In a refreshing display of the nearly lost art of American journalism, BigGovernment.com has published a stunning report on ACORN, the “community organizing” group brought to national prominence last year by way of its association with Barack Obama.
In Chaos for Glory: My Time With ACORN, BigGovernment.com‘s James O’Keefe begins with:
A famous community organizer once said, “The only way to upset the power structure in your communities is to goad them, confuse them, irritate them and, most of all, make them live by their own rules. If you make them live by their own rules, you destroy them.” Impossible demands can irritate modern leftists in ways nothing else can, whether it’s by banning Lucky Charms cereal because it’s racist against Irish people, calling Planned Parenthood saying you want to donate money for black abortions in the name of Margaret Sanger, or making Sen. Snowe sign an oversized bailout check for a billion dollars to Amtrak, in her own office.
The scenario we posed the ACORN Housing employees in Baltimore is due to the application of similar power tactics. We gave ACORN a taste of its own medicine. ACORN was alleged to be thug-like, criminal, and nefarious. This criminal behavior was evidenced by a video of Baltimore ACORN community organizers breaking the locks on foreclosed homes. Instead of railing against their radicalism, it is best to bring out this type of radicalism. Hannah Giles and I took advantage of ACORN’s regard for thug criminality by posing the most ridiculous criminal scenario we could think of and seeing if they would comply–which they did without hesitation.
The trick here has become getting the garden variety American Democrat to care. Ever since the Clinton-era Lewinsky dress episode shifted party defenders from a “that never happened – it’s all a right-wing conspiracy!” position into a more blindly devoted “who cares if it happened?” sort of mode, any mention of a sex-related offense attached to a Democrat candidate or advocate has been met with derision and disdain en route to dismissal.
A “who cares?” mentality is now pervasive on the left where such matters are concerned, not so much out of suspicion that any particular accusation under consideration is without merit, but because the advancement of the party agenda trumps any moral component that might get in the way.
See also: “Create a Godless nation? YES! WE! CAN!”
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BigSlick, I would love to see Medicare/Medicaid terminated, but over a period of time because many folks trusted the government to keep its promises about coverage and didn't plan for having to bail themselves out from broken promises. That goes for the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, too, Social Security. You see, Ponzi schemes are only illegal if they're not run by the guvmint. Madoff was a real slacker compared to our Congress.
I have no idea where they got the idea the government could be trusted to keep its word, though. Never has (not even with Mr. Reagan) in my lifetime and, because of the nature of the beast, never will.
And to let you know where I'm coming from, I believe the guvmint has every right to levy and use taxes for those purposes allowed specifically under our Constitution. I believe any collection and redistribution of money beyond that is theft and, for those who create and use that system for political purposes (i.e. – buying votes and political donations) should be prosecuted for theft and sentenced to mandatory maximum sentences at hard labor with no time off.
This website FireBreathingChristian and it's owner are servants of Satan fomenting hatred while pretending to be servants of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I would like to say that Jesus stood for Truth! These people have stood up courageously and found the truth about an organization that has employees that are seen in these videos, helping "school" these people in prostitution. If you think that that is ok. You BigSlick have absolutley no understanding of what it is to be a Christian. A christian is someone who espouses Christ's beliefs. They love the things He loves and hate the things He hates. You would do well to read your Bible before passing judgement on these people….
Carlos, do you want Medicare terminated too?
O'Keefe and the harlot could be prosecuted for the very same conspiracy charges that might be leveled at the ACORN Staffers, in addition to illegal wiretapping.
At least then they'd get prison Health Care coverage as mandated by Republican administrations (Reagan, both Bushes).
Yes, Jake. And Medicare is pathetic, too, since it drives doctors from treating elderly patients because of lousy and untimely government reimbursement, and its future claims for our tax money is in the multiple tens of trillions of dollars. What an excellent choice to model ObamaCare after!
And Matthew Schneider, entrapment is what the cops do when talking someone into doing something illegal. Has nothing to do with private parties. With private parties it's called "conspiracy". Most they could be prosecuted for probably is trespass.
Meanwhile, the scum that was giving them advice could be prosecuted for suborning perjury, aiding and abetting, and practicing law without a license because they were certainly giving legal advice.
You people are pathetic. You flail your arms and scream and rant against "socialized" medicine, yet you continually fail to understand that MEDICARE is SOCIALIZED medicine that has support millions of people who need the help here in the US (and that may be YOU, someday).
yea… medicare is set have over 46 trillion in unfunded liabilities… such a success it has cost more than 40,000 % more than originally estimated in the 60's….
