Barack Obama, ACORN and Voter Fraud … Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t


With Barack Obama when it comes to ACORN, sometimes he feels like a nut when it benefits him and sometimes he doesn’t when Acorn is embroiled in massive voter registration fraud. Once again we are presented with an Obama association that we are not supposed to question him about. I guess we are not supposed to question Obama on this one either.

In a Presidential election year with so much focus on the vote, ask yourself why is it that the Main Stream Media refuses to cover such an important story like voter fraud? I thought every vote mattered. Or does it only matter depending on who the vote is for? One would ask the MSM, if an ACORN committed voter registration fraud in the woods and no one was there to investigate it, would it make a sound?


Vanderbilt – ‘08

This nut is simply asso-ciated
with the crooked voter fraud
outfit ACORN, from which he
would love to be dis-asso-ciated
for purposes of being hired on
as president of US.

Voter Fraud You Can Believe In: Every Form Turned In By ACORN At One Location Is Bogus

Watch the Video HERE.

Obama website lies about ACORN ties; Campaign tries to distance senator from group convicted of voter fraud

In response to the increased focus on ACORN, the Obama campaign last week claimed on its “Fight the Smears” website the presidential candidate was “never an ACORN community organizer; ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee; ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.”

But these blanket statements are false and misleading.

In 1992, Obama was director of Project Vote in Chicago, which helped register 150,000 voters on the city’s South Side. Obama’s successful work was credited in multiple media reports with helping to elect Democratic Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

Obama’s campaign claims ACORN was “not part of” Project Vote, but the organization’s incorporation papers, obtained by WND, show Project Vote is a trademark name whose parent company is registered at the same New Orleans address in which ACORN and multiple ACORN affiliates are housed.

Obama himself previously connected Project Vote to ACORN.

Never Mind Palin, What About Obama & ACORN?

There are already investigations underway in nine states regarding the allegations of fraud in the new-voter registrations collected by ACORN, Obama’s preferred bunch of “community organizers”—-the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now.  This is how Obama is going to “change” and reform Washington, by buying the election with stuffed ballot boxes?

It’s been reported that in Nevada, state investigators raided ACORN’s Las Vegas headquarters, seizing documents and computer data.  The group says it has conducted the most successful voter registration drive in history, signing up 1.3 million voters in 21 states, enough to sway an election.

The people who are supposed to be uncovering voter fraud are instead allegedly perpetuating it.  Case in point—-in Ohio, a federal judge has ruled that Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat, is violating the law by refusing to allow county election boards to verify the identities of ACORN’s newly registered voters.

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  • US Census goes Nuts … Partisan ACORN to Play Roll in 2010 Census … What Now Census Registration Fraud?

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    90 Responses to “Barack Obama, ACORN and Voter Fraud … Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t”

    1. on October 14th, 2008 7:04 am

      The Wall Street Journal also has an article on ACORN and some of Barack Obama’s involvement. The fact that this organization can use OUR tax dollars to push 1) illegal registrations 2) their Democrat agenda and 3)Barack Obama is just the worst slap in the face.

    2. Mary, UK on October 14th, 2008 7:04 am

      It seems to me that the election in the US is a total farce, and that the Iraqi election had more integrity!!!! I really think that voters should be STAMPED after voting to ensure those who have registered multiple times CANNOT commit voter FRAUD!!!

      I really am scared witless by this election and would just like to ask a question !!!????

      Are Americans really NOT concerned about BO past, his days at University, his associations??? these seem to me to be VERY relevant, and legitimate questions, NOT that i think he has ANY sympathy towards Ayres terrorist activity, but JUDGEMENT!!!! COUNTS!!!! Who exactly would he “Get into bed with”!!! for HIS OWN purposes.

      I dont think there is much difference between what many politicians say policy wise, they mostly will let us down, i really DONT trust many of them, whatever their party, i tend to go for character and substance, i think John McCain comes through on BOTH, Obama has NOT been tested!!!! this MUST concern voters, Who is he Really????? whats he really about?????

      I think in these dangerous times the LAST thing we need in the White House is a novice???? be affraid??? be VERY affraid????

      I think the White House in the steady hands of John McCain is what the world needs for the next four years, after that ????? we will see!!!!

    3. on October 14th, 2008 7:06 am

      Oh and if that’s not enough, Mickey Mouse applied to vote in Florida.

      Just remember, this is your tax dollars at work folks and IF Barack Obama becomes President, expect ACORN to get a lot more of your money.

    4. on October 14th, 2008 7:17 am

      This is exactly why I beg people to at least be informed as to whom they are voting for. There can’t be any question that these people don’t have a clue what Obama stands for, they are simply voting for a man because of his race.

    5. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 7:41 am

      The following is an email that my friend received and she forwarded to me:
      Subject: FW: Missionaries in Kenya know Obama
      > Christians, wake up! We’re heading for some real
      > trouble in this country.
      > —————————————-
      > Missionaries in Kenya know Obama
      > Thought you’d find this interesting. Celeste and Loren
      > Davis are
      > Missionaries in Africa and can shed some firsthand light on
      > one of our
      > Presidential candidates.
      > Thanks for sending out an alert about Obama. We are living
      > and working in
      > Kenya for almost twelve years now and know his family
      > (tribe) well. They are
      > the ones who were behind the recent Presidential election
      > chaos here.
      > Thousands of people have been displaced by election
      > violence (over 350,000)
      > and I don’t know the last count of the dead.
      > Obama, under ‘friends of Obama’ gave almost a
      > million dollars to the
      > opposition campaign who just happened to be his cousin,
      > Raila Odinga, who is
      > a socialist trained in east Germany … He has been trying
      > to bring Kenya
      > down for years and the last president threw him in prison
      > for trying to
      > subvert this country!
      > December 27th elections brought cries from ODM (Odinga
      > Camp) of rigged
      > election. Obama and Raila speak daily As we watch Obama
      > rise in the US we
      > are sure that whatever happens, he will use the same
      > tactic, crying rigged
      > election if he doesn’t win, and possibly cause a race
      > war in America
      > .
      > What we would like you to know is what the American press
      > has been keeping a
      > dirty little secret. Obama IS a Muslim and he IS a racist
      > and this is a
      > fulfillment of the 9-11 threat that was just the beginning.
      > Jihad is the
      > only true Muslim way. We have been working with them for 20
      > years this July!
      > He is not an American as we know it. Please encourage your
      > friends and
      > associates not to be taken in by those that are promoting
      > him. It is world
      > wide jihad. All our friends in Europe are very disturbed by
      > the Muslim
      > infiltration into their countries. By the way, his true
      > name is Barak
      > Hussein Mu hammed Obama. Won’t that sound sweet to our
      > enemies as they swear
      > him in on the Koran!?
      > God Bless you.
      > Pray for us here in Kenya . We are still fighting for our
      > nation to
      > withstand the same kind of assault that every nation,
      > including America , is
      > fighting. Takeover from the outside to fit the new world
      > order. As
      > believers, this means we will be the first targets. Here in
      > Kenya, not one
      > mosque was burned down, but hundreds of churches were
      > burned down, some with
      > people in them, burned alive.
      > Jesus Christ is our peace, but the new world order of
      > Globalism has
      > infiltrated the church and confused believers into thinking
      > that they can
      > compromise and survive. It won’t be so. I will send you
      > a newsletter we sent
      > out in February documenting in a more cohesive manner what
      > I’ve tried to say
      > in a few paragraphs.
      > Love,
      > Celeste and Loren Davis About our Father’s business!
      > Luke 2:49

    6. txchic on October 14th, 2008 8:20 am

      just another step to implement the george soros plan for the world. obama gets in to redistribute wealth. be very afraid!!!

