Skip to comments.Barbara West Interviews Joe Biden (Must See Video; Biden Shocked, Asked if Obama Plan is Marxism)
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:43:03 PM PDT by kristinn
Florida TV reporter Barbara West asked hard hitting questions of Joe Biden in an interview broadcast yesterday.
Biden was shocked when asked if Obama's spread the wealth plan was Marxist.
The four minute interview was not the typical softball CNN-MSNBC-ABC-CBS-NYT-LAT-WAPO-AP questions.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the Obama campaign was furious at West and called her "unprofessional" and "combative".
Biden also specifically denied Obama's plan was to "spread the wealth," a direct contradiction of what Obama famously told Joe the Plumber.
Click the source link to view the video. Popcorn and your favorite beverage highly recommended to enhance your viewing pleasure.
Statement from Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
 Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
I lived in Orlando for years and Barbara West has been at WFTV-9 for at least 20 years - she’s a fixture in Orlando and tough as sh*t. I loved that she had the nerve to actually ask questions the Orlando Sentinel would never do.
We should be thanking for doing her job and not sucking up. And her bosses need to know we appreciate her too:
EXACTLY!!! Like a woman couldn't come up with HER OWN dang questions! How sexist!
Wow. I’ve never heard of Barbara West before, but I love this woman! She belongs on the national stage.
Joe Biden cannot answer straight questions without lying! Should we be surprised, he’s a damned Democrat! ... Obama while on the boards of the Woods Foundation and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge funneled huge reserves of cash to ACORN and subunits of ACORN. Obama trained ACORN team coordinators. Obama represented ACORN in the motor voter lawsuit ... I mean, Joe lies repeatedly and the Lady just moves to another topic instead of nailing his ass over his blatant lies! That big grin while fabricating replies that this lying snark knows are lies is just too much. I had to stop watching at about minute two. This democrat party and particularly the democrat ticket has as their director the father of lies a murderer from the start. Disgusting.
Those were some amazing questions ... though Biden lied through his false teeth
thanks for posting it
Well, at least he didn’t call her “Sweetie”...
Nobody's saying "your campaign" gave Acorn money, you cornrowed chompertoothed idiot.
The fact is that you and your idiot boss have voted again and again to pay them with our tax dollars!
Not to nitpick, but she could have asked some better follow ups. Still I'm very grateful she hit him hard with the initial shots. Great left jab, needs to work on the right uppercut.
Also, what's with the chichlet white teeth and the man-tan?
Handlers must be trying to make him look “good”. That buttoned up shirt must be hiding a few sagging neck wrinkles as well.
I sent a note expressing my gratitude. Hopefully they’ll get thousands of positive responses that they can then throw down at the feet of the magical one.
With the New Partys rise and its entanglements with ACORN came the rise of Barack Obama. According to Stanley Kurtz, Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960s New Left, with a 1960s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism to match. And Barack Obama was ACORNs lawyer.
From Obama's official website:
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, "I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 350,000 member families organized into 800 neighborhood chapters in 104 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to its members, including better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools.
October 08, 2008
Archives prove Obama was a New Party member (updated)
Another piece in the puzzle of Barack Obama has been revealed, greatly strengthening the picture of a man groomed by an older generation of radical leftists for insertion into the American political process, trading on good looks, brains, educational pedigree, and the desire of the vast majority of the voting public to right the historical racial wrongs of the land.
The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within. The party only lasted until 1998, when its strategy of "fusion" failed to withstand a Supreme Court ruling. But dissolving the party didn't stop the membership, including Barack Obama, from continuing to move the Democrats leftward with spectacular success.
DiscoverTheNetworks.org/FrontPageMag.com profile doesn't (yet?) include the latest revelation that Sen Obama was actually a member of the New Party.-ETL
PROFILE: NEW PARTY (NP) * Marxist political coalition
* Was active from 1992-1998
* Endorsed Barack Obama for Illinois state senate seat in 1996
Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.
Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.
The New Party's modus operandi included the political strategy of "electoral fusion," where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, the New Party often was able to influence candidates' platforms. (Fusion of this type is permitted in seven states -- Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont -- but is common only in New York.)
Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party's endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.
In 1996, three of the four candidates endorsed by the New Party won their electoral primaries. The three victors included Barack Obama (in the 13th State Senate District), Danny Davis (in the 7th Congressional District), and Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in the 7th Subcircuit Court. All four candidates attended an April 11, 1996 New Party membership meeting to express their gratitude for the party's support.
