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Obama's ACORN Problem

The revelations continue. Yet how many voters are aware of what is happening? Is the mainstream media telling them about the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN)?

This very left-leaning group supposedly does “good” things, like get people to register to vote. Its voter-registration drives have led to prosecutions and convictions for fraud. Currently, 15 states are investigating this organization for voter fraud. The goal is to obtain as many votes for Obama as possible, whether they are legitimate or not.

What is the connection with Obama directly? Well, first of all, back in the early 1990s, he worked for ACORN as director of its “Project Vote,” the same project that is currently under investigation. In his capacity as a lawyer, he also represented the organization in a lawsuit to push for “Motor Voter” laws. That’s not all. When Obama served as chairman of two foundations, he directed funding to ACORN.

Well, that’s ancient history, right? Not exactly. During the primaries for his presidential bid this past year, he actively sought ACORN’s endorsement (big surprise of the day–he received it), saying, “Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

Finished? Not yet.

It has recently been learned that during this current campaign, Obama has paid an ACORN subsidiary $800,000 for . . . voter registration drives. The very voter registration drives that have led to the fraud accusations and investigations. This payment was not properly disclosed to the Federal Election Commission as mandated by law. “A clerical error” is the campaign’s “explanation.”

I can hear the cries even now: “Wait a minute, we are innocent until proven guilty! These are merely accusations.” At the moment, yes, but ACORN workers have already been convicted of similar charges from previous campaigns. Does it really take a Ph.D. to figure out that they have established a pattern?

Will this news get out? Aside from the Internet and Fox News Channel, mention of it seems to be slight. Or if it is mentioned, will the media put such a slant on its reporting that people will be convinced it’s not a real problem?

One of my focused prayers for this election is that the truth will come to light.

Obama's Friends and Mentors

It has been virtually impossible to get the mainstream media to properly investigate all of Obama’s allies. Hardly anyone mentions Obama’s connection to the writings of Saul Alinsky, the “original” community organizer whose philosophy was decidedly Marxist. What does Obama say about Alinsky?

Finally, a few days ago, the New York Times wrote an article about William Ayers, one of the founders of the radical group Weatherman. Ayers set bombs at the Pentagon and the Capitol back in the early 1970s. Everyone knows he did it; he got off only on a technicality regarding prosecutorial malpractice. He does not regret what he did; he wishes he could have done more. The only problem with the Times piece is that it is an apologetic for Obama, concluding he didn’t really know Ayers all that well–an assertion that is easily refuted.

Obama’s political career started in William Ayers’s living room. He served on boards with Ayers. He channeled money to Ayers that was used to indoctrinate children into radical politics. What does Obama say about Ayers?

Tony Rezko is a real estate wheeler-dealer who contributed to Obama’s campaign and helped him get a house through rather shady practices. He was recently convicted of fraud and bribery. Obama, of course, comments:

And how can one forget the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for over 20 years? He and his church are the epitome of radical thought based on liberation theology. Obama supposedly listened to him all those years and yet his attitude toward him right now?

Finally (at least for the purposes of this post), there is Franklin Raines, former Clinton administration official who then went on to “manage” Fannie Mae. When he left, he took with him over $90 million in bonuses. He has been one of Obama’s financial advisors (just because he is not on the payroll doesn’t mean he isn’t actively involved in the campaign). Obama on Raines?

In light of all this, what should America say to Obama?

Obama, Abortion, & Infanticide

My last post talked about the image of God in man and how that relates to the sanctity of life. If you really want to see into the heart and soul of a person, the abortion issue opens that window wide. Take Barack Obama, for instance.

When he was an Illinois state senator, Obama, on more than one occasion, stopped a bill from passing that would have ensured that babies born alive in an abortion attempt would receive medical care. At one point, he was the only senator to speak out against the bill. His reasoning is quite clear: he was afraid that the passage of that bill would somehow overturn the “right” to an abortion.

