Video: The obligatory “Obama says ACORN will help set his agenda, sort of” clip

posted at 9:24 pm on October 11, 2008 by Allahpundit

Okay, okay, stop sending me e-mails about it. Here’s the vid, shot in Iowa last December at the Heartland Presidential Forum, a gathering of community organizers. Obama was one of four candidates there, with Hillary phoning it in (literally). According to the Center for Community Change, which co-sponsored the event, more than 3,000 people participated; I’m assuming ACORN was represented but I can’t find a definitive list of all the groups in attendance. In any case, the event’s agenda was necessarily broader than theirs. It is true that Deepak Bhargava, the current executive director of CCC, used to work as ACORN’s legislative director, but unless I missed something, I don’t even see the group listed as an official CCC partner.

In other words, The One’s promising community organizers generally that they’ll play a role in shaping his policies. Anyone surprised? Remember, this is a guy whose supporters use this part of his CV to compare him to Jesus.


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It’s too bad Mao, Marx, Lenin and Stalin are dead. I’m sure he’d sit down with them unconditionally.

/sarc

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Okay, okay, stop sending me e-mails about it.

Oh poor soul.

Cardiganfox on October 11, 2008 at 9:28 PM

Well Allah, he kind of is their Jesus. A lot of them don’t have religion but haven’t gotten over needing religion, if that makes any sense. So they fill that need with worship of The One.

shudder

funky chicken on October 11, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Why do they wait until AFTER the financial meltdown swamps the media landscape and leaves no room for people to hear about this? Freaking wimp ass Republicans!UGH!!!!!

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Seen in the next McCain ad in 4…3….2….

IrishGirl17 on October 11, 2008 at 9:32 PM

How many of this one have you gotten, AP?

Clinton supporters sharing evidence for RICO case against Obama campaign

Obligatory?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 11, 2008 at 9:34 PM

In other words, The One’s promising community organizers generally that they’ll play a role in shaping his policies.

What the heck is up with all these “community organizers”? This is just downright weird.

progressoverpeace on October 11, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Im sure that this audio is going to ruled “off limits” by McLame.

OSUBuciz1 on October 11, 2008 at 9:36 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
*Crash*

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 11, 2008 at 9:37 PM

Didn’t Farrakhan, the Abd that runs the American faux Muslim cult, Nation of Idiots, already declare Hussein Jesus? Why does Osamas “kill whitey” church have a connection to this embarrassment to Islam anyway?

BL@KBIRD on October 11, 2008 at 9:37 PM

How many of this one have you gotten, AP?
Clinton supporters sharing evidence for RICO case against Obama campaign
Obligatory?
Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 11, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Too late…wont help. All investigations will end after The One is elected.

OSUBuciz1 on October 11, 2008 at 9:37 PM

Go to their webiste and search for ACORN. You’ll get 3 links on their site. They’re currently seeing no problem working with ACORN. I took screen pics in case that changes.

aikidoka on October 11, 2008 at 9:43 PM

Why do they wait until AFTER the financial meltdown swamps the media landscape and leaves no room for people to hear about this? Freaking wimp ass Republicans!UGH!!!!!

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Infuriating isn’t it? For a party who understands the need to confront foreign enemies it never ceases to amaze me they cower to domestic ones.

TheBigOldDog on October 11, 2008 at 9:45 PM

And we’re losing this election? What is this, planet Bizzaro?

Iblis on October 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Yup ! ! And don’t forget Hitler and Mussolini.

Texyank on October 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM

And we’re losing this election?

Depends on who you ask, and if their memory goes all the way back to 2004.

Jim Treacher on October 11, 2008 at 9:48 PM

Okay, okay, stop sending me e-mails about it.

Caving into pressure Allah? Not good, not good at all.

LOL

Hog Wild on October 11, 2008 at 9:50 PM

i don’t think it matters. obama and the media have only 24 days left to run out the clock.

darkegop on October 11, 2008 at 9:52 PM

When it comes to political groups, you can be pretty sure that just about any with one or more of the words “social,” “community” or “change” in their names are non-liberal leftists. Academic Marxists – coincidentally Obama’s background as well.

Hannibal Smith on October 11, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Infuriating isn’t it? For a party who understands the need to confront foreign enemies it never ceases to amaze me they cower to domestic ones.

