Stanley Kurtz of National Review writes he has obtained evidence from ACORN records (a signed “contract”) showing the Emperor was a member of the New Party.
The New Party is/was a socialist leftist third party group for unions and community organizing groups. Here Rush Limbaugh chimes on the level of deceit around the Emperor.
Obamaâ€™s Third-Party History
By Stanley Kurtz |
On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as todayâ€™s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Partyâ€™s goal.
In late October 2008, when I wrote here at National Review Online that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign sharply denied it, calling my claim a â€œcrackpot smear.â€ Fight the Smears, an official Obama-campaign website, staunchly maintained that â€œBarack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.â€ I rebutted this, but the debate was never taken up by the mainstream press.
Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party. He also signed a â€œcontractâ€ promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.
Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Partyâ€™s Chicago chapter read as follows:
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party â€œCandidate Contractâ€ and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.
Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined.
Knowing that Obama disguised his New Party membership helps make sense of his questionable handling of the 2008 controversy over his ties to ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). During his third debate with John McCain, Obama said that the â€œonlyâ€ involvement heâ€™d had with ACORN was to represent the group in a lawsuit seeking to compel Illinois to implement the National Voter Registration Act, or motor-voter law. …Read More