Monday, October 13, 2008

A Real Life Socialist

There is now a smoking gun connecting Barack Obama to bona fide socialism. Not liberalism, not leftist ideology, but pure socialism. During Obama's State Senate run, Obama joined forces with the Chicago "New Party" to win the Democratic nomination. The New Party was established by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to help socialists win Democratic primaries. Understanding that as a third party they would have little impact, their goal was to promote the Socialist movement by supporting socialists who were running in Democratic primaries.

The DSA covered up Obama's membership in the now defunct New Party, but at least four sources, the New Party's website (Obama's name had been purged from the site, but was found in web archives) the "Progressive Populist" magazine, the Columbus Free Post and the DSA's newsletter all show that Obama was indeed a New Party candidate in 1996. E.g.:"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)."

Obama took advantage of technicalities of election law to remove all of his competitors from the ballot for his 1996 Illinois State Senate run. Even though he didn't need to, he sought out the endorsement of the New Party. The New Party required candidates pledge their support for the party. Obama wasn't merely associated with this socialist group, he was a member of the socialist group. His alliances with William Ayers, Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, and ACORN, as well as his voting record in the State Senate and the U.S. Senate do nothing to indicate that Obama has changed these anti-American, dangerous views since 1996. Consider this video.

In case you need a reminder of why socialism is one of the great evils in world history, the American Thinker details why Obama's commitment to socialism is important:

Regardless of Obama’s presumed good intentions, socialism always brings a society to a bad ending. I don’t want to believe that Americans who live in a free society that allows people to think what they will, do what they want, and succeed if they can, will willingly hand themselves over to the socialist ideology. They must therefore be reminded, again and again and again, that socialism isn’t just another political party; it’s the death knell to freedom. So remember, while McCain wants to change DC, Obama wants to change America.


Robert said...

Jon - Rob Orange here. I was forwarded a link to your blog. Good stuff!! Keep up the good work.

Rudi said...

Jon- what's your take on these attacks on Obama's associates?

Mine is that while these attacks most likely all true (and the public has a right to know details like this in an election), the emphasis on these relational issues don't win elections.

Also, when the McCain campaign spends all of it's energy (Palin especially) slamming Obama, then this election remains exclusively about Obama. Obama talks about his ideas, and McCain slams Obama.

Wouldn't McCain be better served to argue principally (specifically on the economy and how NOW is the time for less regulation and lower taxes and not borderline socialism)?

Jon Vander Plas said...

Thanks Rob.

Rudi, you have to remember that while most people say they don't like negative attacks, they are very effective. Kind of like how people say they want less sex and violence on TV, yet tend to watch shows with more sex and violence.

McCain needs to rip Obama's plans and cast doubts about Obama's character by pointing out all the characters that he's allied himself with, but also explain why his experience and his plans are best for America. Hopefully tonight he can contrast his plans and vision for America with Obama's socialist agenda.

You're right, but the negative ads work better than the mainstream media lets on.