Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Party

The blog Politically Drunk on Power has a feature on Barack's affiliation with a socialist political party called the "New Party."
In June sources released information that during his campaign for the State Senate in Illinois, Barack Obama was endorsed by an organization known as the Chicago "New Party". The 'New Party' was a political party established by the Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA) to push forth the socialist principles of the DSA by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards. The admittedly Socialist Organization experienced a moderate rise in numbers between 1995 and 1999. By 1999, however, the Socialist 'New Party' was essentially defunct after losing a supreme court challenge that ruled the organizations "fusion" reform platform as unconstitutional.

After allegations surfaced in early summer over the 'New Party's' endorsement of Obama, the Obama campaign along with the remnants of the New Party and Democratic Socialists of America claimed that Obama was never a member of either organization. The DSA and 'New Party' then systematically attempted to cover up any ties between Obama and the Socialist Organizations. However, it now appears that Barack Obama was indeed a certified and acknowledged member of the DSA's New Party.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This seems like the same type of accusations thrown at Sarah Palin about the organization her husband was a member of -- really, who cares?

shirtsbyeric said...

I care because i work for a living and I'm of the belief that capitalism trumps socialism every time. Capitalism feed more people and cured more diseases than any other form of government.