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Obama Finds An ACORN (IBD Series: The Audacity Of Socialism )
IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2008

Posted on 08/06/2008 5:53:42 PM PDT by Kaslin

Election '08: The man who includes being a community organizer on his short resume has a long association with a far-left group that would organize our communities into socialist gulags.


In 1995, Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar balked at implementing the federal motor voter law out of concern that letting people register via postcard and blocking the state from pruning voter rolls might invite vote fraud.

A young lawyer, a community organizer himself, sued on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn) and won. The young lawyer was Barack Obama. Acorn later invited Obama to train its staff.

When Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund for Chicago with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, the Woods Fund frequently gave Acorn grants to fund its agenda and voter registration activities.

Acorn has been in the lead in opposing voter ID laws and other efforts to ensure ballot integrity. Acorn has been implicated in voter fraud and bogus registration schemes in Ohio and at least 13 other states. Acorn staffers will presumably be out registering voters again this year.

Obama also opposes voter ID laws. He believes they disenfranchise voters. Last year, Obama put a hold on the nomination of Hans von Spakovsky for a seat on the Federal Election Commission. It seems von Spakovsky, as an official in the Justice Department, had supported a Georgia photo ID law. Acorn espouses the leftist view that voter ID laws are racist.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; acorn; democrats; elections; nobama08; obama; obamatruthfile; rottenacorndotcom; votefraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 08/06/2008 5:53:42 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

My sister-in-law is a member of ACORN and has been drinking the Obama kool-aid for some time now.


2 posted on 08/06/2008 5:55:24 PM PDT by gop4lyf
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To: Kaslin

Voter fraud in Ohio? No! Really?


3 posted on 08/06/2008 5:56:53 PM PDT by combat_boots (She lives! 22 weeks, 9.5 inches. Go, baby, go!)
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To: gop4lyf
and has been drinking the Obama kool-aid for some time now.

"In 1951, Jones began attending communist meetings and rallies in Indianapolis.[4] Jones became flustered at harassment he received during the McCarthy Hearings,[4] particularly, regarding meetings between Jones and his mother with Paul Robeson.[5] This, among other things, provoked a seminal moment for Jones where he asked himself "how can I demonstrate my Marxism? The thought was, infiltrate the church."[5][4]"

"In the summer of 1977, Jones and most of the 900 members of the People's Temple moved to Guyana from San Francisco after media pressure built.[25] Jones left the same night that an editor at New West magazine read Jones an article by Marshall Kilduff to be published detailing allegations by former Temple members.[25][16] Jones named the settlement Jonestown after himself.

Jones purported to establish Jonestown as a benevolent model communist community stating, 'I believe we’re the purest communists there are.' [26] Jones' wife, Marceline, described Jonestown as "dedicated to live for socialism, total economic and racial and social equality. We are here living communally."[26] Jones wanted to construct a model community to show others and stated that Prime Minister of Guyana Forbes Burnham 'couldn’t rave enough about us, uh, the wonderful things we do, the project, the model of socialism.'[27] In that regard, like the restrictive emigration policies of the then Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea and other communist republics, Jones did not permit members to leave Jonestown.[28]

Jones and several members argued that the group should commit "revolutionary suicide" by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored Flavor Aid (often misidentified as Kool-Aid) along with a sedative.[39]

One member, Christine Miller, dissents toward the beginning of the tape.[39] When members apparently cried, Jones counseled "Stop this hysterics. This is not the way for people who are Socialists or Communists to die. No way for us to die. We must die with some dignity."[39] Jones can be heard saying, "Don't be afraid to die" and, regarding death as "just stepping over into another plane" and that "[death is] a friend."[39] At the end of the tape, Jones concludes: "We didn't commit suicide, we committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world."[39] Children were given the drink first and families were told to lie down together. The mass suicide had been discussed in simulated events called "White Nights" on a regular basis, while members drank liquid Jones first told them was poison during at least one of those White Nights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones

4 posted on 08/06/2008 6:01:06 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: Kaslin

The left must be destroyed. America’s survival requires it.


