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Team Obama 2012 setting up in city (Chicago - new DNC exec dir is SEIU/ACORN thug Gaspard)
Sun Times ^ | 1/21/11 | LYNN SWEET

Posted on 01/23/2011 10:34:53 AM PST by Libloather

Team Obama 2012 setting up in city
By LYNN SWEET
Jan 21, 2011 05:09AM

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s team made it official on Thursday: his 2012 re-election campaign will be based in Chicago and will formally kick off in March or April. White House Social Secretary Julianna Smoot will step down to become a deputy campaign manager.

Obama headquartered his 2008 national campaign from a high-rise at 233 N. Michigan Ave., an ideal location at the time since Obama was an Illinois senator living in Chicago and his top adviser — David Axelrod — and his finance chair — Penny Pritzker — lived in the city and Chicago was a central jumping off for the early primary states.

Axelrod, now a senior White House adviser, will be leaving Washington at the end of the month to return to Chicago for the re-election campaign. A lease has not yet been signed on headquarters space.

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The new DNC executive director will be Patrick Gaspard, who now runs the White House political office. That office, DNC chair Tim Kaine said Thursday, will be closed and all political activity run out of the DNC and the re-elect campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; acorn; chicago; chicagopolitics; corruption; democrats; electionfraud; elections; fraud; illinois; liberalfascism; obama; seiu; soros; sos; spookydude
Obama Insider Patrick Gaspard of ACORN/SEIU Named Democratic National Committee Executive Director

ACORN’s man takes over the Democratic Party’s war machine

1 posted on 01/23/2011 10:34:58 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“new DNC executive director will be Patrick Gaspard”

A notorious ACORN thug/criminal is now head of the DNC.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 10:38:11 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Libloather
One time, several years ago, the company from which I have retired held a "Teamwork Retreat". There were various and sundry "teamwork" exercises and confidence building exercises that we all had to do, but perhaps the most telling - and the most applicable in handling this SEIU ACORN business was the "water fill" exercise.

We were at a resort, with a lake...the set up a 55-gallon drum next to the shoreline on the "beach", and gave all six of us a plastic bucket.

Our job was to fill up the drum from the water in the lake, using the plastic buckets.

The catch was, the 55-gallon drum was filled with large holes...holes that were about 1 inch square.

So, we started...two were dipping water and the other four were wrapping themselves around the drum, trying to stop up the holes.

It was futile, and in the end the only thing that worked was dipping and filling so fast that the water was going in the drum faster than it was coming out...and we filled it to the brim.

Now I said all that to say this - ACORN and the SEIU and any of the other obama mob squads can do what they want, but as long as we turn out to vote in large enough numbers, all the "holes" they make in the process won't make any difference.

We vastly outnumber the libs, the trick is to motivate enough people to turn out that any cheating they do will have no effect on the outcome of the race.

IF obama manages to cheat his way back into office for another four years, America is doomed. I hate to say that this "long-legged mack daddy" is going to do what powerful countries and regimes have failed to do, but he's doing it.

I'd like to see a movement started of carrying small (symbolic) plastic pails around as a signal to anyone who looks that the owner of it intends to carry their share of water in the 2012 Conservative "bucket brigade".

Volume overcomes deceit...put it on your "bucket list".

3 posted on 01/23/2011 10:54:13 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: FormerACLUmember

At least all the Commies will be in one spot!


4 posted on 01/23/2011 10:59:40 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Libloather

The great election heist of 2012 is well on it’s way.

So will anyone be watching their every move?


5 posted on 01/23/2011 11:02:53 AM PST by dforest
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To: indylindy

We would be very foolish to underestimate the Muslim Marxist’s chances of re-election. It is tempting to think that the economy will still be in the toilet, gas with be $5+ per gallon, and Americans weary of Obamadinejad’s incompetence will throw him from office. Most people are easily influenced by the liberal media (they get their news from Jon Stewart for God’s sake!) and the media will pull out all the stops for their favorite muslim candidate in 2012. Furthermore, the cheating will be unprecedented. We need a candidate who can overcome the margin of the Democrat cheating. I haven’t seen that person yet.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 11:12:24 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Astronaut

We are not going to be able to overcome massive cheating and they know it.

