Barack Obama Was a Member of Radical Left New Party

by Van Helsing | October 9, 2008 10:30 am

Although the liberal media would like us to think it’s relevant that Sarah Palin’s husband once belonged to the Alaska Independence Party, it remains to be seen whether it will show any interest in recent revelations that Barack Obama — who unlike Todd Palin is running for office — was a member of the ultra-left New Party. From Politically Drunk on Power[1]:

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[2] had archived the page.

From the New Party’s October 1996 Update[3]:

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).

More, from a November 1996 Progressive Populist article[4]:

New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.

From a 1996 DSA newsletter[5], under the heading of New Party Update:

[T]he NP’s ’96 Political Program has been enormously successful with 3 of 4 endorsed candidates winning electoral primaries. All four candidates attended the NP membership meeting on April 11th to express their gratitude. […] Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.

The DSA and its New Party were socialist in the same sense as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics — i.e., they were communists, reviled as extreme even by the Green Party. From American Thinker[6]:

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.

That sounds like the Obama/Ayers strategy, all right.

Now the New Party has joined the huge crowd under Obama’s bus. There are enough skeletons under there already to keep journalists busy for years, should they ever develop a sense of curiosity.

On tips from Cheetah[7], V the K[8], J, and rrobin. Hat tips: NewsBusters[9], Nice Deb[10], Ace of Spades HQ[11]. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[12].

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