The scarlet thread connecting Obama, ACORN, the Democrats, and your money.
There is only one word for it.
That word is “scandal.”
That scandal is rapidly metastasizing, too. Overtaking you, your family, your business, your kid’s education and, last but certainly not least, the entire global economy.
Begin with the scarlet philosophical thread that takes expression from the following people in their own distinctive styles.
William Ayers: “I am a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist … Maybe I’m the last communist who is willing to admit it….The ethics of Communism still appeal to me.”
Jeremiah Wright: “God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human.”
Jimmy Carter: In a June 16, 1976 presentation to the Democrats’ platform committee, Carter promised that America under a Carter administration would help the poor by putting “Greater effort to direct mortgage money into the financing of private housing .”
Bill Clinton and Al Gore: Writing in their 1992 campaign book Putting People First, the two promised if elected they would: “Ease the credit crunch in our inner cities…to prevent redlining (and) require financial institutions to invest in homes in their communities.”
Franklin Raines: Like Carter, on this subject Clinton and Gore were as good as their word, installing Clinton Budget Director Franklin Raines to run Fannie Mae and get the job done. Raines did just what he was asked to do. As the New York Times reported on September 30, 1999:
Barack Obama: “I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you
care about my entire career.”
And last but not least…
ACORN: As Stanley Kurtz over at NRO and Sol Stern of City Journal have both uncovered, a driving force of ACORN — quite aside from accusations that it has engaged in massive fraud in registering voters — has been to exert political pressure on banks to give loans to those otherwise unqualified. In the name, of course, of fairness. Reported Stern on ACORN back in 2003:
How did the banks respond to this political pressure from ACORN to lend money to financially unqualified applicants? Says Stern:
Stern concludes by quoting one “prominent consultant to the financial industry, who preferred to remain anonymous” as saying this: “The banks know they are being held up, but they are not going to fight over this. They look at it as a cost of doing business.”
The cost of doing business. Wow. Remember that the next time you
look at what’s left of your portfolio.
Paying what amounts to blackmail money to appease the political pressures from ACORN — while letting ACORN have their way with banks and financial institutions — has now, incredibly, helped bring millions of Americans — perhaps you, dear reader — to the brink of bankruptcy. Stocks, mutual funds, 401k’s, pensions, credit — the financial guts of a family, a business, and in turn the underlying financial foundation of the U.S. government itself — are now in serious, serious trouble. Entire Wall Street institutions are utterly collapsed. Somewhere Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are surely laughing hysterically.
This is in real part because of ACORN, the self-same organization
that is now being investigated for massive voter fraud in key
electoral states from Pennsylvania to Nevada. The same
organization which Barack Obama himself once counseled in his
role as a “community organizer.” (You wanted to know what a
community organizer does? Look at the condition of your 401k and
you will now get it immediately.) And, not to be forgotten, ACORN
shares some shade of the philosophical thread that runs in
varying hues from the blood red fuses of Bill Ayers bombs to the
purple prose of Jeremiah Wright’s sermons to the housing policies
advocated and implemented by Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al
Gore and defended by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and an army of
Democrats captured on videotape.
DO YOU GET the picture here? Do you see the thread? William Ayers
thought America was so unfair he became a self-described “radical
Leftist” who expressed his views on American capitalism by
bombing the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon. Jeremiah Wright his
pulpit to preach that America was so unfair because it treated
our own citizens as “less than human.” Jimmy Carter was so
disturbed at the lack of fairness in the free market he vowed
that if he were elected president in 1976 he would put “greater
effort” into making sure the government could “direct mortgage
money” to housing for the poor. He was as good as his word,
getting the Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. The
purpose of the Carter legislation was to reduce “discriminatory”
credit practices affecting the poor. Like clockwork, this in turn
opened the door for ACORN. Fannie Mae boss Franklin Raines, the
Clinton appointee who walked away from the agency with $90
million, was so intent on making things fair for those “millions
of families” unable to buy homes (as Clinton and Gore had
promised in 1992) that he reduced “down payment requirements,” a
key tenet of ACORN.
Here’s Stanley Kurtz — way back in May — on the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama and ACORN: “Obama’s ties to Acorn — arguably the most politically radical large-scale activist group in the country — are wide, deep, and longstanding.”
In other words, working with ACORN was part of Obama’s self-appointed role as a “community organizer.” Long before having any association with ACORN had the serious potential, as it now suddenly very much does, of being a political liability, Obama sought and received the endorsement of its political arm for his presidential campaign. These were his old buddies, so, of course, he got it. Why not? After all, in his own words at the time:
Are we clear here? Barack Obama not only was the counsel for
ACORN as part of his “community organizer” role he considered
“the work you do” important. Said he: “We appreciate your work.”
He was proud to be “fighting alongside ACORN on issues” it cared
about. And what do we now know the results of ACORN’s work and
its issues to be? Starkly and very simply put they have:
1. Undermined the financial stability of you, your family, your business and your government with a financial collapse unrivaled since the Great Depression.
2. Flooded battleground states in this election with a massive attempt at fraudulent voter registration that is on the verge of stealing the presidency of the United States for Obama.
WHERE IS JOHN McCAIN?????????
This is a blossoming scandal that will make Watergate look like a piker. And someone has the …pardon me, but the word that comes to mind is “stupidity”….to say that Ayers and Wright and the ideology of what and why they did what they did have no connection to where we are right this minute? Are they kidding? That bright, scarlet philosophical thread that runs straight from the bombs of Bill Ayers to the sermons of Jeremiah Wright to the political shenanigans of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd has gradually revealed itself to be a very long fuse to a spectacular explosion of financial and political scandal. An explosion linking everything from the political blackmail of institutions like J.P. Morgan to the financial manipulations of Franklin Raines and Fannie Mae and stunningly connects to ACORN and Obama himself. Last and certainly not least, this same fuse led directly to the destruction of your personal wealth — your money — and is even now poised to steal your votes and destroy the possibility of an honest election.
* If the McCain campaign cannot connect all these dots for voters — in the last debate, on the stump, in its commercials and with its surrogates — this will go down in history as a spectacular example of political malpractice.
* Second, and without question of more importance. If in fact this election produces a majority for Obama from voters who do not yet see the connection between ACORN, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Fannie Mae and the resulting status of their own personal financial well-being and that of, quite literally, the entire global economy, there are two words for the day after an Obama election. With a tip of the hat to Ben Stein they are these: