Updated: PROOF: Barack Obama Was In Fact A Card-Carrying Socialist…
While many consider Barack Obama as the most radical left wing figure to ever occupy the White House, a now breaking story has perhaps uncovered proof that the current President of the United States was in fact a card-carrying Socialist Party member.
Barack Obama was, in fact, a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate–contrary to the misrepresentations of Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico’s Ben Smith to quash the story.
Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (2010), has released new “smoking gun” evidence at National Review Online. It is evidence that the mainstream media can no longer ignore–and Obama can no longer deny.
Now, through careful archival research, Kurtz has proven his case–and proven once again that there are many people on the left who have been willing to misrepresent and obscure facts about Barack Obama, as well as many in the mainstream media who have acted as Obama’s accomplices rather than searching for the truth.
Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’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 “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.
…Obama was not the only one who lied, according to Kurtz:
Although Obama is ultimately responsible for deceiving the American people in 2008 about his political background, he got help from his old associates. Each of the two former political allies who helped him to deny his New Party membership during campaign ’08 was in a position to know better.
As for the group’s socialist ideology, Kurtz says, the documents he has recovered leave no doubt:
The documents reveal that the New Party’s central aim was to move the United States steadily closer to European social democracy, a goal that Mitt Romney has also attributed to Obama. New Party leaders disdained mainstream Democrats, considering them tools of business, and promised instead to create a partnership between elected officials and local community organizations, with the goal of socializing the American economy to an unprecedented degree.
Kurtz ends by challenging the mainstream media to the opposite of what they did in 2008–to follow up on the facts he has uncovered, and “to report that President Obama once joined a leftist third party, and that he hid that truth from the American people in order to win the presidency.” And he hints that there are more facts to come.