The Truth Comes Out:
Barack Obama Really DID
Join The Socialist New Party
Click image for larger version describing Obama as New Party member
just elected to Illinois' State Senate.
If you followed the 2008 election with any care, you knew one of the big problems Barack Obama faced running for the Presidency was convincing enough people he was a moderate, mainstream, middle-of-the-road politician.
Since his past was riddled with radical associations and stated beliefs, this was quite a problem to surmount, but he was able to successfully sell a version of his past to much of the public that had been carefully scrubbed of any hint of radical associations.
Shortly before the 2008 elections, NRO investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz found evidence that Obama had joined & asked for the endorsement of the radical socialist New Party in 1996 when he was running for Illinois' State Senate.
Much like the revelation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's radicalism, a controversial pastor who's church Obama had attended for over 20 years, the MSM quickly moved to obscure, defuse, and defend their candidate for the Presidency by smearing Kurtz, denying the evidence, & loudly proclaiming there was nothing to see here.
Media Matters for America & the Obama campaign website 'Fight the Smears' led the charge against Kurtz:
Click for larger image of a lying hatchet job on NRO's Stanley Kurtz.
Right-wing hatchet man and conspiracy theorist, Stanley Kurtz is pushing a new crackpot smear against Barack falsely claiming he was a member of something called the New Party.
But 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.
Ben Smith then did what he does best, a classic 'Hey-Folks-Nothing-To-See-Here!' article at Politico:
Having gotten the cover they needed, the Old Media then quickly buried the story and moved. Hey, no need to, you know, actually INVESTIGATE anything here like vetting the President or taking a critical look at his past.
Kurtz kept pursuing the story & now the MSM is going to have a harder time burying what the truth is. He's found New Party records, including membership rolls and meeting minutes, all of which prove that not only did Barack Obama join The New Party, he did indeed seek it's endorsement.
From the New Party's own meeting minutes of January 11, 1996:
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.
Kurtz then states he has the membership roll of the Chicago chapter of The New Party from early 1997 in which Barack Obama is listed as a member, with January 11, 1996 given as the date he joined.
I'm sure Ben LaBolt, Eric Boehlert, Ben Smith, et. al. will once again lead the charge to try to defuse this issue. Obama must remain unvetted, after all.
One problem: It'll be much harder to pull off a 'Nothing To See Here Folks!' controlled explosion now that people have watched Obama in office for 3 1/2 years and noticed his policies - especially domestically - do indeed have a socialist bent to them.
John Nolte at Big Journalism demonstrates how the New Media is very well aware of the Old Media strategy of 'BenSmithing' a story and has figured out how to counter it:
For fuller coverage of this latest revelation that confirms Obama's radical socialist past & how the Old Media conspired with Campaign Obama to hide it:
BTW, just so everybody knows, that screenshot at the beginning of the article is taken from The New Party's own newspaper:
The Old Media still has no interest whatsoever in vetting this guy. But that's OK. Others will do it for them.