The New Party's various chapters similarly helped to elect dozens of other political candidates in a host of American cities.
One of the more notable New Party members was Carl Davidson, a Chicago-based Marxist who became a political supporter of Barack Obama in the mid-1990s.
In 1997 the New Party's influence declined precipitously after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that electoral fusion was not protected by the First Amendment's freedom of association clause. By 1998 the party was essentially defunct. Daniel Canto and other key party members went on to establish a new organization with similar ideals, the Working Families Party of New York.
The Columbus Free Press
New Party Online News - Elections Update
In the end the outcome was predictable, and predictably depressing. Voting for Clinton while simultaneously supporting the local Republican Congressman was not contradictory. My personal favorite line: With these results, I'd better get some of that medicinal marijuana...
So we're back where we were a few days ago. Gingrich sets the agenda, Clinton rotates it a few degrees to make it palatable. Our task, and there are no shortcuts, is to build enough power to produce better choices in the future.
A few more steps down that road were taken by local New Party chapters on Tuesday. Here are some highlights:
Overall: Campaign finance led the way, with overwhelming victories in Arkansas and Massachusetts. Not counting Washington, DC's ANC races, NP members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, bringing our overall total to 110 victories in 163 races.
Arkansas: As local favorite Bill Clinton swept to victory under cloud of tainted contributions, an NP and ACORN-backed statewide initiative for real campaign finance reform won an overwhelming victory, outpolling Clinton and Perot combined. The measure lowers contribution limits to $300 for statewide candidates and $100 for state legislative and local candidates, grants a tax credit for small donors, and tightens reporting and disclosure requirements. It'll be a big step in leveling the playing field for grassroots candidates against their corporate funded opponents. And in the first city-wide victory for a New Party candidate in Little Rock, member Paul Kelly won an at-large City Council seat. He'll join NP members Gloria Wilson and Willie Hinton on the Council, with the potential for a strong progressive caucus. In a second at-large City Council race, NP member Genevieve Stewart made a strong showing. She finished third against 2 entrenched incumbents but built her name recognition and a base of support for a possible ward race for City Council next year. Finally, in a classic New Party vs. the Right Wing matchup, member Jayne Cia handily defeated the Arkansas state chair of Empower America (Bill Bennett's organization) for a seat on the County Board.
Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a "Democratic Unity" march on Chicago's West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman). ..."
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"Although the New Party has been effectively defunct since the late 1990s, a website still exists."-wikipedia
Inside Obamas Acorn:
By their fruits ye shall know them
Stanley Kurtz, May 29, 2008
"What if Barack Obamas most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, youd know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, Id wager, does Barack Obama."
She needs to be put in the Patriot column on BOR.
Biden patronized her by asking who is writing her questions, as if she a mere “woman” could not come up with her own questions.
When will women realize that the real ‘sexists’ are on the left...
they have no respect for women.
This interview should be posted to YouTube ans WIDELY circulated!
Woah - she ripped the ‘ol Romulan an new one in that interview.
Praise and appreciation sent to the station’s General Manager.
Great find Kristinn!
Anybody have contact information for Barbara West? How refreshing to see a real journalist in action. Looks like Biden thought he was in for another cake walk and was totally caught off guard.
You beat me to it and I just want to second your suggestion that all FREEPERS go to the Contact Us link and let them know how much we admire and appreciate a true journalist who subjects the Democrat candidates to the same level of scrutiny and tough questioning that Republicans get every single day.
Barbara West offers a glimpse of what the world could be like if the news media truly lived up to it’s obligation to show both sides of every story without bias.
It is almost as shocking for us to watch as it must have been for ole Joe Biden. The reason he was stammering and confuddled by her questions is that it’s the first time the idiot has ever been asked anything tougher than “what’s your favority color”. He had to be livid after the interview, let’s make sure WFLV-TV knows they’ve got one of the few true journalists on the air today.
We need to send this dear lady some flowers or a gift certificate for some facials and down low time.
Barbara West is awesome - she is like that all the time; she asks the right questions and the chips fall where they may.
I sent her an E mail......also forwarded the clip to Rush, Hannity, Savage, and Beck. It is unfortunate to read her biography she is married......so am I .....and that she lives in Florida.
Biden didnt know what had hit him!