Americans just got to see another exercise in Democrat Party anti American policies & incompetence with President Obama firing General McChrystal for failing to recognize an enemy in the Democrat Media. It would be competent journalism if someone in the MEDIA would actually try to find out who set up General McChrystal by arranging the Rolling Stone “coverage.” Naturally, Obama’s actions are being applauded by the Democrat MEDIA who ignore the fact that McChrystal’s tormentors in the Democrat political Appointee community including the long time incompetent & corrupt Richard Holbrooke, who should be both fired & jailed, remain in place which insures continuing failure for America. Now, General Petraeus is set up to fail & along with him the whole of the 9/11/2001 War strategy.
During this episode, the Democrat MEDIA has been chirping about comparing McChrystal’s firing with that of Democrat President Truman’s firing of General MacArthur during the Korean War. Naturally, the real history of the Korean War is being ignored in this analogy which fits the fantasy of pinhead Truman, a typical Democrat useful idiot, being a great President. MacArthur, the greatest soldier America has produced so far, was RIGHT & Democrat Truman was WRONG. By not winning the Korean War in the 1950s, Democrat Truman left America the MESS of North Korea today. Now, McChrystal’s problems with the dysfunctional War “cabinet” of Democrat Obama hasn’t been solved or even fully discussed.
Anyone who has been a student of military history knows that WW II provides a clear example of how incompetent political leadership will defeat even the best military leadership. 1 September 1939, the German Army is ordered into Poland by Hitler who in this campaign keeps his monstrous big mouth shut about operations. In 2 weeks, the brave Polish Army is cut to pieces. Next campaign, the attack in the West, includes one Hitler interaction when he orders the Panzer Groups halted to “rest.” This stupidity allows the British Expeditionary Force to flee back to Britain from the French port of Dunkerque. Amazingly, throughout the rest of the war, Hitler’s pattern of mistakes continued with no evidence that he ever learned anything from these mistakes except for a 2 month period after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad.
There, Hitler’s stupidity had allowed the 6th Army to be surrounded in Stalingrad & in desperation, he turned to probably the most outstanding officer of WW II, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein to save the day. Von Manstein managed to scrape together a panzer force that then drove to within 20 miles of Stalingrad only to have Hitler refuse authorization for the 6th Army to fight its way out. When this guaranteed the loss of the 6th Army, Hitler temporarily left von Manstein alone which enabled this super soldier to save the rest of the German troops in Army Group South. When von Manstein finally received reinforcements including the WW II Army’s version of the Prussian Guard, the GrossDeutschland Division, he turned on the pursuing Russian forces that had won at Stalingrad & destroyed them. After this astounding victory, Hitler returned to control & finished the job of losing WW II.
Obama’s lack of experience in ANYTHING relevant to being President of the US makes his margin for error as critical as is possible. Everything that comes along requiring experience in management, military service & employee relations is a matter of FIRST IMPRESSION for Obama. When this lack of experience is combined with Obama’s basic anti American “values,” the country’s peril should be recognized as being EXTREME. Hitler both started & LOST WW II. Obama has essentially started the transformation of America into Soviet Amerika while refusing to see Muslim Terrorists as a problem. Consequently, American society has one foot on glare ice & the other in quicksand.
By Ross Wolf | Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Who would you trust more running America for the next two years — Obama or a civilian/U.S. military government?
The neomarxists behind the Obama/FTC intend to drown out the voice of America with Obama/Marxist propaganda, enforcing new regulations that will cripple bloggers and other alternative media from disseminating information, free speech that grass-roots among other organizations depend on to make informed decisions. Obama’s support of the DISCLOSE Act confirmed what many Americans already believed; that Obama and certain Democrats in Congress intend to strangle the flow of information.
If Obama and his leftist associates get their way, our children will be brainwashed by Obama’s one-sided propaganda at school, through Obama controlled radio and TV, and Obama media policies that restrict the free flow of information. Historically when communists attempted to take over a country, one of their first steps was to control the media and all forms of public communications to control civilian populations. When Russia took over Hungary, it immediately took control of the radio stations to thwart citizen resistance and to psychologically control the people.
