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Hate You Can Believe In: ACORN Deluged with Threatening and Racist Voicemails and Emails

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh, so nice to see that the Republican base is still there.  What a bunch of jerkoffs!
By Josh

It’s bad enough that the employees of ACORN have had to endure days of baseless and outlandish attacks by John McCain and the RNC. But after McCain outrageously claimed before a national audience on Wednesday night that ACORN was “maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy,” the group came under attack, literally. In the following days, ACORN’s Boston and Seattle offices were vandalized and at least one employee received a death threat.

And for nearly two weeks, ACORN offices across the nation have been subjected to an onslaught of racist and threatening voicemails and emails. We have secured copies of some of the most disturbing and offensive messages and have reproduced them below in order to show the very real consequences of the Right Wing’s overheated and misplaced “voter fraud” rhetoric.

Warning: the emails and voicemails below are highly explicit and have only been edited to remove personally identifying information. Please also note that, where relevant, the proper authorities have been notified.

Voicemail #1:

“Hi, I was just calling to let you all know that Barack Obama needs to get hung. He's a fucking nigger, and he's a piece of shit. You guys are fraudulent, and you need to go to hell. All the niggers on oak trees. They're gonna get all hung honeys, they're gonna get assassinated, they're gonna get killed.”
Voicemail #2:
"You liberal idiots. Dumb shits. Welfare bums. You guys just fucking come to our country, consume every natural resource there is, and make a lot of babies. That's all you guys do. And then suck up the welfare and expect everyone else to pay for your hospital bills for your kids. I just say let your kids die. That's the best move. Just let your children die. Forget about paying for hospital bills for them. I'm not gonna do it. You guys are lowlifes. And I hope you all die."

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Bill Maher: Sarah Palin is hungry for Armageddon

"Governor Avon Lady!" Brilliant!

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John Cleese on the election and Sarah Palin

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Colin Powell Discusses His Endorsement of Barack Obama

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Barack Obama for president

He's the right man to lead America back to prosperity

By The Denver Post

In just 16 days, a presidential campaign that has raged for almost two years will at last come to an end.

In that time, America has undergone profound changes. And for most Americans, those changes have not been for the better.

When the first, absurdly early straw polls were taken in Iowa in 2007, America was torn by a war in Iraq that seemed unwinnable. But the economy seemed reasonably sound.

That preoccupation with the war may help explain why Republicans passed over Mitt Romney's successful record of job creation in favor of war hero and foreign-policy specialist John McCain. On the Democratic side, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who wasn't even in Congress when the war began, bested Sen. Hillary Clinton in part because she voted to authorize the war.

Americans, as we now know, wanted change.

But as this race nears the finish line, America's priorities have changed, too.

The "surge" has reduced the level of violence in Iraq and President Bush has begun modest troop withdrawals. Sens. McCain and Obama differ mostly about the details and pace of future withdrawals.

But the speed and virulence of the worldwide liquidity crisis, caused by the collapse of the junk mortgage market, has stunned most Americans and has led voters, who now review their shrinking retirement funds and rising unemployment rates with alarm, to focus overwhelmingly on America's economic ills.

Given this inescapable economic agenda, The Post believes Barack Obama is better equipped to lead America back to a prosperous future....(Click here for remainder).

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Palin's Plunge: Voters Sour on McCain's VP Pick

The more voters learn about Sarah Palin, the more wary they become. Her favorability numbers are dropping like a rock.

By Thomas Edsall
Huffington Post

The more voters learn about Sarah Palin, the more wary they become. Once the focus of post-convention Republican euphoria, the Alaska Governor is now viewed as a serious liability to the McCain campaign.

As it stands, Palin's polling numbers are daunting: with the unfolding economic crisis, her favorable to unfavorable ratings have switched from a positive 40-30, according to a September 12-16 New York Times survey, to a negative 32-41 in an October 10-13 survey.

Palin is, additionally, costing McCain newspaper endorsements. Editor and Publisher calculated that as of Oct 18, Barack Obama led McCain 58-16 in the competition for the backing of newspapers. Many of the endorsements cited Palin as a factor in their rejection of McCain. The Salt Lake Tribune, which supported George W. Bush in 2004, commented that "out of nowhere, and without proper vetting, the impetuous McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She quickly proved grievously under-equipped to step into the presidency should McCain, at 72 and with a history of health problems, die in office. More than any single factor, McCain's bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him for the presidency." The Kansas City Star, in turn, described Palin as "unqualified."

Brookings Senior Fellow Thomas Mann told the Huffington Post that initially, Palin both built conservative enthusiasm for McCain and drew widespread interest among voters who had not been closely following the race. But those benefits soon evanesced:

"Within weeks, she became a liability, primarily as a highly visible indicator of McCain's impulsiveness and recklessness in picking someone who is patently unqualified to serve as president and commander-in-chief. McCain's only chance of making this election competitive was to contrast his readiness to serve with Obama's inexperience and naivet. The Palin choice was the first clear sign (others followed) that McCain could not win that comparison."...(Click here for remainder).

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Obama revels in Powell endorsement and cash mountain


The Republican Powell, the first African-American to serve at the apex of the US military as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the 47-year-old Democrat would be a "transformational president."

Powell carries the burden of his role in promoting the Iraq invasion. But his endorsement was still a stinging rebuff to Republican candidate John McCain, 72, and could help sway swing voters and military veterans.

His backing came as the Obama campaign announced a fundraising take of more than 150 million dollars last month, demolishing its previous record of 66 million set in August.

The gigantic treasure trove is enabling Obama, who enjoyed a 10-point lead in Sunday's Gallup tracking poll, to hit McCain even harder with a nationwide advertising blitz in the days leading up to the November 4 election.

Addressing a carnival-like rally of more than 10,000 supporters here, Obama said he was "beyond honored and deeply humbled to have the support of General Colin Powell."

The Illinois senator said the Fayetteville area of North Carolina, home to the giant Fort Bragg army base, knew something about military heroism.

"And this morning, a great soldier, a great statesman, a great American has endorsed our campaign to change America," he said....(Click here for remainder).

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