Skip to comments.For Obama, All Roads Lead to ACORN and Saul Alinsky
Posted on 10/08/2008 7:14:48 AM PDT by connell
By Brad O’Leary
Following the DNC Convention, Saul Alinsky’s son, L. David Alinsky, wrote a letter to the Boston Globe. “Barack Obama’s training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing his effectiveness,” the son wrote. “I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It’s a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”
The great community organizing Obama did was through the radical Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). ACORN is notoriously known for its radical, and often illegal, practices and adherence to the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky. According to the Washington Post, Alinsky’s “disciples hired Barack Obama, a 23-year-old Columbia University graduate to organize black residents on the Southside, while learning and applying Alinsky’s philosophy of street level democracy.”
Recently the Obama campaign has sought to distance the Senator from the radical organization, claiming Obama merely represented ACORN in a lawsuit enforcing the Illinois “Motor Voter” law. Apparently the Obama campaign does not want Obama’s ties to an organization that has a “decade long history of voter fraud, embezzlement and misuses of taxpayer funds” that Consumer Rights League Chief Public Advocate, James Terry testified about last month to the House Judiciary. Alinsky wrote: “An organizer works for change…does not have a fixed truth – truth to him is relative and changing.”
Obama trained ACORN activists. A 1995 Chicago Reader article on Obama stated “Obama continues his work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons.” Obama also ran Project Vote, known for widespread voter fraud, which Time magazine called “a non-partisan arm” of ACORN. In a speech to ACORN in 2007, cited by Newsmax, Obama gushed “I have been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois. ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it and we appreciate your work.”
ACORN follows Saul Alinsky’s teachings to a tee. In Rules for Radicals (which was dedicated to Lucifer), Alinsky wrote “the morality of means depends on whether the means is being employed at a time of imminent defeat or imminent victory.” ACORN voter registration fraud is just shy of becoming epidemic. ACORN employees are facing investigation, indictment or prison time for voter fraud in at least a dozen states. During the Democrat primary, the Obama campaign paid Citizen Services Inc., a subsidiary of ACORN, more than $800,000.
Like Alinsky, who wrote “multiple issues mean constant action and life”, ACORN, through its “affiliates”, has its hands in numerous socialist projects in addition to voter fraud. ACORN Housing Corporation (AHC) was beyond knee-deep in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac failures which have riveted our economy. Promoting an ACORN housing development in Texas on its website in 2006, ACORN boasted “in addition to providing access to AHP grants, ACORN’s lending partners provide low cost, easier to qualify for mortgage loans.”
ACORN is also in the healthcare industry. According to their website, “ACORN’s campaign to win healthcare access for low and moderate income families continued in 2006 with a successful effort to pass an ordinance providing healthcare for every resident of San Francisco.”
Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants is also championed by ACORN. In 2000, ACORN and Grassroots Collaborative organized “a 10,000-person march in Chicago to demand amnesty for undocumented workers.” In 2005, ACORN in Palm Beach, FL organized a rally to stop “unfair deportations.”
While ACORN is against the privatization of public schools, ACORN has established or helped run several schools in the United States. According to their website “ACORN parents won victories in New York, creating the Rockaways New School and PS 245, and in Chicago, where they established the Nicholson and Mason 21 schools.” ACORN also established the ACORN High School for Social Justice in New York which website touts “the school offers an opportunity to engage in a comprehensive academic program and to participate in citywide campaigns dealing with issues on social injustice which affect Bushwick community and the larger Brooklyn community.” The school has a four year graduation rate of 41.9 percent.
Alinsky wrote “the disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” For Obama and ACORN, disrupting our institutions, free markets, and the rule of law is the first step toward the socialist society that Alinsky sought. Alinsky surely would be proud of Obama and the vehicle (ACORN) that has helped propel his cause. Something in Obama clearly clicked while studying Alinsky, particularly Alinsky’s comment: “The organizer is in a true sense the highest level for which man can reach – to create, to be a ‘great creator’, to play God.” Obama wanted to be the one.
Very telling, since Alinsky dedicated his writings to Lucifer.
Communism and Orwellian mind control come to Washington.
Get ready, if McCain doesn't turn things around in the next debate....
He's spun money to hurt Chicago schools.
He's spun money to build Chicago housing which is scheduled for demolition.
He's spun money to corrupt our voting system.
He's spun money to help derail our economy.
ACORN is the least of O’s associations.
The Weather Underground association is far more dangerous for America.
What the hell good is all this true info on Obama if it is unused in the campaign and contradicted by the media in the very homes of the potential voter?
Sarah Palin has begun to talk about it on the stump, but to what avail? McCain has to just come out and ask "Who exactly is this radical crooked poseur who would be President?" I don't understand a guy who will fly through flak but is afraid to rip this jerk a new one because he fears being called a racist?
McCain ain't got a clue... no frickin' clue ... against the Mojo of the Magic Marxist Mulatto, with whom it appears we are about to be stuck. Not to mention the most idiotic veep in history.
All good points, Kenny Bunk.
Where are all the savvy, experienced people on McCain’s staff?
Does he have any?
This is the most inept campaign imaginable but, thanks to Sarah, the ticket still has a chance.
Issues are being handed to the campaign and they are being ignored for more of the same old “reach across the asile” bovine excrement.
There are exactly two people in the world that think this is a good strategy:
1 - McCain, because it feeds his view of himself as the maverick. He brags more about screwing his own party than he does about standing up to democrat excesses.
As the old saying goes “He is a legend in his own mind.”
2 - Obama, because he sees what a laughable A-Hole McCain is to think that bragging about co-operating with democrats will win him any votes in the election.
Dear Senator McCain, please stop with the bipartisan nonsense and show some bile in this campaign. Your opponent and his ilk despise you and want to take your income. They are unrepentant Marxists who firmly believe “From each according to his means. To each according to his need”. Their foreign policy will make the blood of soldiers and the treasure of this country irrelevant. If you are unwilling to do it for your own candidacy then please do it for us.
McCain needs to look like he wants to win. He has to communicate and explain the damage the other candidate’s policies will do to the country. He has to do that with a visible and audible sense of urgency, alarm, and concern. He didn’t do that in the last debate.
They are all one in the same.
I don't know if there is anything that can be done.
Even Sarah Palin can't carry McCain across the finish line as a winner if he won't help.
She is the one that has earned our support and respect.
Sarah and her family have literally gone through hell for this campaign.
I cannot think of anyone who has had to put up with the disgusting treatment she has received.
The scorn and critisim directed at George Bush and others doesn't compare with the filth and low treatment heaped on Sarah and her family.
She has put her heart and soul into winning this election and deserves a better effort from McCain.
If he wasn't going to play hard for a win he shouldn't have put her in this position.
No matter what happens in this campaign the republican party leadership and rank and file owe her the utmost respect and maximum support from here on out.
If the republican party is to have a future it will be with Sarah and other fresh faces like her.
The old RINO/Compassionate Conservative crowd have had their day and almost destroyed the party. After this election they need to get out of the way while there is still something to save.
Sarah is part of the future - the RINO's are the past.