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Oct 10, 2008 12:03 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN


This could lead to many things if the voter fraud allegation is proven true in a court of law. It won't be good for Obama. This made the Washington Times, but not the USA Today as if now. Just saying...laugh
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Oct 10, 2008 12:17 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
Some actual quotes finally...

"The Obama presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee declined to comment on the raid.

But Bertha Lewis, ACORN's interim chief organizer in Las Vegas, called it a political hit job and said the organization for months had tried in vain to work with Nevada elections officials to identify potentially fraudulent voter applications.

"Today's raid by the secretary of state's office is a stunt that serves no useful purpose other than discredit our work registering Nevadans and distracting us from the important work ahead of getting every eligible voter to the polls," she said.

The Republican Party has long clashed with ACORN, including successfully fighting Democratic efforts to include $20 billion for the group's homeownership program from the $700 billion economic rescue approved last week.

Republicans say the group is a partisan player that engages in unscrupulous election practices. They point to 12 ACORN members convicted of voter fraud in Missouri in 1986 and to the organization's entry into a 2006 consent decree in Washington state to refrain from improper voter registration activities or else face criminal prosecution."

Source; http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/08/voter-fraud-task-force-raids-nevada-office-backing/
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Oct 10, 2008 12:51 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
WhatUwish4
WhatUwish4WhatUwish4St. Augustine, Florida USA2 Threads 12,827 Posts
I think at this point it's become so widespread there's going to have to be an investigation. They pushed it too far this time. The curious thing is how people will react once the facts come out. Obama seems to be made of Teflon in some regards. He should have been thorought vetted months ago when all this information was floating around. Some facts are irrefutable, yet the damn media choses to ignore it.

Anyway, it hasn't been dull.

K
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Oct 10, 2008 1:00 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
Wouldn't it be nice to just "ONCE" have an election where the parties are honest people. I guess, once you get to the government level, there is no such animal! JMOprofessor
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Oct 10, 2008 1:05 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
WhatUwish4
WhatUwish4WhatUwish4St. Augustine, Florida USA2 Threads 12,827 Posts
TheresMyFriend: Wouldn't it be nice to just "ONCE" have an election where the parties are honest people. I guess, once you get to the government level, there is no such animal! JMO


I think the best part of all this partisan mudslinging is that the American public is getting really involved and enraged. With any luck, we can all come together over time and demand some changes. Until now, many just didn't care. I hope they understand that public sentiment is changing....
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Oct 10, 2008 1:08 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
WhatUwish4: I think the best part of all this partisan mudslinging is that the American public is getting really involved and enraged. With any luck, we can all come together over time and demand some changes. Until now, many just didn't care. I hope they understand that public sentiment is changing....


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Oct 10, 2008 1:10 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
WhatUwish4
WhatUwish4WhatUwish4St. Augustine, Florida USA2 Threads 12,827 Posts
wave wave
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Oct 10, 2008 1:47 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
Hmmmm...and various key swing states that have suddenly, illegally (less than 90 days from the election is a FEDERAL elections violation) purged hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters is completely non-partisan in their behavior...voter fraud is BIPARTISAN...!doh
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Oct 10, 2008 2:26 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
May or may not be true...



Furthermore, whatever the sins of the Democrats, they are not — after eight years of George W. Bush, the cheater in chief — the minority party. That is the status of the GOP, which absolutely cannot win unless it can choke the surge of change-demanding voters who intend to cast a ballot on Nov. 4. God knows, they have no chance of winning on the issues, the strength of the disastrous McCain-Palin ticket or even their ability to spin and lie. Their best chance to win is by keeping Democrats from voting. Consider a few of the ways they are trying to do this:

1. Use the bureaucracy of the state to kill, or at least maim, the democratic process. In Florida and other states, as the Ledger reported, something known as the “no match, no vote” law is being used to strike as many voters as possible from the rolls. Where voters’ registration information doesn’t precisely match driver’s license and other information in state data bases to a T, sorry, you aren’t eligible to vote. Think of it as disenfranchisement by typo. And certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics and Asians, would likely be disproportionately affected (which is the point), because their surnames are more likely to be transposed or bungled at least once.

2. Send out bad information to target groups, such as out-of-state students. For instance, the Republican clerk of El Paso County, Colo., informed local students: “. . . if your parents still claim you on their income tax returns, and they file that return in a state other than Colorado, you are not eligible to register to vote or vote in Colorado.” Not only is this an outright falsehood, it’s virtually the same falsehood that Republican bureaucrats tried to fob off on students in Virginia and South Carolina as well, belying their protests that this was somehow an honest mistake.

3. Spread creepy misinformation anonymously. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, fliers in black neighborhoods of Philadelphia recently showed up warning residents that undercover cops would be prowling the polling places, arresting would-be voters with so much as an unpaid traffic ticket on his or her record.

4. Balance every accusation of vote suppression with the charge that Democrats are perpetrating voter fraud with their hugely successful registration drives. Throw as many obstacles as possible into the voting process, especially in low-income, ethnic and student neighborhoods. Find as many legalistic excuses as possible to challenge voters and, win or lose the challenge, you slow the lines and cause people to leave without voting.

And of course, supplementing these and many other dirty tricks will be the X-factor, the hackability of touchscreen and other forms of electronic voting. When — or, let us pray, if — the vote confounds polls and expectations, shrug and call it closet racism.
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Oct 10, 2008 3:28 AM CST The Washington Times: Obama camp downplays payments to ACORN
Galactic_bodhi
Galactic_bodhiGalactic_bodhiAkron, Ohio USA786 Threads 2 Polls 12,449 Posts
StressFree: May or may not be true...



3. Spread creepy misinformation anonymously. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, fliers in black neighborhoods of Philadelphia recently showed up warning residents that undercover cops would be prowling the polling places, arresting would-be voters with so much as an unpaid traffic ticket on his or her record.



If all else fails, do it for real. We live under the patriot act. I wonder if any potential terrorists will be voting...like maybe Barack HUSSEIN Obama...?laugh
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