10/2/10

Gloria Allred Should Be Disbarred

By: Nancy Morgan
RightBias.com

Media hound Gloria Allred should be disbarred.

Representing an illegal immigrant who is a former housekeeper of Meg Whitman, who just happens to be running for Governor of California, Ms. Allred has taken to the airwaves in a blatant, if not illegal attempt to tar Meg Whitman with the label of liar just ahead of the California gubernatorial election.

Ms. Allred appeared with her client Nicky Diaz Santillan on national television yesterday to show what a big meanie Meg Whitman is. With tears dripping down her cheeks and a quavering voice, Santillan detailed how (Republican) Meg Whitman abused her. She was actually forced to drive a car and allegedly Whitman refused to pay her overtime.

Allred actually referred to her client as a modern day Rosa Parks – willing to risk deportation in order to expose the various injustices perpetrated upon her. “Americans appreciate the huge risks she is taking,” Allred said. Huh?

Gloria Allred has informed the nation that her client has entered this country illegally and has used a stolen social security number in order to obtain employment. In essence, Gloria Allred has exposed her client to deportation and/or jail time. Other illegal immigrants who have gone public for various reasons have eventually ended up deported.

No amount of spin can gloss over the legal jeopardy Allred has exposed her client to. And no amount of ginned up indignation can obscure the fact that Allred has sacrificed her client for her own agenda.

Allred has manufactured a reputation of being a ‘woman’s advocate.’ She envisions herself as a protector of all women against the patriarchal system of old white men. Her reputation is a direct result of accepting only those cases which will guarantee her publicity. No matter how frivolous. I know this from personal knowledge, having done business with Allred’s firm.

Lost in the shuffle of bright lights and national face time, is one inconvenient fact. As a lawyer, Gloria Allred is legally obligated to put her client’s interests ahead of her own. This she has not done.

In her quest for yet another 15 minutes of fame, Allred has thrown her client under the bus. That is both illegal and unethical. And shameful.

Author and legal expert Mark Levin questioned Allred yesterday on his radio show. Allred was unwilling to answer the most basic questions regarding the case, trying instead to rebut Levin with emotion instead of facts. She got smacked down, big time.

Unlike the liberal media, Mark Levin was not swayed by Allred’s blatant attempt to turn her client into a cause celebre. Instead, Allred’s points were totally demolished. And she was exposed for what she is – an aging progressive lawyer trying to reaffirm her ill-gotten reputation by using her own client to smear a conservative candidate. For shame.

This case is not about Gloria’s client. It is about legal ethics and Allred’s huge ego. By willingly placing a client in legal jeopardy in order to further her own political agenda, Gloria has broken the law. She should be disbarred. Immediately.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com.
She lives in South Carolina.

10/2/10

THE MOTHER OF ALL OCTOBER SURPRISES

By: Dave Logan
ThirdWaveDave

“In American political jargon, an October surprise is a news event with the potential to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the U.S. presidency. The reference to the month of October is because the Tuesday after the first Monday in November is the date for national elections (as well as many state and local elections), and therefore events that take place in late October have greater potential to influence the decisions of prospective voters.”

After last night’s show, I shared my thoughts on what could be coming our way this October. Andrea posted about it. And after a quick search, it turns out I’m not the only one with this idea.

To some, it will sound crazy but I put nothing past the progressives. Nothing. Crazy or not, there will be an October surprise. Head over to Andrea’s The Radio Patriot and see what you think.

History of October Surprises.

10/2/10

Terror Support Suspects Moved in Obama “Orbit” – Why is Nobody Surprised?

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

On September 24, the FBI raided the homes of several leftist activists across the USA looking for links to foreign terrorist organizations.

