Friday, May 30, 2008

UW Prof Endorses Obama (in 1996)

A UW prof endorsing Obama? So? The sun rises in the East, right?

But there's MORE to the story.

Apparently, Obama actively sought and received the stamp of approval of a Marxist third party that operated briefly in Chicago between 1992 and 1998. The group was called the "New Party" and was started in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).

(The red typeface is a pun, folks.)

Here's the history as written at

The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

Hoo haaa. UW has Commies on the payroll, and they endorse Obama.

1 comment:

Random10 said...

Google tells me I have 22 posts with the term Joel Rogers. This one: is a good start for anyone interested. It begins with a quote from Professor Rogers: “The cleanest energy is energy not used at all.” It’s technically true but an odd position to value for someone with a plan to run society.