… the Conservative byte, “On the evening of
January 11, 1996… 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 today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the
United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.”
In late October 2008, when it was disclosed that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign denied it, calling it a “crackpot smear.” One Obama website, Fight the Smears, insisted that “Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.” So what is the truth of the matter?
The New Party was created in 1992 as a loose confederation of unions, socialists, communists, and black activists who shared common values, but often had different goals.
The primary goal of the New Party was to unite alienated leftists who were ticked off by Bill Clinton’s embrace of the center-left Democratic Leadership Council. Jesse Waldman of the Wisconsin State Journal wrote that leftists in 1992 were “angry Americans.” He said, “… left wing Democrats, are tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils…”
Given their dissatisfaction with the Democrats’ drift to the right under Bill Clinton, the New Party developed a concept called “fusion,” a process by which a far left candidate could run as a Democrat and as a New Party candidate, a signal to socialists and communists that the candidate was, in fact, one of them. If a candidate received only 600 votes in a Democratic primary against another Democrat who received 1000 votes, he would clearly not be the nominee. But, if that candidate also received 500 votes from the New Party, the votes of the two parties would be “fused” and he would be the Democratic nominee with 1100 votes.
However, in 1997, the “fusion” concept was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Rehnquist stated that the concept, combining the votes of two separate and distinct political parties, was not a protected constitutional right.
Unfortunately for the country, the 1997 Supreme Court decision was two years too late to stop Barack Obama from winning his first race for public office. Had the case come before the court two years earlier, the country might have been spared the excruciating pain of Barack Obama’s destructive leadership.
In 1995, Obama represented the leftist ACORN group in a lawsuit against the state of
Illinois. ACORN was suing the state for failing to implement a federal law designed to make it easier for the poor and others to register to vote. ACORN won the suit.
According to the Boston Globe, Obama was also part of a team of lawyers who represented a group of black voters and aldermen in an attempt to force the City of
Chicago to redraw ward boundaries that were established following the 1990 census. Obama and his clients claimed that the boundaries were discriminatory. After an appeals court ruled that the map violated the federal Voting Rights Act, attorneys for both sides drew up a new set of ward boundaries.
With district lines redrawn and a new set of “liberalized” voter registration rules in place, Obama’s career in elective office was launched. As he entered the Democratic primary for the
Illinois 13th senate district seat, he actively sought the endorsement of
Chicago’s New Party, which required him to sign an agreement obligating him to maintain his relationship with the party.
Obama ran unopposed in the 1996 Democratic state senate primary because he had successfully challenged his opponents’ petitions to appear on the ballot. One candidate, Gha-Is Askia, said his signatures were dismissed because of “technicalities.” According to the Chicago Tribune, “Askia filed 1,899 signatures, but the Obama team sustained objections to 1,211,” leaving him 69 short of the required 757 signatures. In listing reasons for which Askia’s signatures were allegedly invalidated, the Tribune reported: “If names were printed instead of written in cursive, they were kicked off. If signatures were good but the person collecting the petitions wasn’t properly registered, all of those signatures were kicked off.”
Obama won the New Party’s nomination and, through “fusion” with his Democratic votes he became the Democratic nominee for the 13th district seat. Using ACORN’s get-out-the-vote efforts and relying on his gerrymandered district, he was elected to the
Illinois state senate.
While serving in the state senate he was loyal to the New Party and the radical left agenda. He opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act which would have prohibited abortionists from destroying infants born alive after botched abortions; he opposed legislation that would have prohibited the sale of pornography across the street from elementary schools and churches; and he supported a bill allowing criminals to sue their victims if they were injured by their intended victims during the commission of a crime.
June 20, 2012 article in Investors Business Daily, titled “Is President Obama A Pathological Liar?” lists 13 major lies that Obama has told. Lie No. 10 reminds us, “Obama denied being a member of the socialist New Party, when a member roster of the
Jan. 11, 1996.” chapter of the party lists him joining on
Is Obama a pathological liar? Yes, and he is also a card-carrying Marxist and a socialist. He has done more damage to our great country than any other human being, living or dead. The sooner we can haul him out of the White House, one way or another, the better. I would prefer to see him dressed in an orange jumpsuit when he departs. July 6, 2012
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