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Obama's Top Aide Gaspard Tied to ACORN
Newmax ^ | 9-28-09 | David A. Patten

Posted on 09/28/2009 4:47:36 PM PDT by blueyon

Patrick Gaspard, considered one of the most powerful figures in the Obama White House, is a "longtime ACORN operative" and former union official, according to a report posted Monday on the American Spectator's online blog.

Gaspard's name recently surfaced as the official President Obama dispatched to urge beleaguered New York Gov. David Paterson not to run for another term. Paterson insists he'll continue to run for governor even without Obama's support.

Gaspard has extensive ties to organized labor and community-organizing groups. One measure of his influence in the White House: He holds the same "political affairs director" title that belonged to Karl Rove during the Bush administration.

The Spectator's Matthew Vadum, a senior editor at the Capital Research Center think tank, reported that Gaspard was the New York political director for top ACORN official Bertha Lewis before 2003. Lewis is the CEO and "chief organizer" for ACORN, which is the subject of more than a dozen investigations for vote-registration fraud nationwide.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; acornczar; act; agenda; americacoming; berthalewis; coi; corruption; davidpaterson; gaspard; howdybooty; lewis; obama; obamastaffers; paterson; patgaspard; patrickgaspard; seiu; shadowgov; shadowgovernment; shadowparty; soros; unions; votefraud
Transparency is not what this administration is all about!
1 posted on 09/28/2009 4:47:37 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

No, no, screams the fringe media, you can’t make us report on this.

Lalalalalala.


2 posted on 09/28/2009 4:49:30 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: blueyon
Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack HUSSEIN Obama,
Protectin' ACORNs brothels to charm'ya.


3 posted on 09/28/2009 4:54:12 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: blueyon

Calling Glenn Beck!

I bet he is researching all the President’s Rats!


4 posted on 09/28/2009 4:56:07 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: blueyon

Calling Glenn Beck!

I bet he is researching all the President’s Rats!


5 posted on 09/28/2009 4:56:21 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: blueyon

Calling Glenn Beck!

I bet he is researching all the President’s Rats!


6 posted on 09/28/2009 4:56:41 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: blueyon

Calling Glenn Beck!

I bet he is researching all the President’s Rats!


7 posted on 09/28/2009 4:56:46 PM PDT by ncfool (Cash for Clunkers - A big failure and Obama and rats want us to trust them with our healthcare!)
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To: blueyon
THIS IS THE SOCIALIST HOSPITAL WORKERS UNION THUG LIAR , HUSSEIN BARAKAS POLITICAL DIRECTOR, THE GOEBBELS LIKE PROPAGANDIST WHO WRITES OBAMAS SPEECHES AND IS BEHIND THE SCENES PUSHING THE NATIONALIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES MEDICAL INDUSTRY TO BENEFIT THE SEIU

Politicians and strategists praise Patrick Gaspard highly, although he stays away from the limelight.

"Patrick is the best political mind of his generation in New York and maybe the nation," says Kevin Sheekey, who as Michael Bloomberg's right-hand-man has frequently worked and battled with Gaspard.

"I wouldn't dispute that," said David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist and Gaspard's cohort on the campaign trail. When reminded that such a title could be bestowed on Axelrod himself, the strategist said he was "happy to cede that" to Gaspard.

The Washington Post, among others, has announced that a longtime labor operative of Barack Obama's, Patrick Gaspard, will be named Obama's White House political director.

Gaspard served as national political director for much of Obama's general election campaign and was named deputy director of personnel for the transition effort. Prior to his work with Obama, Gaspard was the lead political operative for the 1199 branch of the Service Employees International Union, a huge and hugely influential union representing health care workers in New York. He spent the 2004 general election as the national field director for America Coming Together.

Gaspard was featured prominently in Ryan Lizza's recent New Yorker piece detailing how Obama won. Of his job interview with the Illinois Senator, Gaspard recalled Obama saying: "I think that I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I'll tell you right now that I'm gonna think I'm a better political director than my political director."

8 posted on 09/28/2009 4:58:32 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: blueyon

So Zero’s “Rove” is really ACORN. Might have been just a little more acceptable if he had been KGB.


9 posted on 09/28/2009 5:00:39 PM PDT by rod1
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To: blueyon

no more acorns


10 posted on 09/28/2009 5:04:15 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: blueyon
Transparency would kill this administration!
11 posted on 09/28/2009 5:05:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: dalebert

“no more acorns”

Just say NO to nutsssssssssssssss


12 posted on 09/28/2009 5:06:01 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: rod1

Might have been just a little more acceptable if he had been KGB.
Who said he isn’t ?


13 posted on 09/28/2009 5:07:21 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: blueyon

Obummer is tied to ACORN!


14 posted on 09/28/2009 5:07:26 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Let's Roll

Son of immigrant Haitian parents of leftist bent, Gaspard is a radical in the image of Barack Obama himself. If asked he would probably admit that his hero is Franz Fanon, the Caribbean Marxist theoretician. In the last twenty years he has touched all the radical bases, working for Soros and his America Coming Together (and may have been the idea man behind the use of ex-convicts to get out the vote). He has worked with Sharpton, and was once called the SEIU chief lobbyist. He has backed a number of Democrat leftists in New York elections and has had only infrequent success. He and Val. Jarett seemingly play Edgar Bergan to their Charley MacCarthey, Barack Obama.