Considering the Obama administration’s obsession with controlling all media, one might ask, are some of the same persons inside and outside U.S. government working with the Obama administration to push the Disclose Act and other censorship regulations, involved in causes that promulgate overthrow of the United States? While some in the Obama government say they support dismantling capitalism, brick by brick, does their endgame call for destruction of the United States? If it does, what should Americans do to stop it? Does the Obama administration’s proposed censorship of free speech, e.g., the Disclose Act threaten National Security?
In other countries where members of political parties and ideological extremists attempted or succeeded in this kind of forced censorship, forbidding citizens to receive information, they have been arrested for treason among other crimes. The Obama administration appears intended to curtail Americans’ right to know, restrict American’s right to communicate via the Internet and the Obama administration admits they want to pay writers in newspapers and other media to covertly propagandize their point of view. Is this not treason? Top CZAR Cass Sunstein prepared a 2008 paper that proposed spying on Americans, infiltrating groups and organizations to obstruct free speech, disrupt the exchange of ideas and disseminate false information to neutralize Americans that might question government. See: Top Obama czar: Infiltrate all ‘conspiracy theorists’.
The majority of Americans oppose military governments. But increasingly during the last six months, more Americans quietly state they would trust the U.S. military running U.S. Government temporarily over extremists in Obama’s government; that they would support a quasi civilian/military form of government temporarily, provided their civil and constitutional rights were protected and importantly, all leftists extremists in U.S. government were deposed.
This recent change of attitude by Americans might be explained by the fact they can relate to their U.S. military and find nothing in common with Obama and his extreme leftist associations and supporters. Increasingly Americans appear to fear the Obama government more than the idea of having the U.S. military temporarily run U.S. government. Additionally Obama’s refusal to secure America’s Mexican border might have contributed to Americans identifying with a quasi/U.S. military government over an Obama government that won’t protect border states from foreign invaders.
The number of Marxists in the U.S. is small, but having them control any part of our government is repugnant to most Americans that believe it not in the best interest of our economy, national defense and national security. Considering the direction America is going economically, more Americans are afraid that if things collapse, Obama might use the U.S. military against U.S. Citizens; that should things collapse a quasi civilian/U.S. military government, and not the Obama administration, should run America. This is mentioned only to note there is a strong wind blowing across America, that is howling, “Enough of Obama.”
By Max Rugemer | Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 9:02 am
Oddly enough, George Armstrong Custer was a Democrat. But, unlike today’s Democrat Pols, he was also a patriot who fought bravely to save America during the Civil War started by the Democrat Party. His abilities as a soldier involved the simple theory of always riding to the sound of the guns which is basically what happened at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Using this simple tactic, Custer had won his laurels in the Civil War & survived many similar situations with Custer’s LUCK as an essential ingredient. At the Battle of Sailor’s Creek in southern Virginia which took place just before the end of the War, Custer spotted a large Rebel wagon train & immediately attacked without reconnaissance. Custer didn’t realize that 2 Rebel infantry Corps were on either side of the wagon train & would’ve destroyed his cavalry division without his LUCK which came in the form of the timely & unexpected intervention of the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
On February 25, 2010, Republican Senators & Congressmen advanced into a modern version of the Battle of the Little Bighorn that was set up to trap them by Democrat Pols, Media & Academia. Observe that no matter what happened, the Democrat Media as in NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, PBS, Wash Post, & NY Times automatically PRAISE everything that the Democrat Pols did. Democrat Academics are trotted out to praise the efforts of Democrat Pols. Democrat Pols will be allowed to praise their proposed Marxist programs as wonderful for Americans without any clarification or question. The only objective analysis will come from FOX News & talk radio. At the Little Bighorn, Custer was warned by America’s Crow Indian Allies that he was advancing against “too many Sioux.” This warning is of no value for today because Democrat control of most of the MEDIA prevents real free speech from a free press. Republicans had no real choice but to adopt the tactics of a far better commander than Custer, Hernando Cortez.
Cortez advanced with a force of only 550 men versus a whole country & empire in his war against the Aztecs. Cortez’s advantage was the fact that his 550 men were products of one of mankind’s best ever warrior creators, the culture of Castile. These men had also experienced the military system created for Castile’s greatest ruler, Isabella, by Gonzalo de Cordoba. They were the first generation of what is remembered in military history as the “Invincible Spanish Infantry.” Like Custer, their basic tactic was to attack which they did with a savage fury seldom matched in military history. The Republicans face the kind of uphill fight that Cortez faced with the Aztecs. No matter what they do or say & even how CORRECT they are won’t matter because most of the MEDIA is part of the Democrat Party.
