June 3, 2008
Obama's Alliance with Marxists
Erik Ericson of RedState.com has a very detailed article today on Barack Obama's connection to a neo-Marxist political party called the "New Party." (I wrote about the New Party here.)
Basically, Obama sought out the group as a result of his work with another far left organization ACORN - a "non-partisan" acvitist group whose members have been convicted in several states of vote fraud. And not only did Obama receive their endorsement, he used many of the party's members as campaign workers on his first state senate campaign:
By 1996, the New Party had solidified its ties with ACORN, unions, and the left so much so that even the New York Times referred to it as "leftist." Manning Marable, writing in the left-wing New York Beacon, on October 23, 1996, wrote that "there are four key components in this strategy for progressive political change." Among those components were civil disobedience and "support for independent movements like the New Party which are running candidates in local races. More importantly an innovative approach to electoralism is represented by ACORN's ‘living wage' referenda campaigns."The Chicago Democratic Socialists of America were quite pleased in 1996 with the New Party's success including the election of "Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, [who] encouraged [New Party members] to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration".
[snip]With districts redrawn, ingratiating himself to black politicians on his side of the city, and rules loosened on voter registration, Obama could set out to run. And he did. Obama sought the New Party endorsement, which required him to sign a contract that he would keep up his relationship with the New Party.The end of the story is simple. Obama won the New Party's nomination and, through fusion with his Democratic votes, he became the Democratic nominee. Using ACORN's get out the vote efforts and relying on his gerrymandered Democrat district, Obama moved on to the State Senate. While there, he paid back the New Party and the far left. He opposed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, he opposed legislation that would have prohibited the sale of pornography across the street from elementary schools and churches, and he supported allowing criminals to sue their victims if their victims injured the criminals in self-defense.
This is the second leg of the radical triad that Obama has used to advance his political career. The first leg can be seen in his long time friendship with both Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger - two religious/political powerhouses on the south side of Chicago. Obama's coziness with those radical preachers gave him a firm base on which to run for office.
The big question mark is the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. The NoI is very powerful on the south side and many are wondering what kind of deal Obama may have made with them. Tony Rezko, long time fund raiser and political mentor of Obama has personal ties to Farrakhan (you couldn't build a treehouse on the south side without the NoI's permission) and there has been speculation that Rezko could have been a go-between for the two (Obama not wanting to taint himself with the stench of Farrakhan's radical separatism and anti-semitism.).
Are we about to elect a president who has made common political cause with Marxists? This should prove interesting as the press wrestles with a way to keep the damage regarding these revelations to a minimum.