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Author: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  October 2, 2008

Topic category:  Other/General

ACORN Should Be Obama’s Undoing

Why not vote for Obama? Obama is Far Left extremist ACORN’s guy! That’s a huge reason why!

We will never know exactly how many fraudulent votes ACORN will be responsible for in the upcoming presidential election, but If the whole truth about ACORN and its long and intimate relationship with rookie United States Senator and 2008 Democrat presidential nominee Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. becomes fully and generally known, on Election Night 2008 Obama and his ACORNites will moan.

Very shortly after my article entitled “Blame Obama’s ACORN for the Financial Crisis” was posted, I received an email invitation to appear on “Your World With Neil Cavuto” (FoxNews being a channel that seeks to be fair and balanced instead of to support Obama, either overtly or covertly).

A Fox producer whom I did not know emailed me, “Hi Mike – I saw your column ‘Blame ACORN for Financial Crisis’ – would be interested in having you on our show today during the 4pm est hour on this topic. Would you be available? Let me know! Thanks!”

Be assured that it was the substance of the article that attracted interest. Yes, I had been invited to appear (and appeared) as a guest on Neil Cavuto’s show once, because an article of mine protesting eBay auctioning consecrated Communion wafers had been noticed, but that was years ago.

The surprise (to most, but not all) House defeat of the proposed rescue or bailout plan kept Mr. Cavuto focused on the current politics of the crisis instead of its origin and the ACORN/Obama relationship, but count on Fox News to focus on them after the revised plan is approved.

Email reaction to my article was uniformily positive. (The Obama supporters who send vile email either weren’t paying attention or wisely opted not to give me ammunition.)

Example: A contract specialist with the United States Army Medical Materials Center in Germany emailed to thank me for posting the article and to tell me that he had forwarded a copy to Rush Limbaugh because Rush was saying “the exact same thing.”

THAT is really bad news for Obama and ACORN!

I posted a follow up article entitled “Beware Obama, ‘The Senator from ACORN.”

A pleased New Yorker emailed: “This is great, if only the truth could get out there! Americans need to understand it was not Bush, McCain or the Republican's that caused this mess. It is time for the Democracts to finally be held responsible for what they have done. We need McCain and Palin to read a list of these facts off during the debates!!!!!”

That lady is right!

A Missourian queried:

“Why is it that most of the USA does NOT know the facts about ACORN? Also,why are you NOT on FoxNews having the opportunity to tell the truth to America?

”I, for one, would sure like to see this happen.”

I have faith that FoxNews will publicize those facts…and I’d like to see Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review Online, who had researched and written on this matter, sharing the fruits of his labor on every news program.

A deeply concerned American working in Canada emailed:

“Excellent piece in Web commentary. There is also a good history of the current mortgage crisis in the Pittsburgh Tribune - Review (Sept. 29) – ‘Roots of Rotten Mortgages’.

“I'm sorry to say that these facts need to be reiterated on a DAILY basis. Otherwise, the fox, who has been killing the chickens will get elected as king of the coop.

“The math is relatively simple:

“Democratic Party + Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac x Obama + ACORN = financial meltdown

“Thanks for your thoughts and expertise... YOU MUST KEEP SHARING THEM UNTIL ELECTION DAY. Work the media if you can... radio... tv!”

He added, very thoughtfully: “I would be interested to see the number of foreclosures in those areas where ACORN has been active.”

So would I!

“Marianne” emailed: “Thank you Mr. Gaynor. I found this very very enlightening. Reading this, I believe I have made up my mind. I have been against Obama from the very beginning. I thank you again very much for this information!!!”

There are plenty of great reasons to be against Obama and his Far Left extremist ACORN allies!

At the 2008 Republican National Convention, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made a very basic point: “There is good change and there is bad change.”

Likewise, there are good community organizers and bad community organizers.

ACORN’s history needs to be known, not kept a mystery.

Stephanie Block, in “Dissing the Organizer: Obama, ACORN and Catholic Action” (September 24, 2008):

“’Last year, The Seattle Times reported the biggest voter-registration fraud scheme in Washington history. Three ACORN employees pleaded guilty, and four more were charged for filling out and submitting more than 1,800 fictitious voter-registration cards during a 2006 registration drive in King and Pierce counties.’ (Keith Ervin, ‘Three plead guilty in fake voter scheme,’ 10-30-2007)

This year, an ACORN employee in West Reading, PA, was sentenced for to up to 23 months in prison for identity theft and tampering with records. A second ACORN worker pleaded not guilty to the same charges and is free on $10,000 bail.

“Those are convictions from the past year. There are also examples of indictments this year, such as the four ACORN employees in Kansas City charged with identity theft and filing false registrations during the 2006 election and the Reynoldsburg fellow indicted on two felony counts of illegal voting and false registration, after being registered by ACORN to vote in two separate counties. And there are current investigations into ACORN for voter fraud all over the map: the Milwaukee ACORN for 200 to 300 fraudulent voter registration cards; the Cleveland ACORN for its submission of 75,000 voter registrations, many of which are fraudulent; the New Mexico ACORN, which claims to have taken 72,000 new voter registrations in the state since January, is under suspicion for 1,100 possibly fraudulent voter registration cards turned in to the Bernalillo County clerk’s office recently.

”These are recent complaints, but ACORN’s history is riddled with criminal activity. During the last major election, the Wall Street Journal did a story about ACORN. Four ACORN workers had been indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board; other ACORN workers were convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado and investigations, at the time the article was written, were under way in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. [‘The Acorn Indictments, WSJ 11-3-06].

”The Wall Street Journal article points out some additional facts that have particular interest to us, two years later. ‘Operating in at least 38 states (as well as Canada and Mexico), ACORN pushes a highly partisan agenda, and its organizers are best understood as shock troops for the AFL-CIO and even the Democratic Party. As part of the Fannie Mae reform bill, House Democrats pushed an ‘affordable housing trust fund’ designed to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits to subsidize ACORN, among other groups. A version of this trust fund actually passed the Republican House and will surely be on the agenda again next year.’

“ACORN was a tremendous force for the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), created in the late 70s to force banks to make loans to low-income borrowers. Besides fighting for passage of this act, ACORN monitored…compliance. Some analysts of the current housing crisis contend the CRA policies are in good part to blame. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, takes the analysis a step further. The ‘housing bailout’ package signed into law to rescue Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae with an unlimited credit line not only increases the federal debt but also gives millions of dollars to La Raza and the ACORN. [Elizabeth Williamson & Brody Mullins, ‘Democratic Ally Mobilizes In Housing Crunch: Acorn Leads Drive to Register Voters Likely to Back Obama; New Federal Funds,’ WSJ, 7-31-08]Elizabeth Williamson & Brody Mullins, ‘Democratic Ally Mobilizes In Housing Crunch: Acorn Leads Drive to Register Voters Likely to Back Obama; New Federal Funds,’ WSJ, 7-31-08]

Why not vote for Obama? Obama is Far Left extremist ACORN’s guy! That’s a huge reason why!

Michael J. Gaynor

Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.

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