    7. Valerie on October 14th, 2008 8:23 am


      According to the snopes website, this email is a fraud. Even though I am a diehard support of McCain, I just wanted to help avoid any additional confusion.

      McCAIN/PALIN ’08

    8. Cinderella on October 14th, 2008 8:28 am




    9. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 8:37 am

      Dear Mary UK…myself and a friend at work (who is from Canada!) were discussing this exact thing recently. We should have to dip our finger or something in ink to show we already voted.

      Way I see it, this election is a battle between liberals who wish to change America to a socialist-type society, and conservatives who want America to remain based on that which it was founded. Christian values, life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness, free enterprise, all men created equal, one nation under God.

      Socialism is what Obama is pushing and too many folks have become lazy preferring to live from someone else’s means rather than putting a little sweat and sacrifice into making their own way. Or, they chose a lifestyle that brings them personal and financial burden, and make excuses for why the gov’t should do a damn thing about it. Why? I didn’t make their mess! Time for personal responsibility to be the norm again.

      I love this country, my dad’s family’s been here since 1775…nothing I want LESS than to see our nation become socialist. Seems the liberal party is willing to cheat and lie to get the office. They appear to be mad with desire for power, not to better the country in any way or make it self-sufficient as a whole or its individuals.

      I do read UK news online. Interesting to read other countries’ view on our electoral process and the candidates.

    10. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 8:46 am

      Katablog…but Mickey IS a resident..right? ;>)

      Besides, I don’t think MM is a felon, but we could check that out. Seriously, I was in Tampa during the 2000 election. WHAT a screwed up mess. Hillsborough Co. got recounted twice. BOTH times more votes for Gore were “found”. Amazed me. (not)

      Does anyone remember that the mainstream media announced the polls were closed a full hour early? Yup..the panhandle is CST. Over 8000 complaints were received from both parties that many did not go after work, or turned around thinking the polls closed early after the news broke…or by the time they knew otherwise, had already gone too far other way to get back in the traffic. Being Pensecola has a huge military base, I remember reading a large portion of complaints were from military personnel. Since we all know military lean republican about 70% of the time…we know the race was not so “tight” down there as Gore and team invented it to be.

      To this day I think the media planned it to screw up Florida vote.

    11. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 8:46 am

      Scared Monkeys…. the picture is priceless of O’Bama with the Acorn hat/head ha ha ha….

    12. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 8:53 am

      The last I heard, there were 1,100 fraudulent voter registrations that were filed by the same person.


      Who’s committing fraud, the organization that encourages people to vote or the person that filed the 1,100 registrations?


      ACORN has been in existence long before O’bama had any aspirations to become President in this country. So, please, if you’re really interested in digging for the truth, why don’t you dig into those registrations that were found to be fraudulent in Florida eight years ago. It was the discovery of those voter registrations that deemed Bush lost the state of Florida and should not have been declared the winner…


      What I can’t understand is why some people on this site are so desperate to see McCain win the election… He has made statements regarding O’bama’s character and, yet, in spite of what he’s said, they continue with their character assassinations?

      And… then you have people like Sharon in Chicago who’s trying to drag God into it. Be a good Christian and make sure a ‘black’ man doesn’t become president for there will surely be a race war.

      They have names for people like you…

      Paranoid Degenerate!


      Go ahead, grab your gun…

      for he that lives by the sword,

      will die by the sword!


    13. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 9:04 am

      Please, Mary in U.K.

      What do you know about the sweat and tears that have gone into building this country into a great nation. It was bad enough that your country encouraged the ownership of slaves, but I will go, even a step further and say that if your forefathers had it their way, we would have ALL been slaves… for the British!


    14. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 9:06 am


      Where is the honor of winning an election that is based on fear?


      Reality check!


    15. Richard on October 14th, 2008 9:21 am

      There’s an article on AP saying that the state of Ohio is seeking an investigation of ACORN.

      I think that Mary of the UK has the same right to express her opinion of our political system as does anyone else here.

    16. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 9:25 am

      Dear Mary Uk…please ignore Fox Fire (better name for her would be Water Rat). It’s a typical troll.

    17. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 9:26 am

      Well Ms. Fox, since this ACORN establishment has been around for sooo long, and fraud has been obvious for so long, why wasn’t Obama brilliant enough to realize he shouldn’t be involved?

      No matter, the rest of us (for most part) can see birds of a feather flock together, and we see where Obama’s flock has been nesting.

    18. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 9:38 am


      Mary says be afraid!

      Yeah, be afraid, hide under your beds, if you must…

      Better that you stay there,

      than to cast your vote

      based on fear and innuendo.



    19. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 9:40 am

      Fire Fox…some one should hose you down…your mouth is ablazed…. You have lost it why so angry because O’Bama is going to loose?

    20. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 9:44 am


      ACORN is a government funded program to encourage voter registration. They have blown the whistle on those that have been fraudulent. They were the ones that did the research in Florida.

      Remember, when you point your finger, the other fingers are pointing right back at you….

      Get a clue, Troll!


    21. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 10:01 am

      Sharon in Chicago:

      There is no doubt in my mind that O’bama is going to win. All I have to do is take a look at some of the things that people like you say, and know that it’s a cinch. Your propaganda is what will lose the election for your candidate.

      And, speaking of hosing one down…

      Sounds like you’ve had some experience with that…

      You are a disgrace to your country

      and the fundamental principals

      under which it’s founded.

      Go hose your own children down,

      put the gun in their hand

      and send them out to fight your war,

      if you must…

      Many, many Americans have moved past that dark part of our history… but it’s obvious to me and anyone else that reads your ridiculous posts that you, still, live in the dark shadows of ignorance and the prejudice and hate that comes with it.


      Another troll…


    22. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 10:18 am

      Fire Fox… You sound just like a hate racist!

      Shame on you…

    23. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 10:38 am

      Wet Rat, you are one, angry person. Actually, I do use the name Tiny Troll on other sites, so since I am obviously a troll…I recognize my own species Mr. Rat (you).

    24. Brenda from Virginia on October 14th, 2008 10:38 am

      oops..Ms. Rat. Pardon me.

    25. caesu on October 14th, 2008 10:39 am

      ACORN has to hand in all the voter registration, even the wrong ones.
      ACORN always cooperated if charges were brought against their workers.

      the council of course checks them.
      and throws the bad ones out.
      in never leads to a actual fraudulant vote.

      and if it one slips through, it wouldn’t change the election outcome as much as the voter purges, supported by Republicans, disenfranchising large groups of voters.

      Republicans are just very scared of newly registered voters.

      if they can’t win the election.
      they are going to say Obama is trying to steal the election.


      they forget that McCain also attends ACORN rallies.
      The rally will feature Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the headline speaker along with elected officials, immigrants and key local and national leaders.
      The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) and in the House by Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). It addresses border security and illegal immigration while bringing the 11 million undocumented immigrants out from the shadows and onto a path to legal permanent status

      The rally in Miami is being sponsored by the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC) in partnership with ACORN

    26. ??? on October 14th, 2008 11:05 am

      caesu = brain dead troll

    27. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 11:05 am

      Mickey Mouse is as American as apple pie, and he has starred in films, TV shows and video games. But apparently he can’t vote.

