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Obama’s CIA director voted for a Communist Party candidate

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In the Obama era, nothing is shocking anymore.

“Who won the Cold War again?” asks Daniel Greenfield at FrontPageMag:

CIA Director John Brennan voted for the Communist Party candidate in the 1976 presidential election.

Brennan told a congressional panel last week that he “froze” while taking a CIA polygraph test four years later when the questioner asked him if he had ever worked with or for a group that was “dedicated to overthrowing the U.S.,” CNN reported.

“This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate,” Brennan said at a panel discussion regarding diversity in the intelligence community during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference.

“If he had admitted to voting for the Nazi Party, he would have been hounded out of everywhere. And rightly so,” argues Greenfield.

“What’s wrong is that voting for a mass murdering totalitarian ideology is just considered a whimsical act of a passionate young man. This is the pernicious double standard that has allowed the left to evade its moral responsibility for the crimes of the left.”

Brennan’s admission ought to automatically disqualify him as CIA director but in the Obama administration he’s just another powerful radical anti-American miscreant.

The candidate he admitted voting for in 1976 was Gus Hall, a four-time presidential candidate for the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

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Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum writes and speaks widely on ACORN and other…