Another White House Name Surfaces in the ACORN Rolodex
Last week we showed how Barack Obama is connected to ACORN by his White House Political Director, Patrick Gaspard.The Missouri blog 24thstate.com has built on those ties and has a look at Sara Howard, Russ Carnahan’s spokesgal. Howard and Gaspard both worked for Americans Coming Together (“ACT”) in 2004. In that year, ACT sent out a sensational, hate filled political flier showing white men spraying | Read More »
Defunding ACORN is Constitutional
The defenders of Association of Community Organizations (ACORN) are desperate and they have called upon their friends in Congress to deploy a last ditch effort to preserve the millions of your tax dollars given to ACORN every year. Big Government web site broke the ACORN scandal showing video of two journalists posing as a prostitute and pimp requesting help to hide assets from the IRS in Baltimore, | Read More »
Patrick Gaspard = ACORN = SEIU = White House political affairs director.
Just to repeat some of the things alluded to in this article (with some additions): We know that Patrick Gaspard is the White House political affairs director. We know that Patrick Gaspard enjoys the trust of the White House to perform sensitive tasks. We know that Patrick Gaspard is in fact one of the most quietly powerful people in this administration. We know that Patrick | Read More »
MM to NYT: Welcome to the jungle.
The New York Times, on its corrected coverage of the ongoing fall of ACORN: ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was quoted as saying that Acorn, one of thousands of unpaid organizations promoting the 2010 census, had become “a distraction.” What | Read More »
The Weird World of Boston Globe News Room
At some point last week, Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron met with his staff. I imagine the meeting played out something like this: Marty Baron: Okay guys, what do we have in the works? Metro: Mayoral election. That’s always big. Baron: Good. I need a few sideline pieces. Metro: Got it, boss. Baron: What else we got? National: The U.N. is in high gear. G20. | Read More »
New York Republicans Put Up ACORN Backed Candidate in NY-23
We have broken down in detail how ACORN has its own political party called the Working Families Party in New York. When a candidate appears as a Working Families Party candidate in New York, it is a signal that this is the candidate ACORN is putting up.In New York’s 23rd Congressional District, the Republican Party rushed to nominate Dede Scozzafava as the replacement for Congressman | Read More »
A Political Theme Song for the Obama Generation
There I was completely wasting, out of work and down All inside its so frustrating as I drift from town to town Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die So I might as well begin to put some action in my life Breaking the law, breaking the law Breaking the law, breaking the law Breaking the law, breaking the law Breaking the | Read More »
A copy of the ACORN/Breitbart/O’Keefe/Giles suit…
…may be found here: ACORN v OKeefe – Background here (via Hot Air). They’re trying for the ‘audio recording without permission’ angle – however: I am not a lawyer, but I have been told by at least three that Section 23 can be used to justify discovery. As a direct and proximate result of the actions of defendants, ACORN has suffered injury to its reputation. | Read More »
Inside The ACORN Rolodex: ACORN Has Its Own Political Party Other Than the Democrats
You can read the first part of our examination of ACORN contacts leaked to RedState by clicking here. Above is a word cloud of the associations in the Bertha Lewis contacts list we received. Some are legitimate business dealings. Forest City Ratner, for example, is both bailing out ACORN and relying on its support for its construction projects. But others are more intriguing. The larger | Read More »
Media Matters Is On the Case of the ‘Stolen’ ACORN Rolodex
If you were doubting the legitimacy of RedState’s access to Bertha Lewis’s contacts list, look no further than Media Matters’ overheated rhetorical condemnation of our writing about it.Double standard much? If this were a right-wing organization, Media Matters would be plowing through it. As Media Matters does not organizationally poop without prior coordination among left-wing interests, we can presume they are scared by the information | Read More »
Obama Pimping Himself For a SAG Card
We are way past asking this guy to act presidential. Wannabe starlets in Hollywood don’t schmooze the camera as much as this guy. How many times was he on TV last week? Five…hundred? I lost count. The question begs: While he’s pimping for a SAG card, whose running the country? But I have to give credit where credit is due. While he is an abysmal | Read More »
Obama continues effort to distance himself from ACORN
With members of President Obama’s brotherhood of community organizers, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, more commonly known “ACORN,” caught on video while they gave advice on how to skirt federal laws to buy a home to use as a brothel and how to cloak the status of underage “sex workers,” Obama renews his effort to distance himself from ACORN. During Sunday’s talk | Read More »
Can we cross reference votes to ACORN and the Contact List?
There were seventy-five votes in the House of Representatives against defunding ACORN. What if we put up a list of names and whether or not there are in-district ACORN offices. We get this:2/3 of the votes against defunding ACORN have ACORN offices in their districts.1/3 do not have offices in the districts.Congressman Delahunt has no ACORN office in his district, but has one so very | Read More »
REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: A Review of ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis’s Rolodex Suggests Strong White House Ties
The story in a nutshell: Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN. In a review of Lewis’s contacts list, which was leaked to RedState, Bertha Lewis has the office, cell phone, home number, and private personal email address of Patrick Gaspard. Patrick Gaspard holds Karl Rove’s position in the White House and was Obama’s Political Director during the campaign. In addition to Patrick, Bertha has | Read More »
A roundup of the NEA propaganda scandal.
There’s not much to say about the NEA propaganda scandal that hasn’t been said by others, but a link round-up will be hopefully useful for those getting up to speed. We begin here with the Big Government articles themselves. Summary: transcripts and audio reveal that the conference call of August 10th involving the federal agencies NEA, United We Serve, and the Office of Public Engagement; | Read More »