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Obama Was Confirmed Member of Socialist “New” Party, the Media Ignore
Newsbusters ^ | October 23, 2008 | John Stephenson

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 couldn’t be any more obvious the media are in the tank for Obama.

In “Something New Here,” I laid out Barack Obama’s 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 Obama’s membership. We’ve 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 Obama’s ties to ACORN so much in the news, isn’t this a major story right now?

Has any major television network, any national news magazine, or any major daily newspaper ever mentioned Barack Obama’s 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? Isn’t 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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: leftwingconspiracy; marxist; mediabias; newparty; obama; obamarxist; unamericanactivities

1 posted on 10/23/2008 7:53:58 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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To: St. Louis Conservative

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.


2 posted on 10/23/2008 7:56:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: St. Louis Conservative; holdonnow
Thanks for the post. Emailing now to Rush, Sean, F&F, Laura, even O'Reilly.

Ping to Great One...help!

3 posted on 10/23/2008 8:00:09 PM PDT by NewLand (McCain wants to lead a nation. Obama wants to command the citizens.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Substitute McCain’s name for O, and it would lead the news.


4 posted on 10/23/2008 8:00:49 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This should be sent to Greta. I’m done with Krauthammer.


5 posted on 10/23/2008 8:01:10 PM PDT by hobson
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To: St. Louis Conservative

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.


6 posted on 10/23/2008 8:02:02 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: St. Louis Conservative
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."

-- Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.

7 posted on 10/23/2008 8:03:33 PM PDT by NewLand (McCain wants to lead a nation. Obama wants to command the citizens.)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

The NEW PARTY - Chicago Democratic Socialists of America required a contract from all endorsed candidates. Does anyone have a copy of Obama’s contract?


8 posted on 10/23/2008 8:03:38 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup ( To that, the crowd struck up the chant “We want pie! We want pie!”)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

9 posted on 10/23/2008 8:04:23 PM PDT by narses (http://www.youtube.com/TheMouthPeace)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

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.


10 posted on 10/23/2008 8:04:24 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: All

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:
“We’ve 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 doesn’t leave a lot of room for newcomers to participate except on ACORN’s 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 NP’s 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 Garcia’s District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer’s 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).”
http://web.archive.org/web/20010306031216/www.newparty.org/up9610.html

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 Chicago’s 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 DSA’s National Political Committee.”
http://www.chicagodsa.org/ngarchive/ng45.html

Later the DSA praised Obama’s 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.


11 posted on 10/23/2008 8:06:24 PM PDT by Columbo (Just one more thing....)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
Human Events online, Powerline and the Corner at NRO have been on this story as well going back to June.

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!

12 posted on 10/23/2008 8:06:26 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: fortunecookie
Of course, it goes without saying, but he knew it reduced his chances of being senator, let alone president.

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.

13 posted on 10/23/2008 8:07:07 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

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.


15 posted on 10/23/2008 8:08:46 PM PDT by LikeLight (http://www.believersguidetolegalissues.com)
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To: NewLand
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened." -- Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate and one of the founders of the ACLU.

Great quote. Do you have a reference?

16 posted on 10/23/2008 8:09:13 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

bttt


17 posted on 10/23/2008 8:11:08 PM PDT by jackv
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To: Columbo

Excellent info! Thanks for taking the time to do this research!


18 posted on 10/23/2008 8:12:03 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: UpstateNYConservative

I hear ya — they’ve been difficult to stomach ever since McCain picked Palin. (They all view her with contempt). Effete beltway elitists, all.


19 posted on 10/23/2008 8:20:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: stocksthatgoup

This eludes to the fact that he had to sign one and really that he did.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2113737/posts


20 posted on 10/23/2008 8:26:05 PM PDT by Hanna548
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To: Mr. Mojo
All I know Is I'm watching Fox...and Heather Higgins (Idependent Womens ) is HOT. WHAT A FREAKING MIND!

Since McCain is going to retire after four years: Palin-Higgins 2012

Carl's (Rove) Angels


21 posted on 10/23/2008 8:32:05 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: UpstateNYConservative

“What the hell has happened to Fred Barnes and Charles Krauthammer? It seems like they never have anything negative to say about Nobama and it’s like they are expecting McCain to lose. I can’t stand the Fox “All Stars” anymore.”

This used to be my favorite thing on TV and now I think I’m going to swear it off till after the election, because listening to them leaves me feeling completely hopeless. I remember back to election night 2004 and how Fred, etc., was basically calling it for Kerry, and remind myself how little they really know.