5 posted on 08/06/2008 6:02:02 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama was a far-left, marxist community organizer himself. it is no wonder that they love him so.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA - CHANGE YOU CAN COUNT ON, BUT DON'T WANT

CHOOSING THE NEXT PRESIDENT

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

6 posted on 08/06/2008 6:02:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Kaslin; All
From Accuracy In Media (AIM.ORG):

Obama’s Communist Mentor
AIM Column | By Cliff Kincaid | February 18, 2008

excerpt...

"through Frank Marshall Davis, Obama had an admitted relationship with someone who was publicly identified as a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). The record shows that Obama was in Hawaii from 1971-1979, where, at some point in time, he developed a close relationship, almost like a son, with Davis, listening to his 'poetry' and getting advice on his career path. But Obama, in his book, Dreams From My Father, refers to him repeatedly as just 'Frank.'

The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several communist-front organizations."

Frank Chapman, a CPUSA supporter, has written a letter to the party newspaper hailing the Illinois senator's victory in the Iowa caucuses:

"Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary 'mole,' not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
People's Weekly World (PWW), official newspaper of the Communist Party, USA

Source article: Obama’s Communist Mentor
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/

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Frank Marshall Davis

Obama’s Red Mentor Praised Red Army
AIM Report | By Cliff Kincaid | April 30, 2008

Barack Obama’s childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a member of the Moscow-controlled Communist Party USA, wrote a poem dedicated to the Soviet Red Army. “Smash on, victory-eating Red Army,” he declared. He also wrote poems attacking traditional Christianity and the work of Christian missionaries.

The “Red Army” poem goes beyond hoping for the communists to beat the Nazis in World War II and hails the Soviet revolution. It says:

“Show the marveling multitudes
Americans, British, all your allied brothers
How strong you are
How great you are
How your young tree of new unity
Planted twenty-five years ago
Bears today the golden fruit of victory!”

http://www.aim.org/aim-report/obamas-red-mentor-praised-red-army/

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"'The Black Book of Communism,' a scholarly accounting of communism’s crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZmY0MjI1MDgyYjg1M2UwNDMzMTk2Mjk5YTk0ZTdlMWE=

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7 posted on 08/06/2008 6:03:34 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: Jeff Head; All
Obama was a far-left, marxist community organizer himself. it is no wonder that they love him so.

Check out the nature (and arrogance) of this conference in which Obama participated in with the revolutionary communists / "domestic terrorists", Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference

[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]

April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illini Union
828 S. Wolcott

This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.

I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)

We introduce the “meta” theme of the conference by hearing “success stories” from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.

Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy

III. Lunch and Public Encounters

Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.

IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.

William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)

The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
http://www.uic.edu/classes/las/las400/conferencealt.htm

Bill Ayers TODAY (April 6, 2008), from his own red communist star-headed website, begging to debate communism vs capitalism with Sean Hannity and STILL calling for revolution!

"Imperialism. I’m against it, and if Sean Hannity and others were honest, this is the ground they would fight me on. Capitalism played its role historically and is exhausted as a force for progress: built on exploitation, theft, conquest, war, and racism, capitalism and imperialism must be defeated and a world revolution—a revolution against war and racism and materialism, a revolution based on human solidarity and love, cooperation and the common good —must win.

We begin by releasing our most hopeful dreams and our most radical imaginations: a better world is both possible and necessary.

Source: http://billayers.wordpress.com/2008/04/page/2/

'Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2001/No-Regrets

8 posted on 08/06/2008 6:13:55 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: Kaslin

REPUBS TAKE NOTICE - this is going to be a BANNER YEAR for voter fraud. Obama’s “grassroots” offices, with lessons learned well from his time as a “community organizer” will be organizing the dead, illegals, criminals, homeless, and anyone else - to vote early and often.


9 posted on 08/06/2008 6:14:53 PM PDT by PGR88
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10 posted on 08/06/2008 6:44:57 PM PDT by 4Liberty (discount window + moral hazard = bank corporate welfare + inflation tax)
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To: Kaslin
Once the MSM picks up these stories, it will be curtains for The One....if it isn't already.



