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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 18, 2011
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How Many People Can Obama Fool All the Time?

Like ACORN, Obama pursued socialism stealthily, and in 2008 far too few Americans realized it.

Abraham Lincoln was right: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

That truth offers opportunity to both the good and the bad.

In Reason in Common Sense, volume 1 of The Life of Reason (1905-1906), George Santayana warned: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

On October 17, 2011, a video of ACORN/Project Vote whistleblower Anita MonCrief's 7-minute speech on ACORN and voter fraud at CPAC 2010 was posted at http://joyinhomework.com/affiliatePro/blog/affiliate-website-cpac-2010-acorn-whistleblower-anita-moncriefthe-rampant-voter-fraud2-flv/.

MonCrief received a standing ovation from the audience, but most people don't know what she said, so there is danger that those who well-meaning people who voted for Obama in 2008 will do so again.

During her speech Moncrief said that at an ACORN political operation meeting in 2007 in Arkansas, Zach Polett, then ACORN's national political director and Project Vote's executive director, told her and the others present at a meeting that ACORN produces leaders and identified Obama as an ACORN-produced leader whom he had "supervised" when Obama was working for Project Vote.

In that brief speech focused on voter fraud, MonCrief did not mention another generally unknown subject--the illicit relationship between Project Vote and the Obama presidential campaign. Moncrief has personal knowledge of that too: she took the call when the campaign reached out to the purportedly non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization a nd then worked with the Obama campaign donor list for the second quarter of 2007 (the full one, not the shorter list filed with the Federal Election Commission) that was provided to Project Vote, contacting maxed out donors to seek contributions to Project Vote that would help the Obama campaign.

Obama was ACORN's man. He shared its radical agenda while seeming safe.

In November 2007 then presidential candidate Obama assured ACORN people:

"...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."

See www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/us/politics/11acorn.html.

Like ACORN, Obama pursued socialism stealthily, and in 2008 far too few Americans realized it.

2012 is a different year, and the truth can prevail if people's nerve does not fail.

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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