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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  October 16, 2008
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The Rise and Fall of the Obama Campaign

If you believe Obama's protestations of ignorance about Ayers' terrorist background, you've been brainwashed. The Obamas are not oblivious.

Will Obama win, or will the whole truth about him become known in the nick of time?

Paging whistleblowers!

Generally, the mainstream media has been uncaring, careless or willfully blind when it comes to scrutinizing Obama.

We didn't need lies about the maternity of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's baby or a rearview photograph of her high heels, ankles and calves.

We needed to know what Obama meant by Rev. Jeremiah A. "God damn America" Wright, Jr. meant by "rough" when he explained to Rev. Wright that he had been dis-invited from blessing the announcement of the Obama presidential campaign in 2007. The New York Times reported inside its A section that Obama had privately told Rev. Wright that, but either did not follow up or covered up.

We needed to know about Obama's important and long relationships with Ayers and ACORN.

We still need to know more about them than The New York Times has deemed fit to print.

Obama, Alinsky, Ayers & ACORN sounds like the name of a formidable Chicago law firm.

But none of them can withstand scrutiny.

Obama, of course, is the rookie United States Senator from Illinois and the 2008 Democrat presidential nominee, replacing, together with his wife Michelle, the team of Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and his wife, Teresa Heinz, as the Democrat Party's choice for White House tenants.

He's the latest front man for the Far Left. Rated the most liberal of the 100 United States Senators. Part black and part white. Promising to transcend race. Tall and trim. Well trained at an elite private high school, an Ivy League college (Columbia) and Harvard Law School to radicalize the United States of America. A president of Harvard Law Review. An athletic young man smooth on a basketball court and smoother when speaking in public, especially when reading a teleprompter. Not to be confused with those sometimes angry African-American reverends who ran for the Democrat presidential nomination, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, especially after Rev. Jackson expressed a desire to castrate Obama on an open microphone.

Alinsky (1909-1972) is "generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing in America" (Wikipedia).

He's the inspiration for what "Washington Week" host and vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill calls "the Age of Obama." (Ms. Ifill's book is scheduled for release in Inauguration Day 2009 and it is inconceivable that Obama winning would NOT boost book sales bigtime, but Ms. Ifill did not tell the presidential debate commission about her upcoming book or recuse herself from moderating this year's vice presidential debate after her financial interest in an Obama victory became public knowledge.)

In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky frankly revealed his revolutionary strategy in organizing, writing in the prologue:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families - more than seventy million people - whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default."

Ayers, in the well chosen words of Doug Edelman, in "Exclusive: Forget Bill Ayers - Here Are Over a Dozen More Virulently Anti-American Obama Friends," is "an unrepentant terrorist. He was quoted (coincidentally on September 11, 2001, in the New York Times) as being proud and unapologetic for the bombings of the Pentagon, the Capitol and the New York City Police where several police officers were murdered as a result. In fact, he stated that his only regret was that they hadn't done more."

He's the man behind Obama.

Mr. Edleman set forth some pesky facts for Obama that the mainstream media cooperatively has not given much deserved attention:

"For a smug thug like this, Sen. Obama – unbelievably – did the favor of writing a dust-jacket blurb for Mr. Ayers' 2001 book, 'Fugitive Days'.

"Ayers and Obama served on the board of the Annenberg Foundation together, overseeing the expenditure of tens of millions of dollars. Currently, or rather, inexplicably, all the related records remain 'unavailable.'

"Interestingly, the Annenberg Foundation runs the '' site that Obama uses as his only source of 'facts' on his 'fight the smears' website....

"Saved from jail, unfortunately, by legal technicalities, Ayers is married to Bernardine Dohrn, another Weathermen terrorist once on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, who did serve time for refusing to testify about the death of other Weathermen when a bomb they were building blew up prematurely. J. Edgar Hoover called her ''the most dangerous woman in America'' and ''la Pasionara of the Lunatic Left.'"

Mainstream media usually portrays Ayers the way Wikipedia did:, as an American elementary education theorist...known for...his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction." and "a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, holding the title of Distinguished Professor."

Note: Obama was a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago and served as a suitable instrument for Ayers' work in "reforming" education in order to radicalize America.

"From 1984 to 1988, [Ayers' wife] was employed by the prestigious Chicago law firm Sidley Austin." Wikipedia.

The same firm that hired Michelle Obama in 1988.

If you believe Obama's protestations of ignorance about Ayers' terrorist background, you've been brainwashed. The Obamas are not oblivious.

ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), according to Wikipedia, "is a community-based organization that advocates for low- and moderate-income families by working on neighborhood safety, health care and other social issues [with] over 350,000 members and more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the United States, as well as in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Peru....founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado."

It's the organization with which Obama has been associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary...and Obama's Achilles heel.

Wikipedia on Wade Rathke: "The New York Times reported on July 9th, 2008, that Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN's founder Wade Rathke, was found to have embezzled $948,607.50 from the group and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000. ACORN executives, including Rathke, did not inform the whole board, nor law enforcement, but signed an enforceable restitution agreement with the Rathke family to repay the amount of the embezzlement. Wade Rathke stated to the Times that 'the decision to keep the matter secret was not made to protect his brother but because word of the embezzlement would have put a "weapon" into the hands of [...] conservatives who object to [ACORN]'s often strident advocacy on behalf of low- and moderate-income families and workers.' A whistleblower revealed the embezzlement in 2001; the Rathke brothers both departed ACORN in 2008."

Note: The repayment was at the rate of $30,000 a year on $948,607.50, or 3.1625%.

Will ACORN give US a LOAN like that?

ACORN has been notoriously connected to voter registration fraud for years.

But that's the tip of the ACORN iceberg.

No election stealing will be allowed (unless all potential whistleblowers are cowed).

Michael J. Gaynor

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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,,, and 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.

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