Most, if not all, of those raided or questioned were members of the “Fightback” faction of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Formed from several Maoist factions in 1986, Freedom Road split in the late 1990s to form two distinct organizations with the the same name. The “Fightback” group publishes a newspaper by that name and is strongest in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Though of Maoist origin, Freedom Road became integrated into “orthodox” international communist networks and worked with Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America and Committees of Correspondence in organizations such as the Chicago New Party and by supporting leftist Democrats.

One leading Freedom Roader, Bill Fletche, Jr., also joined DSA and helped found both the socialist leaning New Party and Progressives for Obama.

Barack Obama, of course joined the New Party and its parent organization Progressive Chicago and remained a member for several years in the mid-1990s.

Around the same time, Freedom Road temporarily joined the Communist Party breakaway organization, the Committees of Correspondence – en masse.

This brought some of the recently questioned terror subjects into contact with several Chicago activists who themselves had close personal ties to Barack Obama:

Mick Kelly is a leading member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. In 1994, while based in Chicago, he was listed on a “Membership, Subscription and Mailing List” for the Chicago Committees of Correspondence.

Stephanie Weiner is a Chicago activist who is a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

In 1998 she worked alongside Rafael Rodriguez and her husband and Freedom Road comrade Joe Iosbaker on the campaign team for Willie Delgado, New Party State Representative in Chicago. Delgado was endorsed by the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America. The campaign was successful, with Delgado winning Chicago’s 35th Ward by a slim 241 vote margin. Weiner had been working in the 15th Precinct for ten years.

Joe Iosbaker was Labor Commission Chair for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization in 1998.

In 1994, while based in Chicago, he was listed on a “Membership, Subscription and Mailing List” for the Chicago Committees of Correspondence. In 1998, while working as Precinct Captain in the 13th Ward, he also worked on the campaign team for Willie Delgado, New Party State Representative in Chicago.

Others on the Committees of Correspondence Membership, Subscription and Mailing List were Alice Palmer, Danny Davis, Carl Davidson, Marilyn Katz, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn (Click names for scans of their names on the list).

Alice Palmer served in the Illinois Senate from 1991-96. In 1982, she and her husband, Buzz Palmer, had established the Black Press Institute which would go on to influence decision makers such as the Congressional Black Caucus.

Palmer had close ties to the former Soviet Union and the Marxist-Leninist regime in Grenada, which was overthrown by US troops in 1983.

In 1995, she introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, at a gathering in the Hyde Park home of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. DSA member and long time Obama friend Quentin Young, was present at the meeting. He stated that both Obama and Palmer were present. He also described Obama and Ayers as “friends.”

Following the announcement that she was standing down from the Senate, Palmer announced her run for congress and employed the young Obama as her chief of staff for the campaign. However, she was badly beaten in the primaries and sought to stick with her Senate Seat. Obama refused to step down and went on to win the seat, souring the relationship between the two. Also in 1995, Palmer and Willie Delgado joined the Chicago New Party which then endorsed the two in their campaigns. Recall that Joe Iosbaker and his wife Stephanie Weiner were members of Delgado’s campaign team.

Danny Davis is an openly socialist Democratic member of Congress, representing the 7th district of Illinois.

In the late 1970s, he worked alongside Communist Party member Harold Rogers and former communist Milt Cohen on a “Citizen’s Committee,” supporting Timuel Black in his unsuccessful campaign for State Rep. in the 22nd district of Illinois. Further, Davis was on good terms with the Party, presenting an award at the 1998 People’s Weekly World (Communist Party USA newspaper) banquet and sponsoring a bill drafted by supporters or members of the Communist Party.

Davis was an early supporter of Alice Palmer in her bid for Congress. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Davis joined the Chicago New Party (along with Barack Obama) during his successful Congressional 1996 campaign on the Democratic Party ticket.

New Party News Spring 1996 page 2, Danny Davis center, Barack Obama right

Carl Davidson is a Pennsylvania-based activist and member of the National Committee of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

He was an early leader of Students for a Democratic Society.

