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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.

 

 

 

http://politicallydrunk.blogspot.com/2008/10/web-archives-confirm-barack-obama-was.html

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Nice misleading thread title.

 

Of course, most of you probably think that if he were elected, we would see big posters of Chairman Mao and Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov carried around in mandatory street marches.

 

Man, I used to love politics. Now, I can't stand it, and am glad I've washed my hands of both parties' scare tactics.

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It doesn't. JB's playing fast and loose with the thread title. It's the Mitch McConnell way: Toss the mud in big clumps, and some of it's bound to stick.

 

:thumb: Good ole' LBJ politics... Force your canidate to deny it and it will stick with his name

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Actually if you read the link and not just the part that JD quoted, you'll find a pretty compelling argument that Obama was in fact a member of the Socialist party. It apparently goes much beyond just receiving the endorsement. Take a moment and read the link. My first reaction was the same as several posters; then I read the link. Some folks owe JD an apology.

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Where does that prove that he "belonged" to the Democratic Socialist party?

 

In the article is states it quite clear, numerous times.

 

"New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago. "

 

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)."

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3 Wishes and leatherneck seems to be the only ones to have actually READ the article, instead of skimming over.

 

Now where is the response?

 

I didn't even read it because it came from a site called "Politically Drunk" and if it had any true merit, it would probably be hitting the major channels.

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In the article is states it quite clear, numerous times.

 

"New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago. "

 

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)."

 

:lol: Obama won his state senate seat as a member of the New Party, not the Democratic Party? Guess I should take their word for it.

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:lol: Obama won his state senate seat as a member of the New Party, not the Democratic Party? Guess I should take their word for it.
Really, so there is a 3rd party candidate in the debate...:ylsuper:?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fairness, I haven't read the article yet, I plan on doing so later tonight.

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