      Florida elections officials rejected Mickey’s application this summer. It is unclear whether Mickey tried to register as a Democrat or a Republican. But the application included a stamped logo of ACORN, the community organizing group that is facing accusations of voter registration fraud.

      ACORN — which has a history of voter fraud allegations — acknowledged its logo was on the application but said its workers routinely scan all suspicious applications.

      “We don’t think this card came through our system,” Brian Kettenring, ACORN’s head organizer in Florida, told the St. Petersburg Times.

      The group says it has signed up to 1.3 million poor and working-class voters this year in a mass registration drive in 18 states. Some of those registration cards have become the focus of fraud investigations in Ohio, Nevada, Connecticut, Missouri, and other states.

      Other fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

    28. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 11:09 am

      Fire Fox…. Your comments sound like you are a communist…Would you fight for this country against socialism and islamic Jhad dictatorship,
      or would you be a coward?

    29. caesu on October 14th, 2008 11:23 am

      #26 ???

      is that all you have?
      what part you think is incorrect?

    30. Rusty Bridges on October 14th, 2008 11:43 am

      McCain attended the rallys, he wasn’t on the board of ACORN. Big difference. If the votes won’t count then why are they bothering to make up false registrations. This is a national security issue if nothing else. Isn’t falsifying official documents a crime?

    31. dePlume on October 14th, 2008 11:57 am

      Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 9:44 am

      ACORN is a government funded program to encourage voter registration. They have blown the whistle on those that have been fraudulent. They were the ones that did the research in Florida.

      Remember, when you point your finger, the other fingers are pointing right back at you….

      Get a clue, Troll!

      x x x x x

      Get a clue, Voter!

      ACORN has every appearance of being a shyster organization. “Not our fault, it’s the folks we hire!” Seriously ACORN, that makes it YOUR FAULT.

      Bi-partisan, government funded organization? Let’s check those thousands of registrations. Show us how many of those are Ds, and how many Rs. Democrate registrations have risen dramatically. ACORN is in trouble; ACORN and any connected (intertwined) organizations should be prevented (by LAW) from disrupting the election process.

      That ACORN is government funded . . . .is disgusting.

      Congress is still trying to keep ACORN subs in the money loop. Who runs “HOPE NOW” and how is/was it connected to ACORN?

      The tenacle of this beast are a concern. Obama gave money to CSI (Citizens Services, Inc.) who in turn gave money to ACORN. Money went from CSI to ACORN for elections services. Strange that we hear the Boards of both organizations . . . are the same people!

      Does anyone have more information on “Hope Now?”

    32. Mary, UK on October 14th, 2008 12:19 pm

      I can honestly say that in my country, although, often, the press and journalism in general, ARE on occassion, a bunch of parasites, they would be ALL OVER Obamas past, and wrightly so. What is wrong with finding out about the REAL man, what lies beneath the spin. He dosent have an extensive history to judge so IMO everything about the guy IS relevant.

      And by the way the colour of his skin means NOTHING to me, I was happy he got the nomination, I would love to see an African-American in the White House, just the wright one !!!

    33. Mary, UK on October 14th, 2008 12:23 pm

      txchic, YOU ARE SO WRIGHT!!!!!!! I read a novel years ago, the plot was along the same lines!!!! hope people dont walk into this with their eyes closed, be AFFRAID!!! be very AFFRAID!!

    34. SUPER DAVE on October 14th, 2008 12:35 pm

      FIRE FOX OR FOXY ?? whatever name you are going by now just remember: it is also a sin to lie and cheat which is just what your boy barry is up to.
      you can bet i won’t be hiding under my bed, but i will have my guns and bible ready for people like you. just as our soldiers are fighting for our freedom, i will also do the same on my own turf.
      people like you are exactly what is wrong with our country today . will you defend your country or be a flag burner like your messiah ?

    35. txchic on October 14th, 2008 1:07 pm

      thanks mary. i think every human living in a democratic country should do some reading about mr. soros. he has the means & motive to manipulate elections as well as financial markets.

      were are our health care workers hiding out? with obama’s health care plans we will end up having to cap salaries on anyone working in health care. go question doctors in canada or the u.k. to find out how well this works in their countries. guess that’s why so many are willing to relocate to the u.s.. mc caine needs to point some of this out to voters. obama has a plan but nothing to cope with supply & demand. perhaps he can lower the standards for minorities to get into med school. that will solve it… (rolling eyes).

      this whole acorn issue is justified by the far left who still have dilutions that the past 2 elections have been stolen from them. even here in texas i have had someone register me to vote a 2nd time last year. i now hold 2 registration cards with different information. this is more widespread than reported.

    36. dePlume on October 14th, 2008 1:20 pm

      ” . . . and if it one slips through, it wouldn’t change the election outcome as much as the voter purges, supported by Republicans, ****disenfranchising large groups of voters.****

      Republicans are just very scared of ****newly registered voters.****

      if they can’t win the election.
      they are going to say Obama is trying to steal the election.


      I don’t mind ****disenfranchising**** the felons in Florida, and Mickey Mouse, and the Dallas Cowboys voting multiple times. I don’t mind disenfranchising the cats and dogs and dead people who cannot come to the polls. I don’t mind disenfranchising the illegals (in our country) who try to vote.

      Reasonable people would likely agree. Every illegal VOTE undermines the system.

      Newly registered voters whose names have been copies from the telephone book are an irrational attempt to overwork the election offices, while sneaking in some not ellegible to vote. Now, tell me the percentage of Democrats to Republicans!

      If the “shoe fits” . . .

      Pathetic is correct. Disgusting, diabolical, and usually Democrats.

    37. on October 14th, 2008 1:56 pm

      FireFox: you admitted in another post that you don’t follow politics very much. May I suggest that you research further before you 1) espouse untruthful beliefs as if they are fact and 2)vote.

      obama’s web site states: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.

      FACTS: Case Study: Chicago- The Barack Obama Campaign – written by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN Leader, which was published in the journal Social Policy. and that article reads:

      “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.”

      We also know that Obama’s campaign paid ACORN $800,000 during the 2008 Primaries and then his campaign LIED and said it was for staging equipment. They later had to retract their lie since this was a federal campaign report and people had the evidence.

      Once again, if you want to vote for someone – at least know something about them. I’m sorry but I have to guess that you are a black person and you are voting and defending Obama based on the color of his skin. IF I stated I was voting for McCain because he was white, you’d call me a racist. What is it when black people like the ones Howard Stern’s people interviewed, who vote for a candidate because of the color of his skin?

    38. on October 14th, 2008 2:23 pm

      BTW Firefox, because indeed ACORN does receive Government funds, it’s one of the reasons why Americans are angry. How dare an organization claim to be bi-partisan and receive my tax dollars so they can then fraudulently register voters for ONE specific Candidate – who also funnels funds to them:
      Now let’s see how they use those bi-partisan government funds:

      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.

      Wow, that really sounds bi-partisan doesn’t it?

    39. on October 14th, 2008 2:28 pm

      Want to know more about ACORN and Obama’s relationship?

      Note that these people provide links to facts, they don’t just state some allegations and hope people believe them. They provide the proof for what they say. Anyone that truly wants to know about ACORN and is interested in whether Barack Obama is telling the truth, will read the facts.

    40. caesu on October 14th, 2008 2:52 pm

      #36 dePlume

      As a Republican, I was ashamed to hear of this. But as a Marine, I was outraged. Why would the Republican Party, which always claims to care greatly about our troops, do this?

