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There was much merriment in the ACORN audience when Obama told them that they’ll get to shape the agenda before even the inauguration of the fixed-elected candidate if their choice.

Kinda reminded me of the happy B0bots proudly shapping the platform of the democratic party – a slightly more appropriate carrot thrown by Obama.

And then someone asked: What agenda?

And I thought back on the question: what platform?

Could be the one jettisoned wholesale under the excuse of the bailout?

Should the ACORN election thieves look at the reward before engaging in the crime?

It’s probably too late.

For those who missed it: Obama’s agenda is power. Aquisition and consolidation. The Democratic party, ACORN, B0bots shall all find under the bus with the speed of lightning once that’s done.

And much as the karmic prospect of this happening is satisfying, I’d rather they don’t get the chance to find out.

Maybe thre ACORN people shouldn’t count their loot just yet. As the commercial says:

“You may have alreadty been…doublecrossed”

There was once upon a time a respected civil rights leader named John Lewis.

As such, he endorsed Hillary Clinton, based on the Clintons’ proven track record in the civil rights as opposed to the guy who was “not that invested in the fights of the 60s and the 70s.” A guy who even used the Reagan moniker for civil rights fight: “the excesses of the 60s”

Then some rumors started that he switched allegiance to Obama. Respected John Lewis publicly denounced those rumors.

And one day, he came out and said he actually did change his endorsement. From the candidate with the track record to the candidate with the correct skin color.

Nevertheless, the Obama people financed and supported an opponent  for John Lewis in the primary.  As revenge for his initial insubordination. He prevailed.

McCain respected John Lewis as well

McCain, in a book he wrote with aide Mark Salter called “Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life,” had lauded the leadership of Lewis in the nonviolent civil rights movement.

Appearing with Obama at a forum at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in August, McCain included Lewis as one of “three wise men” he would consult as president. “He can teach us all a lot about the meaning of courage and commitment to causes greater than our self-interest,” McCain said of Lewis.

And recently, we heard again from John Lewis.

Here’s what he said originally:

“During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.

There was some outrage over this,

McCain called the accusation “shocking and beyond the pale” and called on Obama to “repudiate it.”

so the Obama campaign offered this “repudiation”

“Senator Obama does not believe that John McCain or his policy criticism is in any way comparable to George Wallace or his segregationist policies,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. “But John Lewis was right to condemn some of the hateful rhetoric that John McCain himself personally rebuked just last night, as well as the baseless and profoundly irresponsible charges from his own running mate that the Democratic nominee for President of the United States ‘pals around with terrorists.’

And now, it’s John Lewis parsing

Under the heading, “Rep. John Lewis Clarifies Misinterpretations of his Earlier Comments,” Lewis said: “A careful review of my earlier statement would reveal that I did not compare Sen. John McCain or Gov. Sarah Palin to George Wallace. It was not my intention or desire to do so.

Nice WORM, John but

Lewis didn’t accuse McCain of imitating Wallace, but suggested there were similarities.

I suppose John lewis has to travel far to earn his forgiveness for supporting the worthier candidate. Knowing Obama’s petty vindictiveness, he never will. But somewhere on the way, he lost the respect a life of righteous activism had entitled him to.

Another destroyed life to the pile.  “Burned by the Sun” comes to mind.

From speaking truth to power to overpowering the truth.

Update October 13

More from this excellent entry from the Confluence & Sugar and Spice

’m just. I’m flabbergasted by all of this, and my decision to not utter “yeah Congressman Lewis!” after hearing this news makes me a sellout? No, that makes me sane. I haven’t heard McCain or Palin once urge anybody to not vote. The idiocy of this all is just shocking and forgive me the disrespect, but John Lewis is a fool for pimping himself out like this after the way the Obama goons railroaded him into switching his support from Hillary to Obama.

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