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Plouffe on Fox: '24-hour ACORN channel' (its worrrrrrking alert!!)
politico.com ^ | OCT 14 2008 | housedeep

Posted on 10/14/2008 11:48:33 AM PDT by housedeep

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, making the case that the charges against ACORN aren't relevant, called them a "smokescreen" and a "permission structure" for attempts to disenfranchise voters.

"This is just the start of what is going to be a very deliberate and cynical attempt to create confusion, to challenge people inappropriately," he said.

The amount of time the GOP is spending driving a message about ACORN is, indeed, striking — any day that's about ACORN isn't about experience, or Obama's associations, or McCain's biography, or the economy. So far, it hasn't been met by a legal effort to challenge voters on the ground, though that could change.

Plouffe, in any case, noted the focus on the conservative message machine: "We understand that Fox News Channel is turning themselves into the 24-hour ACORN channel," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; acornfraud; davidplouffe; democrats; electionfraud; massivevotefraud; nobama08; systematicvotefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 10/14/2008 11:48:34 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: housedeep

“you arent close to the target if you arent getting any flak”

-FReeper from a few days ago, pardon me not remembering


2 posted on 10/14/2008 11:50:07 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: housedeep

“Challenging people who have registered 72 times? That’s racist!!”


3 posted on 10/14/2008 11:50:30 AM PDT by Onerom99
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To: housedeep
“It isn't relevant that we are stealing an election via taxpayer funded criminal activity.”
4 posted on 10/14/2008 11:52:08 AM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: Onerom99

That was the general tone of the questioners at the presser on CSPAN.


5 posted on 10/14/2008 11:53:48 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans Are Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: housedeep

ACORN....counting every vote.....as many times as we can.


6 posted on 10/14/2008 11:53:55 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: housedeep
ACORN is Obomas Achilles heal.

ACORN is stripping away the voters voice - one bogus ballot at a time. Voters want their own voices heard, no matter who ACORN is working for. To most voters, ACORN’s attack on their right to vote is PERSONAL.

7 posted on 10/14/2008 11:54:07 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: housedeep
The more coverage this gets, the worse it is for BO.

Attack on all fronts!
8 posted on 10/14/2008 11:54:59 AM PDT by Antoninus (If you're bashing McCain/Palin at this point, you're helping Obama.)
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To: housedeep

9 posted on 10/14/2008 11:55:21 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ("They aren't people! They're the ACLU!" - General Patton in An American Carol)
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To: Onerom99

Yeah, I saw an interview with the guy. He was asked if the ACORN worker told him filling out 73 voter registration cards was illegal. He said, “If they’d told me it was illegal, I wouldn’t have done it.” (Or, maybe he said, “I wouldn’t a did it.”)


10 posted on 10/14/2008 11:55:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Antoninus

Look no more, this is our October surprise


11 posted on 10/14/2008 11:56:24 AM PDT by italianquaker (I heard Gallup just polled and kerry really did win)
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To: Antoninus

yes focus on the big three!!!

abortion
acorn
ayers

that is the attack narrative.


12 posted on 10/14/2008 11:56:51 AM PDT by housedeep
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To: housedeep

All I can say is thank goodness for Fox News Channel. If they weren’t covering this, you’d only hear about it on talk radio...and it would get buried.


13 posted on 10/14/2008 11:57:24 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: housedeep
"This is just the start of what is going to be a very deliberate and cynical attempt to create confusion, to challenge people inappropriately," he said.

Can we get a definition of inappropriately???

14 posted on 10/14/2008 11:58:22 AM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: housedeep
ACORN

"If your numbers are small, hide them in the darkness, but raise such a clatter people will begin to believe there are many more of you." -- Saul Alinski (Obomas Jesus, and Alinksi's writings the left wings Holy Bible)

To understand the liberals tactics, read up on Saul Alinski. As soon as you do, you'll understand how and why they've gotten away with the things they have - since the 1960's.

15 posted on 10/14/2008 12:00:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Antoninus

I never thought I’d see the day that dim flacks would say with a straight face that voter fraud is not an important issue.


16 posted on 10/14/2008 12:01:01 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: housedeep

Remember all the flap about the fired federal prosecutors? Well most of those prosecutors were fired for refusing to investigate voter fraud. In WA State, that fraud was directly tied to ACORN. The federal prosecutor refused the case, saying that he didn’t see any evidence of conspiracy. In other words, he claimed that the low level ACORN workers acted solely on their own.

Yeah, right.


17 posted on 10/14/2008 12:03:51 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: housedeep

ACORN = Fannie/Freddie/Financial Meltdown.


