In an entry titled Obama is Hiding a Radical Past! on the blog No Quarter, Matthew Weaver tells us about Obama’s ties to and endoresement by a political group called The New Party, which was an offshoot of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America.  And according to reports, this was not a passive endorsement.  As the conclusion to this article states:

Barack Obama has a long-term and sustained relationship with the Chicago DSA, an affiliate of the Democratic Socialists of America, and with the Chicago New Party. He participated in multiple membership meetings and in DSA-sponsored events, repeatedly sought their endorsement. This does not answer all questions about Barack Obama’s past relationships with multiple socialist groups. What the media need to find out is this: Has Barack Obama broken his ties with them? If so, when and why?

This, I believe, is what really needs to be answered.  The article seems to be well documented and thorough.  Read it and decide for yourself what you think of Obama’s ties to radical socialists.