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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Obama May Not Be a Card-Carrying Socialist ...

... but, for some reason, he sure seems to attract them.

"President Obama has received yet another endorsement, this time from the daughter of Cuban military dictator Raúl Castro. [Communist Party official] Mariela Castro proclaimed her support for the sitting president 10 days ago, during a visit to the United States. 'I believe that Obama needs another opportunity and he needs greater support to move forward with his projects and with his ideas, which I believe come from the bottom of his heart,' she said in a CNN interview in New York."

Now that in itself doesn't make him a socialist (or communist).

But shouldn't this?
OBAMA PARTICIPATED IN SOCIALIST PARTY
Activist recalls president's time with radical Chicago political group
By Aaron Klein, WND

Jerusalem – President Obama participated in a controversial 1990s political party with a socialist agenda, recalls a major member of the organization known as the New Party.

WND previously reported on newspaper evidence showing Obama was a member of the New Party, which sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.

Now a former top member of the New Party recounted in a WND e-mail interview Obama’s participation with his organization.

“A subcommittee met with (Obama) to interview him to see if his stand on the living wage and similar reforms was the same as ours,” recalled Marxist activist Carl Davidson.

“We determined that our views on these overlapped, and we could endorse his campaign in the Democratic Party,” Davidson said.

Davidson was a Chicago member and activist within the New Party. He told WND he handled some of the New Party member databases and attending most of the party’s meetings.

Davidson is also a notorious far-left activist and former radical national leader in the anti-Vietnam movement. He served as national secretary for the infamous Students of a Democratic Society antiwar group, from which the Weatherman domestic terrorist organization later splintered.

Davidson remembers Obama attending one New Party meeting to thank attendees for voting for him.

Davidson said that to his knowledge Obama was not a member of the New Party “in any practical way” – using qualifying language.

Many of the New Party’s founding members were Democratic Socialists of America leaders and members of Committees of Correspondence, a breakaway of the Communist Party USA.

Obama attended several DSA events and meetings, including a DSA-sponsored town hall meeting Feb. 25, 1996, entitled “Employment and Survival in Urban America.” He sought and received an endorsement from the DSA. [link]
Then, more recently, there was this:

OBAMA GIVES AVOWED SOCIALIST PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

And then, of course, there's ObamaCare.

His excuse-makers will argue that he was never a member of the socialist New Party here in the USA. But does that mean he's not a socialist?

There's plenty of bases on which to support the notion that our President is of a mind with Karl Marx. The affiliation with (and endorsement from) the Marxist New Party in the 90's is but one - strong - bit of evidence.

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A few parting questions: Why does it take the alternative media to bring this news about Obama's connections to a Marxist political party to us?  Do the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS not have reporters any more?  Or is there something else being signaled by their silence?