Obama, Acorn, Voter Fraud, and Scrubbed Website Posts

This is getting out of control.

Now in Indianapolis they’ve managed to register 105% of the populous:

According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).

So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!

ACORN has been paid over $800,000 by the Obama campaign, Inc. for so-called “advance work.”

Say Anything reports:

A specific, month by month account of money paid by the Obama campaign to the ACORN front organization, Citizens Services, Inc. for those fraudulent “advance service”, taken from FEC reports and totaling $832,598.29 since Feb, 2008, can be found here.

Barack Obama has a long and colorful history of denying his embarrassing, radical leftwing associations, until he can no longer maintain the façade.  At which point, he jettisons whatever or whoever has caused the embarrassment and MovesOn.

Obama is still currently in the denial stage, as you can see by this post at his Stop The Smears site:

Discredited Republican voter-suppression guru Ken Blackwell is attacking Barack Obama with naked lies about his supposed connection to ACORN.

Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.

In his capacity as an attorney, Barack represented ACORN in a successful lawsuit alongside the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Illinois to force state compliance with a federal voting access law. For his work helping enforce the law, called “Motor Voter,” Barack received the IVIIPO Legal Eagle Award in 1995. (For more about Barack’s career, check out our Obama bio.)

Ken Blackwell is best known today for disenfranchising Democratic voters in his dual role as Ohio Secretary of State and chair of George Bush’s Ohio campaign in 2004. To see him shed crocodile tears for the integrity of the vote while making accusations about Barack and ACORN with absolutely no basis in fact is disturbing.

Blackwell’s attacks against ACORN and community organizers continue a vile Republican pattern of mockery and viciousness against this noble profession. Community organizers are the very individuals Republicans should be celebrating for helping people to help themselves rather than depending on the government.

•Fact: Obama doesn’t think people are capable of using Google.

Stanley Kurtz, who has been researching Obama’s ties to ACORN points us to these news sources:

The LA Times:

Several community organizers and Altgeld Gardens tenants confirmed Johnson was working on asbestos but said Obama organized residents to act. “He got people to vote with their feet” on the issue, organizer Madeleine Talbot said. At the time, Talbot worked at the social action group ACORN and initially considered Obama a competitor. But she became so impressed with his work that she invited him to help train her staff.

Obama’s  own website:

When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, “I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That’s what I did for three and half years before I went to law school.   That’s the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it.  I’ve 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.”

And that ever fruitful Chicago Reader article about Obama from December 1995:

Another strong supporter of Obama’s work–as an organizer, as a lawyer, and now as a candidate–is Madeline Talbott, lead organizer of the feisty ACORN community organization, a group that’s a thorn in the side of most elected officials. “I can’t repeat what most ACORN members think and say about politicians. But Barack has proven himself among our members. He is committed to organizing, to building a democracy. Above all else, he is a good listener, and we accept and respect him as a kindred spirit, a fellow organizer.”

Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side.

Was the Chicago Reader lying? Is the Chicago reader a racist organization?

Some more damning articles about Obama’s Acorn related activities have been scrubbed from the archives of the journal, Social Policy.

Stanley Kurtz reports:

Perhaps the strongest evidence against Obama’s attempt to deny his ties to Acorn comes in an article by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago Acorn leader, and a member of Acorn’s National Association Board, in the journal Social Policy. That article appears on pages 49-52 of the combined Winter 2003-Spring 2004 issue, Vol. 34, No. 2, Vol. 34, No. 3. I provide a link to a pay-for-access page to that article in my “Inside Obama’s Acorn” piece. As I’ve just been informed by a reader, however, the journal Social Policy appears to have pulled the link to that article, rendering it inaccessible, even by purchase. You can find the apparently pulled link here.

A link to a second article also appears to have been pulled here. I was previously unaware of this second article, “Towards a Chicago School of Youth Organizing,” by Alyson Parham and Jeff Pinzino. I would strongly suggest that people try to find this article in hard copy at a library. (What is it about Obama and libraries?)

The Toni Foulkes piece clearly contradicts Obama’s denials of ties to Acorn at “Fight the Smears.” Here’s a key passage:

Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992…Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them)…

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. [Actually, the congressional race was in 2000, SK] By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends.

Has Social Policy blocked access to those two articles to protect Obama? Was the Obama campaign involved? How does Barack Obama explain his denials of a link to Acorn in light of the evidence? Shouldn’t the press be asking him about this?

