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Breitbart: Prepare for a “blockbuster” “from left field” next week; Update: It’s the NEA; Update: A Buffy Wicks twofer

posted at 10:31 am on September 19, 2009 by

Below is what appears to be the full interview of Andrew Breitbart from yesterday’s Savage Nation radio broadcast. I’ve cued up the relevant portion, which is in Part 2; just press play.

Speculation? I would guess he’s got something on SEIU, but given the union’s close relationship with ACORN, that may not fit the “from left field” bill. Other guesses?

UpdateBuffy Wicks? That name has popped up in the comments stemming from a comment/photo posted by Iowahawk — who says he’s talked to Breitbart about the revelation — at the Ace of Spades blog. Quoth Iowahawk:

Heheheh. I talked to Breitbart on the phone last night. Seriously. It’s gonna be good.

I have no idea what this is about now. She was connected to the Obama campaign, particularly in Missouri, and has worked with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, formerly part of the AFL-CIO. A Google search of her name has this video as the top hit:

From the YouTube description:

Buffy Wicks, the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Director of National Service Day, introduces USAservice.org.

Visit the site today and sign up to host or attend a service event on January 19th as part of President-elect Obama’s call to “Renew America Together.”

Could be anything.

Update: Or… the NEA. Even before Wicks’s name came up, Patterico had a guess, and it appears at this point to be a very good one.

If I were a betting man, I’d be betting big that the upcoming bombshell will relate to the NEA. You read it here first.

And then, there’s this:

Pardon me? The taxpayer-funded NEA is trying to recruit sympathetic artists to push the Obama agenda? Yes, it sounds wacky, and it sounded wacky to Courrielche, too. “Artists shouldn’t be used as tools of the state to help create a climate amenable to their positions, which is what appears to be happening in this instance,’’ Courrielche wrote in an Internet post. Speaking on the phone, he explained in greater detail how the organizers – NEA communications director Yosi Sargent, a promoter of Shepard Fairey’s famous “Hope’’ poster; Buffy Wicks, a former Obama field organizer now with the White House Office of Public Engagement, and three others – “said we had the ability to shape the people around us.’’

I wonder what Breitbart has that’s new.

Update: I hope Patterico made a few bets, because I think he’s about to get a payout.

At the very least, filmmaker James O’Keefe and actress Hannah Giles deserve a Pulitzer Prize for their expose of deep corruption and unspeakable immorality at the ACORN housing division. But more important, I won’t rest until they receive a grant to continue their partisan artistry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

That’s this week’s mission.

BigGovernment’s “Pre-Game Report” is here. Also, regarding Pulitzers… I agree.

Update: The new post is up. Looks like administration involvement in the politicization of the NEA was greater than first thought/admitted, but will this translate into a blockbuster scandal? Stay tuned.

Update: Oof. It’s a Buffy Wicks twofer, with the first post on her involvement with the NEA and the second her involvement with… wait for it… ACORN. And it’s her Union connections (which I noted above) that get her in trouble there.

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union bosses have paid ACORN over a half-a-million dollars.  While Wicks coordinated UFCW sponsored Wakeup’s “political” organizing campaign, UFCW bragged about its coordination with ACORN.  UFCW also coordinated numerous voter registrations with ACORN.

It’s also worth a read.

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I have hopes that they went to one of these cities and tried to get jobs with ACORN to record their training practices. THAT would be something really explosive.

Dark Eden on September 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Whatever it is, Andrew Breitbart makes it sound pretty damn juicy.

I am salivating.

SilverStar830 on September 19, 2009 at 2:07 PM

Daggett on September 19, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Savage cannot be taken seriously because he is so, so, so…you know, unbelievible.

The personna he created assured that he would never be taken seriously by most serious people.

Elizabetty on September 19, 2009 at 2:10 PM

I’d sleep a lot better at night if Biden was President. Yes, he’s a complete goofball, but he’s not a dangerous radical like The Kenyan. Biden’s most ambitious policy initiative would be making sure everyone knows how to tie their shoelaces and, after nine months of Nobama, I can live with that.

joejm65 on September 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Yes, but my point if if he keeled over, San Fran Nan ends up in the White House.

I would have to move to Honduras.

