Michael Gaynor
Bachmann, MonCrief and Romney will make Obama "a one-term President"
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By Michael Gaynor
December 19, 2011

Romney will be the beneficiary of the bravery of former ACORN insider MonCrief and the boldness of Bachmann.

On June 16, 2011, in "Rising star Michele Bachmann took on ACORN, ready to take on ACORN man Obama" (www.renewamerica.com/columns/gaynor/110616), I acknowledged: "Of the Republican presidential hopefuls, declared and undeclared, Bachmann appears to be the one most likely to expose the whole truth about Obama, ACORN, Project Vote and the liberal media establishment and that is exactly what America needs to recover from the damage all of them have done."

Bachmann lacks the political and monetary support to become the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, but she's been working hard for years to do what needs doing and Bachmann had the nerve and verve during the Fox debate on December 15, 2011 to show that Newt Gingrich (Team Obama's hoped for 2012 Republican presidential nominee) is NOT the one to do the kind of exposing that must be done to keep the number of Obama's presidential terms at one.

Romney and America are Bachmann's beneficiaries.

Byron York, in "In debate, Romney lets others do the attacking" (http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/debate-romney-lets-others-do-attacking/260641):

"The good news for Romney, of course, was that there were other candidates willing to take up the task of attacking Gingrich. Foremost among them was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who first attacked Gingrich's work for Freddie Mac, and then slammed his record on the issue of partial birth abortion. "Bachmann had a solid point about the $1.6 million Gingrich's company received from Freddie Mac. However much Gingrich relies on a technical definition of lobbying to claim he never lobbied for the group, Bachmann argued, he still used his influence on Freddie Mac's behalf in exchange for a lot of money. It's a persuasive case."

America, thank God for Michele Bachmann!

A person with Gingrich's Fredddie Mac ties won't do what needs to be done.

Bachmann and Gingrich are children of parents who divorced when their children were young, but only one of them overcame that handicap.

Bachmann is an exemplary spouse and mother untainted by scandal.

Gingrich is now twice divorced and thrice married. First he married an older woman who had been his math teacher and had a couple of children. When she was fighting cancer, he divorced her to marry a younger woman with whom he had become involved. Gingrich claimed he was a different man soon after that, but in 2000 he divorced his second wife after she was diagnosed with a pre-multiple sclerosis condition for a woman 23 years his junior who wants to become First Lady.

There are conservatives who want to believe in Gingrich's redemption, some of whom are additionally pleased that in 2009 he became a Roman Catholic. They seem confident that, at 68, he won't be seeking another divorce (at least if his current wife stays healthy) or chasing White House interns if he becomes President.

They might be right, but better a genuine moral exemplar than an aged professed penitent with a bad marital history, especially one with Freddie Mac ties.

America needs a Republican presidential candidate who is not tied to ACORN, Freddie Mac and/or Fannie Mae and thus can expose what The New York Times suppressed in 2008, the full extent of the ACORN/Obama relationship and the illicit relationship between Project Vote (a part of the ACORN family still functioning) and the Obama presidential campaign.

Take a bit less than six minutes and listen to ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief (www.firstpost.com/topic/organization/acorn-anita-moncrief-ex-acorn-worker-speaks-on-voter-id-video-r6cOyD0uCPg-43668-1.html). Team Obama wishes that MonCrief would limit herself to supporting voter id, but MonCrief does much more than that.

To be sure, Bachmann was never compromised by ACORN, or Freddie Mac, or Fannie Mae and enthusiastically joined MonCrief in exposing ACORN before the Pimp and Pro sting.

On May 14, 2009, BEFORE the ACORN "Pimp and Pro" sting began much less was reported, Bachmann displayed her foresight and courage by teaming up with MonCrief to fight ACORN.

Fox News reported (http://conservativexpress.blogspot.com/2009/05/michele-bachmanns-latest-acorn-press.html):

"Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann called on Congress Thursday to block ACORN's access to federal housing funds, citing repeated charges of voter registration fraud against the low-income advocacy group.

"The Republican congresswoman, flanked by an ACORN whistleblower and an attorney who worked on an ACORN case in Pennsylvania, escalated a media offensive against the group, which is a favorite target of conservatives who claim liberals are unjustly protecting a dysfunctional organization by allowing it access to taxpayer money.

"'ACORN, as you know, is no stranger to the spotlight,' Bachmann said outside the Capitol. 'Yet no matter how many times prosecutors investigate and even indict ACORN and their employees, they emerge unblemished as far as the federal government is concerned from having access to federal tax dollars.'

"Bachmann, who hit the same themes in an op-ed in the Washington Times on Wednesday, complained that House Democrats killed her amendment to block organizations indicted for voter fraud from receiving federal housing money. She said ACORN has received at least $53 million in tax dollars since 1994, and that she will have new legislation in the coming weeks.

"'We simply believe that the bar needs to be very high,' she said."

On her Facebook page Bachmann posted this: "Fox News coverage of my press conference today with former ACORN employee, Anita MonCrief, and attorney Heather Heidelbaugh where we explained ACORN's ongoing fraudulent behavior and the consequences of continuing to funnel taxpayer dollars to the organization."

Bachmann posted a video of the coverage and it is available at www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=569928836063.

Of the current announced Republican presidential candidates, only two realistically can be nominated, Mitt Romney and Gingrich, and Romney is the stronger general election candidate.

In the ABC debate Bachmann referred to the two of them as "Newt Romney."

That's funny, but, fortunately for America, not accurate.

Like Bachmann herself, Romney is no Gingrich. He is a brilliant businessman, not a Washington insider. He became a reliable conservative. He never resigned in disgrace from office or "consulted" for the likes of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Always sober and steady, he comes without personal moral baggage or ties that would complicate exposing the whole truth about Obama, ACORN, Project Vote, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and the financial crisis.

Politics is the art of the possible and allowing the perfect to become the enemy of the good is foolhardy.

Romney will be the beneficiary of the bravery of former ACORN insider MonCrief and the boldness of Bachmann.

He better be!

America cannot afford four more years of Obama as White House resident.

As Bachmann has repeatedly put it, we need to make Obama "a one-term President."

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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