Democrat MEDIA praise began before the summit even started & without any real discussion of what the existing Democrat proposed bill would do. In fact, the Democrat MEDIA has never accurately reported what the Democrat Pols are actually proposing to do which is to seize control of the US insurance industry, not reform health care. Thanks to the Democrat Media, a year’s worth of discussion on this subject has been a FRAUD. The Democrat’s bill is itself a FRAUD. The Democrats can lie with impunity about what they are doing because 90% of the US Media is itself a FRAUD as part of the Democrat Party. Ironically, America’s health care system has received the most harm from Federal intervention itself, with the society-destroying Medicare & Medicaid programs being the real diseases.
Contrary to the musings of druggy drunk Glen Beck, the real problem with the Republican Party ever since the end of the Civil War has been its failure to recognize that the Democrat Party is the enemy within. The harm that Democrat Pols have done America has now come to the point where their current application of Marxism will be a fatal virus for individual liberty & economic prosperity in the country. The Health Care Summit & the Democrat’s Obamacare are about creating an American version of the soviet system which by its very nature adopts FAILURE. The Soviet Union was the ultimate super government state & it was a disaster for both its citizens & the world around it. Of course, this FACT means nothing to the Democrat Media which is filled with useful idiots that don’t care about truth or reality.
Can you imagine the way the Democrat Media would describe the ignorant and arrogant Obama if he were a Republican? How they would ridicule brainless Baltimoron Nancy D’Alessandro Pelosi? While undertaker corpse face Reid would engender nonstop sarcasm. At the “summit,” the Republican representative made me proud to be a life long member of the party. Wisconsin Republican Ryan stood like a member of one of the Wisconsin regiments in the Iron Brigade batting down Obama’s lying gibberish. Virginia Republican Cantor did an imitation of the Stonewall Brigade of the same conflict as he pointed out the basic bankrupting cost of Obamacare. The other Republican participants including our brave but erratic Senator McCain did America proud.
If America had an objective Media it would drag the Democrat rats into the light of day where ultraviolet would disintegrate their lies. Instead, Media BIAS alone makes 2 November 2010 as important an election as November 1860. America has thrived & survived up until now because of its free elections & the resulting representative government. Today’s Democrat Party only wants elections that are certain for them to win & as the Health Care Summit showed loud & clear, Democrat Pols don’t give a damn what anybody else thinks.
The editors and writers at The Nation rag-azine have put their pointy heads together and racked their collective brain to come up with a way to gain praises from their statist-minded readers and poach profits from Sarah Palin’s book at the same time. Entertainment Weekly reports:
Start-up publisher OR Books will publish Going Rouge: Sarah Palin An American Nightmare, with a book jacket similar to Palin’s upcoming memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life. Also, the publisher will release the look-alike copy November 17, the same day Palin’s book is slated for release.
Two of The Nation’s top editors, Richard Kim and Betsy Reed, compiled the counterfeit for OR Books. The counterfeit will be the first (and hopefully the last) book release from the publisher that “embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business.”
The Nation, the flagship publication for the statist left, has been an anti-American rag that has consistently supported totalitarian and communist regimes. At the conclusion of World War II, The Nation’s articles parroted the Stalinist line and condemned U.S. involvement in the Cold War.
After the Cuban Revolution, The Nation’s Carleton Beals, praised Fidel Castro as a “hero,” possessing “the finest qualities of true leadership: self-sacrifice, dedication, patience, confidence and ready pliability in the most difficult situations.” Beals wrote, “The revolution sweeps on in many directions…these are days of great promises and great hopes.”
The Nation exalted Cuba as “one of the most egalitarian societies in the world,” but it has never criticized Castro’s brutality, his human rights violations, or the poverty that he inflicted upon the Cuban people.
If the truth be told, The Nation’s editors and essayists despise those founding principles that promote individual liberty, personal responsibility, freedom of conscience, and free markets. They are out to destroy Palin because, like Ronald Reagan, she too embodies those principles that have made America great, and they despise her for it.
The leftist elite establishment has blinded the people in this nation through its educational institutions, mainstream media outlets, and the entertainment industry to garner power for a repressive society. While Brother O and his Bread and Circuses Administration zealously dismantle the sleeping middle class, Americans have become unwitting accomplices to a growing underclass.
