Friday, November 14, 2008

ACORN employs biggest spokestool in history

A couple of months ago, part of Barack's national service for young persons idea would've encouraged work for ACORN as part of national service. Thus national service would've been, among other things, a scam to enable Barack's re-election and to enable Dems to gain additional political power. I hope the negative publicity has caused Barack to drop the ACORN proposition. He might revive the same national service = re-elect me scam under a new organization which will perform the same function and carry out the same scam. Watch for it; Repubs in Congress will not.

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No spokesperson could be more devious, more untruthful, or more obnoxious than ACORN spokesperson Scott Levenson. Being more unscrupulous is not possible. The very presence of this paid ACORN spokesperson represents ipso facto proof of ACORN's corruption. Levenson performs like a mafia lawyer. Everything which comes out of his mouth amounts to a lie.



John Fund details Barack's ties to ACORN in WSJ. It will be revenge against the mafia lawyer if you read John Fund's article!

Speaking of offensive mafia tactics, look at this incredible ACORN ad which played just before the election:




I have not words.

Kenneth Timmerman on whistleblowing ACORN employees:
New testimony obtained by a consumer advocate group from former employees of ACORN paints a startling picture of the apparent misuse of taxpayer dollars to further the group’s left-wing political agenda.

Four former employees of ACORN and of ACORN Housing Corp. have supplied sworn affidavits to the Consumer Rights League that provide eyewitness accounts of how the two organizations have commingled funds and resources, in apparent violation of federal law.
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ACORN has failed to maintain the proper distinction between its tax-exempt housing work and its aggressive political activities.

“ACORN and its offshoots take in millions of dollars in government grants under the guise of ‘consumer advocacy’ to line their own pockets,” said Jim Terry, CRL’s chief public advocate.
Barack's Campaign paid ACORN $850,000 for GOTV efforts, and to this day denies it. They first claimed they did not pay ACORN. When that was disproved, they next claimed they paid ACORN for "staging" of events. It's now proven the money was for GOTV, yet Barack spokespersons continue to publicly lie about it. Their lies amount to consciousness of guilt.

Kenneth Timmerman details instances of Barack Campaign fraud in the Dem Caucuses.

6 comments:

JayMagoo said...

According to Sourcewatch.org

The Consumer Rights League (CRL) appears to be a front group for the credit card industry that was created to do battle with industry critics such as the Center for Responsible Lending and ACORN.
On July 17, 2008, CRL ran a full-page advertisement on page 5B of USA Today, arguing against a bill before Congress that it claimed would "pickpocket consumers" at the gas pump. The ad implied that the bill, the "Credit Card Fair Fee Act" (H.R. 5546) is anti-consumer (the same position taken by the Visa International credit card company.[1]
The "Consumers Rights League" does not disclose on its Web site that it was started by Terry L. Kibbe, a former chief fundraiser for the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Cato Institute. A March 2008 article in Forbes omits the details about Kibbe's background, while quoting her Kibbe's criticism of Self-Help Credit Union,[2] the North Carolina-based relative of the Center for Responsible Lending,[3] which advocates against payday loans. According to Forbes:
Terry L. Kibbe, a former think tank fundraiser who last year started a libertarian consumer advocacy outfit, Consumers Rights League, notes that Self-Help's high delinquency rate--it's seven times that of the typical credit union--proves that Eakes is as bad at judging borrowers' ability to pay back loans as anybody else. Self-Help says less than 1% of its loans ultimately default.[4]
CRL's website contains several examples of anti-consumer-group rhetoric, but discloses no information about the group's own funding, the site's origins or who runs it.[5]
A research report[6] on the site appears to argue on behalf of the credit card industry, stating, "Most importantly, credit cards can provide inexpensive access to credit for low-income Americans, many of whom take advantage of 0% and low-interest rates to pay down debt."
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Board of directors

Jason Rowe
Mike McKay
Mike Flynn
Dwayne DeCara
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Contact information

http://www.consumersrightsleague.org
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References

↑ "Visa Exec. Explains Stance on Credit Card Bill", Convenience Store News. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
↑ Self-Help Credit Union home page. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
↑ Center for Responsible Lending home page. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
↑ Stephane Fitch and Matthew Woolsey (March 10, 2008). "Subprime's Mr. Clean", Forbes. Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
↑ Consumer Rights League home page.
↑ PIRG Misleads U.S. House Antitrust Task Force (PDF). Consumer Rights League (June 2008). Retrieved on July 27, 2008.
Categories: Front groups portal | Stubs | Front groups | Consumer fronts://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Consumers_Rights_League

gcotharn said...

