Skip to comments.Documents prove secret Obama membership in far-left 'New Party'
Posted on 06/07/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by Sasparilla
"Obama is a socialist" seems to be one of the mantras of the right, but while most mantras are grounded in ideology and wishful thinking, this one appears firmly rooted in the evidence. A report by Stanley Kurtz in an upcoming issue of the National Review shows that Obama not only has ties to a leftist-socialist party, but that he also tried to cover those ties in 2008 as he ran for election.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center explains in his article that Obama was an active member of the New Party, a socialist party with a platform described as "substantially to the left of the Democratic party." Obama was involved with the party for some time beginning with his acceptance into the group in January of 1996. The party dissolved itself in the late 90's. The party's "central aim was to move the United States steadily closer to European Style social democracy," according to Kurtz.
The party also criticized mainstream Democrats, and called for revolution (albeit peaceful).
Of course, the scandal isn't simply that Obama once held (or still holds) views that are dramatically to the left of his own (present) party. It's that he actively tried to hide this affiliation while running for president, probably because most Americans would find themselves quite unwilling to vote for a self-proclaimed left-socialist.
As early as October of 2008, when news first broke into the mainstream media regarding Obama's checkered political past, his campaign managers moved swiftly to deny it.
Kurtz explains that his allegations were dismissed as "a crackpot smear" against Obama. Managers publicly insisted that Obama had always been a member of only one party, the Democratic Party. They even put up a website dedicated to rebutting this...
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Vetting of Obama 2012 continues
Yeah, vetting was out of the question in '08 since the instigator in chief is black.
I am hoping Obama and his minions come to rue the day they decided it was in their interest to pick a fight with Rome and her Church.
How is this secret?
I knew he ran as a senator for the New Party from a news clipping from a Chicago paper back in 1997. It was published.
I was not even close to Chicago , even to this day, and though I try and keep up about such things I never knew of this time in Obama’s history. I suppose there are more than one reason for this.
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