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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  June 20, 2011
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Pathetic Weiner's Biggest Political Problem: He Wasn't Clinton or Obama

Weiner has to be thinking that if he was a Democrat president or presidential candidate, he would still be in office, or running, and being protected by the liberal media establishment.

Democrat attack dog Anthony Weiner finally announced that he would resign as a Congressman.

The Democrat powers had decided that Weiner had to resign for the sake of the Democrat Party and it was only a matter of time.

Ironically, former President Clinton and President Obama each let blatant liar Weiner know that he should go.

Weiner must have wondered, "Why me?"

After all, Clinton lied to the world about the nature of his relationship with Monica Lewinsky and refused to resign, even after the DNA results on Lewinsky's blue dress were disclosed to him (in time for him to avoid perjury during his deposition).

Clinton's motto seems to be "Do as I say, not as I do."

Obama's too.

Obama won the 2008 presidential election by lying about the nature of his relationship with ACORN.

Obama during the last presidential debate:

"...with respect to ACORN, ACORN is a community organization. Apparently what they've done is they were paying people to go out and register folks, and apparently some of the people who were out there didn't really register people, they just filled out a bunch of names.

"It had nothing to do with us. We were not involved. The only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.

"Now, the reason I think that it's important to just get these facts out is because the allegation that Senator McCain has continually made is that somehow my associations are troubling."

Obama was right...about the importance of facts.

McCain was right...about Obama having troubling associations. (More right than he apparently knows.)

Obama's statement--"My only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs."--is a lie, not a fact.

Yes, Obama represented ACORN in that lawsuit and the Clinton Justice Department predictably sided with ACORN.

But that was NOT Obama's only involvement with ACORN.

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

Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, in "Planting Seeds of Disaster: ACORN, Barack Obama, and the Democratic party," reported:

"[In 1995], as a director at Chicagoís Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORNís way from his post as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Through both funding and personal-leadership training, Obama supported ACORN. And ACORN, far more than weíve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis."

Mr. Kurtz traced Obama's ties to ACORN and the current financial crisis:

"Iíve already told the story of Obamaís close ties to ACORN leader Madeline Talbott, who personally led Chicago ACORNís campaign to intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to low-credit customers. Using provisions of a 1977 law called the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Chicago ACORN was able to delay and halt the efforts of banks to merge or expand until they had agreed to lower their credit standards ó and to fill ACORNís coffers to finance 'counseling' operations.... This much weíve known. Yet these local, CRA-based pressure-campaigns fit into a broader, more disturbing, and still under-appreciated national picture. Far more than weíve recognized, ACORNís local, CRA-enabled pressure tactics served to entangle the financial system as a whole in the subprime mess. ACORN was no side-show. On the contrary, using CRA and ties to sympathetic congressional Democrats, ACORN succeeded in drawing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the very policies that led to the current disaster.

"In one of the first book-length scholarly studies of ACORN, Organizing Urban America, Rutgers University political scientist Heidi Swarts describes this group, so dear to Barack Obama, as 'oppositional outlaws.' Swarts, a strong supporter of ACORN, has no qualms about stating that its members think of themselves as 'militants unafraid to confront the powers that be.' 'This identity as a uniquely militant organization,' says Swarts, 'is reinforced by contentious action.' ACORN protesters will break into private offices, show up at a bankerís home to intimidate his family, or pour protesters into bank lobbies to scare away customers, all in an effort to force a lowering of credit standards for poor and minority customers. According to Swarts, long-term ACORN organizers 'tend to see the organization as a solitary vanguard of principled leftists...the only truly radical community organization.'"

It was the height of irony for Obama. "the Senator from ACORN," to benefit from the financial crisis that his kind of thinking created with his personal help as organizer, trainer. lawyer, funder and political supporter and win the Presidency.

As more people learn that Michele Bachmann has been a foster parent to 25 children as well as a mother of five, her support rises.

Conversely, Obama benefited from general unawareness of his relationship with ACORN.

Reporter Stephanie Strom ended an article innocuously titled "Obama, Acorn and Voter Registrtation" that appeared on page A13 of the October 10, 2008 issue of The New York Times:

"But according to Sam Graham-Felsen, who blogs on the Obama campaignís Web site, Mr. Obama himself linked his 1992 work to Acorn in a meeting with Acornís leaders in November.

ďEven before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work,Ē Mr. Obama said, according to a post Mr. Graham-Felsen made in February.

Obama had continued: "Once I was elected, there wasnít a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasnít right there with you. Since Iíve been in the United States Senate, Iíve been always a partner with ACORN as well. Iíve been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career."

That did NOT appear in the article.

Strom was ordered to "stand down" by "higher up" at The New York Times and did so instead of report what was feared to be "game changing" information from ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief before Election Day 2008.

Obama continued to lie effectively and won.

Glenn Beck reported on it in February 2010 (alas, long AFTER Obama was elected).

Excerpt from "Obama's ACORN Lie Exposed" (www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/36789/):

GLENN: So we have the audio of him and weíll play it for you in a second. And then he was on with George Stephanopoulos and he you know, George Stephanopoulos said, you know, whatís the deal with ACORN? Are you aware of this? And he said, I donít pay any attention to that stuff. Now we have some video of the president of the United States, verification of one of the most blatant lies Iíve ever seen where he looks right into the camera and tells you, "I was just, I did some attorney work for them, thatís it." This now is apparently video from during the campaign where he was meeting with who we assume were ACORN officials because heís referring to ACORN as "You," and hereís how he describes his relationship with ACORN.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And I definitely welcome ACORNís input. You donít have to ask me about that. Iím going to call you even if you didnít ask me.

When I ran Project Vote, voter registration drive in Illinois, you know, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected, there wasnít a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasnít right there with you. Since Iíve been in the United States Senate, Iíve been always a partner with ACORN as well. Iíve been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career.

Weiner has to be thinking that if he was a Democrat president or presidential candidate, he would still be in office, or running, and being protected by the liberal media establishment.

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 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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