I have spent much time researching this, and this is the best summary & time line I have on his involvement
This should be HUGE news, but don't expect the media to pick up. This might be too HOT for the weak-spined McCaign campaign.
Wall St. Journal: the lost years, 9-11-08 article
In his book, Obama reveals that during his student years at
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, writes Matthew Weaver of NoQuarterUSA.com
Democratic Socialists of
America (hereon DSA) - Describing itself as “the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International,” the DSA is the largest socialist organization in the . Weatherman Underground splintered of from SDA. US
In 1995 Obama sought the New Party’s endorsement for his 1996 state senate race. He secured its endorsement, even used a number of NP volunteers as campaign workers. Obama expressed his gratitude for their support.at membership meeting on 4-11-1996..
The "New Party" claimed Barack Obama was a card carrying member in a 1996 newsletter found on internet archive.
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.—New Ground
1996, Obama attended several meetings of DSA , according to its Newsletter , New Ground 45, March-April , 96.
It said that Obama “ talked the talk and walked the walk”
When Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate in 1996 he did so with the blessings of the socialist/leftist New Party and Chicago DSA. (The New Party rigorously evaluated its candidate endorsements and claimed “a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections.” This was no passive endorsement.
Barack Obama is not just an extreme Liberal. He is a Socialist who signed their contract and campaigned on their ticket.
This link is proof as it lists Obama as one of New Party candidates it supported and won!
The fact is that as recently as 1996 Senator Obama was an active member of the
Obama has a long-term and sustained relationship with the
New Party - Co-founded in 1992, the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most are Democrats. The New Party’s short-term goal was to steer the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of a new Marxist third party.
Frank Chapman, a Communist supporter of CPUSA, has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the
“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle,” Chapman wrote. “Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary ‘mole,’ not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”