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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
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Date:  December 5, 2012
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Straight Talker Sarah Palin and ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief versus Crazed Obama Shill Chris Matthews on Obama's Socialist Agenda

Matthews parroting the line of Wade Rathke, founder and chief organizer of ACORN for 38 years, that ACORN is dead is pathetic.

Last September former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and current Fox contributor wisely urged Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to criticize President Barack Obama personally and to use words such as "incompetent, dangerous, socialist" to describe him. "They are not just buzzwords, those are accurate descriptions of our commander in chief," Palin said during an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor."

Palin was right, but Romney foolishly failed to take her astute advice and lost...because the nature of Obama and his involvement with ACORN still were not generally appreciated by the voters. See ACORN's People's Platform at

If the truth had been generally known, it would have been "a game changer" in 2008 or 2012. The liberal media establishment led by The New York Times concealed instead of exposed it and Romney did not do what he needed to do to win.

With the so-called "fiscal cliff" looming, on "Hannity" Palin reiterated that "Barack Obama is a socialist" and warned that he could even be leading the nation on a slow march toward communism.

Palin: "[Obama] believes in socialism, in redistributing, in confiscating hard-earned dollars of our small businessmen and women so that they cannot re-invest their dollars and hire more people and grow and expand. Instead he believes in these failed socialist policies. And I say that not to personally condemn our president, but I say it because I face reality, and I see what's going on, and I see the path that we are on and the fact that Barack Obama has not had a budget in the four years that he's been in office and not been worried about it and continues to spend recklessly other people's money. And that is a sign of that idea of loving socialism."

Palin concluded: "...I say, Republicans, go back to what the planks in your platform represent. It represents reining in government, putting back the power and the responsibility in the individual, not in the state, not in government. Again, that gets us towards socialism. What goes beyond communism. I know I'm going to get slammed for speaking so bluntly about what's going on here, but that is exactly what is going on."

On "Hardball" host Chris Matthews, a member of the liberal media establishment that elected and reelected Barack Obama President of the United States, not only predictably "slammed" Palin for speaking the truth, but also derided Republicans who think that ACORN stole the latest presidential election for Obama, or even are not sure that it didn't, and reporting that ACORN no longer exists.

Whether the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections were "stolen" for Obama depends upon what "stolen" means.

If theft by false pretenses is stealing (and criminal statutes make it so), then a case that both elections were stolen can easily be made.

Wikipedia: "The elements of false pretenses are: (1) a false representation (2) of a material past or existing fact (3) which the person making the representation knows is false (4) made for the purpose of causing (5) and which does cause (6) the victim to pass title (7) to his property."

Obama took and kept "title" to the office of the presidency of the United States because his false representations about the extent of his relationship with ACORN were not generally known, although they could and should have been, even in 2008, and ACORN was critical to Obama's electoral success in both 2008 and 2012.

ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, formerly an ardent ACORN supporter, now a senior adviser with True the Vote and a registered Republican since earlier this year, is no longer deceived by the likes of ACORN, Obama and Matthews.

Matthews parroting the line of Wade Rathke, founder and chief organizer of ACORN for 38 years, that ACORN is dead is pathetic.

ACORN morphed instead of died.

Matthews blithely ignored Judicial Watch's fact-filled special report titled "The Rebranding of ACORN."

Excerpt from

"Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released 'The Rebranding of ACORN,' a special report on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) network, following an extensive investigation of the organization's transformation into various 'spinoffs' and affiliated organizations.

"The ACORN-affiliated groups existing today are ACORN in all but name. These groups tend to occupy ACORN's former offices, are staffed in many cases with former ACORN employees, and remain committed to ACORN's mission. Judicial Watch has documented 17 ACORN-affiliated organizations in the following states/regions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New England, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.

"Among the conclusions of Judicial Watch's special report:

  • ACORN lives on in the form of numerous state entities and in such affiliated organizations as Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), The Advance Group, The Black Institute, and Project Vote. In the words of Bertha Lewis, former chief executive officer of ACORN, "these entities are carrying on ACORN's work of organizing low- and moderate-income folks. [We have created] bullet-proof community-organizing Frankensteins that theyfre going to have a very hard time attacking."

  • Tens of millions of dollars in ACORN's funds and other assets are still unaccounted for. The Louisiana attorney general's office and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, as well as Judicial Watch, continue to investigate what happened to these missing resources.

