Posts Tagged ‘community organizing’

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A Kick in the Acorns

October 10, 2008

***First let me apolgize for the numerous puns I shalt forthwith spew***

John McCain has finally got the acorns to crack open said acorn of truth about The One and his alleged proven ties with the Association of Corrupted Organizations for Registration of Non-Eligible Voters ACORN.  I was angry with McCain for failing to do so in the Debate, but I understand why he didn’t.  He wants to look Presedential for the MSM.  Evenso It would have been nice to ask Obama about these allegations facts and see him squirm without his teleprompter or writers who are gearing up for The Messiah’s half hour special right before Halloween.  (I am still angry with this one.  It is going to preempt “Gary UnMarried” which tries to take on some serious issues but still has some laughable qualities.  Kind of like the Obama campaign.) 

 

Mccain has released a great commercial which demonstrates these ties and the cover up by the DNC to deny The One’s ties.  MM has posted the video and transcript.  I hope McCain is not finished with this issue.  I feel this has a more powerful impact then the William Ayers debaucle.  Americans seem to be too dumb to figure this one out, but ACORN and voter fraud is today.  Not to mention ACORN is on the payroll of the Obamanot Campaign to “get-out-the-vote”.  Apparently some people will be getting out of their graves to vote on November 4th a la Mayor Daley in 1960.  Good job ACORN…Chicago politics at its best.  I guess the ACORN has not fallen far from the tree.

-reagan21

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ACORN News Steamrolling Ahead

October 9, 2008

Lots of news today:

Investor’s Business Daily:

For starters, Obama paid ACORN, which has endorsed him for president, $800,000 to register new voters, payments his campaign failed to accurately report. (They were disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called Citizen Services Inc. for “advance work.”)

What’s more, Obama worked as executive director of ACORN’s voter-registration arm, Project Vote, in 1992. Joined by two other community organizers on Chicago’s South Side, Obama conducted the voter-registration drive that helped elect Carol Moseley-Braun to the Senate that year.

The next year, 1993, Obama joined the civil-rights law firm Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland, where he sued the state of Illinois on behalf of ACORN to implement the federal “Motor Voter” law, which the GOP governor at the time refused to do. Then-Gov. Jim Edgar argued, presciently, that the Clinton law would invite voter fraud.

Obama downplays his ties to ACORN, and his campaign denies coordinating with ACORN to register voters.

Yesterday, we gave you a run down of Connecticut, Ohio an Wisconsin, now there is more:

Indiana:

LaSota said Monday representatives of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, a grassroots activist group conducting registration drives, dropped off 2,000 new voter applications last week in Lake County.

“About 1,100 are no good,” she said.

LaSota said the flawed forms are incomplete or contain unreadable handwriting — similar to hundreds of other forms ACORN produced prior to this week. She said some ACORN vote canvassers apparently pulled names and addresses from telephone books and forged signatures.

Charles Jackson, communications director for ACORN, said Monday its administrators screened out the 1,100 registration forms in question and warned county officials the documents were suspect. He said ACORN left the final decision to discard the forms to county officials.

He said ACORN has fired and reported to law enforcement any employees suspected of vote fraud.

“We consider it stealing from ACORN,” Jackson said.

Lake County Republican Chairman John Curley said Monday the ACORN registration drive is the main reason he opposes the opening of early voting centers in Gary, Hammond and East Chicago.

He filed a lawsuit last week in state and federal courts to stop the three branch offices from opening Monday. County officials agreed last week to delay opening the early locations until U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen rules on the matter later this week.

Curley said opening too many early voting locations would strain the county election staff’s efforts to stop people from using fraudulent registrations.

Jay Kenworth, a spokesman for the Indiana Republican Party said Monday, “We are obviously deeply disturbed by the news of these fraudulent registrations.”

Missouri:

The nonpartisan group works to recruit low-income voters, who tend to lean Democratic. Most polls show Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an edge in bellwether Missouri, but Democrat Barack Obama continues to put up a strong fight.

Jess Ordower, Midwest director of ACORN, said his group hasn’t done any registrations in Kansas City since late August. He said he was told three weeks ago by election officials that there were only about 135 questionable cards — 85 of them duplicates.

“They keep telling different people different things,” he said. “They gave us a list of 130, then told someone else it was 1,000.”

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the agency has been in contact with elections officials about potential voter fraud and plans to investigate.

“It’s a matter we take very seriously,” Patton said. “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.”

On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.

In April, eight ACORN workers in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures.

Ordower said Wednesday that ACORN registered about 53,500 people in Missouri this year. He believes his group is being targeted because some politicians don’t want that many low-income people having a voice.

“It’s par for the course,” he said. “When you’re doing more registrations than anyone else in the country, some don’t want low-income people being empowered to vote. There are pretty targeted attacks on us, but we’re proud to be out there doing the patriotic thing getting people registered to vote.”

Republicans are among ACORN’s loudest critics. At a campaign stop in Bethlehem, Pa., supporters of John McCain interrupted his remarks Wednesday by shouting, “No more ACORN.”

Keep up to date at hotair and michelle also.  This is the story that keeps on giving. It has obviously gotten to the Messiah’s head also.  Yesterday, in Indiana, he gaffed “an ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

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ACORN-apalooza – Voter Fraud a-plenty!

October 8, 2008

Lots and lots and lots of ACORN stuff today. 

