Friday, October 10, 2008

Socialist Redemption and Senator Obama

Hawkfist wrote . . .

I find it hard to care about Bill Ayers, but if we're going to dredge up the past, lets look at Palin and her sense of "Our America"

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Now - if Michelle Obama had belonged to an equivalent organization, imagine how the GOP would howl in outrage!

I'm not 'the GOP', I'm just this guy.  But he's right - caring about what Michelle Obama did back when would be lame. 

Now about Senator Obama's membership in an organization called the 'New Party' in 1996 ... that might be another kettle of fish, hunh?

The 'New Party' was a political party established by the Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA) to push forth the socialist principles of the DSA by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards. The admittedly Socialist Organization experienced a moderate rise in numbers between 1995 and 1999. By 1999, however, the Socialist 'New Party' was essentially defunct after losing a supreme court challenge that ruled the organizations "fusion" reform platform as unconstitutional.

For all of me - it's not terribly damning.  We all make mistakes: you own up to them, you say "well I done messed up" and you move on.  Redemption, forgiveness - that's what its about.

After allegations surfaced in early summer over the 'New Party's' endorsement of Obama, the Obama campaign along with the remnants of the New Party and Democratic Socialists of America claimed that Obama was never a member of either organization. The DSA and 'New Party' then systematically attempted to cover up any ties between Obama and the Socialist Organizations. However, it now appears that Barack Obama was indeed a certified and acknowledged member of the DSA's New Party.

Unless you're not fessing up to your mistakes.  Then the rest of us might be forgiven for wondering what is going on inside your brain-housing group.

Cross Posted to The Daily Brief.
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