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  • Plain and Simple: DNC Wants Voter Fraud (They cannot with without it)

    12/14/2011 4:27:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 14, 2011 | Ray Hartwell
    Like most people, recently I’ve been asked to present photo identification on a number of occasions without regard to my race, religion, or national origin. The majority of the requests I’ve received have come in circumstances many would consider more or less routine: checking in for a flight and passing through airport security; registering as a guest at a hotel; using a credit card when purchasing something more expensive than a meal or tank of gas; and buying over-the-counter medications. In addition, I was required to show photo identification while visiting the Department of Justice here in Washington. In the...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Democrat says GOP trying to deny blacks the right to vote

    12/07/2011 10:32:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2011 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday on the House floor that Republican legislators around the country are purposefully trying to deny blacks the right to vote by pushing for voter identification laws. “It’s no coincidence that a disproportionate number of these affected voters come from communities of color as well as the poor, the elderly and students,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These...
  • NAACP to petition UN to stop voter-ID legislation in states

    12/06/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 54 replies · 2+ views
    I understand that the NAACP opposes voter-ID laws. Given the long history of fighting against uses of state law to deny blacks and other minorities the franchise until the Civil Rights Movement prevailed, their deep skepticism over proposed stricter enforcement of eligibility laws can’t help but recall echoes of voter suppression in their communities, even if the new laws are innocent of any racial animus. We still have plenty of mistrust that will take generations to undo, especially given that we still have those with living memories of having been denied the right to vote. Still, if the NAACP wants...
  • Protest This: Occupy Whatever and ACORN Search for a Few Fools

    12/06/2011 7:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2011 | John Ransom
    In their stunning off-off Broadway debut, Occupy Whatever sure created a lot of mass- as in trash. 30 tons in LA, and more in New York City. And that’s just the trash they left behind, not the weight of the newsprint wasted on unsuccessfully explaining a movement to the American people that either absolutely had a definite platform or didn’t depending on the day, the hour, the park and the spokestree making the statement on behalf of Occupy Something.  But the Movement without a Cause isn’t quite dead yet- in fact it might be feeling much better now that they’ve...
  • Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes

    12/05/2011 4:10:53 PM PST · by jakecutter
    American Spectator ^ | December 5, 2011 | John Berlau
    Richard Cordray's 'Heroes' Occupy Banks and Private Homes By John Berlau on 12.5.11 @ 6:09AM Obama consumer nominee's long support of radical East Side Organizing Project. When asked about the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in October, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren praised it to the hilt. "I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do," she told the Daily Beast. Yet when pressed in November on the OWS adherents' increasingly violent tactics, she told a Boston TV interviewer: "Everybody has to follow the law. There's no exception on that." But Warren's apparent disavowal of the tactics of OWS...
  • ACORN’s Project Vote Affiliate Uses Consent Agreements to Block Vote Fraud Investigations

    12/03/2011 2:50:35 PM PST · by chemicalman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Pelican Post ^ | December 1, 2011 | Kevin Mooney
    Obama Justice Department pushes “motor voter” suit against Louisiana in tandem with left-wing pressure groups ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate is working in partnership with other left-wing groups to pressure state officials into accepting “consent agreements” that would preclude any serious investigations into voter fraud allegations, according to a former employee who has testified against the organization. State officials who are on the receiving end of lawsuits based on “motor voter” allegations should resist legal settlements “that will tie their hands” and open the way to fraudulent voting in next year’s elections, warns Anita MonCrief, who testified against the ACORN network...
  • Obamnesty is Here! Solyndra Records, ACORN Funding Ban

    12/02/2011 2:22:39 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 12 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | December 2, 2011
    Illegal alien amnesty is no longer the theoretical consideration of federal immigration officials inside the Obama administration. No more musings by Obama administration bureaucrats on how best to bypass Congress and implement illegal alien amnesty in stealth. The secret is now out. And, as reported by The New York Times, illegal alien amnesty is now the official policy of the United States of America, courtesy of the Obama administration: The Department of Homeland Security will begin a review on Thursday (November 17) of all deportation cases before the immigration courts and start a nationwide training program for enforcement agents and...
  • Obama uses taxpayer cash to back ACORN Name changes used to dodge the law

    11/29/2011 6:23:31 AM PST · by safetysign · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/2011 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama administration has showered its allies at ACORN Housing with $729,849 so far this year despite powerful, newly unveiled evidence of corruption and massive accounting irregularities at the longtime affiliate of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Watchdog group Cause of Action recently pressured NeighborWorks America, a taxpayer-funded federal nonprofit that funneled more than $26.5 million in federal foreclosure-avoidance money to ACORN Housing, to disclose an internal audit furnished to then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, late last year.
  • The Wall Street Occupiers as Mind Erasers

    11/27/2011 4:29:22 AM PST · by radioone · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-27-11 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama may not be the kind of man you and I want as president, but he's a very slick stage magician. That's how he's made it in politics, along with scandal bombs tossed by Axelrod. The 2008 Obama campaign was an endless series of stage tricks, epitomized by the infamous Greek styrofoam temple columns in Denver. Stage magicians work a lot by distraction. A well-timed distraction makes people lose track of whatever they are thinking. If I'm an in-your-face street hustler and you're beginning to get suspicious about me, all I have to do is tap your shirt and...
  • Left-wing organizing kingpin: Tea partiers out-organized Occupy Wall Street