You proved the conservatives point.. medicare was a complete disaster, the same will be Obamacare.
Its like when Obama was dumb enough to use the postal service for comparison.. what he also didn't think about is how the postal service is broke and has to keep receive subsidies to keep afloat, not to mention its inefficient
So you want Medicare terminated?
And by the way, GW Bush has had far more "Czars" than any other POTUS thus far.
POT. KETTLE. African-American?
Incorrect. GWB had exactly 13 CZARs
Obama has 31…
Wait 30… didn't one of the evil communist were fired? … so another 30 more communist to expose and get canned.
You are either wrong or intentionally lying.
GW Bush had 45 "Czars", and he liked calling them "Czar".
This is documented fact.
Obama has 33. And good luck with that Joe McCarthy agenda of yours.
The term Czar was first used in modern politics by the Washington Post to describe powerful Executive Branch appointees in the Roosevelt Administration during WWII. It has never been an official title in US Government, and FDR was unlikely to use that term to refer to his own advisors.
However, later Presidents did refer to "Czars" within their own administration. I remember clearly the first to do so — it was first used in modern US Politics by Richard Nixon in 1973 when he apponted Special Advisors in charge of Commissions on Energy and Drugs, which became the basis for today's Department of Energy (DOE) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
So if you want to pick someone to harangue over the term, point your finger at Tricky Dick.
President Obama's staff refers to these appointees "Special Advisors" and does not himself refer to them as "Czars".
I see another problem with that term, since the term "Special Advisors" was what the USA useed to refer to the first US soldiers sent into Vietnam by the Eisenhower Administration.
I believe President Obama actually calls his Appointees by their proper name, or uses their exact title when referring to them. This seems to me most appropriate.
I can assure you that President Obama does not refer to his Appointees as "Yo Dawg" or "Homey" as you might fear.
And I disagree with you, Democrats are rallying to support President Obama. The Republicans however are lying and impeding progress in order to protect their self-interests.
Would you like to place a little wager on whether President Obama's approval ratings are moving up or down in the week of September 14th 2009?
GW Bush had 45 "Czars". That's a documented fact.
O'Keefe and his harlot face potential illegal wiretapping charges with penalties of up to 5 years.
And yes, the staffers in the video may face further consequences but the video itself is unlikely to be admitted as evidence because of the illegal manner in which it was obtained.
In addition, any conspiracy charges faced by ACORN staffers will also be filed against O'Keefe et al, since neither O'Keefe nor the young harlot are law-enforcement agents.
O'Keefe will likely be sued along with his backing organization by the very people they videotaped.
Instead of going for a publicity stunt, O'Keefe should have gone to the authorities and asked for law enforcement to conduct the investigation.
I'll defend ACORN but not the idiot staffers who on their own initiative decided to break the rules when tempted by tricksters and thus got entrapped. Isn't Satan the one who dresses up to perform such trickery?
Indeed, O'Keefe and his whore broke the law in several ways and were reported to the police by other ACORN staff. They now face jail time for their actions. Civil suits will also likely follow.
ACORN the system is not at fault.
Blaming ACORN for the actions of those two individuals would be like blaming the entire US Government for the actions of the war criminals at the top of the Bush/Cheney Administration.
Oh yes, here's the link proving that Scott Alan Buss is a Fire Breathing Freeper Wannabe – scroll down to the responses while you are there, even the Freepers think he's an ***clown.
Have a day, and bless your heart!
You are an idiot sir… A liberal created an account, posted a thread so he can capture it in a link and point "see freepers are racist"
what a sham and you are only promoting the sham… and I bet you knew it all along, in fact.. I think you are firebreather himself.
President Obama’s use of the term CZAR is distasteful and is reminiscent of slavery and our freedom is at risk.
I know I am not the first person to raise an eyebrow over the excessive amount of times I have heard President Obama referring giving “new and prospective” committee leaders the title of CZAR! It is quite a topic on all talk radio and TV shows. The title CZAR should be banned from use in any of our government agencies. Its meaning according to Webster is, "One with absolute power and authority.” It is derived from a Russian term “tzcar” and from Caesar “Czar”. This is revolting and a threat to our freedom to say the least. Did Mr. Obama skip World History 101?
