In an email to Libertarian Republican blog, National Ballot Access Expert, and Publisher of Ballot Access News, Richard Winger of San Francisco, confirmed that Barack Hussein Obama accepted the nomination of the NY New Party for his 2008 Presidential bid. The New Party has been in the news in the last couple days, ever since a document was uncovered from 1996 establishing Obama as a member of the Party. The New Party is a political arm of the Democrat Socialists of America....
It has been mistakenly reported on numerous news blogs and websites since this story broke two days ago, that the New Party went defunct in 2000. Now in an exclusive, LR has learned from Winger, that indeed they did not go defunct, but rather simply changed their name.
Winger goes on to point out that they are currently very much active and organized in a number of states. Winger specifically stated that as for the nomination for President for the (Socialist) New Party for 2008, he "accepted it in New York."
Only one tiny little problem with this scoop, Eric old son: Richard Winger has disowned you in a post entitled Attacks on Obama for Association with New Party Display Massive Ignorance:
On October 9, many news sources that are hostile to Barack Obama announced that Barack Obama was a member of the New Party in the 1990’s. These news sources then say that the New Party was “socialist” and sometimes they even say the New Party was “Marxist”. Here is a sample.
The New Party changed its name to the Working Families Party in 1998, the same year it set out to run candidates. The Working Families Party is so mainstream, it mostly supports Democratic nominees, but this year it has also cross-endorsed Republican candidates for state legislature in every state in which it is running legislative candidates. The party has legislative candidates in New York, Delaware, and Connecticut. All three of these states permit fusion. The following statistics refer to state legislative races. In Delaware, the party has cross-endorsed three Republicans; in Connecticut it has cross-endorsed two Republicans; in New York it has cross-endorsed eleven Republicans.
The cross-endorsed Republican legislative nominees in Delaware are: Terry Spence, William Oberle, and Vincent Lofink. In Connecticut the Republican nominees are John Kissel and Leonard Fasano. In New York the Republican nominees are Thomas Morahan, George Maziarz, Fred Thiele, James Conte, Joseph Seledino, Robert Barra, David McDonough, Thomas Alfano, Anthony Nunziato, Dede Scozzafava, and John Kaczorowski.
Most of the Working Families Party nominations go to Democrats. The Working Families Party stands for the same political goals that the AFL-CIO stands for. Some Republicans in state legislatures are friendly to labor’s goals, so the Working Families Party is generally willing to cross-endorse such Republicans.
The Working Families Party cross-endorsed Al Gore in New York in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, and Barack Obama this year.
Now while [channeling donviti] I find it a great wooooohooooo that the same party that endorsed Barack Obama for President has also endorsed Terry Spence, Bill Oberle, and Vince Lofink, the attempt to smear Obama with this is so utter beyond the pale that even Eric Dondero ought to be ashamed.
But, of course, he isn't.