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WWII Vets Threatened BUT Obama PERSONALLY Allows Treasonous Pro-Amnesty Rally at National Mall

Treasonous Pro-Amnesty Rally During Shutdown

Note that all of the signs at the treasonous pro-amnesty rally are in Spanish, not English

By Gary P Jackson

Unless you’ve been visiting Mars or something, you know Barack Obama has decided to severely punish the American people for daring to want the absolute train wreck known as ObamaCare repealed.

Lord Obama has closed national monuments, even those that are open air and ALWAYS open, no matter what. He’s closed roads leading to national parks, and even had his Gestapo threaten to arrest motorists who stopped on the side of the PUBLIC ROAD to view Mt Rushmore!

Obama also threatened to arrest any clergy who dared minister to any of our troops during the shutdown that he and his thug [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid engineered. A CLEAR violation of the soldiers’ and clergy’s 1st Amendment rights to Freedom of Religion and Freedom to Freely Assemble.

These are the acts of a vicious tyrant would would rather destroy America than allow the will of the people to override his maniacal plans.

The number of stories of Obama’s thug tactics during his shutdown, designed to inflict MAXIMUM PAIN on We, the People, would fill a volume the size of War and Peace. It’s despicable and un-American.

The “icing on the cake” though is Obama allowing the Treasonous Bastards™ who are pushing for amnesty for criminal aliens, unwanted invaders of the United States, a chance to use a facility that has been deemed off limits to We, the People.

Treasonous democrat party leaders like Nancy Pelosi spoke at this rally, sponsored by the SEIU and AFL-CIO union thugs. Others, like tax cheat Charlie Rangel, got themselves arrested on purpose for their anti-American “cause.” Too bad they weren’t being arrested for treason, as they should be.

Our friends at Twitchy captured the essence of the anti-American rally:

Notice these Treasonous Bastards™ are HIGHLIGHTING the use of a MEXICAN FLAG at this rally for those claiming they want to be Americans.

This may be the most despicable statement from the rally, by none other than infamous tax cheat Charlie Rangel:

Not sure how giving amnesty to 20-30 MILLION criminal aliens who have ZERO respect for these United States is “moving America forward.”

We posed that question to Rangel, via Twitter, but got no answer back:

Dr Fay Evens also had some choice words for the Treasonous Bastard™:

Sadly, that is EXACTLY what these democrats want for America. It’s been their wet dream for nearly a century to bring America to her knees.

Another ridiculous statement from Rangel:

More about this over at Twitchy here.

Please don’t forget that there is a sizable number of treasonous Republicans in both the House and Senate who are all too eager to join these anti-American democrats in giving amnesty to tens of millions of criminal alien invaders.

DO NOT let yourself be distracted by Obama’s shutdown circus. These pro-amnesty traitors NEVER SLEEP and NEVER stop scheming. Their goal of destroying America is ALWAYS on the front burner, no matter what.

Knowing that WWII veterans, brave men who saved the ENTIRE WORLD from evil, were denied access to their own memorials, while CRIMINAL INVADERS who have ZERO respect for the United States or the American people, were allowed to parade openly with Lord Obama’s blessing, tells you all you need to know about the democrat party, and this treasonous amnesty movement. All of these Treasonous Bastards™ in BOTH PARTIES must be removed from office, charged with treason, tried, convicted, and punished. Anything less will be justice denied.

It’s up to We, the People, to stop these Treasonous Bastards™ from destroying America. WE must fight for America’s survival, even as those in Congress and the White House work to destroy us all.

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SEIU Now Collecting Dues from Medicaid Payments Meant for Disabled Kids

By Gary P Jackson

Mark Hemmingway at the Weekly Standard reports on the depravity of the Service Employees International Union. [SEIU] Another example of why unions have too much power, and should be looked at as little more than organized crime.

This latest strong arm tactic by the Union Thugs™ at SEIU is immoral. It’s simply unbelievable something like this could happen in America.

This is yet another example of the corruption and cronyism that exists in politics today. Remember, some politician, or group of politicians, had to create a law to make this despicable situation come to pass.

The unions own the democrat party lock, stock, and barrel. They have been rewarded by Michigan democrats the right to steal from crippled children in order to perpetuate the union, as well as it’s symbiotic relationship with the far left.

There are a number of bizarre schemes unions have used to coerce dues out of public funds. For a long time, I thought the most appalling example was a Michigan scheme where the United Auto Workers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees held a sham vote-by-mail organizing election that “unionized” Michigan’s home daycare providers largely against their will. This allowed them to collect union dues from state child care subsidies.

However, it turns out there are even worse union scams happening in Michigan right now.

This from the Washington Examiner will blow your mind.

If you’re a parent who accepts Medicaid payments from the State of Michigan to help support your mentally-disabled adult children, you qualify as a state employee for the purposes of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). They can now claim and receive a portion of your Medicaid in the form of union dues.

Robert and Patricia Haynes live in Michigan with their two adult children, who have cerebral palsy. The state government provides the family with insurance through Medicaid, but also treats them as caregivers. For the SEIU, this makes them public employees and thus members of the union, which receives $30 out of the family’s monthly Medicaid subsidy. The Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MQC3) deducts union dues on behalf of SEIU.

In my opinion it’s immoral to force an employee to join a union in order to work in the first place. It’s nothing more than forcing an American citizen to pay “tribute” to an organized mafia. It’s no different than mafia hoods sticking a gun in a local store owner’s ribs and demanding he pay for “protection.”

That said, stealing money from crippled children, even adult children, who have none to spare, is unacceptable. What sort of insanity has gripped our nation? In what kind of world could a decent human being think this is OK?

This is the very definition of evil, and another example of why we need a national Right To Work Law that would allow American’s their God given freedom to refuse to pay “tribute” to organized crime just for the right to work. A right all free men and women already have!

Given the option, most workers would not join a union, or pay “tribute” to union thug bosses. Union dues are already at an all time low, this is why the union thugs are continually scheming. They are continually looking for new ways to enslave Americans against their will, in order to feed their corrupt organizations.

It’s time to demand our legislators craft a national Right To Work Law that would stop government sanctioned slavery and government sanctioned organized crime. It’s also time to throw out any legislator who refuses to get on board.

Labor unions OWN politicians in both parties, but primarily in the democrat party.

These unions take the dues paid in by honest working men and women and use those dues to corrupt our political system. To destroy the American way of life. Labor unions are, and have always been, a direct threat to Liberty and Freedom.

Now I’m not saying we should ban labor unions. That would be un-American. What I AM saying is we need a law that guarantees the right of the worker to exercise his free will.

If someone wants to join a union, or any other organization, of their own free will, and without coercion of any kind, more power to them.

What is going on now is immoral and an affront to all that is good and decent.

Labor unions like SEIU force their workers to do their political bidding. They take the dues members are forced to pay, and after skimming their cut off the top, use those dues to buy politicians, or entire political parties, who do whatever they are told.

This is a dangerous relationship that must be stopped, and again, any politician who refuses to do something about this should be run out of politics forever.

Labor unions, in their current form, are a direct threat to the nation’s survival.

That these union thugs have become so powerful they can convince their bought and paid for politicians to create a situation when the families of disabled children can be designated “workers” and forced to become a union member, and pay their dues directly out of aid checks meant to care for these children, goes against everything our founders fought and died for.

What is going on in Michigan with the SEIU is evil. As evil as evil can get.

Now is the time for good and decent men and women to put a stop to this by taking away the union thugs’ right to enslave their fellow man and force them to join a union just to work.

A national right to work law would cure this problem forever. You could write this bill on a single page.

Are you listening Congress?

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Arizona Protesters, Union Thugs, Waving Mexican Flags And Cuban Flags With Mass Murderer Che Guevara’s Image At Maricopa County Jail

By Gary P Jackson

This video reports shows protesters against Arizona’s right to protect it’s citizens from an invasion of illegal aliens, and all of the violent crime it brings. Right on cue, these people, who are demanding citizenship for criminals, pull out huge Mexican and Cuban flags. The Cuban flag has the picture of mass murderer Ernesto “Che” Guevara on it.

Che, a darling of the communist movement to this day, was a violent killer who helped Castro come to power in Cuba. At one point he was in charge of killing off enemies of the state through military firing squads, and other “creative ways.” His victims are said to number in the tens of thousands.

Guevara, who was born in Argentina, was so violent and out of control Castro sent him packing. He then went around the world trying to start revolutions. Much like Barack Obama’s Weather Underground terrorist buddies, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Jeff Jones, Guevara’s dream was world where only communism existed, ruled by violent dictators.

