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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2012 - 12:12AM #1
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“Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism.”

I never heard of the New Party so I had to look them up.

The New Party was a political organization founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor and Joel Rogers, with the objective of electing leftist or socialist individuals to public office in several states; the goal was to move the Democratic Party further to the left, with the ultimate objective of creating a major third party whose platform is Marxism.

Daniel Cantor, a former staffer with Jesse Jackson during his 1988 presidential campaign, and sociology/law professor Joel Rogers from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) created the New party, drawing many members from the Democratic Socialists of America and the civil organization group ACORN; the chapter in Chicago included former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members who had gathered together under the group name "Committees of Correspondence". Among their most prominent members was Barack Obama, first picked to succeed Illinois state senator Alice Palmer while in the home of Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers in 1995.

There is this on Dan Cantor

In 1987, Dan Cantor and Juliet Schor, a member of Democratic Socialists of America, co-wrote "Tunnel Vision:Labor and the World Economy, and Central America

The first strategic meetings to plan the New Party were held in Joel Rogers' home in Madison Wisconsin in the very early 1990s. Present were Rogers' wife Sarah Siskind, Dan Cantor, ACORN leaders , Wade Rathke ,Zach Polett , Steve Kest and Jon Kest , Steve Cobble from the Institute for Policy Studies (in an advisory role), Sandy Morales Pope (for the first 18 months), Harriet Barlow and Barbara Dudley.

The very first meeting included Gerry Hudson from Democratic Socialists of America and SEIU and Gary Delgado, plus labor activists Sam Pizzigati and Tony Mazzocchi. Anthony Thigpenn of Los Angeles was also approached, but though supportive did not wish to play a leadership role....

 This really explains Obama; why didn’t we hear all of this before Obama was elected?

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2012 - 12:15AM #2
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Yea... It's also part of Agenda 21 too if I recall. He's Marxist.


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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2012 - 8:58AM #3
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I love it.  Recently, there have been charges that the Republican Party would consider Ronald Reagan a liberal by today's party standards.  And now, they turn it around make the claim that it is the Democratic Party that has moved further to the left.

This is a terrific strategy.  Whatever the left says the right is guilty of, simply turn it around and say the left is guilty.

If the charge is a "war on women" claim the left is the side waging the war.

If the charge is intolerance, charge the left with intolerance.

If the charge is we are responsible for tanking the economy, say it was the dems who did it.

If the charge is deficit spending by the republicans and their "no tax" policies, claim that Obama is spending money like a drunken sailor.

Of course, non of these claims by the right are true, but when did the truth matter one whit in Republican politics?

I can't wait for the republican convention to be over.  That's when they will start running ads that claim Obama never actually attended Harvard or even graduated from college.  And we'll see the ads that claim everyone in America is out of work because that is what the Dems want.

If we could just give the billionaires a few more billion, the whole economy would just turn around. That's the message in a nutshell.

“Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” Robert F. Kennedy, 1968
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