Even after we learned back in 2008 that “Frank” was Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and had 600-page FBI file devoted to him, the mainstream media never confronted Obama as to the exact nature of the relationship with Davis while growing up in Hawaii.
For the record, 10 to 15 times is notable, especially given the nature and duration of these one-on-one meetings—often long late-night evenings together. (Some people cite mentors who they’ve barely met or not even met at all.) The two would drink and even got drunk together. In reality, I bet the number of Obama-Davis meetings is much greater, given that Obama would be expected to understate Davis’s influence. Bear in mind that in Dreams from My Father, Obama was so sensitive about Davis that he never once divulged his full name anywhere in the book, and then dropped him entirely from the audio version.
One source who has studied the Davis-Obama relationship more than anyone I know scoffs at Maraniss’s figure, insisting that the two met hundreds if not thousands of times, with Obama constantly dropping in on “Frank.” I absolutely cannot confirm that claim.
Here's just a taste of some of that ‘education' that Obama apparently received:
Mr Obama quoted him as saying: “Leaving your race at the door. Leaving your people behind. Understand something, boy. You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained.”
He added that “they’ll tank on your chain and let you know that you may be a well-trained, well-paid nigger, but you’re a nigger just the same.”
“I could not then truthfully deny that this book, which came out in 1968 as a Greenleaf Classic, was mine.” In the introduction to Sex Rebel, Mr Davis (writing as Greene) explains that although he has “changed names and identities…all incidents I have described have been taken from actual experiences”.
He stated that “under certain circumstances I am bisexual” and that he was “ a voyeur and an exhibitionist” who was “occasionally mildly interested in sado-masochism”, adding: “I have often wished I had two penises to enjoy simultaneously the double – but different – sensations of oral and genital copulation.”
So if you're wondering where some of Obama might have gained inspiration for his transgender policies, well, there you have it.
Watch the video “Lost” in the archives on the final page: