Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I hate to say it but...

Saw AMERICAN CAROL on the weekend, and it's --


A sad wasted effort which could have been a killer. One of those comedies that shows its funniest moments in the trailers on TV.

Damn! I really wanted to howl, and savor, and whoop with glee at the skewering of the loony left. Instead, after the
first ten minutes or so, I just kept tapping my foot waiting for the next laugh, and squirming at the primitive preachy-teachiness of the whole deal. Sigh. Waste of a good cast, a ready audience, and a good idea. It was day two of the film's run in Toronto, and we shared the theatre with six other people. Toodle-oo!



The page used to look like this:

...but the facts have caught up with him, the page has been scrubbed, and the inconvenient truths chucked down the memory hole. That's because the real story goes like this:

In a 2004 article Case Study: Chicago- The Barack Obama Campaign in the journal Social Policy, Chicago ACORN leader Toni Foulkes wrote :

Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5,000 of them).

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for STate Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends."

[This story has since been scrubbed from the Social Policy archives.]

ACORN got to work in battleground Ohio last February, with this bare-faced announcement:
GOTV for Obama! Ohio ACORN is doing a Get Out The Vote project with the OBAMA Campaign. Ohio ACORN is hiring canvassers to go door to door encouraging voters to vote for Barack Obama.

ACORN is hiring in Cleveland (216)431-3905, Columbus (614)425-9491, Cincinnati (513)221-1737, for Dayton (call Cincinnati), and for Toledo call Cleveland. Or email polnatoh@acorn.org and your inquiry will be routed to the appropriate person in each of these cities. Intake and training will be held daily at local ACORN offices. Canvass begins on Wednesday Feb. 27th and will work through election day. Please, only persons wishing to work all or most of these days (Saturday and Sunday included) should inquire.

Please do not contact the Obama campaign directly regarding this post as they are not the organization doing the hiring and it will only distract their staff and volunteers from the other important work they are doing on behalf of Senator Obama.

[emphasis mine]

That was then, this is NOW: JammieWearingFool gives the low-down as to how the Obama Campaign has funneled $800,000 to their ACORN friends to, um , get out the vote.

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to steal an election. If there is any justice (if, if, if), this year's vote count could make the hanging chads of 2000 look like a cakewalk.

Big-Time Hat-tip to Gateway Pundit

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