ACORN: Obama, Economic Crisis, and Voter Fraud


Just like Forrest Gump and Jenny….Obama and ACORN are like “peas and carrots”.  

Many people have raised the flag about Obama’s work for ACORN including the training he provided for members of ACORN.

Well, hopefully, Americans are aware of the voter fraud that has been rampant already across the country due to ACORN’s illegal and sleazy attempts to register voters that don’t exist!

Not to mention the fact that ACORN is very much behind the financial crisis that we find ourselves in today.

Obama continues to cover up and lie about his active work for ACORN and about his role and support of the policies that fueled the subprime lending practices.

In this post, I will lay out the facts regarding ACORN’s role in the financial crisis, the rampant voter fraud perpetuated by ACORN, and Obama’s clear ties to ACORN.

On the Financial Crisis and ACORN, from Ace of Spades:

Ed Morrissey errs when he says “don’t get too focused on ACORN, the problem is Fannie and Freddie.” Yes, it was Fannie and Freddie guaranteeing all these horrible mortgages that allowed banks, or so they thought, to take these risks.

But ACORN, the Congressional Black Caucus, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Barack Hussein Obama all worked together to build the bomb. Separating ACORN from Fannie is like saying Al Qaeda could never support Shiite extremists.

This was an inside-outside operation from the getgo — ACORN providing external “grassroots” demands for these mortgages, the government empowering them to do so, ACORN pressuring banks to make the loans, government sponsored entities Fannie and Freddie removing the risk (or so it was thought) from the loans.

They all worked together on this. They’re all on each other’s speed dials. ACORN forges up fraudulent voter registrations to help Democrats steal elections; Democrats propose giving 20% of all revenues (not profits, revenues) from the bailout to ACORN, etc.

And ACORN is guilty of rampant voter fraud in many states across the country.  From New York Post:

Yesterday, Nevada officials raided ACORN’s Las Vegas office after election authorities accused the group of submitting multiple voter registrations with fake and duplicate names. Among the bogus monikers: names of former Dallas Cowboys players.

* Lake County, Ind., election officials this month rejected thousands of registration forms ACORN had turned in from its drives this summer. On a conference call yesterday, GOP officials noted that up to 11,000 of the applications were no good – tying up election officials and jeopardizing the voting rights of untold victims whose identities may have been stolen.

In what seems to be ACORN’s standard operating procedure, vote canvassers had pulled names and addresses from phone books and forged signatures.According to a local paper (the Northwest Indiana and Illionois Times), “Large numbers of voter registration forms bore signatures all in the same apparent handwriting style” and “apparently the organization’s canvassers broke rules to meet ACORN-set voter registration quotas to get paid.” The fake registrants include dead people and underage kids.

* Milwaukee, Wisc., officials last month discovered at least seven felons employed as voter-registration workers for ACORN and another affiliated group.(State law bans felons from such work.) They also uncovered a raft of problematic voter-registration cards. The state GOP accuses the group of trying to get dead, imprisoned or imaginary people on the voter rolls. Fraud has plagued ACORN’s Milwaukee chapter since the last election cycle.

* In Florida, in Orange County alone, ACORN workers turned in multiple, copycat forms for six separate voters over the summer. The Miami Herald reports: “One individual had 21 duplicate applications.”

Election officials had flagged ACORN’s negligent practices months ago. But it may be too late: In Orange, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, ACORN has signed up 135,000 new voters, nearly 60 percent of them registered as Democrats – a fifth of all new voters in that region.

* In Ohio, large numbers of homeless people got free van and bus rides to register.Shelby Holliday, a reporter for Palestra.net, filmed ACORN shuttling in some prospects. She told me she spoke with one homeless woman who said ACORN “told her who to vote for if she wanted a ‘better life,’ and told her not to worry about jury duty (one of the reasons this homeless woman didn’t want to register) because the government probably wouldn’t be able to track her down. She was registering with a temporary address.”

Just who, again, is ACORN and why should I care?  From RealClearPolitics.com:

ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a busy hive of left-wing agitation and “direct action” that claims chapters in 50 cities and 100,000 dues-paying members. ACORN is where Sixties leftovers who couldn’t get tenure at universities wound up…..

…..ACORN does many things under the umbrella of “community organizing.” They agitate for higher minimum wages, attempt to thwart school reform, try to unionize welfare workers (that is, those welfare recipients who are obliged to work in exchange for benefits) and organize voter registration efforts (always for Democrats, of course). Because they are on the side of righteousness and justice, they aren’t especially fastidious about their methods. In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the “worst case of election fraud in our state’s history.”

……Their philosophy seems to be that everyone deserves the right to vote, whether legal or illegal, living or dead.

What are Obama’s ties to ACORN and his part in the sleaziness?

First from RealClearPolitics:

ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago’s banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.

I might add that Obama’s funneling of money happened while working alongside domestic terrorist Bill Ayers….about whom Obama lies about the extent of their relationship.