TheBigOldDog on October 11, 2008 at 9:45 PM

Democrats show up for a street fight and Republicans show up for a boxing match with a copy of the Marcus of Queensbury Rules. Do these folks ever even turn on talk radio in their offices? Or have conversations with the grassroots that aren’t about fundraising? I don’t get it.

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM

i don’t think it matters. obama and the media have only 24 days left to run out the clock.

darkegop on October 11, 2008 at 9:52 PM

And McCain appears to be headed for the sideline to sit out.

BuckeyeSam on October 11, 2008 at 9:57 PM

Depends on who you ask, and if their memory goes all the way back to 2004.

Jim, I know we’re always behind in the polls, and I know the MSM will never show anything negative about Barry HO. I just wish McBane would be a tad more aggressive. This stuff is a T-ball, and McCain’s packin’ aluminum.

I’d love to see McCain buy the 9PM half hour after Barry HO, and state his case with Palin right by his side. They did so well on Hannity’s show, its a crying shame that they don’t seem to be doing much.

Iblis on October 11, 2008 at 9:57 PM

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM

Time for a house cleaning…

TheBigOldDog on October 11, 2008 at 9:59 PM

http://www.nakedemperornews.com is a great site!
Lots of stuff there for incriminating BO.

jgapinoy on October 11, 2008 at 9:59 PM

And McCain appears to be headed for the sideline to sit out.

has been sitting out for awhile now …

darkegop on October 11, 2008 at 10:00 PM

http://www.nakedemperornews.com is a great site!
Lots of stuff there for incriminating BO.

jgapinoy on October 11, 2008 at 9:59 PM

They’ve done some outstanding videos….

TheBigOldDog on October 11, 2008 at 10:03 PM

I have just two words: We’re f*cked.

JP1986UM on October 11, 2008 at 10:05 PM

ACORN is shaping it alright. Let hope for more of a disfigurment!

johnnyU on October 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

I have just two words: We’re f*cked.

JP1986UM on October 11, 2008 at 10:05 PM

I’m almost tempted to say that’s an understatement…

TheBigOldDog on October 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Democrats show up for a street fight and Republicans show up for a boxing match with a copy of the Marcus of Queensbury Rules. Do these folks ever even turn on talk radio in their offices? Or have conversations with the grassroots that aren’t about fundraising? I don’t get it.

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM

Wanting to acquire political power to reduce the amount of political power you have is a rather unusual desire. So while it is almost natural for leftists to want to run for office – the better to boss their neighbors around – it is very unnatural for conservatives. We would rather be running a business, raising a family, or defending our nation.

So out of the broad center-right spectrum the farther right you go the fewer candidates you produce, proportionately.

18-1 on October 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Wanting to acquire political power to reduce the amount of political power you have is a rather unusual desire. So while it is almost natural for leftists to want to run for office – the better to boss their neighbors around – it is very unnatural for conservatives. We would rather be running a business, raising a family, or defending our nation.

So out of the broad center-right spectrum the farther right you go the fewer candidates you produce, proportionately.

18-1 on October 11, 2008 at 10:07 PM

The truth hurts. So we’re doomed to have a government that moves left like a ratchet. We can only slow it down but not reverse it? I’ve heard this argument before but now it seems far too much like reality.

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM

When do these people ever do an honest day’s WORK??

And who besides Soros has money to waste having organizers organize training classes to train new trainers to train new organizers, who then … you get the idea.

They are shrinking our potential GNP by 25%!!! Get a job and get to work, dammit!!

And here is one example from an ‘ACORN’ search of the CCC web site of the overlap of CCC and ACORN:

Monday, Mar 10, 2008
Former Women’s Union President Assumes New Managing Director Position

Washington, DC- The Board and Staff of the Center for Community Change is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Lassen to the new position of Managing Director of the organization. Ms. Lassen has stepped down as the Board Chair of Center for Community Change and assumed her new role March 10, 2008.