Might be a good time to remind everyone of this:

Here’s an interview with Maria Isabel, who was a precinct captain for Barack Obama in Houston Texas. She is the one who placed the Cuban flag, with the mass murderer’s likeness on it, in the Obama for America campaign office. She’s a real winner:

In February of 2008 World Net Daily had this to offer up:

Che flag sends ‘disturbing” message about Obama

Candidate attracts “people who think mass murderers are romantic revolutionaries

The Fox TV affiliate in Houston has captured images of a volunteer in a campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama working in front of a flag featuring the image of Che Guevara, the South American revolutionary who became Fidel Castro’s executioner after the communist takeover in Cuba.

And while the Obama campaign has issued a statement placing a modest distance between the campaign and its “volunteers,” the issue of such an image on display in an office operating on behalf of a man hoping to be commander in chief of the world’s last remaining superpower is raising alarms.

Even Obama supporters have been forced into corners because of the issue, with one likening the Texas state Republican Party to Guevara, to whom have been attributed hundreds of executions of anti-Castro leaders.

Under the heading “Barack Guevara,” Investor’s Business Daily raised some of the more pointed questions, to which the campaign responded only with a statement: “The office featured in this video is funded by volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official headquarters for his campaign.

How is it a front-runner for the highest office in the land can reject an American flag on his lapel but permit the display of a huge Cuban flag at one of his offices, emblazoned with a mass murderer’s mug?” the publication asked.

Barack Obama, displaying the same ‘anything goes’ standard of patriotism he showed when he ostentatiously refused to wear a U.S. flag in his lapel, now shows he’s got a whole different idea about patriotism,” the publication continued.

Rather than repudiate the image, Obama would only call it ‘inappropriate,’ apparently without insisting it be taken down. That contrasts with his dismissal of his Senate colleagues who wear lapel flags as ‘hypocrites.’ Some hypocrites,” IBD said.

The display of the Castroite flag with Che’s picture on it sends a particularly disturbing message about his campaign. Apparently, Obama tends to attract the kind of people who think of mass murderers like Che and Fidel as romantic revolutionaries. Those same people see Obama as a man with a messianic message.

These are the voters he’ll be indebted to should he win higher office,” the publication warned.

But even worse, such a situation “coincides uncomfortably” with the candidate’s demands for a “no-strings-attached” relationship between the United States and communist Cuba.

Obama’s naive idealism is based on a false understanding of history. Cuba is a nation that aimed Soviet missiles at us in 1962 and is likely to do the same if and when Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez gets advanced weapons from Russia or Iran,IBD said.

And, the publication said, that’s not all: Cuba also in 1962 tried to launch a 9/11-style attack on New York’s subways, a plot masterminded by Guevara, and in 1982 it tried to get the U.S.S.R. to launch nukes at the U.S. In 1996, Cuba shot down two airplanes and killed six Americans who were trying to rescue Cuban refugees at sea.

Had a political candidate in Latin American pasted up a picture of Che at election time, there’d be no doubt where he stood – ones who did just that are now running countries with names like Bolivia and Venezuela. Is that what Obama really stands for?

In a commentary on National Review, there was surprise that the Obama team only called the flag “inappropriate.”

What does it say that among these Obama volunteers, none of them thought to say, ‘Hey, fellas, you know, this guy ran show trials and executions … Is this really the image of ‘change’ we want to project to the electorate?’

Some Obama supporters defended the candidate’s response.

Steve Benen, a Huffington Post contributor, wrote in his Carpetbaggerrerport blog, “If it behooves Obama to renounce Che, would it also behoove [GOP candidate John] McCain to renounce the Texas GOP’s lunacy?

He had explained, “The far-right sure does find some odd things to get excited about” and describes the outrage over the Guevara flag as a “major-league freak-out.

Benen said he wanted to “nip this in the bud.”

The reality is, a volunteer found office space in advance of actual campaign staffers arriving in Houston. One of these volunteers put up the flag, presumably taken from some dorm-room wall. When actual, paid campaign aides show up – they’re due by the end of the week – one can safely assume the flag will be gone.”

He likened the Texas GOP to Guevara because he says it suggests the U.S. monetary system be returned to the gold standard, the decriminalization of sodomy be reversed, the IRS be abolished and the U.S. should drop out of the United Nations.

On the Lone Star Times website, the authors said they had tentatively identified the volunteer as a Maria Isabel, based on her matching photos and identification in an earlier news report.

And on the Powerline Blog, the authors criticized the Obama campaign’s “muted” response.

This incident is significant, however, in that it reveals what sort of change at least some of Obama’s supporters think he has in mind. Are they wrong? Maybe, but what has Obama said or done to disabuse them of the idea that he is a Che-admiring leftist?” the authors said.

Then again, maybe these far-left Obama supporters are ‘confused’ because they’ve been following his votes in the Senate. Obama was one of only 29 senators who voted to filibuster the provision of the FISA reform bill that extended immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperate with law enforcement and intelligence authorities in identifying international terrorist communications,” they wrote.

Think Maria Isabel was just a misguided nutbag, and Obama isn’t a fellow traveler? Remember, in his book Dreams of my Father the one allegedly ghost written by terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama claims to have sought out the Marxist professors, and revolutionaries while in college. Left Coast Rebel has a marvelous piece describing Obama’s college years that you can read here.

Enough about Che and Obama, for now. Let’s get back to the protesters in Arizona, the ones who rushed the Maricopa County Jail. They look well organized, huh? Well they should. As Michelle Malkin reports, this was all pure astroturf. More than 550 union thugs, Barack Obama’s paid enforcers, from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) boarded 11 buses in Los Angeles, California for the ride over to Phoenix to protest the Arizona law.

Open-borders/SEIU caravan to Arizona: You read it here first

On June 29, I shared an outraged e-mail from an L.A. government worker lambasting the SEIU for using worker dues to organize a pro-illegal immigration bus ride to protest Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. SB1070 goes into effect this week. Flashback:

I am a member of SEIU because, as an employee of Los Angeles County I have to be, and today I received an email from their office detailing how I can get a free seat on a bus from L.A. to Phoenix…to protest SB 1070. I am furious over this and wrote an email back to them to tell them so. I forget to mention to them I am especially upset over them using my dues to pay for this bus and the trip.

I fully support the intent of SB 1070, all the efforts of Gov. Jan Brewer, and the efforts of “Stand with Arizona”…I believe our borders should be firmly closed, and Mexicans should stand in line with all other would-be emigres from all other countries, get a passport and visa like everyone else, and come here legally…Further, we are the only country in the world that has wide-open borders and lets in criminals along with elderly women who only want to be maids. What on earth are we thinking? This will ruin our country! Thanks for all you are doing.

Well, just as my reader indicated, the purple shirts and reconquistas will soon be hitting the road. And masses of them will be bused into Arizona funded by worker dues.

The L.A. Times confirms:

As a judge weighs whether to halt Arizona’s controversial immigration law, hundreds of Los Angeles union members and activists are planning a bus caravan to Phoenix on Thursday — the day the law is set to take effect.

More than 550 people plan to ride on 11 buses to Arizona to stage a protest and launch a partnership with Arizona groups to boost voter registration. During the one-day trip, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, participants will meet with Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris, march to the state Capitol and hold a vigil. The participants represent 32 unions.

Just remember: For every shamnesty-shilling union worker you see on the streets, there are untold union workers like my reader who object.

Nice huh? Remember, before he departed the SEIU, Andy Stern then head of that fine organization, was the number one visitor to the White House. Had more meetings with Obama and members of the regime than anyone else. For those that don’t know, SEIU was founded by the Radkes, the same people who founded ACORN. In many cities they still share offices. Barack Obama’s job as a “community organizer” for ACORN was teaching the rent-a-mobs the finer art of street thuggery and Saul Alinsky’s vision for a communist America.

But wait, there’s more! These clowns at the Mets game in New York had to show their stupidity on Friday:

Men Run Onto Citi Field With Mexican Flags

NEW YORK – Two men carrying Mexican flags in protest of Arizona’s immigration law ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Citi Field.

The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident.

Prior to the game, about 40 people across the street from the ballpark chanted “Oppose racism!” and “Boycott Arizona!

Others stationed closer to the subway exit handed out leaflets that requested Major League Baseball move next year’s All-Star game out of Phoenix.

