October 09, 2008

Thanks, Google! Now Perhaps Barack Can Explain His New Party Membership

Search engine giant Google rolled back the clock to their oldest available index today to celebrate their tenth anniversary, and guess what I found?

In the New Party's March 1996 Update.

Winning in Wisconsin

The New Party continues to roll through Wisconsin, with victories this month in municipal and county primaries in Milwaukee and Madison. Progressive Milwaukee is backing three county board, one city council, and one school board candidate. Progressive Dane (Madison) is endorsing nine county board candidates. All NP-backed candidates won their primaries.

Chicago Campaigns

The Illinois New Party is working intensively on Willie Delgado's state representative campaign. Delgado is part of an emerging Latino network in Chicago. We're also backing Danny Davis in a Congressional race, Barack Obama for state representative, and judicial candidate Patricia Martin. In addition to the electoral work, the NP in Chicago is supporting a local living wage campaign and an effort to prevent the placement of a waste site on the West Side.

And then there is the October 1996 New Party Update:

New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races:

Arkansas: The Little Rock New Party has a full slate of candidates up for election in November. LRNP steering committee member Michael Booker is running unopposed for re-election to the Arkansas State House. Two NP members - Paul Kelly and Genevieve Stewart - are running for at-large (city-wide) city council positions. And in a head-to-head battle between the New Party and the conservative right, NP member Jayne Cia faces the Arkansas state chair of Empower America (Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett's organization) for a Justice of the Peace (county board) position.

Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).

In the Populist:

New Party members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, including an at-large race for the Little Rock, Ark., City Council, a seat on the county board for Little Rock and the school board for Prince George's County, Md. Chicago is sending the first New Party member to Congress, as Danny Davis, who ran as a Democrat, won an overwhelming 85% victory. New Party member Barack Obama was uncontested for a State Senate seat from Chicago.

And from The Columbus Free Press, the reprinting of a New Party press release:

Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a "Democratic Unity" march on Chicago's West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman).

It is now well documented that Barack Obama ran for office and won uncontested as a New Party candidate, but what is the New Party?

In 1996, for all intents and purposes, "ACORN and the New Party were essentially the same body."

That would be the same ACORN that Barack Obama has close ties to today, the same ACORN that Barack Obama funneled $800,000 to this year, and which is under investigation in at least a dozen states for voter registration fraud.

Is it too much to ask of "real" journalists to ask the campaign why Barack Obama ran as the candidate to the left of even the most radical left-wing of the Democratic Party, and has since tried to downplay that radical association?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 9, 2008 03:11 PM

Obama's poison seed are bearing bitter fruit.
Thanks for not dropping this.

Posted by: Gus Bailey at October 9, 2008 03:25 PM

I certainly hope you've screencapped those pages before they're flushed down the memory hole...

Posted by: Diogenes at October 9, 2008 03:31 PM

It's October.

Is this a surprise? :)

Posted by: Jeff at October 9, 2008 03:44 PM

"Is it too much to ask of "real" journalists to ask the campaign why Barack Obama ran as the candidate to the left of even the most radical left-wing of the Democratic Party, and has since tried to downplay that radical association?"

And let's not forget- this in an uncontested election where he didn't need to work to win anyone over- it has to be taken as a sign of ideological belief, not a just political tactic to build support.

Posted by: douglas at October 9, 2008 04:30 PM

It is astounding and heartening that this is actually being aired. It must be remembered that while it is obvious to those paying attention that fraud has long been a staple of Democrat electoral success to the rank-and-filer this is quite a shocker and suspect. The media has puffed up every allegation of Republican vote fraud and buried even convictions for fraud on the Left. The predictable result is that the ACORN types are even more bold each cycle and they are inoculated from Rep objections with the schoolyard logic that it is just, "I know you are but..."
Hopefully the depraved actions of these pirates are enough to spur action and it is not too late.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 9, 2008 05:36 PM

Barack at his next press conference: "This is not the Barack Obama I knew."

Posted by: C-C-G at October 9, 2008 05:59 PM

"Is it too much to ask of "real" journalists to ask the campaign why Barack Obama ran" What kind of nightmare did you have last night? There are no 'real' journalists left in this country. They are all high paid copy boys for Hussein's press releases as their outlets go broke.
Took a bet today on which left wing press outlet hits the skids first. All are billions of dollars in debt and the ads are stopping. I bet either the NYSlimes or CBS. Either way there's going to be a lot of 'non journalist' on welfare.

Posted by: Scrapiron at October 9, 2008 08:04 PM


based on the non-scientific "troll meter", I think that the Ayers/NewParty/Acorn/Dohrn relationship is not threatening the Messiah. I mean, where are the trolls doing violence to the English language by comparing Ayers to Charles Keating?

If it was a real threat, you would be inundated by trolls.

People don't care. I think part of the reason they don't care is because they cannot remember the desolation caused by socialism/facism (same thing) and the education system has abandoned any pretense of supporting an individual rights/property rights/capitalistic society.

Maybe the voters need to see how bad a mess of the economy the socialist government planners will make in order to realize the utter foolishness of appointing the kind of morons that would think asking terrorists before boarding a plane "do you have a weapon" to control our economy/healthcare/energy.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 9, 2008 09:45 PM

Iconoclast, I must respectfully disagree.

Just because the enemy isn't covering his flanks is no reason not to attack there.

Remember, these are the same people who thought Kerry running on his war record would be a winning gameplan.

They can make errors, and they have. This may be one, and we need to hit it hard to see if it is or not.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 10, 2008 07:32 AM

"This is not the Barack Obama I knew." LOL

Now Palin just needs to get out there and hammer at this.

Capitalism has done more to raise human beings out of misery than any other force in history.

Socialism/Communism has only killed 200,000,000 people -- obviously we didn't do it right. Let's try it again!

Posted by: Stephen R at October 10, 2008 11:39 AM


I don't disagree with you on whether or not Ayers/Acorn/New Party attacks should continue. They should. First, because it will always take some time for this to get through to the independents (particularly because these facts are embargoed by the press). Second, because there is no real negative to hammering on this as long as other issues--Obama is in the middle of the financial crisis--are used to both attack Obama and to differentiate McCain.

And, finally, Ayers/Acorn attacks do fire up the base. Which is worthwhile even if the attacks don't make a difference.

It is the Obamabots perception of the effect of those attacks I was commenting upon. They clearly don't view this as a threat--maybe because they cannot understand how anyone would view association with a Weatherman/woman terrorist as a negative. Sort of like why we would wonder why associating with the NRA was a negative.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 10, 2008 05:16 PM

Actually, Icon (may I call you Icon?), I am fair-minded enough to see why some might consider NRA membership is a negative.

But your point is still well-taken... the Obamamaniacs live in such an echo chamber that they don't realize how those of us in what many of them dismiss as "flyover country" view these associations of Obama's.

In fact, not only to they not know, many of them actively do not want to know, lest it raise doubts in their minds about their secular savior.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 10, 2008 06:08 PM

Who knew what secrets would be revealed about the ONE. Halleluja. I hope these pages are all saved on back up drives, for the memory hole about these pages, that is to come. If McCain doesn't bring this up in commercials and at the next debate then he really doesn't want to win. I hope Gov Palin at least has the grit to make an issue of this even if some people call Obama the socialist that he is.
Where is Karl Rove when you need him?

Posted by: eaglewingz08 at October 12, 2008 03:23 PM