Michael Gaynor
Why Mitt Romney needs to show voters the kind of person Obama really is
By Michael Gaynor
July 17, 2012

President Obama should not be renominated, much less reelected, because he's not fit to be President of the United States.

The American people have been hoaxed, and they need to know it.


1. An act intended to deceive or trick.

2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means

US Senate candidate in New York Wendy Long deftly debunked Team Obama's Republican "War on Women" hoax factually, saying: "The 'War on Women' is a hoax and Kirsten Gillibrand is the chief purveyor of its cynical propaganda. Here in Onondaga County alone we have Congresswoman Buerkle, County Executive Mahoney, Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell and Sandy Schepp, candidate for Onondaga County Clerk, all strong successful Republican women. The sad truth is that Senator Gillibrand is dodging the real issues, the democrat attack on the private sector and the crushing effect it has on jobs and opportunity, especially for our veterans."

Those are all "real issues," of course, but they are not the only "real issues."

For example, religious liberty and freedom of conscience are "real issues." Long's for them, and Team Obama. led by President Obama pushed by his top Senate cheerleader, New York's junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (who succeeded Obama as independent National Journal designee as most 'liberal" United States Senator). When it seemed that President Barack Obama might "compromise" on his Administration's anti-religious liberty and freedom of conscience proposed HHS mandate, Gillibrand publicly called for him to stand firm.

Economic issues are very important, especially this year, to be sure, but they are not the only important issues.

Character always matters, and hoaxers must be exposed, not extolled and rewarded.

America needs a President (and United States Senators and Representatives) who's word can be trusted.

President George H.W. Bush famously pledged not to raise taxes ("Read my lips. No new taxes.") as a presidential candidate in 1988. He won easily on that pledged, broke it and lost his re-election bid.

Presidential candidate Obama famously pledged not to raise taxes on the middle class ("Let me be absolutely clear: if you are a family making less than $250,000 a year....you will not see your taxes go up"). He broke his pledge repeatedly, first by including in Obamacare taxes that will be passed on to the middle class, such as the tax on medical device manufacturers, then by shamelessly having his Solicitor General argue to the United States Supreme Court that the Obamacare individual mandate really was a tax after publicly insisting that it was not before Obamacare was passed, to enable it to be passed.

President Obama should not be renominated, much less reelected, because he's not fit to be President of the United States.

He's not running on his dismal record for the obvious reason: if the election becomes a referendum on his job performance, he will lose.He's running on likeability, because the liberal media establishment has sold the notion that he's a nice fellow, and claiming that his rival — presumptive 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romnery really is a bad guy, maybe even an unindicted felon.

Michelle Malkin recently tweeted: "Now that Obama's calling him a liar, tax cheat & felon, maybe Romney will finally stop calling O a 'nice guy.'"

Laura Ingraham promptly retweeted that message.



That's the same Michelle Malkin who wrote Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies, revised it after it had gone to the printer to report on ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, gave "special thanks to Anita MonCrief for her enormous courage and vigilance on ACORN corruption" in the acknowledgements part of her book, and stated on television during her book tour, "The fact is that we owe. We owe so much to very brave people on the other side, some of them who have come over, ex liberals like Anita who understand the depths and the intricacy and the intimacy between and among those groups. But also between them and Barack Obama."


The "intricacy and intimacy" between Obama and "those groups" (especially ACORN/Project Vote) and his lies to conceal the truth about his relationships with them are the key to victory for Mitt Romney.

Like the so-called Republican "War on Women," the notion that President Obama is a person of fine moral character is a hoax.

Mitt, to make sure that you are elected (and with enough like-minded people in Congress to mitigate and/or undo the damage done during the Obama Administration), you better expose that hoax!

Three possible reasons have been offered for your failure to do so yet:

1. Polling shows that people will react the wrong way to personal attacks on Obama's character..... So it will not work.

2. The case cannot be clearly made.

3. The liberal media establishment will not cover it.

It WILL work if the attack on Obama's character is fact-based and that's what it should and can be.

The case can be clearly made, with documentation as well as testimony.

The liberal media establishment was not eager to cover the ACORN "Pimp and Pro" sting in 2009, but Fox News lead the way and soon Congress passed a bill defunding ACORN and the former "Senator from ACORN" signed it as President.

Even Chuck Schumer, an honoree at ACORN's last gala in 2009, voted for the bill.

Astonishingly, Senator Gillibrand, who regularly votes with Schumer but has been supported by New York's ACORN backed Working Families Party throughout her political career, opted to be one of seven United States senators who voted futilely not to defund ACORN, demonstrating that she's even more "liberal" than the even more opportunistic Obama (and being more opportunistic than Senator Etch a Sketch is really hard).

The truth is that presidential candidate Obama blatantly lied about his relationship with ACORN during the last presidential debate.

The truth is that there was an illicit relationship between the Obama presidential campaign and ACORN/Project Vote.

The truth is that ACORN morphed instead of disappeared.

In "Time for October Surprise To Expose Obama Lies" (www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=gaynorm&date=081018), posted on October 18, 2008, I asked, "Can Obama and ACORN keep a lid on the whole truth about ACORN's relationship with Obama and the Obama presidential campaign up to Election Day 2008?" and "Can The New York Times whitewash the Obama/ACORN relationship the way it did the Obama/Ayers relationship?"