It’s not going to distract me. I’m here to play baseball,” Diamondbacks interim manager Kirk Gibson said after his team’s 9-6 victory over the Mets. “You have an opinion, I have an opinion. They have the right to say what they want, but it’s no distraction.”

As the trespassers were taken from the field people in the stands started chanting “USA, USA.”

Lots of things to consider here. First, do these protesters, paid or otherwise, who want amnesty for some 20 million illegals really think the best way to achieve that is to wave the flag of another nation as well as one with the image of a communist mass murderer? Do they really think that will win the hearts and minds of the American people?

One thing I’ve noticed over my lifetime, immigrants, legal immigrants come to America and love our country. The proudly wave the AMERICAN flag, and try to learn our customs, and way of life. Legal immigrants who become citizens generally become the best Americans. They appreciate this country and the opportunities it offers to those who just want to put out an effort. They help make America great.

By contrast, this mix of communist agitators, union thugs, and illegal aliens only want to cause trouble and take. By waving the Mexican flag it’s pretty obvious they don’t care about the United States, and only see this nation as a place to get hand outs and preferential treatment. One wonders why they don’t put the effort into reforming their own countries, much like our founder did, rather than come here and tear this nation apart.

Then there is Barack Obama. It’s plain as day that he is part of the problem. He relates to the communist agitators and union thugs. He sides with these people, because he is one of them. It is simply unbelievable that the American people fell for this radical in the first place. All of the warning signs were there.He is a dangerous man who is harming our country in ways that may never be healed.

It seems our only hope is to take back Congress in November, in a big way, and work to stop the Obama regime’s radical agenda at every turn. Then we can turn our focus on ridding the nation of this communist menace and his followers.


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All The President’s Astroturfers: The Curious Case of Ellie Light

The following is part one of what will be a series of columns written on this growing scandal in the days to come.

Growing up in Texas, when I think of Astroturf I think of the Houston Astrodome, the former home of the Houston Astros baseball team. At the time it was built, that incredible enclosed stadium was state of the art and considered a real engineering wonder, a modern marvel, if you will.

One of the engineering feats, as this was an indoor stadium, and hence not very conducive to growing grass, which is pretty essential to play, was the development of an artificial turf.

Astroturf was designed to simulate real grass in both look and feel. Soon baseball and football fields all over the country were installing this stuff, and causing much controversy that continues to this day.

During the 2008 presidential election cycle, I noticed a phenomena online. Now being a political observer and activist, I read a lot, especially online. The internet is really an awesome tool if one wants to consume a lot of news, from a lot of sources, in a relatively short time. It’s truly revolutionized our world.

One thing that has really changed in news and reporting is that most venues allow people to comment, in real time, on each and every story. Oft times, these comments sections turn into a really heated forum where ideas, and even insults, are traded blow for blow. It makes for some very interesting interaction.

As a reader, I tend to glance over the comments, and just like everyone else, I may leave a comment about the story, give another commenter an attaboy, or correct a commenter who has stated something that was, shall we say, less than factual. Many other readers do the same thing.

In 2008 though, I noticed something was up. Too many commenters were saying the same thing verbatim, as if they were using some sort of script, a list of talking points. The ones I saw the most, pertaining to the Republican candidates, took one of two positions: Either the commenter was a “lifelong Republican” who was going to vote for Barack Obama because John McCain was “just too conservative” or the “lifelong Republican” was “going to vote for McCain until he picked ‘that woman.’ [Sarah Palin]

Now neither one of these arguments made sense, especially coming from Republicans. Let’s face it, no one ever accused John McCain of being “too conservative,” ever.

As for Sarah Palin, the reaction to her among Republicans is well documented. She energized the base of the party like no one in recent history, and continues to, to this day. At the time of the announcement of her vice presidential candidacy, the positive buzz on her was so strong that she not only overshadowed John McCain, but Joe Biden and Barack Obama as well, again something that continues to this day.

So what was going on?


Rather than being an organic situation, a circumstance where Americans were all feeling a certain way and expressing it, all at the same time, like we are seeing now with the modern day Tea Party movement, and the actions of the voters in Massachusetts, what I was witnessing back in 2008 was a coordinated effort that consisted of paid and unpaid volunteers, who were trained and given up to the minute talking points to spread all across the fruited plain

Now organizing folks is nothing new. And frankly, nothing illegal, or immoral. It’s in fact, a good thing, if what is being done…and said… is true, but it often creates a false reality. The casual, or uninformed reader will see the scripted comments, thinking they are legit, and coming from someone “just like them” and often be swayed in their opinion on any given subject.

Let’s face it, while most of the country, no matter their ideology, has some pretty rock solid sets of beliefs and convictions, there is a significant number that sort of blow with the wind, so to speak. These people are generally not engaged in the issues, and have little knowledge of even the most basic of facts.

Now this is not to belittle these folks in any way. No one can be an expert, or even fairly knowledgeable, about everything. For example, I’m a car guy. I like sports and other events that have something to do with cars. If someone wants to talk about that, I can talk their ears off. However, ask me about football, or some other deal, and other than knowing that there is, indeed, such a sport, I don’t know much about the comings and goings, and generally will defer to someone else and their opinion. I’m simply not interested enough to care.

This happens a lot in politics, unfortunately. Many just aren’t interested enough to care, which, as we are seeing now, can have tragic ramifications.

Politics, like religion, is one of those things that many just don’t talk about, even if they have opinions, as both can cause heated arguments. This of course is a shame, because we should all be engaged fully in both subjects. Both are important, to say the least.

Anyhow, from time to time, people get together in a coordinated effort in support of something, or against something. This coordinated effort to post comments, write letters to the editors, and try and get oneself interviewed on TV is to sway opinion, pure and simple.

Advertisers and activists alike have used these techniques since well, the beginning of advertising and activism. This sort of thing, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily bad or wrong. In fact, when in the service of a noble cause, it is a very good thing.

Many times situations will occur and activists will organically come together for a cause they are committed to. They may organize to write letters to Congress, or even a company if something is going on that needs addressing. It’s something Americans do all of the time. But it’s real, it’s based on a true desire to effect a change, or right a wrong.

Then you have astroturfing. Astroturfing is just what is sounds like: Fake. Astroturfers are mostly paid mercenaries. They may or may not actually care about a given cause or situation, but they are brought together by a group, or political party, given a set of talking points, and pretend to be “just another concerned citizen.”

Again, the intent is to sway opinion, to create a false reality, a false buzz.

Now I know what some say. Some will say that groups like the Tea Party folks are writing letters, coordinating efforts, organizing rallies, marches, and so on. Aren’t they astroturf too?

Well no, they are not. No one had to stick out a “help wanted sign” and offer up a salary to get these patriots to stand up and speak out, to fight for their cause. In fact, many are spending their own hard earned money to get things done.

Of course, Nancy Pelosi, the most corrupt Speaker of the House, in the most corrupt Congress in American history, spent all summer trying to convince everyone that the Tea Party people and those who were attending the town halls this summer, enraged over ObamaCare, were nothing more than paid mercenaries for the insurance companies.

Uh, Nancy…project much?

Ironically, this ad was recently placed in many issues of the popular online classified ad website, Craig’s List, recruiting activists to counter the Tea Party folks:

Stop the Tea- Baggers! Direct a Progressive Campaign Office

Date: 2010-01-08, 6:25PM CST


Change takes work. After the 2008 Election, we know what’s possible when millions of people commit themselves to creating the world they want to see – but we also know that one election is only the beginning. Across the country, the struggle for human rights, marriage equality, and reproductive rights continues. To counter the hysteria and lies of Glenn Beck and other talking heads, progressives need to get organized and get activated – and we don’t have a moment to lose!

We’re hiring Directors to run 32 Canvass Offices across the United States.

Qualified candidates are:

# Committed to and motivated by progressive politics and social change.

# Leaders, with the ability to think strategically and motivate a team.

# Goal-oriented, excellent communicators, team players.

# Experience in hiring, training and supervising staff or volunteers is preferred. Previous field or canvassing experience is a plus.

Job Description:

# Recruitment: Build a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local community and developing your strongest staff into leadership positions within the office and in the field.

# Canvassing: Get on the Frontlines of some of the most crucial campaigns of our time! Work on the ground bringing progressive change to America!

# Hours: 80-100 hours/week


Grassroots Campaigns is immediately hiring in Chicago as well as the following locations: CA, CO, DC, IL, MA, MN, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA.

* Compensation: $24000 a year. Healthcare available.

* Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

* Please, no phone calls about this job!

* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Funny isn’t it. The progressives have to pay people to do what Conservatives, Tea Party activists do for free, or better yet, shell out their own hard earned money to do.

One has to ask: Just how pathetic and unpopular is one’s cause when you have to offer up money to get people to come fight for you? You run this same ad, but take out the pay and change the agenda to the Conservative agenda, the Tea party agenda, and you’d have to beat volunteers off with a stick!

This ad comes out of Chicago, big surprise, but is placed on many of Craig’s List ‘s local websites. Now let’s think a minute…who comes out of Chicago…hmmmm?

I know you think I’m going to say Barack Obama, but not this time. This time it’s about one of his henchmen, David Axelrod. Axelrod didn’t invent astroturfing, but he certainly perfected it.

In March of 2008 Business Week Magazine had this to say about Axelrod and his expertise in astroturfing:

The Secret Side of David Axelrod

The Obama campaign’s chief strategist is a master of “Astroturfing” and has a second firm that shapes public opinion for corporations

By Howard Wolinsky

David Axelrod has long been known for his political magic. Through his AKP&D Message & Media consultancy, the campaign veteran has advised a succession of Democratic candidates since 1985, and he’s now chief strategist for Senator Barack Obama’s bid for President. But on the down low, Axelrod moonlights in the private sector.

From the same address in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, Axelrod operates a second business, ASK Public Strategies, that discreetly plots strategy and advertising campaigns for corporate clients to tilt public opinion their way. He and his partners consider virtually everything about ASK to be top secret, from its client roster and revenue to even the number of its employees. But customers and public records confirm that it has quarterbacked campaigns for the Chicago Children’s Museum, ComEd, Cablevision, and AT&T.

ASK’s predilection for operating in the shadows shows up in its work. On behalf of ComEd and Comcast, the firm helped set up front organizations that were listed as sponsors of public-issue ads. Industry insiders call such practices “Astroturfing,” a reference to manufacturing grassroots support. Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward, who has been battling the Children’s Museum’s relocation plans, describes ASK as “the gold standard in Astroturf organizing. This is an emerging industry, and ASK has made a name for itself in shaping public opinion and manufacturing public support.

Lowest of Low Profiles

Eric Sedler, 39, a former public relations director at AT&T and corporate-reputation specialist at PR giant Edelman, is the “S” in ASK and the company’s managing partner. The “K” is John Kupper, 51, a former congressional press secretary and ad-industry consultant, while the “A,” of course, is Axelrod, a onetime Chicago Tribune reporter who got his start in politics when he managed Illinois Democrat Paul Simon’s first election to the U.S. Senate. Sedler says opponents mischaracterize what ASK does. “I reject the notion that a company can’t advocate a public policy,” he says. “These issues are complicated, and people have different points of view.” Axelrod, 53, did not respond to phone messages and e-mails.

Though the consultancies share management—Kupper, like Axelrod, is also a partner at AKP&D—and loft space, the two firms come across as polar opposites. On its Web site, AKP&D lists dozens of candidates and referendums it has worked on. Sample ads are available for downloading. Employees are named. ASK’s site is minimalist, revealing little more than that its three partners do all their work themselves. Sedler says, in fact, that in his six years at ASK, he had never done an interview with the media before. “We’re not in a business that warrants a huge public profile,” he explains.

Axelrod’s political connections can cross over into his corporate business. Mayor Richard M. Daley, one of Axelrod’s friends and earliest clients, is pushing construction of a new Children’s Museum in Grant Park to replace a facility on Navy Pier that the museum says it has outgrown. So far, though, “open-space” foes such as Reilly have stymied the move. The museum retained ASK early in 2007. Sedler says Axelrod’s ties with Daley had nothing to do with the contract.

ASK is counseling the museum, which reports annual revenue of more than $11 million, including government grants, on its message strategy. It is also writing ads, including a 60-second radio spot that stresses how the new quarters would blend into Grant Park and be more accessible. Sedler won’t say how much ASK is receiving, joking that it’s “about 30¢ per hour.” Consultants at other PR firms say corporate clients pay monthly retainers of up to $25,000, though nonprofit groups usually pay less. In addition, firms typically get 15% of whatever clients spend on advertising.

ASK’s relationship with ComEd goes back much further: The Chicago-based utility says ASK has been an adviser since at least 2002. ASK’s workload picked up in 2005, as the Exelon subsidiary was nearing the end of a 10-year rate freeze and preparing to ask state regulators for higher electricity prices. Based on ASK’s advice, ComEd formed Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity (CORE) to win support.

One TV commercial, penned by ASK, warned of a ComEd bankruptcy and blackouts without a rate hike: “A few years ago, California politicians seized control of electric rates. They held rates down, but the true cost of energy kept rising. Soon the electric company went bust; the lights went out. Consumers had to pay for the mess. Now, some people in Illinois are playing the same game.” CORE, which describes itself on its Web site as “a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations,” was identified as the ad’s sponsor. After a complaint was filed with state regulators, ComEd acknowledged that it had bankrolled the entire $15 million effort.

The message seemed effective. Pollster Geoff Garin, president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, which has worked with both of Axelrod’s businesses, says his research showed that after the advertising campaign, ComEd customers were more supportive of a rate hike than customers served by other electric utilities elsewhere in Illinois.

Axelrod’s public and private efforts bump into each other at ComEd, too. Illinois employees of the utility and its parent, Exelon, have contributed $181,711 to Obama’s Presidential bid—more than workers at any other company in the state.

A Big Contract

Illinois does not require public-affairs firms to register as lobbyists unless they seek to influence officeholders directly. But New York does. In New York City, Cablevision, owner of Madison Square Garden, hired ASK to stop the New York Jets from building a stadium nearby in Manhattan. In its ads and materials, the opposition called itself the New York Association for Better Choices. Records show ASK was paid $1.2 million by Cablevision from 2004 to 2005. LegislativeGazette.com, an online weekly covering New York government, described ASK’s payday as “the biggest lobbying contract of the year.”

Among ASK’s other clients: AT&T. The telecom company, formerly known as SBC Communications, had been a customer, Sedler confirms, when it requested ASK’s help to defeat a broadband referendum in three Fox Valley suburbs in 2004. ASK received $22,500 for its voter-persuasion drive.

In politics, Axelrod’s AKP&D is as partisan as they come. But ASK travels easily across the aisle. Gene Reineke, head of Hill & Knowlton’s Chicago office and former chief of staff for Republican Governor Jim Edgar, says his PR firm shared ComEd as a client and now works with ASK on the Children’s Museum. “Their firm is outstanding,” he says. “I think it’s one of the best in the field, to be honest.”

Avis LaVelle, a former Daley press secretary who now runs Lavelle-Cousin Issues Management, also teamed with ASK on ComEd’s CORE campaign. She says their consultancies are practicing a new kind of PR, bringing tools and know-how from the world of politics into the corporate and nonprofit realms. “A lot of what is done to shape public opinion in political life,” LaVelle says, “can be applied to public affairs for corporations.”

Great…we have the same guy who uses paid mercenaries to sway public opinion for Big Corporations sitting in the White House doing the same thing for Obama and the progressive agenda..

This isn’t the first time we have talked about the major astroturfing that goes on in the name of all things Obama. In a piece we wrote last year entitled: Oh my….Barack Obama Caught Astroturfing, we went into some of the shenanigans the Obama team was engaged in.

The reporting surrounded a young girl named Julie Hall who was “randomly selected” to ask a question of President Obama at an event in Portsmouth, NH, pushing ObamaCare.

Julia, who lives in Malden, Massachusetts, read the following question off a piece of paper: “As I was walking in I saw a lot of signs outside saying mean things about reforming healthcare. How do kids know what is true and why do people want a new system that can help more of us“.

This, of course, set Obama up for his talking points.

Come to find out, sweet little Julie was a plant. Her mother, Kathleen Manning Hall, is a huge democrat insider, with connections out the wazoo to many top politicians in the Bay State, including failed senatorial candidate Martha Coakley. You can read more about all of this here.

Kathleen even had a photo of herself and Obama on her facebook page.

There are plenty more documented cases of planted questions from “connected” questioners at other Obama events. Obama’s people are particularly fond of using children to deliver these prepared questions. But suffice it to say, that over the summer, every time Obama had a Q & A session with a crowd, at least one of the questioners was a plant.

