The head of Acorn, the far-left voter registration group, said recently that she thinks Americans who call themselves “socialists” are “alright” (she meant "cool," not "tolerable"). Bertha Lewis also said a lot of stupid stuff like Americans (who elected a black president) fear a “black planet,” and the Tea Party movement, which she calls a “bowel movement,” will bring back Jim Crow, World War Two internment camps (first set up under FDR, a “progressive” democrat), and South African-style apartheid.
Intellectually, it’s embarrassing to listen to. It’s what you get when you throw the ideas of Marx, Malcolm X and Nancy Pelosi into a blender and then drink it. And it’s disturbing on a couple of levels. If you’ve got kids in college, they’ve probably sat under a tenured prof who uses the same faux-intellectual, anti-white, class warfare rhetoric and 1970's third world revolutionary ideology. This is pretty standard stuff on a lot of campuses.
But it’s more disturbing that President Obama has had very strong ties to Acorn. The Wall Street Journal’s john Fund has reported:
-“(Obama’s) association (with Acorn) goes back almost 20 years. In 1991, he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote” (under Acorn).
-“In 1996, Mr. Obama filled out a questionnaire listing key supporters for his campaign for the Illinois Senate. He put Acorn first (it was not an alphabetical list).”
-"In 2007, in a speech to Acorn's leaders prior to their political arm's endorsement of his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama was effusive: ‘I've been fighting alongside of Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.’"
To quote Andrew Marcus, “These are the people who launched Barack Obama.” They are the definition of nutty radicals. And their association with the President of the United States should be alarming to all Americans..