The term CZAR was first put into use by Russia’s much dreaded leader “Ivan the Terrible”, who plundered Russia's rich estates, killed their owners and took their land. He (Ivan the Terrible) forced the peasantry to remain in bondage to their new land owners (slavery) HUM. I am literally “blown-away” to think our president would want the word CZAR to be used with any government official’s title within the United States. So far we have Health Care CZAR, Internet CZAR, and the Environment CZAR, Green Jobs CZAR, FCC CZAR, Manufacturing CZAR, Car CZAR, Science and Technology CZAR, to list a few of the 32 CZARS (soon to be 42). The title of CZAR is also associated with the dreaded Drug CZARs from South America and Mexico. The list seems to be growing daily. Remember these CZARs will have absolute power and authority.
I find the title of CZAR to be degrading and is a disgraceful title for any U.S. official, because, of the slavery connotations it dredges up. We have many other honorable titles to call our leaders within the English language, why CZAR. Why do we sit back and allow Mr. Obama to borrow a title originating from a Communist / Socialistic / Soviet (Russia) country? It also has the tones of Marxism! Are we going to be enslaved by the Obama administration? Is this not taking us backwards? Or, are his plans to subvert our Constitutional right to freedom and alter our political structure that has given our country strength for over 200 years? Is the next CZAR going to be the Crime CZAR who will go house to house to rid Americans their right to bear arms…in the name protection! From whom? From whom, the bad guys or the government
All Americans should be outraged and screaming loud and long to make sure that CZAR not be associated with our country and most certainly our countries leaders. To me it conjures up thoughts of slavery! All Americans know all to well how slavery and bondage hurt our countrymen, by the cost in lives to grant freedom for those who were enslaved. Americans should realize these CZARs will have absolute power and authority and the noose of freedom is beginning to be tightened. Scary, Obama has only been in office for seven months!
These appointed CZARs will have absolute power and authority over businesses, stifling entrepreneurs, free speech rights on air-ways and television (FCC Czar) will be at risk; The “eco-friendly” (Environment CZAR), and will be dictating to us how and what to buy. The Health Care CZAR will dictate our medical needs and when we can receive needed care. The Internet CZAR will have all power and authority to shut the internet down, thus shutting down businesses, stifling their productivity, thus breaching their freedom of speech and for all citizens who use the internet. This is the beginning of Socialism / Communism which is enslavement of the US Citizens by our own government. Our freedom is being stripped, our civil rights will soon have no meaning, nor will the U.S. Constitution. Again, the noose of freedom is beginning to be tightened. Remember he has only been in office for seven months.
Americans need to wake up! WE DON”T NEED 42 plus CZARS running around telling us what to do. Remember CZAR is conjoined with “Ivan the Terrible” a known slave master! So far, several of the appointees have a proven track record to be far left radical extremists. Van Jones is the first to fall; thanks to citizen outcry…there will be more. Another question to ask yourself, “Do we need any of these appointed CZARs? We Americans have had a great system of “checks and balances” set within our Constitution and they have worked for over two hundred years. I believe these CZARs will upset our businesses and cause many to close their doors as they will not have the freedom to continue in the successes they created. Businesses (large and small), have been the very back bone of our country and these CZARs will create discouragement for future entrepreneurs. This means that our children and grandchildren will find it difficult going into business, let alone make a living for their families, because of this administration’s history making / record breaking spending spree. Future generations will be indentured to this debt before they take their first breath of life. Yes, Obama or the next administration will have to raise our taxes and they will be at staggering proportions! Canadians for example, pay 41.75 – 52% of their family income in taxes in most provinces. This means a moderate Canadian income earner pays the top marginal income tax rate (combined federal and provincial) of 52 percent on an income of just $59,000. However, in the Eastern provinces they pay up to 80% plus in taxes.
What happened to the promises Obama spewed out of his mouth during his campaign for presidency? “CHANGE” is still ringing in my ears, shrink big Government by minimize their spending and remove “ear-marks” and “pork barrel” spending. And, most importantly his promise to not increase our taxes. Who is he fooling? He must think we are stupid! Is one CZAR going to work by himself? No, he is going to need a full blown committee to help him draft new laws / rules and each state will need committees to work with his CZARs to make sure these rules or laws are enforced. Smaller government! Yeh, Right! Sounds like “Big Brother” to me!
I am 63 years young, it is the first time in my life that my government leaders have really struck my nerves and I am SCARED of the path that Obama is leading us down. I have never seen so much division in our country’s leaders and the President let alone with their constituents. And, for Nancy Pelosi to call us, “A bunch of Nazis”, because we exercised our freedom of speech is absurd. Americans should be calling for her resignation and not just an apology. Just think, God forbid she could become the president. What are our elected officials doing, they are suppose to be guarding our Constitutional rights. I have voted since I was 21 (legal age at the time for voting). I was proud that Americans elected the first African American to the nation’s highest position. But, at what cost? I am a proud Republican voter! Note: During this session of Congress, Republicans need go in swinging at the Democrats. You have been hearing through Town Hall Meetings and Tea Parties what your constituents want…GO FOR IT! LISTEN TO US!