22 posted on 10/23/2008 8:34:50 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: stocksthatgoup

documented proof Obama was member of socialist party
http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-file-41-obama-was-new-party.html


23 posted on 10/23/2008 8:35:12 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: Mr. Mojo

Unfortunately, this is one of those things no one cares about. We must find another way to get him.


24 posted on 10/23/2008 8:39:10 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: mlocher
That quote is well documented and quite famous.

Here is one of many places you can find it...

Norman Thomas Quotes

25 posted on 10/23/2008 8:46:57 PM PDT by NewLand (McCain wants to lead a nation. Obama wants to command the citizens.)
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To: smalltownslick

It appears so, slick. Socialist politics: bust. Phony birth cert.: bust. Terrorst connections: bust. (Close) black nationalist associations: semi-bust, but now stale. The well is dry.


26 posted on 10/23/2008 8:49:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: mlocher
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.

So true, push the new 'normal'! And how effective it was. Really so very effective, and relatively fast, too. And talk about an 'old boys network', I mean they complained about conservatives but did what they complained about, all wink-wink nudge-nudge, propped each other up and supported their 'new' farther left ideals.

How many dems were fooled or complacent? They weren't really that gullible or complacent, or were they? I think of so-called 'old time' dems, like my state's (PA) former governor, the late Bob Casey Sr., what a stand up guy. And what an empty suit his son is thus far. It just happened that fast. Kinda scary.

27 posted on 10/23/2008 9:07:34 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: Mr. Mojo

Grrr...There must be something...


28 posted on 10/23/2008 9:10:59 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Mr. Mojo
including (Barnes and Krauthammer) scoffed at the idea of Obama being a socialist.

They know damn well Obama is an extreme socialist. They just won't say it for whatever reason.

29 posted on 10/23/2008 9:20:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: St. Louis Conservative; All
Here is the link with the actual articles and pictures that document the story ...Obama is a socialist! Officially!
30 posted on 10/23/2008 9:22:05 PM PDT by NewLand (McCain wants to lead a nation. Obama wants to command the citizens.)
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To: fortunecookie
It just happened that fast. Kinda scary.

You are absolutely correct. My mother was democrat when she was young. She is smart enough to vote Republican today, and has for severa decades. Whenever we talk politics, I can sense the anger in her voice about what the democratic party has become. I have to remind her that the party left her and not vice versa.

31 posted on 10/23/2008 9:23:45 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: NewLand

Thanks very much!


32 posted on 10/23/2008 9:24:55 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: mlocher
You are absolutely correct.

Yeah, I hate to be right on that, and I know more of us are noticing, too.

My mother was democrat when she was young. She is smart enough to vote Republican today, and has for severa decades. Whenever we talk politics, I can sense the anger in her voice about what the democratic party has become. I have to remind her that the party left her and not vice versa.

Your mom has made the better choice, the dems 'left' a lot of people. Sad to think so many are fooled by the socialists disguised as democrats, I see a lot of people still fiercely defend the party, but claim to hate socialism. It is disappointing. My mom was a dem early on, too. She was very political, even when I was not so much. She made the switch after Kennedy at some point. My experiences as a young child with dems in her hometown and the town we lived in turned me off to their party, and politics in general, I registered at first as an Independent. I remember hearing the anger, and the disgust, in her voice.

33 posted on 10/23/2008 9:42:00 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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To: St. Louis Conservative

He was a member of the Democratic Socialist Party in Chicago as well. Also not mentioned ANYWHERE (though Google has plenty of info).


34 posted on 10/23/2008 9:44:20 PM PDT by Yaelle (One candidate fought America's enemies and one candidate owes all he has to America's enemies)
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To: fortunecookie
Sad to think so many are fooled by the socialists disguised as democrats, I see a lot of people still fiercely defend the party, but claim to hate socialism.

I agree with you again! It seems like party alliances are thicker than issues. I am in a debate with a 20 something at my wife's work about who to vote for. She is being pulled in several directions. I try not to pull to hard, but rather supply information about who she is, what she values and the values of the candidates. She has said she is a die-hard democrat, but is almost certain to not vote for Obama now. Her problem is that the democrats have turned her off of Republicans. It's a very emotional thing for her. Her family is also very divided, and it seems like the Republican side of the family has really gotten on her nerves. (I guess if she votes for Ralph Nader, I will take half a kudo!)

35 posted on 10/23/2008 9:49:33 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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