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  • Cuomo, Schneiderman duke it out over $600 million fund (pol pork-fest)

    01/19/2014 4:41:12 AM PST · by Liz · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/18/14 | Carl Campanile
    EDITED......Albany pols are in a boiling dispute over who gets to spend a $600M housing foreclosure settlement from JP Morgan Chase. Sap-happy lefties want to help underwater homeowners victimized by the subprime Gov Cuomo's infected with "higher office brain disease" -- plans $2 billion in tax cuts – though his plan doesn’t count on the $600M settlement money. Bertha Lewis, president of the Black Insitute and former head of ACORN, said, “What I want to know is WTF? Why take our funds? This settlement money was intended to help struggling homeowners in New York, too many of whom are...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • U.S. $ponsors Event Featuring Ex ACORN Chief Trashing Whites

    09/26/2013 10:37:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2013
    President Obama and more than a dozen U.S. government agencies participated in a Washington D.C. conference that featured a keynote speaker—a black activist who headed the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)—who made racist remarks about whites. It gets better; American taxpayers helped fund the annual event, put on by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), a group that aims to improve the socioeconomic circumstances of African Americans and other underserved communities. Each exhibitor paid $2,000 to participate in the yearly showcase which is billed as one of the largest gatherings of African American professionals. Eighteen federal agencies...
  • ACORN’s former chief calls for more immigration to boost black power

    09/21/2013 8:03:26 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2013 | Neil Munro
    ACORN’s former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to gain political power. “We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” said Lewis, who spoke Thursday at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform,” said Lewis, whose ACORN group was formally disbanded in 2010 after a series of scandals....
  • Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/11/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy– Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. reported: One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard. Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did....
  • Former ACORN Employees Tell FBI Of Deliberate Election Fraud; “Working For the Democratic Party”

    06/10/2010 5:36:54 PM PDT · by · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/10/2009 | Joe Schoffstall
    New documents have been obtained and released by Judicial Watch, a watchdog organization that keeps an eye on government corruption, that shines more light on the dismembered ACORN organization. The documents show of election fraud as an employee told the FBI that ACORN was “working for the Democratic Party.” Here is the documents from Judicial Watch: “ACORN HQ is wkg [working] for the Democratic Party” Washington, DC — June 9, 2010 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) related to the...
  • Bertha Lewis Arrested at NY Immigration rally [VIDEO]

    05/26/2010 11:00:15 AM PDT · by UAConservative · 11 replies · 575+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 24, 2010
    Text of description: "Thity-seven clergy, labor, elected, and community leaders were arrested in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan today, in a second round of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on President Obama and Comgress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Among those arrested, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York State Assembly member Adriano Espailla, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Chair, Churches United to Save and Heal, Hector Figueroa, Secretary Treasurer, SEIU 32BJ, and Bertha Lewis, President, The Black Institute. Thirty-seven persons were arreste, 21 male and 16 female." You can see the arrest at ~7:45
  • Fmr ACORN head calls Tea Parties “bowel movement” and claims “they’re coming after you”

    04/22/2010 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Hanen2010 · 38 replies · 920+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 4/21/2010 | J.P. Freire
    Former ACORN head Bertha Lewis told a group of the Young Democratic Socialists on that they should "do everything [they] can" to build their organization, and then insisted that our times are worse than internment under the Japanese and the years of Jim Crow laws (h/t Morgan Richmond at BigGovernment): Any of these groups that says, "I'm young, I'm Democratic, and I'm a socialist," is okay with me. You know that's no light thing to do -- to actually say, I'm a socialist. You've got to know, actually, we are living in a time that's going to dwarf the McCarthy...
  • Court in NY gives government victory against ACORN

    04/21/2010 6:58:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,963+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/21/10 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed the government a victory by temporarily blocking a judge's finding that Congress was wrong to halt federal funding to the activist group ACORN. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also agreed to expedite the government's appeal of U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon's rulings that the funding cutoff was unconstitutional. Oral arguments were likely to occur before July. The appeals court's one-paragraph decision to freeze Gershon's two rulings that found Congress acted unconstitutionally will remain in place until the 2nd Circuit rules on the merits of the government's...
  • Bertha Lewis unleashed: Bashes Conservatives and tea party, promotes socialism

    04/21/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 6 replies · 615+ views
    big goverment ^ | 4/21/10 | Morgen Richmond
    Apparently CEO Bertha Lewis said of ACORN yesterday “we’re on life support”. Well, I think ACORN’s remaining benefactors might be a little closer to pulling the plug once and for all after watching this bizarre rant from Ms. Lewis from just a few weeks ago. She is speaking at the Winter Conference of the Young Democratic Socialists on March 25, 2010 – As I’ve said elsewhere, I think it is unbecoming of conservatives to engage in hyperbole and personal attacks. We should allow this to remain the primary tool of our opponents. Lewis is clearly a bit unhinged here, but...
  • ACORN’s Bertha Lewis: Socialism is the right thing, TEA party is a bowel movement

    04/21/2010 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 75 replies · 2,452+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Arpil 21, 2010 | Steve McGough
    I’m not sure how relevant the CEO of ACORN is anymore, but at least she’s not hiding her stripes. She attended a Young Democratic Socialists meeting in late March and said we are living in a time -- referring to the TEA party movement -- that will dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation. Watch the video...
  • Bertha Lewis Confirms ACORN Has No Intention of Closing

    03/23/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 411+ views
    The Lid/Congressman Issa/NPR ^ | 3/23/10 | The Lid
    Sometimes the news one hears just smells. Such was the case yesterday when the story broke that ACORN was bankrupt and was going under as of April first. The fact the official closing date was April Fool's Day was not a coincidence, because if you really believed that ACORN was going to cease operations I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. In the past we reported that ACORN was going to change its name in an attempt to shake off the "bad image" it earned through the embezzlement stories, the voter fraud and of course the amazing efforts...
  • You’re Invited…to Help Scrub ACORN’s Image (NYC patriots alert!)