During education’s ongoing paradigm shift to a postmodern pedagogy in the mid-1980s, a fellow graduate student recognized that tenure and promotion in the academic world depended on the ability to “quack like a duck,” i.e., absorb and regurgitate the academy’s leftist world view and withhold personal opinions. In other words, outspoken conservatives are both persona non grata and underemployed in academia.
The duck motif not only extends to “journalists” in the mainstream media, but as Rush Limbaugh recently discovered, it extends to the National Football League (NFL), a league he greatly admires.
“[T]he NFL … is the most politically correct environment I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Dennis Miller on The O’Reilly Factor. “I don’t even know why Limbaugh would want to be in [it] quite frankly.”
Like many outspoken professors and journalists, Limbaugh now suffers from the pangs of outrageous injustice, being denied his dream for criticizing and mocking the nanny notions of the statist-minded elite. Limbaugh will not be afforded the opportunity that he has earned through achievement to work in the profession he loves for no reason other than his outspoken conservative views are abhorred by the leftist elite establishment.
Since it was leaked that Limbaugh was part of a group intending to buy the St. Louis Rams football team, the propagandists in the mainstream media have worked feverishly to malign his reputation, undermine his creditability, and destroy his character. They overturned rocks for race-baiting poverty pimps and scoured the NFL for nitwit jocks or any feckless team owner they could find to denounce Limbaugh as a bigot and racist before the nation.
The attack and subsequent defamation of Limbaugh adds to the list of media assaults on outspoken conservatives in order to prevent the resurgence of Reagan conservatism from entering the mainstream of American politics and undoing the leftist elites’ socialist agenda. The leftist elite establishment fears the resurgence of a conservatism of individualism, not of country clubs and boardrooms. The establishment dreads the Reagan conservatism championed over talk radio and at town hall meetings and tea parties, which respects the law and reflects the values and traditions of the people.
Statists demagogues live in constant terror of individualists who are independent, loosely connected to groups, and don’t know their place. They commission media propagandists, ready at their beckon call, to seek out and destroy them. The statist diktat is not to refute an opponent’s argument, it is to “wipe him from the face of the earth,” Sarah Palin, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Bork are noted recipients of the left’s scorched-earth and personal destruction politics.
The mainstream media have been frantically trying to deflate Sarah Palin’s ascendancy to the leadership of a national conservative movement since her dazzling acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in September 2008. Had she been a Democrat and espoused the statist ideology of Brother O or Hillary Clinton, Palin’s astounding rise from housewife, to mayor, to governor, to vice presidential candidate would have been praised by propagandists, extolled by environmentalists, lionized by leftists, and fawned over by feminists throughout the nation.
People who use common sense and apply the principles of the Constitution obstruct progressive governance, which explains why the media upended Robert Bork’s nomination and tried to stop Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the Supreme Court. The media permitted and perpetuated the malicious, baseless allegations of the Democrat smear merchants to damage the reputations and destroy the creditability of both men.
Such reprehensible media campaigns, waged to disgrace both men, “did not resemble an argument so much as a lynching.” Bork was depicted as a judicial tyrant, his wife was falsely accused of being a Holocaust denier, and even his movie viewing habits were called into question. Likewise, Thomas was caricatured as a freakish feel-copping porno pervert in order to humiliate him, strip him of his dignity, and dishonor him for life.
The NFL’s management, owners, and players union along with most of the mainstream media and entertainment industry detest and despise Limbaugh as much as they do Palin, Thomas, and Bork. Yet Limbaugh persists in his love for the National Football League regardless of whether the sentiment is mutual.
Like the pedestaled wife of a fawning cuckold, the NFL graciously accepts Limbaugh’s lavish praises, glowing endorsements, and personal expenditures, yet abhors the very thought of embracing him. When the NFL’s leftist elite establishment denied Limbaugh limited ownership in a football franchise, it denied all outspoken conservatives and sent a subtle message to its owners, coaches, and players to suppress conservative opinion and quack like a duck.
The environment is ripe to don the special sunglasses, face the unadorned reality, and see the hideous leftist potentates and mindless moguls for the despicable fascists they truly are. In the grand scheme of things, the significance of the NFL pales in comparison to that of the USA. The country needs a wake up call, and the time has come for Limbaugh to stop chewing bubble gum and phone it in.
