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!
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!!!!!!
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