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That Was Then, This is Now

I was suprised in the debate that Obama downplayed and seemed unconcerned with the less than legalistic protocols of ACORN, which he has helped in person and purse—surprised because in the 1996 state primary race in Illinois, Obama sued all of his Democratic rivals on allegations that their qualifying petitions were null and void due to faulty signups of mostly African-American voters. He succeeded then in throwing out all their petitions, eliminated all his rivals, and  then ran unopposed on his way to an easy victory in the general election. In 2004, his Senate Democratic rival mysteriously had his sealed divorce records leaked, crashed and burned, leaving Obama with an easy race–and mirabile dictu the same thing happened in the general election when Mr. Ryan’s sealed divorce records were likewise mysteriously leaked and he too imploded. Hope and change in action…


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