Michelle Malkin reported on her website that The Buckeye Institute in Ohio has filed a state RICO lawsuit against ACORN, the organization that is found to be perpetrating massive voter fraud in many states. I agree with Michelle's wish that THIS SHOULD BE DONE IN EVERY ONE OF THE STATES WHERE ACORN FRANCHISES OPERATE.
RICO stands for Racketeer Influcenced and Corrupt Organization Act, which is usually used against organized crimes. RICO gives the U.S. Attorney extra powers to go after criminals and criminal enterprises.
Of importacne here is Obama's close relationship with ACORN. Obama got his start as a Chicago "community organizer" at ACORN's side. In 1992 he led voter registration efforts as the director of Project Vote, which included Acorn. This past November, he lauded ACORN's leaders for being "smack dab in the middle" of that effort. Mr. Obama also served as a lawyer for Acorn in 1995, in a case against Illinois to increase access to the polls. ACORN was so impressed with Obama's work with and for ACORN that, according to (ACORN leader Toni) Foulkes, "Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office."
Last November, Obama told the group, "I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran (the) Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work."
Obama appreciates ACORN's work so much, and vice versa, that Obama last December promised to implement ACORN's agenda as president. On Dec. 1, 2007, Obama spoke at the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum organized by Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change. When asked if Obama would sit down with community organizers in the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama said, "Yes, but let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we'll be calling all of you (community organizers) in to help us shape the agenda."
My other hope is in the next few weeks more and more people see Obama's close connections not just to ACORN, but to Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and other socialist and communist organizations.