Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism

posted at 5:00 pm on May 29, 2010 by Anita MonCrief

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.

In her sensational New York Times no. 1 bestseller, “Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies,” published in 2009, intrepid Michelle Malkin generously gave me “special thanks” for daring to expose ACORN corruption and wrote about it and the New York Times cover up of the Obama/ACORN relationship in detail at pages 244-49. (Since that material was added after the manuscript had been sent to the printer, I did not make the index.)

Stealth socialism in vogue

It’s not surprising that on May 3, 2010 Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliot released “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists” and on May 15, 2010 former Speaker Newt Gingrich released a book titled “To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular Socialist Machine.” Of course they are right about Obama’s radical ties and “secular socialist machine.” (I’m looking forward to Laura Ingraham’s “The Obama Diaries,” out on or about July 13, 2010, but I bet President Obama isn’t.)

Even though on October 21, 2008 The New York Times killed the Obama/ACORN expose on which I been reporter Stephanie Strom’s source and I decided to blow the whistle myself and appeared on Laura Ingraham’s radio show before the end of the month, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News apparently did not learn about it until March of 2009 (the month in which attorney Heather Heidelbaugh, for whom I voluntarily became a witness in the Pennsylvania ACORN, testified before a Congressional committee about ACORN voter registration fraud and the New York Times cover up), it was inevitable that the truth about Obama, ACORN and “stealth socialism” finally would become generally known as the socialist agenda was implemented. After all, the idea was for Obama to deliver as President on that “fundamental change” that he promised as a presidential hopeful.

After an appealing generality becomes an examinable specific and the cost calculations are done, putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t fool nearly as many people. For example, Obamacare is a massive wealth redistribution program and–no surprise–not long after it was enacted, an Obama Administration official acknowledged it and we learned that Obamacare would be much more expensive than it had been officially estimated before it was passed.

Defining stealth socialism

Graham L. Strachan explained the “stealth socialism” path this way:

“Why did the Western media persist in calling the social system in the Communist bloc ‘Communism’ instead of Socialism? They did it to manufacture a false reality: to protect the reputation of another form of Socialism which existed in the West….so-called ‘Democratic Socialism’, socialism by stealth, socialism achieved through the ‘permeation’ of existing political institutions by members of organisation such as the Fabian Society, in order to influence the policies adopted by those institutions towards socialism.

“Democratic Socialism itself was based on a lie: that Socialism could be implemented peacefully through the ballot box. The implication was that if the voters didn’t like it they could vote it out again. That was a hoax. Since Socialism does not permit private ownership of property, it cannot be ‘democratic’ in the sense of allowing a choice of political Parties. This is not a matter of ideology, but of logistics. It would be impossible to have a two Party system of genuine democracy, for example, under which the state nationalised all property including business when the Socialists were voted into power, then sold it all back to the people again when they were voted out. The intention of Democratic Socialism was (and still is) to be democratic just long enough to gain power. Then it will declare the ‘end of history’ and entrench itself forever, enforcing its politically correct speech and thought on everybody, and being just as tyrannical as its Marxist revolutionary counterparts.”

How to make a socialist the ACORN way

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.

“Organizing for power was Alinsky’s political end, not political party influence. When he asked his new students why they wanted to organize, they would invariably respond with ‘selfless bromides about wanting to help others,’ according to Ryan Lizza writing in The New Republic. Alinsky would then “scream back at them that there was a one-word answer: “You want to organize for power!’”

Saul Alinsky almost single-handedly invented the modern art of community organizing…

He was a master teacher of others, and left a legion of trained disciples and organizations, including Obama and Clinton.”

Every ACORN employee was given a copy of the ACORN Organizing Model, bylaws and various information on running campaigns, but the real education was in how ACORN operated behind the scenes. Like Alinsky, ACORN openly organized to build power, but ACORN’s ace in the hole was the black community.

Community organizers became the “information police” for minorities in dozens of cities. As the official representative for its members, ACORN was able to frame the debate in ways that aligned with its People’s Platform.  The platform is based on the socialist idea of sharing the wealth. Members were asked, even coerced, to attend rallies and protests for issues ACORN had decided would lead to power.

As students exited schools with a “liberal arts” education and a desire to help, ACORN stood ready with the social justice flag in one hand and a cigarette lighter and American flag in the other. Attending such events like Socialism 2008 was the culmination of two years of looking the other way and accepting a little bad in order to save the “movement.” Some leave ACORN at this point but the ones who stay are trusted just a little more.

