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In ObamAmerica, dissent is no longer the higest form of patriotism

Last week, the Obama Administration suddenly terminated AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin, citing incompetence and bizarre behavior by the IG as the reason for his abrupt dismissal. Curiously, IG Walpin had just finished a lengthy investigation of long-time Obama supporter and friend Kevin Johnson, the current mayor of Sacramento, CA, and the chief executive of the St. HOPE Academy, a major recipient of AmeriCorps dollars. Coincidence? You be the judge.

And today, Michelle Malkin is reporting that Project Vote (a major player in the ACORN/Project Vote/Team Obama political organizing axis) is suing ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief. Malkin writes:

Project Vote has filed a federal lawsuit against MonCrief for blogging about her experience and knowledge of the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization's partisan and political activities, including coordination with the Obama campaign. Project Vote seeks compensatory damages and exemplary damages "of at least $5 million" and all costs and attorney's fees on trumped-up charges of "trademark infringement" and publication of "trade secrets."

You don't have to be a lawyer to see that this is a blatant act of retaliation. MonCrief has always been open and honest about her firing from Project Vote. The ObamACORN mob used the credit card incident as a pretext then [MonCrief confessed to charging personal expenses on an ACORN credit card -ed] and they are using it as a pretext now. The real reason they are going after her is because she poses a fundamental threat to ACORN's criminal racket.

Ms. MonCrief was responsible for blowing the whistle on both ACORN and the New York Times. MonCrief proved that the New York Times spiked an investigation into shady connections between ACORN and the Obama Campaign, after Obama's enforcers threatened the Times.

Considering the level of empathy for Barack Obama that is currently present within the mainstream news media, it seems highly unlikely that Anita MonCrief or Gerald Walpin will be making the cover of Time in the near future.

We can only hope that true civil libertarians and free speech advocates (what few of them still remain) will keep a close eye on these cases and eventually convince enough of their liberal friends that tyranny, even in the pursuit of progressivism, is still a bad thing.

ADDED: From Glenn Reynolds, who writes, "Clearly the behavior of an outfit that has nothing to be ashamed of!":

Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) leaders are using the threat of a law suit to silence and intimidate critics, according to current and former members of the liberal activist group.

In a letter dated June 11 an attorney for ACORN advised top whistleblowers that their unauthorized use of the organization's name could make them liable for monetary damages and injunctive relief.

ACORN executives have also changed their organization's name, which was tarnished by investigations in at least 14 states of allegations of voter registration fraud during the 2008 presidential campaign, and charges by current and former members of financial mismanagement and misrepresentation.

... Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International has officially changed its name to "Community Organizations International."


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Comments (14)

Anita Moncrief isn't the on... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Anita Moncrief isn't the only one they're threatening. They're also going after a group called ACORN 8.

Interestingly too, the ACORN name has become so radioactive they're changing it. "Community Organizations International". Same usual suspects, same tactics, same horseshit, different name.

Oyster, ACORN has fi... (Below threshold)

Oyster,
ACORN has filed a law suit against Moncrief,
to shut her up.

And people wonder why Barry... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

And people wonder why Barry won't make negative comments about the Iranian Mullahs. Hell, he's just like them, softer fist......for now.

If by "Obama Administration... (Below threshold)
Jake:

If by "Obama Administration" you mean "AmeriCorps Board of Directors", you're spot on.

And I love the fact that the Right after years of calling anyone who disagreed with their policies unpatriotic is now calling foul.

Fun!

Jake, Just exactly w... (Below threshold)

Jake,
Just exactly who is this Right that is
crying foul?
How big a group is this Right? Who are they?
Or are you generically broad brushing anyone
who disagrees with Obama and you.

Obama + Obama supporters = ... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Obama + Obama supporters = fascists.

Jake, it might be unpatriot... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Jake, it might be unpatriotic to protest our troops and it surely is unpatriotic to protest the mission of those troops if it was authorized by both Congress and the executive. Not saying you cannot do it, just saying it is not patriotic. But if you think it is unpatriotic to protest what Obama and this administration are up to, you need to take a class educating yourself in constitutionality.

When Obama's presidency sel... (Below threshold)
Trajan:

When Obama's presidency self-destructs
and the cult dissolves into the mists of
history, will there still be enough of
the producers in our society to carry
on with the business of being America?
He may have done irreparable harm in
only a few months. The Obamabots will
still be among us, looking for a new
Promised One.....possibly from the hip-hop
culture, or perhaps MS 13. Certainly,
their next leader will have to have SOME
visible tattoos.

Right, Maggie. But they're... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Right, Maggie. But they're also threatening ACORN 8. If ACORN 8 doesn't change their name by the end of June, they'll go after them too. Even if they change their name, "COI" is still saying that they have other charges planned.

This post has been linked f... (Below threshold)
UNRR:

This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 6/23/2009, at The Unreligious Right
depp=true
notiz=Don't do that.

Getting kind of hard to def... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Getting kind of hard to defend Obama and his cronies, Craig?

I understand.

Can't even use poll numbers anymore.

Craig,Where in this ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Craig,
Where in this thread, asides from you, has anyone mentioned guns?

Is there a straw man construction kit out on TPM and Kos or something that y'all work off of?

Craig = budding Brownshirt<... (Below threshold)
Michael:

Craig = budding Brownshirt

"Is there a straw man co... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"Is there a straw man construction kit out on TPM and Kos or something that y'all work off of?"

When you don't have anything rational to add, dumb-ass irrelevant accusations are your friend. With luck, you can get a significant derail.




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