Again, from New York Post:

SYSTEMIC corruption of our election process continues. Barack Obama and his old friends at ACORN and Project Vote are leading the way. This radical revolution is taking place in your backyard. And as I’ve reported before, this voter-fraud racket is on your dime.

On Monday, the two groups announced the wrap-up of a 21-state voter-registration drive targeting low-income people and minorities in such battleground states as Ohio, Pennyslvania, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Wisconsin.

What’s wrong with that? For starters, these two groups are militantly partisan outfits purporting to engage in nonpartisan activity. And their campaign comes amid an avalanche of fresh voter-fraud allegations involving ACORN in many of those same states.

ACORN has helped register over 1.27 million people nationwide. It gets 40 percent of its revenues from the taxpayers, with the rest coming from left-wing heavyweights like billionaire George Soros and the Democracy Alliance.

Lefty lawyer Sandy Newman founded Project Vote, a 501(c)(3) organization, to register voters in welfare offices and unemployment lines with the explicit goal of turning back the Reagan revolution.

The two groups are inextricably linked – and at their nexus is Barack Obama. Despite his denials of any association with the group, Obama’s political DNA is encoded with the ACORN agenda.

As I’ve noted previously (“ACORN: O’s Ugly Ally,” June 26), Obama trained ACORN members in Chicago. In turn, ACORN volunteers worked on his Illinois campaigns and ACORN’s PAC endorsed him in this year’s Democratic primaries back in February.

And Newman hired Obama in 1992 to lead Project Vote efforts in Illinois.The effort’s motto: “It’s a Power Thing.” Today, the Obama campaign’s “Vote for Change” registration drive is running in parallel with ACORN/Project Vote, targetting the same sorts of people.

It’s an all-out scramble to scrape up every last unregistered voter sympathetic to Obama’s big-government vision. “Our volume,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe bragged of the voter-registration program, “is going to be enormous.”

For those of you who continue to defend Obama and his radical ties, please read and research ACORN and Obama’s ties to it…..you don’t have to take my word for it….and remember that ACORN is a taxpayer-funded organization.  

Is ACORN the type of group you want spending your money to cheat, fuel racism, and pressure businesses with social engineering?  Mark my words….if Obama is elected with a majority Democrat Congress, you can bet that more groups like ACORN will do the bidding of Obama and Democrats ON YOUR DIME!  They tried it in the first bailout proposal….trying to give ACORN and groups like it a piece of the bail out pie!

The list of questionable people that Obama chooses to work with, be mentored by, and places in his campaign is long.  

If Obama is elected, don’t for one minute fool yourself to believe that his choices for his administration and for whom he chooses to funnel money will be any less racist, radical, anti-American and corrupt!!!!!!

Ayers and Obama: Partners in indoctrination of Resistance and Radical Activism through “education”


Stanley Kurtz has released an article summarizing what he found in the documents and notes from the education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).  These documents were archived at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

A primer on CAC from Kurtz:  “The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago’s public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.”

The CAC was the brainchild of William Ayers.  Before I go further into the proof (by Kurtz) that Obama and Ayers have “exchanged ideas on a regular basis” and are not “just neighbors”, I want to clearly lay out the person that is William Ayers.   As you read about Ayers, please keep in mind this is a man that Obama knows well, has served with, and someone with whom he has shared ideas, and arguably, ideology.

(AP Photo)

Bill Ayers - NOW (AP Photo)

William Ayers is the domestic terrorist who bombed the US Capitol and is unrepentant to this day.  He is an anti-American, Communist and Marxist who believes that America’s government and capitalist society must be destroyed.

Here is an outline of Ayers belief system from Wikipedia:

Ayers characterized his political beliefs …….in the 1960s and 1970s: “I am a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist … [Laughs] Maybe I’m the last communist who is willing to admit it. [Laughs] We have always been small ‘c’ communists in the sense that we were never in the [Communist] party and never Stalinists. The ethics of Communism still appeal to me. I don’t like Lenin as much as the early Marx. I also like Henry David Thoreau, Mother Jones and Jane Addams [...]“

In 1970 Ayers was called “a national leader” of the Weatherman organization and “one of the chief theoreticians of the Weathermen”.……..Their founding document called for the establishment of a “white fighting force” to be allied with the “Black Liberation Movement” and other “anti-colonial” movements to achieve “the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism.”

Now some of Ayers “achievements”:

Bill Ayers THEN - Mugshot (AP)

Bill Ayers THEN - Mugshot (AP)

……Later in 1969, Ayers participated in planting a bomb at a statue dedicated to police casualtiesin the 1886 Haymarket Riot. The blast broke almost 100 windows and blew pieces of the statue onto the nearby Kennedy Expressway. (The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4, 1970, and blown up again by other Weathermen on October 6, 1970. Built yet again, the city posted a 24-hour police guard to prevent another blast.) Ayers participated in the Days of Rage riot in Chicago in October 1969, and in December was at the “War Council” meeting in Flint, Michigan.

