Is Obama a socialist?
Is the president a socialist? ACORN documents acquired by the Wisconsin Historical Society confirm Barack Obama was a member of the leftist New Party in Chicago. Its manifesto considered members “not just liberal” Democrats but “social democrats.” Obama solicited and received the party’s endorsement for his 1996 run for Illinois state senate.
The New Party’s Statement of Principles proposed that community groups, such as ACORN, take control of banking and financial systems. It demanded a guaranteed minimum income for all adults, a government cradle-to-grave provision of health care, child care and education.
Recently the Obama campaign produced a Web slideshow called “The Life of Julia.” It follows a woman through the different stages of life, showing how she benefits from policies promoted by Obama: A very close relationship between individual and state, with no mention of family.
The New Party influenced elections by cross-party “fusion” endorsements. Obama, a stealth member of a party that disdained Democrats, could therefore run on the Democratic ticket.
While Mitt Romney was running Bain Capital, Barack Obama was active in a third-party hostile to capitalism and the mainstream Democratic party.
In 1997, a 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court banned the practice of cross-endorsing candidates. The New Party faded away, but its policies continue in the present administration.