View Full Version : Why Obama Will Throw ACORN Under the Bus

09-25-2009, 01:18 PM
The spotlight of scrutiny is shining brightly on ACORN these days and rightly so. Where ACORN’s defenders have the audacity to insist that the employees caught on undercover videotape giving advice to a perceived “pimp” and “prostitute” on how to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and internationally traffic in underage Guatemalan prostitutes were simply “a few bad employees,” anyone with a brain recognizes that the problem is systemic in the organization.

But what some are misdiagnosing or not completely understanding is how President Obama could be so nonchalant about the issue in recent interviews. It’s because ACORN – for Mr. Obama – has served its purpose and just like Van Jones, Tom Daschle and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, ACORN is about to be tossed under the bus.

In past articles and in many radio interviews, I have insisted that Barack Obama is just another Chicago machine politician, albeit a very successful one
And like every good Chicago machine politician, Barack Obama is following the cardinal rules:

▪ Do what you have to in order to get elected.
▪ Once elected, consolidate as much power as you possibly can.
▪ Reward those who helped you get elected.
▪ Position yourself for re-election and your retention of power.

In each of the steps Barack Obama has performed so far he has done so in a most exemplary fashion.

In getting elected to the various and limited number of offices he has held Mr. Obama has done what he has needed to do in order to be victorious. From using legal avenues to get his competition removed from the ballot to leveraging his clout with the Chicago Democrat machine to pilfering the mantra of the 1992 Clinton campaign – “Hope & Change” – Barack Obama has said and done everything required to win elections.

Once Mr. Obama was elected to the presidency, he and his team – led by Chicago politicians Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod – started to consolidate power, not only amongst the ranks of the Democrat national organization but in the Executive Branch.

In addition to his nominations for cabinet posts, Mr. Obama set to putting in place a shadow cabinet of “czars.” From Van Jones to Mark Lloyd to Cass Sunstein to John Holdren, Mr. Obama began empowering trusted and like-minded individuals to help oversee his agenda while enlisting special interest groups and community organizations to facilitate legislation of the agenda.

Additionally, once Mr. Obama ascended to the Oval Office, he began to craft ways to reward those individuals and organizations that aided him in his political quest for the presidency. But here is where the rubber meets the road. In order to position himself for re-election Mr. Obama has to retain the individuals and organizations among his supporters who performed and/or have the potential for providing superior campaign performance while dispensing with the non-performers and/or liabilities.

Do you remember all that talk by Mr. Obama about a civilian national security force?

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”

The key words in that passage are “achieve the national security objectives.” While everyone else was focusing on the dichotomy of our US military and a civilian counterpart, the real focus should have been on the definition of what Mr. Obama believes to be our “national security objectives.”

Let’s take the aforementioned quote and put it into context by incorporating this quote by Mr. Obama:

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”.

As we have witnessed over the past eight months, Mr. Obama has quite the different vision of what is and what isn’t important where the well-being of our nation is concerned. Therefore, his idea of what comprises our “national security objectives” is also quite different from what we have come to expect and understand. Truth be told, this above average Chicago machine politician has coalesced his need to consolidate power with the implementation of his agenda, facilitated by a mostly manufactured mortgage crisis and a perceived economic crisis, into a marketable set of new age national security objectives.

In the Stimulus Package Mr. Obama effectively raided the US Treasury to reward a plethora of special interest groups. If the intent of the almost trillion dollar stimulus package was to create jobs and kick-start the economy why then were millions and in some cases billions spent on:

▪ The San Francisco Salt March Mouse
▪ A magnetically levitating train line from Disneyland to Las Vegas
▪ Lithium battery research
▪ Zero emissions power plants & carbon capture projects
▪ Amtrak
▪ The National Endowment for the Arts
▪ “Global warming” research (even as temperatures continue to fall)
▪ Digital television conversion
▪ Medicaid
▪ Unemployment benefits, food stamps & earned income credits