Barack Obama is a socialist

Not that this is actually news, but the evidence has finally begun to leak out into the blogosphere. It’s clear that he was a member of the New Party in 1996 and it appears he may have also been a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. This doesn’t matter much for the election, given that his appeal is emotional, not rational, and his opponent favors socializing the banks and housing market anyhow, but at least it will give those of you who live in the USA some idea of what you can reasonably anticipate from his administration.