In 1970 he “went underground” with several associates after the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion………….Ayers was not facing criminal charges at the time, but the federal government later filed charges against him.

Ayers participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the United States Capitol building in 1971, and The Pentagon in 1972, as he noted in his 2001 book, Fugitive Days.

If you can believe it, the federal charges were dropped against Ayers years ago….and he is now a Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Education.  (I am not sure what the qualifications for Distinguished are, but I don’t think Ayers fits the bill… One thing is for sure, my kids will never attend the University of Illinois.)

One other fact to note:  Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn hosted a campaign kick-off party of sorts for Barack Obama in 1995.  The celebration was at the home of Ayers/Dohrn and began the Obama Illinois Senate Campaign.

Now for the information that Kurtz has acquired from the CAC archives.  Kurtz’s summary makes clear that Obama and Ayers were clearly  more than neighbors or acquaintances.   One could also conclude, as I do, that Obama’s “education” policy will have a similar goal in indoctrinating much like Ayers outlined for the CAC project. 

Evidence leads to the fact that Ayers specifically picked Obama to lead the project. 

From Kurtz:

The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda………… the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama’s “recruitment” to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

……..The Daley documents (archives) show that Mr. Ayers sat as an ex-officio member of the board Mr. Obama chaired through CAC’s first year. He also served on the board’s governance committee with Mr. Obama, and worked with him to craft CAC bylaws. Mr. Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Mr. Obama. Mr. Ayers spoke for the Collaborative before the board. Likewise, Mr. Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the Collaborative.

One also has to draw the conclusion that Obama did not agree to chair a foundation for which he did not agree with the philosophy or its tactics.    It is clear what Ayers’ educational philosophy was (and, presumably, remains his philosophy as a professor):

The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.

In works like “City Kids, City Teachers” and “Teaching the Personal and the Political,” Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression.

…….Mr. Ayers’s defenders claim that he has redeemed himself with public-spirited education work. That claim is hard to swallow if you understand that he views his education work as an effort to stoke resistance to an oppressive American system. He likes to stress that he learned of his first teaching job while in jail for a draft-board sit-in. For Mr. Ayers, teaching and his 1960s radicalism are two sides of the same coin.

Mr. Ayers is the founder of the “small schools” movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to “confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.” He believes teacher education programs should serve as “sites of resistance” to an oppressive system.(His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his “Teaching Toward Freedom,” is to “teach against oppression,” against America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.

I have blogged before about the efforts to which Barack Obama will go in an effort to silence those who state the obvious…that Obama and Ayers willfully worked together for years.  Obama participated in the ideology of Bill Ayers……Kurtz writes, in conclusion:

The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming “guilt by association.” Yet the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.

How can anyone support a radical, community organizer named Barack Obama who willfully participated in efforts to bring down America’s capitalist system from within by indoctrinating young minds to a cause of radical activism, social uprising and resistance?

From this information, there are at least two questions everyone needs to ask about an Obama Presidency:

1) If Obama can willfully participate in a somewhat clandestine effort to undermine the government/system of this country from within (through indoctrination, the teaching of radical “organizing” and resistance), what else will he do to sabotage the foundations, systems, and traditions of government?

2) If Obama willfully participated in and led an educational doctrine that says education is about radicalizing individuals and promoting activism against our government versus achievement, what do you think his education plans and policies will include?

(Others blogging about this: Protein Wisdom’s O!bama Doodles! and HotAir’s The Obama-Ayers connection: Chicago Annenberg Challenge.)

Obama’s indifference to the flag that McCain almost died for


I have blogged before that I believe Obama does not appreciate this country, does not fully comprehend the wisdom of our founders and simply does not take seriously the symbols of our country……particularly our flag!

First, Obama tried to spin the notion that NOT wearing “that pin” is patriot….that pin happens to be the flag lapel pin that almost all politicians have worn since 9/11. In his own words….

Then Obama didn’t have the frame of mind (of patriotism) to place his hand over his heart while his fellow candidates did…..

Oh, by the way, he also befriends those who wish to trash the flag.  William Ayers, shown below, bombed the Capitol and does not regret it and wishes he could have done more… That’s Ayers with the flag on the ground at his feet…..Remember, Ayers kicked off Obama’s Illinois Senate Campaign at his home…Obama has known Ayers for years and worked toegether on boards with him in Chicago.

Then there is the latest saga in the “I will show my patriotism in my actions” circus that is the Obama campaign……

OVER 12,000 American flags were left in the trash to be disposed at the Democratic National Convention.  This is pretty symbolic of Obama’s and the Left’s feelings for the US flag.  Is this what Obama meant by I’ll show my patriotism by my actions (see pics below)?  (These pics depict trashed flags at the DNC.)

 

You know what happened to some of the 12,000 flags?

A war-hero who nearly died to protect that flag, John McCain, has begun handing the flags out at his rallies.

Hat tip: Denver Post Blogs and RedState.com

MSM…psst…you can question Obama’s judgment now!


