help his successful bid for Illinois State Senate.

New Party members/candidates Patricia Martin left, Danny K Davis centre, Barack Obama right. New Party News Spring 1996 page 2

In Chicago, the New Party was formed by activists from the radical community group ACORN and members of DSA and the CPUSA breakaway group Committees of Correspondence.

Obama was endorsed by DSA and has a long history with the marxist organisation.

Davis was then and still is a DSA member, one of the few semi-open socialists in the US Congress.

Davis also had ties to CoC. According to Chicago DSA’s New Ground of September 1994;

"Over 500 delegates and observers (including 140 from Chicago) attended the founding convention of the Committees of Correspondence (CoC) held here in Chicago in July.

Speakers…included Charles Nqukula, General Secretary of the South African Communist Party; Dulce Maria Pereira, a senatorial candidate of the Workers Party of Brazil; Angela Davis of CoC; and Andre Brie of the Party of Democratic Socialism of Germany
(Formerly the East German Communist Party) Other guests during the Convention included Cook County Commissioner Danny Davis, Alderman Helen Schiller and Rick Munoz, a representative of the Green Left Weekly of Australia, and a representative of the Cuban Interest Section."

Davis was also close the CPUSA. In Chicago, the Communist Party has for many years held an annual a fund raising banquet for its paper, the Peoples Weekly World (formerly the Peoples "Daily" World).

According to the PDW of July 28th 1990, Chicago alderman Danny K Davis attended that years banquet on July 15th.

Davis applauded those at the banquet, who, he said, are always in the midst of struggle. PDW readers, he said, are "steadfast in the fight fòr justice."

According to the Peoples Weekly World of October 3rd 1998, congressman Danny K Davis presented an award at the Chicago annual Peoples Weekly World banquet.

In more recent times Davis, along with several other Obama friends and supporters has been closely associated with the Chicago
Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights

According to the CCDBR website

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR) has fought for 41 years against government encroachment on our constitutional rights in all its forms. CCDBR began as part of the struggle to disband the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (HUAC), played a major role in the opposition to Chicago Police "Red Squad" spying in the seventies, and most recently, helped facilitate the passage of the Chicago City Council Resolution against The Patriot Act.

Founded by (among others) CPUSA members Milton Cohen and Richard Criley, CCDBR was led for many years by forty Communist party veteran Frank Wilkinson.

Frank Wilkinson

When Wilkinson died in 2006, Danny K Davis joined the Honoring Committee to celebrate the esteemed comrade's life.

Committee chairman was Timuel Black, a Chicago historian, friend of Barack Obama, alleged former communist and CoC member.

Other Committee members included;

Yolanda Hall (Accused of CPUSA membership by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities in the 60s, with Milton Cohen)
Peggy Lipshutz (A one time CPUSA member)
Bea and Frank Lumpkin (both CPUSA members)
Honrable Abner Mikva (a well known mentor to Barack Obama)
Harold Rogers (A well known Chicago CPUSA member in the 1980s)
Mark Rogovin (A CPUSA member)
Frank Rosen (A former official of the CPUSA front, US Peace Council)
Norman Roth (A one time CPUSA member)
Emile Schepers (A CPUSA member)
Alderwoman Helen Schiller (linked to CoC)
Studs Terkel (A secret CPUSA member in the 1940s, later linked to DSA)
Tim Yeager (A CPUSA member)
Dr. Quentin Young (Accused of CPUSA membership by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities in the 60s , now a prominent DSA member and personal friend of Barack Obama)

Chicago DSA supported the event, as did an old Obama associate and DSA member Lou Pardo.

Danny K Davis has been one of Barack Obama's most consistent supporters and friends in Congress. Davis has endorsed Obama, campaigned for him, even telephone banked for him.

Now as Obama gets set to bring "Change" to America, Danny K Davis and his CPC comrades will be there to raise all the money needed-from the US taxpayer.

Obama file 58 here


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