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Al Franken Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)
IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota; US: Ohio
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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,"...."It is not surprising that he has a permissive attitude toward the recount process."

All you need to know.

1 posted on 07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962
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2 posted on 07/06/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Mikey_1962
"You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how."
3 posted on 07/06/2009 11:49:49 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: Mikey_1962
So Coleman was the real people's choice.

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.

4 posted on 07/06/2009 11:55:42 AM PDT by what's up
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To: justlurking
Exactly so. ACORN is Alinsky, who is Stalinist. They've learned their lessons, and, more important, implemented them. They knew that taking over the SoS offices in the states would be the keys to the kingdom, just as, 30 years ago, they knew that winning political power was a matter of winning the "minds" of the next generation, so they took over the educational systems as well.

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.

5 posted on 07/06/2009 11:59:22 AM PDT by chimera
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To: cindy-true-supporter
Also contributing to Ritchie was James Rucker, the former director of grass-roots mobilization at MoveOn.org and reportedly a co-founder of the Secretary of State Project that played a critical role in this and other elections and will do so in the future.

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.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 12:06:24 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (If ten percent is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam. --Ray Stevens)
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To: chimera

BUMP


7 posted on 07/06/2009 12:28:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Mikey_1962
As my brother in law stated yesterday,

"What's the difference if there 99 clowns or 100 clowns dictating policy in Washington DC?"

8 posted on 07/06/2009 12:33:55 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Mikey_1962

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.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 12:41:52 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment

Errrrr - make that a Comedy of ErroRs, NOT erros - totally different connotation!!

:-)


10 posted on 07/06/2009 12:42:57 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Mikey_1962

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2009 12:48:25 PM PDT by adgirl
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To: Mikey_1962

With ACORN involved in our elections we will NEVER have free elections again.

People need to wake up


12 posted on 07/06/2009 12:55:07 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: Mikey_1962

13 posted on 07/06/2009 1:17:54 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: Bean Counter

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!


14 posted on 07/06/2009 5:04:56 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President! (FUBO!))
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To: GRRRRR

yah...like Jesse Ventura wasn’t bad enough, they followed him up with Franken.

What the hell is going on in Minnesota??


15 posted on 07/06/2009 8:02:54 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: Bean Counter
What the hell is going on in Minnesota??

Wheat rust.

16 posted on 07/06/2009 8:20:56 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag

“Wheat rust.”

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....


17 posted on 07/06/2009 8:39:28 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( Shovel ready...)
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To: Bean Counter

The very one.


18 posted on 07/06/2009 8:43:26 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: mickey1962; Bean Counter

19 posted on 07/06/2009 8:44:25 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag

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!!!!


20 posted on 07/06/2009 10:43:05 PM PDT by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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21 posted on 07/07/2009 9:08:21 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag
Here's a better picture of the new Senator from Minnesota.


22 posted on 07/29/2009 11:54:33 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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