[Homestead] About the New Party, was Powell endorsement
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 20 22:42:02 EDT 2008
Updated...link is at the end of the quote below..to my mind, this
explains why Obama is a Democrat, not DSP or NP.
> He changed his political registration to run for office. Just like
> Reagan did. He was a registered Democrat and they wouldn't run him
> for office, so he changed to the Republican Party.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "EarthNSky"
> <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> Ok, I guess I saw that as Democratic Socialist Party as opposed to
> Democrat. If that is the case, then I apologize for my technical
> error and misleading statements, but I do stand by my original
> assertion that he is a socialist,
The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to
amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by
forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup
the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from
within. The party only lasted until 1998, when its strategy of "fusion"
failed to withstand a Supreme Court ruling. But dissolving the party
didn't stop the membership, including Barack Obama, from continuing to
move the Democrats leftward with spectacular success.
Erick Erickson, editor of RedState, explained fusion in a Human Events
Fusion is a pretty simple concept. A candidate could run as both a
Democrat and a New Party member to signal the candidate was, in fact, a
left-leaning candidate, or at least not a center-left DLC type
candidate. If the candidate -- let's call him Barack Obama -- received
only 500 votes in the Democratic Party against another candidate who
received 1000 votes, Obama would clearly not be the nominee. But, if
Obama also received 600 votes from the New Party, Obama's New Party
votes and Democratic votes would be fused. He would be the Democratic
nominee with 1100 votes.
The fusion idea set off a number of third parties, but the New
Party was probably the most successful. A March 22, 1998 In These Times
article by John Nichols showed just how successful. "After six years,
the party has built what is arguably the most sophisticated left-leaning
political operation the country has seen since the decline of the
Farmer-Labor, Progressive and Non-Partisan League groupings of the early
part of the century .... In 1996, it helped Chicago's Danny Davis, a New
Party member, win a Democratic congressional primary, thereby assuring
his election in the majority-black district .... The threat of losing
New Party support, or of the New Party running its own candidates
against conservative Democrats, would begin a process of forcing the
political process to the left, [Joel] Rogers argued."
Fusion, fortunately for the country, died in 1997. William
Rehnquist, writing for a 6-3 Supreme Court, found the concept was not a
protected constitutional right. It was two years too late to stop Obama.
from the leftist publication New Ground 42, in 1995, before Obama had
run for office. (emphasis added)
About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership
meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on
local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential
political candidates. The NP is being very active in organization
building and politics. There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to
build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house
parties. Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a
grassroots base. Nationwide it has resulted in 1000 people committed to
monthly contributions. The NP's political strategy is to support
progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance
to "win". This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections.
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.
The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William
Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and
spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff
for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's
District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer.
Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat.
Barack Obama entered electoral politics as a member of a radical marxist
group aimed at gaining control of the Democratic Party in order to
implement a hardline version of socialism in America. He signed a
contract promising to maintain a visible relationship. The candidate
should be pressed by McCain/Palin to reveal that contract and proclaim
his adherence to New Party goals before the American people approve him
for our highest office.
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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