President Obama’s Third Party Ties

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National Review Online writer Stanely Kurtz has been tireless in his efforts to vet Barack Obama. His work in exposing the president’s associations with radical leftists, despite solid evidence, has been dismissed as the efforts of a “right-wing hatchet man” or ignored altogether by a willfully oblivious mainstream media.

In 2008, Kurtz was hammered as someone “pushing a new crackpot smear” by Obama campaign website, Fight the Smears, for a column revealing that Mr. Obama “had been a member of, and endorsed by the hard-left New Party.” He further noted that the New Left “functioned as the electoral arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).” In a piece published yesterday, Kurtz produced the proverbial smoking gun tying the president to the New Party.

“Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party,” Kurtz writes. “He also signed a ‘contract’ promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.”

Kurtz then produced minutes of a meeting held on January 11, 1996 by the New Party’s Chicago chapter:

“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.”

When the original story broke in 2008, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt denied the president had ever been a member of the organization. Fight the Smears echoed that contention, declaring that:

“the truth is Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party. In all six primary campaigns of his career, Barack has has run as a Democrat. The New Party did support Barack once in 1996, but he was the only candidate on the ballot in his race and never solicited the endorsement.”

Politico blogger Ben Smith piled on as well. “Popping up in my inbox lately, and on some conservative blogs, is the allegation that Barack Obama was once a member of the Communist/Socialist/secretive/evil New Party, which is based (reasonably) on a New Party publication describing him in passing as a member,” wrote Smith. Smith then called up New Party founder Joel Rogers, a University of Wisconsin professor, “who objected both to the characterization of the party and Obama’s relationship to it.” 

Rogers debunked the idea that Barack Obama was a member, contending that the new Party “didn’t really have members.” That contention was “updated” in a subsequent email, when Rogers explained that the New Party had “no formal membership structure in the usual party sense of members, with people registering with election boards for primary and other restrictive elections…We did have regular supporters whom many called ‘members,’ but it just meant contributing regularly…Anyway, [Obama] certainly wasn’t either. He was just a good candidate whom we endorsed.”

Smith noted that La Bolt also denied Mr. Obama was a member of the organization. Thus, his entire “investigation” consisted of taking two Obama supporters at their word, something that was apparently sufficient evidence for a mainstream media that never pursued the issue any further.

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  • StephenD

    I can't wait to see this all over the MSM. How will they try to spin this. I know…they'll have Axelrod come out and say that was wayyyyy back in 1996 and it would be inappropriate to even consider that stuff. (Remember, this was the guy who talked about Romney doing a high school prank nearly 50 years ago and called that relevant). He's sure to reiterate Obama's calling card now and tell us we have to look “forward.” On this same note, for 3.5 yrs. Obama has been pointing Back to Bush. Now he wants us to look forward and ignore the disastrous term he just served. As if Utopia is just over the horizon for us if we stick with him. LOL

  • H&R_ Barack

    RE: "President Obama’s Third Party Ties "

    President Obama's "Evolving" Third Sexual Orientation?
    ~ The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community – Rainbow Party Ties?

    YMCA YouTube

    Fluff it up.

  • Schlomotion

    The Jew Party attacks the New Party.

    • reader

      still watching the elections, troll?

    • greg

      kind of a ''tard aren't you ?

    • Rifleman

      That's good progress, I can remember back when the left used to call the GOP racist and anti-Semitic. Now we're "The Jew party." I'm Baptist, but thanks, I'll go with it.

    • Fred Dawes

      Yes it is but don't say it, The work must go on! Now understamd one thing I am A Real American and most PEOPLE In this country are foreign Dogs! ( :- ) 666.

    • Ghostwriter

      You never change,do you,Schlockmotion?

  • Steve Chavez

    WHO IS LEAKING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY SECRETS and what will happen to Obama when they find out it's him and his bedtime stories to Michelle?

    OBAMA WAS A SOVIET KGB DUPE IN THE 80'S! Google "Obama Sundial 1983" and carefully read this Soviet propaganda and disinformation article. The groups mentioned are known CPUSA fronts and since Obama admitted to seeking out Marxist professors, this article proves he sought out, and was sympathetic to the most radical of Marxist students so it is no wonder that he was a member of other groups like the New Party and the Democratic Socialists of America!

    • Asher

      Look for more to come because he has put this country in grave danger. Countries will not trust us anymore and it makes us more vulnerable…thats what Obama wants.

  • marios

    Only socialists (akin communists) party could push "empty suit' who never succeeded in anything: community organizer, lawyer of notorious extremely corrupted criminal "Acorn", visiting professor (not in staff even). He did not have even one publication on law issues. His promoters are socialists, communists, Muslims, Unions…
    His supporters unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayer, Nazis collaborator G. Soros, anti-American, anti-white, anti-Semite Rev. Wright,,, Gosh, I still cannot comprehend how such great country allowed him to become President, how it's happened that half of country turned to be gullible "useful idiots"? I/we can blame Republicans that they are up complacency allowed Leftists seize MSM and Educational Institution. MSM as 4th power concocted image of "MR nobody" as "Messiah". Hope country already woke up and WI's governor Walker is the first serious victory in the battle "we want country back".

    • Fred Dawes

      Yes we all know that, but who started the show up in 1920? and who is Soros? who was Ayer boss and who did he come from?

