Skip to comments.Obama's "Fight the Smears" disclaims ACORN Links (Total Nonsense)
Posted on 10/06/2008 2:50:48 PM PDT by Another Kansan
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
(Excerpt) Read more at fightthesmears.com ...
Contrast: from Fight the Smears:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
May I kindly direct your attention to:
75 F.3d 304 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey I. Cummings, Barack H. Obama, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Chicago, IL, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Equip for Equality, Incorporated, Jacqueline Andrade, Gwendolyn Coleman, Chinetha Dixon, and Joey L. Wooden. http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/75/75.F3d.304.95-3456.html
56 F.3d 791 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. James R. EDGAR, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Illinois, et al., Defendants-Appellants.
Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey Cummings, Barack H. Obama, Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, Chicago, IL, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees http://bulk.resource.org/courts.gov/c/F3/56/56.F3d.791.95-1803.95-1802.95-1801.95-1800.html
880 F.Supp 1215 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN), et al., Plaintiffs, v. James R. EDGAR, et al., Defendants.
Judson H. Miner, Jeffrey Irvine Cummings, Barack H. Obama , Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, P.C., Chicago, IL, for Assn of Community Organizations for Reform Now, (Acorn). A quick search online didnt find a link for this one, but anyone with westlaw, lexis, or law library access can pull it.
RESUME OF: B HUSSEIN OBAMA
Proven fake by more than one source
2.) Sketchy childhood
We know some details - Lots of gaps - muslim?
3.) College thesis has vanished
Was it anything like Micheles?
4.) Overseas travel
Pakistan? Why? On what passport?
5.) Law records
What cases did he represent?
6.) Senate records disappeared
What was he trying to hide?
Rev Wright, Ft Flager, Ayers, Rezko, Davis, Michele etc.
8.) Senate voting record
That speaks for itself
Who would his choices be?
10.) Proven Liar
12.) Racist, Sexist, Radical, Marxist views
THIS IS THE TRUTH FOLKS!! NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE!
B Hussein scares the hell out of me.
Keep the community organizer out of the White House
Tell that to Hannity.
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, I come out of a grassroots organizing background. Thats what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. Thats the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. Ive been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.
Are there two Obamas....maybe he has a twin, because
i dont know...the man is loosing it!
Keep firing Obambi....will give you more ammo!!!
He has never worked...I’d buy that.
Yeah, half truths.
LOL. Now his campaign is just flat out lying. McCain and Palin need to continue to hammer him.
Amazing! Is that from his book?
Also, Hannity nailed it good last night
No it’s not from his book...but it is from here:
LOL his own site. Imagine that.
Here B the truth!
This makes Ayers seem like nursery school.
How about Obama openly campaigning for his communist cousin Odinga who signed a pact with Muslims to enact Sharia Law if elected and started riots when he lost. Obama campaigned for an openly Anti-American candidate in a foreign country in 2006.
“When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, “I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.
See also Stanley Kurtz’ “Inside Obama’s Acorn”
It appears Project Vote is an ACORN thing:
WOW- NOW he’s outright LYING about his ACORN connections? holy crap.
Excellent info. Thanks!
Well now. Mighty scary. Is Obama really just that stupid that he has so many enemies of America in his circle of aquaintences? Not bloody likely, unless he’s the unluckiest sob in the world. And even if that is the case, why would anyone in their right mind put someone with such a poor judge of character anywhere near Pennsylvania ave. He should be impeached from the Senate!
Get a screen cap ok?
Truly amazing. Thanks for posting it. BO smells of lying.
“Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign”
ACORNs history of nonpartisan electoral work (voter registration and voter turnout) and leadership development combined during the March, 2004 primary season to make a big difference in the level of participation of our communities in that important election.
ACORN is active in experimenting with methods of increasing voter participation in our low and moderate income communities in virtually every election. But in some elections we get to have our cake and eat it too: work on nonpartisan voter registration and GOTV, which also turns out to benefit the candidate that we hold dear.
The March primary was not particularly important for the presidential race, as Kerry was just in the process of clinching the Dem presidential nomination. But it was critical in the U.S. Senate race. On March 16th, State Senator Barack Obama won the right to represent the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate campaign. Jack Ryan won the Republican nomination that day, but went on to self-destruct over sex club revelations in his divorce papers. Sen. Obama went on to keynote the Democratic Convention in July and was catapulted to the national stage. As Sen. Obama puts it, how did a skinny kid with a funny name become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, with 53% of the statewide Democratic vote in a seven-person field?
Obama started building the base years before. For instance, ACORN noticed him when he was organizing on the far south side of the city with the Developing Communities Project. He was a very good organizer. When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to challenge the state of Illinois refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act, also known as motor voter. Allied only with the state of Mississippi, Illinois had been refusing to allow mass-based voter registration according to the new law. Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them).
Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends. And along about early March, we started to see that the African-American community had made its move: when Sen. Obamas name was mentioned at our Southside Summit meeting with 700 people in attendance from three southside communities, the crowd went crazy. With about a week to go before the election, it was very clear how the African-American community would vote. But would they vote in high enough numbers?
It seemed to us that what Obama needed in the March primary was what we always work to deliver anyway: increased turnout in our ACORN communities. ACORN is active on the south and west sides of Chicago, in the south suburbs and on the east side of Springfield, the state capital. Most of the turf where we organize in is African American, with a growing Latino presence in Chicagos Little Village and the suburbs.
ACORN members were involved in three activities around the primary:
1) Block captains were identified, as early as the summer before the March primary, and provided with lists of registered and unregistered voters and voter registration materials. We attended trainings and accountability meetings to receive our materials and make plans to get the people registered. Then we came back to report on our progress. We also hired voter registrars in the final three weeks to work the supermarkets in our communities. By the February 17 voter registration deadline for the primary, ACORN had registered 12,984 new voters. This was an organizational best for us. (As of this writing, we have added over 27,000 new voters).
2) Block captains then went to work to turn out the vote. They were all volunteers until the last few days, when we received funding to pay some of our block captains in some precincts of the 24th ward (North Lawndale) and the 15th ward (West Englewood) to get out the vote on the last Saturday before the election and on election day.
3) In some precincts in the 15th ward, we were able to hire canvassers to work on voter turnout for a full two weeks before the election. Each canvasser worked two to three precincts during that time.
The results of this activity were very interesting, and mirror what Professor Donald Green of Yale University has found about voter turnout work: where we were able to run a crew of paid and supervised canvassers for two weeks before the election, we did very well. In those targeted ACORN precincts in the 15th ward, voter turnout improved by an average of 50% over the previous years city election (the only other election since the redistricting). Citywide turnout increased by only 14% over the same election.
The way the canvassers approached each door was important. Instead of a speech about a candidate they engaged the potential voter in a conversation about the issues, relating their issues to the importance of voting, and moving them to a commitment to vote in the primary. In addition ACORN leaders were making the rounds talking to their neighbors about the election. I am proud to report that the combination of a paid canvass and my volunteer work was especially successful in turning out the vote in my two precincts (34 and 51). In those precincts we boosted turnout by 82% (precinct 34) and 90% (precinct 51) over the previous years turnout. ACORN leader Denise Dixon again paired with an effective canvasser, increased turnout in her precinct by 131%. The best performing precincts were the ones with a canvasser and a leader who worked at least Election Day and the Saturday before. There is a noticeable difference between these precincts and those that only had a paid canvasser in it, who wasnt a local community leader.
Were not ready to prove anything yet with our data, because we have not run a scientific test, but we believe Greens results showing that door-to-door field work for two weeks before an election yields significant results, and we believe that there is a correlation with strong local leaders assisting the paid canvassing in winning even more dramatic increases.
The 24th ward has traditionally had higher voter turnout than in the 15th. The work leading up to the election in the 24th Ward was done by leaders who volunteered their time. Some were paid for two half days of door knocking, election day and the Saturday before. Turnout increased in ACORN precincts in the 24th ward at a rate higher than the city average, but not at the rate at which it increased in the 15th. Overall turnout was still higher in our 24th ward precincts than our 15th ward precincts, but the rate of increase was not as dramatic.
None of this is rocket science, but it is important. Good door-knocking by community residents for even two half days can impact turnout. Good door-knocking by paid and supervised canvassers for two weeks can have dramatic impact. And a combination of the two, especially with experienced community leaders working with the paid canvassers, can make a huge difference.
As it turned out, Obama won the primary handily, pulling white wards as well as African American. But no one knew that that would be the case. In each election we must act as if our work is critical for our communities. That is what we did in the primary, and we learned something in the process.
Toni Foulkes is a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORNs National Association Board.”
Social Policy had denied access to the article, but you can see it indexed here:
I don’t know how to get a screen cap.
My computer skills are terrible.
Probably someone else will or did, you know how facts on his OWN website that prove Obama is a liar can disappear...
Strange: "I want to organize, I shall move to the windy city!"
So who sent him?
I already have it.
Yes, things do tend to go down the memory hole there.
I posted this on another thread:
Project Vote Brings Power to the People
Chicago Sun-Times - August 11, 1992
Author: Vernon Jarrett
Good news! Good news!
Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running.
Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip. Just last Saturday it registered 2,000 during the Chicago Defenders annual Bud Billiken Parade.
But now, the not-so-good news:
If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week, says Barack Obama , the programs executive director.
Breathtaking. Obama lies outright on his website. Why would he do that? What's he ashamed of? We thought he was proud of his community organizing
Wrong link in the Project Vote post. Sorry, that is what happens when I have so many tabs open.
A mighty nut from tiny acorn grows.
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