Travis Childers
Dina Titus
Carol Shea-Porter
Ann Kuster
Harry Teague
John Hall
Michael Arcuri
Larry Kissell
Earl Pomeroy
Steve Driehaus
Mary Jo Kilroy
Zack Space
Kathy Dahlkemper
Bryan Lentz
Patrick Murphy
Chris Carney
Paul Kanjorski
John Spratt
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Roy Herron
Chet Edwards
Ciro Rodriguez
Glenn Nye
Tom Perriello
Denny Heck
Mike Oliviero
Julie Lassa
Steve Kagen
Steve Raby
Ami Bera
Joe Garcia
Trent Van Haaften
Stephene Ann Moore
John Callahan
Jon Hulburd
Jon Hurlburd
Stephen Pougnet
Lori Edwards
Ravi Sangisetty
Pat Miles
Tarryl Clark
Tom White
Matthew Zeller
Paula Brooks
Manan Trivedi
Brett Carter
Suzan Delbene
Colleen Hanabusa

Your Eyes Are Deceiving You: This Blurb Does Not Exist

Obama spokesmen Bill Burton and Robert Gibbs categorically deny Obama’s blurb of William Ayers’ book.

Obama Spokesman Bill Burton denied Obama ever favorably reviewed Ayers’ 1997 book on the juvenile justice system, sarcastically titled “A Kind and Just Parent” in an interview with Fox News Company’s Megyn Kelly Tuesday.

“He did not write a blurb for his book,” Burton said. “He did not.”

Robin Gibbs was even better. Grilled by Sean Hannity on Fox he denies the blurb, and then squeezes in the tried and true strawmen that Obama was only eight years old when Ayers was committing his “deplorable acts” and Walter Annenberg was a Republican, and friend of Reagan.:

HANNITY: Wait a minute. Wait, he did blurbed his book, you know?


HANNITY: No, no. Barack Obama did blurb Ayers’s book.

GIBBS: Listen to this, do you think — so you think he’s guilty by association, right?

HANNITY: No, I would — I’m Sean Hannity, here’s my answer. Would never sit on a board with a guy that bombed our Pentagon or our capital. And I want to know…

GIBBS: Can I ask you…

HANNITY: No, wait, wait.

Why does Barack Obama sit on a board with — why did he stay — knowing his past, why would did he be friends with him?

GIBBS: What William Ayers did was deplorable. And when he did it, Barack Obama was 8. And Barack Obama said it was a deplorable act.

HANNITY: Then why would he sit on a…

GIBBS: That’s what he said…

HANNITY: Why would you sit on a board with — would you sit on a board that a guy that bombed the Pentagon and wasn’t sorry about it?

GIBBS: He sat on a charitable board and a board funded by a conservative Republican and a friend of Ronald Reagan.

HANNITY: Was that poor judgment?

GIBBS: That was Walter Annenberg, I say that was.

So there you go. More bold faced lies, coming out of the Obama campaign, and I’m sure I’m being mean-spirited for pointing it out.

Sadly, there are enough weak minded people out there, who would accept these men’s lies, but be totally swayed by the ridiculous strawmen.

I’m sorry…that was un-Christian of me.

Hat tip: Hot Air. (Another conservative site which shows unfair bias on my part, and totally discredits this story). The fact that a more reputable news source is not covering this means it’s not true.

(I was being sarcastic…I’m sorry for my hateful speech).

Why Does ACORN Pressure Its Canvassers To Register More Votes

It has been reported that ACORN pays by the registration, but ACORN spokesman, Scott Levenson assures us they don’t. Acorn canvassers get paid eight dollars an hour.

But apparently, they are put under intense pressure to meet quotas:

…these tactics make sense if one is running a sales organization. They don’t make any sense if ACORN merely wanted to contribute to the betterment of the community by assisting people to register.  That doesn’t require quotas or browbeating to accomplish, but simply supervision to ensure that ACORN workers didn’t abuse the process.

Why was ACORN so insistent on browbeating its workers and turning the effort into a boiler-room operation?  They valued something other than community betterment, and they saw fraud as beneficial to their actual goals.  That’s why they put all of the incentives towards unrealistic production — and left themselves room to use these workers as patsies when caught.

It almost seems like they’re up to no good.


Stanley Kurtz has another excellent article out today about ACORN, and its “electoral arm” The New Party.

While a small group of bloggers have productively explored Obama’s New Party ties, discussion has often turned on the New Party’s alleged socialism. Was the New Party actually established by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)? Was the New Party’s platform effectively socialist in content? Although these debates are both interesting and important, we needn’t resolve them to conclude that the New Party was far to the left of the American mainstream. Whether formally socialist or not, the New Party and its ACORN backers favored policies of economic redistribution. As Obama would say, they wanted to spread the wealth around.

Bracketing the socialism question and simply taking the New Party on its own terms is sufficient to raise serious questions about Obama’s political commitments — questions that cry out for attention from a responsible press.


good stuff over at Protein Wisdom pertaining to another ACORN scandal involving founder, Wade Rathke’s brother, who embezzled almost $1 million. The AP reported that it was handled “internally”; the board of Acorn “allowed the Rathke family to repay the misappropriated money”.

But that turns out not to be the case. The money was paid back by an “anonymous donor” acording to the NYT reported in August:

When the embezzlement of almost $1 million by the brother of the founder of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, better known as Acorn, surfaced last month, the organization announced that an anonymous supporter had agreed to make it whole.

That supporter was Drummond Pike, the founder and chief executive of the Tides Foundation, which channels money to what it describes as progressive nonprofits, including some Acorn charitable affiliates.

Mr. Pike is a friend of Wade Rathke, the founder of Acorn and its leader until the scandal broke, and he agreed to buy the promissory note that required the Rathke family to repay Acorn the money that Mr. Rathke’s brother, Dale, had stolen.

Mr. Rathke is a member of the board of the Tides Foundation and other Tides-related organizations.

More here, about the AP shilling for voter fraud by Dan Collins.

But it’s not just the AP. A quick Google search will bring up dozens of news outlets down-playing, or outright ridiculing the possibility of voter fraud, using ACORN’s own talking points to make the case. The repeated claim by ACORN spokesmen, is that ACORN always flags problematic registrations (as they’re required to do) before they are submitted. So everything’s cool, yo.

Yet if you listen to this honest report by Drew Griffith on CNN you come to find out that what they do is dump thousands of fraudulent registrations on Registrars’ offices in the last few days before deadlines, making them all but impossible to completely check.

Still More:

Andrew McCarthy fisks the galling letter sent by Obama’s top lawyer, Robert Bauer to the Justice Dept. which demanded an investigation by a Special Prosecutor not of ACORN, but of the McCain campaign and the Bush administration.

Sort of Related:

Judi McLeod of CFP wonders the same thing I’ve been wondering:

What is it that Barack Obama knows that the rest of us don’t?

Audio: Marxist/Antarchist Ayers – “Nobody Here Is Surprised By What I Think”

Good lord. This college radio interview with William Ayers took place April 12, 2002, a week before he and Obama worked together on the Intellectuals: Who Needs Them? panel.

Ayers waxes eloquent about his Marxist and Anarchist leanings, and claims, “I am very open about what I think, and nobody is surprised by what I think”:


Obama’s claim that Ayer’s was “just someone from his neighborhood” with whom he “occasionally crossed paths”, and with whom he “didn’t exchange ideas” is becoming increasingly untenble.

Hat tip: Hyscience


Obama and Ayers shared an office for three years.