15 posted on 09/28/2009 5:26:15 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Rome2000
Gaspard... spent the 2004 general election as the national field director for America Coming Together

Speaking of ACT [Supposedly disbanded in Aug 2005]

JULY 17, 2003 : (SOUTHAMPTON : GEORGE SOROS MEETINGS WHERE HIS ASSOCIATES PLEDGED TO FUND ACT & CAP) Only two days after the team from BeDuCi’s restaurant launched America Votes, George Soros held his much-publicized July 17 meeting in Southampton, where he and his associates pledged $23.5 million to America Coming Together (ACT) and $3 million to “the official Hillary Clinton think tank,” the Center for American Progress (CAP). IRS filings give July 17, 2003 as ACT’s official launch date. However, the public announcement did not come until August 8, 2003, when The Washington Post announced the roll-out of a new political action committee called America Coming Together (ACT), naming as its co-founders Ellen Malcolm and Steven Rosenthal.[4]---------- "The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2," By David Horowitz and Richard Poe, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 7, 2004
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"Soros and his close associate -- Progressive Corp. Chairman Peter Lewis -- together put $38.5 million into ACT and the Media Fund. With this seed money, the two organizations collected $196.4 million, enough to set up voter mobilization programs in every presidential battleground state and to flood the airwaves with pro-Democratic commercials in the early spring of 2004 when Kerry's campaign was broke." What they fail to tell us is that leftist attorneys took 150 million in fees, salaries were 5 million and graft took up the other 41 million. ACT, Moveon and these other leftist organizations are nothing more than leftist lawyer businesses that take money from their flock of sheep and put it in their pockets. You gotta love it. 51 posted on 08/03/2005 5:37:00 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz

AUGUST 8, 2003 : (PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACT'S FOUNDING; ELLEN MALCOLM & STEVEN ROSENTHAL ARE NAMED AS COFOUNDERS) IRS filings give July 17, 2003 as ACT’s official launch date. However, the public announcement did not come until August 8, 2003, when The Washington Post announced the roll-out of a new political action committee called America Coming Together (ACT), naming as its co-founders Ellen Malcolm and Steven Rosenthal.[4]---------- "The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2," By David Horowitz and Richard Poe, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 7, 2004
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On the surface, ACT is simply one of 33 member organizations under the umbrella of Cecile Richards’ America Votes. However, ACT plays a special role among the affiliate groups. As Richard Holbrook explains in The Wall Street Journal,  affiliates such as Planned Parenthood and the NAACP pay $50,000 apiece for the privilege of joining America Votes. What do they get in exchange  for that money? Holbrook suggests that at least one important benefit is gaining access to ACT’s high-tech, get-out-the-vote system.---------- "The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2," By David Horowitz and Richard Poe, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 7, 2004
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In order to ensure that the voters it mobilizes will cast their ballots only for Democrats, ACT canvassers focus on “swing” voters  (which it defines as “pre-retirement women” and “younger  voters,” whom the ACT Web site describes as less likely to be politically informed than other demographic groups). It will also target what ACT calls “Democratic base voters” – such as African-Americans and Hispanics – “who vote Democratic but need extra contact to persuade them to vote.” ACT and its affiliate groups use intrusive, high-pressure tactics to register and mobilize voters, both by phone and by door-to-door canvassing. Not only do its canvassers register voters, but they compile extensive personal dossiers on them – including such private information as their drivers’ license numbers, social security numbers, and favored candidates in the election – information which can be retrieved on demand through canvassers’ hand-held Palm Pilots. Follow-up is key to ACT’s get-out-the-vote  strategy. According to ACT’s Web site, its canvassers extract firm “promises” from individual voters, then follow up to make sure that “promises are kept.” ---------- "The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2," By David Horowitz and Richard Poe, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 7, 2004

16 posted on 09/28/2009 5:27:45 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Rome2000

Why does it seem most if not all the commie/crook “czars” are brothas. Damn, did we have a mass migration from Nigeria spammers?


17 posted on 09/28/2009 5:34:07 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: sonic109

Good point.


18 posted on 09/28/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Let's Roll

This means Acorn is telling TOTUS what to say too!


19 posted on 09/28/2009 5:35:31 PM PDT by Helotes
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To: Rome2000
Looks like the third guy from the end at the bar in "Star Wars".....

....why do all these leftist thugs look retarded?

20 posted on 09/28/2009 5:36:28 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: Let's Roll

Sooprize! Sooprize!


21 posted on 09/28/2009 5:44:23 PM PDT by Ole Okie (American)
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To: blueyon
More on Gaspard, ACORN, and the SEIU...

Health Care Equality

22 posted on 09/28/2009 5:44:54 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: blueyon
0bama=ACORN
23 posted on 09/28/2009 5:47:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: blueyon; Grampa Dave; Liz; Eva; BOBTHENAILER
"He holds the same "political affairs director" title that belonged to Karl Rove during the Bush administration."

Who is his Cheney? It sure ain't the VPOTUS!!!

24 posted on 09/28/2009 5:56:38 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Homeland Defense" begins at HOME!!! He who hesitates, is LOST!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; mkjessup; ...
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


25 posted on 09/28/2009 9:12:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: blueyon

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


26 posted on 09/28/2009 9:20:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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