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Why are we still trying to say that Barack Obama is a socialist. The man and his legion of defenders have come out and said “No way! Never! No chance!”. Case closed, right? Well, unfortunately for Barack Obama, new evidence now suggests that he was actually a member of the fringe New Party in Chicago in the 90s that subscribed to several tenets of Socialism and Communism.

“Would it be story that you could prove that the President of the United States was not only a member of this fringe party, but also that he had lied to the American people and smeared others who were just pointing out the truth. Wouldn’t be an amazing story? Oh my gosh, look it. It’s the story in my hands,” Glenn said.

Stanley Kurtz of the New Republic writes today:

On the evening of January 11, 1996, while Mitt Romney was in the final years of his run as the head of Bain Capital, Barack Obama formally joined the New Party, which was deeply hostile to the mainstream of the Democratic party and even to American capitalism. In 2008, candidate Obama deceived the American public about his potentially damaging tie to this third party. The issue remains as fresh as today’s headlines, as Romney argues that Obama is trying to move the United States toward European-style social democracy, which was precisely the New Party’s goal.

In late October 2008, when I wrote here at National Review Online that Obama had been a member of the New Party, his campaign sharply denied it, calling my claim a “crackpot smear.” Fight the Smears, an official Obama-campaign website, staunchly maintained that “Barack has been a member of only one political party, the Democratic Party.” I rebutted this, but the debate was never taken up by the mainstream press.

Recently obtained evidence from the updated records of Illinois ACORN at the Wisconsin Historical Society now definitively establishes that Obama was a member of the New Party. He also signed a “contract” promising to publicly support and associate himself with the New Party while in office.

“The New Party is essentially a Socialist party that tried to get some traction in the 90s. It was calling for a peaceful revolution in America. They want to basically establish sort of a European socialism sort of model in America headed by a guy you’ve talked about many, many times Joel Rogers,” Stu explained.

And what did the minutes from the meeting say?

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.

While many probably aren’t surprised that he joined a socialist party, it’s amazing to see him caught in such a lie when he had categorically denied many of the claims that he was a member as “smears”.