« Muslims Run Illegal Get Out the Vote Drives for Obama | Main | Gwen Ifill's Palin Questions Leaked »
October 1, 2008
ACORN, Obama, and the Subprime Disaster
In light of Democrats' incredibly audacious attempt to use the massive bailout bill to funnel a fortune into the pockets of ACORN, Mona Charen provides a little background on this hard-left activist group:
ACORN is where 1960s leftovers who couldn't get tenure at universities wound up. […] Because they are on the side of righteousness and justice, they aren't especially fastidious about their methods. In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington state. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the "worst case of election fraud in our state's history." As Fox News reported:
The ACORN workers told state investigators that they went to the Seattle public library, sat at a table and filled out the voter registration forms. They made up names, addresses and Social Security numbers and in some cases plucked names from the phone book. One worker said it was a lot of hard work making up all those names and another said he would sit at home, smoke marijuana and fill out the forms.
ACORN explained this was an "isolated" incident, yet similar stories have been reported in Missouri, Michigan, Ohio and Colorado — all swing states by the way. ACORN members have been prosecuted for voter fraud in a number of states. (See www.rottenacorn.com)
But the outrage isn't just that Dems have tried to divert bailout money to an extremely pernicious, ultra-radical organization primarily devoted to pushing America to the Left through election fraud. ACORN helped cause the crisis in the first place:
ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted "affirmative action" lending, and pressured banks to make subprime loans. Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of "dragging banks kicking and screaming" into dubious loans. And, as Sol Stern reported in City Journal, ACORN also found a remunerative niche as an "adviser" to banks seeking regulatory approval.
Guess which famous "community organizer" worked for ACORN for years?
ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community-organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff — the very people who would later descend on Chicago's banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Mr. Obama was not just sympathetic — he was an ACORN fellow traveler.
He also represented ACORN as a public-interest lawyer while ACORN was exploiting the Clinton Administration's deranged revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act to force banks to make bad loans.
Now he's out there yelling that we need a massive bailout so as to keep mortgages affordable to those who can't afford them. Obviously, if a bailout occurs, another will follow, and another after that, until our economy collapses in accordance with the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
On a tip from Bergbikr.
Posted by Van Helsing at October 1, 2008 12:34 PM
Repubs believe God sent his son on a suicide mission 2000 years ago...oh and there both the same people lol. Your religion is stupid and the bible is full of lies.
Posted by: Jevus at October 1, 2008 1:41 PM
Why can't any of our Republicans simply put forth a law in Congress that bars organizations that engage in vote fraud from receiving any Federal money?
That would shutdown ACORN in a hurry.
Posted by: V the K at October 1, 2008 1:57 PM
Can can find out more about the connection between Obama and Acorn at stopacorn.org
Posted by: Martin Willis at October 1, 2008 1:57 PM
Hmm, nothing created the universe out of nothing for no reason...It's just here damnit! Your not allowed to think about what caused the big bang when it happened as opposed to the infinite amount of time before that...or if their wasn't time how did the sequence of events take place to lead up to the big bang..or the huge odds of the mathematics and physics just happening to work in a way that allows anything to exist at all. Maybe the universe just fell out of Karl Marx's ass.
Your religion sounds pretty dumb when scrutinized too Jevus.
Posted by: butlerj at October 1, 2008 2:07 PM
oops, sorry for posting off topic and feeding the troll.
Posted by: butlerj at October 1, 2008 2:12 PM
My contacts tell me a huge "Keating 5" ad roll out is hitting swing states soon... lol mcsame is done
Posted by: Tyler at October 1, 2008 3:18 PM
Gee, Tyler, I'll bet McCain is just terrified! Especially since he had absolutely nothing to do with the Keating Five scandal (whereas your idiot Dhimmicrats have everything to do with the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac abomination roiling the economy right now; your robots in the MSM won't talk about this, of course, but the alternative media is most assuredly getting the real story out to millions of voters, pal!).
