Skip to comments.Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)
Posted on 07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?
Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit.
Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state.
It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some six weeks after Coleman appeared to win by 725 votes on Election Day. Ritchie has extensive ties to the Acorn organization now under federal investigation for vote fraud and was endorsed by the community activist group in 2006.
In 2006, the Minnesota Acorn Political Committee endorsed Ritchie and contributed to his campaign. Other contributors to his campaign included George Soros, along with the likes of Deborah Rappaport, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical Acorn clone.
"Mark Ritchie as we all know is a hard-core liberal who was endorsed by Acorn and funded by Acorn," Matthew Vadum, senior editor of CapitolResearch.org, a nonprofit think tank, recently told NewsMax. "It is not surprising that he has a permissive attitude toward the recount process."
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"Mark Ritchie as we all know is a hard-core liberal who was endorsed by Acorn and funded by Acorn,"...."It is not surprising that he has a permissive attitude toward the recount process."
All you need to know.
The people need to get more educated about what's going on...their choices aren't happening. Judges, Czars, and Sec's of State are denying the people their choices.
Conservatives must always remember that the leftists think long-term. Philips was right when he said something about eternal vigilance being the price for liberty. Conservatives today seem to take their cue from the business model currently in vogue, think short-term, make as much money as you can, and sell out to maximize your profits. What we really need to remember is the old Chinese saying that if you can stay alive long enough, you'll eventually see the body of your enemy floating down the river. The libs have patiently chipped away at all that has been built in this country over the years, and now it's ripe for their picking.
Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to the liberal 527 political organization, the stated goal of which is to replace conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats.
"I want to thank the Secretary of State Project and its thousands of grass-roots donors for helping to push my campaign over the top," Ritchie said in a posting on the project's Web site.
"What's the difference if there 99 clowns or 100 clowns dictating policy in Washington DC?"
It is now official - The 2008 election was a Comedy of erros and the US Congress has officially become the House of Haha!!
If the Senate wanted to be taken seriously, they should have faught against this clown being seated by MN.
Errrrr - make that a Comedy of ErroRs, NOT erros - totally different connotation!!
Did you hear they are burying Michael Jackson without his brain . . . next thing you know he’s going to end up as a DFL candidate from Minnesota a sure path to Washington.
With ACORN involved in our elections we will NEVER have free elections again.
People need to wake up
Amazing beyond belief...the People of MinneySoda let a total NUTJOB steal the election. The DemonRats have 60...and are a laughing stock sham of a congross...
Throw in the CapnTax 8 Rinos...another disgusting portrayal of what our once great country has become.
Run Sarah Run!
yah...like Jesse Ventura wasn’t bad enough, they followed him up with Franken.
What the hell is going on in Minnesota??
is that like ergot poisoning that you can get from rye?? I hear that makes you get naked, crazy and dead....and not necessarily in that order....
The very one.
There is a serious disconnect when Al Franken can get a Senate seat with no “media scrutiny” but a sitting governor can be hounded ad nauseum.
(Please note I do not know if the governor in question left over media pressure...but I would enjoy wide media coverage of Franken in his diaper moment. Funny stuff. /s)
The inmates are running the asylum!!!!