I sent an e-mail to whitehouse.org voicing my concerns and received a receipt in return. I know the President will not read it…because it does not speak in his favor and he is “turning a deaf ear” to the concerns of ALL Americans. I feel if this letter is posted in the major newspaper editorials the President might just hear about it or possibly read it. I have spoken to many people about the CZAR issue and all agree this administration is getting out of hand. I am not a “far right extremist” just a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country is being led. I have heard it said, “Republicans are trying to undermine the President”…it is my opinion and others that he is undermining himself. One can just look at the polls; his approval rating is going down hill like a freight train out of control. His ratings speak volumes…Democrats across the country are dropping their support! He has been traveling the country making 200 plus speeches, (more speeches than his days in office) trying to convince Americans to approve of his Health Care Reform. Yes we need Health Care reform but not on the backs of tax payers today or in the future. Reform should begin with the insurance carriers by making it affordable for all families, and not dropping you because your health care needs are high or have pre-existing conditions.
How can he possibly tend to policy making and being our Commander in Chief? He has given our law makers stimulus packages bills, and the Health Reform bill, and has not given lawmakers ample time to read them. These bills were not written by Congress and debated across the aisle, but by his hand-picked Democratic friends including Nancy Pelosi orchestrating the pen. He wants his bills rushed through! Is this what we can expect of him when a bill (any bill) is put on his desk for his signature, he will scan his eyes over it and sign it, without looking at the impact it may have on the citizens of the United States. Well, summer recess is over Mr. President and so is your popularity contest.
“The above comments are my opinions”. It is still the 1st Amendment Right to voice your opinion freely.
Show Low, AZ
I am not a religious man. I don't do the church thing. I did fight for everyone to make that choice. I was taught to care when people were not doing the right things. I care for this country. Those governing us today simply are not doing the correct things. This acorn garbage I fear is only the tip of the berg.
I hope Fox helps those two kids acquire some protection, evil permiates this Admin.
I see in obamas eyes only self gratification and evil. I fear for the lives of anyone who stands in their way. The axis of evil resides today in Washngton DCs' WH.
Wait. Are you defending Scott Alan Buss, AKA FireBreather the Freeper, AKA FireBreathing Xian?
I quote FireBreather here:
"I often wondered what it must have been like to live in Germany in the 1930s during the ascent of the political savior Adolf Hitler. I pondered the dire economic situation, the crushed national pride, and the desperate longing for restoration to greatness that had permeated the nation’s psyche and paved the way for its enthusiastic embrace of a messiah. How wonderful must it have been to see one’s cherished homeland redeemed and restored to prominence all through the iron will and masterful execution of one great man!"
My question was a simple one. I asked if you were defending ACORN, which was the subject of the post. Can you deal with that, rather than try to change the subject at hand?
Also, I will indulge you just this much. Put a link to your quote so I can read the whole thing, IN CONTEXT.
I grew up with Scott. He is very conservative, and our views differ in many ways. He did not have a fascination of Hitler, or an admiration of him. You should be ashamed of yourself for attempting to assassinate the character of somebody you obviously are too weak minded to debate issues with in a civil manner. Scott disagrees with me about many issues, and sometimes we have found common ground. Neither him nor I have ever resorted to vile slander when we have run out of arguments to defend our stances.
DITTO DITTO DITTO ! ! !
"A ”who cares?” mentality is now pervasive on the left where such matters are concerned, not so much out of suspicion that any particular accusation under consideration is without merit, but because the advancement of the party agenda trumps any moral component that might get in the way."
Yes it is Christian. Feel free to check out all of Jesus zny antics in a great new book called the Bible. Available in sotres everywhere.
They sell the Bible in stores????
has any one of these people ever heard of entrapment its illegal. and furthermore their is over 1600 acorn offices and they tried the same puplicity stunt many other times and failed, finding a few bad apples isnt uncommon in any workplace. will faux news report on the ones that wouldnt do this alleged ""prostitution ring" no. they are not fair nor balanced and everyone who beleives them is quite frankly to be politically correct, a moron.
Wait. Are you two defending ACORN?! Priceless!
Why does the Lucky Charms video end so soon? I wanted to see those goons play out their stupid little prank all the way. I wonder if they got called on the carpet for wasting the school's time.
Are you people crazy? This is Christian?
Are you people crazy?