October 08, 2008

Barack Obama : Member of the "New Party"?

From Ace. Via the Wayback Machine, evidence that Barack Obama was a member of the "New Party":

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).
What was the "New Party"? It was a far-left "workers' party" fighting for:
full employment

a shorter work week

a guaranteed minimum income for all adults and a universal “social wage”

full public financing of elections with universal voter registration

“the democratization of banking and financial systems”, which included public control and regulation of banking

a more progressive tax system

reductions in military spending and an end to unilateral military interventions.

Will anyone in the mainstream media say 'boo' about this? Of course not. Will John McCain? Probably not. Will Sarah Palin? Maybe...

UPDATE: SH provides this from Ace:

About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July....

Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.

The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat.

UPDATE 2 : Newsbusters asks (rhetorically, of course) "Will MSM Report on Obama Membership in Socialist New Party?"

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 05:08 PM | Comments |