The New Party allegations can only be completely glossed over if you are looking at Obama through Rose colored glasses. At the very least, Gammaboy's article show Obama's willingness to associate with yet another questionable group in the hopes of gaining something. Anyone who has no socialist views/ambitions would have stayed far clear of a New Party photoshoot. Obama will pander to anyone to advance his political career... until it is no longer politically advantageous. See Reverend Wright - hang out at his church when it serves a purpose, then drop him like a bad habit when he makes you look bad. Obama was "all about" ACORN, until ACORN was shown to be a completely corrupt, fraudulent organization. Then he minimizes his association. Nice.