The lapdog media also believed in their wannabe messiah, and had no mental capacity for grasping the possibility that Chicago might lose. Talk about your biased reporting — this guy is obviously an Obama devotee. Listen to CNN’s Tony Harris gasping as he monitors the Copenhagen announcement live:
Messiah? Let’s add up Barack Hussein Obama’s accomplishments so far:
The Obama Recession is very bad;
Unemployment is now up to 9.8%;
The stock Market is down;
There are some 15 million people out of work now thanks to the Democrat party incompetence;
A disarmament crusade is not merely “naïve,” it’s a waste of valuable diplomatic energy, chided French President Nicolas Sarkozy following Brother O’s praise for the United Nations Security Council’s resolution calling for a world without nuclear weapons.
“We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions,” Sarkozy said.
American newspapers saw fit to blackout Sarkozy’s mockery of their president’s “naïveté regarding the realities of nuclear technology.”
Brother O lauded the agreement as a major step in stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and beginning multilateral disarmament:
“We must never stop until we see the day when nuclear arms have been banished from the face of the earth.”
Sarkozy saw fit to address Brother O’s obvious myopia and point out the glaring difference between the forest and the trees:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons . . . but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite. Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.
[W]hat good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state [Israel] off the map.”
Sarkozy concluded his derisive remarks with a call for sanctions:
“If we have courage to impose sanctions together it will lend viability to our commitment to reduce our own weapons and to making a world without nuke weapons.”
Although America’s newspapers chose not to inform the American people of the clash between Presidents Obama and Sarkozy, at least they have been spared from listening to another racism/right-wing conspiracy screed from former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
Two MSNBC commentators accuse conservative talk hosts of inciting Americans to assassinate political leaders. The media meme suggests that the Tea Party and Town Hall protesters’ placards and rhetoric likening Brother O to Hitler is an implicit or a coded call to incite violence against him.
The anti-government, anti-Brother O sentiment expressed by some of the white protesters has caused two political propagandists to demonstrate their overt hypocrisy. Jolly old Chris “Tingle” Matthews notified TV and talk radio hosts that they would be held accountable for any violence that happens to Brother O.
In Rachel “Mad Mad Mad” Maddow’s world the right-wing media and the corporate-funded anti-reform movement are invoking political assassination by deliberately and systematically using Hitler as a rhetorical weapon against Brother O and the progressive Democrats in Congress. Mad Maddow says she’s afraid that the right-wingers don’t understand the implications of their actions and is even more afraid that they do.
If MSNBC’s Chris Tingle and the stark raving mad Maddow are really concerned for Brother O’s well being, why didn’t they alert Americans to the dangers of the Nazi slogans, Hitler placards, and vituperative language when members of leftist groups used them to demonize George W. Bush and his administration?
Better yet, how would the two peas account for their anti-Bush rhetoric had a leftist “looneytune” “fruitloop” committed a violent act against Bush? Would political commentators have held them responsible for complicity and for unleashing anti-democratic, anti-American forces in this country?
Paul Williams has pieced together a video montage exposing the blatant hypocrisy of leftists Chris Tingle and mad Maddow. Williams uses the audio portion of a mad Maddow interview, in which she asks Frank Schaeffer whether or not calling Brother O Hitler is an implicit call for politically motivated violence.
Williams overlays the audio portion with video snippets of demonstrations that occurred when George W. Bush was president; the end result is quite revealing.
The hypocrisy of Chris Tingle, mad Maddow, and Frank Schaeffer is rivaled only by Seth Pecksniff, a character Charles Dickens likened to a sign post, “which is always telling the way to a place, and never goes there.”
Instead of filing charges against ACORN employees for criminal violations captured on tape by hidden camera, Baltimore City State’s Attorney is looking to prosecute two investigative reporters for violating Maryland’s wiretap laws in filming the group’s lawbreaking acts.
State’s Attorney Patricia Coats Jessamy, a Brother O supporter and contributor who worked on the Maryland Women for Obama Steering Committee, issued the following statement concerning the criminal acts committed by the Association of Community Organizations For Reform Now (ACORN) employees at its Baltimore office:
“The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video…. [T]he audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.
