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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Obama's ACORN Brownshirts' Ritch-hunt!

It is important to remember the (D)emocrats are fanning the flames of outrage over payouts to AIG executives that the (D)emocrats approved, after accepting massive campaign contributions. To pass an unConstitutional and retroactive Bill of Attainder to sieze those bonus payouts, wages earned I remind you, is as offensive to liberty as it is hypocritical.

Is it flirting with 'trutherism' to suggest that the very tactic, of manufactured crisis, that the Left so frequently projects upon it's target might be a well documented method?

Michelle Malkin : Look beyond the bogus bonus smokescreen
...the little-noticed $6 billion GIVE Act, which just passed the House — and which looks like the very kind of Soros Slush Fund I warned about last summer. Also note the rising cost of the $2 trillion cap-and-trade scheme...
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“U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad said on Thursday he expects federal deficit spending will be about $1.6 trillion greater over the next ten years than President Barack Obama’s budget plan forecasts. Obama submitted his budget outline to Congress last month which forecast almost $7 trillion in deficits through 2019, however a worsening economic picture is expected to make the budget outlook darker. Conrad told reporters that the additional $1.6 trillion over the next decade was based on projections of the Democratic majority’s budget committee staff.” -- Kent Conrad(D)
Where others see method, Ed Morrissey sees incompetence: Announcing the Obamateurism of the Day feature!
This week has certainly given us plenty of material, but I’ve already linked the AIG-is-a-suicide-bomber and the Special Olympics gaffes that Weisberg is trying mightily not to spot
But even Ed Morrissey has to concede : Setting the mobs loose
Just in case people didn’t figure out what the end result of all this faux outrage over AIG bonuses would be, New York Magazine reports on the latest in liberal-populist tourism. Community organizers for Connecticut Working Families Party want to send busloads of outrageously outraged people to the doorsteps of AIG executives’ homes … and claim that they don’t want to put them at risk. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...
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Remember when Bill Clinton accused conservative talk radio of fomenting hate?
Fausta’s Blog : What a shock — CWFP is an arm of ACORN.
...of all the news of the past sixty days this I find the most disturbing of all
Sweetness & Light : ACORN Behind ‘Protests’ At AIG Homes
...who are Connecticut Working Families?

Why a couple of mouse clicks would tell any interested journalist that they were ‘founded’ by none other than ACORN.
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The only question is why does ACORN feel the need to hide behind a front group?
Van Helsing : Careful About Answering Your Doorbell
You can't ignore Obamunism. Not only will it destroy you financially, Obamamites will even come banging on your door, demanding fealty to their pencil-necked socialist lord.
"Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual." -- Michelle Obama
Sweetness & Light : Cloward-Piven, ACORN And AIG Witch Hunt
The DTN article goes into much of the recent voter fraud allegations and convictions involving ACORN. As previously noted, voter fraud is part and parcel of the Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming the system.
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But with their recent demonstrations against the very politicians, banks and insurers who caved to ACORN’s demands and gave and insured these loans to the poor, we are seeing the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’ coming full circle.

One is literally damned if you do and damned if you don’t do exactly what ACORN and demands.
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Are we not witnessing the culmination and ultimate triumph of the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’?
Discover The Networks : ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN)
Largest radical group in America, with more than 400,000 dues-paying member families, and more than 1,200 chapters in 110 U.S. cities

Implicated in numerous reports of fraudulent voter registration, vote-rigging, voter intimidation, and vote-for-pay scams during the 2004 election

Maintains close ties to organized labor
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is a grassroots political organization that grew out of George Wiley's National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), whose members in the late 1960s and early 70s invaded welfare offices across the U.S. -- often violently -- bullying social workers and loudly demanding every penny to which the law "entitled" them. In the late 1960s, ACORN co-founder Wade Rathke was a NWRO organizer and a protegé of Wiley. Rathke also organized draft resistance for the militant group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the same period.
Yes... that would be the SDS that became Weathermen in which Barack Hussein Obama's good friend Bill Ayers started a bombing campaign.
In 1970 Rathke -- along with the aforementioned Wiley (best known for his effective use of the so-called "Cloward-Piven strategy," which called for swamping the welfare rolls with new applicants and thereby creating an economic crisis) and Gary Delgado (a lead organizer for Wiley's NWRO) -- formed a new entity called Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The group's name was later changed to Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, but the acronym ACORN remained. Instead of focusing only on welfare recipients, ACORN's mandate included all issues touching low-income and working-class people.

