Oakbama and his ACORNs

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rhody
rhody
12 years ago

Fox is sure pimping this hard.
If there really was anything to this, McCain and Palin would’ve used it by now. Now that we’ve learned the widow Annenberg served on the same board with Obama and Ayers, fresh material is needed.
But if this story isn’t getting much play elsewhere (and does turn out to be true), it’s the right reaping what it’s sown. This kind of thing has been trotted out so often (Ayers, gay marriage for Kerry, the Brooks Brothers riots in Florida, etc.) that we’ve all become cynics. If it turns out to be true, I just don’t think it moves many votes. We’ve seen this kind of politics so often it’s lost its power.

JackD
JackD
12 years ago

Could it be because the voters don’t want to face the truth because it doesn’t feel good or makes them look like they aren’t “culturally diverse”? I believe part of the problem is that our republican party isn’t willing to get their hands dirty by looking like they too aren’t “culturally diverse” and taking the trash to the voters. Lets take the gloves off and put the truth on the table even if it does make us feel uncomfortable or like we’re being mean! Once it’s gone (the America of a hard working population) it’s gone forever!
sad to have to be so cynical.
Jack

rhody
rhody
12 years ago

Given what the McCains and Palin have issued forth on the stump this week, I don’t think the Republicans have any problem getting their hands dirty.

BlueBeard
BlueBeard
12 years ago

Amen to Susan Collins, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Elizabeth Dole and a dozen other great women McCain should/could have chosen. But he chose the speaking in tongues multi-challenged unethical ditz. Friday: McCain defends Obama as “decent man” to rabid, foaming town hall supporters, whipped up by irresponsible radio shock hosts. Gets booed. Palin violated Ethics code: says 10 Republicans and 4 Democrats. Repeat: TEN REPUBLICANS on panel.And McCain campaign blames “Obama activists”. Acorn is stupid because it pays recruiters by the name. So they make up names to get 50 cents per. (They are corrupt in only some recruiters & only recently. Obama’s main work with them was 13 years ago, along with the League of Women Voters and WITH the Justice Dept. But what voter fraud ensues? Which “fake voters” will actually go vote? I heard they signed up the roster of the Dallas Cowboys in Nevada to get their bonus– so what? Stupid, but which of these linebackers will actually go vote Nov 4th in Vegas? None! None! No actual illegal votes will ensue. It is great that Acorn & other groups have added millions of REAL voters who have the right to vote to the rolls. Do you think that poor and homeless and black and Hispanic people should not vote because they are inferior to you? No real fraud at the polls. Get off it. Republicans desperately want to distract us from the economy. Hence Ayers & Acorn. Christopher Buckley, author and son of Bill endorses Barack Obama! Thus: Little late to the party on this but it’s still worth noting. Christopher Buckley, son of the late conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama. With typical Buckleyan wit, the former Esquire editor and White House speech writer (Bush 41) makes clear he hasn’t… Read more »

Anthony
Anthony
12 years ago

I find ACORN’s track-record troubling beyond this election. It’s clear that they’ve engaged in widespread and systematic voter fraud that has been ongoing for a while. The only way it will stop is to put a couple of the leaders responsible behind bars. This election, ACORN’s actions will benefit Obama in the national election, but how many other local races will be affected that we’ll know nothing about? As for Chris Buckley, I could care less. He is not his father. I highly doubt that John Chafee would ever have endorsed Obama, but alas the son is not his father. The latest commercials on Obama are not certainly not flattering. But they are factual. Obama DID receive personal benefits from Rezko. He did work with Bill Ayers on boards and had his help promoting his political rise. Obama was on the wrong side of economic issues when it comes to Fannie Mae and he did ask for guidance from former CEOs of Fannie Mae. Obama did work for ACORN. So is it unfair to bring up these association? Not really. I don’t condemn Obama for all of his relationships. There is no evidence that Obama knew Rezko was engaged in illegal activities, so I don’t really hold Rezko against Obama. The association with Bill Ayers is more worrisome. Ayers was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list. He is a terrorist. He still preaches radical theories about education that Obama appears to share. I also think that Obama’s position on Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac were just plain wrong. I don’t blame him for his association with Franklin Raines or Jim Johnson. There is no evidence that Obama knew of or engaged in the fraud that was happening in Fannie Mae. As for ACORN, I don’t think anyone knows the extent to… Read more »

rhody
rhody
12 years ago

Tying the voter fraud to Obama is a dog that won’t hunt. This is about workers paid by the signature trying to defraud the company – these are fictitious names they use, with no relation to actual voters.

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