      It appears that Republican operatives looked to gain an advantage by purging as many voters as possible from counties that lean Democrat. The director of the Republican Party issued a blanket challenge to validly registered voters based on false criteria, trying to persuade election clerks that a mere change of mailing address is grounds for automatic cancellation of voter registration.

      that kind of voter purges i am talking about of course.

      and about ACORN.
      well, McCain attends ACORN rallies too.

      The rally will feature Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the headline speaker along with elected officials, immigrants and key local and national leaders. Sen. McCain is one of the chief sponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act

      The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) and in the House by Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). It addresses border security and illegal immigration while bringing the 11 million undocumented immigrants out from the shadows and onto a path to legal permanent status; setting up legal channels and realistic caps for workers and family members to enter in the future; providing for tough enforcement; and enabling more immigrants to learn English and prepare for citizenship.

      The rally in Miami is being sponsored by the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC) in partnership with ACORN

    41. Sharon Chicago on October 14th, 2008 3:19 pm

      Now this is true…

      Now isn’t this something to think about!

      If Barack Obama would apply for a job with the FBI or with the Secret Service, he would be disqualified because of his past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist. If he is elected President he would not qualify to be his own body guard!
      (And the majority of the people don’t care.)

    42. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 3:20 pm

      Hey, it’s okay…

      Keep winning the election for Obama by making a bunch of idiots out of yourselves. Hate racist, yeah, I guess that describes most everybody in this country. We hate racism, hate unfairness but most of all, hate ignorance. Is this the best you can do for your country? The minute someone questions your integrity… call names? Soooo typical! Now, run along, little trolls… spread your word, please, so we can get a real feel for what we don’t want.



      Alot of what you say makes sense, it’s just too bad you can’t attract people with a little more character. You’re fighting a losing battle with people like these. That was my point, yesterday, no one is going to support a message that is delivered in a hateful way that makes this country look, even worse than it already is.

      Sorry, Mary of U.K. but our election is really none of your business. You need to take care of your own crooks. I read in the paper yesterday that you’ve had to pay twice as much as us to reinstate your financial institutions. The last thing that we need, is to be afraid. I think this country could use some bravery, not cowards who want to play the blame-game and hide under the bed; speak of race wars, but refuse to send their kids into battle. Truth is every single one of us is guilty for the mess we’re in, but those that are suffering, financially, for buying into a ‘dream’ mortgage, only makes up 2% of our population.

      Don’t sell America short. We will get through this and will continue to be the most powerful nation in the world. Besides, we have the whole world to think about. If we fail, everyone fails.


      Good Day!

    43. Susan on October 14th, 2008 3:27 pm

      I love OSAMA bin Laden Barack SADDAM HUSSEIN Obama’s little “ACORN” cap/hat too…LMAO!!

    44. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 3:58 pm

      Katablog #37:

      Why does everything have to do with race, with you? Do you, honestly, think that only black people support Obama? Is it, really, your opinion; like you said last night, that Obama will only benefit those of color?

      I’ve told you over and over why I support Obama. We need change. We don’t need another war hero who will keep us in a war that is breaking the back of every working man in this country. We have a $700 billion dollar debt because no one was tending to the white house and there will be more to come.

      So if you think I’m angry, you need to consider the fact that it is AMERICA that is ANGRY and for very good reason. We’ve been duped over and over by a house full of Republicans. But, soon, we will have a Democratic President to lead the Democratic House of Representatives, those in Congress and the people of this nation into the future.


      Now THAT’s something to be happy about! :)

    45. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 4:03 pm

      #41 – That’s untrue but I’ll give you a pass since you are obviously not bright enough to figure that out.
      But thank you for the copy-and-paste lie again.

      Sharon’s motto: “Vote white not right”.

    46. allan on October 14th, 2008 4:06 pm

      What about the medical plan with McCain? McCains health plan is awful.

      McCain wants to abolish the regulations that currently exist in most states that require companies to insure people with pre-existing conditions. Hie plan will be consumer directed health care. The insurance companies will be deregulated. This will leave the insurance company in charge of health care.

      The average family plan will cost approximately $7,000.00 instead of the average $3,336.00 now with McCains tax cut included here which is 5,000.00 family plan. That still leaves 47,000 million Americans without insurance.

    47. on October 14th, 2008 4:31 pm

      caesu: Attending and even speaking to a rally supported by ACORN is not a “relationship” with ACORN in the same way that training leaders, giving money and encouraging their actions is. If you are running for office, you probably have to speak to a lot of groups whose message you don’t espouse.

      We do know that John McCain does support illegal aliens – I have a lot of heart burn about that – so being at a rally that represents them isn’t a big surprise. But attempting to liken this type of activity with the activity of Barack Obama with ACORN is not being well informed.

    48. txchic on October 14th, 2008 4:38 pm

      hmmmm, i recall a recent election in which the democrat party hired attorneys in order to keep the overseas military votes from being counted in florida. then there’s the case where they only wanted hanging chads to be counted in counties which voted overwhelmingly democrat. very convenient how the dems pick & choose what they want to count.

      maybe the acorn fraud is why democrats are so against requiring voters to present an i.d. when voting? interesting.

    49. on October 14th, 2008 4:38 pm

      Fire Fox: after reading some of the things you have posted to other posters here, the last person I need a pass from is you.

      Yes, America needs a change. However, the problem with just jumping on the hopey changey wagon is dumb unless you endorse the change you are going to get.

      No, it’s not about race with me – it’s about race with Obama. It’s OBAMA who said that Blacks should get a bigger piece of the pie – not me. It’s OBAMA that yells “racism” every time someone makes any criticism of him. It is OBAMA who draws up tax plans that greatly favor the poor and actually steal from the wealthy to hand their hard earned money to other. Those are the plans and ideals of the man you plan to vote for – not mine.

      And yes, there’s something wrong (racist)when 95% of one race is going to vote for a specific candidate but have absolutely no clue what he stands for or even which candidate is his VP!

      Now, care to tell us what racial group you belong to?

    50. on October 14th, 2008 4:43 pm

      #46 Allen: Health care is not a human right. You may choose a nice car, a big house, a swimming pool or cable TV while I might choose health care.

      Under Obama’s plan you would be penalized if you decided that you were healthy enough that you didn’t wish to buy health insurance.

      You say that McCain’s plan “will be consumer directed health care”. What’s wrong with that? This is a free market system. People who want full coverage health care will purchase it; those who maybe only want catastrophic health care will buy that. The market/consumer will determine the plans they want because those are the plans that will be purchased. That, my friend, is a capitalistic system and democracy.

    51. on October 14th, 2008 4:57 pm

      No one yelled “kill him” about Barack Obama not saying that this makes it right, but the “kill him” comment, when taken in context was about William Ayers, not Barack Obama.

      I still don’t agree with the comment, but perhaps Obama needs to now change out of his “victim” suit.

    52. Mary, UK on October 14th, 2008 5:28 pm

      SharonChicago#41 I heard that fact the other night on tv, the lunatics have taken over the asylum !!!!!

    53. Mary, UK on October 14th, 2008 5:34 pm

      By the way Fire Fox, it is VERY much MY business, how the US election goes, Brittish soldiers are fighting and dying alongside Americans overseas, THAT MAKES IT MY BUSINESS!!!!

    54. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 5:54 pm

      “And yes, there’s something wrong (racist)when 95% of one race is going to vote for a specific candidate but have absolutely no clue what he stands for or even which candidate is his VP!”

      Yep, you are a racist.