Rathke and his ACORN co-founders enlisted civil rights workers and trained them in a program (at Syracuse University) patterned after Saul Alinsky's activist tactics.
Sweetness & Light : The Many Tentacles Of ‘Cloward-Piven’
...the left is seeking to blame the current economic crisis on a conspiracy that is an inversion of the actual facts.
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Notice how the people who espouse the ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’ run like a scarlet thread through the organizations that figure so largely in the housing and banking – and voting – scandals.

Note too how President Obama, a confessed Alinsky acolyte, worked for the Cloward-Piven inspired “Project Vote” project. In fact, it is one of his proudest achievements...
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Mr. Obama continued to work for “Project Vote/ACORN” and the Cloward-Piven people for many years later – as an instructor in their “power training” classes– despite his many claims to the contrary.
Discover The Networks : CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
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Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration.
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..."cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy."
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This was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements -- mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown -- providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change.
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The Cloward-Piven strategy depended on surprise. Once society recovered from the initial shock, the backlash began. New York's welfare crisis horrified America, giving rise to a reform movement which culminated in "the end of welfare as we know it" -- the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which imposed time limits on federal welfare, along with strict eligibility and work requirements. Both Cloward and Piven attended the White House signing of the bill as guests of President Clinton.
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Cloward and Piven never again revealed their intentions as candidly as they had in their 1966 article. Even so, their activism in subsequent years continued to rely on the tactic of overloading the system. When the public caught on to their welfare scheme, Cloward and Piven simply moved on, applying pressure to other sectors of the bureaucracy, wherever they detected weakness.
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Project Vote is an ACORN front group, launched by former NWRO organizer and ACORN co-founder Zach Polett. Human SERVE was founded by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, along with a former NWRO organizer named Hulbert James.
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All three of these organizations -- ACORN, Project Vote and Human SERVE -- set to work lobbying energetically for the so-called Motor-Voter law, which Bill Clinton ultimately signed in 1993. The Motor-Voter bill is largely responsible for swamping the voter rolls with "dead wood" -- invalid registrations signed in the name of deceased, ineligible or non-existent people -- thus opening the door to the unprecedented levels of voter fraud and "voter disenfranchisement" claims that followed in subsequent elections.

The new "voting rights" coalition combines mass voter registration drives -- typically featuring high levels of fraud -- with systematic intimidation of election officials in the form of frivolous lawsuits, unfounded charges of "racism" and "disenfranchisement," and "direct action" (street protests, violent or otherwise). Just as they swamped America's welfare offices in the 1960s, Cloward-Piven devotees now seek to overwhelm the nation's understaffed and poorly policed electoral system. Their tactics set the stage for the Florida recount crisis of 2000, and have introduced a level of fear, tension and foreboding to U.S. elections heretofore encountered mainly in Third World countries.

Both the Living Wage and Voting Rights movements depend heavily on financial support from George Soros's Open Society Institute and his "Shadow Party," through whose support the Cloward-Piven strategy continues to provide a blueprint for some of the Left's most ambitious campaigns.
Sweetness & Light on the narrative behind the threat of violence : How The Left Is Spinning The Bank Crisis
Why post the long winded ravings of an obvious lunatic, whose big claim to fame is insisting that the Challenger disaster was a conspiracy and whose highest achievement is teaching history once upon a time at a girls prep school?

Well, for one thing this interview provides the rest of us a chilling glimpse into the minds of the ultra fringe left, who like it or not, now control more and more of our government and its policies.
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The ‘Cloward–Piven Strategy’ is a movement we have referenced several times before over the years on this site, especially with regard to ACORN, Project Vote and the National Welfare Rights Organization.
It's all part of the pogram, or did you forget about the new "Obama Youth" : House adopts plan for 'volunteer' corps
Also requires new evaluation of 'mandatory' service for all.
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The legislation also refers to "uniforms" that would be worn by the "volunteers" and the "need" for a "public service academy, a 4-year institution" to "focus on training" future "public sector leaders." The training, apparently, would occur at "campuses."

The vote yesterday came on H.R. 1388, which reauthorizes through 2014 the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, acts that originally, among other programs, funded the AmeriCorps and the National Senior Service Corps.

It not only reauthorizes the programs, but also includes "new programs and studies" and is expected to be funded with an allocation of $6 billion over the next five years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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The video of his statements is posted here...
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...when a copy of the speech provided online apparently was edited to exclude Obama's specific references to the new force.
So is it 'trutherism' to document how George Soros money, Bill Ayers terrorist legacy, ACORN's Brownshirt tactics, Cloward-Piven strategy and Saul Alinsky's tactics are all behind... Barack Hussein Obama?

Cross Posted at DANEgerus

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