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ACORN:Who Funds the Weather Undergroundís Little Brother?
CAPITAL RESEARCH CENTER ^ | November 2008 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 06/20/2009 1:30:07 PM PDT by kellynla

Summary: The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has become America’s most prominent leftwing community group. Little-known until now, ACORN has played a major role in the subprime mortgage mess that has undermined Americans’ support for free market problem-solving and set off a worldwide chain of fi nancial troubles. It is also implicated in vote fraud schemes from coast to coast. ACORN aims to give America change that socialists can believe in – by any means necessary. It is deliberately organized to avoid scrutiny. But with an FBI probe underway, millions of dollars in back taxes owing, and a racketeering lawsuit pending, it may finally have to answer for its many misdeeds.

(Excerpt) Read more at capitalresearch.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; acornobama; communists; leftists; obamaacorn; projectvoteobama; sleepers
Matthew Vadum has appeared on Glenn Becks' program and Vadum has done some very good work researching ACORN and it's origin, membership and supporters.
1 posted on 06/20/2009 1:30:07 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

With the acorn nut-in-chief now at the white house, I really do not see any federal legal cases being made. The Nuts, led by the 0nut himself, are well shielded.

Move along.


2 posted on 06/20/2009 1:32:57 PM PDT by petertare (--)
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To: kellynla
I’ll Round up the usual suspects


ACLU, CPUSA, LULAC, LaRaza, MeChA,...

3 posted on 06/20/2009 1:34:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: petertare

Oh ye of little faith...you seem to forget that when the GOP regains the Majority in the House and/or Senate not to mention the WH in 2012 , it’s a “new ballgame.”


4 posted on 06/20/2009 1:36:30 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: All
Don't want ACORN doing the Census?

If they can get Donald Duck and Pluto to register to vote.. Come on.. think of the fun reading the results of "trusted local leaders" like ACORN can provide.

Official 2010 Census Data

. . .
2,398,012 Martians
1,443,562 Venusians
45,596 Time-travelers
43,100 entities from other dimentions
. . . .

5 posted on 06/20/2009 1:39:05 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kellynla

“Little known until now”

Sadly.

This “group” should have had major investigations by the MSM, government, et al ages ago.


6 posted on 06/20/2009 1:42:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: kellynla
"With the New Party’s rise and its entanglements with ACORN [Association of Community Organizers For Reform Now] 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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NOTE: As of today, June 10, 2009, DiscoverTheNetworks.org/FrontPageMag.com profile doesn't (yet?) include the latest revelation that (President) Obama was actually a member of the New Party. HOWEVER, he does link to several articles on the left side of the page that apparently do go into it in detail.-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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From David Horowitz's
FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org

PROFILE: WADE RATHKE

Wade Rathke founded the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), for which he served as Chief Organizer from 1970 to 2008. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Tides Center; a Board member of the Tides Foundation; an Executive Board member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and Chairman of the AFL-CIO’s Organizers Forum. Rathke describes himself as someone who is dedicated to “winning social justice, workers' rights, and a democracy where ‘the people shall rule’”; i.e., socialism.

Rathke hails from a family of prosperous orange ranchers in Orange County, California. During the late 1960s he attended Williams College in Massachusetts but dropped out before graduating. He thereafter became a draft-resistance organizer for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and an organizer for George Wiley’s National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO). (For details on NWRO, see the separate entries for George Wiley and the “Cloward-Piven Strategy.”)

In 1970, Wiley sent Rathke to Little Rock, Arkansas to begin organizing NWRO chapters in the South. By that time, Wiley -- who was African American -- was coming under attack by black militants who opposed his policy of placing whites such as Rathke in NWRO leadership positions.

Rathke, perhaps sensing that he might soon be demoted or released entirely, in 1970 formed a new organization called Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). He enlisted civil rights workers and trained them in a program (at Syracuse University) patterned after Saul Alinsky’s activist tactics.

The group’s name was later changed to Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, but the acronym ACORN remained the same. ..."

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1773

7 posted on 06/20/2009 1:44:25 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

bttt


8 posted on 06/20/2009 1:49:59 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obamunists are nihilists)
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To: kellynla
From your link...

Photobucket

PDF File: apprx 417 KB
http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/v1225222922.pdf

9 posted on 06/20/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: kellynla
ACORN:Who Funds the Weather Underground’s Little Brother?

We do, Silly! Haven't you thanked your congresscreep for giving them $5 billion in the budget?

10 posted on 06/20/2009 1:55:08 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ETL

Great photo! During the campaign, the obama camp denied his affiliation with ACORN - and it was mean-spirited to argue with them. Unfortunately, his followers don’t care.


11 posted on 06/20/2009 2:00:15 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

” Great photo! During the campaign, the obama camp denied his affiliation with ACORN - and it was mean-spirited to argue with them. Unfortunately, his followers don’t care.”

And the MSM will never admit to an association anyway.


