A bombshell new book is providing the essential evidence to support the claim that Barack Obama's socialist roots run deep. Stanley Kurtz writes,
A loose accusation of his being a socialist has trailed Obama for years, but without real evidence that he saw himself as part of this radical tradition. But the evidence exists, if not in plain sight then in the archives ? for example, the archived files of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which include Obama's name on a conference registration list. That, along with some misleading admissions in the president's memoir, Dreams from My Father, makes it clear that Obama attended the 1983 and 1984 Socialist Scholars conferences, and quite possibly the 1985 conclave as well. A detailed account of these conferences (along with many other events from Obama's radical past) and the evidence for Obama's attendance at them can be found in my new book, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.
Kurtz outlines Obama's political idol, Harold Washington and the strategies employed by the socialists that emerged from Washington's campaign. It eerily reflects the very strategies Obama employed in his rise to power: class envy, community organizing, labor union manipulation.
Kurtz also highlights Obama connection to well known socialist ideologues like Peter Dreier, Frances Fox Piven, and then in the mid-1980s to the more well known names:
By the mid-1980s, James Cone, Jeremiah Wright's theological mentor, had struck up a close cooperative relationship with the DSA. Cone and a prominent follower spoke at the conferences Obama attended. Shortly after the 1984 conference, Cone joined Reverend Wright in Cuba, where they expressed support for the Cuban social system as a model for the United States. Wright touted his Cuba trips to his congregation for years. Obama would have quickly discovered Wright's ties to the liberation theologians he'd first learned of at the Socialist Scholars conferences. The connection helps explain Obama's choice of Wright as his pastor.
The little known Midwest Academy (an institution for training community organizers) is also documented as contributing heavily to the rise of Obama. The Midwest Academy advocates stealth in the enactment of a socialist agenda.
As all these pieces are falling into place to understand Obama's socialism, Kurtz writes this line:
In the '70s and '80s, theory was put into action in a series of "populist" coalitions quietly controlled by the socialist leadership of the Midwest Academy and the DSA. The Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition, for example, fought a series of legislative battles against oil and gas companies. Its signature proposal was its call for a public energy corporation to "compete" with private companies.
Sound familiar? Public option, anyone?
All in all, this book stands to provide the very evidence necessary to move beyond the theory of Obama's socialism to the proof. Kurtz explains:
As I detail at length in Radical-in-Chief, deceptions and glaring omissions about his radical past reach far beyond Obama's involvement with the Socialist Scholars conferences and the Midwest Academy. Archival documents reveal that Obama lied during the 2008 campaign about his ties to ACORN. New evidence confirms that Obama has hidden the truth about his relationships to Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. The unknown story of Obama's deep involvement with a radical group called UNO of Chicago is revealed. The claims of candidate Obama and his mentors that he shunned Saul Alinsky's confrontational tactics turn out to be a sugary fairy tale. The obfuscating techniques of Obama's memoir, Dreams from My Father, are exposed.
Understanding all this, it makes the upcoming elections all the more important. The agenda must be stopped. Most Democrats are complicit, the others spineless when it comes to resistance. Vote them out.