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Meeting Young Obama

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My first meeting with young Barack Obama raised strong feelings and left me with a positive first impression. At the time, I felt I'd persuaded a young man anticipating a Marxist-Leninist revolution to appreciate the more practical alternative of conventional politics as a channel for his socialist views.


I met Obama in December of 1980, a couple of days after Christmas, in Portola Valley -- a small town near Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. I was a 23 year old second-year graduate student in Cornell's Government Department, and had flown to California to visit a 22 year old girlfriend, Caroline Boss. Boss was a senior at Occidental College. She had taken a class in the Spring of 1980 with Larry Caldwell and Carlos Egan and met and befriended Obama in that class.
I had been an angry Marxist revolutionary during my undergraduate career at Occidental College. During my hyperactive sophomore year, in the fall of 1976, I founded the Marxist-Socialist group on campus and nam…

Dr. Drew's Take on Young Obama's Marxism Now in American Thinker

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If you'd like a quick glimpse of the young Barack Obama's ideology, then I recommend you check out my article in American Thinker this morning called Meeting Young Obama.  As far as I can tell, this article shifts Obama's biography by linking young Obama to the Democrat Socialist Alliance at Occidental College and verifying his commitment to Marxist socialist ideology in much greater detail.  I'll be speaking on the topic of "Why Obama's Past is More Important Than His Future" at 9:00 a.m. on April 16, 2011 at the regular breakfast meeting of the Capistrano Valley Republican Women, Federated

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

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I'll never forget the day my wife almost burned down our home. I had set-up little can lights with timers to ward off burglars during a visit we made to Egypt in 2008. When we got home, my wife started to unpack. In her haste, she dropped some clothing on top of one of the can lights.

I was in another room when I thought I was smelling smoke from the neighbors below. To my surprise, the smoke alarm did not even sound off until the smoke coming from our television room was already quite thick. The timer had turned on the can light and the resulting heat started a small fire.

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