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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  May 31, 2010
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Aware Americans Want All Americans to Hear From ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief

Taking the personal risk of blowing the whistle and being sued by ACORN alter-ego Project Vote wasn't enough for "bloviator." Ms. MonCrief placed her faith and hope in Obama and may have wanted the cup to pass, but she drained it nonetheless (and she blew the whistle without hiding behind an alias).

ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief's lengthy, illustrated "Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism: Dire Domestic Threat" ( was elevated from HotAir's Greenroom at 5 PM on Memorial Day Weekend Saturday and prompted elicited a plethora of comments.

Most commenters were very appreciative. A couple insisted that Ms. MonCrief needs to do more, but they apparently did not know all she had done, her personal circumstances or that how many people read or hear Ms. MonCrief primarily depends upon the media. A commenter who wants Glenn Beck to interview Ms. MonCrief for an hour is right about Ms. MonCrief's newsworthiness, but oblivious to the reality that Beck embraced Obamaton radical Marcel Reid as his black friend after ACORN national spokesman Scott Levenson had told him he had a problem with black people.

Set forth below are some of the comments posted at Hot Air and my thoughts about them.

"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"


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

"Tav on May 29, 2010 at 6:32 PM"

In each case, by the grace of God.

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

"IowaWoman on May 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM"

America needs re-grounding in its traditional values.

"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"

Stop downward spiral. Let it go viral!

"i love you.

"reliapundit on May 29, 2010 at 7:05 PM"

But there are some who only remember that Peter denied Jesus three times and Saul persecuted Christians before he had a epiphany and became a pillar of the Church.

"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"

Taking the personal risk of blowing the whistle and being sued by ACORN alter-ego Project Vote wasn't enough for "bloviator." Ms. MonCrief placed her faith and hope in Obama and may have wanted the cup to pass, but she drained it nonetheless (and she blew the whistle without hiding behind an alias).

"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"

You've missed a lot, "keep the change." Read Ms. MonCrief's posts in her archive at, starting in November 2008.

"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"

As "docdave" commented on May 29, 2010 at 5:18 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."

The radicals attract idealists as well as thugs.

Predictably, there are doubters for whom the truth is unbelievable and troll telling us not to look behind the curtain.

"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"

The New York Times killed the Obama/ACORN expose on which Ms. MonCrief had been working with Ms. MonCrief and the story is still not generally known. See "ACORN WHISTLEBLOWER: OBAMA’S THIRD STRIKE?" (October 22, 2008) (, "Why Obama and ACORN Fear Anita MonCrief" (October 29, 2008) (, "Why Obama Won and McCain Lost" (November 5, 2008) (, "Anita MonCrief v. ACORN" (December 3, 2008) (,"Whistleblower Anita MonCrief's Warning to New Yorkers" (December 11, 2008) (, "We Need the WHOLE Truth About ACORN, Obama and NYT" (February 28, 2009) (, "The Education of ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief" (March 3, 2009) (, "What New York Times Did NOT Report About ACORN, Obama and Itself" (March 19, 2009) (, "O'Reilly Exposes New York Times ACORN News Management during 2008 Presidential Campaign" (March 31, 2009) (, "New York Times Cover Up to Protect Obama No April Fool's Joke!" (April 1, 2009) (, "Don't Blame ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief for Providing Proof!" (April 13, 2009) (, "Times Public Editor Seeking Facts About Times Killing ACORN-Obama Expose Before 2008 Election From ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief" (April 21, 2009) (, "ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief's Blog (" (April 27, 2009) (, "The Truth About ACORN Will Prevail SOON" (May 7, 2009) (, "Exposing the Truth About ACORN, Obama and New York Times Expose Spiking" (May 18, 2009) (, "The War between The New York Times and Bill O'Reilly and the Truth" (May 19, 2009) (, "It's NOT Easy Being Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt or National Correspondent Stephanie Strom Now" (May 21, 2009) (, "NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt Can't Kill the Obama/ACORN/ NYT Story" (May 31, 2009) (, "ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief, Meet Whittaker Chambers" (June 1, 2009) (, "Obama Fiction Antidote: ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief Telling the Whole Truth" (June 4, 2009) (, "Glenn Beck's Ignoring the Elephant in the Room: ACORN/Obama/NYT Coordination and Cover Up" (June 5, 2009) (, "Sean Hannity: Heed Hannity Forum Posters at Last, Interview ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief Fast" (June 15, 2009) (, "Glenn Beck, You're Still Not reporting the Whole ACORN Story" (June 17, 2009) (, "Glenn Beck Not Telling All or Crediting ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief" (June 18, 2009) (, "The Answer Is...Michelle Malkin's ACORN Reporting" (June 22, 2009) (, "ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief: Independent, NOT an ACORN 8 Member" (July 7, 2009) (, "Michelle Malkin Exposes Obama's Culture of Corruption, Extols ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief" (July , 2009) (, "The ACORN Scandal IS Partisan, Glenn Beck" (August 4, 2009) (, "Americans Still Need to Know the Whole Truth About ACORN and Obama" (January 4, 2010) (, "Rich Lowery Would Not Have Been Surprised If He Knew ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief" (January 21, 2010) (, "How a Lucky, Smart, Scripted ACORN 'Nut" Became POTUS 44" (January 26, 2010) (, "Obamacare Passed Because the Truth About Obama and Obamacare Was Not Generally Known" (March 22, 2010) (, "ACORN Mission Accomplished! Obama Elected, Obamacare Passed, Amnesty Next, ACORN Dissolving" (March 23, 2010) (, "Key to Thwarting Radical Obama Agenda: Anita MonCrief's Inside ACORN Story, NOT Andrew Bfreitbart's Alinskyite ACORN Video Strategy" (April 12, 2010) (, "Obama Lies: YES WE CAN Find Out (Despite Cover Up Tries) (April 27, 2010) (, "President Obama's a Stealth Socialist, Not a Dem George W. Bush. Tell Ron Paul" (May 3, 2010) ( and "Obama Was 'Dear' to Socialist ACORN" (May 4, 2010) (

"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"

That's socialist revisionist history and wishful thinking! Ms. MonCrief's name did not even appear in The New York Times until mid 2009, when New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt mentioned her in a whitewash op-ed of the 2008 New York Times cover up.

"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"

THE PROBLEM LIES WITH THE MEDIA, NOT MS. MONCRIEF. She can't do it for us alone.

"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"

"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.

"troyriser_gopftw on May 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM"

In October 2008 I told Ms. MonCrief that she reminded me of Whittaker Chambers.

She still does.

"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"

Reality: America will fail if the truth does not prevail.

"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"

"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."

Amen. And God bless America. America desperately needs that blessing.

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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