Now, he has since indignantly denied that he would ever vote to withhold medical care from such infants. I won’t go through all the twists and turns of the denials he has offered, but if you want to check that out, you can go directly to this article from the National Right to Life Committee. It makes the case: http://www.nrlc.org/obamaBAIPA/Obamacoveruponbornalive.htm

In short, for Obama, the so-called right to abortion has a higher priority than protecting the life of an innocent child who “accidentally” was born alive during an abortion procedure. The following cartoon, I think, depicts the attitude accurately.

Naturally, Obama doesn’t want the truth about this to come out, but as John Adams once stated in making his case before a jury:

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Check Out This Article

I heartily recommend Mark Steyn to you. He is one of the wittiest political commentators on the face of the earth. His latest on the difference between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden is too good to withhold. Go to the link here and enjoy.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZmNjYTc3NzFiZGU1NjM2YmQ3NmMzNTM3NjJlNGMzMjU=

At the Root of Our Financial Problems

I don’t normally post more than once per day, but I think this is so enlightening that I wanted to be sure to offer it now. Perhaps you’ve already seen it, since it has been making the rounds, but here’s another opportunity in case you haven’t. If you can spare 8 1/2 minutes, you will find out why we are in this current financial mess. Click on this link and learn.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs&NR=1

Palin's Moment

The VP Debate

The VP Debate

She made the most of it.

Some Republicans had been hinting (a couple doing more than hinting) that McCain had made a mistake picking Palin. They weren’t sure she was prepared to step into the awfulness of what passes for political discourse these days, and that the media had shown her for what she was–a backwoods rube lost in the glare of national attention.

If there are any Republicans thinking that today, they do not understand what happened last night at the VP debate.

Without going into a detailed analysis, let me just say, “Congratulations, Sarah Palin. You more than answered your critics.” As a focus group of independent voters on Fox News last night indicated, she stormed the redoubt and took prisoners. It will take spinning of monumental proportions to deny that she connected with a large segment of the American public.

One commentator said something to this effect: whatever she did before the debate–praying????–she needs to continue to do. I believe prayer was a key factor–prayer by the nominee herself, but also by a multitude in this country who are concerned for our future.

The McCain-Palin ticket has been losing some ground over the past week. Now let’s see if that can be turned around. The need for prayer continues.

Another Fair and Balanced Moderator

Gwen Ifill: Will She Be Fair?

Gwen Ifill: Will She Be Fair?

News first broke yesterday that the moderator for this evening’s vice-presidential debate, Gwen Ifill of PBS, is currently writing a book that is due to be published on inauguration day. The topic of the book is rising black politicians, and the primary one is of course Barack Obama.

The book is going to be a paean of praise for Obama as the fastest of the rising stars. My guess is she hopes by releasing it on inauguration day, she will reap a great financial reward as Obama is sworn in.

Is this the person who should be moderating this debate? Now, I’ve already said that most of the media is for Obama anyway, so what’s the difference? Well, Jim Lehrer, who moderated the first presidential debate, is liberal also, but he handled himself well, treating both candidates fairly.

It will be interesting to watch tonight to see how Ifill does. Perhaps the increased scrutiny (due entirely to Fox News and the Internet, not the mainstream media) will force her to be more careful. I hope against hope that she can put aside her political leanings and be fair. But at the very least, no one who is writing a book of the nature that she is currently writing should ever be allowed near a moderator’s chair.

Another point: she is already on record as questioning Palin’s ability to handle the VP post. Is this really someone who should be asking Palin questions? I am going to be alert to the “gotcha” type of question that is intended to trip up a candidate.

Why wasn’t Brit Hume considered as a possible moderator for this debate? Oh, that’s right, he’s not an objective journalist because he works for the “conservative” network, Fox News. We need “objective” journalists like Ifill who work at “objective” networks like PBS. Aren’t you glad there are journalists we can trust?