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Wednesday, April 21, 2010


In light of Bill Clinton's comments last week drawing parallels between the Tea Party movement and the anti-government sentiment prior to the Oklahoma CIty bombing, this takes on added significance. While speaking at an event for the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS), ACORN head Bertha Lewis expresses love for anyone who is young and socialist.

Don't stop watching there. Lewis says some alarming things about the Tea Party movement's plans to unleash their "racism", thereby ushering in a time worse than McCarthyism or internment during WWII.

Considering the founder of ACORN - Wade Rathke - was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a group that gave birth to Bill Ayers' Weather Underground, one can find strong similarities between the old SDS and YDS, where Lewis was speaking. Take particular note of Lewis expressing her fear of the Tea Party movement opening up internment camps.

via Verum Serum

After watching that, take a look at this. The only evidence of any plans for camps comes from the far left. Remember, the Weather Underground was formed when the SDS splintered. Larry Grathwohl, the only person to successfully infiltrate the Weather Underground for the FBI has testified under oath that group's leadership, including Bill Ayers, planned on sending capitalists to re-education centers and eliminating 25 million people.

h/t to Verum Serum


Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), ranking Republican of the House Oversight Committee could be battling the White House stonewall again. This time, in the form of a request for any documents related to the Securities and Exchange Commission civil lawsuit filed against Goldman Sachs.

The Wall Street giant is certainly not the symbol of high ethical practices. That is not the potential issue at hand. The timing of the lawsuit coupled with financial regulation legislation being debated in the Senate is what has Issa and at least 8 other Republicans wanting answers, who are demanding transparency from the SEC and the White House because of a coincidence that could be anything but.

POLITICO reports:
Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, is demanding a slew of documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission, asserting that the timing of civil charges against Goldman Sachs raises “serious questions about the commission’s independence and impartiality.”

Issa’s letter, addressed to SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro and signed by eight other House Republicans, asks whether the commission had any contact about the case, prior to its public release, with White House aides, Democratic Party committee officials, or members of Congress or their staff.

“[W]e are concerned that politics have unduly influenced the decision and timing of the commission’s controversial enforcement action against Goldman,” Issa writes.

Issa implied that the timing was a bit too convenient, saying President Barack Obama’s push on Wall Street reform “neatly coincided with the commission’s announcement of the suit.”
CBS also reported on this story. If there ends up being some validity to Issa's concerns, bolstering his cause for skepticism is that such a tactic is vintage Saul Alinsky. If it turns out that the SEC was colluding with the White House, demonizing big bankers is red meat to Obama's base. Rubbing raw the sores of discontent is what it's all about in Community Organizing. The same thing happened in the late 1990's with the Community Reinvestment Act. Community Organizations agitated the base, demonized mortgage lenders, and let that discontent fester to the point of getting the likes of ACORN sending angry members to bankers' homes, demanding whatever form of justice they perceived was owed to them.

As I mentioned, Goldman Sachs certainly doesn't set the standard for ethical practices - which is one of the reasons this tactic would play well - but until more people see big government as multiple times worse, things aren't likely to change.

Check out this video interview between Greta van Susteren and Darrell Issa on the matter:

h/t to Hot Air Pundit


Is this guy running for congress or president? He actually does refer to himself as Commander in Chief at a point in the future. Colonel Allen West nails it in ten minutes. As a former commander in Iraq, hearing him go after Gen. George Casey for the latter's concern about diversity being a casualty after the Fort Hood attack takes on added resonance.

h/t to Barrackaid #7
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