'Marxist' Obama crushes freedom: conservatives
By Ivan Couronne, AFPOXON HILL, Maryland -- Barack Obama is a closet Marxist; liberty, freedom and the American way are under attack; and the federal government is waging a campaign to indoctrinate families.
March 18, 2013, 10:40 am TWN
Welcome to CPAC.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of grassroots conservatives, represents a mass meeting of ardent activists eager to swap views on gay marriage, guns, abortion and the economy.
Uniting many attendees, however, is the overriding worldview that the Obama administration and the Democrats are engaged in a sinister campaign to erode their freedoms of religion, consumer choices, weapons and economy.
At a small stand in the conference hall, 58-year-old Cliff Kincaid of the Accuracy in Media watchdog group sold and distributed books and brochures arguing that Obama was brought up as a communist and is therefore a Marxist president.
“He employs a lot of Marxist class warfare rhetoric in order to divide and polarize the American people,” said Kincaid.
“Freedoms have not vanished completely, we still have certain First Amendment rights,” he added, referring to the freedoms of religion, speech and assembly enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
“But he has diminished the power of the United States internationally, he is supporting groups like the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Middle East which are anti-American.”
The vision of an America under siege is a recurring theme at CPAC, where it is hard to walk even a few steps without being confronted by a leaflet, poster or T-shirt warning of a United States in decline.