David Horowitz: Obama ‘Manchurian Candidate’

Monday, September 14, 2009 1:35 PM

In a lead story published this past weekend on Frontpagemag.com, conservative thinker and best-selling author David Horowitz likens President Barack Obama to the "Manchurian Candidate" — a tool of the far left fostering the implementation of its radical agenda.

In the 1959 book "The Manchurian Candidate" by Richard Condon — which has been made into two movies — an American soldier is captured during the Korean War, taken to Manchuria in China, and brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for the communists.

He becomes part of a plot to kill a U.S. presidential nominee to aid the ascension of the "Manchurian Candidate" — a candidate secretly backed by communists.

Horowitz is a former leftwing radical who turned conservative. He sees Obama’s manipulators as a coalition of left-wing groups who have helped pave Obama's road to the White House.

One is the Center for American Progress, which is funded by billionaire George Soros and headed by John Podesta, co-chair of the Obama transition team.

Another is the Apollo Alliance, a "coalition of radicals, left-wing union leaders and corporate recruits, which had a major role in designing Obama's green economy plans, including the 'cash for clunkers' program," Horowitz writes on the FrontPageMag.com Web site.

Apollo Alliance's board includes Van Jones, who recently resigned as Obama's "green jobs czar" after his past inflammatory statements came to light. Horowitz notes that Jones is a "self-styled 'communist' and a proponent of the idea that the Katrina catastrophe was caused by 'white supremacy.'"

A key moment in the progress of the left-wing coalition came in 2004 when Soros decided to integrate "anti-American radicals" — including left-wing unions, environmental radicals, and the political organization ACORN — "into the structure of Democratic Party politics," writes Horowitz, founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of the new book "One Party Classroom."

Soros created what Horowitz called a "Shadow Party" to torpedo President George W. Bush's re-election effort in 2004.

"Soros failed to achieve his goal in 2004 but he went on working to create new elements of the network, such as the Apollo Alliance," Horowitz wrote.

Horowitz argues that Obama’s true colors are beginning to show to the American people.

"Just eight months into his presidency, however, a new Barack Obama has begun to emerge. With unseemly haste Obama has nearly bankrupted the federal government, amassing more debt in eight months than all his predecessors combined. He has appeased America’s enemies abroad and attacked America’s intelligence services at home. He has rushed forward with programs that require sweeping changes in the American economy and is now steamrolling a massive new healthcare program that will give the government unprecedented control of its citizens."

As for Van Jones, "the rest of us should be wondering who his sponsors were within the White House," Horowitz observed. "Then we should ask ourselves what they are planning next."

Read David Horowitz’s “The Manchurian Candidate