BREITBART HAS A LONG INTERVIEW WITH DREW - WATCH AT GATEWAY.
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN OBAMA'S MARXIST PAST. IT'S A GIVEN FOR ME.
BUT DREW INTERESTS ME BECAUSE OF THE LIGHT HE SHEDS ON OBAMA'S MUSLIM FRIEND, MOHAMMED CHANDOO.
HERE'S THE RELEVANT EXCERPT FROM NEWSMAX:
However, this new window on Obama’s youth and early political thinking demonstrates how little is known about the background of America’s 44th president.IT FEELS TO ME LIKE OBAMA AND CHANDOO AND GRAUMAN-ROSS ARE HIDING SOMETHING.
Dr. John C. Drew, a grant writing consultant in Laguna Niguel, Calif., tells Newsmax he met Obama in 1980 when Obama was a sophomore at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Drew had just graduated from Occidental and was attending graduate school at Cornell University.
Drew’s then girlfriend, Caroline Boss — now Grauman-Boss — knew Obama because she shared classes with him at Occidental.
During Christmas break, Drew says he was at Grauman-Boss’ home in Palo Alto when Obama came over with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, his roommate from Pakistan.
“Barack and Hasan showed up at the house in a BMW, and then we went to a restaurant together,” Drew says. “We had a nice meal, and then we came back to the house and smoked cigarettes and drank and argued politics.”
For the next several hours, they discussed Marxism.
“He was arguing a straightforward Marxist-Leninist class-struggle point of view, which anticipated that there would be a revolution of the working class, led by revolutionaries, who would overthrow the capitalist system and institute a new socialist government that would redistribute the wealth,” says Drew, who says he himself was then a Marxist.
... In 1981, Obama left Occidental to attend Columbia University. During that year, Obama spent “about three weeks” visiting Chandoo and his family in Karachi, Pakistan, according to the account of Obama spokesman Bill Burton during the campaign.
Chandoo is now a financial consultant who was formerly a broker at Oppenheimer & Co. He has contributed to Obama’s campaign and helped raise more than $100,000 for him as a bundler.
“If that’s what John Drew said, that’s what he said,” Chandoo commented. “I can’t remember Obama ever talking like that. It sounds a bit absurd to me, but that’s my opinion. I can’t remember him ever expressing an interest in being a Marxist.”
... Chandoo said he has not seen nor talked with him since before Obama became a U.S. senator. However, under “community member,” the White House listed Chandoo as a guest at Obama’s Ramadan dinner last fall.
When asked about that, Chandoo acknowledged from his home in Armonk, N.Y., that he attended the dinner. Despite the fact that fewer than 70 people were in attendance, Chandoo added, “I did not get a chance to see the boss.” He then said he shook hands with Obama in a receiving line.
Chandoo said he has been in touch with Caroline Grauman-Boss over the years. She did not respond to a request for comment.
LISTING CHANDOO AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER IS SURREPTITIOUS. GRAUMAN-ROSS'S SILENCE IS, TOO.
CHANDOO WAS HIS BEST FRIEND IN COLLEGE; HE SPENT 3 WEEKS WITH HIM IN PAKISTAN. IF HE WAS BEING HONEST AND NOT HIDING SOMETHING THEN OBAMA WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OPENLY CLOSE WITH CHANDOO AT THE RAMADAN DINNER.
- AND OBAMA'S TRUTHFULNESS ABOUT HIS TRIP TO PAKISTAN IS DUBIOUS, TOO.
- IT JUST DOESN'T ADD UP - HIS RECOLLECTION (IN HIS MEMOIR DREAMS...) OF HIS MOTHER'S CONNECTION TO CHICAGO SEEMS SIMILARLY DELIBERATELY VAGUE.
- AND HIS VERSION OF HOW HE GOT HIS FIRST COMMUNITY ORGANIZING JON IN CHICAGO IS DIFFERENT THAN THE VERSION OF THE GUY WHO HIRED HIM.
- OBAMA MIGHT VERY WELL BE HIDING THE FACT THAT HE IS A MUSLIM, AND A MARXIST, AND THAT HIS MOTHER WAS CONNECTED TO CHICAGO THROUGH A ROMANCE WITH FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, AND THAT HE KNOWS HIS REAL FATHER IS DAVIS. (MORE HERE.)