Published September 15, 2009
We're about to show you some absolutely stunning video, but here's what I hope you'll keep in mind on this story: Everybody has this story wrong. While it obviously involves ACORN, it's not about, ACORN.
We have been telling you for months now, that, as citizens, we need to be focused on the bigger picture.
The mainstream media completely missed the point on Van Jones, too. The left is still saying that I was "over-the-top" on my coverage of a special adviser to the president. Yet, in every case, they have glossed over the facts we presented over and over again to you.
Van Jones was a radical, revolutionary, self-proclaimed communist. Now each of those words came from him. The only time the media even referenced any of those issues was when they tried to equivocate about whether he was still all of those things when he was appointed.
Supposedly he changed his mind on communism. Really? First of all, I never saw him say that he'd disavowed any of it. If anyone in the press can show me his pivot point, I'd love to see it. I never have, but while looking for that, I did see this quote from Van Jones: "I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."
But let's say he mellowed. OK, how is it, that so many in the media are perfectly fine with a former radical, revolutionary, communist, having the ear of the president of the United States?
Are we so bereft of talent in a nation of 300 million people, that we have to accept a tax cheat as our treasury secretary — as Tim Geithner is? Or a guy who wants to de-develop our economy and redistribute the wealth in and among nations as our science and technology "czar" John Holdren? What about a guy who thinks that animals should be able to have attorneys and who thinks he can nudge the country into vegetarianism as does our regulatory "czar" Cass Sunstein?
I don't accept that.
There are thousands of good Democrats, that don't come anywhere near holding any kind of radical views like those I've just mentioned, who are capable of filling all of those key jobs in the administration.
The president said himself, when John McCain accused him of having Marxist friends… responded with this:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden, or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
So far it's not working to his advantage. We're not talking necessarily about Marxism, but we're now expected to believe and accept that the way to help people in the inner cities and to set them on a path of growth and education is to support with tax dollars an organization that has demonstrated its corruption over and over again.
Currently arrests have been made in 14 states — many of them led by state Democrats — for fraud, voter registration fraud, corruption, and the tapes that we've shown you that involve tax fraud, the selling of illegal immigrants into the sex trade, and just good old fashioned prostitution.
Now, the government will make speeches and throw you a bone about cutting off funding or access here and there, but until Republicans and Democrats rise together and demand a full, independent, rigorous investigation that doesn't concentrate just on the local level, but goes all the way to the top — to the power brokers at the highest levels of ACORN and in our own halls of Congress and administration — it will all be a sham.
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