JusDreamin on September 19, 2009 at 2:12 PM

I’m betting it’s completely out of left field and not related to acorn. Breitbart seems to have learned John Boyd’s lessons about getting inside the opponents decision making cycle. His vid release these last eight days is straight out of Boyd. Now that acorn et al are building their alibis I bet Andy has already hit another bedrock piece of the haloed one’s syndicate.My guess, Ayers and Dohrn and their real ties to Obama. Note how Beck hammered this Friday.

xkaydet65 on September 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Yes, but my point if if he keeled over, San Fran Nan ends up in the White House.

I would have to move to Honduras.

JusDreamin on September 19, 2009 at 2:12 PM

No, unless he dies before he selects a VP. If 0bama steps down, then Biden becomes President then he selects a new VP. More than likely, that would be HRC or Rahmbo (but it could just as easily be someone outside the administration). Chances are, it he wouldn’t select Pelosi. She is just too unpopular.

Wolftech on September 19, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Yup, could be. Michelle Malkin deserves some props for her work on this.

d1carter on September 19, 2009 at 2:24 PM

How can ACORN expect anyone to take their independent outside “audit” serious given a 4 of the members close association with it, but more importantly an auditor who says this:

As has always happened when progressive change is in the air, the backlash gets fierce, ugly and anti-American..

Let’s be clear who we are talking about—call them attack dogs, call them Teabaggers, call them Glenn Beck

link

The left is full on nervous breakdown, implosion mode. it’s all on the horizon and they know it. Someone cracked and they can’t put the genie back in the bottle. They are about to be exposed as the most corrupt enterprise this country has even experienced.

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Something huge, out of left field? How about 0bama’s college records proving that he listed himself as an Indonesian citizen?

Wolftech on September 19, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I wouldn’t criticize Breitbart for going on Savage – Breitbart understands the publicity game. Savage has an audience, and when you’re trying to build publicity on a movement you take advantage of every opportunity you get to raise your awareness with every audience you have the ability to reach.

Andrew knows exactly what he’s doing. He was editor for the Drudge Report you know Matt Drudge … Monica Lewinsky

redridinghood on September 19, 2009 at 2:35 PM

This is going to be huge.

cubachi on September 19, 2009 at 2:40 PM

How about: Acorn admits to election fraud in Franklin election to senate?

TimothyJ on September 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Excellent! That would be huge!

PatMac on September 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Honestly people, I don’t think this has to do with Obama directly. I think Briebart’s sites are on the enablers in the media and/of the corruption of the Democrat party more specifically.

Think of it this way — that Obama got elected is not directly his doing.

The media all but ignored Obama other than glowing love pieces. Also, the media looks the other way at all levels of Democrat impropriety and illegal activity.( for example, Does anyone think if some dude who had Tang like docs on John Kerry was communicating with Karl Rove directly and then Rove was coordinating the info with Fox, the media in general would have made that a huge story if it leaked out???? – As it stood the yawned when Joe Lockhart said it was no big deal.

Sarah Palin hit the scene and suddenly the media needed to do their job and throughly upside down vet the hick chick Governor from being #2 while the dude wanting to #1 voted present his entire thin career.

Briebart’s op-ed was clea to mer. He’s going to expose the general wide-spread corruption of the Democrat party and their partnership with the media elite and this elite’s systemic cover-up of it.

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Note how Beck hammered this Friday.

xkaydet65 on September 19, 2009 at 2:20 PM

And how he’s been dropping hints this last week. He mentioned something about people inside starting to talk. Maybe someone’s come forward with some damaging stuff? ACORN has GOT to be scared of their own shadow by now…not knowing who to trust and who is putting them over the barrel behind the scenes.

hoosiermama on September 19, 2009 at 2:59 PM

My guess…well…I have two.

1. Hidden video of them going into NBC, CBS, ABC only get told those networks don’t want to scandalize their boy.

2. Admissions of voter fraud.

SouthernGent on September 19, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I’m in the same boat. One of the two, but I can’t decide which.

Vashta.Nerada on September 19, 2009 at 3:17 PM

how about housing? ACORN is all over the housing collapse, they helped cause it and are now funded to rework mortgages, its utterly sickening.

ginaswo on September 19, 2009 at 1:12 PM

True, but anyone who is even remotely objective already knows this.

Vashta.Nerada on September 19, 2009 at 3:20 PM

Can’t stand the way Savage jumps into his guests’ sentences before they have finished their thought. He does it at least a dozen times to Breitbart and it’s maddening.

