We previously noted that WorldNetDaily columnist Jack Cashill -- purveyor of the conspiracy theory that Bill Ayers authored Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father -- suggested that Obama may actually be "the illegitimate son of an American black." Cashill is now promoting a new book and making further wild claims: this time, that "drunken poet" Frank Marshall Davis was "plying the underage Obama with alcohol and quite possibly sex."
From Cashill's March 10 WorldNetDaily column:
On the Hawaii front, Obama had to worry too about what [Chicago Tribune reporter David] Mendell would learn about poet, pornographer and card-carrying member of the CPUSA, Frank Marshall Davis.
That relationship between Obama and Davis is succinctly illustrated in the poem "Pop," which was published under the 19-year-old Obama's name in a 1981 edition of an Occidental College literary journal.
Instinctively protective of Obama, reviewers to a person decided that the "Pop" of the poem had to be Obama's mother's father, Stanley Dunham, the man Obama called "Gramps."
Not a one of them asked the most basic question: Why would Obama name a poem about the man he called "Gramps" "Pop"?
Rebecca Mead, writing in the New Yorker, unhesitatingly describes the poem as a "loving if slightly jaded portrait of Obama's maternal grandfather."
Obama biographer David Remnick makes the same point, "'Pop,'" he says as though a given, "clearly reflects Obama's relationship with his grandfather Stanley Dunham."
More oblivious still is British poet Ian McMillan. "There's a humanity in the poem," he writes in the Guardian, "a sense of family values and shared cultural concerns that give us a hint of the Democrat to come."
Family values? What family? Roman Polanski's? The "Pop" of the poem is a drunken poet who is plying the underage Obama with alcohol and quite possibly sex.
Cashill has also complained that even Fox News is part of the conspiracy to keep the public from knowing about his theories about Obama.