After last night’s blockbuster and history-making speech, the Media and Left, you can be sure, are now in full operation in their efforts to discredit Sarah Palin.

For instance, Joe Biden receives today’s prestigious IRONY award.  He had the ability to keep a straight face today when saying,this:

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden praised his Republican counterpart’s acceptance speech as “incredibly well-crafted and delivered,” but said Sarah Palin’s rhetoric lacked substance.

The amazing and masterful skill of irony all while keeping a straight face…..change Sarah Palin’s name to Barack Obama and then I might believe a word Biden has to say!

Biden also said this:

“They don’t have a single answer [for] how to dig us out of the hole we’ve been dug into the last eight years,”

I suppose when you have the view of Obama and Biden that our country IS a rathole, that it is bad and getting worse every day, (contrary to current statistics on the economy, results on the ground in Iraq, and lowering oil prices), you’d have the gall to say something like that and actually think people believe it.

Another interesting theme in the news today….Sarah Palin’s speech was mean, insulting, and nasty….oh, wait, I may have to award the IRONY award to the media, considering the slimy, nasty, insulting hits on Sarah Palin (disguised as news) over the past few days….

But, regarding her speech, here is what I commented on a Washington Post piece this morning:

The Left and Obama can dish it out but not take it.

Most of Palin’s comments about Obama were based in words right out of Obama’s mouth or the overblown ego he has displayed throughout his campaign.

Obama is the one who ridiculed those who cherish the 2nd Amendment, Obama said middle-American’s were bitter, Obama said his ascendancy would be “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”, Obama did choose to give his speech in a huge stadium with a Greek-God set…and on and on.

Pointing out Obama’s own words and inflated view of himself and turning them around on him is not mean, nasty or insulting. It’s called smart politics and exposing a fraud for what he is.

Don’t you find it interesting that the Left and MSM are grasping at anything they can find to lie about and try to make stick to Sarah Palin?  They act like the Democrats in Denver last week were flowing with love and kind words for McCain, Bush, and Republicans.  

But what I keep wondering is why aren’t they covering other parts of recent news….including the radical, criminal, and just plain unfair among Obama’s supporters and donors? 

I don’t even have to mention Rezko, Wright, or Ayersin this post…Obama’s lack of judgment on whom he associates with and accepts campaign donations from runs long and deep and, apparently, current…..

  

Code Pink Nutcase Jodie Evans at RNC (AP Photo)

Code Pink Nutcase Jodie Evans at RNC (AP Photo)

Let’s start with the radical.

 

You have 2 Code Pink nutcases try to run up on stage during Sarah Palin’s speech….Who knows what might have happened if they had gotten on stage?!? The Secret Service literally dragged them out of the convention hall.  This story is quite a big story.   It is really even bigger than it appears on the surface because do you know that at least one of the two women is a MAJOR Obama supporter and big donor to his campaign?

From FreeRepublic.com (Hat tip to Gateway Pundit):

One of Barack Obama’s elite fundraisers from the anti-American group Code Pink attempted to storm the stage last night during Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul.

Jodie Evans, one of a group of about 500 top financiers who have bundled tens of thousands of dollars for the Obama campaign was seized by the Secret Service after she had made her way to side of the stage and and started to yell at Palin.

Evans has led Code Pink’s campaign against the Marines in Berkeley where the group has called the Marines “assassins” and Evans herself has compared the Marine recruiting center in Berkeley to a porn shop. 

Evans has worked with state sponsors of terrorism including the governments of Castro’s Cuba and the the late Saddam Hussein. She has also met with Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez and has professed her “love” for him.

Evans is infamous in conservative and military family circles for publicly endorsing the terrorists in Iraq against the American soldiers who toppled Saddam Hussein and have fought to keep free Iraq from falling to the hands of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups and nations.
Evans has bundled between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama as well as contributing the maximum $2300 to Obama’s presidential primary campaign. She co-hosted Obama’s breakout Hollywood fundraiser at the start of his campaign in February 2007.

As a bundler, Evans has been given perks that include regular briefings by top campaign staffers on policy and private meetings with Obama and his vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Think the MSM will dig out those facts and present them to America tonight on the nightly news?  Somehow I think the chances are slim to none.

Do you think Obama will return the campaign money to the Code Pink nutcase?  Again, chances are slim to none.

Should we (and the MSM) question Obama’s judgment on the people he allows to contribute to him campaign?  ABSOLUTELY! 

Now let’s address the criminal amongst Obama’s friends….

Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit Mayor, has now pled guilty and is resigning from office…that is likely the only part of the story you will hear today.

I am sure you would guess by now that there is more to the story and there is:  Kwame was an Obama superdelegate AND Obama has had such glowing things to say about Kwame.  Watch the video below and tell me you don’t question Obama’s judgment now (hat tip: Michelle Malkin):

Yep…Obama actually thinks and approves of this Renassiance Man of Corruption!

