Skip to comments.Inside Obama's Acorn 
Posted on 09/14/2009 6:16:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
This is a story weve largely missed. While Obamas Acorn connection has not gone entirely unreported, its depth, extent, and significance have been poorly understood. Typically, media background pieces note that, on behalf of Acorn, Obama and a team of Chicago attorneys won a 1995 suit forcing the state of Illinois to implement the federal motor-voter bill. In fact, Obamas Acorn connection is far more extensive. In the few stories where Obamas role as an Acorn leadership trainer is noted, or his seats on the boards of foundations that may have supported Acorn are discussed, there is little follow-up. Even these more extensive reports miss many aspects of Obamas ties to Acorn.
AN ANTI-CAPITALISM AGENDA To understand the nature and extent of Acorns radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Sterns 2003 City Journal article, ACORNs Nutty Regime for Cities. (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malangas Acorn Squash.)
(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...
It goes even deeper;
Will anyone investigate this same organization that may have stuffed ballots and quite probably registered bogus voters for the Nov 2008 elections?
Is this the same organization that was trained by Barry to do sit-ins at banks and harass bank officers at their homes?
Is this the same Barry who did all this then lecturers us on morality and civility? /rhetorical
But it is actually Stanley Kurtz.
All good questions!
And it appears that there are people looking closely into ACORN’s affairs!
Funny, I was astonished as well. I’m asking the Mods to change it to Stanley Kurtz.
Howard is not capable of doing an article this hard hitting.
...there was an ACORN chapter when I lived in Des Moines 25 years ago...they were in the black part of town and were always raising hell about some grievance at City Council...they have learned that if they scream loud enough Whitey will chicken out and back down.
.....see, deep down inside, the Whitey of today is afraid....he doesn’t like conflict....so he’ll suck up to obnoxious Negros and hope they’ll just go away and leave him alone....but they’re not gonna....not by a long shot....they can smell Whitey’s fear and it just emboldens them...eventually though Whitey will get tired of running....and that’s when the country will begin to fracture along racial lines....I’d say we’re about a generation away.
Obama, ACORN, the (Socialist) New Party and the Working Family Party (an Acorn front group)
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 11:08:18 AM EDT by ETL:
Bumping to the top, for the morning crowd in the USA.
<(snip)"Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and Acorn has burst into a closed city council meeting there. Acorn protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayors home, terrifying his wife and kids. Even a Baltimore city council member who generally supports Acorn said their intimidation tactics had crossed the line."
...This is a real RICO Racket if you ask me. Republicans better get off their arses on Capitol Hill, or we will start a new SECOND PARTY, and they will be shoved aside.
SEIU endorses Illinois Quinn for governor
Monday, September 14, 2009 | 5:48 PM
By Charles Thomas
September 14, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A second major union, the SEIU, has added its voice to those endorsing him incumbent Governor Pat Quinn.
The Service Employees International Union is the largest in Illinois. Its president, Tom Balanoff, told ABC7 he would prefer that Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes drop out of next year’s primary so Democrats could unify behind incumbent Pat Quinn.
“If Dan Hynes was running for comptroller again, I’m sure he would probably endorse him again as comptroller...This endorsement is about a pro-endorsement to Governor Quinn,” said Balanoff.
After only nine months as governor, Pat Quinn posed as the new darling of SEIU, 170,000 members strong. They have joined over 100,000 members of Teamsters Joint Council 25 to supply money and troops to Quinn’s campaign effort.
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“The things you’re going to see from this day forward, that kind of partnering on a scale never before seen in Chicago. I think it’s going to do some powerful things for the working men and women of Illinois,” said John Coli, Teamsters Joint Council 25.
Monday’s SEIU endorsement was more bad news for three-term Comptroller Hynes whose campaign had courted union support and in the past had generally won it.
In a statement, Hynes spokesman Matt McGrath wrote, “It’s not surprising that Pat Quinn’s political supporters want Dan out of the race—they are seeing the same things we are seeing. Pat Quinn is incredibly vulnerable.”
North Side US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky threw her political weight behind Quinn Monday morning but stopped short of asking that Hynes leave the race.
“Those are his obviously decisions. We are just here to show strong support, widening support for Governor Quinn,” said Schakowsky.
The governor was asked at the union event, What, if anything, he was trading for the endorsements?
“I’m giving 100 percent of my time since I got sworn in on January 29th of this year to the common good and the public service of Illinois. That’s all I’m giving,” Quinn said.
Most of the big construction trade unions have not picked a candidate in the governor’s race, and there is still no endorsement from the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees, the largest union representing state employees. That will be a tricky one for the governor. He is currently negotiating with AFSCME on layoffs and furloughs to trim the Illinois budget.
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