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LA Times: McCain Shouldn't Complain About ACORN
NewsBusters ^ | October 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/20/2008 9:40:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Let's see. ACORN has been submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registrations and is being investigated by the FBI. However, if you are John McCain you should just keep your mouth shut and not complain about it. That is the absurd assertion of an editorial in today's Los Angeles Times (emphasis mine):

John McCain committed a malicious misrepresentation in the last presidential debate when he claimed that ACORN, the liberal activist group, "is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."

As ACORN acknowledges, it has collected voter registration forms with bogus signatures. But even when they aren't winnowed out by election officials, transparently invalid registrations don't lead to fraudulent voting. Even the most lax poll worker wouldn't allow "Mickey Mouse" or "John Q. Public" to cast a ballot.

Except that while the poll workers are overwhelmed, such as in Ohio, checking out the many fraudulent registrations submitted by ACORN, many phony voters are able to slip through the system. However, to point out the obvious fraud being perpetrated by ACORN on a large scale, according to the Times, is to make a "wild claim":


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; acorn; democrats; dncmediamachine; electionfraud; elections; johnmccain; lat; leftwingconspiracy; liberalmedia; mccain; mediafraud; msm; nobama08; obama; obamamediamachine; obamedia; votefraud; voterfraud
DUmbest editorial of the day!
1 posted on 10/20/2008 9:40:12 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

ANYONE (specifically including barry hussein) who isnt deeply concerned about Acorn perpetuating voter fraud does not have America’s best interests at heart.


2 posted on 10/20/2008 9:41:46 AM PDT by Canedawg (In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Any suggestion that the LA Times prints, do the opposite.


3 posted on 10/20/2008 9:42:09 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: PJ-Comix

They are trying to protect an activist arm of the Democrat Party.


4 posted on 10/20/2008 9:42:14 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: PJ-Comix

They are trying to protect an activist arm of the Democrat Party.


5 posted on 10/20/2008 9:42:16 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: All
Oops! This is only an excerpt. You can read the rest of the story at NewsBusters.
6 posted on 10/20/2008 9:42:40 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (FREE the Joe Biden raw video!!!)
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


7 posted on 10/20/2008 9:43:43 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (FREE the Joe Biden raw video!!!)
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To: A CA Guy
They are trying to protect an activist arm of the Democrat Party.

They are an activist arm of the Democrat Party. They do the spinning and ACORN does the voter fraud.

8 posted on 10/20/2008 9:44:34 AM PDT by Allegra (NO giving up, NO quitting, NO doom and gloom, NO drama queens...Keep up the faith)
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To: PJ-Comix

The most lax poll worker might not let Mickey Mouse or John Q. Public vote, but a slightly corrupt one would.


9 posted on 10/20/2008 9:45:09 AM PDT by yooling (The MSM is to Obama as Ron Santo is to the Cubs)
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To: PJ-Comix

The LA Times is great for rabbit cages!


10 posted on 10/20/2008 9:45:17 AM PDT by NetSurfer (BO stinks.)
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To: Allegra

True, like one arm washing another.


11 posted on 10/20/2008 9:45:24 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: yooling

When they focus on Mickey and the others, they are ignoring the thousands of “normal” names which have been registered fraudulantly. THAT is the issue. Once again they defend the indefensible by focusing on a small portion of the issue.


12 posted on 10/20/2008 9:49:25 AM PDT by nufsed
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To: NetSurfer
The LA Times is great for rabbit cages!

Only if you shred it to the point that individual words aren't readable any more. If the bunny has any chance to read it you will reduce his IQ.

13 posted on 10/20/2008 9:50:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: PJ-Comix
From RedState.com:

With the New Party’s rise and its entanglements with ACORN came the rise of Barack Obama. According to Stanley Kurtz, “Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960’s ‘New Left,’ with a ‘1960’s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism’ to match.” And Barack Obama was ACORN’s lawyer.

http://archive.redstate.com/stories/elections/2008/barack_obama_sought_the_new_partys_endorsement_knowing_it_was_a_radical_left_organization
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From Obama's official website:

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.”

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 350,000 member families organized into 800 neighborhood chapters in 104 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to its members, including better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/samgrahamfelsen/gGC7zm
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October 08, 2008
Archives prove Obama was a New Party member (updated)
Thomas Lifson

Another piece in the puzzle of Barack Obama has been revealed, greatly strengthening the picture of a man groomed by an older generation of radical leftists for insertion into the American political process, trading on good looks, brains, educational pedigree, and the desire of the vast majority of the voting public to right the historical racial wrongs of the land.