18 posted on 10/14/2008 12:03:58 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: housedeep
It is patriotic to intimidate cheaters from executing fraudulent votes.

ACORN is a criminal enterprise backed by a Chicago politician who has helped funnel taxpayer funds to it in order to undermine the will of living voters.


19 posted on 10/14/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: housedeep

What can us average Joes do to help the situation? I feel powerless.


20 posted on 10/14/2008 12:04:37 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: housedeep

This is my first post ever. Be Kind. What I do not understand about all the ACORN bogus voter registrations is WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THEM? Are they being thrown out....crossreferenced? or what. Anyone know


21 posted on 10/14/2008 12:05:25 PM PDT by jhrutkay
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To: truthluva
attempt to create confusion

Yeah. ACORN is just trying to create a well laid out, unconfused, smooth running election. The best way to do that is to get registrations from human amoebas, family pets, the dead, the illegals, and everyone but valid voters. It's the only way to stop the Republicans attempt to dirty up this election.(/s)

22 posted on 10/14/2008 12:06:52 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: diamond6
What can us average Joes do to help the situation? I feel powerless.

Write a letter to the editor (mention that voter fraud is a felony). Volunteer to be a poll watcher. Email the networks to investigate. Make some noise.
23 posted on 10/14/2008 12:07:09 PM PDT by Thickman (Term limits are the answer.)
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To: jhrutkay

welcome jhrutkay!!

follow the stories posted here.
plenty of legal action being taken.
Indiana seems to be the most organised state to fight fraud.


24 posted on 10/14/2008 12:08:47 PM PDT by housedeep
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To: housedeep
Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, making the case that the charges against ACORN aren't relevant, called them a "smokescreen" and a "permission structure" for attempts to disenfranchise voters.

"This is just the start of what is going to be a very deliberate and cynical attempt to create confusion, to challenge people inappropriately," he said.

You want to find out what a libs malfeasance is? Pay attention to what he is accusing conservatives of.

25 posted on 10/14/2008 12:12:35 PM PDT by thecabal (Conservatives who don't live up to the liberal caricature are now hypocrites.)
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To: housedeep

Then Poofda won’t mind if the media conducts a huge investigation into Obama’s ACORN activities and airs it on the nightly news. We know that won’t happen.


26 posted on 10/14/2008 12:12:39 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Eva

Federal prosecutors left over from the Clinton Administration that the “compassionate conservative” should have fired on day one.

What will be done now? A lot of screaming and hand wringing. But they will NOT over turn or even delay the election. Too many fraidy cats.


27 posted on 10/14/2008 12:13:56 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: housedeep

I have been following the stories on Free Republic. I swear myself out refreshing and scrolling and clicking but I have not seen any definitive info on what is being done. Why in the heck isn’t law enforcement prosecuting these people. I am so angry about all of this.........it is ruining my otherwise sunny personality


28 posted on 10/14/2008 12:15:20 PM PDT by jhrutkay
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To: jhrutkay

There are rumblings of a prosecutor looking into a RICO indictment. However, Obama and ACORN are trying to run out the clock on prosecutions. After a certain point (I believe it varies per state), registrations can no longer be challenged and absentee ballots are accepted into the counting process. If they can use legal shenanigans to stall, Obama is a very happy man.


29 posted on 10/14/2008 12:16:40 PM PDT by thecabal (Conservatives who don't live up to the liberal caricature are now hypocrites.)
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To: jhrutkay
WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THEM?

The only thing the election commissions can do is put ACORN ballots aside and try to validate each one. Without validity, they're bogus.

All around the country ACORN is flooding the election - the same way they flooded the housing market that led to the crash. If Oboma loses, and I think he will, they can scream "racism" and "unfair election." It worked for Oboma in Kenya when he was counseling Odinga. Of course, Odinga then went on to commit genocide after he lost. I hope the Oboma supporters aren't that radical (but one never knows).

30 posted on 10/14/2008 12:17:51 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jhrutkay
This is my first post ever. Be Kind. What I do not understand about all the ACORN bogus voter registrations is WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THEM? Are they being thrown out....crossreferenced? or what. Anyone know

Good first post, and welcome. There are a number of methods being used to detect and delete the bodus registrations, some more effective than others. In some states, judges are blocking the best remedies, and in others, ACORN is taking an absolute beating (politically).

Keep an eye out for the "acorn" keyword - it will help you to assemble all of the info that is available on this site.

Was I kind enough ?!? ;-P

31 posted on 10/14/2008 12:18:00 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: diamond6

Speak up!

