Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy–

From left: CECILIA MUÑOZ, director, intergovernmental affairs; MICHAEL STRAUTMANIS, public liaison; CHRISTOPHER LU, Cabinet secretary; HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM, deputy director, Domestic Policy Council; PATRICK GASPARD, political director; PHIL SCHILIRO, director of legislative affairs; MELODY BARNES, director, Domestic Policy Council. (New America Today Mag)

Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. reported:

One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard.

Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But as the New Orleans-based ACORN has been implicated in a host of illegal schemes ranging from voter registration fraud to embezzlement to tax evasion, he may get there. That’s because prior to assuming his current job, Gaspard, at least according to ACORN founder Wade Rathke, had been political director for the New York City chapter of ACORN under Bertha Lewis, who last year replaced Rathke as the group’s chief organizer and CEO. What’s more, he’s worked closely with the ACORN-controlled Working Families Party and the largest local within the Service Employees International Union.

This weekend the Working Families Party of New York, Gaspard’s organization, placed an ad on Craig’s list for paid activists to fight Wall Street.

Here’s their ad:

The Working Families Party (WFP) ( is New York’s most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare.

For the past twelve years the WFP has been at the fore front of progressive politics,

Leading the fight and helping to frame the debate. The WFP has a proud record of fighting for issues that matter and has been instrumental in implementing key pieces of legislation such as Raising New York’s Minimum Wage, Enacting Living Wage Laws, Creating Thousands of Jobs In the Green Economy, Passing Healthcare Reforms on the Local Level, Fighting for Affordable Housing, Keeping Tuition Costs Low, A Progressive Tax Code, Reliable/Cost Effective Public Transit System, Public Financing Of Elections and Corporate Accountability . In addition, we have an unapologetic stance on supporting and pushing good candidates to enact progressive legislation

The WFP is seeking immediate hires.

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.

Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.

For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.

This is not a policy job! Through direct action you will be shaping NY state politics for the next 20 years.

If you care about New York and want to help educate and mobilize around legislative campaigns-then we look forward to hearing from you!
Apply at

What a coincidence!
The organization run by current White House political director Patrick Gaspard is paying far left activists to continue the protests against Wall Street. No wonder Barack Obama supports the far left protest movement!

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  • Sam Stone

    Talk about Astroturf?

  • Multitude

    It’s all about two words: Second Revolution

    Lenin’s first only got rid of the old guard with new people, but inherited a broken, unwieldy system that couldn’t allow for authoritarian control and unrestrained power. The second revolution is necessary to then replace the system, installing the new guard as the vanguard.

    Obama’s been following the playbook from his days as adjunct Marxist teacher and community agitator. Emperor Lenin II is his self-crafted identity.

  • Tom in CA

    Hopefully the Independent Voters will see through this ploy. Don’t think that a large proportion of the independents will relate with the folks protesting on Wall Street.

  • Conservative Ken

    How is this Arab Spring transplant attempt supposed to help O’s reelection?

  • bg


    deja vu
    you know it too
    what will the authorities do
    absolutely nothin’ boo hoo hoo!!

    yes, we sit & take it, never mind losing, we
    ain’t seen nothin’ yet
    , we are so lost.. :*(


  • Skandia Recluse

    A billion dollar slush fund skimmed out of a 3.7 Trillion dollar federal budget will buy a lot of protesters.

  • http://gateway fightinggranny

    And this is news how? Who didn’t know the administration was behind this.

  • lizzy84

    Notice, also, that the category the ad lists is: jobs-government jobs.

  • redriverstuff

    They all look so very smug, don’t they?

  • S. Wolf

    And what a coincidence Farrakhan supports the Wall St. rabble..

    ‘In a two-hour speech yesterday, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan called for blacks to take off their bedroom slippers (echoing President Obama), and called for a central bank to help blacks rebuild their own communities. He called upon black millionaires and billionaires to set up a corporation to loan money to blacks, who would buy land and create their own jobs in agribusiness and animal husbandry.

    Addressing the thousands gathered at the Convention Center for the final day of the anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., in 1995, he railed against the government’s military actions in Muslim nations Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. “We must not let our government send our babies to die on the basis of a lie,” he said. He said Philadelphia would be the seat of a new nation, starting with the “young white people now marching” in American cities, what he called “the American autumn that’s just begun.”’

    Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Gives Fiery Speech at Million Man March Anniversary

  • Trialdog

    This is how we “create or save” jobs with stimulus money Jim.
    Tax a “millionaire or billionaire.”
    Stimulate those tax dollars to ACORN, or renamed ACORN group.
    The group uses the tax dollars to hire “workers.”
    Report back to the White House the number of “workers” hired.
    President touts that he “created” jobs.


    ozero is going down… rely on the illegal acorn and all his commie a-holes this is getting disgusting…people better wake up and get a better understanding just what this mooslime stands for…the destruction of AMERICA…wake the F up people

  • Obama Nation

    I never doubted for one second that Obama was behind the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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  • Marooned in Marin

    I found this, on their website, that the Working Families Party also held a 2008 campaign poster contest for Obama.

  • Opaobie

    Have fun hopping around in the “American Autumn” like the grasshoppers you are. You’re going to get awfully cold and hungry during the “American Winter” after the elections in the “Conservative Autumn” next year.

  • Bunni

    No surprise here! What a motley looking crew of commies this clown has assembled to push his dirty agenda! I’m glad they have been exposed for the astro turfing asshats they are.

  • Molon Labe

    Gaspard is a long time communist.

  • Robert

    I wonder if there is a paper trail of “stimulus” money having gone to Working Families Party of New York.

    We know straight from the White House that such money was used in Operation Gunrunner, of which Fast & Furious was a part. And by the way, we now know that the operation was known at the highest levels of government at least as far back as early 2009.

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