    02/23/2010 9:45:32 PM PST · by Grammar Nazi · 7 replies · 330+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb 23rd 2010 | Mike Flynn
    Yesterday came the news that ACORN was ‘dissolving’ its national structure, allowing many of its local chapters to go ‘independent’. ACORN’s destruction of its brand had threatened the existence of every ACORN office in the country. Shedding the ACORN brand will give them a chance restart the flow of public money and leftist donors. Make no mistake, however, that while their names may change, the personnel groomed by ACORN and the tactics they employ will remain the same. To paraphrase a famous verse, “A Rose by any other name…has just as many thorns.” Below is an invite to New York...
  • Bertha Lewis: O’Keefe’s Arrest Equals ACORN is Innocent (WTH?)

    01/31/2010 4:37:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,062+ views ^ | January 31, 2010 | Doug Giles
    Because Hannah Giles (the femme fatale of the ACORN sting) is my daughter, as soon as the news of her ACORN companion James O’Keefe’s arrest in the Big Easy hit the fan, our phone lines lit up like a Christmas Tree with inquiries from friends and family, talk show hosts, bloggers and the Associated Press wanting to know what the heck was going on. Matter of fact, my cell phone vibrated so much that when I got sick of answering it I put it to work on my shoulder to massage a knot the size of a monkey’s fist that...
  • White House Spokeswoman Says Different Bertha Lewis on Visitor’s Log

    01/05/2010 6:25:52 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 24 replies · 1,735+ views ^ | 1/5/09 | Andrew Breitbart
    According to Politico’s Ben Smith, the Bertha Lewis who went to the White House is not ACORN’s CEO but another woman named “Bertha Lewis.” I contacted Smith to tell him that Big Government would offer a correction if the “administration official” who offered the information went on record and told us who the “other” Bertha Lewis is and got the unnamed administration source to come out from behind the veil of anonymity and use his/her name. So far, according to unnamed White House sources, “different” people with the familiar names of Malik Shabazz, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers were discovered...
  • The Most Dishonest White House In American History

    01/04/2010 8:37:49 PM PST · by Hayrider · 16 replies · 1,186+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 1/4/2010 | MacAoidh
    Yes, I’ll agree that there has been a dispiriting amount of lies told by presidential administrations throughout the country’s 200-plus year history. But has there ever been a White House so contemptuous of the American people as to insult our intelligence the way this crowd does?
  • White House Visitors Log: ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis In Obama Residence

    12/30/2009 11:11:24 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies · 1,438+ views ^ | December 31, 2009 | Publius
    White House Visitors Log: ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis In Obama Residence Week Before Sting Videos Launched This afternoon, on arguably one of the slower news day of the year, the Obama White House released another document dump of “visitor records.” According to the White House, today’s batch total more than 25,000 records, covering meetings between September 16-September 30th. ACORN.Bertha.Lewis You can scroll through the list of records on the White House site OR you can download the raw data. Interestingly, the full download uncovers almost 30,000 records, including many from outside the mid-September time-frame detailed on the White House site....
  • Acorn HQ in New Orleans raided by La Attorney General

    11/06/2009 11:24:09 AM PST · by milwguy · 83 replies · 4,250+ views
    big gov't ^ | 11/06/2009 | capital confidential
    In a fast-breaking development comes word that agents of the Attorney’s General office in Louisiana have raided ACORN’s offices in New Orleans. ACORN’s New Orleans was, for decades, the headquarters of the national community organizing association. News of the raid comes from Marcel Reid and her colleagues at ACORN 8, an association of former ACORN leaders and board members. Many of the individuals involved with ACORN 8 were fired from ACORN for demanding a forensic audit following an embezzlement scandal involving Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke. Check back her for more details, as well as a statement...
  • BREAKING: ACORN’s New Orleans Office Raided by Louisiana

    11/06/2009 2:38:53 PM PST · by MissesBush · 5 replies · 1,522+ views ^ | 11/06/09
    In a fast-breaking development comes word that agents of the Attorney’s General office in Louisiana have raided ACORN’s offices in New Orleans. ACORN’s New Orleans was, for decades, the headquarters of the national community organizing association. News of the raid comes from Marcel Reid and her colleagues at ACORN 8, an association of former ACORN leaders and board members. Many of the individuals involved with ACORN 8 were fired from ACORN for demanding a forensic audit following an embezzlement scandal involving Dale Rathke, brother of ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke. . Update: Big Government has contacted the Louisiana Attorney’s General office....
  • Ousted ACORN leaders in New Orleans announce new organization

    10/24/2009 4:17:09 PM PDT · by james500 · 15 replies · 1,242+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | 10/24/2009 | Bill Barrow
    Several Louisiana ACORN leaders, including the recently ousted state leader, are expected to announce today that they have started a new organization under the same name after national authorities of the community action network voted to take over the chapter. A notice of a news conference scheduled for 3 p.m. in Light City Church, 6117 St. Claude Ave., says the event will include "Louisiana ACORN Executive Director Beth Butler, " who was fired from that post Oct. 12 by national ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis. The document states that Butler will be joined by several Louisiana ACORN officers, board members and...