Typical audience at Obama event:

Speaking of Martha Coakley and astroturf, Michelle Malkin ran a hilarious story during the lead up to the election:

I printed an e-mail from a reader I received yesterday about union workers with Coakley signs standing outside the UMass debate venue. The e-mail reported:

“While speaking with one of the union guys holding the Coakley sign, he admitted that his union was paying him $50 to stand and hold the sign. I was blown away, I always thought that these guys were out in the cold like us, doing what we thought was the right thing to do, not that they were actually being paid a fee to do it. The best part was when he admitted that although he was there because he needed the money, he was voting for Scott!!”

This is actually pretty common practice for unions. Many provide members to go out and campaign for democrat candidates. SEIU, which is part of the same group that founded ACORN, is notorious for sending union thugs by the bus loads to events. These purple shirted bullies were sent out in force to town hall events this past summer, and were given priority admittance in order to drown out opposition to Obama’s unconstitutional health care “reform” legislation. Again, astroturfing to give the appearance of support for something that every single poll out there shows is wildly unpopular.

It was a group of purpled shirted SEIU thugs who severely beat Kenneth Gladney at a town hall event this past summer. Gladney, a black conservative had set up shop outside the event selling patriotic items like t-shirts and the always popular Gadsen flag. (Don’t Tread On Me) A gang of SEIU members jumped him, wrecked his stand and as they beat him, called him many names, including “nigger.”

Anyhow, I find it quite delicious that this union worker went ahead and took Martha’s $50 and then voted for Brown! This was followed up by a report from the website Red Mass showing a number of purple shirted SEIU members all holding signs in support of Scott Brown. Read more here.

By the way, this happened a day after a certain resident of Alaska made this plea to union members nationwide.

Speaking of Sarah Palin, the astroturf campaign against her by Obama and his henchmen is legendary. We’ve written at length how Obama involved his campaign chief-of-staff, Pete Rouse, who is now a White House adviser, in this effort.

By now everyone knows that Rouse, an Alaskan, worked with leaders of the Alaska democrat party and other movers and shakers to not only recruit bloggers, both local and national, to plant false stories about Sarah all over the internet, but also to help recruit people to file phoney ethics complaints against her.

It was the financial burden these phony complaints were placing not only on Sarah personally, but the Alaskan taxpayers (over $2 million) that would eventually lead Sarah to make the decision to turn over her government to her Lt Governor, Sean Parnell, a brilliant move…in hindsight.

Rouse and his people also used their influence with hate peddler Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post, to give local hate mongers Shannyn Moore and Jeanne Devon a high profile slot over at the vile website. Also used were people like Linda Kellen Biegel, the “Official DNC blogger for Alaska” and a host of smaller, lesser know, but equally unscrupulous bloggers.

What Rouse and his group set up was a network of websites that were both fed information and story lines from the White House, and given access to the nation’s media to spread the hate and the lies to virtually every media outlet I the country.

This astroturfing effort is unprecedented. The amount of effort and coordination used against Sarah Palin boggles the mind. It also create a completely false narrative about Sarah that she is still working hard to set straight to this day.

Of course, the efforts didn’t stop there. As we wrote in October, there was also an effort by the big movers and shakers to use Levi Johnston against Sarah and her daughter Bristol. A big campaign to keep Levi in the spotlight was launched and partially funded by Stewart A. Resnick, a billionaire liberal democrat.

Resnick is the Chairman of Roll International. Roll’s business involves agriculture, Fiji Water, and the Franklin Mint among other things. He is also a prime financial backer behind the democratic/communist party. You can read more here.

It was Resnick’s company, Roll International, that employed Levi and his “bodyguard” Tank Jones to “star” in a commercial hawking pistachio nuts.

The Mighty Serf reminds us just what an incestuous bunch these people are. Resnick’s wife Lynda is the godmother of Arianna Huffington’s daughter. Lynda Resnick has her own portfolio of shady dealings and controversies. This is a must read, and you can do so here.

Remember this: Every time you see Levi Johnston, the nation’s most infamous dead beat dad, on television, there is a coordinated effort by the democrat/communist party machine behind it all.

All of this brings us to the current scandal that is surrounding the President.

Sharp eyed readers and a group of dedicated citizen journalists have discovered the latest astroturfing effort to come out of the office of the “Community Organizer-in-Chief” Barack Obama.

As reported by Patterico, someone named Ellie Light has been on a real writing binge. First reporting discovered Ellie’s handiwork in at least 42 newspapers in 18 states!

Now this in itself is no big deal. I’m sure many of use who are politically active have written to newspapers, not necessarily from our home town, in support or protest of an issue. The problem with this deal is that every time Ellie wrote a letter, she claimed to be a local resident, of what ever city, or the surrounding area, the newspaper was located in. This is astroturfing on a whole grander scale!

This is a fast moving story, and we are all finding out that the number of letters is far greater thanfirst though. But first things first, this from Patterico:

Ellie Light: Obama Astroturfer? Or Very, Very, Very Energetic But Independent Letter Writer? With Houses All Over the Nation?

A woman has written the same letter defending Obama to dozens of publications across the country, getting them published in at least 42 newspapers in 18 states, as well as Politico.com, the Washington Times, and USA Today. And the woman, Ellie Light, has claimed residence in many of these states.

Think there might be some phony Astroturfing there?

At the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sabrina Eaton makes a nice catch:

Ellie Light sure gets around.

In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.

It’s time for Americans to realize that governing is hard work, and that a president can’t just wave a magic wand and fix everything,” said a letter from alleged Philadelphian Ellie Light, that was published in the Jan. 19 edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.

A letter from Light in the Jan. 20 edition of the San Francisco Examiner concluded with an identical sentence, but with an address for Light all the way across the country in Daly City, California.

Variations of Light’s letter ran in Ohio’s Mansfield News Journal on Jan. 13, with Light claiming an address in Mansfield; in New Mexico’s Ruidoso News on Jan. 12, claiming an address in Three Rivers; in South Carolina’s The Sun News on Jan. 18, claiming an address in Myrtle Beach; and in the Daily News Leader of Staunton, Virginia on Jan. 15, claiming an address in Waynesboro. Her publications list includes other papers in Ohio, West Virginia, Maine, Michigan, Iowa, Pennsylvania and California, all claiming separate addresses.

She has more houses than John McCain!

But there are a few more places her little pro-Obama missive appeared, besides those documented.

Like Ben Smith at Politico.

And the Washington Times.

And a blog at USA Today.

And the Sheboygan Press in Wisconsin. And the Stevens Point Journal in Wisconsin — listing an address of Algoma, Wisconsin.

And in addition to the Californian.com link provided in the Plain Dealer story, listing an address in Salinas, CA, there are other California letters with other California addresses.

The letter appears in the Gilroy Dispatch and Morgan Hill Times, both listing an address of San Felipe, CA.

And in Good Times, listing an address in Santa Cruz, CA.

And in TheUnion.com, listing an address of Grass Valley, CA.

And Connecticut’s stamfordadvocate.com.

A letter was sent to a columnist at the local Daily Breeze here in the South Bay area of Los Angeles.

On an unrelated note, recall that recently, Glenn Greenwald flagged the fact that Obama’s pal (and head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) Cass Sunstein recently wrote this paper suggesting something sounding a lot like Astroturfing:

Sunstein advocates that the Government’s stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.

He also proposes that the Government make secret payments to so-called “independent” credible voices to bolster the Government’s messaging (on the ground that those who don’t believe government sources will be more inclined to listen to those who appear independent while secretly acting on behalf of the Government).

Who is Ellie Light?

I would like to know.

Wouldn’t you?

P.S. If you find other examples, please leave them in comments with a link. Many more updates in the extended entry.

UPDATE: Add the following:

California: The Los Banos Enterprise, listing an address of Gustine, CA.

Maine: In addition to the Maine link above, there is another appearance of the letter in Maine: in the Bangor Daily News, in which Light lists an address of Bangor, Maine.

Maryland: The Baltimore Chronicle.

Massachusetts: The North Adams Transcript, listing an address of Williamstown.

List your additions below.

UPDATE x2: Add these as well:

Connecticut: Another Connecticut paper, in addition to the Stamford listing: the Danbury News-Times. And here’s another: the Greenwich Time a/k/a Ctpost.com. (Address listed is Greenwich.)

Georgia: Gainesville Times. (Her address is listed as Gainesville.)

Massachusetts: In addition to the above, there is The Berkshire Eagle.

New Hampshire: It appeared in the Seacoastonline, which appears to be an online version of several New England papers including the Portsmouth Herald, Exeter News Letter, and others. Light’s address was listed as Portsmouth, NH.

