Sunday, September 7, 2008

Obama's ACTUAL community organization skills

The left actually got up on it's low horse last week about those mean 'ol Republicans poking fun at Obama's community organizer entry on his "resume".

Michelle Malkin has a different take on Obama's organizing experience:

"Let me clarify something. Nobody is mocking community organizers in church basements and community centers across the country working to improve their neighbors' lives. What deserves ridicule is the notion that Obama's brief stint as a South Side rabble-rouser for tax-subsidized, partisan nonprofits qualifies as executive experience you can believe in.
What deserves derision is "community organizing" that relies on a community of homeless people and ex-cons to organize for the purpose of registering dead people to vote, shaking down corporations and using the race card as a bludgeon.Obama's community organizing days involved training grievance-mongers from the far-left ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).
The ACORN mob is infamous for its bully tactics (which they dub "direct actions"); Obama supporters have recounted his role in organizing an ambush on a government planning meeting about a landfill project opposed by Chicago's minority lobbies.
With benefactors like Obama in office, ACORN has milked nearly four decades of government subsidies to prop up chapters that promote the welfare state and undermine the free market, as well as some that have been implicated in perpetuating illegal immigration and voter fraud. The group continues to garner scrutiny from law enforcement.
Last week, Milwaukee's top election official announced plans to seek criminal investigations of 37 ACORN employees accused of offering gifts to sign up voters (including prepaid gas cards and restaurant cards) or falsifying driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers or other information on voter registration cards.
Last month, a New Mexico TV station reported on the child rapists, drug offenders and forgery convicts on ACORN's payroll. In July, Pennsylvania investigators asked the public for help in locating a fugitive named Luis R. Torres-Serrano, who is accused "of submitting more than 100 fraudulent voter registration forms he collected on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to county election officials.

Add to this that in July, a massive, nearly $1 million embezzlement scheme by top ACORN officials was exposed. ACORN's political arm endorsed Obama in February and has ramped up efforts to register voters across the country. Meantime, completely ignored by the mainstream commentariat and clean-election crusaders, the Obama campaign admitted failing to report $800,000 in campaign payments to ACORN. They were disguised as payments to a front group called "Citizen Services Inc." for "advance work."

I've followed Obama's ACORN ties for about 3 months now. The fact that the MSM (Mainstream Media) won't investigate this is quite close to negligence. How can they, in good faith, decide that they will not present this to the people of the Country , if only for closer examination?

From where I sit, when republicans become concerned over voting irregularities, there are an awful lot of deaf ears, but let a democrat cry voter fraud, and the mass media will roll out a whole battalion of rock-turners to look for the problems.

4 comments:

Loudoun Lady said...

Malkin is the best, why is the MSM not digging around Obama's record of employment the way they are Palin? Have you seen the hit pieces in the WashPost the past couple days? Unbelievable.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

See my newest post. They are full-tilt into a pattern of meltdown and are so far in the bag for the "Messiah" that they cannot even see their bias...or worse...they do not care if they reveal it.

G.Stone said...

They do not care. Playing it straight is no longer a concern.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

Fortunately for us, the American People are a fair bunch. They like apple pie and the underdog. And the treatment of Palin will not escape their scrutiny.
Democrats have always billed themselves as the party of the little man. John McCain threw them a curve that they're just not positioned to effectively deal with. They're not sure HOW to deal with it, they are far too BIASED to do it fairly, and they underestimate that Americans can and do think for themselves...so soundbites do not convince those who are not already beholden.