Should we (and the MSM) question Obama’s judgment on the friends he keeps? ABSOLUTELY!

And finally let’s address the unfair and highly partisan among Obama’s donors: 

US Magazine is releasing Friday their hit piece article and misleading cover on Sarah Palin and her family.  It has actually been covered at TV news organizations and other print media.  However, there’s more to that story as well.  From The Weekly Standard:

(US Magazine), the tabloid published by Rolling Stone‘s Jann Wenner. That cover shows a smiling Sarah Palin, holding her youngest son Trig. The screaming headline: “Babies, Lies and Scandal: John McCain’s Vice President.”

Wenner has contributed $5300 to Obama’s campaign since 2007.

Never mind that the article insinuates lies and scandals where there are none, but the Publisher is a worshiper and contributer to the Messiah campaign as maxed-out levels.  Will Obama stand by his words to leave the family alone and condemn US Magazine?  Will he return the donations of its publisher?   Not likely.

Hey, psstt….MSM….let’s begin to question Obama’s judgement and character…….

To you, New York Times…I can’t wait for your story about how well Obama has “vetted” his donors, his friends, his pastor, and the criminal colleagues that are, in Obama’s view, glowing examples of humans. 

Or US Magazine….how about a cover that says in capital letters, “EGO, LIES, AND SCANDAL”, huh?

Or Chris Matthews, how about a comment on Obama’s radical views and associates and how they send a “chill up your spine”, not your leg????

I hope the MSM overplays its hand here….because from all I can see, Sarah Palin, so far, has resonated with and electrified regular, thinking-class, working-class, truth-detecting Americans like no one since Reagan!

Obama the Potential Thug-in-Chief – Silence the Opposition!


from HotAir.com

Pic: from HotAir.com

There have been at least 3 examples in just the last few days of what we can expect to happen to our First Amendment Rights if Obama becomes Thug-in-Chief and his Chicago Mobster-like buddies get a hold of the White House.

You thought the Fairness Doctrine was fair?  Well these tactics by the Obama campaign and, potentially the DNC, are a great example of how “fair” that doctrine will be if the Obamamobster is allowed into office.

1) Trying to shut down ads by the American Issues Project by way of the Justice Dept.  I covered that here.

2) On Wednesday, an ABC reporter was forcefully arrested while filming Democrats leaving a hotel with Democrat VIP donors after a meeting.  While this reporter might possibly have broken some law, it is suspicious that he was so man-handled by the Denver police for simply being asked to leave a sidewalk (not clear if it was private or public property).  The complaint came from the hotel.  I’m sure the manager of the Hotel is used to large crowds and different types of media during large conventions.  I would bet if THE Obama was eating lunch with his daughters or something to appear “like everyone else”, the cameras would have been welcome.  Instead we have thug donors walking with thug Democrats and we can’t let the “typical American” have a behind-the-scenes look at tearing-down-a-country in action!   Video here.

3) And the third and most recent example?  The Obama campaign set his follwers into action to blast a guest on Chicago radio program and tried to intimidate the host into not having the guest on the program.  The guest’s crime?  Accessing records and reciting facts that shed light on Obama’s relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers. 

This is pretty chilling — I pray this Thug-o-bama  gets beat on election day or we will soon have the joy of living in a country where it is no longer OK to speak your mind if it crosses with the views of the Left. 

Read from National Review (it’s long but I thought worthy or reposting in its entirety here):

While the Obama coronation proceeds apace in Denver, it is in Chicago that Americans are getting a disturbing demonstration of his thuggish methods of stifling criticism. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Harvard-educated social anthropologist and frequent contributor to National Review, among other publications. He is widely respected for his meticulous research and measured commentary. For months, he has been doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do: examining the background and public record of Barack Obama, the first-term senator Democrats are about to make their nominee for president despite the shallowness of his experience and achievement.

Kurtz has written extensively, and with characteristic attention to factual detail, about Obama’s early career as a “community organizer,” his cultivation of benefactors in the most radical cauldrons of Chicago politics, his long-time pastor’s immersion in Black Liberation Theology, his ties to anti-American zealots, and the years in the Illinois state legislature this self-styled agent of change spent practicing the by-the-numbers left-wing politics of redistribution and race-consciousness, remaining soft on crime and extreme on abortion.

This has led Kurtz, naturally, to scrutinize the relationship between Obama and one of his early political sponsors, William Ayers. Ayers, as we have previously detailed, is a confessed terrorist who, having escaped prosecution due to surveillance violations that came to light during his decade on the lam after a bombing spree, landed an influential professorship in education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). As he has made clear several times before and after helping to launch Obama’s political career, Ayers remains defiantly proud of bombing the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, and other targets. He expresses regret only that he didn’t do more. Far from abandoning his radical politics, he has simply changed methods: the classroom, rather than the detonator, is now his instrument for campaigning against an America he portrays as racist and imperialist.