Vermont: Bennington Banner.

Wisconsin: In addition to the above, there is the Oshkosh Northwestern (address listed is Oshkosh).

So far I count 35 publications in 16 states as well as the District of Columbia. Light managed to get herself published in media outlets in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

UPDATE x3: redc1c4 adds Spectrum.com in Utah, where Light claims to be from Washington City. That’s 36 publications in 17 states plus D.C.

UPDATE x4: DRJ adds 5 more publications in comments:

Here are a few more:

HudsonHubTimes.com, in which Ellie listed Streetsboro OH as her hometown.

[Duplicate already mentioned in the Plain Dealer article eliminated.]

The Willits News, with Willits CA as the hometown.

CDAPress.com of Coeur d’Alene ID, with Ellie listing a hometown of Post Falls.

From Ohio, the Chillicothe Gazette, with Chillicothe OH as the hometown.

And my current favorite so far, The Bangkok Post — the “World’s Window to Thailand.” No hometown provided.

Idaho is thus included as a new state, bringing the running total to 41 publications in 18 states plus D.C.

UPDATE x4: redc1c4 adds an Annapolis, Maryland publication. Light lists her city of residence as Annapolis. That’s 42 publications in 18 states plus D.C.

This is off the charts astroturfing!

This is spreading of propaganda in a manner that would make Joseph Goebbles envious! This reaches the highest level of Obama’s corrupt government. Cass Sunstein is a Cabinet level official.

It’s an incredible story. I encourage ever one of my readers to get over to Patterico’s website, as there is a link to each and every one of these letters to the editors there. You can read them all for yourselves.

Even better, Patterico’s alert readers have found quite a few more examples of Ellie Lights’s handiwork, complete with all of the links! Those can be found in the comments section of their reporting.

Get over to Patterico and check all of this out.

There is a whole lot more to come on this subject.

The reason this will be a series is there is just too much of this to digest in one sitting. I’m kind of known for long winded bloviating, but the sheree volume of information is staggering.

Here’s a little preview. There are at least two more very prolific astroturfers. More examples of of Ellie Light’s fine handiwork has been uncovered, as well. Oh, and evidently, it’s all Sarah Palin’s fault!

Stay tuned dear readers, stay tuned!

Before you go though, I’d like to offer up this little musical dedication to all of Barack Obama’s astroturfers, both great and small:


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Barack Obama Sends Out Union Thugs To Attack Sarah Palin

You would think Barack Obama would have learned his lesson after his Alaska Mafia was unable to deter Sarah Palin, despite filing over 20 bogus “ethics complaints” all of which were dismissed as nonsense.

You see, instead of stopping Sarah Palin, Obama only caused Sarah Palin to turn over the power in Alaska to her trusted Lt Governor, who is following her agenda completely. And now Sarah has turned her attention to Barack Obama. As we have written before, the hunted is now the hunter.

Palin, an unconventional politician, has used her power to completely destroy Obama’s credibility in the health care debate. She wrote two short paragraphs on her Facebook page, and sent the democrat/communist party scrambling.

Contained within those two paragraphs were the words “death panels.” Now, folks with common sense understood that Sarah was talking about the entire bill, which contains all sorts of provisions that will lead to health care rationing, and set up panels of “experts” that will decide who will get what kind of care. These are indeed “death panels” by any name you wish to officially call them.

Sarah Palin spoke at length in several of her hard hitting Facebook “op-eds,” which received international coverage, of a Dr Ezekiel Emanuel. Dr Zeke is the brother of Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. Dr Zeke is as close to Dr Joseph Mengele as we will ever see in the United States (hopefully)

Dr Zeke is really Dr Death. He has written that the elderly and the disabled do not deserve health care treatment at the same level as “productive citizens.” In 1996 Dr. Death wrote this:

“This civic republican or deliberative democratic conception of the good provides both procedural and substantive insights for developing a just allocation of health care resources. Procedurally, it suggests the need for public forums to deliberate about which health services should be considered basic and should be socially guaranteed. Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity-those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations-are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Conversely, services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. A less obvious example is guaranteeing neuropsychological services to ensure children with learning disabilities can read and learn to reason.”

Sounds like something right out of Nazi Germany, huh?

Kim Priestap writes more that you can read here.

The New York Post wrote about Dr Death as well in a story entitled “Deadly Doctors” that you can read here.

One of the things discussed is how Dr. Death defends his insane ideas by saying this:

“Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years”

Now seriously, when you read this, do you think of a doctor, or some truly mad individual? Do you think this man should have the ear of the President of the United States, or should he be receiving some sort of inpatient mental health care?

Well, sadly, this guy, Dr Death, has the ear of the President of the United States.

And let’s not forget the infamous VA “death book” that came in to being during the Clinton administration. President Bush suspended it’s use, and now Obama has brought it back. You can read the book here.

Now Sarah Palin talked at length about all of this. We’ve talked at length about this. These are Dr Death’s own words.

But, in an attempt to silence all dissent, Barack Obama’s newest tactic is to send out the union thugs to attack people.

We’ve already seen the thugs from the Service Employees International Union, SEIU, a union that shares offices with and was founded by ACORN’s founders, attack peaceful citizens who disagree, at several townhall meetings. So it is no surprise that Obama’s union buddies would now try and attack Sarah Palin, the strongest voice in America against Obama.

Now it was Obama’s attempts at destroying Sarah Palin in Alaska that has caused his current situation with her. Sarah was very contented to go home to Alaska after the election, and govern, but Obama, sensing he had a serious competitor for America’s attention, and having marinated in Chicago thug politics, he thought he could take her down.

All I can say is he made an ever so slight miscalculation!

This is Sarah Palin we are talking about, not some two bit Chicago pol. Palin has had a lot more impressive figures attempt to intimidate her than Barack Obama! Just ask all of those from the Frank Murkowski administration that were taken down by Sarah, after her attempts to reform The AOGCC were stalled! Sarah Palin “quit” her powerful post, and took down all of Murkowski’s Republican “good old boy” network.

So who is this union thug group that wants to attack Sarah and how are they gonna do it?

Well, this group is called Americans United For Change. They are a 501c(4) “social welfare organization.”

Now as our friends at Palination point out that while a 501c(4) “charity” may indeed participate in politics, so long as it is not their only activity. Well, as you can see from their website, Americans United For Change is only involved in politics, and nothing else!


Now this group that is likely running afoul of the IRS tax code, is basically using Sarah Palin as a fund raising tool. And they plan on attacking her, and her over 800,000 Facebook followers, by running ads, on Facebook as well as the internet.

So again, who are these people?

Well, the acting director is Tom McMahon. McMahon is the former Executive Director for the Democrat national Committee.

McMahon is in this position because the previous director Brad Woodhouse is now communications director for the Democratic National Committee. He was once communications director for USAction and also helped run Americans Against Escalation in Iraq.

Woodhouse is also a former lobbyist for the George Soros funded MoveOn.org.

Speaking of Soros, you should know that he helps fund Americans United For Change through his MoveOn.org group! Others who fund this group are the SEIU, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

So really, my big question is how these union thugs can get away with seemingly violating the tax code? Sounds like something our fine folks in Congress should look at, huh?

What’s amazing, is all of the democrat/communists keep telling us that Sarah Palin is irrelevant. That she is just a distraction. When this fails, of course, as all democrat/communists are want to do, they throw out the insults. You’ve all heard ‘em. It’s all they got.

If Sarah Palin is so inconsequential, why does this union thug group see the need to run ads attacking her?

If Sarah Palin is so inconsequential, why is she stuck permanently in Barack Obama’s head? I mean he can’t stop talking about “death panels!” He can’t stop thinking about Sarah Palin!

It’s because she is not inconsequential. It’s because Sarah Palin is one of the few national leaders who can cut through the shuck and jive, and simply, concisely, distill it all down to simple terms that make sense. Sarah Palin is a no nonsense leader who has the ability to understand complicated issues and frame them in a way that they average man on the street can relate to, and appreciate.

And unlike most of our so-called leaders, Sarah Palin is not afraid to fight for America, to fight for freedom, to fight for liberty!

Like every other attack on Sarah Palin by Barack Obama and his thugs, this will backfire! The bloom is off the rose on Obama, America sees him for the empty suit, dysfunctional man that he is. Obama’s inability to lead is on daily display for all to see. The American people have lost all confidence in him. So attacking his rivals is only going to make him look even more desperate, and weak.

Now is the time for all good Americans to stand up to Obama and his thugs, and take our nation back. Get it back on track to prosperity. Regain our personal freedoms and liberty, and stop the insane growth of government.

