“Chicago DSA is affiliated with the national Democratic Socialists of America.” From October 1996: “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).” November 2006: “New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.”
13TH DISTRICT, Democrat: Barack Obama. Supports gay rights, same-sex marriage; increased AIDS funding, abortion rights, affirmative action. Endorsed by IFHR, IMPACT, IVI-IPO, Illinois and Chicago NOW, Personal PAC.—Trudy Ring, Elections set for Illinois House, Senate,; McKeon runs for Rep, November 1996.
Why should we care about this old news? Because the tenants of the New Party are being enacted this year as the Democratic Party has rejected its base and taken on the ideals of democratic socialism. Ideals that Obama embraced the year after his political coming out party in Bill Ayres living room. Radical ideals then and now. It brings to mind Donna Brazille's statement about having to "destroy the Democratic Party in order to save it".
We'll it's been destroyed and the remnants taken over by the Obama machine. Many longtime Dems still believe in Party first so they refuse to see the truth about their ruthless leader. Those of us who have broken free of the Matrix can see what has happened.
Note that ACORN, the corrupt organization registering the Dallas Cowboys starting line up as voters in Nevada, and registering more voters in Indianapolis than there are residents of the city, are entrenched in the New Party and firmly tied to Obama and his shameless hustle to steal the general election in the same way that his allies helped him steal the democratic primary. Mark my words - it is October and this election has already been stolen, and it isn't the Bush brothers this time. Stolen from whom? The American people.
"The party could best be described as social democratic in orientation, although party statements almost invariably used the terms "small-d democratic" or progressive" instead. Its founders chose the name "New Party" in an effort to strike a fresh tone, free of associations with dogmas and ideological debates.
After a false start in New York, the New Party built modestly successful chapters in several states. Some of these chapters — such as those in Chicago and Little Rock— had their main bases of support in the low-income group ACORN along with some support from various labor unions(especially ACORN-allied locals of the Service Employees International Union). Other chapters — such as those in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Missoula, Montana, Montgomery County, Maryland and Dane County, Wisconsin, received institutional support from a variety of other labor unions and community organizations. These chapters built local political organizations that ran or endorsed candidates, primarily in local races but with occasional forays into Democratic Party primaries or (more rarely) traditional third party-style independent candidacies as well. The party's chapters elected or helped to elect dozens of candidates. Party chapters were also active between elections, pressuring elected officials to pass legislation on issues such as living wages and affordable housing
Left-wing critics of the New Party, such as supporters of the Green Party, argued that the New Party was merely a pressure group on the fringes of the Democratic Party, rather than a genuinely new political party. New Party leaders argued that classic third-party strategies were doomed to failure, but that the Democratic Party was too entrenched and undemocratic to be a useful institution for "small-d democrats" either, even if they could succeed in taking it over, and so a new kind of organization was needed."
Seems they succeeded in taking it over...