      Maybe you can clue us in to which race of people it is that only 5% know who Obama’s VP is.

    55. allan on October 14th, 2008 6:37 pm

      #50Katablog Thats alright but you will pay double what you pay now. Plus some will have high insurance rates or no insurance at all. The insurance will be deregulated just like fannie mae etc, with no oversight.
      How well do you think you can negotiate with private insurance for decent rates? Free market system is good but not always honest but congress will approve neither plan.

    56. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 7:58 pm


      How ridiculous that you want me to disclose my race! Does it REALLY matter? What? You’re worried about some black people voting? Or, better yet, it’s not about Barack Obama with you, it’s about race. I take my hat off to you… you have been the number one mud slinger with all your unconventional means of gathering information, twisting facts and, now, injecting race into the debate.

      I hope your man does the same thing, because he will fall straight on his face. All those soldiers that we have fighting shoulder to shoulder for HIS war would spit in his face… as, well, they should. And, if any of these ‘scared’ monkeys had any backbone, they’d do the same; instead of endorsing your private, little campaign; hanging on your every word as if it were
      gospel. You don’t know anymore than the rest of us, you’ve just got that spin! And those that are dizzy, already, with the normal, everyday stress of life are gobbling down your pig slop like it were a full-course meal. Even, Mary in the United Kingdom is telling us to be scared. Scared of what… do you really think that with all the hoops one has to jump through to get something done in Washington, this man is going to jump out of the cake as a terrorist and abolish our government? You’re dreaming. Barack Obama is as American as apple pie!

      I’ve read all the material that you post over and over, again; and none of it rings true… none of it moves me. And, yes, I would challenge every single person on this blog that supports you to give me more than whining, crying and racial hatred. Obviously, the crap you’ve been feeding them doesn’t sustain their spirit; because day after day, they come here to eat more.

      No, politics is not my forte; but I recognize pig slop when I smell it and I can hear the tone of hatred in the way they write. Snorting up to you, like you’re the king of the pen. Write to us, please, Katablog; give us our daily meal! And, where is your friend Brie? Collecting her weapons, preparing for the day that will never come?

      Just like Christmas, the day of the election will come and go and we are all going to have to live with whatever the result is, just as we have for the last eight years… with our fingers crossed and our hopes high. But when it’s over, it’s over. We get what we get and we learn to live with it. So, please, save us the antics; the sour grapes and the whining and grow up… you don’t always get what you want!


      Just like I said before, there is no pro or con in endorsing anything that you say or do… you’re going to be YOU, no matter what ANYONE says. So keep it up, because, the statements by your fans speak VOLUMES about you.


      Thanks, but no.


    57. Maggie on October 14th, 2008 7:59 pm

      lol Katablog..I love that..Howard Stern

    58. Maggie on October 14th, 2008 8:04 pm

      PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

      He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the “arrogance of the Bush administration.”

      The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where “decades of putting Israel’s interests first” would end.

      Jackson believes that, although “Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades” remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

      “Obama is about change,” Jackson told me in a wide-ranging conversation. “And the change that Obama promises is not limited to what we do in America itself. It is a change of the way America looks at the world and its place in it.”

      Jackson warns that he isn’t an Obama confidant or adviser, “just a supporter.” But he adds that Obama has been “a neighbor or, better still, a member of the family.” Jackson’s son has been a close friend of Obama for years, and Jackson’s daughter went to school with Obama’s wife Michelle.

      “We helped him start his career,” says Jackson. “And then we were always there to help him move ahead. He is the continuation of our struggle for justice not only for the black people but also for all those who have been wronged.”

      Will Obama’s election close the chapter of black grievances linked to memories of slavery? The reverend takes a deep breath and waits a long time before responding.

      “No, that chapter won’t be closed,” he says. “However, Obama’s victory will be a huge step in the direction we have wanted America to take for decades.”

      Jackson rejects any suggestion that Obama was influenced by Marxist ideas in his youth. “I see no evidence of that,” he says. “Obama’s thirst for justice and equality is rooted in his black culture.”

      But is Obama – who’s not a descendant of slaves – truly a typical American black?

      Jackson emphatically answers yes: “You don’t need to be a descendant of slaves to experience the oppression, the suffocating injustice and the ugly racism that exists in our society,” he says. “Obama experienced the same environment as all American blacks did. It was nonsense to suggest that he was somehow not black enough to feel the pain.”

    59. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 8:11 pm

      Mary of U.K.?

      Then do me a favor, think about them and their families… Then, help bring them home, alive; instead of telling us to be afraid.

      Contrary to what you may read on the internet,

      we got you covered.


    60. Fire Fox on October 14th, 2008 8:48 pm

      And… Allan:

      You’re right. But they don’t want to talk about the economy. They don’t want to talk about health care. And the last thing they want to talk about is education. They’d rather talk about boogeymen and race wars.

      Watch T.V. and learn from the experts. That’s what I do because I want to know what’s going on and witness it with my own eyes, not through someone else’s smoke and mirrors.

      I think CNN is the best!


    61. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 9:15 pm

      “Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is not an adviser to the Obama campaign and is therefore in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama’s views on Israel and foreign policy,” Obama national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said in a statement.

      “As he has made clear throughout his career and throughout this campaign, Barack Obama has a fundamental commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship … As president, he will ensure that Israel can defend itself from every threat it faces, stand with Israel in its quest for a secure peace with its neighbors, and use all elements of American power to end Iran’s illicit nuclear program.

      “No false charges can change Barack Obama’s unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.”

    62. A New Girl on October 14th, 2008 9:59 pm

      #4- Katablog—Yes, I beg people as well….but it’s amazing to me how many rely on TV only for reporting and never check the facts.

      Every network out there is devoted to “The Chosen One”….as far as I am aware- the only place I seem to get unbiased news reports on this election is on Fox. Sad.

      ***McCain/Palin ’08 ***

    63. yoyo muffintop on October 14th, 2008 10:22 pm


      Daily Show – quite funny.

      Check out at about 1:45 New Girl :)

    64. A New Girl on October 14th, 2008 11:34 pm

      @YoYo—-Why you still on this “racist” kick? —-> Your Post #54. Yoyo, the reason you cannot see past the trees in the forest is that you are stuck in the mud. Why do you insist on judging everyone on this blog and labeling them.

      Go to ! She is not a racist, you fool. So, once and for all- shut your pie hole.

      BTW, I don’t bother checking out any of the links you post because you are annoying as hell, you never admit to being wrong and you are so drunk on the Kool-Aide of change–it’s impossible to get through to you. I don’t know how your SO (if you even have one) can tolerate your miserable butt on any given day. Ugh.

      ***McCain/Palin ’08 ***

    65. scott on October 15th, 2008 6:21 am

      Hello, ACORN is also one of the main forces that were behind the sub-prime mortage mess also. They used thug-tactics such as protesting in the lobbies of banks, scare customers away, follow bank employees to their homes, break into bank employees offices and homes to promote fear; all in order to give people who could NOT afford homes a way to get a home…ways such as only having to show a deposit slip to get approved for a home loan.

      In the original bailout bill, the Democrats wanted to give ACORN somewhere in the $20 million dollar range to continue its “practices.”

      This election will not be decided until weeks after the election.

      ACORN is destroying the basic principles upon which this country was founded. They are destroying your right to vote and are trying to discount your vote by signing up bogus registration cards. If the liberals can see this as a problem then there is no hope for them and this country. The liberals’ heads are so far up Obama’s a$$ it’s not even funny. They can’t see straight.