Now is the time to stand up and let Obama and the democrat/communists know that their ideas are insane, and they will not be allowed to destroy America, the greatest nation this world has ever known!

Now is the time to be silent no more!


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Sarah Palin Slaps Down Barack Obama Hard On His Government Take Over Of Health Care And Issues A Call To Action We Must All Answer!

As is her style, Governor Sarah Palin came out swinging on the health care debate that has turned America on it’s ear, and is destroying the Obama presidency right before his eyes.

Sarah, who has two sets people the democrat/communist party would just as soon let die, takes this very seriously. Obviously, Sarah’s parents Chuck and Sally are older, and ripe for picking off when the rationed health care comes around. And her youngest son, Trig, who has Down Syndrome, is someone the radical left wing is angry at Sarah over the fact that she ever allowed him to be born in the first place!

And if you don’t believe me, just go to any radical left wing hate site like the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, or Democrat Underground. I call them radical the left, but the democrat/communist party, as a whole, has skewed so far left, that these vile hate sites are “mainstream” for that sick political party. These hate sites, and others, have continually attacked Sarah, and Trig himself.

This is Sarah’s statement :

“Statement on the Current Health Care Debate”

“As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!

The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.

Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.

We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.

– Sarah Palin”

Rep. Bachmann’s speech can be viewed here.

Sarah mentions some serious heavyweights such as preeminent economist Thomas Sowell, a Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow from the Hoover Institute, as well as our greatest conservative leader, and President, Ronald Reagan. If an American would just study Sowell and Reagan, they would see the right path to get America on track again, and defeat the democrat/communists before they destroy the nation completely.

In fact this video of Ronald Reagan must be taught to every American. It must be taught as a course of study in our schools!

Now, more than ever, I am convinced that Barack Obama and the democrat communist party are absolutely on an insane path to remake America in a way that is no where even close to what America has always been. They want to build an authoritative communist state the likes of which this world has never known. A totalitarian regime where average Americans are nothing more than slaves to the state.

Much has been written about the insane radicals and their vile ideology that Barack Obama has marinated in since birth. Many people have written about these worthless America hating communist troublemakers, so I won’t rehash here. I did cover some of it in my earlier piece “We Are The New Counterculture” but a trip to your favorite search engine will teach you all you need to know about all of Obama’s incredibly radical, dangerous, and anti-American friends.

One of the more dangerous things Obama has done is completely usurp the Constitution and the Senate’s responsibilities of advise and consent. The President can appoint cabinet members and pretty much elevate, or demote any position to cabinet level at his digression. But, all cabinet members must be completely vetted and go through an aggressive confirmation process by the Senate. This is a basic constitutional duty of the Senate, and part of the very ingenious checks and balances system our founders put into the Constitution.

Now Obama has a group of some of the most clinically insane, left wing kooks that ever walked the face of the earth working for him. No way in the world these people even get a Senate hearing, let alone pass one. So Obama’s solution, an unconstitutional one, is to appoint Czars. We have more Czars than Russia had in it’s day. We almost have as many Czars as we have had Presidents, and he’s still adding more!

There are so many absolute nuts involved in this deal that it turns ones stomach. American Thinker has a nice primmer, and Glenn Beck has been running a series on his Fox News show daily on these people. Rather than wear the reader out, I’m just going to ask people to do their own research, as there is plenty out there to learn from!

But to just give you a random idea about these crazies, and the extent of how insane they are, one of these nuts was for putting some sort of chemical in the nation’s water supply that would sterilize the population thus “saving the planet.” Another nut-job wanted to paint the roofs and streets white! One wants animals to have the same constitutional rights as humans!

Now again, I’m not talking about some hippies in a commune, or some ultra radical underground eco-terrorists. These people work for, and are accountable only to, the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, who himself is under the delusion that he is accountable to no one!

In other words, these insane left wing malcontents have the ear, the attention, and the interest of the President of the United States. This should give you nightmares, if you can sleep at all!

Sarah mentioned Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel in her statement. This cat is the brother of Obama’s Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, nothing more than a fancy thug himself, who has been known to send dead fish to people who he wants to intimidate. But this guy is a teddy bear compared to his brother Ezekiel. Were he alive today, I’m thinking Dr Joseph Mengele might just say something like “Hey Zeek, maybe you need to learn some humanity!”

There is something about the communist that just weirds me out. They are completely soulless. Just cold blooded, unfeeling, uncaring creatures.

Anyway, Dr Zeek is someone that, in the context of the health care debate, may be the most evil man alive. This is a guy who advocates denying health care to old people, disabled people, and other’s deemed unimportant to society. And Dr Zeek is Obama’s point man on the health care legislation. His Czar.

Knowing this makes me sick to my stomach.

Look, “progressives” as they call themselves now, have always been some sick, racist puppies. To the democrat/communist party, Planned Parenthood is the holy church, and abortion the holy sacrament. They derive some very perverse pleasure knowing they can destroy human life at will. Play God, so to speak.

One can only imagine the excitement these devils must be feeling knowing they will be able to play God, not only over the unborn, but every single American, deciding at will, who lives and dies via their death panels. I can hear the corks popping on the champagne bottles now, as they celebrate their power!

And of course, Barack Obama is the absolute sickest. He even supports infanticide. Obama has supported legislation that would allow a doctor to murder a baby who “survived an abortion attempt” or as humans call it, being born! It’s as vile as it gets.

This is a man, when talking about sex ed and his daughters, said he wouldn’t want his girls “punished” with a child. This man, like many crazed dictators, has some serious physiological issues.

This sort of stuff is nothing new to progressives though. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was a suspected member of the Ku Klux Klan, and a Nazi collaborator. Just like most of those who surround Obama and advise him on the health care issues, Sanger was a leading proponent of eugenics, a really evil science.

In fact, some say it was her work that caught Adolf Hitler’s eye, and even inspired and justified his own Holocaust against the Jewish people, who he found inferior.

You can read more about Margaret Sanger here.

The bottom line on this, is these people are incredibly dangerous, and have absolutely no use for the common man. They are elitists. They think only they can know what is best for you.

Even worse, they really don’t care if the entire nation is against what they want to do, they know better than you ever will, what is right for you. Don’t believe ‘em, just ask ‘em!

And it’s not just Obama and his Chicago street thugs that he brought with him. It’s the entire democrat/communist party. It’s Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. It’s Steny Hoyer and Dick Durbin. It’s Barney Frank, John Conyers, and Charlie Rangel.

The democrat/communist party along with the President of the United States is literally at war with the American people. They are calling normal every day Americans who have never protested a thing in their life, a “mob”, or some sort of Republican hit squad. Never mind that many of these very angry people are registered democrats and independents!

Now this is pathetic on their part but it makes me laugh in lot of ways. I still remember the angry, bordering on violent, protestors from groups like Code Pink who routinely shouted down or physically attacked anyone they disagreed with. When one protested about their barbaric, uncivilized antics, we were screamed at and told it was the ultimate in patriotism to speak “truth to power.” Well, now that these hateful people are in power, it’s a crime against the state to disagree with the Dear Leader!

Even better, you are supposed to spy on your family and friends, and report even their most intimate conversations in disagreement to the White House!

Of course what really makes this ridiculous is the fact that Obama’s one real claim to fame is being a community organizer! Now evidently, the average democrat voter is just clueless, because I’ve had them talk about all of the things these groups do. I guess they think these rent-a-thug enterprises otherwise know as community organizations spend their day planting gardens and cleaning up parks or something. The truth is, these are militant groups that are nothing more than a mob for hire, and generally used to extort something from someone.

We all know that ACORN’s mobs played a huge part in forcing bankers to give loans to people who should have never gotten one, based on their ability to repay them. And ACORN is directly responsible for the mortgage crisis that put our economy in a death spiral in the first place. ACORN also went after the AIG executives recently, actually busing these thugs to the executives’ homes all in an attempt to extort money through intimidation.

Obama’s job at ACORN was to train these rent-a-thugs on the finer points of communist Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” or, how to intimidate your opponent through mob tactics.

But, now that ordinary everyday Americans, who have never spoken up in their lives are exercising their God given rights, as protected by the Constitution, they are enemies of the state! People who must be stopped at any cost!

I call Obama a communist, because well, he most certainly is. And with their bent, I’ve taken to calling the party, the democrat/communist party, which with their direction, is rather kind. The amount of evil that emits from this group is palpable.