Ms. Lassen is an experienced community organizer working at ACORN, where she served as Head Organizer in Missouri and Texas, and at the Committee for Boston Public Housing. She also has significant experience in local and state policy advocacy, partnership building, and communications. For three decades, Ms. Lassen has had extensive experience managing organizations, building teams, and developing staff and leaders. She is the former President of The Women’s Union in Boston and served as Senior Fellow at the Boston Foundation where she worked on strategies to improve education and economic opportunities in Massachusetts’ community colleges.

fred5678 on October 11, 2008 at 10:17 PM

the Sopranos episode, complete with a Community Organizer working a HUD Scam with Tony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfcgwxPH7Rc

jp on October 11, 2008 at 10:18 PM

And we’re losing this election? What is this, planet Bizzaro?

Iblis on October 11, 2008 at 9:46 PM

We are losing because the GOP isnt adapting to the new reality.

Its not just the voter fraud the GOP isnt making the voter connection.

It isnt just McCain else we would be competitive elsewhere. Its a party wide problem.

The party elites have led us down this path. I dont have any sympathy for them when they have no desire to listen to the base.

William Amos on October 11, 2008 at 10:47 PM

The truth hurts. So we’re doomed to have a government that moves left like a ratchet. We can only slow it down but not reverse it? I’ve heard this argument before but now it seems far too much like reality.

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM

Well, I would not say we are doomed. The current incarnation of our political system will indeed continue our path to the left, with but occasional pauses, but I don’t think the current system is unchangeable.

The need now is to find a game changer. Looking back on recent history, I can see three times where I think Bush and the Republicans had such a chance and made three critical mistakes.

The first was after the election 2000 fiasco. The Republicans actually showed a little fight and won a battle…and then they promptly decided to pretend what the Democrats had tried to pull was ok and moved on. What if Bush had instead announced that he was going to appoint a commission to insure the integrity of the vote – digging deep into voter fraud, snowbird voting (EG Florida and NY), etc? The Democrats would have been in no position to stop him since they had already played there version of that hand so hard.

Whether or not he came up with anything concrete he could have created an atmosphere of reformist zeal, and Democrat obstructionism would only have helped in that regard.

The second misstep was Bush’s bipartisan mania after 9/11. While it was important to try and keep the country united, there were a number of people who had failed America in the lead up to that day – Gorelick, Tenet, Clarke, etc. At the most obvious level, Bush should have demanded Tenet’s resignation on 9/12, followed by a detailed presentation of how the failures occurred instead of the whitewash that was the bipartisan Commission.

This should have been followed by cleaning the organizations of the dead wood that had accumulated over the years, if not reshaping America’s intelligence organizations completely. This would have stopped the likes of Joseph Wilson it should be pointed out…

The third failure was after the election of 2004. Bush had survived the MSM’s effort to bring him down with forged documents and in fact been given a big advantage in congress. He again moved on from Rathergate, and outside of attempts at reforming SS did nothing much with a friendly congress.

What Dan Rather did was an extraordinary leap from the bias that Republicans had to face over the years, and the MSM learned that nothing much would happen to them if they made up news. Bush should have publicly rebuked CBS news and made them pay a price. No, not at the level of censorship a la Kerry and Sinclair Broadcasting, but I’m sure he could have frozen them out of any access in DC for an extended period of time…

And as for using that Congress, why not use it to reform the bureaucracy? Since 2000 federal bureaucrats had been sniping at the Bush administration, and ground his administration to a halt in 2005 or so. A little creative shuffling could have changed the bureaucracy from a haven for the angry left to “something that looked more like America”.

Now, I could be wrong with any of these ideas, they may have backfired or proven ineffectual, but they certainly would have shaken up the current system. You’d be surprised at how accepting the public as a whole is with what the chattering classes see as beyond the pale, and this is especially true with conservative ideas. In fact Reagan made his name on enacting these sorts of game changers…

18-1 on October 11, 2008 at 10:48 PM

And for the GOP the solution isnt to invest in Laywers and whinefests about election fraud.

The solution is to start to reconnect to your base and start involving us in the process. Orders from on high or just begging for our money or votes is not the way to go.

William Amos on October 11, 2008 at 10:49 PM

The 2000 election should have sent warning flags to the GOP but 9/11 masked the problem in 2004. 2006 changed back to the trend that was occuring in 2000.

Bush made some big mistakes after 2004. One was not getting feedback from others other than Rumsfeld at the Pentagon. Another was he put his trust in people who didnt deserve it (Brown and Gonzalez). He went too slow on Katrina expected the democrats to do their job. (Why he trusted Ray Nagen and the dems in Lousianna I will never understand)

Finally after 2006 he has simply ducked his head and went into bunker mentality and didnt fight back. That has allowed the dems to roam at will.

