Skip to comments.Something New Here (NRO exposes 0bama's New Party ties)
Posted on 10/20/2008 4:08:32 AM PDT by counterpunch
During his first campaign for the Illinois state senate in 1995-96, Barack Obama was a member of, and was endorsed by, the far-left New Party. Obamas New Party ties give the lie to his claim to be a post-partisan, post-ideological pragmatist. Particularly in Chicago, the New Party functioned as the electoral arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). So despite repeated attempts to distance himself from ACORN, Obamas New Party ties raise disturbing questions about his links to those proudly militant leftists. The medias near-total silence on this critical element of Obamas past is deeply irresponsible.
While a small group of bloggers have productively explored Obamas New Party ties, discussion has often turned on the New Partys alleged socialism. Was the New Party actually established by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)? Was the New Partys platform effectively socialist in content? Although these debates are both interesting and important, we neednt resolve them to conclude that the New Party was far to the left of the American mainstream. Whether formally socialist or not, the New Party and its ACORN backers favored policies of economic redistribution. As Obama would say, they wanted to spread the wealth around. Bracketing the socialism question and simply taking the New Party on its own terms is sufficient to raise serious questions about Obamas political commitments questions that cry out for attention from a responsible press.
(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...
If the federal or state justice departments don’t prosecute the bogus Obamafraud voters, then we might as well just pass laws that say, “Hey, go ahead anarchists and nutjobs. It’s OK to steal elections.”
"It's Only Fair".
"Spread The Wealth"
"Health-care is a Right"
Sounds like a Communist Manifesto.
Other than Rev Wright, I’m thoroughly convinced nothing will stick to this guy.
Kurtz deserves a medal of some kind. His perseverance is amazing.
There have to be some in the major media who feel inside like they’re sitting in a fire and brimstone evangelist meeting right about now, for the pressure on their hearts.
Yep- saw that. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with this man’s really outrageous associations and background.
IF the free press- *snort* -had spent just half the time freepers and others have in doing real research on this guy- we’d be running against Hillary. From where I sit this morning- that would be bad- but not catastrophic.
Obama in the oval office- with access to the secrets of the world. Shudder.
I don’t quite know what that means, but where is Rush and Hannity on this?
Where is O’relly and Greta?
Sean is going to need to make a Radical Ties Part III at this rate.
Doesn’t just *sound like*.
Great column. Thanks for posting it!
Yes, there is a new SDS, and the leaders of the old SDS that disbanned in 19070 (when Ayers group became the Weathermen) have mostly gone into education (to recruit and train new members no doubt)...except for the ones who died.
I did some research on SDS..MARXIST of 1960’s known as Students for a Democratic Society..where Ayers and Weathermen offshoot became terrorists, and what I found about where the old leadership today is interesting..please read and use the links I provide at my blog to understand OBAMA’S CHANGE:
and here is a link not in my article that good too:
Some of the old SDS crowd is in the DNC, and most are NOW in EDUCATING THE COLLEGE CROWD OF AMERICA.
I forgot to say THE NEW LEFT is called THE NEW SDS, however it is like Obama and trying to “sugar coat” it’s intention and is nothing more than the OLD ‘THE NEW LEFT’ with younger members...here is a link to some info:
Great article. Kurtz and Freddoso over at National Review have done a great job exposing Obama’s past connections.
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