The Road from radical terrorists to professors and community organizers

With greater access comes greater understanding of the true subversive nature of ACORN. As stated last summer in my article “Liberal Fallout Zones“:

“Poverty is big business and a predicate for class warfare intended to perpetuate political power in the masters of that big business. In the current climate special interest groups are writing bills and influencing votes amid a huge liberal spending binge.”

That spending binge is more like a bender now because ACORN, recognizing the past mistakes of other radical groups like Weather Underground and Students for a Democratic Society decided the best way to gain power as was to pass unnoticed in mainstream America. Radicals like Frances Fox Piven and her husband Richard A. Cloward retreated into the world of Academia where they penned papers on Socialism peppered with Alinsky tactics and a new name:

The Cloward-Piven strategy

On May 2, 1966, Columbia’s Professor of Social Work Richard A. Cloward, and his then research associate Frances Fox Piven, wrote a pivotal article in The Nation, articulating “a strategy to end poverty.”

In what became known as the Cloward-Piven strategy, the article argued a revolutionary approach to mobilizing the poor in the form of class warfare against capitalist forces viewed as exploiting labor and oppressing the poor.

David Horowitz, a long-time student of leftist political movements in the United States, characterized the Cloward-Piven strategy as seeking “to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”

Cloward and Piven argued a “guaranteed annual income” should be established as an entitlement for the poor, a right the poor could assert and demand to be paid.”

Other radicals like ACORN founder Wade Rathke and former Project Vote executive director, Zach Polett formed organizations and began implementing their socialist agenda while using the poor and minority communities as a defense if anyone dared question their actions. According to its website, ACORN planted its seed in American politics long ago and continues to play an “insider’s game” to maintain it.

“Finally, ACORN® began playing the insiders’ game in American politics. Congressional lobbying is practiced by ACORN® staff. Leaders and members became a central part of the insiders’ games, too. Members elected to office or serving on APACs acquired experience and skill applying power from the inside of the political process. Instead of confronting opponents in actions (something ACORN® will never stop doing), members could trade and negotiate from inside positions of power. ACORN®’s work on the savings and loan bailout provided effective means of developing and applying power for low- and moderate- income people. ACORN® members won appointment to the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) to help determine the management of the billions of dollars of assets the government seized. The payoff to these activities came, and still comes, when substantial numbers of ACORN® members developed the ability to move inside the political sphere that has for so long been closed to low- and moderate-income people.”

Wade Rathke and Zach Polett learned the path to power quickly and utilized their influence to pass the 1996 National Voter Registration Act  (the “Motor Voter” bill). Polett, seated below to the far left in a dark suit and tie, had officially brought the Arkansas based ACORN to Washington.

Interestingly, on the same page with their tales of insider dealing,  ACORN discusses how the network of unions, non-profits and corporations were created for the express purpose of pushing ACORN’s socialist agenda.

“The national lobbying arm of ACORN® is only one example of the diversification within ACORN® that was basic to its success. The ACORN® Housing Corporation worked to create affordable housing in conjunction with banks and state and local government. The United Labor Unions, now Locals 100 and 880 of the Service Employees International Union, became labor organizing arms of ACORN® which organize people where they work. ACORN® Services, Inc. and the canvassing operations enhanced ACORN®’s ability to create the financial resources needed to grow. The Arkansas Institute for Social Justice became the means for developing leadership skills and political talents among the ACORN® members. What was once a relatively simple organization of community groups has became a diversified system of institutions capable of applying specialized skills to solving the kinds of problems ACORN® encounters in its work.”

Along came a socialist

In late 2006 the atmosphere in the office changed and it appeared that the senior staff were energized. Efforts to function as a real office were implemented. Project Vote began using a donor database instead of a box and attempts were made to reconcile the accounting records. In anticipation of what ACORN began calling a “once in a generation opportunity.” John Podesta from the Center for American Progress gave a speech called “Preparing for Power: The Next Cycle?” in December of that year.

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. You can watch the video here.

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

The People’s Platform (or ACORN’s socialist wish list)

ACORN People’s Platform can be found here and it defines what rich and free meant, and it certainly is not capitalism!

“Our riches shall be the blooming of our communities, the bounty of a sure livelihood, the beauty of homes for our families with sickness driven from the door, the benefit of our taxes rather than their burden, and the best of our energy, land, and natural resources for all people.