Obama supporters risibly complain that shining a light on the Obama/Ayers relationship is a “smear” and smacks of “guilt by association.” A presidential candidate’s choice to associate himself with an unrepentant terrorist would be highly relevant in any event — does anyone think the Obamedia would keep mum if John McCain had a long-standing relationship with David Duke or an abortion-clinic bomber?

But we are talking about more than a mere “association.”

Bluntly, Obama has lied about his relationship with Ayers, whom he now dismisses as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” Ayers and Obama have made joint appearances together; they have argued together for “reforms” of the criminal justice system to make it more criminal-friendly; Obama gushed with praise for Ayers’ 1997 polemical book on the Chicago courts; and they sat together for three years on the board of the Woods Fund, a left-wing enterprise that distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their ideological allies. Most significant, they worked closely together on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).

The CAC was a major education reform project, proposed by Ayers, which was underwritten by a $49.2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation, complemented by another $100 million in private and public funding. The project ran for about five years, beginning in 1995. As the liberal researcher Steve Diamond has recounted, Ayers ran its operational arm, the “Chicago School Reform Collaborative.” Obama, then a 33-year-old, third-year associate at a small law firm, having no executive experience, was brought in to chair the board of directors, which oversaw all “fiscal matters.”

By the time the CAC’s operations were wound down in 2001 it had doled out more than $100 million in grants but had failed to achieve any improvement in the Chicago schools. What little is known about the grants Obama oversaw is troubling. As Diamond relates, one of the first CAC awards in 1995 was $175,000 for the “Small Schools Workshop,” which had been founded by Ayers and was then headed by Mike Klonsky. It was only the beginning of the CAC’s generous funding of Klonsky — a committed Maoist who had been an Ayers comrade in the radical Students for a Democratic Society (the forerunner of Ayers’ Weatherman terrorist organization), and who hosted a “social justice” blog on the Obama campaign website until his writings were hastily purged in June after Diamond called attention to them.

Kurtz began his review, and on Wednesday was invited on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program to discuss it. Rosenberg is a Chicago institution. His program, “Extension 720,” has aired for more than 30 years — a civil forum where knowledgeable guests from across the political spectrum discuss important issues in revealing two-hour interviews. What happened Wednesday night was stunning, as even the normally unflappable Rosenberg observed.

The Obama campaign — which has emissaries appearing everywhere — declined Rosenberg’s invitation to have a representative appear on the program and respond to Kurtz’s factual assertions. The campaign did, however, issue an “Obama Action Wire” that encouraged supporters to contact the program (telephone information was provided) and use scripted “talking points” to disrupt Kurtz’s appearance, which it deemed “unacceptable.” As the Politico’s Ben Smith reported, the campaign also urged supporters to demand that Rosenberg scrap the appearance of Kurtz, whom the campaign libeled as a “smear-merchant” and a “slimy character assassin.” The rant was reminiscent of the work of the left-wing media “watch-dog” Media Matters for America.Other than denigrating Kurtz for being conservative, Obama’s operatives have provided no response to the substance of his claims.

In their only pretense of engaging him, they accuse him of telling “a flat out lie” that Ayers recruited Obama for the CAC. Though it is a reasonable inference that Ayers recruited Obama, the careful Kurtz has stopped short of making it — observing only that Obama offers no explanation of how he was recruited if not through Ayers, his friend and the CAC’s driving force.

The station, WGN, has made a stream of the broadcast available online, here, and it has to be heard to be believed. Obama’s robotic legions dutifully jammed the station’s phone lines and inundated the program with emails, attacking Kurtz personally. Pressed by Rosenberg to specify what inaccuracies Kurtz was guilty of, caller after caller demurred, mulishly railing that “we just want it to stop,” and that criticism of Obama was “just not what we want to hear as Americans.” Remarkably, as Obama sympathizers raced through their script, they echoed the campaign’s insistence that it was Rosenberg who was “lowering the standards of political discourse” by having Kurtz on, rather than the campaign by shouting him down.

Kurtz has obviously hit a nerve. It is the same nerve hit by the American Issues Project, whose television ad calling for examination of the Obama/Ayers relationship has prompted the Obama campaign to demand that the Justice Department begin a criminal investigation. Obama fancies himself as “post-partisan.” He is that only in the sense that he apparently brooks no criticism. This episode could be an alarming preview of what life will be like for the media should the party of the Fairness Doctrine gain unified control of the federal government next year.

And from RedState.com:

If the Obama team disagrees with Kurtz or thinks he has his facts wrong, fine. They are free to offer counter arguments and present the facts as they see them. But what Obama is trying to do is intimidate the media and attack the character of a well respected writer. What they are trying to do, and have been attempting from the start, is make criticism of Obama off limits.

Kurtz is conservative. So what? He is a scholar and journalist. Since when is it OK to sick your supporters on a radio station just because they have a guest you disagree with? Since when is it OK to try and shut down those who disagree with you?

The campaign was given the opportunity to respond and to be on the program with Kurtz. They refused. They would rather have their supporters attack the radio station and Kurtz personally then have an open debate on the issue. What happened to liberals vaunted belief in free speech and open debate? It goes out the window with The One.