Salivating in anticipation for next week…!

Yephora on September 19, 2009 at 3:25 PM

as far as those donor spreadsheets, Project Vote denied them

When she [Anita Moncrief, whistleblower] was employed by the organization, it was given lists of potential donors by several Democratic presidential campaigns, including that of Barack Obama.

She said that in November of 2007, ACORN’s Project Vote development director Karyn Gillette told her that Gillette had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists. Ms. MonCrief also testified she was given a spreadsheet to use in cultivating Obama donors who had maxed out on donations to the candidate, but who could contribute to voter registration efforts. Project Vote calls the allegation “absolutely false”.[1].

and so i didn’t realize it was on the down low. I hope there is more to the lists and Malkin’s having them.

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 3:26 PM

A speculation thread? SWEET. I’ll play.

Acorn is too powerful and too politically connected to go anywhere. Re-naming and restructuring will be the name of the game. Their arrogance shows in the tapes.

My guess?

They started boasting about how they got someone elected via fraud.I suspect they named the politician.

I here-by speculate they boast how they overturned the Senate election in Minnesota, putting Franken in office.

Browndog on September 19, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Please let it have something to do with NAMBLA.

Monica on September 19, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Hi Tops. I rather agree with your analysis that Breitbart is after the Dems and their media enablers.

centralcal on September 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Something to do with how the Dems plan to give illegals amnesty and THEN HOW THEY WILL ENABLE THEM TO VOTE. That’s why Nanner and Harry and many other Dems were never worried about how angry legal American citizens are getting. 2010? No problem.

Just my guess nightmare.

Shay on September 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Can’t stand the way Savage jumps into his guests’ sentences before they have finished their thought. He does it at least a dozen times to Breitbart and it’s maddening.
Yephora on September 19, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Yes, I find him exceptionally rude. I’ve tried to listen many times, but it’s too much work, and I have to look past his residual anger to hear what he’s trying to convey. It’s too much work. If he doesn’t want to learn from those around him how to relate to his listeners, then he shouldn’t cry when he alienates them and no one rides to his rescue. Radio listeners tend to be very loyal–he just doesn’t seem to have an emotional connection to fall back on when he needs their support.

And so what if he mentioned Van Jones first—he didn’t do the legwork necessary to get this on the front page and to make it stick. He should note how the conservative media are banding together in a united front (brilliant, btw) and learn from it.

hoosiermama on September 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Acorns roasting on an open fire
Flames nipping Obama on the ass toes
Situation for his gangsters looks more and more dire
And Obama folks all looking like big crime syndicate schmoes

Everybody knows ACORN’s criminals to prison should go
Lets all help to make the light on them shine bright
Real reporters like Breitbart, O’Keefe and Giles with their eyes aglow
Will make it hard for Obama to sleep at night

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To Axelrod and Rahm too
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
You crooks get out of Washington town and take your Capo of Crime Obama with you

MB4 on September 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Well, this post was on Free Republic:

When Levin interviewed him a couple days ago he said something big was coming and that it had to do with Hollywood.

44 posted on Saturday, September 19, 2009 12:24:41 PM by Yardstick

yogi41 on September 19, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Another poster on Free Republic with a possible Hollywood connection:

Obama’s top aide comes with Hollywood connection

Snippets: Barack Obama’s first appointment as U.S. president-elect comes with an inside-Hollywood connection. His newly chosen White House chief-of-staff-to-be, Illinois congressman Rahm Emanuel, is the older brother of Ari Emanuel, a founding partner of the A-list, Beverly Hills-based talent-management firm Endeavor.

Having grown up in suburban Chicago, Ariel “Ari” Z. Emanuel is the youngest of three brothers — Ezekiel , an oncologist and bioethicist, and Rahm, a former aid to President Bill Clinton who later was elected to the House of Representatives from Illinois and became a confident of Obama. Ari Emanuel, too, has been active in Hollywood political circles, hosting fundraisers for Democratic candidates that included a $2,300-per-plate event for Obama during his presidential campaign.

Their father is a Jerusalem-born pediatrician who was active in the pre-independence Israeli underground, and their mother was a social activist and onetime Chicago-area nightclub proprietor.