“Our freedom is the force of democracy, not the farce of federal fat and personal profit. In our freedom, only the people shall rule. Corporations shall have their role; producing jobs, providing products, paying taxes. No more, no less. They shall obey our wishes, respond to our needs, serve our communities. Our country shall be the citizens’ wealth and our wealth shall build our country.

“Government shall have its role: public servant to our good, fast follower to our sure steps. No more, no less. Our government shall shout with the public voice and no longer to a private whisper. In our government, the common concerns shall be the collective cause.”

Marcel Reid’s explanation described “stealth socialism.” Aggressive tactics like ACORN’s protests and rallies were to gain the credibility that would allow the acceptance of a radical socialist agenda. While Reid was president of DC ACORN they proposed a plan to redistribute wealth in the Washington, DC metro area. This plan was proudly presented to the organization at the 2006 ACORN Year End, Year Beginning meeting in New Orleans. The excerpt below is from page 191 of the 2006 ACORN YEYB Annual Report (click to enlarge).

DC ACORN readily admits that “this proposal would essentially be a redistribution of wealth across the board,” but stealth socialism is so effective that even conservative watchdogs have been fooled by the ever changing names of the ACORN empire.

Obama’s agenda mirrors the ACORN People’s Platform as evidenced by a review of the healthcare and energy sections of  the platform. On healthcare, the ACORN’s socialist people’s platform wants to require the federal government to provide for the health care needs of recent immigrants. ACORN’s position on Energy shows shades of Cap and Trade with goals like:

Prevent any single corporation or conglomerate from owning major interest in more than one of the following resources: oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, solar energy, and coal; or more than one of the following categories: source, refinery, shipping, or outlet.”

Pay no attention to the white liberal behind the curtain

The “Liberals” who elected Obama President may have a “tower of Babel” moment as gay rights, civil rights, immigration rights, environmental extremists, pro-choicers and all the other special interests that supported the Obama presidential campaign strive to push America further to the left and shed all inhibitions. As with ACORN itself, it seems impossible that the coalition that put Obama in the White House and gave Democrats huge majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives will continue to work smoothly together now that Obama and the Congressional Democrats are in control and America is learning what Obama really meant by the seductive-sounding “hope and change.” ACORN needed the cloak of stealth socialism to maintain its hold on the poor. ACORN’s image is synonymous with blacks and other minorities and the race card has become the last bastion of its “hope.”

During its greatest crisis, ACORN replaced its white leader with a black woman in order to hide behind Bertha Lewis’s skin color. What they didn’t want the public to see were the white liberal leaders behind the scenes who have been staying in Executive suites and partying in the mountains.

ACORN Political Operations Retreat November 2007 (among the pictured are senior staff Patrick Winogrond, Jessica Angus, Nathan Henderson-James, Kimberly Olson, Amy Busefink and Johanna Sharrard)

Restoring the balance

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.

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Facebook is a destroyer of lives, but only because people are this stupid.

ug…

Drunk Report on May 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM

You can lead a horse to water…

He still has a 40+% approval…

Depressing.

WitchDoctor on May 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Thanks Ms. Moncrief. You should have a wider audience.

clnurnberg on May 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Dear Ms. Moncrief, a huge hat tip for your courage!

During its greatest crisis, ACORN replaced its white leader with a black woman in order to hide behind Bertha Lewis’s skin color. What they didn’t want the public to see were the white liberal leaders behind the scenes who have been staying in Executive suites and partying in the mountains.

…while the sheeple, with gnat-sized brains, believe that these elites “are for the people”. They are nothing of the sort. All they want is to keep them ignorant, so they continue to vote/demand/mooch. The capitalistic system has the smallest class differentiation, of all others.

It’s incredibly sad that the media is in the elitist camp with the modern day plantation owners.

The only hope I have is that all this socialism can’t be paid for, except through complete totalitarian rule, for which this country is not ready, yet.

Obama’s hyper-ambition will be his defeat. He wasn’t smart enough to remain “stealth”.

