Add Homeland Security's Jeh Johnson To List Of Obama Red Diaper Babies
Subversion: While speaking to Muslims last week, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson revealed why he's so protective of them. He compared growing suspicions cast on them to the plight of his communist kin.
Johnson dropped the bombshell that his grandfather had been investigated for communism and un-American activities. We can't say we're surprised. Add him to the parade of Red diaper babies in the Cabinet, including top White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, former political advisor David Axelrod and President Obama himself.
No wonder this administration isn't interested in monitoring radical Muslims for terrorist connections.
"In 1949, during the McCarthy era, my own grandfather was called upon to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to deny he was a member of the Communist Party and defend the patriotism of African-Americans," Johnson said in a speech to the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., a mosque founded by alleged radical Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
"Today his grandson is responsible for the homeland security of this entire nation," he boasted.
He likened the current climate of "fear, suspicions and prejudice" against Muslim immigrants to the Red scare and McCarthyism his grandfather, Charles S. Johnson, lived under in the 1940s and 1950s.
In 1949, Johnson, a sociologist and president of predominantly black Fisk University, was dragged before the House Un-American Activities Committee and "asked to deny if he is or ever has been a member of the Communist Party."
The panel had good cause to investigate. Communists hadn't just infiltrated Fisk as professors, but Johnson had readily hired them, including Giovanni "Ross" Lomanitz, a known communist operative.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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