      Remember, Obama is going to “spread the wealth around.” That MEANS your hard earned money will be going to the 40% of Americans who do not pay taxes in the form of a welfare check each month. That’s right only about 60% of Americans really pay taxes, so it’s impossible for him to cut taxes for 95% of Americans.

    66. scott on October 15th, 2008 6:28 am

      The story that is NOT being told is Obama’s talks with the Iraqi PM, in which he committed TREASON.

    67. SUPER DAVE on October 15th, 2008 6:43 am

      you can’t see beyond the trees in the forest from being stuck in the mud ?? the most ignorant statement i have ever read to date from yoyo.

    68. yoyo muffintop on October 15th, 2008 7:28 am

      #67 – you are correct Dave. Except one thing – I didn’t write it, New Girl did.

    69. Jane H. on October 15th, 2008 7:36 am

      Wow. Scared monkeys is really a good name. If your article on ACORN is indicative of the quality of your “investigations” shame on you. Don’t you even know that you have to turn in ALL completed voter registrations?

      Your purpose is now very clear.

    70. MBS on October 15th, 2008 7:40 am

      Now the liberal democrats are claiming that the voter registration fraud committed by ACORN is irrelevent, because false registrations don’t mean there will be actual fraudulent votes. When will these people wake up?

    71. on October 15th, 2008 7:49 am

      Fire Fox: People reading here can easily read who is ugly and angry in what they say to others versus those that present viable resources for what they say. I’ve not called anyone names and I certainly haven’t struck out at anyone in anger.

      Racism was an important word with meaning until the 2008 campaign. It’s now become the word you sling at someone when you can’t defend against what they say.

      Your race was only important to me to prove what I say – Unfortunately, as shown on the Howard Stern tape, there are a lot of people who are basing their vote for Barack Obama on the color of his skin matching theirs. That’s sad for both sides because in order to really get rid of racism in America, BOTH SIDES have to recognize that people are people regardless of the color of their skin. You can’t expect people to look past the color of your skin if you refuse to do the same.

      I don’t write here to get accolades; I write here because I’ve done a lot of research for my own blog and I felt that others here would appreciate the resources. Scared Monkeys also provides fantastic for those who are willing to read with an open mind. Nether Scared Monkeys or myself ask that people believe like we do, rather just that people who read here, check the facts and make a decision based on them.

      You say you’ve read my resources and they mean nothing to you. That’s sad, because CNN presents only one side of the news and by reading and listening to many resources you can actually determine the truth. I don’t read blogs that make claims but fail to back them up – and when I encounter them, I don’t quote them as resources.

      You Fire Fox have set your mind to what you want to hear and that’s all you will hear. I hope you enjoy your very small world. I do guarantee you that should Barack Obama be elected President, it will only be for 4 years.

      By the end of that four years the people at the bottom will realized that economics don’t trick down from the top when you punitively punish the top. The top will stop producing and then there will be nothing to trickle down.

    72. scott on October 15th, 2008 8:21 am

      hoho or yoyo – OK, keep believing Rev. Jesse Jackson is not intimately involved with Obama. Their families are very close. They have family that went to school together. Even the dumbest of Democrats won’t deny this.

      Get real.

      Get ready for SOCIALISM. You are probably one of the poor souls that Obama is trying to “spread the wealth” too by taking my hard earned money, taxing it even further, under his plan, my taxes would increase by almost 20%, and giving it to LOSERS like you. YES, those people that are so f-ed up on drugs and won’t go out and get jobs, are LOSERS and why should I have to pay for them to as Obama said to the plumber: “…for those behind you to have a chance at success too…”

    73. scott on October 15th, 2008 8:24 am

      Obama wants to create jobs in municipalities = meaning government jobs, which means INCREASED government intervention in your lives.

      McCain wants to create jobs for the very core that America was built on, small businesses and the stock market.

      Who cares about America?

      Easy answer…the one that is trying to preserve the values of which this nation was built; of which Obama is trying to destroy with his SOCIALIST principles and values and views of government, just read his books!

    74. Obama Looks to Diffuse ACORN Controversy and Distance Himself … Is Obama Suddenly Allergic to Nuts? | Scared Monkeys on October 15th, 2008 8:30 am

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    75. SUPER DAVE on October 15th, 2008 8:42 am

      yoyo: but you copied it. i don’t understand the phrase.
      be honest and tell me the truth. would you burn the flag that you were raised with, the symbol of our freedom and diss the national anthem ? and i’m not trying to be rude or or obnoxious.

    76. scott on October 15th, 2008 9:35 am

      All you need to know:

      Wright 101
      Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Rev. Wright’s anti-Americanism

      By Stanley Kurtz

      It looks like Jeremiah Wright was just the tip of the iceberg. Not only did Barack Obama savor Wright’s sermons, Obama gave legitimacy — and a whole lot of money — to education programs built around the same extremist anti-American ideology preached by Reverend Wright. And guess what? Bill Ayers is still palling around with the same bitterly anti-American Afrocentric ideologues that he and Obama were promoting a decade ago. All this is revealed by a bit of digging, combined with a careful study of documents from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the education foundation Obama and Ayers jointly led in the late 1990s.

      John McCain, take note. Obama’s tie to Wright is no longer a purely personal question (if it ever was one) about one man’s choice of his pastor. The fact that Obama funded extremist Afrocentrists who shared Wright’s anti-Americanism means that this is now a matter of public policy, and therefore an entirely legitimate issue in this campaign.

      African Village
      In the winter of 1996, the Coalition for Improved Education in [Chicago’s] South Shore (CIESS) announced that it had received a $200,000 grant from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. That made CIESS an “external partner,” i.e. a community organization linked to a network of schools within the Chicago public system. This network, named the “South Shore African Village Collaborative” was thoroughly “Afrocentric” in orientation. CIESS’s job was to use a combination of teacher-training, curriculum advice, and community involvement to improve academic performance in the schools it worked with. CIESS would continue to receive large Annenberg grants throughout the 1990s.

      The South Shore African Village Collaborative (SSAVC) was very much a part of the Afrocentric “rites of passage movement,” a fringe education crusade of the 1990s. SSAVC schools featured “African-Centered” curricula built around “rites of passage” ceremonies inspired by the puberty rites found in many African societies. In and of themselves, these ceremonies were harmless. Yet the philosophy that accompanied them was not. On the contrary, it was a carbon-copy of Jeremiah Wright’s worldview.

      Rites of Passage
      To learn what the rites of passage movement was all about, we can turn to a sympathetic 1992 study published in the Journal of Negro Education by Nsenga Warfield-Coppock. In that article, Warfield-Coppock bemoans the fact that public education in the United States is shaped by “capitalism, competitiveness, racism, sexism and oppression.” According to Warfield-Coppock, these American values “have confused African American people and oriented them toward American definitions of achievement and success and away from traditional African values.” American socialization has “proven to be dysfuntional and genocidal to the African American community,” Warfield-Coppock tells us. The answer is the adolescent rites of passage movement, designed “to provide African American youth with the cultural information and values they would need to counter the potentially detrimental effects of a Eurocentrically oriented society.”

      The adolescent rites of passage movement that flowered in the 1990s grew out of the “cultural nationalist” or “Pan-African” thinking popular in radical black circles of the 1960s and 1970s. The attempt to create a virtually separate and intensely anti-American black social world began to take hold in the mid-1980s in small private schools, which carefully guarded the contents of their controversial curricula. Gradually, through external partners like CIESS, the movement spread to a few public schools. Supporters view these programs as “a social and cultural ‘inoculation’ process that facilitates healthy, African-centered development among African American youth and protects them against the ravages of a racist, sexist, capitalist, and oppressive society.”

