Thursday, October 02, 2008

ACORN, Bankers & Now Union Dupes, Patriot Majority For Obama

It isn't just ACORN mining fraudulent votes, it isn't just failed Wall Streeters and bankrupt banks in the tank for Obama, it's also 527 groups fronting for unions that are spreading the money and the lies for Obama and Democrat campaigns in all the important swing states.

Instead of being honest and using names including progressive, democrat, labor or other liberal buzz words, many of these groups, under the leadership of Craig Varoga (worked on 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election campaign; former communications director to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) ), now list themselves as Patriot Majority. They ain't patriots and they might just lie their way into the majority, but they all are unions that want the good old days of crippling business back.

Patriot Majority West used to be called Citizens for Progress
Patriot Majority Midwest used to be the Oklahoma Freedom Fund
Patriot Majority New Mexico
Patriot Majority For A Strong America this year
Alliance for North Carolina,
Bluegrass Freedom Fund
American Alliance for Energy Independence
American Public Policy Committee
American Affordable Health Care
Midwest Alliance for Better Government (formerly Public Security Now).


In 2008,
$1.2 million from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$500,000 from the Change to Win labor federation (which is spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union)
$125,000 from the United Food and Commercial Workers union

In 2006,
$400,000 from SEIU Local 1199
$250,000 from the Massachusetts Teachers Association
$200,000 from the Democratic Governors Association
$50,000 from Patricia Cornwell of CEI Enterprises.

Patriot Majority West: In 2008,
$2.18 million from AFSCME

In 2006
$250,000 from the Democratic Governors Association
$200,000 from Colorado Education Association
$120,000 from AFSCME
$100,000 from SEIU
$25,000 from Tim Gill.

Patriot Majority Midwest: In 2006
$370,000 from the Democratic Governors Association.

Alliance for North Carolina: In 2006
$45,000 from Democratic Governors Association.

Bluegrass Freedom Fund: In 2007
$1 million from William Yung of Columbia Sussex
$640,000 from the Democratic Governors Association
$238,000 from AFSCME.

American Public Policy Committee: In 2008,
$60,000 from the Democratic Governors Association.

Midwest Alliance for Better Government: In 2008,
$50,000 from AFSCME
$45,000 from the Democratic Governors Association.

MIKE RICE: former research director for the California Democratic Party and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Brown in 1994

DAVE CONTARINO: manager of former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s presidential campaign; former chief of staff to Gov. Richardson

PATRICK J. HALL: former executive director of Oklahoma Democratic Party

JOE HOUSEHOLDER: former communications director for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY); former communications director for former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack

GEORGE RAKIS: former political director of the Democratic Governors Association; former regional political director for the Democratic National Committee; led planning process for America Votes; coordinated campaign director for Michigan Democratic Party during 2000 elections

This is just the tip of the iceberg. It's union money being masked as just a group of patriots that think like the majority instead of being honest that they are unionists that are attacking Republicans that do represent the real majority, hard working Americans that hate unions.

Here in Ohio, Patriot Majority is spending millions of dollars and making scurrilous charges against candidates like incumbent Steve Chabot in OH-1, West Cincinnati and Steve Stivers running in OH-15 in central Ohio. The ads are constant, always very dark and threatening and blaming Republicans in general and candidates in particular with every ill in America, but they never divulge the dark and bloody path their money took to get it on the TV screen.