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I had noted that former president Clinton said, "Nobody’s seen a communist in over a decade!" in introducing Mr. Obama recently, a snub to those in Congress who are concerned with the communist and socialist sympathies of a significant number of members of Congress.* Though the audience of democrats screamed their approval, a quick check of, well, anything, showed Mr. Clinton must have been referring to a different planet. For example, I neglected to mention that Van Jones, a self-avowed communist, was removed from Mr. Obama's administration when his allegiance, and its high security risk, became known. I apologize for my sloppiness in not mentioning this. Jones was the green "czar," a whole 'nother issue, and he got past all the security screenings, if any, but let me not digress.

Public pressure helped force his removal, as if having an enemy of the state working for the president deep inside the government wasn't enough, but it does show public pressure can count. No charges have been brought, and in fact, Jones was a commentator for CNN during the democrats recent convention. The ethics of having a disgraced dismissed unindicted communist former environmental czar working as a news commentator on the public airwaves was not scheduled for debate on any of the major networks at press time. Stay tuned for further news.

I also neglected to mention that the Occupy private-property movement, which generally receives ongoing approvals from democrats, has the support of the communist party of the United States (CPUSA), which maintains recruitment booths at the occupations, along with various other splinter communist and socialist worker groups. Again, my apologies for the omissions, I'm only human.

Oh yes, and I forgot to mention that Sean Penn, a huge personal supporter of Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama, bragged recently to socialist dictator Hugo Chavez in a face-to-face meeting, about how Penn had introduced his kids to communist dictator Fidel Castro, and posed for a photo with them. I regret omitting those communists in my coverage of Mr. Clinton's denial that communists exist, to the cheers of the democrats at the Obama rally.

*Frank Marshall Davis was a card-carry communist, on an FBI high-priority security watch list, and instrumental in raising young Mr. Obama, according to Obama's autobiography, but that was more than a decade ago, so it is communism too old to bring up. I also left out Obama's preferred marxist professors from his autobiography, also out of Clinton's time range so obviously not relevant. Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed socialist (communism "light") in Congress, could not be reached for comment. Barney Frank, another self-avowed socialist in Congress, famous for frequently asking, "What's wrong with socialism?" was also not reached before press time. The lamestream media continues to miss the story, to interview the communists and socialists in government about their beliefs, or keep the American public informed about the day-to-day workings and activities of the American communist party and its many splinter organizations.

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