The trick will be getting out in front of the cheaters.

Good Luck to us! We are going to need it.


7 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:31 AM PST by dforest
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To: Libloather
Some more links to articles about Patrick Gaspard. I'm wondering if this man had anything to do with that SEIU march against Walmart last week.

Patrick Gaspard, ACORN, and Obama

All about Patrick Gaspard, by Michelle Malkin

8 posted on 01/23/2011 11:35:40 AM PST by Eva
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To: Libloather
So when can expect Eric "Racism is My Middle Name" Holder to go after the Chicago mob like he went after the New York mob?
9 posted on 01/23/2011 11:36:28 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Libloather
BUCKET
10 posted on 01/23/2011 11:42:05 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Libloather

Oh dear God does he ever stop? We have a thug in chief and no one peeps a word and the media protect him.

The media and DNC want a split with the tea party and GOP SO BAD so they can win. I pray the primaries do not split us for an Obama win.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 2:37:26 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Libloather

How much does Lynn Sweet makes campaigning for Obama; posing as a reporter?


12 posted on 01/23/2011 2:40:56 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...

ACORN ping.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 2:58:09 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

14 posted on 01/23/2011 3:22:25 PM PST by 4Liberty ( How do you spell "moral hazard"?: $ 19, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0, 0 0 0.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

And these are the guys who want us to sit with them - against the people - for the One’s Speech?


15 posted on 01/23/2011 3:30:27 PM PST by GOPJ (How Liberal Journalists Think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF3hbPtCttc)
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To: FormerACLUmember
Possible goals on their agenda...

--- Massive voter fraud and registration. Over whelm the ballot system. Absentee voter registration schemes. Large amounts of unaccountable Internet funding. Obama branding and propaganda.

16 posted on 01/23/2011 4:31:31 PM PST by opentalk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Holder: Chicago Mob? What “Chicago Mob”? The Alan Dorfman execution? Never heard of it. Casino money-skimming in Vegas? Never heard of it.

The Task Force who nailed the New York Mob (friends of the Clintons - that’s a long story - LIUNA), was probably set up during the Bush years and continued under Obama.

They did a good job. Hopefully Holder won’t screw it up like Reno did to the LIUNA indictments (why not, LIUNA mafia people gave the Clintons and the Democrats at least $10,000,000 in campaign donations in the mid-1990s).

The Dems have been so mobbed up that when a NY political leader took a crap, out came a Mafia turd.

PS: Re the Rhode Island,New England mafia leader being arrested. COmmunist attorney William Kunstler defended his predecessor, Raymond Patriarca many years ago. Reportedly got paid about $500,000 but Raymond went to jail, literally for life, anyway.

Only Bill could rip the Mafia off and live to enjoy it.

Who says treason and crime don’t pay, and pay well?


17 posted on 01/23/2011 6:29:41 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Libloather
Here's Obama, relaxing in his new Chicago headquarters.
18 posted on 01/23/2011 6:33:43 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: FrankR
IF obama manages to cheat his way back into office for another four years, America is doomed. I hate to say that this "long-legged mack daddy" is going to do what powerful countries and regimes have failed to do, but he's doing it.

repeat....repeat....repeat

19 posted on 01/23/2011 7:28:50 PM PST by lonestar
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To: lonestar

If he gets in again, that’s it. We need to prepare for the fall of our Union. We should be preparing anyway, but that’ll really be the sign.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 10:47:18 PM PST by HushTX
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To: All
President Obama's aide Gaspard failed to disclose $40K payout from SEIU
Politico | 6-28-10 | Jake Sherman
FR Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 by STARWISE

President Barack Obama’s political director failed to disclose that he was slated to receive a nearly $40,000 payout from a large labor union while he was working in the White House.

