Sep 29 2009
Well, I guess the New York Times showed its colors today as it weeps over the demise of socialism (which has never worked to lift people up, but definitely oppressed them):
A specter is haunting Europe â€” the specter of Socialismâ€™s slow collapse.
Even in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to capitalism in 75 years, involving a breakdown of the financial system due to â€œirrational exuberance,â€ greed and the weakness of regulatory systems, European Socialist parties and their left-wing cousins have not found a compelling response, let alone taken advantage of the rightâ€™s failures.
Get clue – socialism is a failure and can only pretend to be of benefit when it cowers in the shadow of free markets. The reason they have no answers is because they never did have any good answers.
No wonder the New York Time loves President Obama and the DC Liberals in Congress.
Update: President Obama’s ties to socialist political organizations is coming to light more and more.
Thereâ€™s been a good deal of attention to ACORN of late, and deservedly so. Yet for all the fuss, what is arguably the most important Obama-Acorn tie of all has gotten short shrift. During the 2008 election, Obamaâ€™s close links to the far-left New Party were revealed and explored (although not by the mainstream press). Yet many seem to have forgotten that the New Party, particularly in Chicago, was dominated by ACORN (and by an ACORN-controlled SEIU union local). During the campaign, I detailed Obamaâ€™s New Party ties in two pieces, “Something New Here,” and “Life of the New Party.” Important evidence of Obamaâ€™s pursuit of the New Party endorsement can also be found in the September-October 1995 issue ofÂ “New Ground,” newsletter of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Obamaâ€™s New Party ties matter because they show that his links to ACORN went far beyond shared on-the-ground organizing, legal representation, training, or even funding (although all of those ties existed and were important). By running for office with the New Party, Obama was effectively indicating that he shared ACORNâ€™s radical political goals.
The article discusses an ACORN high level plant inside the White House. With Congress, DoJ, The Census Bureau and Bank Of America all dropping ACORN like a rotten hot potato one wonders how long the White House will tolerate their shenanigans inside the halls of power?