As the video shows, Barack Obama and the Communist Congressman have a long friendship as comrades going back to the days of the “New Party”, a front group for the Communist Party USA. Here, on the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America website, both Davis and Obama are listed as members of the New Party:
“the NP’s ’96 Political Program has been enormously successful with 3 of 4 endorsed candidates winning electoral primaries. All four candidates attended the NP membership meeting on April 11th to express their gratitude. Danny Davis, winner in the 7th Congressional District, invited NPers to join his Campaign Steering Committee. Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in 7th Subcircuit Court, explained that due to the NP she was able to network and get experienced advice from progressives like Davis. Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.”
Gulag Bound, and other key sources.