William Amos on October 11, 2008 at 10:55 PM

Thank you for posting this. Obama is a liar, no doubt. I wish I had the money to run my own adds to put him and his groupies in their place.

mindhacker on October 11, 2008 at 10:55 PM

The CCC had plenty to do with the subprime mortgage mess.

Here’s an article from the former general counsel of the CCC that you all might find interesting!

Why Fannie and Freddie should get into subprime lending

The author of this article served as Assistant Secretary of HUD under Andrew Cuomo and wrote the first “affordable housing goals” for Fannie and Freddie that sowed the first seeds of the current disaster. He worked for the CCC before and after he was at HUD.

rockmom on October 11, 2008 at 10:57 PM

This interview over at
http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog
The Bill Ayers James Rosen Knows
Posted by: Duane R. Patterson
Enlightening and scary interview with Ayers from 2004.

sheriff246 on October 11, 2008 at 11:09 PM

The democrats commit sins of commission but the Republicans commit sins of omission. It’s what we don’t do that kills us. We need to fight and stop pretending that the Dhimmicrats are the noble adversary. They’re not noble and they’re ruining this country. Fight!

(Bill Clinton had sins of emission.)

Mojave Mark on October 11, 2008 at 11:19 PM

“It’s just a jump to the left”.

Over30 on October 11, 2008 at 11:27 PM

http://community.marketwatch.com/groups/us-politics/topics/clintons-file-rico-suit-against

HILLARY FOR A.G.!!!!

allahallahoxenfree on October 11, 2008 at 11:31 PM

Dear “Hot Air” Readers – as Allahpundit RIGHTEOUSLY DEMANDS – Please Stop sending him emails asking him to publish FACTS that focus on the WEAKNESS and DISHONESTY of The Democrats or Barack Obama…..

It is Allahpundit’s JOB to Publish LIES and HALF-TRUTHS that show the Republicans and McCain to be Weak and Dishonest!!!

JEEEEZ!!!

grtflmark on October 11, 2008 at 11:37 PM

Allahpundit: He’s as helpful as leprosy.

grtflmark on October 11, 2008 at 11:40 PM

18-1 on October 11, 2008 at 10:48 PM

All things considered, in your writing the negative side of his legacy, that leaves a not so bad impression of what he did to keep the nation safer than we would have been under Gore, assuming Al would have taken a similar tack as Bill,( the courts instead of picking a battlefield).
We are a war…this is a true war, historically it was inevitable.
I believe Bush recognized it for what it was and was never distracted from it.

I hated his social programs and he never really pushed all that hard for the reforms that were needed to avert this current dilemma but he did support them as did McCain.
This getting along with the left to get something done has got to stop.

Sarah…you are leading us to believe that you are here…now…to do our bidding… to do what is right.
To bring this country back from the brink……..PULL THE TRIGGER… don’t squeeze.

jerrytbg on October 11, 2008 at 11:53 PM

HILLARY FOR A.G.!!!!

allahallahoxenfree on October 11, 2008 at 11:31 PM

I read that article and this stood out immediately.

Tonight we talked to someone who works in the federal courts here in Chicago.

I hope this is accurate, but I’m not holding my breath.

csdeven on October 11, 2008 at 11:53 PM

Democrats show up for a street fight and Republicans show up for a boxing match with a copy of the Marcus of Queensbury Rules. Do these folks ever even turn on talk radio in their offices? Or have conversations with the grassroots that aren’t about fundraising? I don’t get it.

D0WNT0WN on October 11, 2008 at 9:56 PM

And the partial answer is :

The solution is to start to reconnect to your base and start involving us in the process. Orders from on high or just begging for our money or votes is not the way to go.

William Amos on October 11, 2008 at 10:49 PM

The other half is what Rush has been telling us for quite some time. I have found myself quoting him or referring to him quite a bit here lately. LOL! In any case, Rush has told us that the Country Club Blue Blood Establishment types are in control of the GOP. There was a fight with US, the Base, the ones jumping up and down and pulling our hair out, and WE LOST. He says we would be surprised to know just who hates us. Most of them came out of the closet when Palin was announced. I think Levin has tirades against these folks on a regular basis. I think he calls them something like the back benchers or something. I forget at the moment. If it was up to the Establishment we would NEVAH get control back of the party.

