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Democratic Socialists of America Endorsed 'European' Social Democrat Obama in 2000

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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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story from Breitbart
by John Sexton

Democratic Socialists of America Endorsed 'European' Social Democrat Obama in 2000
 

Again we find more evidence of Left Wing support for Obama when he was politically "active" in Chicago.

This time it's an endorsement published in a local paper "The Hyde Park Herald".

I wonder if Obama changed his political ideals since then ??




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 the endorsment !!



Convinced NOW ?





But notice that the Democratic Socialists of America suggested Obama's talk was right in line with "European social democracy." Again, that's exactly where Noam Chomsky placed the New Party in his contemporaneous description. So if Obama talks like a social democrat and joined a social democratic party, it's probably safe to conclude he was a social democrat at this time.

Now if you're paying very close attention, you may notice that the New Party (and Obama) are described as social democrats, while the DGA bills itself as democratic socialists. What's the difference? A few weeks ago, I came across a video by a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. His name is Joseph Schwartz, and he's a professor of political science at Temple University. He's also one of the people who was part of the 1996 "Economic Insecurity" event with Barack Obama mentioned above. Here's what Professor Schwartz had to say about social democracy and democratic socialism in a recent lecture:


Professor Schwartz puts on an entertaining and interesting presentation. You can view the entire unedited clip here. I think the takeaway with regard to the President is that social democrats, like the New Party, are not anti-capitalist per se, but they do believe in government driving the engine of capitalism. This is arguably consistent with much of what Obama has done and said as President in the last three years, from government control of private health insurance to aggressive new EPA regulations to the failed attempt at "Cap and Trade."

Obviously, there is a continuum of political views which makes it difficult to define where one view begins and another ends. That said, the evidence suggests that at one point not so very long ago Obama identified himself with (and was identified by other socialists as being in line with) Euro-style social democracy.



Obama is a Marxist at heart.

Obama is a Corporatist using Marxist "Tools & Equipment"

Hence, the "Marxism / Corporatism Cartel" agenda




posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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I always thought the being payed to post was BS...but with you I am beginning to wonder...


Do you get payed or do you have a life..or do you just scour the net for anything bad against Obama?

So by your logic...since Ron Paul has the Neo Nazi support that makes him a one too..




edit on 12-6-2012 by kerazeesicko because: I CAN



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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oh no ! an ism !

I'm scared !



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Oh wow Obama really was endorsed by Socialists? Man I really am voting for him now. Thank you for making my decision to vote waayyy easier.

P.S. Proud member of the Communist Party of the United States



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Yawn.

When you're done spoon-feeding us this right-wing rubbish, can you remember to dispose of it properly?

We are tired of picking up your trash.

Obama, a socialist?

Not in a million years.

A centrist corporatist?

You bet!



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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How odd that Obama is losing the actual Left, the Socialists and Communists now suddenly all this "proof" (as if we're supposed to trust anything from a breitbrat) that he was courted by actual Socialists...hmmm




posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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P.P.S.

In no way do I believe Obama is, in any way, a socialist. He's way to weak in his ideology.



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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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When are the monkeys that are sullying Breitbart's name going to stop putting it on their #?

My goodness, when I came here, I though it was to deny ignorance.

Instead, this is a birther haven.

*le sigh*



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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Do a little better please...



I believe the OP can stand up for themselves...or at least has more mature people to stand up for them.

Troll me... with more enthusiasm..



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by kerazeesicko
reply to post by Shadowalker
 


Do a little better please...



I believe the OP can stand up for themselves...or at least has more mature people to stand up for them.

Troll me... with more enthusiasm..


You're right, I can.

Obama is a Marxist at heart.

Obama is a Corporatist using Marxist "Tools & Equipment".

Hence, the "Marxism / Corporatism Cartel" agenda.


Anyone who thinks otherwise is certainly entitled to a rebuttal.

Please rebut.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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Oh for the love of.

He is NOT a marxist, not a communist, not a socialist, not a trotksyist, not a stalinist or a leninist.

He is a centrist, corporate democrat aka "democratic neo-con".

Let's use two people as examples of what I'm talking about:

Howard Dean: Motivated, like Obama but with more cojones. A hell lot more progressive than Obama too (VT's Civil Unions law of 2000). Of course, like an other Dem (or Rep), has flaws.

Terry McAuliffe: Big money, old-ways Democrat that helped the DNC ensure failure every 4 years (until Dean came along).

McAuliffe and Obama have more in common than Obama and Dean.

The current Obama administration is an extension of the policies initiated by G.W Bush and as some on here (insanely) wish, Romney will probably take over those policies and continue them.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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The mods probably removed your posts because they violated the T&C.

It happens often.

And it's not about cheerleading for one team over the other. It's about correcting annoying misconceptions about Obama that persist within certain segments of the population.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

Originally posted by kerazeesicko
reply to post by Shadowalker
 


Do a little better please...



I believe the OP can stand up for themselves...or at least has more mature people to stand up for them.

Troll me... with more enthusiasm..


You're right, I can.

Obama is a Marxist at heart.

Obama is a Corporatist using Marxist "Tools & Equipment".

Hence, the "Marxism / Corporatism Cartel" agenda.


Anyone who thinks otherwise is certainly entitled to a rebuttal.

Please rebut.


If this was true I'd vote him out of admiration rather than being the far lesser of two evils.



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