Email or call your senators and congresspeople, the Dept. of Justice, the (6th?) Circuit court in Ohio. Let them know you support a federal investigation of ACORN. Make some noise!


32 posted on 10/14/2008 12:19:49 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: housedeep

Somebody should make the point that the only thing that is being disenfranchised is fraud.


33 posted on 10/14/2008 12:21:32 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: housedeep

Should all ACORN ballots be cancelled if they cannot be confirmed as legit?

Are they all marked as ACORN? (Some are.)


34 posted on 10/14/2008 12:21:45 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Obama is just a con man.)
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To: mapmaker77

They’ve been saying that since they fraudulently put JFK into the White House.


35 posted on 10/14/2008 12:23:05 PM PDT by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: thecabal
After a certain point (I believe it varies per state), registrations can no longer be challenged and absentee ballots are accepted into the counting process. If they can use legal shenanigans to stall, Obama is a very happy man.

Lucky for us, most of the bogus ones have already been turned in. They've been working on them for months. Those can still be checked.

I hope after this, people will be screaming for a voter ID system. No one, not even democrats, want their voices silenced, because some day it could be the Republicans doing the same thing in the name of fairness, and the democrats will be called on to obey their OWN bogus rules.

36 posted on 10/14/2008 12:25:28 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: housedeep

What we need is an immediate announcement announcement of a no-$hit full-blown Federal RICO investigation into ACORN. I don’t think they can stand that kind of scrutiny, and it would have the Obamunists running like their pants were on fire, and their asses were catchin’....


37 posted on 10/14/2008 12:27:09 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: diamond6

Based on your profile...volunteer to help in battleground states on Nov. 4th.


38 posted on 10/14/2008 12:28:42 PM PDT by EBH ( Welcome to the United Socialist States of America. Oct. 1, 2008)
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To: concerned about politics

That strategy has been around since Gideon.


39 posted on 10/14/2008 12:33:23 PM PDT by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: Terry Mross

The WSJ is calling for a federal investigation and ties it all to Obama, the fraudulent post modern candidate.


40 posted on 10/14/2008 12:49:34 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: statered
That strategy has been around since Gideon.

Yep. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what Alinski said. "Use the rights OWN rules against them."
Then he went on to give all his praise to Lucifer, because Lucifer - like the left - broke all the rules and ended up with his own kingdom because of it.

41 posted on 10/14/2008 12:50:10 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

This is a big thing (ACORN) because if McCain does this right he can link it all together with Ayers because to my understanding the Woods Foundation has given grants to ACORN and Obambi was the one giving them the funds, is this not correct? They need to write McCain a nice coherent, simple statement that links it all together so the American people can understand it.


42 posted on 10/14/2008 12:54:15 PM PDT by LegalEagle61 (If you are going to burn our flag, please make sure you are wearing it when you do!)
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To: Terry Mross

Bush was told by plenty of people to get rid of all of them he could.


43 posted on 10/14/2008 12:54:59 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: italianquaker

“Look no more, this is our October surprise”

...I hope so. There was an article by Michelle Malkin that points out a relationship with McCain and ACORN from the illegals issue. Could be why he’s avoiding it.


44 posted on 10/14/2008 12:57:33 PM PDT by albie
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To: LegalEagle61
OMG this idiot is trying to defend ACORN. Maybe this story about Patrick Fitzgerald and the indictment has some legs after all. Obama’s campaign tacking into making ACORN the Southern Poverty Law Center circa 1965 of today.
45 posted on 10/14/2008 1:00:20 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: truthluva

“Inappropriately” = Any attack on the Messiah; a “racial” attack on Messiah which reveals the real truth about him.


46 posted on 10/14/2008 1:06:21 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: MortMan

I am wondering now why I never posted before.........this is fun. Now I have someone else to talk to besides myself about all of this.


47 posted on 10/14/2008 1:18:03 PM PDT by jhrutkay
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To: jhrutkay

How long did you hang around reading before you posted?


48 posted on 10/14/2008 1:22:38 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: diamond6

Contact information

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2105526/posts


49 posted on 10/14/2008 1:29:36 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: jhrutkay

I think the best thing to do about it is to not let it go away. Contact the media-newspapers, tv, etc.-elected representatives, etc. This is undermining the legitimacy of our elections and it needs to be exposed. If it isn’t pursued in the battleground states, then we’re in trouble. Once the Democrats take control as they have done in Illinois, there will be little chance to get the word out. This kind of stuff is ignored here.


50 posted on 10/14/2008 1:44:38 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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