The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within. The party only lasted until 1998, when its strategy of "fusion" failed to withstand a Supreme Court ruling. But dissolving the party didn't stop the membership, including Barack Obama, from continuing to move the Democrats leftward with spectacular success.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/10/archives_prove_obama_was_a_new.html
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DiscoverTheNetworks.org/FrontPageMag.com profile doesn't (yet?) include the latest revelation that Sen Obama was actually a member of the New Party.-ETL

PROFILE: NEW PARTY (NP) * Marxist political coalition
* Was active from 1992-1998
* Endorsed Barack Obama for Illinois state senate seat in 1996

Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

The New Party's modus operandi included the political strategy of "electoral fusion," where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, the New Party often was able to influence candidates' platforms. (Fusion of this type is permitted in seven states -- Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont -- but is common only in New York.)

Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party's endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.

In 1996, three of the four candidates endorsed by the New Party won their electoral primaries. The three victors included Barack Obama (in the 13th State Senate District), Danny Davis (in the 7th Congressional District), and Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in the 7th Subcircuit Court. All four candidates attended an April 11, 1996 New Party membership meeting to express their gratitude for the party's support.

The New Party's various chapters similarly helped to elect dozens of other political candidates in a host of American cities.

One of the more notable New Party members was Carl Davidson, a Chicago-based Marxist who became a political supporter of Barack Obama in the mid-1990s.

In 1997 the New Party's influence declined precipitously after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that electoral fusion was not protected by the First Amendment's freedom of association clause. By 1998 the party was essentially defunct. Daniel Canto and other key party members went on to establish a new organization with similar ideals, the Working Families Party of New York.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7434
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The Columbus Free Press
New Party Online News - Elections Update

In the end the outcome was predictable, and predictably depressing. Voting for Clinton while simultaneously supporting the local Republican Congressman was not contradictory. My personal favorite line: With these results, I'd better get some of that medicinal marijuana...

So we're back where we were a few days ago. Gingrich sets the agenda, Clinton rotates it a few degrees to make it palatable. Our task, and there are no shortcuts, is to build enough power to produce better choices in the future.

A few more steps down that road were taken by local New Party chapters on Tuesday. Here are some highlights:

Overall: Campaign finance led the way, with overwhelming victories in Arkansas and Massachusetts. Not counting Washington, DC's ANC races, NP members and supported candidates won 16 of 23 races, bringing our overall total to 110 victories in 163 races.

Arkansas: As local favorite Bill Clinton swept to victory under cloud of tainted contributions, an NP and ACORN-backed statewide initiative for real campaign finance reform won an overwhelming victory, outpolling Clinton and Perot combined. The measure lowers contribution limits to $300 for statewide candidates and $100 for state legislative and local candidates, grants a tax credit for small donors, and tightens reporting and disclosure requirements. It'll be a big step in leveling the playing field for grassroots candidates against their corporate funded opponents. And in the first city-wide victory for a New Party candidate in Little Rock, member Paul Kelly won an at-large City Council seat. He'll join NP members Gloria Wilson and Willie Hinton on the Council, with the potential for a strong progressive caucus. In a second at-large City Council race, NP member Genevieve Stewart made a strong showing. She finished third against 2 entrenched incumbents but built her name recognition and a base of support for a possible ward race for City Council next year. Finally, in a classic New Party vs. the Right Wing matchup, member Jayne Cia handily defeated the Arkansas state chair of Empower America (Bill Bennett's organization) for a seat on the County Board.

Illinois: The first NP member heads to Congress, as Danny Davis wins an overwhelming 85% victory yesterday (he got a higher percentage of the vote in that district than the President). NP member and State Senate candidate Barack Obama won uncontested. Interestingly, it appears that the local Democratic machine is trying to distance itself from our folks. At a "Democratic Unity" march on Chicago's West Side, a flyer invited community members to join with a host of local democratic candidates. The only two west-side Democrats not listed: NP members Danny Davis (U.S. House candidate) and Michael Chandler (Alderman and Ward Committeeman). ..."

