Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Shocking News! Only, It's Neither.

As recently as 12 years ago, Barack Obama was a member of a socialist political party. Who'd have guessed?

In June sources released information that during his campaign for the State Senate in Illinois, Barack Obama was endorsed by an organization known as the Chicago "New Party". The 'New Party' was a political party established by the Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA) to push forth the socialist principles of the DSA by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards.


From the October 1996 Update of the DSA 'New Party':

"New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races...

Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary)."

Before I comment further, I better consult the official Secret Racist Code Words List, to make sure I don't say anything "racially tinged".

Aw, crap.

"Socialist" is on the list.

We can't talk about this anymore, sorry. To do so would serve as concrete, indisputable evidence that we harbor malevolent feelings toward all people of color.

And, that discussion really wouldn't help Michelle Obama's kids.