Obama Returns to Cooper Union… Where He Once Attended Socialist Conferences
It must have felt like home.
Barack Obama discussed his permanent banking bailout plan today at Cooper Union in New York City.
US President Barack Obama speaks about reforming Wall Street and the financial reform bill in the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York. Obama railed at unfettered corporate greed Thursday as he laced a defining pitch for US financial reform with stark warnings of future economic meltdowns. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
Of course, this wasn’t the first time Obama attended a meeting at Cooper Union.
Obama, of course, has a long history of relationships with Marxists. His first mentor in high school was noted Communist Frank Marshall Davis. He later admitted he attended socialist conferences during his college years at Cooper Union. In his first book, “Dreams From My Father”, page 122, Obama wrote:
“Political discussions, the kind that at Occidental had once seemed so intense and purposeful, came to take on the flavor of the socialist conferences that I sometimes attended at Cooper Union or the African cultural fairs that took place in Harlem or Brooklyn during the summers-a few of the many diversions that New York had to offer, like going to a foreign film or ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center.”
Of course, this surprises no one.