Best check your history, bud, before you post your deranged b-s on this site again. Even BJ Clinton's attorney, Bennett, a huge lib, who was deeply involved with investigating the Keating Five said McCain had no involvement with it whatsoever; that he was only kept in the evolving mess by the Democrats, who just had to have at least one Republican to point fingers at (it's called a distraction, my friend, or a "red herring").
Sorry to burst your bubble (well, no, I'm not!). Spew your vomit elsewhere, troll!
Posted by: jc14 at October 1, 2008 3:44 PM
"Taking the helm of our economy"
Yuck. That is one brutal picture.
No doubt, the hysterical, unthinking face of affirmative action.
Unfortunately, it may take a crushed economy to finally get decent people tuned in to the racist economic and political practices of the left.
Affirmative action will be the driver behind the placement of an incapable socialist into the Presidency.
Posted by: Anonymous at October 1, 2008 4:26 PM
McCain was censured for having "poor judgement" by taking bribes from me. He is a lowlife and should be in prison. Obama/Biden 08
Posted by: Charles Keating at October 1, 2008 6:04 PM
It figures. We had voter fraud in WA state that elected Christine Gregoire, totally ignored by the media. I'm sure ACORN helped get her elected.
Posted by: Teri Pittman at October 1, 2008 6:38 PM
Good point, Charles Keating. What this country definitely needs is a crackhead in the Oval Office. Obama should have chosen Marion Berry as his running mate.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 1, 2008 6:55 PM
More bull crap from ACORNS bull horn
Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 1, 2008 7:31 PM
Bush is officially worst president ever! A new poll gives him the lowest numbers in history.
Posted by: Tim at October 1, 2008 8:20 PM
Nowhere near as low as ol' Nine-Percent-Nancy Pelosi.
Posted by: hiram at October 1, 2008 8:41 PM
The Socialist in the picture - her T-shirt...
If that comes to pass, I suppose we can ALL quit making house payments? Or is it just for people on welfare?
What about car payments? Can we slide on those, also?
That's why silly liberals are... silly. Stupid is as stupid does.
Posted by: Jimbo at October 1, 2008 8:59 PM
When Dear Leader Obama is president we are going to have tolerance camps for people with conservative ideas like you! We will stop the oppression of the poor by people living with one family in big houses, and we will make them live with many poor families in their big house as one happy family!
Posted by: Frank White at October 1, 2008 9:53 PM
Its no accident ACORN favors the color RED.
Posted by: Anonymous at October 2, 2008 4:50 AM
I'm just shocked that the moonbats aren't calling all of you racist. I put up the Obama Palin Shoeshine shop and they are having coniption fits.The funny thing is, they are all calling me a racist but not arguing the caption I used. That caption; Obama doing the only thing he is qualified to do. Too funny. I guess critical thinking isn't their strong suit.
Posted by: Zen at October 2, 2008 5:59 AM
That blowhard with the bullshit horn is probably a welfare mother with 10 kids, half of whom are probably in prison and the rest not far behind.
Why dont the ACORN losers go to their rich liberal friends and ask for handouts to pay their bills? Notice these nuts (an acorn is a NUT) arent flowing their bullhorns in Beverly Hills, in front of John Edwards' estate or outside Ted Kennedys front gate.
Posted by: Anonymous at October 2, 2008 7:20 AM
Hello Stupid Woman in the STOP FOECLOSURE tee-shirt.
If you idiots want to stop foreclosures, it is very simple. Tell the dummies that signed the mortgage to PAY their bill. They signed the contract to pay - NOT THE TAXPAYERS. Advice: get a job and pay your own bills, you asshats.
Posted by: Michelle S. at October 3, 2008 11:04 AM
Now that we've found out the commies er.... uh democrats were trying to funnel twenty billion dollars to A.C.O.R.N. I guess it will be Bush'es fault or maybe Haliburton again that caused all those poor people to go buy four and five hundred thousand dollar houses, while making forty grand a year. I wonder where the American Commie Liberation Unit stands on all this.
Posted by: anonymous at October 5, 2008 8:24 PM
all these ass holes should be in prison and no tax payers money should ever go to acorn they have a history of fraud and obama worked for them he should be exposed for the lying commie he is
Posted by: jg at October 9, 2008 9:16 AM