First, let’s visit Wisconsin, where in 2004, ACORN slashed tires intended to drive voters to the polls. From the Journal-sentinel

Milwaukee County prosecutors Tuesday charged a convicted felon with illegally registering himself and others to vote between his conviction and his sentencing.

The complaint accuses Adam Mucklin, 22, of registering to vote in June, after he was convicted of battery in April, and after a judge told him he couldn’t vote as a convicted felon. Later in June, Mucklin signed up to work as a paid voter registrar for the Community Voters Project, something else he couldn’t do as a convicted felon, the complaint says.

A recent opinion from the staff of the state Government Accountability Board says no one convicted of a felony can ever serve as a registrar, a stricter standard than the previous interpretation that registrars only had to be eligible to vote.

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Mucklin was among 49 voter registration workers who were referred to the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office by the Milwaukee Election Commission on suspicion of election fraud. He is the second to be charged.

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Virtually all the workers under scrutiny were employed by either the voters project or by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Those groups were among several politically liberal organizations that launched massive voter registration drives in Milwaukee in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

Back to Ohio, they can’t be totally fraud free, who would expect that?

Voter-registration group cites lack of resources

A national voter-registration group admitted to Cuyahoga County election officials Tuesday that it cannot eliminate fraud from its operation.

The group blamed inefficiency and lack of resources for problems such as being unable to spot duplicate voter-registration cards or cards that may have been filled out by workers to make quotas.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has turned in at least 65,000 cards to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in the last year. The board has investigated potentially fraudulent cards since August.

Connecticut!

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has opened an investigation into allegations that a community activist organization submitted at least 10 false voter-registration cards in Bridgeport.

One of the phony registrations was for a 7-year-old girl in the Marina Village housing complex, whose age was listed as 27 on the voter card.

Another registration came from a man who later said he couldn’t have completed the voter card purported to be his because he was in jail on the date of the document.

Day’s not ove – let’s see what else comes down the pipeline

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More on the SNL Bailout Skit Being Pulled

October 7, 2008

I watched the thing as it was aired and had no idea that “the Sandlers: people who should be shot” were real people. I thought SNL just created random archetypes of people who took advantage of subprime. Apparently they are real. Todd Thurman at Heritage notes:

The best was saved for last. Wiig/Pelosi introduced Herbert and Marion Sandler (played by Darrell Hammond and Casey Wilson). Unlike the earlier composites, the Sandlers are all to real. They did build a mortgage company whose major product was subprime mortgages and they sold it to Wachovia for $24.2 billion in 2006. And what do the Sandlers do when they are not peddling subprime garbage? They are busy writing checks to leftist groups like the Center for American Progress, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Yes that ACORN.

One of this site’s cofounders, ratpacklaw, has been telling me over the past week that ACORN is going to hit the fan before election day. I have been skeptical thinking that such baseline election fraud was too tenuous a subject for the American people to digest. It had no teeth and more importantly, no face. Perhaps it will now have a face.

In addition, Michelle and HotAir have linked to a few more stories telling us just who these people are.  Of the stories, Ed Lasky provides a good but scary picture:

The Sandlers have started to invest their billions of dollars politically, in the manner of George Soros, sugar daddy of many far-left wing groups and an early and prominent supporter of Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Soros has developed an empire of so-called 527 groups, putatively independent political activists groups that have influence within the Democratic Party. These 527 groups include the Center for American Progress, MoveOn.Org, Human Rights Watch, Media Matters and a slew of other like-minded groups…

Soros, Lewis, and the Sandlers form a core group of billionaire activists and Democrat partisans who have formed a group called The Democracy Alliance. They realized that they could magnify their power by working in unison and tapping other wealthy donors to further their agenda (the superb Boston Globe article “Follow the money” is a good primer on how money and 527 groups have come together to have a huge impact on politics in America).

The Democracy Alliance is a major avenue to help them achieve their goals. The roster of its growing membership consists of a list of billionaires and mere multi-millionaires who collectively hope to give upwards of 500 million dollars each year to further promote a left-wing agenda. A partial roster of the Democracy Alliance membership can be found here.

Half a billion dollars a year can purchase a great deal of influence.

The Sandlers certainly know quite a bit about leverage from their savings and loan days.

Among the beneficiaries of their largesse: Air America, ACORN (a group that has very close and long lasting ties to Barack Obama and has a long history of engaging in voter fraud. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (basically a private detective group focused on the private faults and foibles of Republicans), Media Matters, a media watchdog group that engages in harsh partisan attacks against media figures and articles it considers supportive of Republicans). The list goes on and on.

Here is a transcript of the skit.  I thought it was funny, but mistakenly bookends this crisis over the Bush administration when it goes back to 1977. Even Democrat hegemony tells us this happened in the Clinton years.  Let’s see if SNL gets pissed off and tries to mount a come back showing us that they won’t be pushed around

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Stanley Kurtz talks ACORN

September 30, 2008

Linked from HotAir:

While I was at the gym during lunch, one of the TV’s had Fox on and they were talking about ACORN with Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.  While it was interesting stuff, I couldn’t help but notice that none of the other TV’s, which had CNBC, CNN and MSNBC on, had anything about ACORN.  CNN had something about Palin, CNBC had people talking about failout and MSNBC was playing “Stairway to Heaven” backwards.