On Saturday, the New York Daily News reported that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani doubled down on his criticism of Barack Obama, saying the president has been influenced by communism since childhood. According to the Daily News, Giuliani said Obama has been immersed in the statist ideology since he was about nine years old.
“The ideas that are troubling me and are leading to this come from Communists with whom he associated since he was 9 years old,” the former mayor told the Daily News. MSNBC host Al Sharpton responded by calling the statement racist, despite Obama’s own admission that he sought out “Marxist professors” as friends while in college.
“He has built a lot of his career on playing with race codes,” Sharpton said. “That is what he did to David Dinkins. That is what he did to activists when he was mad.”
Giuliani also said Obama “was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist,” and spent “17 years in the church of Jeremiah Wright … the guy who said ‘God damn America, not God bless America.”
Earlier in the week, Giuliani openly said what many conservatives have believed for years — that Obama really doesn’t love America. “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” he said in off the record comments at a at a dinner featuring Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
As a result, liberals threatened to murder Giuliani as the media engaged in a collective gasp of horror. But the former mayor isn’t backing down, telling the New York Post that “somebody has to raise these issues with the president. Somebody has to have the courage to stand up.”
Not only has Obama been immersed in Communism from a young age, he was endorsed by the Communist Party USA in 2008 and 2012. The CPUSA celebrated Obama’s 2012 victory and, Trevor Loudon said at the time, CPUSA boss Sam Webb referred to Obama as a “friend” of the Party. The Party also endorsed Obama attempted gun grab and economic policies, including a so-called “millionaire’s tax” designed to punish the wealthy and enact wealth redistribution.
As we have reported many times in the past, Communist support of Democrats is nothing new. In January 2015, the current head of the CPUSA said that while they have some frustrations with Democrats, they will use the Democratic Party to advance the Communist agenda while defeating those on the right.