Tragically, the answers turned out to be the same: Yes.

I also asked:

"Is there a Whittaker Chambers-type out there today who has seen the light and decided to do what's right?

"If so, will 'Whittaker' be a white male this time?"

There was a potential "Whittaker" — Anita MonCrief, then a black single mother of a toddler who had been working with The New York Times as a confidential source since the summer and providing information on what would have been a blockbuster Obama/ACORN pre-election expose. "Higher up" at The Times chose to kill the expose (probably depriving their Stephanie Strom of a Pulitizer Prize). MonCrief then chose to testify in a Pennsylvania ACORN case before Election Day 2008, but she was then a "liberal" and an Obama supporter who thought that the only problem was ACORN and wary of Fox News, so she declined a Fox News offer to bring her to New York to go on air on the days before Election Day 2008 to tell what she knew.

The truth is that MonCrief evolved from "liberal" to "conservative." It was not an instantaneous transformation. She proudly wrote of trudging to the polls in the rain with her daughter to vote for Obama, but as Obama loaded up his Administration with ACORN types, MonCrief realized she had to do more — and did.

MonCrief's brief biography at HotAir.com (http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/author/anitamoncrief/) states:

"Anita MonCrief is the founder of the Boots of Liberty Task Force (BOLT) and the Editor-in-Chief of, Emerging Corruption. She is also known as the ACORN/Project Vote Whistleblower. MonCrief attended the University of Alabama where she majored in political science and history. She has worked with the American Bar Association's Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative; (ABA CEELI), the International Crisis Group, the Grameen Foundation and American Rights at Work. She also partnered with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on their mission to Macedonia as an election observer In 2005, MonCrief joined the Strategic Writing and Research Department of ACORN Political Operations and its affiliate Project Vote. In 2008, MonCrief came forward, first as a confidential source of The New York Times and, after The New York Times backed away, publicly, to expose the damage that ACORN has done to the impoverished and marginalized communities, as well as its rampant voter fraud. She also began to blog and write about corruption within the ACORN/Project Vote network of corporations. In June 2009, Project Vote/ACORN filed a lawsuit against MonCrief in an attempt to silence her. MonCrief has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including, The Laura Ingraham Show, The O'Reilly Factor, The Sean Hannity Radio show and Fox News programs. In March 2010, the ACORN/Project Vote lawsuit was dismissed. MonCrief is a regular contributor to Big Government, Hot Air, NetRight Daily, RedState, and other Conservative news websites. MonCrief and her family live in the Washington, DC metro area. You can follow Anita on Twitter @anitamoncrief."

MonCrief posted the Obama donor list that demonstrates illicit coordination between the Obama presidential campaign and ACORN/Project Vote, but it is largely unknown. Read "Revealed: The Obama Donor List" posted on July 2, 2010 at http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/24/revealed-the-obama-donor-list. It is documented as well as riviting.

The truth is that Obama is a liar and the voters need to know it.

Obama during the last of the three presidential debates:

"...with respect to ACORN, ACORN is a community organization. Apparently what they've done is they were paying people to go out and register folks, and apparently some of the people who were out there didn't really register people, they just filled out a bunch of names.

"It had nothing to do with us. We were not involved. The only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.

"Now, the reason I think that it's important to just get these facts out is because the allegation that Senator McCain has continually made is that somehow my associations are troubling."

Obama was right...about the importance of facts.

McCain was right about Obama having troubling associations.

Obama's statement — "My only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs." — is a lie, not a fact.

Yes, Obama represented ACORN in that lawsuit and the Clinton Justice Department predictably sided with ACORN.

But that was NOT Obama's only involvement with ACORN.

ACORN is the organization with which Obama has been associated throughout his adult life, as organizer, trainer, lawyer, funder and political beneficiary...and still Obama's Achilles heel.

America can't afford for you to blow it, Mitt.

© 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

August 7, 2023
Elections can be 'stolen' in many ways, and the 2020 U.S. presidential election is a 'perfect' example

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?

More articles


Stephen Stone
HAPPY EASTER: A message to all who love our country and want to help save it!

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

Matt C. Abbott
Acquitted priest: I received no justice, mercy from diocese

Peter Lemiska
Last chance to save the soul of the nation

Linda Goudsmit
CHAPTER 15: Conflict Theory and the Hegelian Dialectic

Michael Bresciani
The fine line between ignorance and idiocy

Jeff Lukens
Congressional spending goes full Weimar

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Scriptural sobriety: Rethinking wine in the Lord’s Supper

Cherie Zaslawsky
April 13th, 2024: Iran’s shocking dress rehearsal

Jerry Newcombe
Is America a 'failed historical model?'

Victor Sharpe
The current malignancy of America's Fourth Estate

Tom DeWeese
The University of Tennessee uses our taxes to advocate radical energy agenda. I took them to court!

Bonnie Chernin
Pro-abortion Republicans

Cliff Kincaid
Make Sodom and Gomorrah Great Again
  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