  • BLJ

    Obama is an enemy combatant of the USA.

    • Fred Dawes

      Yes and more Yes but what will we do? one word "Nothing". But if we had any Balls we would start to form units if you know what i mean? But sad to say most guys in the units would be FBI. SO JUST KEEP WATCHING THE FUN .

  • Jim_C

    Oh, heavens, no!

    • Maxie

      Oh, heavens, yes!

      • Fred Dawes

        God has nothing to do with it.

  • mrbean

    The 75-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-chaired by Reps. Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison, is closely allied with the Democratic Socialists of America. The Communist Party USA identifies the Progressive Caucus members as its allies in Congress. As of April 2011, CPC consisted of 74 members of the House of Representatives—all of them leftist Democrats—and one U.S. Senator (Bernie Sanders, an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats). For a comprehensive list of all 75 CPC members see:….

  • mrbean

    Where is my comment on the Congressional Progressive Caucus?

  • mrbean

    Again, where is my comment on the Congressional Progressive Caucus?

  • Alex

    …………….and GOP is getting cuuuuuuuuuuuute with Holder and others….. WAKE UP, GOP!!!!

  • Asher

    Well now we know that he was more radical and to the left than the present Democrats, and had more associations with Acorn than he admitted, and he was able to soft soap the media because no one really knew much about the Senator who seemed to rise to the top fast!

  • Brujo Blanco

    Their is the old saying: If we do not acknowledge a problem then we do not have a problem. Obama needs to be identified as to who and what he is. He has gone too far in changing our country. Will start imprisoning his.enemies? He now has the power to do so.

  • BS77

    Like Bill Maher, Schlomotion was an arrogant, sarcastic pile of sh– back in high school…..and never got better…just worse. Why bother replying to this bottom feeding creep?

  • Anamah

    The man has been a fraud all the time. I believe he is a severe case of sociopathy, and I would ask their opinions to people specialized. One thing I know well I know when somebody is lying and this guy is an addicted liar. Worst than that he remind me very much Zelig, the transformer man of Woody Allen… I think he should be indicted of cheating his own words, American citizens, and the Constitution. An international shame history will tell more.

  • Tatersalad

    I'm betting that George Soros would be proud of this girl in the video!

    The President, Barack Obama would also be very proud of this girl who does the ultimate "Re-Distribution of the Wealth" (of others). The President is doing the exact same thing with taxpayers money in the likes of Solyndra, A123 Systems, MF Global, Fisker and many more……..all gone bankrupt. Liberals seem to like this method of taking money, they support the President and his agenda. Robbing Girl Scouts for money because?????????????????????? Who does this sound like?

  • Youssef

    During this year and the past years we have witnessed major persecution within the Maghreb which means the “North African countries”, such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and parts of Libya. What we have witnessed in the past was the killing of the young Tunisian man who was killed for his faith by Islamists who are part of the Salafists movement. Also another story of three Moroccans arrested for their faith in Morocco and many others that are also happening in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Mauritania and Algeria.

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  • Alex

    written somewhere by "foxfan":

    people are losing their jobs. They are losing their savings. Jobs are fleeing overseas to escape confiscatory taxes and the business-killing regulations. Our homes are going underwater. The insane spending spree this person has embarked on in an attempt to turn this country into a socialist paradise is pushing the country ever nearer to total economic collapse. This parsing of the public into groups based on race, age, sex, sexual orientation, union membership and income levels and turning them against each other is tearing the country apart.
    Everybody sees it. Everybody knows it. There is no way to hide it."
    Let me add this:
    November landslide: 70/30 (without DemRats cheating)

  • Fred Dawes

    Known that for some time, in fact obama was and is part of the RED Move on us all. The sad part is most people don't care, The move on our freedoms our rights started not in the 1960s but in the 1920s look it up Kids its been here for 100 years. By the way the so called government understand what it takes to take us down and its doing it real well. In 65 years its killed 50 million whites and replaced us with 100 million non whites, what do you think is about to happen under the main monkey obama?

  • koran kid

    All this and that may be, but Barry Python is much bigger now than he was when he transfixed and consumed Rabbit McCain with such ease in 2008. He'll have to unhinge and flex his snake's jaw a bit wider this time, but a plump, slick, Beaver Romney will go the same way. Unless you can find someone on your side who can make the moves that tip a latent problem into a full blown crisis, like Soros and his ilk did with American subprime in 2008. Trouble is, he is in Europe doing the opposite this time, singing sweet little Spanish lullabies! But just go and take a close look at Spain's housing market. It is Armageddon! And all financed by crony capitalism with stolen Euros. In the end, these half baked marxists and their mainstream media pals have each others backs, just as the rest of us have only columns and blogs and comments and each others throats. Time to go to full alert. Anyone got a plan? Sorry, but the Mitster seems like a nice guy with the right intentions who might even have won four years ago, but this is a serious job now. You need a tiger this time round, and a big one!

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama, total evil!!!!

  • Jim_C

    Quick! Someone investigate Obama and his third party ties! Let's use taxpayer money to do it! It'll be just like Clinton: nothing actually substantial will be accomplished, but you just might get him on lying about a blowjob.

    Just as then, the country will be grateful for your tireless efforts. Thank God for priorities!