Michael Gaynor
Yes, Laura Ingraham, calling Obama a socialist instead of a disaster matters
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By Michael Gaynor
July 22, 2012

Obama is a stealth socialist, not an earthquake, or a Tsunami, or Jimmy Carter.

On "The O'Reilly Factor" on July 19, 2012, Bill O'Reilly described President Obama as "a social justice anti-capitalist" instead of a socialist and then asked guest Laura Ingraham whether she called Obama a socialist or her national radio show.

Ingraham replied that she did not and the next day asked her audience whether it matters whether Obama is called a socialist or a disaster.

YES, Laura, it matters.

Words matter.

It especially matters because Obama is a stealth socialist and, as Michelle Malkin often says, "sunlight is the best disinfectant."

Chris Matthews, NBC and MSNBC Obama shill, says that Obama says that he's a Christian and that should be the end of it.

No, Chris. A person is not a Christian simply by claiming to be one. Being a Christian makes a person a Christian, not a self-serving claim.

Likewise, a person who denies being a socialist may be one.

It wasn't helpful to his cause for Alger Hiss to admit that he was a Communist, so he died without admitting it. But he was.

Obama denies that he is a socialist, so O'Reilly seemingly took him at his word and used a euphemism of sorts — "social justice anti-capitalist" — instead.

That's not bold, Bill.

Sun Zsu, author of The Art of War, wrote: ""If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

It behooves us to know who Obama really is and what he's trying to do and to use precise descriptions.

The key to understanding Obama is ACORN.

On the subject of Obama and ACORN, Glenn Beck is right.

GLENN: ..we have the audio of [Obama] and we'll play it for you in a second. And then he was on with George Stephanopoulos and...George Stephanopoulos said, you know, what's the deal with ACORN? Are you aware of this? And he said, I don't pay any attention to that stuff. Now we have some video of the president of the United States, verification of one of the most blatant lies I've ever seen where he looks right into the camera and tells you, "I was just, I did some attorney work for them, that's it." This now is apparently video from during the campaign where he was meeting with who we assume were ACORN officials because he's referring to ACORN as "You," and here's how he describes his relationship with ACORN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I definitely welcome ACORN's input. You don't have to ask me about that. I'm going to call you even if you didn't ask me.

When I ran Project Vote, voter registration drive in Illinois, you know, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected, there wasn't a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasn't right there with you. Since I've been in the United States Senate, I've been always a partner with ACORN as well. I've been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career.

THAT IS TRUE!

Watch the video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSY2dnTSZQ).

ACORN's goal: implementing socialism without calling it that.

Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist presidential candidate, said: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."

Clever ACORN founder and Chief Organizer for 38 years Wade Rathke understood Thomas's point and acted accordingly.

ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief's "Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism" (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/29/obama-acorn-and-stealth-socialism-dire-domestic-threat/) begins:

"As an ex-ACORN insider and ex-radical who used Democrat donor lists to raise money for ACORN alter-ego Project Vote and designed the ACORN 2005, 2006 and 2007 Political Operations Year End PowerPoint presentations, I know that President Obama (for whom I now regretfully admit I proudly voted) was an ACORN guy for many years and realize that he became the instrument for the implementation of its stealth socialism agenda.

"National Journal rated Obama the most "liberal" United States Senator, even more "liberal" than avowed socialist Bernard Sanders of Vermont (for whom then Senator Obama campaigned), because he earned it."

MonCrief bravely described how ACORN operated:

"As an ACORN insider my indoctrination as a socialist was a slow but steady progression from radical liberalism to embracing the stealth socialist methods that had made ACORN a powerful force in American electoral politics. Two years ago, in the mist of a heated presidential election year, I noticed a Facebook page of Socialism 2008. The graffiti-like picture beckoned young Socialists to Chicago, Illinois on June 19th, 2008. I RSVPed for the event on Facebook without fully understanding what had just taken place. The line between radical, liberal Democrat and socialist was almost invisible at this point.

"Working for ACORN/Project Vote facilitated my crossing the 'socialist' threshold and I had become what insiders termed 'one of the true believers.' True believers were instrumental in the survival of ACORN and the process of making an employee a true believer began on the very first day.

"Inside ACORN offices across the country, young, idealistic liberals were being ingrained with the Saul Alinsky style of Organizing. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals was never mentioned by name, but Alinsky's tactics were used on employees and ACORN members.

