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Here’s How I Know You’re A Socialist, Pres. Obama

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Posted on April 7 2010 6:07 pm
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From Yid With Lid:

I do think that everybody has a responsibility, Democrats or Republicans, to tone down some of this rhetoric. And the truth is some of these comments when you actually ask, well, this is based on what? This notion that ‘Obama’s a Socialist,’ for example. Nobody can really (he chuckled) give you a good answer — much less when they, you know, make… President Barack Obama to Harry Smith April 2, 2010

Last week the President Issued a challenge, tell me what the charges that I am a socialist are based on?  That has been answered in many ways, taking a look at his policies such as his takeover of the domestic auto business, Obamacare, “redistribution of income” etc. Another way it has been answered is taking a look at his associations, from Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers to people he hired such as Van Jones and Rev. Jim Wallis. While valid, the examples above are purely circumstantial.

I will answer the President’s challenge in a different way, going to the primary sources. When the President was running for the Illinois State Senate, not only did he run with the endorsement of a local socialist organizations, but he signed a contract with one of them, The New Party.  he party was a Marxist Political coalition. This was not a guilt by association thing. Senator Obama sought out their nomination. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement which required that he sign a contract with the group.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the “Community Organizing” group ACORN. The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

The New Party’s modus operandi included the political strategy of “electoral fusion,” where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, the New Party often was able to influence candidates’ platforms. (Fusion of this type is permitted in seven states — Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont — but is common only in New York.)

Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party’s endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.

By 1996, Obama had become a member of the New Party. Who says so? Well the Chicago Democratic Socialist Party and the New Party Said so, at least back then they did: […]

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