Thank you Ms. Moncrief for documenting all this.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

As has been frequently said ‘the road to hell (socialism) is paved with good intentions’. It’s the feel good ideology of the ‘common good’ that has sold a good portion of the Americans (and indeed the world) on socialism.

docdave on May 29, 2010 at 5:18 PM

For the simple minds that permeate the liberal base, they are in for a rude awakening as the light will finally be shed on the inherent racism that is so fundamental to the progressive lie:

After all the glow is gone, and the elite Leftist cabal is done using this man as a decoy for the great Leftist power grab, when the whole ship starts to sink, when the liberal lie is exposed for the house of cards that it is, we will witness the movers and shakers of liberalism side step as they distance themselves from this man to protect their own fortunes and revile:

Don’t blame us, blame the black guy!

Saltysam on May 29, 2010 at 5:26 PM

That is why,also,that Elena Kagan’s nomination
must be torpedoed,because,if she is put in place,
she will extend,for years to come,Obama’s Social
Justice Plans!!

And not just my words!
———————–

At 50 years old, Kagan would be the youngest justice on the court, one of many factors working in her favor. She has the chance to extend Obama’s legacy for a generation.
=========================================================

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/05/elena_kagan_solicitor_general.html

canopfor on May 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM

This piece should go to ever member of CONGRESS!!!!

Time to go viral with it…

This is written out so well and explains the entire charade in a nut shell. ACORN in a nutshell.

katy on May 29, 2010 at 5:29 PM

Within every socialist beats the heart of a thief.

PackerBronco on May 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Oh yeah.

No surprises here.

I remember these guys during my college days.

The tables full of literature, the ‘Young Socialist Alliance’ office in the Student Union Building [paid for by me and others via our 'student fees', and state money], the Mao badges, the whole nine yards.

I went on to military and my life.

They went on to . . . this.

Stealth?

Maybe for others, but not for me.

Will they give up and go away quietly?

Dunno.

Part of me says: don’t let them slip away this time.

They’ll just change cloaks, wait awhile and come back again.

And voting them out won’t be enough.

Every funding link they spent the last fifty years building has to be broken.

The pig they’ve suckling on has to gutted, and hung up to dry.

And that’s only the start of it.

CPT. Charles on May 29, 2010 at 5:35 PM

“Stealth Reparations”
============================

!!!!!!!!!! Stealth Reparations !!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 31, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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It was about Obama and Reperations for Slavery!

canopfor on March 4, 2009 at 8:52 PM

canopfor on May 29, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Old news…

The LameStream Media was ALL OVER THIS in 2008 before the election…

Nothing to see here… Move along…

Khun Joe on May 29, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Anita, you rock! Well done, and I agree with Katy this needs to go viral, quickly….

Key West Reader on May 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

How is it that someone who was a leftist radical just two years ago, is now warning about the dangers of socialism on a right wing blog? What happened? That’s a 180 degree ideological shift. How can one go from promoting socialism, to warning about it, in such a short time without some sort of ideological epiphany, of which no mention is made?

keep the change on May 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Lincolm presided over the War Between the States. We are truly involved in the real Civil War. The elites who are truly a definite minority cannot exist in power without exploiting racial hatred and class jealousy among the lesser educated and the disenfranchised. Alinski hated the middle class. He saw them as a buffer that must be removed in order to bring the upper class down. In truth, the middle class must be brought down to levels of the lower class in order that the numbers attacking the upper class cannot be denied.

volsense on May 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM

My respect continues to grow. You are a re-founder.

IowaWoman on May 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Now Obama is on an undercover socialist tear
He’s made it his personal affair
National Socialist the country will be
As he goosed-stepped all over the Constitution, said he
‘cause you see, if it brings more power to me
Then the misery it brings, is something you must all just grin and bear

Cheshire Cat on May 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

…while the sheeple, with gnat-sized brains, believe that these elites “are for the people”.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Right, but the guy downing $400 bottles of wine in his Versailles 2.0 is a real man of the people.

ernesto on May 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

What Walid Shoebat is to Islam, Anita MonCrief is to ACORN.

Tav on May 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM

How is it that someone who was a leftist radical just two years ago, is now warning about the dangers of socialism on a right wing blog? What happened? That’s a 180 degree ideological shift. How can one go from promoting socialism, to warning about it, in such a short time without some sort of ideological epiphany, of which no mention is made?

keep the change on May 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

She made it clear several times that she had doubts about how ACORN was operating.

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

She was never truly one of them, since they have no compunction over breaking rules or laws, the means always justifies the ends for that crowd. Anita has a conscience.

iurockhead on May 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism

Today do I bake, tomorrow I brew
The day after that my ACORN socialist takeover comes in
And oh! I will be so glad that beforehand not enough knew
That the name I am called is Acornobamaskin!