      We know that SSAVC was part of this movement, not only because their Annenberg proposals were filled with Afrocentric themes and references to “rites of passage,” but also because SSAVC’s faculty set up its African-centered curriculum in consultation with some of the most prominent leaders of the “rites of passage movement.” For example, a CIESS teacher conference sponsored a presentation on African-centered curricula by Jacob Carruthers, a particularly controversial Afrocentrist.

      Jacob Carruthers
      Like other leaders of the rites of passage movement, Carruthers teaches that the true birthplace of world civilization was ancient “Kemet” (Egypt), from which Kemetic philosophy supposedly spread to Africa as a whole. Carruthers and his colleagues believe that the values of Kemetic civilization are far superior to the isolating and oppressive, ancient Greek-based values of European and American civilization. Although academic Egyptologists and anthropologists strongly reject these historical claims, Carruthers dismisses critics as part of a white supremacist conspiracy to hide the truth of African superiority.

      Carruthers’s key writings are collected in his book, Intellectual Warfare. Reading it is a wild, anti-American ride. In his book, we learn that Carruthers and his like-minded colleagues have formed an organization called the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), which takes as its mission the need to “dismantle the European intellectual campaign to commit historicide against African peoples.” Carruthers includes “African-Americans” within a group he would define as simply “African.” When forced to describe a black person as “American,” Carruthers uses quotation marks, thus indicating that no black person can be American in any authentic sense. According to Carruthers, “The submission to Western civilization and its most outstanding offspring, American civilization, is, in reality, surrender to white supremacy.”

      Carruthers’s goal is to use African-centered education to recreate a separatist universe within America, a kind of state-within-a-state. The rites of passage movement is central to the plan. Carruthers sees enemies on every part of the political spectrum, from conservatives, to liberals, to academic leftists, all of whom reject advocates of Kemetic civilization, like himself, as dangerous and academically irresponsible extremists. Carruthers sees all these groups as deluded captives of white supremacist Eurocentric culture. Therefore the only safe place for Africans living in the United States (i.e. American blacks) is outside the mental boundaries of our ineradicably racist Eurocentric civilization. As Carruthers puts it: “…some of us have chosen to reject the culture of our oppressors and recover our disrupted ancestral culture.” The rites of passage movement is a way to teach young Africans in the United States how to reject America and recover their authentic African heritage.

      America as Rape
      Carruthers admits that Africans living in America have already been shaped by Western culture, yet compares this Americanization process to rape: “We may not be able to get our virginity back after the rape, but we do not have to marry the rapist….” In other words, American blacks (i.e. Africans) may have been forcibly exposed to American culture, but that doesn’t mean they need to accept it. The better option, says Carruthers, is to separate out and relearn the wisdom of Africa’s original Kemetic culture, embodied in the teachings of the ancient wise man, Ptahhotep (an historical figure traditionally identified as the author of a Fifth Dynasty wisdom book). Anything less than re-Africanization threatens the mental, and even physical, genocide of Africans living in an ineradicably white supremacist United States.

      Carruthers is a defender of Leonard Jeffries, professor in the department of black studies at City College in Harlem, infamous for his black supremacist and anti-Semitic views. Jeffries sees whites as oppressive and violent “ice people,” in contrast to peaceful and mutually supportive black “sun people.” The divergence says Jeffries, is attributable to differing levels of melanin in the skin. Jeffries also blames Jews for financing the slave trade. Carruthers defends Jeffries and excoriates the prestigious black academics Carruthers views as traitorous for denouncing their African brother, Jeffries. Carruthers’s vision of the superior and peaceful Kemetic philosophy of Ptahhotep triumphing over Greco-Euro-American-white culture obviously parallels Jeffries’ opposition between ice people and sun people.

      More of Carruthers’s education philosophy can be found in his newsletter, The Kemetic Voice. In 1997, for example, at the same time Carruthers was advising SSAVC on how to set up an African-centered curriculum, he praised the decision of New Orleans’ School Board to remove the name of George Washington from an elementary school. Apparently, some officials in New Orleans had decided that nobody who held slaves should have a school named after him. Carruthers touted the name-change as proof that his African-centered perspective was finally having an effect on public policy. At the demise of George Washington School, Carruthers crowed: “These events remind us of how vast the gulf is that separates the Defenders of Western Civilization from the Champions of African Civilization.”

      According to Chicago Annenberg Challenge records, Carruthers’s training session on African-centered curricula for SSAVC teachers was a huge hit: “As a consciousness raising session, it received rave reviews, and has prepared the way for the curriculum readiness survey….” These teacher-training workshops were directly funded by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Another sure sign of the ideological cast of SSAVC’s curriculum can be found in Annenberg documents noting that SSAVC students are taught the wisdom of Ptahhotep. Carruthers’s concerns about “menticide” and “genocide” at the hand of America’s white supremacist system seem to be echoed in an SSAVC document that says: “Our children need to understand the historical context of our struggles for liberation from those forces that seek to destroy us.”

      When Jeremiah Wright turned toward African-centered thinking in the late 1980s and early 1990s (the period when, attracted by Wright’s African themes, Barack Obama first became a church member), many prominent thinkers from Carruthers’s Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations were invited to speak at Trinity United Church of Christ, Carruthers himself included. We hear echoes of Carruthers’s work in Wright’s distinction between “right brained” Africans and “left brained” Europeans, in Wright’s fears of U.S. government-sponsored genocide against American blacks, and in Wright’s embittered attacks on America’s indelibly white-supremacist history. In Wright’s Trumpet Newsmagazine, as in Carruthers’s own writings, blacks are often referred to as “Africans living in the diaspora” rather than as Americans.

      Asa Hilliard
      Chicago Annenberg Challenge records also indicate that SSAVC educators invited Asa Hilliard, a pioneer of African-centered curricula and a close colleague of Carruthers, to offer a keynote address at yet another Annenberg-funded teacher training session. Hilliard’s ties to Wright run still deeper than Carruthers’s. A close Wright mentor and friend, Hilliard died in 2007 while on a trip to Kemet (Egypt) with Wright and members of Wright’s congregation. Hillard was scheduled to deliver several lectures to the congregants, and to speak at a meeting of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization, which he co-founded with Carruthers and other “African-centered” scholars. On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy. Speaking of the need for such a school, Wright had earlier said, “We need to educate our children to the reality of white supremacy.” (For more on Wright’s Afrocentric school, see “Jeremiah Wright’s ‘Trumpet.’”)

      Wright delivered the eulogy at Hilliard’s memorial service, with prominent members of ASCAC in the audience. To commemorate Hilliard, a special, two-cover double issue of Wright’s Trumpet Newsmagazine was published, with a picture of Hilliard on one side, and a picture of Louis Farrakhan on the other (in celebration of a 2007 award Farrakhan received from Wright). In short, the ties between Wright and Hilliard could hardly have been closer. Clearly, then, Wright’s own educational philosophy was mirrored at the Annenberg-funded SSAVC, which sought out Hilliard’s and Carruthers’s counsel to construct its curriculum.

