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John C. Drew, Ph.D.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist who has taught American government and public policy at a few of our nation's formerly prestigious institutions.


In New Book Jack Cashill Proves that Bill Ayers Ghost-Wrote Barack Obama’s Memoir

2011 March 20

Editor’s Note: This popular post was first published on March 12 here.

Jack Cashill voices the pain of those of us who are doing the journalistic work we once thought was the sole responsibility of CBS’s 60 Minutes. In his newest book, he indicates it is not so easy to balance his efforts to save Western civilization with his concurrent responsibility of bagging leaves. In my case, I have sought to expose President Barack Obama’s intellectual roots as a revolutionary Marxist while addressing my nagging doubts about the necessity of rinsing dishes prior to loading in the dishwasher.  If you understand that neither Cashill or me are kidding about our lives, then you will be thrilled by the tone and fresh insight in Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America’s First Postmodern President. read more…

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In New Book Jack Cashill Proves that Bill Ayers Ghost-Wrote Barack Obama’s Memoir

2011 March 12

Jack Cashill voices the pain of those of us who are doing the journalistic work we once thought was the sole responsibility of CBS’s 60 Minutes. In his newest book, he indicates it is not so easy to balance his efforts to save Western civilization with his concurrent responsibility of bagging leaves. In my case, I have sought to expose President Barack Obama’s intellectual roots as a revolutionary Marxist while addressing my nagging doubts about the necessity of rinsing dishes prior to loading in the dishwasher.  If you understand that neither Cashill or me are kidding about our lives, then you will be thrilled by the tone and fresh insight in Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America’s First Postmodern President. read more…

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Meeting Young Obama

2011 February 24

My first meeting with young Barack Obama raised strong feelings and left me with a positive first impression. At the time, I felt I’d persuaded a young man anticipating a Marxist-Leninist revolution to appreciate the more practical alternative of conventional politics as a channel for his socialist views.

I met Obama in December of 1980, a couple of days after Christmas, in Portola Valley — a small town near Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. I was a 23 year old second-year graduate student in Cornell’s Government Department, and had flown to California to visit a 21 year old girlfriend, Caroline Boss. Boss was a senior at Occidental College, where she had taken a class in the fall of 1980 with political theorist Roger Boesche. She met and befriended Obama in that class. read more…

Glorious Leader Gap: Dr. Drew’s Take on Young Obama’s Marxism Now Included in Michael Savage’s New Book, Trickle Up Poverty

2010 October 14

A year ago, I was a lonely voice in the wilderness.  I knew the young Barack Obama when he was a sophomore at Occidental College in 1980-1981, and – as far as I could tell – I was the only one who knew him who was willing to verify that young Obama was definitely a Marxist socialist ideologue. read more…

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Barack Obama and Islam: As the Twig is Bent, So Grows the Tree

2010 August 21

As a political scientist, I’ve always thought of Obama as a Muslim if only because I tend to categorize people by the cultural influences which impact them as children. Early influences, for example, help us predict later political party affiliations.

Surprisingly, Pew reports that the number of Americans who believe Barack Obama is a Muslim has jumped from 12% in early 2009 to 18% in 2010.  Similarly, Pew reports a decline in the number of respondents who identify Obama as a Christian – 34% today compared to 48% in March 2009 and 51% during the Presidential campaign in October 2008. As usual, there is a less decisive group floating out there – adding up to a plurality of 43% – who respond that they do not know what is Obama’s religion.  These undecided respondents are up from 34% in 2009. read more…

No More Keys for You: President Junks Democrats’ Limo for Ground Zero Mosque

2010 August 20

I’m been driving around this week with a burning question in my mind: Why would President Obama support a Ground Zero Mosque (GZM) when it is opposed by 2/3rds of the American people?  Given the unpopularity of this mosque, it is as if the driver of the Democrat party’s new limo has just steered it into a junk yard crushing machine.   read more…

Willful Blindness: Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-D) Claims to Be Unaware of Black Panther Case

2010 July 13

It looks like Rep. Brad Sherman (D) stepped into a mighty buzzsaw when he claimed he did not have any knowlege of the U.S. Justice Department’s handling of the New Black Panther party’s polling place intimidation case.  These townhall meetings just are not working out for Democrats. read more…

The Presidential Addiction in Action: Obama Caught on Video Chewing that Darn Nicotine Gum

2010 July 3

This new YouTube video features President Obama chewing his nicotine gum in public – first at the G8 summit, later at the G20 summit in Toronto and finally in front of children in the Oval Office. I feel Obama’s pain.

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President Clinton: Stalking Our Nation’s Most Intelligent Liar

2010 June 1

Purely by chance, I happened to be in Little Rock, AR just when news broke regarding President Clinton’s role in the Obama administration’s illegal effort to offer a job to Rep. Joe Sestak in return for a political favor.  It turns out that ex-President Bill Clinton was in town that day to stump for beleaguered Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Compassionate fellow that he is, President Clinton graciously served as the keynote speaker for the Neighborhoods U.S.A. luncheon on May 28, 2010.  This was my first time seeing President Clinton face to face and I was curious to hear what he had to say.

As far as I could tell, President Clinton’s primary message was that those of us working at the neighborhood level were the most important people on Earth and that his experience at the national level had taught him that it was a more cruel world than what we were used to seeing or observing. read more…

To Pull or Not to Pull: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Runs Clip of Sen. McCain Saying Its Time We Pulled the Trigger on Iran

2010 April 15

I just caught the YouTube video of Sen. John McCain saying that it was time to pull the trigger on Iran.  From the context, of course, McCain is merely saying that we need to impose strict sanctions on Iran – not that it is time to bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran. 

Nevertheless, from the point of view of the U.S. political cycle and the risks we face in Iran, I’m thinking that now is probably a good time for Israel to “pull the trigger.”   Among Republicans, I’m pretty sure they will be cheered by the Israeli strike and pleased to see that force is used to put down the Iranians who obviously wish us ill.  In fact, a large majority of us – conservatives and independents – would applaud this action.  For example, a recent Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll of 900 registered voters on April 6-7, 2010 shows 61% support in response to the question worded: “Do you support or oppose the United States taking military action to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons?” read more…

Dr. Drew: President Obama Was Never a Professor – He Was Never Even Close to Being a Professor

2010 April 9

During the 2008 presidential campaign, I got caught up in the controversy regarding whether or not Senator Barack Obama was really a law school professor.  Obama referred to himself as a “law professor,” but – in truth – he had only served as a Senior Lecturer.  (This was a non-tenure track position that did not require achievements in research or publication.)  To the general public, this probably looked like a minor case of a politician fudging his resume.  As a published, award-winning political scientist, however, I thought Obama’s claims demeaned the once – somewhat honorable – image of genuine law school professors at the University of Chicago. read more…

Social Justice as a Code Word for Socialism: Remembering the Young Barack Obama

2010 April 1

I’m excited I stumbled over Richard Wolffe’s article, “When Barry Became Barack,” Newsweek, March 31, 2008.  This piece covers the period around when I first met the young Barack Obama, during his sophomore year at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

My review of this article is particularly relevant right now because of Glenn Beck’s assertion – earlier this month – that “social justice” is basically a code word for Marxist socialist ideology, even when it is used in a church setting.  Understanding the role of “social justice” as a code word for something a lot more sinister certainly helps us make better sense of the new information released in Wolffe’s article. read more…

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