Ari Emmanuel – the Obama/Media Connection (movies, Arianna Huffington and The Producer of “An inconvenient Truth – Al Gore’s film)

Ariel (Ari) Emanuel: Connected to the Hollywood elite: has his own media agency; was a fundraiser in Hollywood for the Obama Presidential Campaign and is co-founder of Americans for Fuel Efficient Cars that is tied to Laurie David, Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Lawrence Bender, the Producer of AL GORE’s “An Inconvenient Truth”.
57 posted on Saturday, September 19, 2009 1:19:26 PM by MamaDearest

yogi41 on September 19, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Perhaps Obama’s lying on the bar exam about his association with ACORN is the reason he lost his law license?

erp on September 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM

You are confusing Barack with Michelle. She is the one who voluntarily surrendered her law license “pursuant to court order.”
http://james4america.wordpress.com/2008/10/04/michelle-obama-does-not-have-a-law-license-in-illinois/

Look at the Illinois State Bar Web Site:
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/wtf-michelle-ob.html

BigAlSouth on September 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

ACORN has a manuel! This is the key. I was wondering how it was that the same advice was given in the various states. The type of behavior seen in the videos must be in the manuel.

Think of all the questions about this manuel. Where did it come from? Who directed them to use it? Who wrote it? Who used it for training?

So much for ‘a few isolated instances’.

Freddy on September 19, 2009 at 1:05 PM

.

This Confidential manual written and Edited by Barack H. Obama

Chapter 1 Subversion and Destruction of the USA through Revolution

Chapter 2 …

GunRunner on September 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Acorns roasting on an open fire
Flames nipping Obama on the ass toes
Situation for his gangsters looks more and more dire
And Obama folks all looking like big crime syndicate schmoes

Everybody knows ACORN’s criminals to prison should go
Lets all help to make the light on them shine bright
Real reporters like Breitbart, O’Keefe and Giles with their eyes aglow
Will make it hard for Obama to sleep at night

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To Axelrod and Rahm too
Although it’s been said many times, many ways
You crooks get out of Washington town and take your Capo of Crime Obama with you

MB4 on September 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ……..

redridinghood on September 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Hi centralcal

Yeah, I think that’s it.

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 4:20 PM

therightscoop on September 19, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Of course the banking cartel is complicit. All roads lead to the Bank of London. All central banks lead to London. The Fed leads to the Bank of London. The bankers at the very top have gotten very good at creating depressions, they’ve done it time and again.

The NWO is simply a debt-based centralized bank order where you will not be able to buy or sell without being a part of the new economic order. Plan at a minimum of six months ahead. Have all the resources you need for at least six months of sustenance, including paying your bills six months out (electricity, etc.).

And no, you won’t raptured out of here.

True_King on September 19, 2009 at 4:26 PM

[flyfisher on September 19, 2009 at 1:48 PM]

Well, that might be right, but then again ACORN Housing is still a valid corp in Chicago, and it still has an office and working phone on Jackson Blvd.

The main ACORN, the one registered in the long form of the name and without “Housing” in the name, had it’s corp registration revoked in early 2008, however, so the article is partly right.

Dusty on September 19, 2009 at 4:37 PM

yogi41 on September 19, 2009 at 3:58 PM

So lemme get this right
Emmanuel bros :
one is a deathdoc czar, another one is enviro-nazi-fearmonger and then there is the deadfish Rham
These are the 3 we know about. Any more siblings ?
Their mother will be so proud of them

macncheez on September 19, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Twitter exchange Andrew B had with a lefty:

ACORN-Gotcha Gal Hannah Giles And @AndrewBreitbart Gets Pass From Hannity http://is.gd/3na4V #p2 #tcot #tlot #ocra #sgp
7:20 AM Sep 18th from TweetDeck

.@andrewbreitbart BTW… you’re not pervy…. are you? http://is.gd/3pKqi #tcot
7:18 AM Sep 18th from TweetDeck

.@andrewbreitbart This, as bad as it is, is all there is, unless you have some new tricks up your sleeve… where’s all that voter fraud?
7:12 AM Sep 18th from TweetDeck

.@andrewbreitbart But as some sweeping indictment instead of a few corrupt offices, you’re all fail.