I say there is an 80% chance "Jay Magoo" is a fake name for an ACORN operative who is astroturfing - i.e. an ACORN employee is pretending to be a regular Jay blog commenter.

Second, whether astroturf or not, notice the commenter does not refute the central charges:

"Four former employees of ACORN and of ACORN Housing Corp. have supplied sworn affidavits to the Consumer Rights League that provide eyewitness accounts of how the two organizations have commingled funds and resources, in apparent violation of federal law."

The "jaymagoo" commenter engages in classic look over here, don't look over there sleight of hand which is straight out of an ACORN Spokestool's playbook. It looks as though CRL might be a support organiaztion for the credit card industry. That is barely relevant in the face of sworn affidavits from four persons who used to work for ACORN. Sworn. Affidavits. If "jaymagoo" wants to comment, he should address the issues and trashcan the sleight of hand.

JayMagoo said...

80 % isn't good enough,gcotharn. I'm a private citizen who is alert to business interests posing as impartial foundations and institutions whose name usually suggests exactly the opposite of what they do, for example, Consumer Rights League fights for Credit Card companies against consumers. Your client, the credit card companies, want to charge consumers usurious rates and prevent them from any recourse when victimized by predatory lending practices. Consumer Rights indeed.
Why don't they call themselves what they are? "Credit Cards vs. Consumers Rights, inc." for example. For CRL to attack ACORN while not revealing who CRL is, is just about as deceitful as Exxon hiring a PR firm to pose as private citizens arguing against the scientific evidence of Global Warming. Fess up, you're on the Credit Card companies payroll.

It is just sneaky to hide behind such an innocuous name while attacking ACORN who fights companies like the one who set CRL up as a phony front.

My bet is that you are a PR company paid by the Credit Card companies to pose as a private citizen.

Would you like to bet the monthly billing your PR company submits to the Credit Card Companies about my identity? I'll bet it's a tidy sum.
JM

JayMagoo said...

an addition:
It is no mystery to me why CRL is on a campaign to attack ACORN. ACORN fights your client, CRL, when consumers are treated unfairly by Credit Card companies. CRL and the Credit Card Companies are delighted that ACORN is having internal troubles, and would like nothing better than to see ACORN rendered ineffective in protecting consumer rights.
It is relevant that the troubles that ACORN is experiencing are trouble with some employees of ACORN, and ACORN is more the victim of the troubles and it apparently trying to police themselves. But the Republican party and CRL have pounced upon those troubles and trumpeted them loudly, smearing ACORN and succeeding so far in getting some of their donations cut off. It's an old trick. I urge you and everybody else to wait until people are charged with a crime and given their day in court.
But you won't do that. You want to destroy ACORN using unproved allegations, not because they have internal troubles, but because they are making it more difficult for the Credit Card Companies to operate without restraints as they want to.

JM

gcotharn said...

You are "a private citizen who is alert to business interests posing as impartial foundations and institutions whose name usually suggests exactly the opposite of what they do", and your name is Jay Magoo. Right.

You are "a private citizen who is alert to business interests posing as impartial foundations and institutions whose name usually suggests exactly the opposite of what they do", and you are completely unconcerned about Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. Right.

You are "a private citizen who is alert to business interests posing as impartial foundations and institutions whose name usually suggests exactly the opposite of what they do", and you are able to minutely insinuate unethical practices at CRL, yet are unable to see blatant illegalities at ACORN. Right.

"jaymagoo", you are constructing astroturf from manure. At least you are using a biodegradable substance. Go sell your manure to someone else. I'm not buying.

JayMagoo said...

Whether you are buying or not is of no consequence to me. You seem to be a PR person on the payroll of the credit card companies, bent on deceiving the public as to your intent. Just the name of the group you are defending, "Consumer Rights League," which was exposed as a front for credit card companies, is high comedy.

ACORN has been in existance since the 1970s, probably before you were born, and has been respresenting poor people against predatory lenders, shyster lawyers, dishonest real estate companies, and all kind of vermin that prey on the poor.

They came to the attention of the Rove-Republicans this election because they had the audacity to register poor people as Democrats. So the smears began. Obviously you don't acknowledge that because your PR firm is paid to make CRL look like a legitimate organization, not a front for predatory credit card companies. You are a hired PR flack, paid to deceive the public. Nuff said.

Like I said, whether you are buying or not is of no consequence to me. You are a snake in the grass, a bunch of predatory lenders posing as a consumer organization -- the height of hypocrisy