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    Interesting reading

    ']Inside Obama’s Acorn
    his is a story we’ve largely missed. While Obama’s Acorn connection has not gone entirely unreported, its depth, extent, and significance have been poorly understood. Typically, media background pieces note that, on behalf of Acorn, Obama and a team of Chicago attorneys won a 1995 suit forcing the state of Illinois to implement the federal “motor-voter” bill. In fact, Obama’s Acorn connection is far more extensive. In the few stories where Obama’s role as an Acorn “leadership trainer” is noted, or his seats on the boards of foundations that may have supported Acorn are discussed, there is little follow-up. Even these more extensive reports miss many aspects of Obama’s ties to Acorn.

    An Anti-Capitalism Agendaand extent of Acorn’s radicalism, an excellent place to begin is Sol Stern’s 2003 City Journal article, ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” (For a shorter but helpful piece, try Steven Malanga’s “Acorn Squash.”)

    Sol Stern explains that Acorn is the key modern successor of the radical 1960’s “New Left,” with a “1960’s-bred agenda of anti-capitalism” to match. Acorn, says Stern, grew out of “one of the New Left’s silliest and most destructive groups, the National Welfare Rights Organization.” In the 1960’s, NWRO launched a campaign of sit-ins and disruptions at welfare offices. The goal was to remove eligibility restrictions, and thus effectively flood welfare rolls with so many clients that the system would burst. The theory, explains Stern, was that an impossibly overburdened welfare system would force “a radical reconstruction of America’s unjust capitalist economy.” Instead of a socialist utopia, however, we got the culture of dependency and family breakdown that ate away at America’s inner cities — until welfare reform began to turn the tide.

    While Acorn holds to NWRO’s radical economic framework and its confrontational 1960’s-style tactics, the targets and strategy have changed. Acorn prefers to fly under the national radar, organizing locally in liberal urban areas — where, Stern observes, local legislators and reporters are often “slow to grasp how radical Acorn’s positions really are.” Acorn’s new goals are municipal “living wage” laws targeting “big-box” stores like Wal-Mart, rolling back welfare reform, and regulating banks — efforts styled as combating “predatory lending.” Unfortunately, instead of helping workers, Acorn’s living-wage campaigns drive businesses out of the very neighborhoods where jobs are needed most. Acorn’s opposition to welfare reform only threatens to worsen the self-reinforcing cycle of urban poverty and family breakdown. Perhaps most mischievously, says Stern, Acorn uses banking regulations to pressure financial institutions into massive “donations” that it uses to finance supposedly non-partisan voter turn-out drives.

    According to Stern, Acorn’s radical agenda sometimes shifts toward “undisguised authoritarian socialism.” Fully aware of its living-wage campaign’s tendency to drive businesses out of cities, Acorn hopes to force companies that want to move to obtain “exit visas.” “How much longer before Acorn calls for exit visas for wealthy or middle-class individuals before they can leave a city?” asks Stern, adding, “This is the road to serfdom indeed.”

    In Your Face
    Acorn’s tactics are famously “in your face.” Just think of Code Pink’s well-known operations (threatening to occupy congressional offices, interrupting the testimony of General David Petraeus) and you’ll get the idea. Acorn protesters have disrupted Federal Reserve hearings, but mostly deploy their aggressive tactics locally. Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and Acorn has burst into a closed city council meeting there. Acorn protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers’ dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayor’s home, terrifying his wife and kids. Even a Baltimore city council member who generally supports Acorn said their intimidation tactics had crossed the line.


    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q...GIyNzEyMjE0ODI=
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    And if you want to start a prostitution ring, bringing in under-age girls from Central America to service your customers, they'll even help you find housing for them and your operation. What a great group !!!

    How many voter fraud indictments do they have now ? I've lost count.

    This is change I can believe in.
    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."- Thomas Jefferson

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    Interesting to see the outrage at a community service group with a few bad apples, and completely giving a pass to an administration that criminally led this nation into an unnecessary, bogus war.

    Just incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchBoy View Post
    Interesting to see the outrage at a community service group with a few bad apples, and completely giving a pass to an administration that criminally led this nation into an unnecessary, bogus war.

    Just incredible.
    I ofrer my apologies to the rest of the forum beause I never use this kind of language, but with this person I just can't help it. I am putting it in big bold letters so you cannot miss it

    Witchyboy next to Nancy Pelosi you have to be the biggest ass wipe I have ever seen. By the time you get your face out of obamas ass you will be as brown as he is, if your not already that way.

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    OT I really wish you'd say what you mean and stop sugar-coating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    I ofrer my apologies to the rest of the forum beause I never use this kind of language, but with this person I just can't help it. I am putting it in big bold letters so you cannot miss it

    Witchyboy next to Nancy Pelosi you have to be the biggest ass wipe I have ever seen. By the time you get your face out of obamas ass you will be as brown as he is, if your not already that way.
    He is the lefts version of Dan.... It is amazing these people are out there on both sides.... Scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleP View Post
    He is the lefts version of Dan.... It is amazing these people are out there on both sides.... Scary.
    the scary part is that they are allowed to breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    the scary part is that they are allowed to breed.
    Well... I weep for his off spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleP View Post
    Well... I weep for his off spring.
    That's "offspring". And we should probably keep the personal stuff like our kids out of it, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchBoy View Post
    That's "offspring". And we should probably keep the personal stuff like our kids out of it, I think.
    Didnt you bring my wife into a thread? Another Hypocite oopsie!!?? Guess you fogot that huh? I didn't.... Play by your own rules.....

    Spelling again huh?
    That is now 3 contridictions I caught you in to go along with 3 threads you ignore proving you wrong, you are unraveling fast....
    :cwm2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchBoy View Post
    Interesting to see the outrage at a community service group with a few bad apples, and completely giving a pass to an administration that criminally led this nation into an unnecessary, bogus war.

    Just incredible.
    They're a community service group ? Wow. I thought they were a socialist activist group that defrauds elections, teaches people how to circumvent the law, and uses intimidation tactics to get what they want. I must have been mistaken. Thanks for clearing that up.
    "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."- Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleP View Post
    Didnt you bring my wife into a thread? Another Hypocite oopsie!!?? Guess you fogot that huh? I didn't.... Play by your own rules.....

    Spelling again huh?
    :cwm2:

    Hey, maybe since he/she/it can't have his/her own way maybe they/them will kindly take their ball and bat and just go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    Hey, maybe since he/she/it can't have his/her own way maybe they/them will kindly take their ball and bat and just go home.
    When he loses a debate that is what he does.... He simply ignores the thread. I do think though in his own mind he thinks hes witty and some how winning... Sad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitgeist1969 View Post
    They're a community service group ? Wow. I thought they were a socialist activist group that defrauds elections, teaches people how to circumvent the law, and uses intimidation tactics to get what they want. I must have been mistaken. Thanks for clearing that up.
    You're welcome, since you were quite mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleP View Post
    Didnt you bring my wife into a thread? Another Hypocite oopsie!!?? Guess you fogot that huh? I didn't.... Play by your own rules.....
    Not to my recollection. I try to leave peoples' families out of stuff like this. It's in poor taste. If you can show me where I said anything negative about your wife, I would be happy to apologize.

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    Originally Posted by WitchBoy
    Have you stopped beating your wife?

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