ACORN Planted the Seeds of this Economic Disaster

ACORN Planted the Seeds of this Economic Disaster

In an article in The National Review, Stanley Kurtz explains how ACORN was, in large part, responsible for planting the seeds that led to the current economic disaster, and that Barack Obama played a roll in that.

‘You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April 1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers” called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers like this to buy homes seems little short of madness.

Militant ACORN
At the time, however, that 1995 Chicago newspaper article represented something of a triumph for Barack Obama. That same year, as a director at Chicago’s Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORN’s way from his post as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Through both funding and personal-leadership training, Obama supported ACORN. And ACORN, far more than we’ve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis.

A few more excerpts:

Far more than we’ve recognized, ACORN’s local, CRA-enabled pressure tactics served to entangle the financial system as a whole in the subprime mess. ACORN was no side-show. On the contrary, using CRA and ties to sympathetic congressional Democrats, ACORN succeeded in drawing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the very policies that led to the current disaster.


ACORN protesters will break into private offices, show up at a banker’s home to intimidate his family, or pour protesters into bank lobbies to scare away customers, all in an effort to force a lowering of credit standards for poor and minority customers. According to Swarts, long-term ACORN organizers “tend to see the organization as a solitary vanguard of principled leftists…the only truly radical community organization.”

The tactics of ACORN and its radical supporters are just now coming to the light of day, but this is a radical leftist organization that operates, if not outside the law, outside the norms of respectable behavior.

It is about time the activities of ACORN were fully investigated, along with its lobbyists and supporters in Washington. Barack Obama consistently says that he is not influenced by “special interests” and lobbyists, yet his campaign has given over $800,000 this year to ACORN and when he was in Chicago he represented this questionable organization.

Read the entire article.

Update: Read Stanley Kurtz’ article of last May, “Inside Obama’s Acorn” Much more information about ACORN and Obama.


Voter Fraud Will Destroy American Confidence

Voter Fraud Will Destroy American Confidence

The one thing most American’s have always had confidence in is that the voter rolls are accurate. In the last election ACORN was discovered to have committed voter fraud in several states and was fined. Apparently this year, ACORN is committing massive voter fraud.

Don’t take my word for it, just google ACORN and read about all the incidents of registering dead people, people from the phone book, Dallas Cowboys in Las Vegas, and other fraudulent voter registrations. Estimates are that there may be one or two million fraudulent voter registrations.

If the American public begins to seriously question the integrity of the voter rolls the confidence in the American electoral process will be lost.

The voter fraud committed by ACORN and others needs to be investigated, and quickly. The voter rolls need to be purged of all fraudulent registrations, including the registrations of illegal aliens who are not eligible to vote.


Obama and Voter Fraud

Obama and Voter Fraud

Newsmax published an article today about Obama’s association with ACORN.

I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. — Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007

The mainstream media, totally in the lap of Barack Obama, fail to write about his nefarious associations with ACORN, Bill Ayres, and the anti-semitic Nation of Islam head, Louis Farrakhan.

The article begins:

The excuse parroted by most newsmedia for failing to give Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a full vetting, such as they are doing with Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, is that “after 20 months of campaigning and debate,” all is known about the senator. Wrong!

For instance, how many voters know that Obama, during his four-year tenure in Chicago as a community organizer, worked as a trainer for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now — the infamous ACORN, whose affiliate, Project Vote, is known for voter fraud — the same ACORN from which a mighty mortgage mess has grown. Upon his return to Chicago after Harvard Law School, Obama provided legal representation for ACORN and for Tony Rezko (recently convicted of bribery and money laundering), who was Obama’s main money man during his years in the Illinois State Senate. Rezko had helped the Obamas purchase a home in Chicago’s politically correct Hyde Park. Obama sat on the boards of the philanthropic Woods Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, both of whom funneled millions of dollars to ACORN.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

Which community activist/political organization in the United States is the largest, most radical left, and most untrustworthy? The answer is ACORN, which bills itself as the nation’s largest community organization for the rights of low- and moderate-income families. Its hidden agenda, however, is to change the form of the U.S. government from a republic to a socialist oligarchy, using class warfare and the aid of radical liberals within the Democrat Party. This hidden agenda explains why the liberal newsmedia go mute on Obama’s ACORN ties.

The article goes on to talk about ACORN’s well documented instances of voter fraud:

ACORN, Project Vote, and Voter Fraud

Although ACORN has pled to various charges of voter fraud, it continues today enrolling large numbers of voters, some legitimate and others not so much. ACORN tee shirts are visible at Obama rallies.

According to the Consumer Rights League, ACORN has been involved in voter fraud, directly or indirectly, in Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia. ACORN’s Project Vote, for which Obama was a paid employee in Chicago, is the organization that appears to be most active in voter fraud. ACORN and Project Vote have a rap sheet of voter misconduct and voter registration fraud that extends across the nation

Read the whole article.