Breitbart Over the weekend I wrote about Barack Obama's involvement in the New Party as a dues-paying member. I followed up with an article on Noam Chomsky's take(circa 1997) of where the New Party belonged on the political continuum. Chomsky said the New Party was aimed at creating "some kind of social democratic version of state capitalism." As I explained, "social democracy" is a species of socialism which is fairly common in Europe, though it has been on the decline in recent years.Further evidence that Obama fit right in with this brand of Euro-socialism can be found in another endorsement he received back in 2000. The Democratic Socialists of America endorsed Obama when he ran against Bobby Rush.
Actually, the DSA endorsed Obama and Rush, but the basis of the Obama endorsement is interesting:
Barak [sic] Obama is serving only his second term in the Illinois State Senate so he might be fairly charged with ambition, but the same might have be said of Bobby Rush when he ran against Congressman Charles Hayes. Obama also has put in time at the grass roots, working for five years as a community organizer in Harlem and in Chicago. When Obama participated in a 1996 UofC YDS Townhall Meeting on Economic Insecurity, much of what he had to say was well within the mainstream of European social democracy. To volunteer, call... [emphasis added]The 1996 meeting on Economic Insecurity is something we've known about for a while. Last month Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski uncovered an ad from the local Hyde Park paper advertising the talk.see above.