Skip to comments.Kathleen Parker: ACORN, service union are hand and glove
Posted on 09/27/2009 6:52:31 AM PDT by george76
While everyone in Washington is suddenly pretending theyve hardly ever heard of ACORN, they might want to pretend theyve never heard of the SEIU, one of the nations largest unions.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now and the Service Employees International Union are tight as Heidi Klum and a new pair of jeans.
You also dont talk about either organization without mention of Wade Rathke, co-founder of ACORN and founder of SEIU Local 100 in New Orleans. Rathke, who resigned from ACORN last year as chief organizer after it became known that his brother embezzled almost $1 million from the association, continues to run Local 100, as well as ACORN International, recently renamed Community Organizations International.
Rathkes social justice empire is so vast that he is more hydra than man. Nine heads are surely better than one when youre organizing communities in at least 12 countries.
Picture a triangle...ACORN...SEIU...the taxpayer. Now picture arrows flowing back and forth, representing the exchange of greenbacks and services.
To break it down, ACORN and SEIU are hand and glove. Rathke himself referred to SEIU as one of the pillars of the ACORN family of organizations ... This coziness has been long known among conservative watchdog groups, but Washington has paid little attention until now.
Suddenly, ACORN is as popular as a sneeze on a crowded bus. President Obama, who once represented ACORN as a lawyer and helped train organizers, recently told ABCs George Stephanopoulos he doesnt really follow ACORN much.
Taxpayer dollars going to unions?
Blagojevich ...helped position the SEIU so that it could unionize health care workers... SEIU showed its appreciation in advance by becoming Blagojevichs largest contributor, handing over $1.8 million for his two gubernatorial campaigns.
Now thats community organization.
(Excerpt) Read more at daytondailynews.com ...
In order to embezzle a million dollars, you have to have a lot of loose money laying around.
Geez, who woke her up? Someone, quick get some more sleeping pills. Ms. Parker has zero credibility with me as she is one of the RINO apologists. Must be her inbox has been empty for a while so she throws some meat out for the knaves to grovel at hoping she will give them a taste.
Even Democrats, are jumping from the the ACORN ship.
More like hammer and sickle.
Well duh! Parker is a elitist wannabe, snob opportunist, sell out. Who cares if she wants to make herself look conservative on Beck’s coattails. Commies count on us caring about what these narcissists think. ZZZZZZZZZZZ
so did wade rathke snub kathleen or what? she not get invited to a dinner party?
Hey Kate, SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!
Why does anyone even give a post to this cino (Conservative in name only)?
Isn’t this the same b!tch suffering from severe Palin envy?
i’m convinced ACORN helped poor people as a sideshow to their real agenda of influencing elections and enriching its founders,
Wow, I’m impressed.
Kathleen Parker can write a entire column without insulting Sarah Palin. I didn’t think it was possible.
I could care less what this person writes. I wish she would just go away.
More like hammer and sickle.
I was thinking it's more like a condom than a glove.
I will not read her columns ever again. She is dead to me. As is that other turncoat P.Noonan.
This Parker women is still dead to me
Gosh, Kathleen has stuck her manicured finger in the wind and detected that it is blowing in a different direction.
This moronic broad just wake up? Crawl back under your RINO rock missy, nobody wants you here!
Good grief!!! She is RIGHT on this matter and the left will red her column....why in HELL would you want her to shut up on this??