Skip to comments.Obama Was Confirmed Member of Socialist “New” Party, the Media Ignore
Posted on 10/23/2008 7:53:58 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
What should be front page news informing and warning Americans is going entirely unnoticed by the MSM. It couldnt be any more obvious the media are in the tank for Obama.
In Something New Here, I laid out Barack Obamas ties to the far-left New Party. Blogger Trevor Loudon, of New Zeal, did the pioneering work on this issue. Today, Loudon has posted good quality scans of New Party documents and pictures confirming Obamas membership. Weve seen most of this information before (although only recently), but never so clearly.
With all its lengthy background pieces, has the New York Times ever noted that Barack Obama was endorsed by, and was a member of, the New Party? What about the Washington Post? Has any major television network, any national news magazine, or any major daily newspaper ever mentioned that Barack Obama was endorsed by, or was a member of, the New Party? If any such outlet has ever mentioned that fact, have they ever gone on to explain in any depth exactly what the New Party was? For example, have they laid out the extremely close ties between the New Party in Chicago and ACORN? Especially with issue of Obamas ties to ACORN so much in the news, isnt this a major story right now?
Has any major television network, any national news magazine, or any major daily newspaper ever mentioned Barack Obamas membership in, or endorsement by, the New Party, and then gone on to explore and explain what the New Party was, including its ties to ACORN? Isnt the membership of a major party nominee and currently favored candidate to become president of the United States in a third party a major news story? Is it not the height of press irresponsibility to ignore this fact?
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FNC is ignoring it too. In fact, today the Fox News “All Stars” (including Barnes and Krauthammer) scoffed at the idea of Obama being a socialist.
Ping to Great One...help!
Substitute McCain’s name for O, and it would lead the news.
This should be sent to Greta. I’m done with Krauthammer.
Makes one wonder, doesn’t it, why Obama didn’t run under the Socialist party, instead of the Dems. We have socialist candidates. Of course, it goes without saying, but he knew it reduced his chances of being senator, let alone president.
-- Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.
The NEW PARTY - Chicago Democratic Socialists of America required a contract from all endorsed candidates. Does anyone have a copy of Obama’s contract?
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This is one of the “expunged” items from Obama’s past that surprises me doesn’t get much attention. There should be plenty of evidence to pass anybody’s sniff test.
New Party Primer: (feel free to use/distribute)
What is the New Party?
The New Party believes that the social, economic, and political progress of the United States requires a democratic revolution in America the return of power to the people. Our basic purpose reflected both in our own governance and in our aspirations for the nation is to make that revolution happen. http://web.archive.org/web/20010204044200/www.newparty.org/about_the_np.html
They describe themselves as Social Democrats:
Weve already said that we see the NP as an explicitly progressive and democratic organization. This would give it an ideology not unlike that of European social democratic parties, or the New Democratic Party of Canada. http://www.nathannewman.org/EDIN/.election/np/bnm.html
Democratic Socialism is a form of socialism brought about via evolutionary rather than revolutionary methods, but it is Socialism nonetheless. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_socialism
The New Party chapter in Chicago was dominated by ACORN early on: But the nature of Chicago ACORN is secondary to the inevitable dynamics of the situation. As the single 800 pound gorilla in the Chicago New Party, it doesnt leave a lot of room for newcomers to participate except on ACORNs terms. This will make it difficult for the New Party to have a life apart from ACORN. http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng38.html#anchor1869108
Later the Democratic Socialists of America took a larger roll: ...the NP is a true Rainbow Coalition consisting of both young and aged African-Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians. Although ACORN and SEIU Local 880 were the harbingers of the NP there was a strong presence of CoC and DSA (15% DSA). http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html#anchor792932
So, back to Obama. He sought membership and endorsement from the New Party in 1996 and had to sign a contract: (from the Democratic Socialists of America newsletter)
About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential political candidates. The NP is being very active in organization building and politics. There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house parties. Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a grassroots base. Nationwide it has resulted in 1000 people committed to monthly contributions. The NPs political strategy is to support progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance to win. This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections. Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcias District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmers vacant seat. http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng42.html#anchor792932
That he received the endorsement and became a New Party member is confirmed by the New Party itself:
Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).
Of further interest is that Obama received endorsments from the Chicago DSA on multiple occasions and spoke at their forum on economic insecurity as a panel member.
Over three hundred people attended the first of two Town Meetings on Economic Insecurity on February 25 in Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago. Entitled Employment and Survival in Urban America, the meeting was sponsored by the UofC DSA Youth Section, Chicago DSA and University Democrats. The panelists were Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman of Chicagos 4th Ward; Barack Obama, candidate for the 13th Illinois Senate District; Professor William Julius Wilson, Center for the Study of Urban Inequality at the University of Chicago; Professor Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; and Professor Joseph Schwartz, Temple University and a member of DSAs National Political Committee.
Later the DSA praised Obamas remarks as well within the mainstream of European social democracy. http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng69.html#anchor540108
Conclusion: Obama sought endorsement and membership in an explicitly Democratic Socialist group, signed on the dotted line with them and continued to promote socialistic ideas throughout his Chicago political career.
It's unlikely anyone working at any of the 0bamedia, whether it's air or print will cover this. The bloggers are carrying their weight, as usual, and then some!
You've got that right! One thing to remember, though, is that the New Party had a goal of getting its members elected as democrats. This appeared to be a purposeful strategy to ride the coattails of "normal" (I use this term loosely) democrats into power. Sort of like a, "we will overthrow you from within," mentality.
Traction is hard to come by. 0bama is blatantly a socialist, but too many people (especially in the MSM) don’t have a clue why that’s a bad thing.
Great quote. Do you have a reference?
Excellent info! Thanks for taking the time to do this research!
I hear ya — they’ve been difficult to stomach ever since McCain picked Palin. (They all view her with contempt). Effete beltway elitists, all.
This eludes to the fact that he had to sign one and really that he did.
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