About the publishers of Social Policy:

The American Institute for Social Justice and The ACORN Institute provide research and training for community and labor organizations working in low and moderate income communities across the United States. The Organizers’ Forum conducts Organizers’ Dialogues, where experienced  organizers reflect on strategy, innovative tactics, and international social movements.

Sounds like Obama’s peeps to me.


More recent Voter fraud from Michelle Malkin: When it Rains, it Pours.

I’ve been keeping a list of voter fraud cases since last fall. I’ll update in the morning.


An Ohio man explains how ACORN pressured him into “vote scam”; says he registered to vote 10-15 times. He’s just one out of many thousands across the nation.

What percentage of ACORN’S fraudulent registrations do you think are actually caught? 10% maybe? Don’t Democrats want to win fair and square?

It’s time to put this racketeering outfit out of business. It’s obvious they’re not “non-partisan”. It’s obvious that their intent is to commit fraud in order to put their candidates into office.


They are in overdrive trying to steal this year’s election. And they may get away with it.


Sweetness And Light has the text of the 1st scrubbed link.

The second one can be found here.

Thanks to Lurking.

It sure would be nice if the MSM would do its job and report on Obama’s extensive links to Acorn, and his attempts to cover it up.


The Feds now investigating ACORN in 10 different states?

Rush is saying the rumor is that the FBI is going to begin a RICO investigation of both the Obama campaign and ACORN!


The Kansas City Star is reporting that the FBI is planning to investigate the MO Jackson County fraud cases.

UPDATE VI (Oct. 10):


Obama amends his Fight the Smears Site to include additional weasel words:

Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.


Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee.

He did it pro bono?!

Even worse!

HUGE: Evidence Surfaces That Obama Was a Member Of The New Party

I knew, and had previously reported that Obama had actively sought out, and received an endorsement for his 1996 state Senate candidacy, from this radical organization, back in May. Now, documentary evidence has surfaced that he was indeed, a member. The American Thinker has the scoop:

The New Party was a radical left organization, established in 1992, to amalgamate far left groups and push the United States into socialism by forcing the Democratic Party to the left. It was an attempt to regroup the forces on the left in a new strategy to take power, burrowing from within. The party only lasted until 1998, when its strategy of “fusion” failed to withstand a Supreme Court ruling, but after, but the membership, including Barack Obama, continued to move the Democrats leftward with spectacular success.

Actually, according to Google, The New Party is still around.

Here’s how Discover The Networks describes the organization:

Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson‘s 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.

Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party’s Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.

See Human Events for a full explanation of how “fusion” (which the Supreme Court ultimately ruled unconstitutional) was to work.

Web archives that prove that Obama was a member of the socialist New Party can be found at Politically Drunk On Power.

Kudos to Politically Drunk who did an awesome job of digging this up, (for a drunk guy).


More at Ace of Spades HQ. He broke out the flaming skull, so you know this is big.

Ace asks:

Bleg: Can someone — multiple people, really — start backing up the archive.org pages Politically Drunk found, before they are disappeared?

The Goods:

October 1996 Update :
Running to Win : The Key Races
New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races:Arkansas: The Little Rock New Party has a full slate of candidates up for election in November. LRNP steering committee member Michael Booker is running unopposed for re-election to the Arkansas State House. Two NP members – Paul Kelly and Genevieve Stewart – are running for at-large (city-wide) city council positions. And in a head-to-head battle between the New Party and the conservative right, NP member Jayne Cia faces the Arkansas state chair of Empower America (Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett’s organization) for a Justice of the Peace (county board) position.

Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).

Maryland: Two New Party members are up for school board seats this fall: Doyle Niemann in Prince George’s County and Dan Parr in Montgomery County.

Minnesota: Despite the successful effort by conservative Democratic Party forces to deny Progressive Minnesota the opportunity to use fusion this fall, the state legislative candidates that sought our nomination still see themselves as Progressive Minnesota candidates, and we’re still backing them in the general election. PM/NP endorsed candidates include Ellen Anderson, Karen Clark, Andy Dawkins, Linda Higgins, and Sandy Pappas. Progressive Minnesota has also endorsed Green Party State Assembly candidate Cam Gordon.