As Jim Lindgren points out, ironically if Obama had denounced Ayers with the passion he has unleashed on Kurtz he wouldn’t have this problem:

Kurtz, unlike Ayers, is denounced in the most vicious and uncivil terms (there is a lot more than I quoted). If Obama or his campaign had ever denounced Ayers with the fervor that his campaign has now used in denouncing Kurtz, Obama wouldn’t be having trouble on his connection to Ayers. And I’m not suggesting that Obama should have denounced Ayers. I am just noting the grossly disproportionate responses of the Obama campaign to their differing offenses and the Obama campaign’s direct attack on Kurtz’s character, not just what he’s done or said – including very explicitly using arguments of guilt by association against Kurtz (which of course are being used against Obama, despite the protestations to the contrary of his critics).

…………..And when a reporter does legitimate research into the extent of that relationship and the policy outcomes that resulted, Obama not only seeks to shut him down and silence him, but attacks his character.This kind of response may be acceptable in Chicago Machine politics, but it is not acceptable from a candidate for president.

More at HotAir.com.

Welcome to life AB (After Obama) —the world will never be the same if we allow him in the highest office of this land.

Free Speech? Here’s a dose of what we would see with “President Obama”…


The conservative group, American Issues Project, has produced an ad tying Barack Obama to 60′s radical (and present day thug) William Ayers.  The ad points out Ayers radical war waged against America in the 60′s along with Obama’s comments that Ayers is “mainstream” and “respectable”! 

Obama is taking his “Chicago-style” approach and trying to silence the ad by intimidating TV stations and also by trying to involve the Justice Department….I kid you not!

Here’s the ad:

I guess when that facade of “touchy-feely-hopey-changey” is lifted up and exposed, our true actions will shine through….can you say First Amendement rights?  Can you say lefty Democratic candidate trying to silence those who would expose his background?

Barack Obama said long ago (I forget where or when I heard him say it) that he thought John Kerry had not fought back hard enough or quick enough against the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.  (Never mind that the Swift Boat Veterans had truth on their side). 

It seems to me that Obama remembers that thought and is working hard and quickly to silence anyone that dares bring up a TRUTH about him….

From Breitbart:

Fox News and CNN have declined to air the anti-Obama ad. But by Monday afternoon, the ad had run about 150 times in local markets in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Michigan, according to Evan Tracey, head of TNS Media Intelligence/Campaign Media Analysis Group, an ad tracking firm.

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor said Obama supporters have inundated stations that are airing the ad, many of them owned by Sinclair Communications, with 93,000 e-mails. He called the ad false, despicable and outrageous.

Other stations that follow Sinclair’s lead should expect a similar response from people who don’t want the political discourse cheapened with these false, negative attacks,” Vietor said.

Mr. Vietor, explain what is false and negative in those ads? 

More from Breitbart:

In the Obama campaign’s own response ad, an announcer states: “With all our problems, why is John McCain talking about the 60s, trying to link Barack Obama to radical Bill Ayers. McCain knows Obama denounced Ayers’ crimes, committed when Obama was just 8 years old.”

The McCain campaign cannot coordinate efforts with outside groups. But the campaign took advantage of being the target of the response ad.

“The fact that Barack Obama chose to launch his political career at the home of an unrepentant terrorist raises more questions about Senator Obama’s judgment than any TV ad ever could,” said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers.

More from Michelle Malkin - Fighting back against Obama’s thugs

More from Gateway Pundit – Obama Camp Threatens TV Stations For Showing Obama-Ayers Ad (Updated)

Hat Tip: DrudgeReport.com

Obama joined and left his church because of politics


A few more thoughts about Obama leaving his church……

Courtesy of Little Green Footballs, one thing Obama said when leaving his church that has not been widely reported:

“It’s not a church worthy of denouncing.”

Then pray tell why is Obama leaving his church?  (Other than blaming others for it?)

I’ll answer that….he is leaving because what started as a political calculation 20 years ago has now become a political liability for him…..and how!

Read more about his political opportunism in joining the church at Healthcarebs.  

Excerpt:

As Obama began his work as a community organizer on the city’s South Side he became acquainted with the leaders of neighborhoods. And they were often preachers. Obama tells a story of how he was admonished once that if he wanted to be effective with churchgoers in his adopted city, he might do well to join one of those churches.

So now that the church no longer helpful in his political ambitions, he decides to leave.  Many people wonder if the congregration or those who think like that church will now abandon Obama…..highly doubtful……

Obama blamed just about everyone else for his reasons for leaving and he presented it as doing a favor to this church.  I believe that members of his church and other like members of that church believe him!!  And, I believe, most would not have a problem with his using the church for political purposes. 

