Was ACORN involved with Obama campaign violations during the Democratic primary?

After I reported that Los Angeles NOW president Shelly Mandell endorsed Sarah Palin, I became curious about other prominent Clinton supporters who were crossing Democratic party lines and voting for McCain. One of the more striking endorsers is Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a member of the Democratic Platform Committee.More digging led me to the PUMAs (Party Unity My Ass) and Just Say No Deal. These are people who worked for Hillary Clinton during the primaries but who have decided not to … [Read more...]

The plan is to "spread the wealth around" – Obama

Obama to plumber: ""It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too."Wealth by luvnewsI saw this first at Breitbart.tvWealthby luvnewsThis is why learning more about Obama's ties to the New Party and Democratic Socialists matters. I hope the S-word comes up in the debate this week. … [Read more...]

Next – What does "tax cut" mean?

I am shocked that the media has not been reporting this stuff but even more shocked that the McCain camp has not been contesting it at every turn.According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama's tax cut to all working families is not what it appears.The IRS will become even more of a welfare bureau if Obama has his way.Commenters, please address the facts and logic in this article and not the fact that it came from the WSJ. … [Read more...]

Obama an ACORN trainer? What does hired mean?

Barack Obama's Fight the Smears website claims he was never hired to be a trainer for ACORN.However, evidence is pointing the other way. Here is what the Obama website says:The truth is that Barack was never a community organizer or trainer for ACORN, and he was never employed by ACORN in any other capacity.However, conservative Cleveland Leader has uncovered an article saying otherwise.Let's take a look at a quote from a 2004 article - Case Study: Chicago- The Barack Obama … [Read more...]

Guilt by participation: New McCain ad

Ok, folks, comment away:I maintain that the connection to Ayers matters but more from the perspective of what it means for Obama's education policy and economic policies now. For instance, I would like to know if Obama would appoint someone with Ayers' ideas about education. I do not dismiss the judgment problems inherent in maintaining the relationships he did but I am also concerned about who he would appoint to various positions in his administration. Presidents often look to … [Read more...]

Obama supporters questioning ACORN?

I am going to write some more on this topic this week, but there are Obama supporters who are questioning the ACORN connections.Read this exchange and see what you think.In my conversations with former Hillary supporters, I am hearing that ACORN was active on Obama's behalf during the primaries, with ACORN busing in outside people to caucuses.Even if you agree with Obama's policies, these ACORN issues seem reasonable to explore. I also think they are relevant to the current economic … [Read more...]

Obama's connection to the Democratic Socialists of America: Is it relevant?

Barack Obama's connections to the Democratic Socialists of America (check out some of the recommended readings at this link) has been the topic of much scrutiny just in recent days. As far as I know, this was first reported by a New Zealand based libertarian blogger, New Zeal, back in January, 2008.The New Zeal site has a weath of background on the DSA and an affiliated socialist group called the New Party. Newsbusters reports that to be an approved candidate, one had to sign a contract and … [Read more...]

Iraqi official says Obama urged a delay in troop agreement

The Washington Times is reporting tonight that Obama urged Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on US presence in Iraq until a new administration was in place. From the Times:At the same time the Bush administration was negotiating a still elusive agreement to keep the U.S. military in Iraq, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders in private conversations that the president shouldn't be allowed to enact the deal without congressional approval.Mr. … [Read more...]