Skip to comments.Team Obama 2012 setting up in city (Chicago - new DNC exec dir is SEIU/ACORN thug Gaspard)
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 Obamas 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.
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.
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“new DNC executive director will be Patrick Gaspard”
A notorious ACORN thug/criminal is now head of the DNC.
At least all the Commies will be in one spot!
The great election heist of 2012 is well on it’s way.
So will anyone be watching their every move?
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.
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.
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.
How much does Lynn Sweet makes campaigning for Obama; posing as a reporter?
And these are the guys who want us to sit with them - against the people - for the One’s Speech?
--- Massive voter fraud and registration. Over whelm the ballot system. Absentee voter registration schemes. Large amounts of unaccountable Internet funding. Obama branding and propaganda.
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?
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.
President Barack Obamas 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.
Gaspards omission is a potentially embarrassing episode for the Obama administration, which has made a high priority of ethics. Theyve made ethics a fetish and they have all kinds of people over there with experience, so I dont 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 Obamas 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
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 ACORNSS "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.
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 its 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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