  • Judicial Watch discovered that the Obama administration continues to bankroll ACORN and its affiliates in defiance of the federal government's funding ban. For example, on March 1, 2011, ACORN Housing Corporation | renamed Affordable Housing Centers of America (though it retained the same headquarters and many of the ACORN officers) | received a $79,819 grant from the Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • ACORN's Project Vote, President Obama's former employer, remains active in trying to register a 'Food Stamp Army' of voters on public assistance to re-elect Obama and other leftist candidates. In Colorado, for instance, Judicial Watch uncovered documents proving that ACORN/Project Vote successfully pressured Colorado officials into implementing new policies for increasing the registration of public assistance recipients during the 2008 and 2010 election seasons. After the policy changes, the percentage of fraudulent voter registration forms from Colorado public assistance agencies was four times the national average. Evidence suggests the Obama Justice Department might be partnering with Project Vote in this campaign."

MonCrief worked for both ACORN and Project Vote when she was a radical and it was preparing the way for the election of Obama (or someone like him), so Matthews just ignored her as well as Judicial Watch.

Geoff Folsom of The Marietta Daily Journal, in "ACORN whistle blower: Voter fraud played role in election" (

"A former employee of a controversial community organizers group said Friday that voter fraud may have played a role in last month's presidential election.

"Anita MonCrief, who formerly worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, commonly known as ACORN, told a meeting of the Cobb Republican Women's Club that Democrats broke voting laws.

"'We had people that were coming in from other countries that were being allowed to vote,' she said. 'We had poll watchers that were being kicked out of the polls for two and three hours while fraud was occurring.'"

MonCrief: "We have let Democrats control the electoral system for so long that they set up their own rules. Now that wefre trying to put Republicans out there like True the Vote, they are having a fit. True the Vote was attacked every day for 30-plus days leading up to the election c because they are the only organization on the right that's working toward electoral integrity, which makes them dangerous because the system is rigged."

Don't expect Matthews to report on the rigging of the system or to support photo identification for voting. (Like attacks on Obama, he dismisses photo identification for voting as racist and it would look ludicrous if he did that while interviewing MonCrief.)

MonCrief noted that Obama lost states that require photo identification to vote, "including Georgia, where they raised the most noise about photo voter ID, only to find out that more blacks are voting in Georgia that have an ID than before," she said. "So it's not disenfranchising anyone. It's getting more people out to the polls."

Matthews idiotically insists that ACORN is dead, but ACORN is a family of organizations, as Rathke proudly explained in his blog, and MonCrief, like Judicial Watch, knows the ugly truth.


"MonCrief, a Birmingham, Ala., native, told the 100 attendees at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center that she joined ACORN and its affiliate Project Vote in 2005 because she wanted to help poor residents of southeast Washington, D.C. But she said she quickly learned the organization had other motives.

"'There were really out there in the communities, but it wasn't about fighting to end poverty,' she said. 'The money was in the fighting and as long as you were out there saying that you were helping people, you were getting $30 million for Project Vote, $40 million for ACORN. Across the board, millions and millions of dollars were coming in through these tax-exempt organizations that either the government funds with grants or through private foundations run by far-left liberals like Barbra Streisand."

"Before the 2008 presidential election, MonCrief reported donations to then-Sen. Barack Obama's campaign to the New York Times. She said organizations like ACORN and the public sector labor unions were encouraging donors who had given the maximum amount allowed by federal laws to give to them in order to get Obama elected.

"But she said the stories printed were 'watered down,' and the paper backed off covering the stories because it didn't want to publish a 'gamechanger' so close to the election.

"'The only network that would touch the story was Fox News,' MonCrief said to applause from the audience."

Folson further reported:

"Janis Walling of east Cobb told MonCrief that she has been 'very depressed' since Obama's re-election.

"'Our country is lost, and, honey, I hope you have a bodyguard,' she told MonCrief.

"The statement led former county Chairman Bill Byrne to volunteer to serve in that duty.

"After the meeting, Walling said she was impressed with the speaker.

"'I was really astounded,' she said. 'I was surprised at how truly conservative that she is. It was her journey that took her to the conservatism; she wasn't just born into it. Her journey took her there. I think she's one of the most brave people know to be standing up against basically a machine.'"

Matthews is a cog of that "machine" and thus David Corn of Mother Jones (the magazine named for the socialist icon) is a regular on Matthews' "Hardball").

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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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