Thunderpig’s Mirror

Barack Obama and ACORN

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 30, 2008

What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama.

This is a story we’ve largely missed. While Obama’s Acorn connection has not gone entirely unreported, its depth, extent, and significance have been poorly understood. Typically, media background pieces note that, on behalf of Acorn, Obama and a team of Chicago attorneys won a 1995 suit forcing the state of Illinois to implement the federal “motor-voter” bill. In fact, Obama’s Acorn connection is far more extensive. In the few stories where Obama’s role as an Acorn “leadership trainer” is noted, or his seats on the boards of foundations that may have supported Acorn are discussed, there is little follow-up. Even these more extensive reports miss many aspects of Obama’s ties to Acorn.

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To understand the nature and extent of Acorn’s radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Stern’s 2003 City Journal article, “ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malanga’s “Acorn Squash.”)

Source: National Review

Commentary

The group ACORN is really a collection of nuts. They have been working in select urban areas to subvert our Republic, and have registered hundreds of thousands to vote, many of them fraudulently. Several of their members have been arrested for such activity.

KMOX–Eight ACORN Workers arrested for Election Fraud

Fraud in ACORN-led voter registration drives isn’t just limited to Missouri. “Idealistic” ACORN workers have been convicted of election-related offenses in Wisconsin and Colorado. What’s more, investigations have occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In Minnesota, authorities found hundreds of voter registration cards in the trunk of a car owned by a former ACORN member suspected of registering voters twice so he could double his fees. A few disillusioned ACORN organizers admit that honesty was never a high priority in the organization. Loretta Barton, a former organizer in Dayton, Ohio, admits, “All ACORN wanted from registration drives was results.” Apparently, the group wasn’t too concerned about how those results came about. In 2004, for example, one Ohio ACORN worker was given crack cocaine in exchange for fraudulent registrations, which included underage, deceased or fictitious persons with names such as Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey. Nate Toler, an ACORN organizer, told the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund: “There’s no quality control on purpose, no checks and balances. The internal motto is, ‘We don’t care if it’s a lie, just so long as it stirs up the conversation.’” He added, “I may have my head chopped off for telling the truth.” Now that’s not nice.

Source: National Legal & Policy Center

Be sure and read the entire article by Stanley Kurtz in the National Review. The body-count of illegal and unethical behavior surrounding Obama is breath-taking. This is also another reason that the American people cannot vote this man in as President of these United States.

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