Cheshire Cat on May 29, 2010 at 6:42 PM

(I’m looking forward to Laura Ingraham’s “The Obama Diaries,” out on or about July 13, 2010, but I bet President Obama isn’t.)

Hopefully he will get so mad that he will drive his right foot so far into the ground that he will create a chasm and fall into it, never to be seen again.

The End.

I love happy endings.

Cheshire Cat on May 29, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Right, but the guy downing $400 bottles of wine in his Versailles 2.0 is a real man of the people.

ernesto on May 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

No, he isn’t, he’s Obama and his henchmen. Open your eyes!

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Enemies domestic.

Nuff said.

TheSitRep on May 29, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Hey everybody…!

… I’ve got a GREAT idea!!

Let’s elect Barack Hussein Obowma as President of the United States…!!!

…Who’s with me???

Oh, wait!

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM

i love you.

reliapundit on May 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I know that President Obama (for whom I now regretfully admit I proudly voted)

It’s gonna take a little more than a few Hail Mary’s and Our Father’s prayers to atone for this.

Serious atonement.

bloviator on May 29, 2010 at 7:12 PM

An acorn is a nut which stood its ground.

ACORN is A Corn, as in “as a joke” or

A horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting from pressure or friction.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM

The Liberal meme seems to be that Conservatives dislike Obama because he’s Black. I grew up in a church 1/3 Afro-Americans, 1/3 Asian, and 1/3 Caucasian. I could care less if he was green. But I do dislike him, and that’s because he’s red.

And even that wouldn’t bother me if Communism or Communism lite (Socialism) worked. But they don’t. They’ve failed, or are failing, everywhere. Capitalism, on the other hand, which has enriched the world enormously, Obama’s trying to destroy.

Big brain, my eye. Big dope is more like it.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM

“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.”

Interesting that this article is written as we remember our fallen soldiers that gave their lives for our freedom…

… only to be reminded that those that live in that freedom, are doing everything they can to take it away.

Anita, I appreciate your candor, but your damage has been done.

It is not enough to write a blog post…

… If you want “the great majority of Americans” to follow, then it’s time you put your a%s on the line like the dead we celebrate this weekend.

Make it count!

Seven Percent Solution on May 29, 2010 at 7:40 PM

She made it clear several times that she had doubts about how ACORN was operating.

That is not an ideological shift. She not only soured on ACORN, she soured on Alinsky, community organizing and socialism in general.

keep the change on May 29, 2010 at 7:47 PM

“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.

A way that, of course, means different things to different people.

Anyway, fighting government corruption is a noble cause. Making one ideological side out to be virtuous while the other always corrupt and nefarious only serves to shield those easily corrupted on your own side.

ernesto on May 29, 2010 at 7:51 PM

My question would be, why did this not come out before Obama was elected? Obviously it is not a secret, after all this is not the first article written about his ties to this bullshit ACORN. What the f&ck is going on, seriously? If you reported to Fox on this crap, why did they push it away? Is everyone in the pocket of these idiots? So much stupidness has come out in the past year and half, I don’t know what the hell is going on anymore, who to believe or trust. How come they have not taken our weapons away if they want to change the country, isn’t that the first thing along with religion that goes?. Why are the repubs in office doing nothing if our President is such a kook? Cause seriously, don’t you think they would point that out day and night if it was true? Put yourself in the position of John McCain, he is like 2000 years old, why does he have to lose? He could so put the finger on Obama if it is as bad as you people report. But he is not, is this cause he has no balls, is he afraid of the backhand across his ass? If something so horrid is going on, why is nobody saying it outside of bloggers and talk show peeps? I want a fuc&ing Senator to stand up and slap these clowns silly if they are breaking the law and I can’t believe there is not one Senator willing to do that if something bad is going on. It’s all fun and good to make fun and draw panic, but if this stuff is true then someone in Congress has to step up to the plate and expose it, otherwise, we are all screwed, cause that pretty much means everyone in high government positions is a creapshow.

nwpammy on May 29, 2010 at 8:05 PM

While well written, it is nothing anyone with a brain hasnt figured out all ready. Unfortunatly 40% of the population appear to be brainless. Its the classic tale of the misguided henchmen being surprised when they are discarded and forced into the cage with the rest of the poor saps. Failure happens to be as much a part of the American dream as success and the ability to pick oneself back up and try again goes along with it. Too long we have been sliding towards the equality for all and losing sight of the equal opportunity for all.