"ACORN's strategy of stealth socialism was aimed at gaining power through duplicity and somewhat assimilating into society. Alinsky, the 'father of community organizing,' taught that the path to power necessitated the use of people who would serve as pawns."

MonCrief even detailed her own involvement at ACORN with the illicit relationship between ACORN and the Obama presidential campaign:

"After two years with ACORN I understood how they operated and took the close relationship with the Democrat party for granted. The relationship between Democrats and ACORN was that the party needed ACORN to retain their seats and ACORN needed them to pass their agenda items. ACORN's belief that indeed, all politics is local, allowed them to place people strategically in positions that would allow a run for higher office.

"In 2007 when Zach Polett bragged about supervising Barack Obama and that 'ACORN produces leaders,' his purpose was to energize the employees so that we would go out there and deliver. ACORN's voter registration goals and budget were unmatched and the stakes were high.

"When Obama's campaign called the Project Vote offices in late 2007, I could barely contain my excitement as I relayed the information to my supervisors. After receiving the Obama 2007 2nd quarter donor list from Karyn Gillette, I had another look away moment. Were we violating FEC rules by targeting Obama's maxed out donors? Did I really want Obama to win this way? Believing that the bigger goal was helping people by implementing the ACORN agenda, I put my doubts aside and worked on pulling donors from the list (which included ALL Obama donors, not just the bigger donors required to be reported to the Federal Elections Commission).

"From October 2005 until 2008, I did fundraising work with ACORN and used political donor lists. All Democrat: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Democratic National Committee. When I appeared as a guest on 'The O'Reilly Factor' last year, I said that ACORN had served for years as an unofficial arm of the Democratic Party, but Bill O'Reilly didn't discuss that with me. Ignoring it is exactly what the stealth socialists want.

"I once asked Marcel Reid, former ACORN national board member and President of DC ACORN, how it was possible for ACORN to push its agenda and she replied 'We never use the word Socialism.' ACORN's appeal was to simply implement a Socialist agenda without ever saying the word. When Wade Rathke was interviewed by Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Kelly asked Rathke whether he would describe himself as a socialist, and Wade answered no. Kelly proceeded to point out that the ACORN People's Platform sounded socialism. Rathke weakly tried to defend ACORN against the Socialist label by pretending the 'share the wealth' philosophy was not in the ACORN Platform....

"Eventually Rathke conceded that the share the wealth language was indeed present, but cited some language about the right to be rich and free."

MonCrief linked to ACORN's "People's Platform" and called it "ACORN's socialist wish list."

MonCrief concluded her article:

"Stealth socialism allowed ACORN to set the stage for Obama's 'regime' as they called it internally. Wade Rathke was willing to fall on his sword in 2008 to protect Obama, and to attain what nearly 40 years organizing the country towards socialism promised. After the embezzlement scandal, ACORN board members and staff assembled at meetings across the country and as insiders revealed, and I testified about, 'fighting Capitalism' was listed as one of the things 'great about ACORN.'

"Obama has shown himself to be unrelenting in his quest to pass healthcare, take over American industries and weaken our national security. America can't afford to be fooled by increasingly obvious tactics of the Far Left. It's time for the great majority of Americans to turn the tables back on the Far Left by getting involved and organized and voting out incumbents who vote against the traditional American way. We need a morning in America, but it's always darkest before the dawn."

MonCrief is right, and to that end, we need to call a stealth socialist, a stealth socialist, not a disaster.

Obama is a stealth socialist, not an earthquake, or a Tsunami, or Jimmy Carter.

Over time, Obama became more politic, but in June 2003, as an Illinois state senator hoping to become a United States senator, Obama flatly endorsed a single-payer healthcare system.

"I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care program," Obama said. "I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its gross national product on health care, cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that's what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single-payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. That's what I'd like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we've got to take back the White House, we've got to take back the Senate, and we've got to take back the House."

Watch the video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAyan1fXCE).

"It would be nice — or at least honest," wrote Sean Hannity in the chapter titled "Obama the Socialist" in Hannity's book, Conservative Victory — Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda, "if Barack Obama would just come out and admit his socialism." Hannity was right, but Obama's not honest.

Dick Morris said that Obama's either a socialist or stupid (http://nation.foxnews.com/dick-morris/2010/12/16/dick-morris-obamas-either-stupid-or-socialist).

Obama's wrong, but not stupid.

Not identifying Obama as a stealth socialist helps Obama.

© 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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