      Perhaps inadvertently, Wright’s eulogy for Hilliard actually established the fringe nature of his favorite African-centered scholars. In his tribute, Wright stressed how intensely “white Egyptologists recoiled at the very notion of everything Asa taught.” As Wright himself made plain, it seems virtually impossible to find respectable scholars of any political stripe who approve of the extremist anti-American version of Afrocentrism promoted by Hilliard and Carruthers.

      Ayers’s Pals
      An important exception to the rule is Bill Ayers himself, who not only worked with Obama to fund groups like this at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, but who is still “palling around” with the same folks. Discretely waiting until after the election, Bill Ayers and his wife, and fellow former terrorist, Bernardine Dohrn plan to release a book in 2009 entitled Race Course Against White Supremacy. The book will be published by Third World Press, a press set up by Carruthers and other members of the ASCAC. Representatives of that press were prominently present for Wright’s eulogy at Asa Hilliard’s memorial service. Less than a decade ago, therefore, when it came to education issues, Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright were pretty much on the same page.

      Obama’s Knowledge
      Given the precedent of his earlier responses on Ayers and Wright, Obama might be inclined to deny personal knowledge of the educational philosophy he was so generously funding. Such a denial would not be convincing. For one thing, we have evidence that in 1995, the same year Obama assumed control of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, he publicly rejected “the unrealistic politics of integrationist assimilation,” a stance that clearly resonates with both Wright and Carruthers. (See “No Liberation.”)

      And as noted, Wright had invited Carruthers, Hilliard, and like-minded thinkers to address his Trinity congregants. Wright likes to tick off his connections to these prominent Afrocentrists in sermons, and Obama would surely have heard of them. Reading over SSAVC’s Annenberg proposals, Obama could hardly be ignorant of what they were about. And if by some chance Obama overlooked Hilliard’s or Carruthers’s names, SSAVC’s proposals are filled with references to “rites of passage” and “Ptahhotep,” dead giveaways for the anti-American and separatist ideological concoction favored by SSAVC.

      We know that Obama did read the proposals. Annenberg documents show him commenting on proposal quality. And especially after 1995, when concerns over self-dealing and conflicts of interest forced the Ayers-headed “Collaborative” to distance itself from monetary issues, all funding decisions fell to Obama and the board. Significantly, there was dissent within the board. One business leader and experienced grant-smith characterized the quality of most Annenberg proposals as “awful.” (See “The Chicago Annenberg Challenge: The First Three Years,” p. 19.) Yet Obama and his very small and divided board kept the money flowing to ideologically extremist groups like the South Shore African Village Collaborative, instead of organizations focused on traditional educational achievement.

      As if the content of SSAVC documents wasn’t warning enough, their proposals consistently misspelled “rites of passage” as “rights of passage,” hardly an encouraging sign from a group meant to improve children’s reading skills. The Chicago Annenberg Challenge’s own evaluators acknowledged that Annenberg-aided schools showed no improvement in achievement scores. Evaluators attributed that failure, in part, to the fact that many of Annenberg’s “external partners” had little educational expertise. A group that puts its efforts into Kwanzaa celebrations and half-baked history certainly fits that bill, and goes a long way toward explaining how Ayers and Obama managed to waste upwards of $150 million without improving student achievement.

      However he may seek to deny it, all evidence points to the fact that, from his position as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Barack Obama knowingly and persistently funded an educational project that shared the extremist and anti-American philosophy of Jeremiah Wright. The Wright affair was no fluke. It’s time for McCain to say so.

      — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

      UNREAL….he was funding the church and the beliefs of this Rev Wright, BUT Obama claims he was not privy to these rants while HE was in church, YET this Wright was ADMITTEDLY by Obama, Obama’s mentor for 20 YEARS!

    77. Fire Fox on October 15th, 2008 10:55 am


      You’re right and like I said earlier, I respect what you do; always have and always will.

    78. on October 15th, 2008 1:04 pm

      fire fox: are you two different people?

      “You’re right and I respect what you do” doesn’t sound like the same person that raged at me and called me a racist in #56!

      For all: My quote of the day:

      Moreover, the public’s lack of interest in the facts is facilitated by the major American media’s refusal to report them.

      How true it is.

    79. Sharon Chicago on October 15th, 2008 3:16 pm

      #45 yoyou…stay off the Kool Aid… I am not the least bit prejudice toward black people
      even though I am white…I know that is hard
      for you to believe in your small world time warp you are in.

      I am truly sadden to think that 90% or more blacks are voting for O’Bama just because
      his skin color is black, since I would have given theblack people more credit that to do that! What are they thinking? So sad.

      How can they do this…knowing that O’Bama wants
      to socialize this country and his unsavory afflications and mentorings -etc etc etc.

    80. caesu on October 15th, 2008 6:39 pm

      ACORN registered 1.3 million genuine new voters.

      in every democratic country this should be celebrated.

      of course identity checks are done.
      and bad registrations are thrown out.
      that’s what happening.

      too bad for the GOP that first time voters are mainly lower classes and minorities, likely not to vote for McCain.
      so tactics are used to try to surpress these voters.
      often used tactic of the GOP.

      and this ridiculing of community organizers…
      with a deep recession or depression on the way.
      a lot of folks are going to have to turn to these organisations.

    81. Fire Fox on October 15th, 2008 6:57 pm


      I do respect you. It doesn’t mean we can’t disagree. And you’re right, I get angry just like everyone else… I’m not perfect. The discussions get pretty heated up when one writes about politics, politicians and the future of our people.

      And, fortunately, that has nothing to do with race.


    82. A New Girl on October 16th, 2008 5:10 am

      #67 & 68 = I was merely trying to be creative by using words to illustrate meaning. Give me a break!

      The idea which was intended by that sentence…was that YOYO CANNOT THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX !!!!!! YOYO IS TOO STUPID/IGNORANT TO TRULY SEE THE BIG PICTURE!!!! Yoyo’s vision is so clouded and obscured…he can’t see the facts right in front of him. The mud (in the forest) was only a phrase I chose to describe how YOYO’s BIASED THINKING AND BELIEFS inhibit him from proceeding any further or to reason & use logic correctly. Aw,….Gee guys, please excuse me that you didn’t approve of my posting …and while you are at it, Yoyo- BITE ME!

      DAVE—- If you want to talk about SHEER IGNORANCE—-YOYO SH**HEAD MUFFIN TOP WROTE THE BOOK ON THAT ONE!! Add in a sprinkle of stupidity and one, big whopping CLOSED MIND and that is him! He seems to be able to dish it out, but he throws a hissy fit when anything is refuted or thrown back at him!!

      Obviously…he/she must also be African-American because I am SICK TO DEATH of him shouting the “racist” BS rant all the time! GET OVER IT !!! I am NOT a racist, and I didn’t own any slaves. I am so sorry for the struggle of your Ancestors BUT STICK TO THE ISSUES YOU JACKASS!! Really, talk about immature and childish. If I ever met a person like YOYO in the street…I’d probably trip his ass on purpose just to watch him hit the pavement. Hard. Maybe that would knock some sense into his emulsified brains.

      **McCain/Palin `08**

    83. SUPER DAVE on October 16th, 2008 11:20 am

      #82: i think yoyo is just an it. not human, not animal, just it.
      don’t know if you remember john m. from the early Holloway days. reminds me of the same person. sorry for the comment, didn’t make any sense to me. no pun intended.
      these people who are supporting barry are in for
      a big suprise (IF) he gets elected. he is going to throw them under the bus faster than he did his own mother.

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      what, from I hear there are only a small handful of cases that are under investigation. which means this whole acorn thing is a joke and you need to find a real issue please. idiots

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