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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:38 PM
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Longtime ACORN operative to be executive director of the DNC
http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/22/acorn%E2%80%99s-man-takes-over-the-democratic-party%E2%80%99s-war-machine
A longtime ACORN operative is about to take over the reins of the Democratic National Committee as its executive director just in time to begin initial preparations for President Obamas 2012 reelection campaign.

The activist in question is Patrick Gaspard. He currently holds the title of White House political affairs director, the same title Karl Rove held in President Bushs administration.

Gaspard comes from the same world of radical left-wing community organizing that shaped Barack Obama.

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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:49 PM
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1. "... is well schooled in the brutal, street-smart organizing tactics...". I'm lovin this.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 01:59 PM
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2. The Daily Scrawler.
Interesting source. Anyone to the left of Pinochet is a "left-wing socialist."
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:04 PM
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4. That's where I found it.
It's still news.

It's not a site I hang out on. I happened to be on the site because someone linked to a video of Rachel Maddow that was on there and I saw the link about Gaspar.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:10 PM
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7. I guess it is good to know what the next wingnut obsession is going to be
Glenn Beck will have a field day with his magic blackboard.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:12 PM
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10. Isn't the Daily Caller tucker carlson's newest enterprise?
Just LOVED :sarcasm: the snark with which this was written.

"Gaspard comes from the same world of radical left-wing community organizing that shaped Barack Obama."

"Hes the hatchet man Obama sent to New York over a year ago to strong-arm then-Gov. David Paterson into dropping his reelection campaign..."

"...Organizing for America, a project of the DNC supposedly modeled on Alinskyite organizing principles." (Doesn't the wrong-wing despise Saul Alinsky? Do I hear a dog whistle?)

"ACORN founder Wade Rathke, has since feigned senility and claimed he was mistaken..."

"...other evidence points to Gaspards involvement with the nations most notorious activist group."

"...very little is known about this Rasputin-like power behind the throne."


The article is full of little snide insinuations and deliberate negative-tinged word-painting techniques.


I swear - these guys NEVER stop. Which means WE CAN'T, EITHER.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:57 PM
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17. Yeah, it's one of Tucker's bullshit-slingers
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:04 PM
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3. K&R
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:06 PM
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5. The MSM is going to have a field day with this.
The Poutrage of the RW talking heads is going to be insane.

And how convenient that it's reported on a Saturday. Whatever agenda they had set for the Sunday shows has been completely derailed.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:08 PM
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6. LOL - " the same world of radical left-wing community organizing that shaped Barack Obama"
Wingnuts have a new shiny object to keep them occupied/
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:10 PM
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8. Yep. I guess everyone needs a job these days. Is Obama going to start courting the left
now that we've already been screwed over & over, and told to go take a hike? Why does this not smell right to me?
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:18 PM
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12. ROFL
my dead dog is more liberal than Obama.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:25 PM
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13. Well remember, their fringe thinks O is a communist.


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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:11 PM
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9. Is this the start of the reclaiming of the party from the DLC thugs?
:D
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:14 PM
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11. "Operative"?
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:26 PM
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14. I've not found anything other than loony right-wing sources linking him to ACORN.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 02:26 PM by superduperfarleft
And the "links" appear to be nothing more than attending the same conference as ACORN employees.

Everything else is just places like Malkin or Fox News calling him "ACORN-linked" without any evidence whatsoever.

So basically, this article (and by extension, the thread) is just hysterical McCarthyesque right wing bullshit about Obama supposedly surrounding himself with "radical communists."
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:33 PM
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15. Maybe so.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 02:34 PM by drm604
Maybe I should have checked out the source and read more of the article before posting. But it's still interesting news, and being linked to ACORN isn't a bad thing even if the right tries to make it so.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:58 PM
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18. Gaspard worked for SEIU for years
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 11:00 PM
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19. Um, yeah he did. So?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 11:04 PM
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20. So that's what he's actually been doing: working on healthcare for SEIU
I just usually kinda prefer real-life biographical details to wacko conspiratorial wingnut fantasies with not much connection to reality :)
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superduperfarleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:10 AM
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21. Sorry, I took your comment the wrong way.
Yeah, it was pretty hilarious/sad to read about the "radical communists" at the SEIU, and the diabolical crowd that makes up the membership of the Democratic Socialists of America. :eyes:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:23 AM
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23. Old 1199 fan and volunteer here: knew em back before the SEIU affiliation
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:56 PM
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16. Sorry for the source everyone, and the tone of the article.
I think it is news that Gaspard is becoming the executive director, but I should have read more of the article and checked the source better. Maybe he only has a tenuous connection to ACORN, if any, but ACORN isn't a bad thing after all.

The mention of Saul Alinsky should have clued me in. The only ones who bring up that name are right wingers.

I'll try to be a little more careful in the future.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:23 AM
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22. posted wrong place | delete
Edited on Sun Jan-23-11 12:24 AM by struggle4progress
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:42 AM
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24. Conservatives are former "Executives"
Liberals are former "Operatives"

Just to clarify the newspeak terminology.
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