7:11 AM Sep 18th from TweetDeck
RT @andrewbreitbart: At what point does your derision aim @ the institution that facilitates crime so readily? || I have loud and clear.
7:10 AM Sep 18th from TweetDeck

Here are Andrew’s responses:

@Cody_K there are more. you’re hanging yourself.
8:30 AM Sep 18th from web in reply to Cody_K

@Cody_K Which one would that be Ms. All-Knowing? & at what point does your derision aim @ the institution that facilitates crime so readily?
7:05 AM Sep 18th from web in reply to Cody_K

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 4:45 PM

And no, you won’t raptured out of here.

True_King on September 19, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Not for a while anyway. I guess what you mean by that is that the rapture isn’t pretrib?

therightscoop on September 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Why did the Boss remove jihadwatch.org from her blog list?

Nyssan on September 19, 2009 at 5:18 PM

Nyssan on September 19, 2009 at 5:18 PM

She didn’t – it’s the third one down under “War on Terror”

Shay on September 19, 2009 at 5:22 PM

Wow. This thread is seriously unhinged. You guys have Andrew Breitbart holding off on news “in a video” that will result in the removal of Obama from office? WTF?

Either stop drinking right now or start, whichever reverses your course.

Jaibones on September 19, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Remember, ACORN has it’s filthy mits all over South America and into Europe. Hopefully, this stateside story gets legs and gets some of these other nations digging for dirt as well.

pjean on September 19, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Whooaaa… I’d forgotten about that. That may well be the thing “from left field” that Breitbart was talking about. Or maybe the Soros connection. If I were laying out the case, the next step would be exposing SEIU. But don’t think Breitbart would characterize SEIU as “from left field”.

ACORN’s Cloward-Piven manuals plus connection with South American revolutionary radicalism = blockbuster.

petefrt on September 19, 2009 at 5:32 PM

This drama stuff is killing me, now I am refreshing all the sites for “Breaking News”! LOL :)

Bulldogger on September 19, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Breibart Dividends

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 5:43 PM

And so what if he mentioned Van Jones first—he didn’t do the legwork necessary to get this on the front page and to make it stick. He should note how the conservative media are banding together in a united front (brilliant, btw) and learn from it.

hoosiermama on September 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Right. I notice that happens with Savage and Levin. They think just because they mention a name or something, that they led with the whole story and that they should own it. Petty.

petefrt on September 19, 2009 at 5:48 PM

You are confusing Barack with Michelle. She is the one who voluntarily surrendered her law license “pursuant to court order.”
http://james4america.wordpress.com/2008/10/04/michelle-obama-does-not-have-a-law-license-in-illinois/

Look at the Illinois State Bar Web Site:
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/wtf-michelle-ob.html

BigAlSouth on September 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Both Michelle Barry are no longer authorized to practice law in IL. See https://www.iardc.org/ardcroll.asp

Hmmmm…

petefrt on September 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Just listened to the clips for the third time and picked up that Breitbart is saying MSM, given the chance, would have leaked the tapes to ACORN so ACORN could defend against them. So not only are MSM and ACORN kindred spirits, but they’re in bed together, actively servicing each other.

As AB says, “community organization” is the infrastructure of the left today, funded by leftist foundations and major unions. ACORN, the largest of the CO’s, has already got about $53 million in the last few years. Under new legislation, it was set up by Obama to get up to $8 billion. Can you imagine!

petefrt on September 19, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Speculation? I would guess he’s got something on SEIU, but given the union’s close relationship with ACORN, that may not fit the “from left field” bill. Other guesses?

left field = San Fransisco ?

macncheez on September 19, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Breibart Dividends

Topsecretk9 on September 19, 2009 at 5:43 PM

That is totally outrageous and some real good red meat. Isn’t Sebelius the former governor?

Nice find Topsecret!

Knucklehead on September 19, 2009 at 9:08 PM

The one major flaw that seems to haunt Glenn Beck is that he has, in the recent past, had a propensity for using other people’s work, quoting without attributions. He’s caused some animosity among certain bloggers and radio talk show hosts because of that.

He did something similar to that to me during the big Stimulus Bill debate. Though he linked to my page on his web site, he didn’t mention at all that the segment he had done (reading a page of the Stim Bill and timing how long it would take to read it) he got directly from me. He went so far as to read the same page on the air I had chosen at random for my blog post and the same numbers I came up with as far as reading speed and such. He essentially recreted by entire blog post without giving me a scrap of credit, or even noting that he got the idea from a blog.

Jimmie Bise, Jr on September 19, 2009 at 11:22 PM

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