ACORN to McCain: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?

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  1. JustChristian

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    ACORN to McCain: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?
    October 13, 2008

    http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12439&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=22386&tx_ttnews[backPid]=12387&cHash=5706e23a2f

    Senator Allied with ACORN as Recently as 2006, Now Turns Cold Shoulder


    October 13, 2008, Miami, FL - U.S. Senator John McCain's recent attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) are puzzling given his historic support for the organization and its efforts on behalf of immigrant Americans. As recently as February 20, 2006, Senator McCain was the keynote speaker at an ACORN-sponsored Immigration Rally in Miami, Florida at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus.

    The rally, co-sponsored by ACORN in partnership with the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC), Catholic League Services – Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Miami Dade College, People for the American Way/Mi Familia/Vota en Accion, the Service Employees International Union, and UNITE/HERE, was intended to call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.

    Senator McCain spoke at the rally attended by hundreds of ACORN members, most of whom were dressed in the red shirts typical of its members. Senator McCain's speech focused on the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, a bipartisan, comprehensive reform bill, which McCain sponsored with Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

    Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer of ACORN, said, "It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans. Maybe it is out of desperation that Senator McCain has forgotten that he was for ACORN before he was against ACORN; he was for immigration reform before he was against immigration reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic. We were thrilled to partner with him to help reform the outdated immigration laws in this country, and were pleased to work closely with him on this issue."

    Lewis continued, "We expected Senator McCain to support our efforts to give voice to millions of Americans who have never participated in an election before. We are surprised at his efforts to vilify an organization that, until recently, he saw as an ally. Maybe this surprise attack and change of heart is indicative of his state of mind, and the way he would govern."

    Senator McCain and his campaign have recently launched a series of coordinated attacks on ACORN, the nation’s largest community organization of low-and moderate-income families.

    Ms. Lewis went on to say that, "We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform."

    Senator McCain was joined at the rally by Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), leaders from both political parties, immigrant communities, and members of labor, business, and religious organizations.
     
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    Senator McCain has been hoisted on his own petard. :laugh:
     
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    This is juvenile and silly rubbish and manipulation.

    Let's see:
    Dad postpones an engagement and clears his calendar to help chaperone his kid's out of town varsity sports trip several years back. Kid fills great. Dad is good.

    Dad has an urgent deadline to meet and his success and that of others (including his support of family and kids in college) is dependant on his working overtime. Kid has been endoctrinated by social course and peer pressure to doubt the motives and directions of parents and he now views Dad's past sacrifices at work and schedule as being deliberate manipulations to enhance Dad's own status in the community. Kid is now in college out of state and playing his first game. Dad can't go because of work demands. 'In touch' is barely a brief phone call to kid.... not enough to change his position. Kid looks around and everyone else seems to be getting parents attentions but he feels slighted. Kid is a brat with demands. Kid gets mad at Dad and tells the world how badly he is neglected and Dad is bad.

    Whine, whine!

    Kid needs to grow up! Kid may get a following of children, ....other kids listen and agree...... but it takes a real man or a real woman to function in the real world, and the smart 'kids' will figure it out for themselves.
     
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    So let me get this straight...

    McCain speaks at an event concerning immigration that is sponsored by at least eight different unrelated groups - one of which happens to be ACORN...

    ...and that proves that McCain previously supported ACORN?


    Please, try to develope some critical thinking skills.
     
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    i don't follow the logic of your argument. All I know is that this is posted on the ACORN web site. From their perspective, not some "Fair and Balanced" news site, McCain supported them until he found out that it was a political liability. Now he's chastizing Obama for having been involved with the same group he supported.

    BTW, we're not talking about kids here. We're talking about a Senator lending support to an organization by speaking at one of their rallies. Generally people in government don't speak at rallies if they don't support the organization. I wouldn't expect Gov. Palin to speak at a NOW rally, would you. Now, the Senator criticizes the organization. The leader of ACORN said in response:

    Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer of ACORN, said, "It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans. Maybe it is out of desperation that Senator McCain has forgotten that he was for ACORN before he was against ACORN; he was for immigration reform before he was against immigration reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic. We were thrilled to partner with him to help reform the outdated immigration laws in this country, and were pleased to work closely with him on this issue."

    Lewis continued, "We expected Senator McCain to support our efforts to give voice to millions of Americans who have never participated in an election before. We are surprised at his efforts to vilify an organization that, until recently, he saw as an ally. Maybe this surprise attack and change of heart is indicative of his state of mind, and the way he would govern."

    Senator McCain and his campaign have recently launched a series of coordinated attacks on ACORN, the nation’s largest community organization of low-and moderate-income families.

    Ms. Lewis went on to say that, "We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform."


    I don't call this whining. Poor folks can get very annoying though. Don't you agree?
     
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    "This is juvenile and silly rubbish and manipulation."

    Much ado about nothing.

    McCain does not have deep roots to ACORN unlike Obama, and Obama's roots go deep and far for many years. So it is comparing apples and oranges. :sleeping_2:
     

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