Which is exactly why Mr. Amos is sooooooo right in going to the Base and in turn electing local and state official who are Conservatives. Then progressively move them forward to national positions. But WE have to be be ever vigilant with those in political office. WE have to act like babysitters since the little imps want to go off and claim they are gods or something. We are not being the checks and balances to their power. At least we are not being as vigilant or pro-active as what unfortunately is required. It is hard. Everyone is so busy just trying to live, but we need to take a different approach to politics, or things are going to continue to be in the state we find things currently.

freeus on October 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

It is Allahpundit’s JOB to Publish LIES and HALF-TRUTHS that show the Republicans and McCain to be Weak and Dishonest!!!

JEEEEZ!!!

grtflmark on October 11, 2008 at 11:37 PM

I like Allah but I do notice that any negative piece by lefty sites gets a lot of prominence on this site…like for instance I see a lot of politico, WaPo, Newsweek, NYT but then maybe he’s trying to keep it balanced…the polls are a joke though and I wish he would stop with them as they are designed to depress and demoralize…

CCRWM on October 12, 2008 at 12:04 AM

macaca cost us the senate.

acorn is costing obama bupkus.

the diff?

the msm.

period.

reliapundit on October 12, 2008 at 12:05 AM

Does anyone have a link to the audio where Rush was saying that we are going to have to drag McCain over the victory line…my 2 cents(Rush, Hannity, the Clintons, the PUMAs and us)

CCRWM on October 12, 2008 at 12:07 AM

“GUESS WHO IS GOING TO ASSIST IN FILLING OUT THE FORMS?”

oo!ooo! i know this one!
:-)

Buckaroo on October 12, 2008 at 12:11 AM

I like Allah but I do notice that any negative piece by lefty sites gets a lot of prominence on this site…like for instance I see a lot of politico, WaPo, Newsweek, NYT

CCRWM on October 12, 2008 at 12:04 AM

It is to whip the beast within into a frenzy…to…
Hell…I thought everybody knew that…

jerrytbg on October 12, 2008 at 12:11 AM

oo!ooo! i know this one!
:-)

Buckaroo on October 12, 2008 at 12:11 AM

LOL!!!!!!On that note I’ll go to sleep and not bore anyone anymore…Buckaroo +1.5

jerrytbg on October 12, 2008 at 12:15 AM

A government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take it all away.

~ ~ P.J. O’Rourke

America was once great.

Entelechy on October 12, 2008 at 12:27 AM

George W Bush missed a national guard drill and it was the end of the world. Obama cavorts with terrorists, racists, and Marxists and it’s a no-story. Ah what a billion dollars of free media won’t buy…

Even if McCain wins a close one I don’t see how things would be much better, supreme court notwithstanding.

Mojave Mark on October 12, 2008 at 12:38 AM

GUESS WHO IS GOING TO ASSIST IN FILLING OUT THE FORMS?

Starlink on October 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Oh, no.

capitalist piglet on October 12, 2008 at 1:34 AM

Finally after 2006 he has simply ducked his head and went into bunker mentality and didnt fight back. That has allowed the dems to roam at will.

William Amos on October 11, 2008 at 10:55 PM

To be fair Bush ducked and went into bunker mentality because he was receiving flack from his even his own party, including John McCain. I will say that most of the criticism was deserved. Not that the media will give credit to McCain for criticizing Bush. Oh how they were so eager to get McCain on air when he was critical of the Bush administration. Not so much anymore.

terryannonline on October 12, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Mojave Mark on October 12, 2008 at 12:38 AM

Bush was rumored to have tried cocaine, gets called coke head, gets disparaged by the left, is the subject of endless speculation on the topic in the media.

Obama admits to using cocaine for an unspecified period of time, no sweat.

capitalist piglet on October 12, 2008 at 1:36 AM

Im sure that this audio is going to ruled “off limits” by McLame.

OSUBuciz1 on October 11, 2008 at 9:36 PM

Oooh, don’t let Wise_Man hear you say that. He might call you a name.

