ACORN and Obama: Together Again

Fresh off the trillion-dollar
porkulus

bill signing in Denver,
President Obama immediately
launched into his next New Raw Deal expansion: a massive
mortgage entitlement program forcing lenders to
refinance at an initial cost of $50 billion to $100
billion. That`s in addition to the

bipartisan
-supported $50 billion in the
"stimulus"
bill to bail out homeowners underwater on their
mortgages and the $2 billion in


"neighborhood stabilization"
funds to alleviate the foreclosure
crisis.

In tandem with the White House Bad
Borrowers Bailout, Obama`s
old
friends
at the Association of Community
Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
are launching a new campaign of their own: the
"Home Savers"
campaign. What a coinky-dinky, huh? As with most of the
bully tactics of the radical left-wing group, it ain`t
gonna be pretty. They are the shock troops on the
streets doing the dirty work while the Community
Organizer-in-Chief keeps his delicate hands clean.

Trumpets ACORN:
"On Feb. 19,
ACORN members will launch a new tactic in fighting
foreclosures: civil disobedience. Participants in the
ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse
to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will
move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in
their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for
people facing foreclosure is put in place."
[Refusing
to Leave: ACORN Members Step up Fight to Stay in Homes,

February 13, 2009]

ACORN`s foot soldiers,

funded with your tax dollars
, will scream, pound
their fists, chain themselves to buildings, padlock the
doors and engage in illegal behavior until they get what
they want. It`s a recipe for anarchy. Threatens
Baltimore ACORN`s Louis Beverly, who calls himself a
"Foreclosure
Fighter"
:

"After you`ve used all your legal options, your last resort is
civil
disobedience
. We`re talking about families who have
been in their homes 20 or 30 years. People who are
assets in the community, who look out for the
elderly,
who have community associations, and these are the
people being kicked out of the community."

We can all sympathize with good
folks who can`t pay their bills. But as I`ve said

repeatedly
in my criticism of the
mortgage entitlement mentality
embraced by

both parties
in Washington,

home ownership
is not a civil right—and neither is
home retention. Artificially propping up the housing
market will only result in more of the same costly
borrow-spend-panic-repeat
cycles that got us into
this mess in the first place. Failing corporations need
to fail. So do failing home borrowers. This is borrowing
from frugal renter Peter to pay profligate Paul`s home
loan.

Now that`s the kind of theft that
should be the subject of civil disobedience.

Instead, ACORN offices, funded with
your tax dollars, are training teams of
"Home Savers"—described
as "people ready
and willing to

mobilize
on short notice to defend the homesteaders
against attempts to evict them."
Ready, willing and
able to mobilize on short notice because they are either
unemployed or employed full time as ACORN shakedown
artists.

Guess who`s encouraging them to
defy the law. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, who
told them:
"Stay in your
homes. If the American people, anybody out there is
being foreclosed, don`t leave."
The housing
bullies will be assisted by left-wing propaganda
documentarians at the
Brave New
Foundation
, headed up by Hollywood lib

Robert Greenwald
, who will disseminate sob stories
to crank up pressure while Obama pushes his housing
entitlement plan.

ACORN is targeting the following
cities: Tucson, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles,
Calif.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.;
Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas; San
Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.;
Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.;
Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.;
Raleigh, N.C.; Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati,
Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dallas,
Texas.

ACORN has waited three decades for
this moment in the sun. And as Obama

promised ACORN members
at a forum in December 2007,
"We`re going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda.
We`re gonna be having meetings all across the country …
so that you have input into the agenda."
The moment
is nigh. Prepare for lawlessness.

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Michelle Malkin [email
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