If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to 5 years.” [emphasis mine]
Jessamy, who has held the office since 1995, is looking to prosecute 20 year-old journalist Hannah Giles and 25-year old film maker James O’Keefe for failing to acquire ACORN’s permission to expose its heinous underbelly to the world. A nonpartisan state’s attorney would be looking to prosecute ACORN as a criminal enterprise under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes.
In the video, O’Keefe and Giles show up on ACORN’s stoop seeking advice for purchasing a house to serve as a brothel. O’Keefe poses as a pimp with plans to run for Congress, and Giles is his prostitute girlfriend who intends to staff their brothel with smuggled teenage girls from El Salvador.
After making their intentions known to the ACORN workers, O’Keefe and Giles are given instructions on how to go about getting a loan to purchase the house, with further advice to list the girls as dependents on their tax returns and to train them to keep quiet about the prostitution activities.
Jessamy seems to be more interested in prosecuting violations of unauthorized taping than in prosecuting “child abuse, interstate transportation for purposes of prostitution, tax evasion,” and illegal immigration violations that may have been committed by the ACORN workers.
If Jessamy has an obsession with enforcing Maryland’s unauthorized taping law and prosecuting its violators, she fought her compulsion to selectively apply Maryland’s law on at least two occasions in 2006 and in 2000 when WMAR-TV in Baltimore used “undercover journalists with cameras to record people without their knowledge, and won awards for their efforts.”
But that was then, and 2009 is now, so when two young journalists with hidden cameras go undercover to expose a group of lawbreakers that support Brother O’s politics and policies, for Jessamy it’s more a matter of aligning with kindred spirits than with the rule of law.
Jessamy is obviously more interested in protecting fellow travelers and in enforcing the law against those who threaten Brother O’s power and policies than in carrying out her sworn duty and in upholding her oath of office.
If Jessamy presses to file charges down-the-road, will any fair-minded person look on her prosecution as anything but retaliation for uncovering the criminal activities of her president’s favorite group of community organizers? Will fair-minded people regard her authoritative actions as anything other than a tread-lightly warning for anyone who dares to uncover and expose the misdeeds of Brother O’s Obots?
The US Census Bureau has severed its ties with ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Fox Newsreports:
The Census Director has sent a letter to the National Headquarters of ACORN notifying the group that the Census Bureau is severing all ties with the community organizing group for all work having to do with the 2010 census.
“Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts,” read a letter from Census Director Robert M. Groves to the president of ACORN.
While vigilant citizens are rejoicing over this sudden turn of events, we must not be lulled into complacency. Note that only the census bureau has severed ties, and only for the 2010 census. We don’t know what other government agencies were slated to partner with ACORN in spending the $8.5 billion of stimulus pork that they were slated to receive. And there is nothing to preclude them from being rehired in 2011 for who knows what.
One sad note in all this is the fact that the government did not act on long-available information showing ACORN’s criminal activities until the publicity became dangerous to them. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released a report detailing the many criminal abuses perpetrated by ACORN, and the Democrat-controlled government did nothing. Zip. Nada. Bupkis.
It wasn’t until a couple of young crusaders went undercover and made clandestine videos of wrongdoing that the government took action. This tells us loud and clear that the Democrats do not care whether their minions engage in criminal activity. They only care about the appearance of things. They want to disengage the watchdogs until the incident is forgotten. Then they will go back to business as usual, most likely with ACORN.
Another sad note is the complete absence of media coverage, save for Fox News and Breitbart and of course the bloggers. In the following video, Glenn Beck tallies up the mainstream media coverage (you may have to wait or use the refresh button — this video is in great demand):
One final note about government hypocrisy merits consideration. When the award of $8.5 billion to ACORN was announced, the Obama White House said that ACORN would partner in the 2010 census. When it was announced today that ACORN would not be involved in the 2010 census, a census bureau official said that ACORN had been tapped for low-level data gathering. Which is it?
Rahm Emanuel managing the census in the White House? Or the census bureau in the Commerce Department?
Was ACORN a PARTNER or a LOW LEVEL FLUNKIE?
What a difference a day makes!
Our coverage of the two undercover stings is here:
“You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April 1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers” called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers like this to buy homes seems little short of madness.
At the time, however, that 1995 Chicago newspaper article represented something of a triumph for Barack Obama. That same year, as a director at Chicago’s Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORN’s way from his post as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Through both funding and personal-leadership training, Obama supported ACORN. And ACORN, far more than we’ve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis….
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