Koa on May 29, 2010 at 8:30 PM

What it boils down to is, Republican leaders are more afraid of not getting re-elected than they are of Obama. What they don’t realize is, if they don’t stand up to him and his socialist agenda now, they never will get re-elected. The people who do the work and pay the taxes in this country are fed up. We can see November from our house.

gordo on May 29, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Why the admonishing Anita that she has not done enough to earn her place on the right side of politics? What if we had done that with other converts? Like David Horowitz and Andrew Breitbart, just to name two. Seems shortsighted, IMO.

sybilll on May 29, 2010 at 8:39 PM

I’ll also add that we NEED the Anita’s, that got swept up in the fervor and ideology, that upon seeing the light, they hand us their playbook. Just like the boyz at HillBuzz, also converts, tell readers what the Progressive’s next move will be before it takes place.
I agree with sensible commenters that think this should go viral. The details are scathing. Anita could easily fill an entire hour with Glenn Beck. I’d love to see that happen.

sybilll on May 29, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I am by no means rich by any stretch of the imagination. That said, the world in which those idiots live is pure anathema to my soul.
Personally, I’d rather tip my hat to a capitalist than live in Winston Smith’s world.

Lanceman on May 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM

The princelings of the new ruling class rarely have to live with the consequences of their narcissism. Nancy Pelosi can monkey with your health care, but hers will still be grand. Greek bureaucrats can regulate your business into the ground, but they’ll still have their pensions and benefits. And, when the cakes are burning to a crisp, King Barack the Verbose won’t be in the peasant hovel with you but off giving a critically acclaimed speech about how the world works best when we all get an equal slice of the pie.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM

A way that, of course, means different things to different people.

ernesto on May 29, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Just a few examples of how different:

1. The way Memorial Day is honored
2. Attitude toward the Military
3. Attitude toward constitution
4. Moochers/looters versus Producers/Charity
5. Being free and being ‘enslaved’, from so many angles
6. Individualism versus collectivism

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 9:18 PM

justltl on May 29, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Well after all, Barack Obama, he’s an ordinary socialist fascist man
Who desires nothing more than an ordinary chance
To make all people live exactly as he likes, and do precisely what he wants…
An average socialist fascist man is he, of no especially clever whim
Who likes to control everyone’s life, free of strife
With everyone supinely doing whatever he thinks is best, for him
Well… just an ordinary socialistic fascist man…

BUT!

Let some protesters be allowed to speak out against his grand controlling schemes and his serenity is through
They’ll protest his grand plans, from the cellar to the dome
And then go on to the enthralling fun of piece by piece eviscerating him…

Cheshire Cat on May 29, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Excellent!
You are a fine poet, C. Cat.

Here’s a redo on that animation. Shorter. More serious.

justltl on May 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Ms. Moncrief reminds me of Whittaker Chambers, nemesis of communist agent Alger Hiss. The comparison to Chambers is intended as the highest of compliments: Chambers was a brave, good man who lived a difficult and complicated life. From personal experience, writing as a former hardcore liberal myself, I know how agonizing it is to realize–either gradually or all at once–the utter and complete wrongness of one’s prior beliefs, and even more, the damage caused by the actions motivated by those beliefs.

As a minor point of correction, there has been nothing particularly stealthy about the takeover of the Democratic Party by a cadre of tightly networked and highly disciplined Marxist ideologues, yet otherwise reasonably intelligent and informed people chose to ignore the evidence and voted this narcissistic and corrupt socialist machine politician into the White House.

My personal opinion? We’ll see the Chicago Way writ large in the midterms this year and the national election in 2012: ballot stuffing, machine rigging, absentee ballot tampering, voter intimidation, bribery on a grand scale, all of it.

We live in interesting times.

troyriser_gopftw on May 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM

One thing that really p***es me off is that members of the GOP and supposedly “American” Democrats didn’t do more to investigate, publicize, and block tax dollars that went to piece of sh*t, subversive organizations like ACORN.

It’s one thing if ACORN can raise money from private contributors. But why in God’s name has taxpayer money being going to these organizations to undermine our country?

BuckeyeSam on May 30, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Well said. Ms. Moncrief, you give new meaning to the phrase “speaking truth to power”.

