Skip to comments.OBAMA CAUGHT LYING AGAIN: HE WAS MEMBER OF SOCIALIST 'NEW PARTY,' SAYS KURTZ
Posted on 06/07/2012 5:02:35 AM PDT by speelurker
Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate--contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico's Ben Smith to quash the story. Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new "smoking gun" evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore--and Obama can no longer deny.
When the story of Obama's association with the New Party first broke in 2008, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt claimed that Obama had never been a member. (LaBolt likewise told the New York Times that Obama had "not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005"--a statement that carefully concealed the truth that Obama had spent time in Ayers' home after he began serving in the Senate.) The Obama campaign took up the issue at its "Fight the Smears" website, smearing Kurtz and willfully distorting the truth about Barack Obama's radical past:
Right-wing hatchet man and conspiracy theorist, Stanley Kurtz is pushing a new crackpot smear against Barack falsely claiming he was a member of something called the New Party.
But the truth is Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party. In all six primary campaigns of his career, Barack has has run as a Democrat. The New Party did support Barack once in 1996, but he was the only candidate on the ballot in his race and never solicited the endorsement.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Kurtz writes:Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Partys Chicago chapter read as follows:Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party Candidate Contract and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined... The revelation in 2008 that Obama had joined an ACORN-controlled, leftist third party could have been damaging indeed, and coming clean about his broader work with ACORN might easily have exposed these New Party ties. Because the work of ACORN and the New Party often intersected with Obamas other alliances, honesty about his ties to either could have laid bare the entire network of his leftist political partnerships.
Want to bet??
It is pretty amazing how the left is so brazen about supporting outright communist agenda items, then in the same breath say the don’t support communism.
They say 0bama is not a socialist, according to definition, because he hasn’t had the government take over the means of production and distribution.
I guess they are right, he’s following the fascist model more closely than the socialist model. He’s using government to CONTROL the means of production and distribution without actually OWNING it.
The National Review Article
JUNE 7, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Obamas Third-Party History
New documents shed new light on his ties to a leftist party in the 1990s.
By Stanley Kurtz
The Clintons are probably realizing that they’ve waited far too long to make their move.
Absolutely right. That’s what I’ve said, he’s actually a facist according to the definition.
It's time for the MSM to grow a pair and start asking the guy--to his face--the tough questions that all of us want answered. For my two cents, start with: "Mr. President, why have you spent literally hundreds of thousands of dollars to sequester virtually everything about your past?" And when he responds with: "I have not sequestered my records...which he will...then push further and ask him to produce all of his school records from 1st grade forward and all of his health records. Then sit back and see how much information actually comes forward. You don't spend that kind of money hiding your past unless you don't want something found out.
I usually answer “well, yeah, if you want to get technical on the definition, the guy you support is more of a fascist than a socialist.”
In a leftist’s mind, however, they stick with the quote of “fascism is more accurately referred to as corporatism”, implying that corporations and private businesses are corrupting their beloved government, and not the other way around.
I ask them - which one, the government or the corporation, has the legal ability to use force to coerce the other to do its will?
Oh, just noticed your typo :)...
Is a “facist” someone who is discriminatory based on facial appearance?
He's going for owning the people instead. If you are dependent on government programs for your food,lodging, health care, and most every aspect of your life, he owns you.
"Obama a socialist? Many scoff, but claim persists"
If all here that posted that indeed Barry was/is a socialist on their local comment boards of newspapers, etc. and got shot down - please get back in there and post the National Review article link with the snip from Chicago. Many have moved on from that article but please put it there for future reference....Everywhere.
Oh, that's rich! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
I wonder if Rush or Sean will deal with this today?
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