OBAMA’S THUGS AT ACORN: “MUSCLE FOR MONEY” “PROTECTION RACKET”

H/T to Pamala at Atlas Shrugs (see sidebar)!

OBAMA’S THUGS AT ACORN: “MUSCLE FOR MONEY” “PROTECTION RACKET”

The ACORN whistleblower testifying in court is dropping bombshells.
Yesterday I reported that more than half of the ACORN voter registrtations were invalid.





A lawyer for a whistleblower on the activist group ACORN is prepared to tell a House panel Thursday that the group provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from the targets of demonstrations through a mob-style “protection” racket.

ACORN called it the “muscle for the money” program, according to prepared testimony Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh plans to deliver at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties.

A copy of her prepared testimony was obtained by The Washington Times.

The protest shakedowns are among a slew of accusations that Ms. Heidelbaugh intends to make against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. She also will accuse the nonprofit group of violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by sharing a list of President Obama’s maxed-out campaign donors to solicit more funds for a get-out-the-vote drive.

The accusations, which are based entirely on sworn court testimony late last year by ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief, range from unlawfully coordinating campaign activity with Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign to deliberately engaging in voter-registration fraud and misusing federal grant money.

ACORN officials say none of the charges is true, though they declined to respond to any of the separate claims.

“None of this wild and varied list of charges has any credibility, and we’re not going to spend our time on it,” said Kevin Whelan, ACORN deputy political director. He said the group’s voter-registration drive succeeded in bringing many disaffected minority and low-income voters into the democratic process.

Ms. Heidelbaugh, a member of the executive committee of the Republican National Lawyers Association, spearheaded an unsuccessful lawsuit last year seeking a court injunction in Pennsylvania against ACORN’s voter-registration drive for the 2008 presidential campaign.

Republican members of the committee invited her to appear as a witness.

Ms. Moncrief, who worked for years as a clerk at the ACORN office in the District before being fired for charging about $2,000 in personal expenses on an ACORN credit card, is not scheduled to testify. Ms. Heidelbaugh said the whistleblower will be present as a guest at the hearing.

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The prepared testimony described two facets of the “muscle for the money” program, an official and unofficial program.

The “official” program is the name of the ACORN voter-registration drives. The Obama campaign paid an ACORN affiliate group more than $800,000 for these get-out-the-vote services during the primary race, though the expenditure was initially misrepresented to the Federal Election Commission as for “sound and lighting equipment,” but later corrected.

The “unofficial” program collected payments to organize protests. For example, the Service Employees International Union hired ACORN to harass the Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. Other paid protests targeted Sherwin-Williams, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and Money Mart, according to the testimony.

FLASHBACK:  ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: Obama paid out  at least $2,250,000 to the SEIU, the Service Employees International Union – the nation’s largest labor union and the latest ‘criminalized’ org to  be exposed in the this Democrat scandal of enormous proportion. And SEIU COPE-PAC spent  $13,355,389.00 on behalf of Barack Hussein.

SEIU 880 endorsed Obama for Presidency. Obama, Blagojevich, ACORN, Rathke, Gamaliel (Obama was a former GAMALIEL organizer)

The protests then became a way to extract corporate donations.

“The protesting was used to get companies to negotiate. The companies would pay money to get the protesting to stop,” Ms. Heidelbaugh said, quoting Ms. Moncrief’s court testimony. “In addition to calling this activity ‘Muscle for the Money,’ the insiders at ACORN called it ‘protection.’ ”

The hearing likely will rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between Mr. Obama’s campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.

The groups came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

OBAMA AND SEIU

VOTER FRAUD: DEMOCRAT TOOL

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10 Responses to “OBAMA’S THUGS AT ACORN: “MUSCLE FOR MONEY” “PROTECTION RACKET””

  1. Merry Says:

    Unfortunately Patrick, few people give a crap. Talk to people at my office who voted for this idiot and all they can say is “well, your guy f–ked it up and our guy has to fix it” and they refuse to accept or acknowledge that anything was wrong with the way he was elected! Of course most of them didn’t watch the debates, don’t read any media, and made an “American Idol” decision as to who they should vote for. You can try, try and try to educate them and they simply don’t care or don’t have the time to worry about it…my poor country!

  2. Merry Says:

    Unfortunately Patrick, few people give a crap. Talk to people at my office who voted for this idiot and all they can say is “well, your guy f–ked it up and our guy has to fix it” and they refuse to accept or acknowledge that anything was wrong with the way he was elected! Of course most of them didn’t watch the debates, don’t read any media, and made an “American Idol” decision as to who they should vote for. You can try, try and try to educate them and they simply don’t care or don’t have the time to worry about it…my poor country!
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

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  5. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Yeah Merry, and now? People like me are being called domestic terrorist’s because we care about America and the Constitution more, okay a hell of a lot more than we care about the impostor in that house at 1600 Pa. Ave and his damned cronies.

  6. Merry Says:

    No argument from me, I live in Missouri where our idiot governor put out that crap about domestic terrorists! I can’t decide if I want to cover my car with things that would indicate, according to him, that I’m a domestic terrorist or simply continue to collect those firearms and ammo that I need to keep myself and my family safe and stay below the radar. I haven’t changed so much in 38 years that I do well below the radar but I’m working on it, at least while the obamination is in office…

  7. TexasFred Says:

    Pretty much typical, ACORN, for any endeavor undertaken by the *homeys*…

    Was that racist of me?? :?

  8. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Since ACORN is made up of many races I don’t see how it could be…

    Merry… Under the radar..? Say it ain’t so! LMAO!

  9. Merry Says:

    For some reason whenever I try to convince my kids and friends that I’m under the radar, they appear not to buy it either, not sure what that’s about, after all I was always kind of quiet and reserved and never expressed an opinion or anything…

  10. TexasFred Says:

    ACORN = Rent-A-Mob… :P

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