There are now many web pages reporting that Obama was a member of the ultra-leftist, expressly socialist “New Party” in 1996. You might start by reading this site, who did much of the initial reporting. Ace of Spades also has a nice round up of the latest regarding the New Party and Obama’s membership.

So what is the New Party? According to the Punch Drunk web page the New Party is described as follows:

The ‘New Party’ was a political party established by the Democratic Socialists of America (the DSA) to push forth the socialist principles of the DSA by focusing on winnable elections at a local level and spreading the Socialist movement upwards.

The DSA attempted to scrub their web pages of all information regarding Obama’s membership, and denied that he was a member of their party. However, investigation has revealed that he was indeed a member and was endorsed by the party when he ran for the state senate in Illinois.

Here is a Press Release from the New Party:

Once again, I ask all of our reasonable friends who might be sitting on the fence in this election. Do we really want someone with the connections that Obama really has running this country? Individually, you can try to explain away these strange connections like Wright and Ayers, etc. However, when you add them all up, it seems perfectly clear that Obama believes and will attempt to implement a socialist agenda on this country. God Bless this country, we may need all the blessings we can get.