Sunday, September 14, 2008

Obama, A Community Organizer


I haven’t spent much time here talking about our opponent, I haven’t felt it necessary. I find it more important that we educate ourselves on where McCain/Palin stand on the issues. However, I have heard several news stories recently refer to ACORN, and so I went in search of what this organization is, and what Obama had to do with it. I think you will be amazed at what I found. 

In an article dated May 29, 2008, Stanley Kurtz of National Review Online, said this:
“What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with MoveOn.org or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama.”

Now MoveOn.org is radical, make no mistake about it, as is Code Pink. But the one that tops them all is ACORN. So, THIS, my friends, is Obama’s “community organizer” job we hear so much about. I could do hours of research so I could tell you all about it, but I have found two very reputable sources that cover it much better than I ever could, so I will refer you there instead.

I find it interesting that this is being glazed over and covered very little in the mainstream media. Why is this? I wish I knew the answers, but the only thing we can do is get the truth out there so that people like us can decide for ourselves.

To read more of Stanley Kurtz’s article from National Review Online,
click here.

To read “The ACORN Obama Knows” by blogger Michelle Malkin,
click here.

4 comments:

Christopher Lohr said...

Are you seriously denigrating the work of ACORN? They are radicals? They work directly with communities that are most affected by the failed policies of the right and somehow you make them out to be radical..

You know what else was radical? Public (socialized) education, public (socialized) libraries, Social Security, Pensions, the 40 hr work week, and end to child labor, Disability, Desegregation, and finally Women's Suffrage.

Everything good that has come to America, and the West generally, has been from the work of progressive (you would say radical) movements that the right tacitly supports while behind the scenes trying to undermine.

The fact that you think that Palin is just a regular woman, like one of your friends, has absolutely zero logical relationship with her ability to be VP or President. The same argument was made for President Bush in 2000 and 2004...that he was a regular guy that people could have a beer with. Although that is nice, this is not a popularity contest and if you would like to see this country continue on the wrong path so be it, I will know who to blame.

Shame on the Sun-Sentinel for giving you coverage (and hence money)

Yours Truly,
Concerned Coral Springs Citizen Chris

charlie said...

The one thing left out here is that ACORN is currently under investigation for voter fraud in 14 states.
-crobb

CB said...

"THIS, my friends, is Obama’s “community organizer” job we hear so much about. "

Lies. Simply check out wikipedia for the truth:

"After four years in New York City, Obama moved to Chicago to work as a community organizer for three years from June 1985 to May 1988 as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland (Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale) on Chicago's far South Side. During his three years as the DCP's director, its staff grew from 1 to 13 and its annual budget grew from $70,000 to $400,000, with accomplishments including helping set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens. Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute."


Keep trying to bust on Obama for being a community organizer. He was ages 23-26 during this time. Sarah Palin was a sports reporter on local tv at this age. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Can't hide the facts folks. It is what it is. Why do you think he refuses to talk about it?