Western_Civ on October 12, 2008 at 1:41 AM

repost

May 30,1990
“America suffered when the movements of the 1960’s dissipated”
Sounds like something Ayers would say?
Guess again.
http://www.nakedemperornews.com/youngObama.pdf

christene on October 12, 2008 at 2:37 AM

A = Another
C = Community
O = Organization
R = Recruiting
N = Nutjobs

couldn’t help myself

Crux Australis on October 12, 2008 at 2:39 AM

MMmmmmm, PIE!

JimK on October 12, 2008 at 6:35 AM

America was once great.

Entelechy on October 12, 2008 at 12:27 AM

Enough defeatist talk! This election isn’t over yet. There’s still 3 weeks left to turn this thing around. Yes, this country is facing some of the most serious challenges we’ve faced in our lifetimes, and yes it’s going to be a long hard fight, but we can do it. We’re Americans, and the majority of us still understand what that means and how precious it is. We don’t run from a fight, or give in to despair. We perservere, and we triumph! From the ragtag band of citizen-soldiers who endured incredible hardships fighting for freedom from British tyranny under the leadership of George Washington, to the brave passengers on Flight 93 who knew the odds were against them but banded together and fought the Islamofascist terrorists into the ground (literally) on 9/11, we will not back down, no matter how much the deck is stacked against us. We are the temporary stewards of this great nation, and we owe something to all the great Americans who came before us and sacrificed so much to bequeath this nation to us. For them, and for the generations of Americans who will come after us, we must fight to preserve this nation. No, it won’t be easy; it never has been. But we can and we will do it.

Never give up!

AZCoyote on October 12, 2008 at 8:13 AM

they pointed out that his tax policy would be tax credits to the estimated 10 million taxpayers who pay nothing now.

Starlink on October 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Those are the folks that Obama is pandering to. Although a portion of those folks are on disability and other earned benefits.

This is the reason that IF McCain gets his immigration plan passed, we should not demand that illegals pay their back taxes. Most of them will qualify for the Earned Income credit and would actually never pay a penny, but rather would receive a check.

csdeven on October 12, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Can I find a site where we see Obama campaigns that show insulting signs at events etc.

I’m starting and email and calling campaign to get this to some media. I will not stop trying to get out the Hyposcrisy.

tomas on October 12, 2008 at 8:44 AM

Enough defeatist talk!

There you go!

I don’t see much evidence that we’re losing. I went to a rally in Johnstown — the middle of Murtha’s district — yesterday. There were between 6 and 7 thousand Republicans there, and in Murtha’s district, only between 20 and 30 Obamatrons showed up. The polls are vastly oversampling Democrats, when the %age of Dems, GOP, and Indies who actually show up and vote on election day have remained remarkably stable over the last thirty years. Reweight even the worst of the polls, and we’re either tied, or leading. Also, much of Obama’s support is the ever-elusive youth vote. Is it possible that they’ll show up in droves to vote? Sure, but then, we’ve been hearing how that youth vote was going to change America since the 1972 election, and they’ve never materialized yet. So you’ll forgive my skepticism.

Want further evidence? Obama is still spending massive amounts of money on ads in states he should be able to take for granted. That, and his attacks on McCain and Palin, don’t look to me like a man whose internal polls tell him he’ll win the election, but the reverse.

The next time you’re tempted to moan, or whine, or complain about McCain or the election, head to headquarters and spend a few hours on the phones or walking the neighborhoods.

rightwingprof on October 12, 2008 at 8:49 AM

18-1 on October 11, 2008 at 10:48 PM

Good post. Thanks.

petefrt on October 12, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Rabble rousers!

OldEnglish on October 12, 2008 at 8:55 AM

Worth the time to watch:

Obama vs. Clinton: A Documentary About Voter Fraud in the Democratic Presidential Primary 2008
http://www.wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/video/index.htm

And you thought voter fraud only happened in third-world countries?

albill on October 12, 2008 at 9:07 AM

Until there is justice for everyone! Except Whitey!!

cmptrnerd on October 12, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Buy Guns and Ammo

Mercy4Me on October 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Hey rightwingprof, even Fast Eddie was on Fox today saying he didn’t believe the PA polling lead for Obama was as high as reported (a lead, but not 13pts).

Be of good cheer.