New Party
227 West 40th St. Suite 1303
New York, NY 10018
phone: 800-200-1294
fax: 212-302-5344
email: newparty@newparty.org
web site: http://www.newparty.org

http://www.freepress.org/Backup/UnixBackup/pubhtml/newparty/newpart5.html
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"Although the New Party has been effectively defunct since the late 1990s, a website still exists."-wikipedia
http://www.newparty.org/
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Inside Obama’s Acorn:
By their fruits ye shall know them

Stanley Kurtz, May 29, 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."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI
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Guilty Party: ACORN, Obama, and the mortgage mess
Mona Charen, September 30, 2008
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mzk4MmVkNzA1NGQ2NGRkZjQ2YjNmYjdlODZkMmQ4N2I=
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An ACORN Falls from the Tree: A congressional outrage
Ken Blackwell, September 29, 2008
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=N2Y5MTc0ZTAyMmE1Mjk3NGE3OWRiY2FkMjZlN2YxYzc=
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Must see! 2004 Video: Democrats Defend Fannie/Freddie from Regulation:
"We've been through nearly a dozen hearings where frankly we were trying to fix something that wasn't broke. Mr. Chairman we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac and in particular at Fannie Mae under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines."-Rep. Maxine Waters, 2004
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL36nwCSYUM
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History of Fannie Mae scandal
Associated Press, December 7, 2006
"Fannie Mae announces its long-awaited restatement, erasing $6.3 billion in profit from 2001 through June 30, 2004."
http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/12/07/history_of_fannie_mae_scandal/?page=1
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Bailout Politics: The Congressional Dems who enabled this crisis are now being trusted to fix it?
Thomas Sowell, September 30, 2008
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OWE3OWU3OTExYzNlNTUzMzY2YmJmOWZjMzcwN2M1NjU=

14 posted on 10/20/2008 9:55:16 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: PJ-Comix
" transparently invalid registrations don't lead to fraudulent voting. Even the most lax poll worker wouldn't allow "Mickey Mouse" or "John Q. Public" to cast a ballot."

....and the opaquely invalid registrations?..........

MOST of the invalid registrations are not "Mickey Mouse" or John Q," they are "Robert Smith" and "Joe Green." and those are VERY easy for a crooked judge to vote ESPECIALLY IN ONE-PARTY PRECINCTS!!!!!!!

15 posted on 10/20/2008 10:00:49 AM PDT by cookcounty (CAC scandal: Obama & Ayers: $100 million spent on "education" in Chicago. Results: ZIPPO!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
The LAT editorial puts lipstick on DEMOCRAT FRAUD thusly...Democrats emphasize increasing the number of voters, particularly the poor and minorities, and too easily dismiss the possibility of fraud. And then they continue with truly hysterical accusations about Republican voter intimidation as their predictable moral equivalent argument.

Here's what I do not understand.

Why do Democrat voters not see that if Democrat candidates cheat, they THEY the DEMOCRAT VOTERS had no vote either?

Democrats, if your candidate wins by cheating, YOU had NO SAY!

And, if you have no say now, you never will.

The door is slamming shut on fair elections.

Democrat voters should feel every bit as disenfranchised as Republicans.

I just do not get it.

.P>

16 posted on 10/20/2008 10:04:29 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: yooling
With all this obvious voter fraud going on with ACORN, why do the pollsters even bother polling “registered voters”? I seriously doubt that thousands of Mickey Mouses or Dallas Cowboys will show up at the polls. It seems to me, that this is another way that these people are trying to influence the voting public. These polls are not only inaccurate, but actually deceiving. In my eyes, since all these fraudulent voters are included, we are in much better shape than the polls indicate.
17 posted on 10/20/2008 10:27:58 AM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: PJ-Comix

“But even when they aren’t winnowed out by election officials, transparently invalid registrations don’t lead to fraudulent voting.”

Voter registration fraud is voter fraud, you morons!


18 posted on 10/20/2008 10:36:55 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NetSurfer; KarlInOhio
The LA Times is great for rabbit cages!


19 posted on 10/20/2008 10:42:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Poisoning the customers is bad for business." --Quark, *Star Trek: Deep Space Nine*)
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To: yooling

The latest leftist talking point is that it isn’t actually cheating until they attempt to vote.

Along thos lines, I guess planning a bombing and building a bomb isn’t bad until you actually attempt it to use it.


20 posted on 10/20/2008 11:06:01 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hehe


21 posted on 10/20/2008 11:55:47 AM PDT by NetSurfer (BO stinks.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Why should McCain complain now.. Acorn has been getting away with this for a generation .


22 posted on 10/20/2008 4:36:42 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Second that.


23 posted on 10/20/2008 9:19:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Senator Obama, if you keep hiding your Acorn friends into your toilets, your toilets will continue to back up.


24 posted on 10/21/2008 7:13:03 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Joe the plumber should provide his license right after Obama provides his real birth certificate)
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