It is my belief that most of the people who support Obama and those in that church would do anything and believe anything to have Obama in office…..most will vote for Obama because of one of more of these issues:

  1. he is black
  2. he is a socialist
  3. he is nice-looking and a smooth-talker
  4. he will be the king of handouts if elected to office.
  5. they think he will “end” the war in Iraq
  6. he makes them “feel good”

It can’t be that anyone will vote for Obama because he is experienced, because he is not.  It can’t be that anyone will vote for him because he loves this country because he doesn’t.  It can’t be that anyone will vote for him because he will support a strong defense, because he won’t.

Many people also wonder if this is a sign of his leadership if he becomes President….if the tide blows against Obama obtaining or keeping power, what will he choose to leave behind to keep it?

Obama talks about his “long-held beliefs” frequently…..usually the “long held beliefs” of indivuduals such as religion and where they choose to worship don’t get smashed on their way to something else.  Those beliefs usually define character and integrity and are are the very things you espouse and believe in strongly enough to guide you through life (and politics).

That is not the case with Obama.  And while we are on it…he wants us to believe that he and his church are being widely chastised and that we should be looking at his “long-held beliefs” as proof of his greatness!

As a voting public, we don’t know Obama well…his church is one of the defining pillars of this campaign….the beliefs that appear at that church appear to be his “long-held” beliefs.   Those beliefs —along with his associations with domestic terrorist William Ayers, his direct and indirect associations with Louis Farrakhan, his sketchy family background, and his continued vocal support of his church and its pastors – are his long-held beliefs!

Actions and associations speak louder than his vacuous words on “long-held beliefs”!

Obama’s Latest Slur: Senator Coburn = Terrorist


It has been such a nice spring day, I could not bring myself to ruin it all and watch the two lefty Dems “debate” tonight.  But, as I usually do, I have read liveblogging and other highlights of the debate.

The item that really grabbed my attention was when Obama was asked about his ties to William Ayers, the Weather Underground terrorist.  Obama knows him and attended a state senate campaign meeting at the Ayers house! (that is a little-reported fact). 

From Newsbusters, the question from George Stephanopoulos and answer from Obama:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But first, a follow up on this issue, general theme of patriotism in your relationships. A gentleman named William Ayers, he was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that. And in fact, on 9/11, he was quoted in the New York Times, saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.” An early organizing meeting for your state senate campaign was held at his house and your campaign has said you were “friendly.” Can you explain that relationship for the voters and explain to Democrats why it won’t be a problem?

BARACK OBAMA: The fact is that I’m also friendly with Tom Coburn, one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Senate, who during his campaign once said that it might be appropriate to apply the death penalty to those who carried out abortions.

First off– friends don’t compare their friends to terrorists!  Wonder what his friend, Coburn, has to say about that??

The freaky part is Obama DID NOT disown Ayers ( just like he didn’t disown Rev. “Chickens Comin’ Home to Roost’” Wright!).  Worse, he compares a guy who defends life to one who takes life!

I think most “thinking” Americans (I stole that line from the Dems) would argue that one guy is defending life and promoting justice (Coburn) while the other is taking life and remains unrepentant for the taking of life (Ayers)!

Almost as baffling, Obama just compared a United States Senator to a terrorist.  Is this new low ground for the Democrats and Obama?  I don’t think I remember a Senator being compared to a terrorist yet….George Bush, yes… a Senator, no.

This man just keeps giving little bits and pieces away of who he really is.  And it seems the more he does, the more the kooky left swoon over him…..”Lord-a-mighty” there has to be a psychological term for that sort of “burnin’ love” for the Obammessiah.  But it is beyond my comprehension!

(Actually, with the skyrocketing cost of arugula and bad economic times, I’ve been a little bitter lately…..between my shootin’ lessons, extensive daily prayin’ and God-clingin’…oh, and my daily rant at those “different” than me…. I haven’t had found the time lately to figure out nor explain that phenomenon exactly!)

Lest I stray from the point…..let’s compare Tom Coburn (Senator from Oklahoma–come to think of it, he is from the midwest/south–I bet he’s bitter, too)  and then lets look at William Ayers of Weather Underground.

Coburn – Married to beauty queen/former Miss Oklahoma          Ayers – married to another terrorist

Coburn – a member of the Senate in the greatest country in the world     Ayers – member of Weather Underground whose goal was to overthrow the United States government with violence

Coburn – believes strongly in preserving life   Ayers – responsible for multiple bombings that killed several people

Coburn – a Medical Doctor trained to saves lives    Ayers – a lefty, radical, anti-American terrorist who takes lives

Coburn – Has never bombed an abortion clinic     Ayers – active and part of the group responsible for bombings of the DC National Guard, US Capitol, NYC Police Headquarters, and the Pentagon.

So you get the drift…..this comparison by Obama will not be received any better than his “bitter” comments about rural America.

When you are a such a leftist, over time and scrutiny it can be difficult to convince 200 million plus people that you aren’t…..

Obama’s famous words early in the campaign were “Words Matter”—-Yes, they do Obama and the “I mangled my words, but stand by my point” line only works for so long!

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