DrSteve on October 12, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Okay, okay, stop sending me e-mails about it.

It’s just another thread, which when woven in, adds to the rich tapestry of the person, Obama.

Weight of Glory on October 12, 2008 at 10:11 AM

“comunity organizing”is all Obama knows about much of anything. OMG–he’s so scarey that the thought of his being Prez makes my stomach clench!!!

jeanie on October 12, 2008 at 10:43 AM

GOP = Grand OLD Party

New Conservatives coming up the ranks are square pegs trying to fit in what once were square holes but over time has become round holes. The GOP must return to its original roots.

PS: Allah, Ed. What’s with all this griping about getting emails? If we are distracting you from your job…

Mr_Magoo on October 12, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Another
Criminal
Obama
Refuses to
Negate

Aggressive
Criminal
Organization
Resembling
Nazis

Actual
Criminals
Overlooked
Regularly (by the)
News

Altering
Conservative
Objectives
Regulary and
Negatively

cannonball on October 12, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Okay, okay, stop sending me e-mails about it….

You’re such a whiner.

Mcguyver on October 12, 2008 at 12:50 PM

What the h*ll is an allahpundit anyway?

ex-Democrat on October 12, 2008 at 3:10 PM

It’s too bad Mao, Marx, Lenin and Stalin are dead. I’m sure he’d sit down with them unconditionally.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Who knows what lurks in Obama’s dreams. I think he revels them as heroes.

Kini on October 12, 2008 at 5:04 PM

ACORN and poll manipulation

Imagine that someone gave you a large bucket of five million colored balls. Each ball has three out of five possible colors – red, white, green, yellow, and blue – and you’re told that exactly half of the balls have some green but no yellow, and the other half have yellow but no green. Your job is to estimate the percentage of balls that have some blue and the percentage that have some red.

To do it you rely on statistical sampling theory: stir the bucket to ensure that the balls are randomly distributed, and then draw and count a sample of 400 balls.

After the count you know you have 165 red balls and 192 blue ones and so your first estimate is that 41% of the balls in bucket have some red while 48% have some blue on them.

Great, except that your count also shows that 180 have green marks and 220 have yellow. Since a perfect sample should have had 200 of each, you adjust your results to conform – dividing 165 by 0.9 (=180/200) and 192 by 1.1 (= 220/200) to report an estimate of 45% for red balls and only 43% for blues.

The closer the real population percentage gets to 50%, the more impact small differences in the sample weightings will have – and so the more effect even a 2% change in the expected proportion of registered democrats in the sample will have on the reported numbers.

ACORN, in other words, directly sets up for voter fraud during the election, and indirectly skews that election by tilting public opinion polls to boost democrats.

Paul Murphy on October 12, 2008 at 5:25 PM

It couldn’t be more simple, and McCain has one last chance to get this across to the American people. Otherwise, he’ll be blocked by the MSM censors. Obama is one of the individuals directly responsible for the current economic crisis. Why would voters expect one of the people responsible for the disaster to be the one to fix it? McCain needs to put a face on the economic mess, and that face is Obama’s because it’s his work that helped bring it about. He sowed the seeds for disaster when he supported ACORN in their successful attempts to force banks to make risky loans. His fellow Democrats actively worked to obstruct Republican attempts to avoid disaster. If there ever was a perfect case in point for what ill thought out Democratic social programs do to America, this should be it. Social engineering took precedence over sane economic practices. In the next debate, McCain can explain in a very few sentences what caused the meltdown and then explain Obama’s envolvement. . . But will he do it? Do the American people want a Legislative and Executive Branch that will ignore economic sanity in favor of a social agenda? It would be so easy for McCain to expose Obama for who he really is in the next debate, and it will be his only opportunity to get past the MSM to the American people. If he does bring up Obama’s associations, will he really articulate the significance, or will he state it in a way that will be taken for character assassination? The significance of Ayers isn’t that he was a terrorist, the significance is that Obama made it possible for Ayers to weaken traditional education and to radicalize children.

Bottom line: Obama is bad for the economy, bad for education . . . He has a record.

under on October 13, 2008 at 8:01 AM

Cool. Can we expect a community organizing tzar “COT” under this administration.

moxie_neanderthal on October 13, 2008 at 9:38 AM