Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows:
Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party “Candidate Contract” and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.Indeed, as I noted in May of 2008, the Columbus Free Press, in 1996, "New Party" Online News - Election Update, wrote as follows:
"New Party member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won [the State Senate seat] uncontested."Note the words, "New Party Member".
With regards to Obama's efforts to win an endorsement from The New Party - the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America's publication, New Ground, wrote in its Sept./Oct. 1995 edition:
"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.......Obama clearly sought out the Party's endorsement in 1995 and 1996, and, according to the Columbia Free Press and the records obtained by Stanley Kurtz, he also joined the New Party.
"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..."
Additionally, Carl Davidson, a former member of the '60s radical group Students for a Democratic Society, penned a piece on Obama, in the Marxism Mailing List archive, in 2007. Davidson wrote:
"I'm from Chicago, too, and known Obama from the time he came to the New Party to get our endorsement for his first race ever. I've been in his home... He said all the right things to the ACORN and New Party folks, and we endorsed him...I wrote a lengthy post on this subject in May of 2008, entitled, Obama's Communist Connections - The Saga Continues.
The Obama campaign denied that Obama was ever a member of the New Party or that he had sought out the Party's endorsement, which, of course, is an outright lie. But, of course, the Obama campaign has denied many truths, including the fact that Bill Ayers once hosted a fundraiser in his home for Obama, a fact that has been confirmed by Mr. Ayers.
Thus, "lying" is certainly not alien to the Obama campaign. In fact, "lying" is an essential component of its strategy. For, indeed, the Obama campaign would collapse completely if it weren't so adept in the art of "lying".
Now, let's move on to ACORN, the left-wing, thuggish organization which incidentally, was closely connected to the New Party, as many members of ACORN were also members of the New Party:
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Barack Obama claimed that his sole connection to ACORN was that he had once represented the organization in a lawsuit regarding the National Voter Registration Act, or Motor-Voter law.
Mr. Kurtz points out that, this too, is an outright lie.
I noted in October of 2008, in a lengthy post entitled, Obama and ACORN, Tied at the Hip, that the Obama campaign posted the following so-called "facts" on its website:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.However, as I noted back then - in a rather lengthy post - none of the above is true.
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.
The Obama campaign later revised the second "fact".
The revised version is as follows:
"Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee."And, I noted back then in a separate post:
The Obama campaign now seems to be suggesting that while Obama did work in cahoots with Acorn and actually helped train its members, he was never a hired employee of the organization.
So, it now turns out that Obama worked on behalf of this disreputable organization for free, out of the goodness of his heart - with the knowledge that ACORN would one day repay him for this act of kindness by helping to get out the vote for his political campaigns....