Just two days ago, I wrote to you my readers about President Obama's link to the socialist New Party in the early and mid-1990s. Documented evidence known since before his election to the Oval Office has always shown that Obama sought and obtained the endorsement of the New Party, and it strongly suggested that he had even joined that radical Left group.
In my column of two days ago, I suggested the only thing missing to clinch the connection was a signed membership card.
Now Stanley Kurtz at World Net Daily has found what is probably the closest we will ever get to such a document. In his column today, Kurtz reprints a section of the minutes from the Jan. 11, 1996, meeting of the New Party's Chicago Chapter, which reads:
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.
According to Kurtz, the "candidate contract" includes a promise to publicly support the New Party while in office.
This is all important because, of course, Obama and his supporters deny he's a socialist, the mainstream media deny he's a socialist, and even the usual socialist representatives trotted out by the media deny he's a socialist.
The New Party was formed by the Democratic Socialists of America and ACORN, with support from the SEIU and the Committees of Correspondence, a branch of the Communist Party USA.
The stated goal of the New Party was to turn other political parties, mostly the Democratic Party, hard left and created a socialist government in the United States.
In my previous column on this topic, I also mentioned that the media would probably dismiss even something so patently obvious as an Obama New Party membership card. Now, it looks as if we'll get a chance to see if I'm right.
This is not a case of tentatively connecting dots. It's a matter of following the flashing neon road signs that lead to Obama's socialist roots in Chicago.
Check out Kurtz's piece on World Net Daily for more info. You can read my previous meanderings on the topic here.