Member of the Socialist New Party
Attended At least one Meeting of Democratic Socialist Party of America
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“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.
–J. Brown, Politically Drunk: “Web Archives Confirm Barack Obama Was Member Of Socialist ‘New Party’ In 1996″
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UPDATE #3 –1459 EDTThe Barack Obama campaign has attempted to cover up Obama’s socialist roots, but some stunning new documents uncovered in the Internet Archives (Wayback Machine) list “Barack Obama” as a member of the Socialist New Party.The Archives also show that Obama attended a meeting of the Democratic Socialist Party of America as a “thank you” gesture after he won his seat in the Illinois Senate.From Web Archives Confirm Barack Obama Was Member Of Socialist ‘New Party’ In 1996
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.
On Tuesday, I discovered a web page that had been scrubbed from the New Party’s website. The web page which was published in October 1996, was an internet newsletter update on that years congressional races. Although the web page was deleted from the New Party’s website, the non-profit Internet Archive Organization had archived the page.
So that’s what he means by “Change”, huh?
Obama’s links to Communist and Socialist organizations have been covered up by the campaign and fellow travelers, but apparently every time one is erased, two more spring up.
From the October 1996 Update of the DSA ‘New Party’:
“New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races…
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).”
Just three years after Obama was elected as a member of the Socialist New Party, the party was eclipsed when the Supreme Court ruled the fusion concept unconstitutional.
What are the implications? Will the Mainstream Media, and especially the NY Times, stop its McCain-Palin attacks long enough to comment?
How will this be explained away? Can it be?
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