Desperate Demo-cats Drivin' for Voters
Clairton, Pa. Five days a week, Linda Graham trolls tattered neighborhoods of this once thriving steel city outside Pittsburgh for unregistered voters she can sign up as Democrats — one of thousands of unknown volunteers whose work outside the limelight has already altered the basic arithmetic of the November election.
"…trolls tattered neighborhoods…" Sounds like a stalker to me. 'Course the writer makes it sound like Clairton was a "…thriving steel city…" right up 'til this past spring. Not quite. Considerin' my great-grand dam and a whole bunch of my extended family used to live near there (and got out ASAP) we all know the steel industry in Pittsuburgh started declinin' sometime back durin' the Carter administration.
And just to underscore how bad things are gettin' in the trenches, now the Demo-cats are tryin' to register…cats.
Dipped Jewitt has the purrfect opportunity to make sure the interests of pets are represented in the upcoming election. She recently was given the chance to vote via mailed registration materials sent by the USAction Education Fund, which describes itself as a national nonprofit, nonpartisan group that has organized voter-registration drives since 2004. But there's one problem - Dipped Jewitt is a cat.
Not unexpectedly, —USAction Education Fund is a Demo-cat front. Among their "partners" is Michigan Citizen Education Fund (Detroit, MI) – a whole litter of "community organizers" like Linda Teeter who is touted has havin' "… 25 years of experience in political and community organizing" and "…is trained in the Midwest Academy’s philosophy on organizing…"
Not surprisingly, all the "partners" seem to have sprung from one foul spring—the Midwest Academy of Chicago, IL Accordin' to their website
Midwest Academy is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice.
More community organizers! The Chairman of the Board is one Heather Booth, who is a real piece of work.
Over the years, Booth has contributed money to the campaigns of numerous political candidates -- all Democrats. Notable recipients of her donations include Barack Obama, Al Franken, Tom Harkin, Jesse Jackson, Kweisi Mfume, Hilliary Clinton, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Al Gore,… Heather Booth also joined with activists in 1999 to revive the defunct Citizen Action as USAction. [Emphasis mine]
Her husband is Paul Booth, a foundin' member of SDS—Students for a Democratic Society which spawned the Weather Underground and Bill Ayres who we can blame for spawnin' Bar-ack!'s political career in his livin' room.
'Course all that organizin' has probably gone down the tubes after Bar-ack! called Pennsylvania's favorite college team the Nitley Lions.
Whew! That's one full litter pan.
posted by Harrison at 12:07 AM