I simply must respond to Charles Cushman’s latest rant against President Obama.

I have never seen such a vitriolic, unfactual, distasteful diatribe against a sitting president. Agree with the president’s policies or not, no one deserves an attempted character assassination on this ridiculous level.

But please allow me to refute Cushman’s argument about Franklin Marshall Davis being a communist.

Davis, during World War II, wrote an article in the Chicago Star promoting U.S.-Soviet cooperation. Remember, Cushman, the Soviet Union was an ally during the war.

Davis also opposed the McCarthy media witch-hunt, which was looking for communists under everyone’s bed during the early 1950s, as well as writing poetry and articles on racial issues.

There is no evidence whatsoever that Davis, who was a racial activist, poet and writer, was a communist. And to say that he had an undue effect on the future president is simply untrue. In fact, I believe Cushman got his misinformation from a completely discredited book, “The Obama Nation” by Jerome Corsi.

Further, to equate a president, any president, to a mass-murderer is incredible. Cushman – do some research and get some help. You and your ilk are what are dividing the country.

Michael Jones