Look, we know on Obama’s night stand he has a very worn, dog eared copy of Alinsky’s “Rules”, you can look on any of these democrat/communist politicians’ night stands and find that. They hand those out at college like ACORN hands out voter registration cards to anyone with a pulse!

I’m pretty sure Obama has the book his soul mate Hugo Chavez gave him a while back, “The Post-American World” written by Fareed Zakaria. as well.

But from Obama’s latest thuggery, I’d bet my bottom dollar he has a mint condition copy of Mein Kamf right there for handy reference as well.

I’m not an expert on pre-war Germany by any stretch of the imagination, but I’ve always been interested in that period of time. Might be because my dad was part of that generation, but WWII, the events that lead up to it, and all the went on around it, have always interested me.

The comparisons to pre-war Nazi Germany, and Obama’s little 7 months in office are staggering. Just the symbolism alone is enough to seal the deal for me!

Of course, the Nazis and the communists , even though enemies in practice, were really the different sides of the same coin. Not a whole lot of difference between socialism and communism when you get right down to it. But both groups have this obsession with symbolism, glorified photos of their Dear Leaders, signage, and the like. If you look at Obama’s symbol for his health care death cult it is straight out of the Nazi party clip art book, just “modernized” for your viewing sensibilities!

More and more Obama is not only adopting the Nazi look, but the Nazi tactics. For those that don’t know, Nazi is a very shortened version of the real name, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The Nazi’s were simply socialists, no real difference between them and the current democrat/communist party.

Anyway, however you want to slice it, Obama is using Hitler’s play book. He and the leaders of the democrat/communist party have started verbally attacking the American people because they dare to tell them as Sarah puts it, “Not no, but hell no!”

Americans are fed up with the direction Obama is taking the nation and are speaking out en masse.

The Obama thugacracy is blaming all of this on the Republican party, which save for a few brave souls, is pretty useless at this point, and totally out of power. I mean Obama and his democrat/communist party are in total control. They can pass absolutely anything without a single Republican vote. The problem is, they know that many of them will be retired after 2010 by the voting public, provided we have elections in 2010. The American people have had it! So Obama and his thugs are looking to blame Republicans for their failure.

Now one thing Hitler did as he built up his various private armies and groups of brown shirts, was to use the labor union thugs as his enforcers. Enter the Service Employees International Union. (SEIU)

Barack Obama, the thug community organizer that he is, had the audacity to tell his democrat/communist Congress, and the SEIU thugs to “punch back twice as hard” at the American citizens protesting Obama’s radical attempt to destroy the American way of life, a way of life that has endured more than two centuries.

This is the sort of tactic Obama told his campaign people to use during the election when he told his thugs to “get in peoples faces!” You can almost hear Adolf’s sweet voice as he most likely said similar words in the Munich beer halls just before his election!

Pamela Geller has the story of what happened Thursday night in St Louis at a town hall meeting. It was deplorable, and very un-American. The big fat union thugs wearing purple t-shirts with SEIU in yellow, in place of the customary brown shirt more familiar to the Nazis, attacked and severely beat an unarmed black man handing out patriotic material. You know, flags, buttons, and so on.

Kenneth Gladney was jumped by a group of these worthless thugs, beaten to the ground, and then kicked.

I’ve seen Mr Gladney in several Fox TV interviews with his attorney. This is a very typical American. Mild mannered, quiet and reserved. Just a seemingly very nice person. To be singled out, cursed and severely beaten by a group of thugs, sanctioned by the President of the United States, is absolutely unheard of in this nation!

You can read Pamela Geller’s indepth report here.

You can see video of the beating, as well as the Neil Cavuto interview with Mr Gladney here.

The last time something even remotely like this happened in America was on March 5, 1770. Within 6 years, we were fighting a revolution and birthed a new nation.

Look, I know this started out as a report and commentary on Governor Sarah Palin’s very personal take on Obama’s misdeeds. But this issue is so much larger than even Sarah Palin.

We all look to Sarah Palin as our natural leader in the struggle against Obama, his thugs, and communism. Whereas Obama represents tyranny, enslavement to a central government that wants to control your every thought and deed, a vile and distasteful vision to all Americans, Sarah Palin is just the opposite.

Sarah represents everything that is good, and great about America. Her life story is quintessential Americana. A self made woman who literally went from a cabin in the woods to becoming one of the most powerful figures in American politics. Sarah Palin represents liberty and freedom. Sarah Palin represents a deep love for America that all true Americans have. She also represents a deep love for the rule of law, and our most sacred political document, the Constitution. A document that is the envy of the world!

It’s not by accident that Sarah was the first Governor in the nation to sign into law a statute affirming the sovereignty of her state under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Sarah clearly understands the vision our founding fathers had of a small weak central government, with a strong network of sovereign states that were mostly left alone to govern their own citizens as they saw fit. The main purpose of the united part of the United States was for the mutual benefit of all of the several states when it came to international trade and national defense as well as being a referee in case of disputes between the several states.

In short, Sarah is a Federalist, a constructionist. Someone who understands just how wise our founders were, and how the progressive movement’s century long move toward a centralized communist government is wrong, and has done grave damage to the nation, it’s people, and it’s prosperity.

But as I say often, Sarah Palin is not a mythical savior. Sarah is possibly one of the greatest leaders in our nation’s history. Many millions most certainly feel very strongly she is. But Sarah is still a mortal. Unlike those who drank the hopenchange brand of Kool-Aid who think Obama is some sort of messiah, I think Sarah’s supporters understand that she is human. But she is a very special human, made from the greatest stock on earth, the American Spirit!

So, instead of sitting around and waiting for Sarah to come in and save us, for her to do all of heavy lifting, it’s up to all of us, the everyday American to take the inspiration this remarkable woman gives us all, and get off the couch and into the game!

Look, for those that don’t know, SEIU and ACORN are joined at the hip. They even share more than a few office buildings around the country and that mysterious little converted funeral home at 1024 Elysian Fields in New Orleans. Here is an interesting read if you don’t already know about these thugs.

Like Hitler, Obama will use the ACORN and SEIU thugs to do his dirty work. They will be his brown shirts until he can build that private army he talked about during the election. An army, as he put it, “as powerful and well funded as the military.”

One thing we have to be mindful of is Hitler’s tactics. Think about what Obama has done. He has openly sent a bunch of thugs to attack unarmed American citizens. Now Americans, as a whole, are pretty well armed. Most gun owners understand the real reason why our founders wanted to make sure EVERY American, with very few exceptions, was armed.

Our founders had just fought a revolution where the British had attempted to confiscate all weapons before the uprising. Why do you think the democrat/communists have REALLY been trying to unarm the American public for the last 100 years?

Anyway, our founders knew if the people were as well armed as the government, the government would behave!

As Thomas Jefferson said:

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny, when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

One thing you must be very cautious of, Obama, like Hitler, is devious and evil. History buffs know of the famous Reichstag Fire in Germany. History tells us that was a put-up job. Hitler had the Parliament burned and blamed it on the opposition. He used this event to pretty much install himself as dictator for life.

We all know Obama’s love for despots around the world, and I am certain in his dreams he sees himself as Dear Leader for life, ruling over his communist utopia. So as much as some may want to show these SEIU and ACORN thugs a thing or two with the business end of your favorite side arm, resist it with all of your might. We don’t need to give Obama a chance to set himself up as King!

If the time ever comes, we’ll all know when. By then saving the nation will be a lot less important than just starting over with the adults in charge.

So, when you go to the rallies, the tea parties, and the town halls, take friends, and take cameras. Take plenty of video and document everything. Every time you see a purple-shirted SEIU thug, or a red-shirted ACORN thug, make sure their every breath is documented by multiple cameras. Hopefully they will have the good sense to behave. But if not, you will have it all on tape.

Probably a good idea to have the local police on speed dial as well!

But don’t give Obama the satisfaction of his very own Reichstag Fire!

Do, however, get involved in absolutely any and every way you can to stop Obama, and the entire democrat/communist party. Get ready to work harder than you ever have in your life to put solid Ronald Reagan/Sarah Palin conservatives into every seat that is up for election, not only nationally, but locally as well. If a guy or gal is running for dog catcher and can’t quote Reagan at length, go find someone else!

That’s how we win this, and that’s how we take the country back!

It’s a time to choose liberty and freedom. We can sleep when we are dead!

In conclusion, I do not condone violence, but I think this quote from Thomas Jefferson sums it all up quite nicely:

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quite under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty….

And what country can preserve it’s liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”


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