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An Elderly Chicago Communist’s Eulogy to Barack Obama

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Trevor Loudon

Senior Chicago Communist Party USA member Bea Lumpkin, and her late husband and comrade Frank Lumpkin were longtime supporters and a fans of Barack Obama.

Frank and Bea Lumpkin

Obama was very close, for many years, to the far left side of Chicago politics – where the Lumpkins were major players.

As a friend, supporter and campaigner for pro-communist Chicago mayor Harold Washington (1983-87), Lumpkin credits the Washington campaigns and the communist/labor/leftist Democrat/Black/Latino alliances they forged, with blazing the way for an Obama presidency.

Sadly, when Washington died in office, the Democratic Party hacks crept back into power. The movement around Harold had not had time to jell into an organization with staying power. Still, the lessons of that campaign, with its spirit of African American, Latino and labor unity, took deep root in Chicago. Those roots nourished the spectacular rise of a new voice for people’s unity, Barack Obama. Since then, Obama’s strong voice has brought the message of unity to every corner of the country.

The Lumpkins and their comrades in the Chicago Communist Party, aided and supported Obama right through his career.

From Bea Lumpkin’s book “Joy in the Struggle,” pages 244 to 248:

I am sure that Frank and I met Obama in the ’80s. That’s when he was working on pollution problems at the Altgeld Gardens public housing. The site was close to the steel mills, and Frank was active on similar pollution issues. We certainly knew the community people with whom Obama was working. But I cannot say that we knew the Obama name then. There were two reasons for that. Both Frank and I have a hard time remembering names. More important, was Obama’s style. He pushed the community people forward and stayed out of the limelight himself. After Obama became our state senator in 1996, we knew his name, and I am sure he knew ours.

The Lumpkins were also close to Alice Palmer, the long time Communist Party ally and high ranking Soviet front official, who employed Obama as her chief of staff and gave Obama his first job in politics.



  1. Diann

    December 22nd, 2012

    HE IS A F*CKING COMMUNIST!! Queen on a crapper, why did morons vote for this puke?!!!!

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  2. Apple pie

    December 22nd, 2012

    @ diann-
    The dumbing down of the masses has been in the works for decades and the majority are ripe for slaughter. Look around at the iPhone addicted zombies and tell me what you see…I see families in restaurants. No conversation. No eye contact. They each have their high tech pacifiers in hand and they are glued to them.

    Check out Charlottte Isebyt and listen to this wise woman…she’s been trying to warn us for years.

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  3. Irish

    December 22nd, 2012

    This should surprise anyone? Why?

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  4. mkultra

    December 22nd, 2012

    Trevor Loudon is a great man. I love to hear him speak.

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  5. Jethro

    December 22nd, 2012

  6. Tim

    December 22nd, 2012

    First Mandela now Obama!

    Oh, heavens!

    Is it possible that every socialist puke out there is a communist? Oh, wait … hold on a sec …

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