New Party members won three other primaries this Spring in Chicago: Barack Obama (State Senate), Michael Chandler (Democratic Party Committee) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)..."these victories prove that small 'd' democracy can work" said Obama.And caption for the picture:
Winners! NP-endorsed candidates Patricia Martin (far left), Danny Davis (center), and Barack Obama (far right), celebrate with Chicago New Party members Ted Thomas and Ruth Schools after their victories in the Democratic primary last month.I mentioned Obama's endorsement by these leftist groups in my Obama-Che post last spring, and referenced it in my ACORN Chicago post this May:
Obama endorsed in 1996 by the DSA: Democrat Socialists of America. He was also endorsed by the far left New Party:There is much more on the site, but this also fits a pattern of Obama's life before he even came to Chicago.What was the New Party?Strong in the mid to late '90s the New Party was an electoral alliance dedicated to electing leftist candidates to office-often through the Democratic Party.As far as Obama and ACORN we know about that already.
Two organisations formed the backbone of the New Party-the Democratic Socialists of America and the US's largest radical organisation, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
UPDATE: Baltimore Communists for Obama.
P.S. I will just add a personal note. I have studied Russian and Russian history since I was 14. I went to the USSR in 1972 when I was 17, with a group from Concordia College, MN. At Harvard, I studied Russian history and literature--mostly 19th century literature and 20th century history--Marxism and socialism. I have never seen a supposedly mainstream American politician cultivate such a set of radical friends and political allies in my life--some who have actually engaged in domestic terrorism (Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn), others who have been official spokesmen for a terrorist organization (Rashid Khalidi). It boggles the mind that the MSM thinks Americans should not be presented this information and make a judgment for themselves.
UPDATE: Andrew McCarthy, The Corner--to be a member you had to sign a contract and be active:
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.[snip]
Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.