Tito the Builder deconstructs the ever-nauseating Alan Colmes. Roll the tape, Tito! (No relation. I think… )
(hat tip: Ace)
I’m sure you will all be as stunned as I to learn that Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer "Boss" Brunner shares a close campaign advisor with
voter fraud shop community activist organization ACORN, and that Brunner has taken advice on election strategy from ACORN arm Project Vote. Like … no way!
An investigation into ACORN’s alleged fraudulent election activity revealed yesterday that one of the national directors, Karyn Gillette, may have collaborated with the Obama campaign to raise funds for the group’s voter registration efforts.
So what does this have to do with Brunner? Gillette is identified on Jennifer Brunner’s 2006 campaign website as a consultant. A blog entry by Brunner’s husband Rick talks about that relationship, saying: "our candidate had gone earlier in the day to have some meetings and work out of Karyn Gillette’s office." He also describes Gillette as "very helpful to the campaign."
According to campaign finance reports that were filed, Gillette was paid $21,250 by Brunner’s campaign. She has a longtime history of serving as a fundraising consultant to Ohio Democrats.
An ACORN whistle blower testified in a Pennsylvania state court that "in November 2007 Project Vote development director Karyn Gillette told her she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists." Project Vote is the voter registration arm of ACORN. (Wall Street Journal, 10/29/08)
But that’s not all. Gillette is not Brunner’s only tie to ACORN. Members of the group’s voter registration arm, Project Vote, regularly advise Brunner on election strategy, previously serving on her Voter Rights Institute and even recently issuing a news release claiming credit for Brunner’s directive banning challenges to suspected fraudulent voter registrations.
For the full story, read Maggie Thurber’s very interesting blog post.
And remember, kiddies, the Secretary of State’s job in Ohio and most of rest of the 50* states is to ensure the smooth operation and integrity of the state’s elections. Secretary Brunner’s close working relationship with an ACORN director is like the Treasury Secretary hiring Fast Eddie the Forger as consultant on best practices.
*(57, if you’re an Obamaton)
This just stinks, and Brunner’s corrupt relationship with ACORN and her constant stonewalling of any effort to validate over 200,000 questionable registrations calls into question the integrity of Ohio’s elections, regardless of the result. Ohio voters should vote her out of office at the next election in 2010, and maybe even look at recall or impeachment. At the very least, she’s monumentally incompetent.
For more about Jennifer Brunner, click here.
(hat tip: The Jawa Report)
For all the last summer, the Prophet Barack has been promising he won’t raise our taxes if we make less than $250,000 per year. Now, just a few days before the election, he lowers it without fanfare to $200,000. Then his running-mate declares $150,000 to be the boundary of "rich." Naturally, the Republican National Committee can’t resist:
Obama and Biden think about all those spending promises they made, and then they think about your paychecks, dividends and capital gains. And then what do they see?
Tell me another funny one.
(hat tip: Jennifer Rubin)
I didn’t watch the Half-Hour of Obama Power last night, but one of the stranger items he mentioned (and which he’s mentioned before), is the ominous sounding Civilian Security Force:
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
The US military is funded at about $500,000,000,000 per year. Just what does Candidate Obama have in mind for such a richly well-funded civilian "security force" that’s as strong as our military?
(hat tip: LGF)