Michael Gaynor
Wily Wade Rathke providing the far left criticism Obama needs
By Michael Gaynor
May 28, 2010

A president who looks down his nose at the people and clings to his tele-prompter like he says Americans cling to God and guns needs to have some connection with the people Bill O'Reilly calls "the folks," like enjoying basketball.

ACORN founder Wade Rathke (www.chieforganizer.org) is still helping his guy Obama. (If Rathke really wanted to give Obama grief, he could do even more than ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.)

Obama really needs some criticism from the Far Left in order to support the illusion of moderation and Rathke's providing it.

It's like those expressions of concern from the Far Left that Obama's Supreme Court nominees, now Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the La Raza favorite endorsed by ACORN, and Solicitor Elena Kagan, Obama's soul mate from Academia, may not be liberal enough. They reassure the bulk of the American people.

It's like Congressman Luis Gutierrez, one of the leftist Democrats honored at ACORN's last anniversary gala (2009), saying he would oppose Obamacare and then voting for it, of course. (Kerry notoriously was for a bill before he voted against it; Gutierrez was (publicly) against Obamacare before he was for it.)

With Obama's approval rating sinking as his radical reality and executive ineptitude become apparent, Rathke stepped forward to help and will be marching in Arizona.

Rathke: "Time to pack for Arizona! It's important to join the mobilization on May 29th with the assembled forces to stand and protest against the implementation of SB 1070, the anti-immigrant, racial profiling bill that is terrorizing good people in Arizona."

Imagine that! People who are illegally in the United States are "terrorized" by the thought that they may be returned to their home countries.

Rathke chided Obama for "dispatching 1500 National Guard ostensibly to deal with drug trafficking and crime along the border."

Rathke duly noted that Obama had stated that he is "personally" against the new Arizona law and for the Phoeniz Suns "having worn their Los Suns jerseys in solidarity against the haters on Cinco de Mayo." (After all, Obama's heart is with illegal aliens and he loves Hispanics, as he proved by appointing Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the pride of La Raza.)

Meanwhile, those who believe that immigration law should be enforced and borders matter are "haters"!

Rathke: "I can't pretend that Obama is...not mindful of the message he sends when he dispatches troops to the border posturing to beef up enforcement at the same time that tens of thousands are assembling to march in Phoenix this Saturday morning to demand justice."

To Rathke, "justice" is creating a right to immigrate illegally and border enforcement is downright "unjust"!

Rathke: "There's politics and then there is right and wrong."

True! Obama and Rathke play politics very well. It's right and wrong that they misrepresent. Right, they resent and reclassify as wrong.


"The days on the calendar are steadily being crossed off to the point when enforcement of this grotesque travesty. We need the President to do the right thing then and refuse to cooperate with this cynical and racist legislation. When are we going to hear his real plans to act? Tick. Tock. Tick-tock!

"Meanwhile it looks like all of us will be marching, but in this case the federales will be running for the border, while the rest of stand to be counted in the streets of Phoenix.

"We need you with us there on the hot streets, Mr. President, and not sitting on a basketball court talking about draft picks."

A president who looks down his nose at the people and clings to his tele-prompter like he says Americans cling to God and guns needs to have some connection with the people Bill O'Reilly calls "the folks," like enjoying basketball.

Obama's dilemma is how to legalize the illegals so they can keep him and his political allies in office. Both Obama and Rathke realize that is key to the "fundamental change" they want.

For a fascinating and frightening look behind the radical curtain, see ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief's latest: "Obama, ACORN and Stealth Socialism: Dire Domestic Threat" (http://anitamoncrief.blogtownhall.com/2010/05/27/obama,_acorn_and_stealth_socialism_dire_domestic_threat.thtml).


"As an ex-ACORN insider and ex-radical who used Democrat donor lists to raise money for ACORN alter-ego Project Vote and designed the ACORN 2005, 2006 and 2007 Political Operations Year End PowerPoint presentations, I know that President Obama (for whom I now regretfully admit I proudly voted) was an ACORN guy for many years and realize that he became the instrument for the implementation of its stealth socialism agenda."

"As an ACORN insider my indoctrination as a socialist was a slow but steady progression from radical liberalism to embracing the stealth socialist methods that had made ACORN a powerful force in American electoral politics. Two years ago, in the mist of a heated presidential election year, I noticed a Facebook page of Socialism 2008. The graffiti-like picture beckoned young Socialists to Chicago, Illinois on June 19th, 2008. I RSVPed for the event on Facebook without fully understanding what had just taken place. The line between radical, liberal Democrat and socialist was almost invisible at this point.

"Working for ACORN/Project Vote facilitated my crossing the 'socialist' threshold and I had become what insiders termed 'one of the true believers.' True believers were instrumental in the survival of ACORN and the process of making an employee a true believer began on the very first day.

"Inside ACORN offices across the country, young, idealistic liberals were being ingrained with the Saul Alinsky style of Organizing. Alinsky's Rules for Radicals was never mentioned by name, but Alinsky's tactics were used on employees and ACORN members.

"ACORN's strategy of stealth socialism was aimed at gaining power through duplicity and somewhat assimilating into society. Alinsky, the 'father of community organizing,' taught that the path to power necessitated the use of people who would serve as pawns."

Who wants to be a pawn?

© Michael Gaynor


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)


Receive future articles by Michael Gaynor: Click here

More by this author

April 11, 2023
'Politics ain't beanbag,' but investigation and prosecution of Donald Trump by rabid partisans must stop

January 16, 2023
Perhaps learning why the Pearl Harbor attack was a surprise in Hawaii but not in Washington can help us appreciate and learn from other federal government mistakes and move forward wisely

November 4, 2022
Free True the Vote's Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips

October 3, 2022
Who Sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines?

August 13, 2022
Mar-a-Lago raid shows Trump derangement syndrome has fortuitously worsened

July 5, 2022
From the Warren Court to Roberts Court to Thomas Court

May 21, 2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been barred from receiving Holy Communion at last

November 19, 2021
Justice ultimately prevailed in the Kyle Rittenhouse case

September 1, 2021
Is Afghanistan President Biden's Waterloo, or America's, too?

June 11, 2021
When Guatemalan President Alejandro Gammattei met Vice President Kamala Harris, he politely schooled her bigtime

More articles


Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
Flashback: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Pete Riehm
Tolerance of sin is prelude to tyranny

Kari Lee Fournier
Almighty God vs. Satan: The Lord’s vengeance – it has begun

Peter Lemiska
The big lie of DEI

James Lambert
Newsom & Democrats eliminate the freedom of dealers to sell gasoline powered equipment

Cliff Kincaid
The origins of queer communism

Curtis Dahlgren
Modern "education:" Blend in; don't stand out, whatever you do

Matt C. Abbott
The case of the Rev. Christopher Senk

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Revelation Chapter 13: The Beast, persecution, and providence

Louie Verrecchio
Dodgers Pride Night: Catholics strike out looking

Jerry Newcombe
Is America still worth fighting for?

Michael Bresciani
Some sound biblical advice for candidate Donald Trump

Marsha West
Are you praying to the only true God?
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons


Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites