New Party

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source: ... Why did Obama deny his ties to ACORN? The group was notorious in 2008 for thug tactics, fraudulent voter registrations, and its role in popularizing risky subprime lending. Admitting that he had helped to fund ACORN’s voter-registration efforts and train some of their organizers would doubtless have been an embarrassment but not likely a crippling blow to his campaign. So why not simply confess the tie and make light of it? The problem for Obama was ACORN’s political arm, the New Party.
The documents reveal that the New Party’s central aim was to move the United States steadily closer to European social democracy, a goal that Mitt Romney has also attributed to Obama. New Party leaders disdained mainstream Democrats, considering them tools of business, and promised instead to create a partnership between elected officials and local community organizations, with the goal of socializing the American economy to an unprecedented degree.
... (read the whole article it is more fascinating than this).
The idea of electorial fusion is particularly fascinating. In a way this is what multiple parties or 3rd parties produce defacto. Contrast the Tea Party with the New Party. The 3rd party of Ross Perrot produced Bill Clinton's 1992 election. In a way unions also have a similar effect as to SuperPacs except that a SuperPAC never is on the ballot.
     More info here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/Obama%20and%20the%20New%20Party.html
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The New Party was established in 1992 “by union activist Sandy Pope and University of Wisconsin professor Joel Rogers,” USA Today reported on November 16, 1992. The paper wrote that the new party was “self-described [as] ‘socialist democratic.’”

The seeds, however, had been sown all the way back in 1988. Quoting John Nichols in the March 22, 1998 issue of In These Times, “The roots of the New Party go back to the aftermath of Jesse Jackson’s run for president in 1988. At that time, Dan Cantor, who had served as labor coordinator for the Jackson campaign, and University of Wisconsin sociology professor Joel Rogers began talking about how to formulate an alternative between the increasingly indistinguishable Democratic-Republican monolith.”

Joel Rogers sought to use the idea of “fusion” as a way to get the New Party into power.

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Mark de LA says
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/06/08/Ben-Smith-Concedes-Obama-New-Party-Endorsement-But-Lets-Obama-Campaign-Get-Away-Without-Comment