Penetrating Insights into the Obvious
11 posted on 08/06/2008 6:54:44 PM PDT by MichaelAsher54
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To: ETL
Thanks for that. Here's to hoping Hannity reads it. A caller took him to task for using the term, "Drinking the koolaid" and Hannity, in his explanation of the term, did not seem to have a clue to its origin. Sean is like a one trick pony at times.

Anyway, thanks.

12 posted on 08/06/2008 7:22:03 PM PDT by arkady_renko (Vote Obama and make Michelle proud for once...)
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To: arkady_renko

And do you notice how he NEVER refers to Bill Ayers and/or the Weather Underground as being a communist organization? Or Reverend Wright and Black Liberation Theology as revolutionary communist? He simply refers to the WU as “domestic terrorists”. He did, however, as you will find on my FR Home page, once, have on a rare Friday night edition of Hannity’s America, a few guests who blew the lid off of Wright’s BLT, correctly describing it as revolutionary Marxism. But immediately after that he went back to ignoring it again. But he certainly isn’t the only conservative commentator to ignore the strong commie angle in all of this. They all pretty much do it, at least in terms of getting into any real detail.


13 posted on 08/06/2008 7:34:44 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: ETL

I’ve sort of come to appreciate the directness of Mark Levin. Yeah, he has a couple of goofy names he calls various politicians, but the guy is really sharp.

Somewhere in this thread I just read a quote by Obama’s commie mentor ‘Frank’ in which Frank compared Barack to a MOLE burrowing underground secretly. Now that is chilling. Have never seen or heard that before. You wonder who is really pulling BO’s strings.

Keep up the good work...


14 posted on 08/06/2008 8:02:56 PM PDT by arkady_renko (Vote Obama and make Michelle proud for once...)
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To: ought-six

“The left must be destroyed. America’s survival requires it.”

We can’t enjoy even a modicum of freedom as long as the left continues to exist in America. It’s either them or us, and it’s about the right time to realize that.

It’s also a good time to wake up and recognize that the left has declared war against us and make a decision what to do about it.


15 posted on 08/06/2008 8:06:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: arkady_renko
Somewhere in this thread I just read a quote by Obama’s commie mentor ‘Frank’ in which Frank compared Barack to a MOLE burrowing underground secretly.

That was in my post (post#7). However, it wasn't Frank Marshall Davis saying it, it was some Communist Party USA blogger on the CPUSA online newspaper site, 'People's Weekly World'. They still have a paper version of PWW as well.

16 posted on 08/06/2008 8:14:37 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: ETL
Jones and several members argued that the group should commit "revolutionary suicide" by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored Flavor Aid (often misidentified as Kool-Aid) along with a sedative.

Wait minute... it WASN'T Kool-Aid? It was "Flavor-Aid"???

All this time, and the iconic phrase "drink the Kool-Aid" --coined after the Jonestown mess-- was wrong from the beginning? Hah! That's funny, right there...

17 posted on 08/06/2008 8:21:08 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ETL
Thanks, I stand corrected on the source. I just looked through your homepage and I don't feel so well.

The mole analogy hits home. I've been fighting moles in my yard this summer and I've learned a bit about them. What I've noticed is they ruin the lawn by consumming the root system that provides nourishment. They have a ferocious appetite for what is mine. They work in the darkness but you see their deeds in the light. And, they are blind.

a_r

18 posted on 08/06/2008 8:24:04 PM PDT by arkady_renko (Vote Obama and make Michelle proud for once...)
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From Barack Obama's official website:

“I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and I’m delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.

-Shepard Fairey
http://store.barackobama.com/product_p/po26951.htm

See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".

Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.




Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery:
http://jonathanlevinegallery.com/?method=Artist.ArtistDetail&ArtistID=F65EBB86-3048-28EB-92D55AA4FC996E31&GalleryID=82C33C59-3048-28EB-92DB386C8C733405

From a 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.'"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/16/AR2008051601017.html


19 posted on 08/06/2008 8:25:41 PM PDT by ETL (Lots of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl)
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To: Kaslin

He may be the one...
Behold his mighty hand..


20 posted on 08/06/2008 8:27:16 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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