In 1996 Barack Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate with the endorsement of the Democratic Socialist Party of America (DSA). The Democratic Socialist Party of America is an extreme left organization. Some apologists claim that the party is similar to European Social Democratic parties. It is nothing of the sort. It is far to the left of such parties.
Its policies are essentially Trotskyite, as a glance at its website will testify. It was founded in 1982 and was essentially a merger of Communists, Socialists and Trotskyites.It is time for a greater analysis of its links with the Democratic Party.
Q Aren’t you a party that’s in competition with the Democratic Party for votes and support?
A "No, we are not a separate party. Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party. We work with those movements to strengthen the party’s left wing, represented by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The process and structure of American elections seriously hurts third party efforts. Winner-take-all elections instead of proportional representation, rigorous party qualification requirements that vary from state to state, a presidential instead of a parliamentary system, and the two-party monopoly on political power have doomed third party efforts. Maybe sometime in the future, in coalition with our allies, an alternative national party will be viable. For now, we will continue to support progressives who have a real chance at winning elections, which usually means left-wing Democrats."
This party is a Party within the Democratic Party and strongly endorses Obama. Under Obama or Clinton, for that matter, taxation of the middle class will rocket. Many of Hillary Clinton’s policies mirror those of Obama. Clinton however manages to assuage voters fears with more sanitized language.