In the mid-1990s, Carl Davidson was a leading activist in the Chicago New Party, where he worked closely with fellow New Party member and candidate, Barack Obama.

In late 1993, along with Danny Davis and Barack Obama, Davidson was always a signatory to letters sent by Progressive Chicago, sister-organization of the New Party.

In September 2002, Davidson was one of several Chicago area residents, including Marilyn Katz, who first came together as Chicagoans Against War in Iraq. Former colleague, and now Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, spoke at the organization’s first antiwar rally. “Good, that put him on our side, and some of us organized a fundraiser for him for his Senate race,” recalled Davidson later.

Marilyn Katz is a Chicago-based Public Relations consultant. In the 1960s, she was an organizer of youth gangs and communities. Along with Davidson, Katz was a member of Students for a Democratic Society.

While serving as National Political Secretary for Democratic Socialists of America‘s forerunner, the New American Movement, in the 1970s, Katz was also a prominent pro-abortion activist.

She has worked closely with Barack Obama since meeting him through his position at the lawyers firm, Miner, Barnhill & Galland in the 1990s. “It was through the law firm that Mr. Obama met Marilyn Katz, who gave him entry into another activist network: the foot soldiers of the white student and black power movements that helped define Chicago in the 1960s.”

In 2007, Katz spoke alongside Committees of Correspondence leader Manning Marable, at a Movement for a Democratic Society conference in Chicago. MDS is affiliated with the newly-revived Students for a Democratic Society – of which Katz was herself a former member.

In October 2008, Katz was one of over 4,000 people to sign a statement supporting former Weather Underground Organization terrorist, Bill Ayers. In 2009, in another display of her support for her former colleague, Katz put her name to the Progressives for Obama website.

Bill Ayers is a former leader of the terrorist Weather Underground and a close associate of President Barack Obama.

As you read above, in 1995, Illinois State Senator Alice Palmer chose the home of Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn to introduce her chosen successor, Barack Obama.

Obama was also to write an endorsement for Bill Ayers’ book, “A Kind and Just Parent: Children of Juvenile Court.” In turn, Ayers hired Obama to head the Annenberg Challenge, a $50 million fund. Later, Ayers worked with Obama on the board of the Woods Fund, together doling out millions to leftist causes.

In 1997, Michelle Obama, (then Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center), invited Ayers to speak on juvenile justice. Ayers was joined by Barack Obama who also spoke during the event. As recently as 2002, the two spoke together again at a public gathering in Chicago entitled “Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?”

In 2007, both Bill Ayers and Carl Davidson were present at the Movement for a Democratic Society conference at which Marilyn spoke.

Finally, Bernardine Dohrn is the wife of Bill Ayers and herself a former terrorist, as the acknowledged leader of the Weather Underground Organization.

Chicago gang leader, Mike Soto, claimed that Dohrn was a violent maniac, stating that she had said to him, “let’s pick up arms, let’s blow up this country apart until we take over.”

Dohrn also spoke at the same event as husband Ayers and Obama at the 2002 “Intellectuals: Who Needs Them?” conference in Chicago. In 2006, Dohrn, along with Ayers, Noam Chomsky, Mike Klonsky and Howard Zinn, were elected as board members of the newly launched Movement for a Democratic Society. The following year, she was a featured speaker at the Michigan State University SDS reunion.

Also in 2007, Dohrn spoke at the Left Forum, a successor to the Socialist Scholars Conference. Also that year, Dohrn and husband Ayers traveled to Cuba to a conference on “Useful Art” or “art that includes aspects of social activism.” As of 2009, she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Socialist, Chicago-based journal, In These Times.

Nobody should be surprised that the Chicago terror support suspects should come from Barack Obama’s “orbit.”

The Chicago far left is more incestuous than (fill in the name your least favorite backward rural US state). If the FBI digs deep enough, this story will lead them very, very close to the President of the United States of America.

The question is – will they have the courage to do it?

Their oath of service demands that they do.