Patrick Gaspard, who served as the political director for the Service Employees International Union local 1199, received $37,071.46 in “carried over leave and vacation” from the union in 2009, but he did not disclose the agreement to receive the payment on his financial disclosure forms filed with the White House.

In a section on his financial disclosure where agreements or arrangements for payment by a former employer must be disclosed, Gaspard checked a box indicating that he had nothing to report. Bill Burton, a White House spokesman, told POLITICO Monday that Gaspard was in the process of correcting his disclosure form to reflect that he did in fact have an agreement for severance.

“We have made the small administrative change to this year's and last year's forms to indicate that part of the final payment to Patrick reflected their typical severance of one week of pay for each of his nine years of service at Local 1199 of SEIU,” Burton wrote POLITICO in an e-mailed statement.

Such financial disclosures are governed by federal law, but Stan Brand, a former House general counsel and ethics expert, said the Justice Department is unlikely to pursue an investigation unless they suspected a “knowing or willful” intent to deceive.

Gaspard’s omission is a potentially embarrassing episode for the Obama administration, which has made a high priority of ethics. “They’ve made ethics a fetish and they have all kinds of people over there with experience, so I don’t know how they missed this one,” Brand said. Gaspard spent nine years at 1199 SEIU, a major labor union in New York.

Gaspard also worked for Obama’s campaign, and later worked for the transition team, where he earned $11,500, according to the financial disclosure form he filed this year. He was pulling a salary from SEIU until Jan. 16, 2009, shortly before Obama was inaugurated.

Gaspard, who made $172,200 in 2009, has from $35,000 to $80,000 in credit card debt and student loans, according to his financial disclosures. This SEIU payout was first raised in early June by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top GOP lawmaker on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He sent a letter to the White House asking for information about the payment. They have yet to respond


PATRICK GASPARD

21 posted on 01/24/2011 1:38:57 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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REFERENCE The IRS has pinpointed tax-exempt "foundations and charities" as the locus classicus for tax evasion and money laundering. The BIGGEST tax-exempt fraud --- a tax-exempt foundation writing checks to a tax-exempt charity (the way crooks look "altruistic" as they siphon off tax-free money for personal/political uses).

FINANCING THE DEMOCRAT VOTE-RIGGING MACHINE
The Tax-exempt Clinton Foundation donated $250,000 to ACORN (SEIU'S
sister organization). How many tax-exempt checks were written to SEIU?

Clinton pictured above with ACORN founder Wade Rathke whose brother embezzled millions from ACORN.

The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation had just donated $250,000 to ACORN.

The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation supposedly provided $275,000 in grants for ACORNS’S "Katrina Benefits Access project" and ACORN'S "Operation Hope Project; Restore Hope."

The tax-exempt Clinton Foundation also helped secure "private sector" commitments for ACORN.

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Senate Finance Committee Study ACORN comprises a mind-boggling 94 different affiliates, that amounts to "a big shell game," a biting Senate Finance Committee study shows. The study, by the staff of Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, reveals four ACORN charity groups give more than half their revenue to taxable entities that engage in "impermissible lobbying and political activity."

ACORN and it’s subsidiaries for decades have moved taxpayer money into their own pockets and into the left-wing Marxist machine.

Sen Charles Grassley's documents show leaders of ACORN community groups transferred several million dollars in charitable and government money-----meant for the poor---- to parts of the group that have political (and sometimes profit-making) missions.

Sen Grassley's documents indicate that ACORN's tax-exempt groups----along with its tangled web of allied organizations---- used more than half their charitable and public money in 2006 to pay other ACORN affiliates.

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22 posted on 01/24/2011 1:44:44 AM PST by Liz (There's a new definition of bipartisanship in Washington -- it's called "former member.")
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