Sunday, October 12, 2008

Red Diaper

The Jawas ask an interesting rhetorical question: "Does Barack Obama have any friends who AREN'T Communists?"

Some of those should be small-c communists, and a few non-commie radicals, but still.

Dad, Mom, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright,Michael Phleger, Bill Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn, as well has his connections to ACORN, the New Party (whose endorsement he sought), and the Democratic Socialists of America. (Don't forget wife Michelle's lovely remarks.)

And of course, Alice Palmer, the once Illinois state senator who hand picked Obama as her successor. Palmer's a Big-C Commie, who attended the 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and dutifully regurgitated for the People's Daily World that the Soviet economy had reached "basic stability" and that the USSR was "planning to double their production".

This guy seems a little less crazy when you consider that Obama's record contains little else other than these types of associations. There just isn't anything else to flesh out his profile - unless you count Rezko and some of the lovelies in the Chicago machine. It looks like the socialists are indeed taking over the country.

And why are they taking over the country?

This ain't helping. The blue bands represent two standard deviations away from the 20 day price average of the SPYder S&P-500 tracking ETF. The red bands are the third standard deviation off the 20 day price average. We've had a series of 3-StDev moves.

I think, statistically, the world should have ended at least twice by now.


Anonymous said...

Really - this is the point that we've reached - we're back to calling people Communist's?


Anonymous said...

All depends on whether it's fearmongering to stir up a knee-jerk reaction. This feels more like an abiding distaste for a group whose policies and beliefs differ so greatly from the ones held by the Sockless One. To me, this puts Communists and PETA on the same level so far as this blog is concerned.


Sockless Joe said...

I have no compunction about calling Alice Palmer a communist. Dad was also explicitly a Marxist economist, though he couldn't have had much direct impact on BO-Jr as he wasn't involved in his life.

Most of the others require at least a little nuance.

But I don't think there's anything wrong with calling a communist a communist. The fact is there are communists in the world. Just because they're less likely to participate in a nuclear exchange doesn't make them any less communist.

How many fundraisers do you think McCain could have at the home of a former abortion clinic bomber before people got upset?

Are the people in Obama's life NOT at least radicals?

I'll work on something slightly more detailed for a future post focusing more on BO himself.

Sockless Joe said...

Bill Ayers refers to himself as a "small 'c' communist".