October 08, 2008
The Senator Is a Socialist
No Quarter has a fascinating article on Obama's past. It runs down in detail Senator Obama's socialist past.
Did you know that Barack Obama was affiliated with a leading national socialist party? Barack Obama didn't include in his 2008 resume that he entered politics in the mid-1990s endorsed by Chicago's leading socialists. This just keeps getting better and better. Barack Obama was an active participant in the 1990s, and a direct political beneficiary, of the Chicago New Party and, importantly, the Chicago DSA, a group of socialists affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America.The Democratic Socialists of America are the U.S. affiliates of the Socialist International. So what did the Socialists have to say about Mr. Obama in his race against Bobby Rush?
Barak Obama is serving only his second term in the Illinois State Senate so he might be fairly charged with ambition, but the same might have be said of Bobby Rush when he ran against Congressman Charles Hayes. Obama also has put in time at the grass roots, working for five years as a community organizer in Harlem and in Chicago. When Obama participated in a 1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of European social democracy.The UofC in question is the University of Chicago. And "well within the mainstream of European social democracy"? No wonder he is so popular in Europe.
So what is the conclusion to the No Quarter piece?
Barack Obama has a long-term and sustained relationship with the Chicago DSA, an affiliate of the Democratic Socialists of America, and with the Chicago New Party. He participated in multiple membership meetings and in DSA-sponsored events, repeatedly sought their endorsement. This does not answer all questions about Barack Obama's past relationships with multiple socialist groups. What the media need to find out is this: Has Barack Obama broken his ties with them. If so, when and why?The No Quarter piece has tons more details and lots of links. You should read the whole thing.
Cross Posted at Power and Control
posted by Simon on 10.08.08 at 08:25 AM
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