Michael Gaynor
How many people can Obama fool all the time?
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By Michael Gaynor
October 18, 2011

Like ACORN, Obama pursued socialism stealthily, and in 2008 far too few Americans realized it.

Abraham Lincoln was right: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

That truth offers opportunity to both the good and the bad.

In Reason in Common Sense, volume 1 of The Life of Reason (1905-1906), George Santayana warned: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

On October 17, 2011, a video of ACORN/Project Vote whistleblower Anita MonCrief's 7-minute speech on ACORN and voter fraud at CPAC 2010 was posted at http://joyinhomework.com/affiliatePro/blog/affiliate-website-cpac-2010-acorn-whistleblower-anita-moncriefthe-rampant-voter-fraud2-flv/.

MonCrief received a standing ovation from the audience, but most people don't know what she said, so there is danger that those who well-meaning people who voted for Obama in 2008 will do so again.

During her speech Moncrief said that at an ACORN political operation meeting in 2007 in Arkansas, Zach Polett, then ACORN's national political director and Project Vote's executive director, told her and the others present at a meeting that ACORN produces leaders and identified Obama as an ACORN-produced leader whom he had "supervised" when Obama was working for Project Vote.

In that brief speech focused on voter fraud, MonCrief did not mention another generally unknown subject — the illicit relationship between Project Vote and the Obama presidential campaign. Moncrief has personal knowledge of that too: she took the call when the campaign reached out to the purportedly non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization a nd then worked with the Obama campaign donor list for the second quarter of 2007 (the full one, not the shorter list filed with the Federal Election Commission) that was provided to Project Vote, contacting maxed out donors to seek contributions to Project Vote that would help the Obama campaign.

Obama was ACORN's man. He shared its radical agenda while seeming safe.

In November 2007 then presidential candidate Obama assured ACORN people:

"...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."

See www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/us/politics/11acorn.html.

Like ACORN, Obama pursued socialism stealthily, and in 2008 far too few Americans realized it.

2012 is a different year, and the truth can prevail if people's nerve does not fail.

© 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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