Thank you.

hillbillyjim on May 30, 2010 at 1:37 AM

justltl on May 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Nice work..

hillbillyjim on May 30, 2010 at 1:42 AM

And the Republicans have permitted the continued federal funding of ACORN and it’s minions for years….without so much as a peep.

We live in a one party country.

rickyricardo on May 30, 2010 at 3:10 AM

Republicans politicians flee at the mere suggestion of “racism”. That’s why they don’t do anything now and have never done anything until the last year to stop ACORN.

Same thing with the banksters who have allowed themselves to be “fundamentally transformed” as their bread and butter business of lending their own money out and being directly repaid by the borrower has been usurped by Fannie, Freddie, the FHA, the CDA, etc.

No politician or banker wants to be picketed or accosted by loud screaming mobs pointing the finger of racism at them. It doesn’t garner votes for the politico or business for the banker.

Fear of being called racist is why the Republican establishment is fearful of the tea party movement and why it is paralyzed when the subject of immigration is broached.

We cannot even have an open discussion about which way this country is headed because everyone is so afraid of being called racist.

The pot is being stirred in Arizona and the class/race war is being readied. The minorities and rank and file socialists are just pawns for the elite, mostly white, current Democratic Socialist hierarchy. As always, as they have done with the rank and file membership of ACORN, they will use the “little people” to do all the fighting and dirty work. Then Obama, Ayers, Rathke, and all the other Cass Sunstein clones will control “the new plantation society” from on high.

Greyledge Gal on May 30, 2010 at 7:36 AM

I can’t get over the praise that the Destroyer has received from people like Tom Coburn, Laura Bush, Condoleeza Rice and Bush41.

That’s because:
either it’s all just a game, or they or ignorant, or they are really supportive because they want to EXPAND Federal power, and are part of what they THINK is the protected ruling class.

When you’re facing this EVIL how can you be supportive of it?

PappyD61 on May 30, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Have you ever gotten past members of Congress’ aides? You call or write and get an answer from their aides. Liberal members of Congress are propped up by socialists who do their work for them. Elect a new guy and the aides shift around from office to office. They are kept on because they know how things work in DC and it will make the transition so much easier for the new guy. Aides move on to become lobbyists and then return as appointees. DC is a cesspool.

Kissmygrits on May 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM

“the farce of federal fat” = “Obama’s stash”

disa on May 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Excellent!
You are a fine poet, C. Cat.

Here’s a redo on that animation. Shorter. More serious.

justltl on May 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM

justltl…
Stole It!! But gave you credit…

Here’s a redo on that animation. Shorter. More serious.

justltl on May 29, 2010 at 11:18 PM

Love reading C.Cat, also.

Thank you Anita! Keep working on it. I’ve been following you since I saw you on the Glenn Beck show (last year?).

Parade on May 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

How many sheepole are attending this event and do not realize that they are being described as sheepole.

SOCIALISM ZOO-X is very telling how the organizers expect participants to act, like a bunch of caged animals who have allowed themselves to be submitted to Pavlovian training.

MSGTAS on May 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Anita Moncrief is a heroine. ACORN lost a lot of brainpower when she woke up. I for one am glad that brain is now on the right side.

Akzed on May 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM

I have seen Anita MonCrief several times on TV. She is doing as much as is humanly possible at great cost to her personally! All her friends are a part of this pack of socialsts.

I’m not sure I could do what she is doing. I might could slink off and think these things to myself but going public? Wow that takes guts.

She is a patriot! Don’t belittle all she is doing. Without her we would know so little.

And I might add that she is doing this in her own name. Where most of us, including me, continue to hide behind web names.

petunia on May 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM

I am by no means rich by any stretch of the imagination. That said, the world in which those idiots live is pure anathema to my soul.
Personally, I’d rather tip my hat to a capitalist than live in Winston Smith’s world.

Lanceman on May 29, 2010 at 8:58 PM

That’s because in the ACORN world you don’t’ exist. We don’t exist.

The world is made up of two kinds of people. The rich exploiters and the poor victims. No one else.

The problem is that isn’t America. That isn’t you that isn’t me. In fact without a great deal of brainwashing this way of thinking can’t hardly get a toe hold here.

If America was like ACORN and Obama say it is there would have been blood in the streets long ago. Instead they have to fool people into believing in socialism.

petunia on May 30, 2010 at 8:21 PM

This is a treasure trove of information that needs to be published…

So Anita…when’s the book coming out??

jerrytbg on May 31, 2010 at 7:45 AM