12 posted on 06/20/2009 2:02:19 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ElayneJ
During the campaign, the obama camp denied his affiliation with ACORN

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

13 posted on 06/20/2009 2:05:47 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: patriotspride

That’s right. In the old movie, GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN, the advise was NEVER ADMIT ANYTHING - DENY, DENY, DENY. I think that’s the MSM policy on obama. Caught in a lie with photos to prove it? DENY!


14 posted on 06/20/2009 2:06:07 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: kellynla

Bookmark for later read. Saw him on Fox yesterday and he was great.


15 posted on 06/20/2009 2:08:34 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: kellynla

We need to keep getting people focused on the 2010 elections as step one. Hillarycare helped us in 1994 and all of the ZERO agenda will help us in 2010.


16 posted on 06/20/2009 2:13:12 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: ETL

Interesting. Is that on the website now?


17 posted on 06/20/2009 2:16:07 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

Yes, I provided the link.


18 posted on 06/20/2009 2:18:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: kellynla

“I’m asking you to believe - not just in my ability to bring about change in Washington, but in yours”

That’s how confidence men talk. That it! He’s a con man!

I knew there was something about him.

And fifty-how-many-million people were conned?


19 posted on 06/20/2009 2:40:15 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: kellynla

“I’m asking you to believe - not just in my ability to bring about change in Washington, but in yours”

That’s how confidence men talk. That it! He’s a con man!

I knew there was something about him.

And fifty-how-many-million people were conned in November?


20 posted on 06/20/2009 2:40:53 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: penelopesire

“Bookmark for later read. Saw him on Fox yesterday and he was great.”

Exactly why I posted this.


21 posted on 06/20/2009 2:44:31 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: ETL

Of course. :)
During the campaign, the spin was that obama barely knew of ACORN and he was certainly not affiliated with them. Another source of agrument with one liberal friend.


22 posted on 06/20/2009 2:45:18 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: PhiKapMom
“We need to keep getting people focused on the 2010 elections as step one. Hillarycare helped us in 1994 and all of the ZERO agenda will help us in 2010.”

Well, it's up to the Gelding Old Party to get a testicle & spine implant before next year...and “if” they can & do then ANYTHING is possible...the proverbial “ball is in their court!”

23 posted on 06/20/2009 3:00:02 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla
From the pdf file...

Donors to ACORN Housing Corp, Inc include J.P. Morgan-Chase Foundation ($5,007,750, plus at least $300 K to separate state level ACORN-affiliated housing "non-profits")...Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc ($1,405,000)...USBancorp Foundation ($285 K, plus another $470 K to ACORN Housing Corp. of Illinois)...PNC Foundation ($95,000)...Wachovia Foundation ($5 K).

Does anyone else detect the ripe odor of extortion?

And the rankest sort of partisan government-sponsored corruption?

Sidenote: obviously Wachovia wasn't ponying up enough to ACORN to be allowed to stay in business.

There's enough in this report to send the officers of ACORN to jail on multiple counts. But does anybody want to bet that the honorable AG, Eric Holder, isn't going to bury the investigation?

This is criminality of a high order. In effect, Obama entered office with his very own Tonton Macoute.

24 posted on 06/20/2009 3:01:36 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

The Leader of ACORN should be ppaced under arrest. That leader is Barrack Hussein Obama.


25 posted on 06/20/2009 3:12:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: okie01
“Does anyone else detect the ripe odor of extortion?”

Which is why everything we can must be done to get RINO’s & ‘Rats out of Congress next year and replaced with true blue conservatives!

26 posted on 06/20/2009 3:22:39 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Good post. Keep the pressure up on these SOB’s. When Obama is unmasked the people will turn against him and his cronies on the left.


27 posted on 06/20/2009 3:45:21 PM PDT by circumbendibus (Where's the Birth Certificate?)
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To: kellynla
Which is why everything we can must be done to get RINO’s & ‘Rats out of Congress next year and replaced with true blue conservatives!

Which, upon seeing these numbers, I'm appalled the GOP majority never took up the battle to defund and destroy organizations like ACORN.

Non-partisan, my butt. Non-profit, my ass. Innocent agents of the poor and disadvantaged? Hardly. Outfits like ACORN have no business even operating, much less being funded by the federal government (remember, they got $4.5 billion in the "porkulus").

I recall Newt saying it was a priority of his to defund outfits like this, back in 1994. But nothing ever happened.

Did the GOPers not see the danger to themselves...??? Or was it just "too hard" for these potted plants to do the right thing...???

28 posted on 06/20/2009 4:41:32 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: kellynla
President Acorn & company:


29 posted on 06/20/2009 5:03:01 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: kellynla

Oklahoma elected officials except for one lone RAT, Dan Boren, are doing their part. :)


30 posted on 06/20/2009 5:49:41 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: petertare

31 posted on 09/15/2009 9:06:18 AM PDT by Howie
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