New York: The New Party of Long Island is backing three candidates for office this Fall: State Assembly candidate Tom DiNapoli and Congressional candidates Carolyn McCarthy and Nora Bredes. NP members collected the necessary signatures to nominate progressive Democratic Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli on the New Party line, making this the first Democratic Party/New Party fusion effort. The chapter is supporting a major voter registration drive in African-American and Hispanic communities in McCarthy’s district.

Washington, DC: DC New Democracy/NP is backing ten candidates for Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (Almedith Bass-Williams, John Jordan, Laine McRaney, Henry Fernandez, Todd Mosley, Daniel Rosenberg, Gerry Lorentz, Will Hill, Dennis Dolinger, Violet Hewlett), neighborhood-based councils that represent community concerns to the mayor and city council. In addition, DCND is recruiting candidates to run write-in campaigns in some of the 80-odd ANC races with no candidate.

Wisconsin: In addition to the four Progressive Milwaukee-backed candidates running for state office (Spencer Coggs, Dale Dulberger, Gwendolynne Moore, Johnnie Morris-Tatum, see Sept Update), two New Party members in Fox Valley are running for the state assembly. Progressive Fox Valley founder and chair Tony Palmeri is in a surprisingly close race against an four-term incumbent conservative Republican in Oshkosh. New Party and AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) member Corky Van Handel is also running for the state assembly in a nearby district. Both are running as Democrats.

Membership Growth

September was the New Party’s all-time high month for membership recruitment – more than 1000 new members joined! Welcome aboard.As always, onward and upward…

New Poll: Obama 45, McCain 44

Diageo/Hotline tracking poll: Obama 45, McCain 44.

Zogby has them at 47/45

In other words…within the margin of error. Those other polls showing a 10 point spread always looked dubious to me. I don’t believe Obama can actually top the 50% mark, even though some polls reflected that he did. Still, for whatever reason, the race is definitely tightening, and don’t forget, the Bradley Effect will be good for at least a few percentage points on election day. Those of you (and you know who you are) who were already writing postmortems about McCain should be ashamed of yourselves. I think Obama and his cultist’s overconfidence  have actually psyched some people out. The latest nutroot meme is that McCain is getting ready to concede the election to Obama. Bwahahaha!

I’m not sure what would cause this tightening in such a short period of time. The only thing that has happened that would cause it, is the fact that McCain/Palin have aggressively gone on the offensive and made the race about Obama’s character. This is what they need to continue doing all the way to election day. But they can’t make the subject only about Ayers. I think the American public can be forgiving about one bad association. They have to bring up all of the others…Wright, Rezko, ACORN…to have the desired effect. Many people simply don’t want to believe that Obama is not what he says he is. They need to see more examples of Obama’s far left/radical associations to understand his radicalism.

Also, Hannity’s expose on Obama and his radical past aired on Sunday, and that had to hurt Obama, at least a little. I know that some minds were changed after viewing that.

McCain just may win this thing, yet.

Finally! A Song About “The One” That Won’t Make You Ill

“We don’t want no leftist in the White House” by Catfish Jones


We don’t want a leftist in the White House.
The last thing we need is that political fright-house.
Thinkin’ that it’s healthy
To stick it to the wealthy,
While small business goes in the pits.
Black, white or yellow doesn’t matter.
We don’t want four years of your socialist blather.
Barack Obama
Won’t you save us the trauma?
Just pack it up and call it quits.

Take these social programs and stick ’em.
You show all these goodies to the voters just to trick ’em.
You’ll just tax and spend,
World without end,
While you’re makin’ even more of a mess.
We’re just clingin’ to our guns and religion.
When it comes to common sense, well you ain’t got a smidgen.
You’re the U.N.-lovin’,
No-drillin’, tree-huggin’
Darlin’ of the liberal press.

We don’t want no leftists in the White House.
I’m tellin’ the truth, we don’t need ’em.
‘Cause if you’ve got a leftist in the White House
He’s gonna take your wallet and your freedom.

Your brother lives in squalor in Kenya,
But you never send that poor guy a nickel and then ya’
Have the gall to talk compassion.
You ought to get a thrashin’
For your phony, hypocritical tripe.
We don’t need a leftist in the White House.
Go talk to Tony Rezko and he’ll point you to the right house.
Barack Obama,
No, you’re not the Dali Lama.
You’re just spewin’ out political hype.

Poster cribbed from Willisms.


Here’s another great Obama song: Como Se Llama, Obama or Osama?