    11/25/2011 3:40:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/24/2011 | Michael Volpe
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) founder and Service Employees International Union organizer Wade Rathke acknowledged that the tea party movement has been more effective than Occupy Wall Street in influencing American politics. Rathke was unequivocal about the Occupy movement, telling The DC that “in no way has it had the political impact that the tea party movement has.” Yet because Occupy organizing is “still in its embryonic stages” while tea partiers have been organizing for more than two years, he cautions that “comparing the tea party movement to OWS...
  • Political Scandals Show Why Government Should Be Limited

    11/17/2011 3:25:51 PM PST · by billflax · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2011 | Bill Flax
    “In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson Scandals captivate our attention as sensational headlines punctuate the mundane din of modern life. Whether the manufactured: Herman Cain’s seemingly spurious charges; the incompetent: Fast and Furious’ deathly fallout; or the typical: Solyndra’s cronyism – each highlights power abused. Such corruption has become so pervasive, that movements from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street sprang to protest a perverted system. Jeremiah warned that man’s heart is deceitful, something the Founders...
  • (Lead RAT) Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'

    11/17/2011 4:43:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Wasserman Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'By Pete Kasperowicz - 11/16/11 08:43 PM ET Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) on Wednesday night said Republican governors and legislatures are purposefully pressing for the enactment of voter identification laws in order to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the 2012 election. "State legislatures are attempting to impose voting restrictions that are the modern day equivalent of poll taxes and literacy tests," she said on the House floor. "We cannot allow state legislatures to drag our nation backward in what is nothing more than a political quest to...
  • Exclusive: Email From Lisa Fithian to #OccupyWallStreet Conforms ACORN Role In Occupy's Next Assault

    11/16/2011 3:36:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/16/11 | Joel B. Pollak
    Lisa Fithian–the radical organizer whose role in Occupy was first exposed at Big Government–has apparently confirmed that ACORN-linked organizations are leading the Occupy movement’s next major protest action against banks nationwide. Fox News reported earlier today that remnants of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), the radical community organizing group that collapsed after its corruption was exposed by Big Government, are playing a “behind the scenes” role in organizing the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The Fox News investigation followed Matthew Vadum’s report two weeks ago at Big Government that ACORN was paying people to attend the Occupy Wall...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Shifting to College Campuses

    11/13/2011 8:29:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2011 | Malia Wollan and Elizabeth A. Harris
    BERKELEY, Calif. — Goodbye, city park, hello, college green. As city officials around the country move to disband Occupy Wall Street encampments amid growing concerns over health and public safety, protesters have begun to erect more tents on college campuses. “We are trying to get mass numbers of students out,” said Natalia Abrams, 31, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and an organizer with Occupy Colleges, a national group coordinating college-based protesters. Though only a handful of colleges have encampments, tents went up last week at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., and here at the University of California,...
  • “Rules for Radicals – A Guide for Conservatives“ - could be interesting

    11/10/2011 7:35:18 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 26 replies
    alinskydefeater blog ^ | 10-30-11 | alinskydefeater
    Learn who Alinsky was and why he matters. Expanded coverage of how to counteract each of the tactics. Should you use these methods? Why the most popular tactics are not the most effective. General tips to make you better on twitter and Facebook along with methods to combat Alinsky tactics in social media. Methods to win arguments with Liberals, ways to drive them nuts, and how to keep them from driving you nuts. How to spot Obama for America (OFA) and not waste your time with them. Recognizing the Left’s big players and how they influence others. A full chapter...
  • OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far ...

    11/10/2011 1:30:20 PM PST · by Scythian · 21 replies
    NY: 10/1/2011 — Police Arrest More Than 700 Protesters on Brooklyn BridgeMadison, WI: 10-27-2011 — Madison Occupiers Lose Permit Due to Public MasturbationPhoenix: 10/28/2011 — Flier at Occupy Phoenix Asks, “When Should You Shoot a Cop?”NY: 10/18/2011 — Thieves Preying on Fellow ProtestersNY: 10/9/2011 — Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters Accused of Living in Filth as Shocking Pictures Show One Demonstrator Defecating on a POLICE CARNY: 10/7/2011 — Occupiers Rush Police … MoreCleveland: 10/18/2011 —  ‘Occupy Cleveland’ Protester Alleges She Was RapedNY: 10/10/2011 — ‘Increasingly Debauched’: Are Sex, Drugs & Poor Sanitation Eclipsing Occupy Wall Street?Seattle: 10/18/2011 — Man...
  • Seniors Rally in Boston Against Cuts to Social Programs (Seniors for Socialism Alert)

    11/10/2011 5:54:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-11-10 | Jennifer Levitz
    BOSTON–Chanting “hands off” and “no cuts,” hundreds of seniors rallied here to warn Congress’s deficit-cutting supercommittee to stay away from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. “When you get older, you need help, not cuts,” said Steve Ciardi, a former pipe fitter who has multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair being pushed by his wife, Patty. “That is what the country is about – helping people,” she said. AARP Massachusetts, the SEIU and AFL-CIO labor unions, and several senior activist groups are organizing the event, which kicked off this morning with a rally at the historic Wang Theatre in downtown...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:14:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 1+ views
    FOX ^ | November 07, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street By Jana Winter Published November 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated...
  • House Oversight Chairman Calls for Probe into ACORN Role in Occupy Wall Street

    11/07/2011 2:17:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2011 | Jana Winter
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is calling for an investigation into allegations that ACORN-related group New York Communities for Change "engaged in fraud through its participation in the Occupy Wall Street protests." In a letter dated Monday, Issa, R-Calif., called for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the Eastern District of New York to launch a probe into allegations first reported by FoxNews.com that NYCC may have "solicited donations from union members under false pretenses and misappropriated those funds to support the protesters." In an Oct. 26. report, FoxNews.com quoted sources within NYCC who said that the group --...