Former ACORN Director Gets $445 MILLION From US Government

ACORN was the largest radical leftist group in America before controversy forced the discredited community organizing group to disband. This radical group worked closely with the Obama camp during the 2008 election but was not open about the relationship. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election:

One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama in 2008.

In 2009 Obama promoted a top ACORN operative, Patrick Gaspard, whose organization was fined $775,000 for election violations, to a top post in the White House. Gaspard is helping shape domestic policy today.

Barack Obama was not honest about his relationship with ACORN during the 2008 election.

In 2009 Congress voted to defund ACORN and its affiliates. But that didn’t stop the Obama Administration from giving $560,000 to ACORN affiliates in 2010. Obama may not know economics. His foreign policy is a disaster. He makes a horrible leader. But, he knows community organizing.

Now this…
The Obama Administration has given a former ACORN official nearly HALF A BILLION DOLLARS after leaving the corrupt far left group.
Judicial Watch reported:

The Obama Administration has given a former director at the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) nearly half a billion dollars to offer “struggling” Illinois homeowners mortgage assistance, a Judicial Watch investigation has found.

It means the ACORN official (Joe McGavin) will go from operating a corrupt leftist community group that’s banned by Congress from receiving federal funding to controlling over $445 million in U.S. taxpayer funds. The money is part of a $7.6 billion Treasury Department program to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments.

In this case, JW found that a subcomponent of the state-run Illinois Housing Development Authority, known as the Illinois Hardest Hit Program, has just received a generous $445,603,557 Treasury infusion. The Obama Administration established Hardest Hit in 2010 to provide targeted aid to families in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn, according to its website.

In early 2011 McGavin was appointed as director of Hardest Hit. Before that he was director of counseling for ACORN Housing in Chicago and operations manager for a Chicago ACORN offshoot called Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). His strong ties to ACORN make him a suspect candidate to handle such a huge amount of taxpayer dollars.

The Obama-tied community organization supposedly shut down after a series of exposés about its illegal activities.

Hat Tip Mara Zebest

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  • bg


    just a sample:

    May 19, 2011

    ACORN’s back: Front-group games

    [Voters beware: Under new names’ guise, the extreme-left
    Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is
    gearing up to help re-elect President Barack Obama in 2012]

    more here..

    btw: ACORN, not unlike AQ, can change it’s names as
    many times as it likes, it’s not going anywhere, ever.. 🙁


  • Militant Conservative

    ACORN was outted and America is aware.

    Not enough people to get Obama elected BG.

    Many democrats have jumped ship.

    It’s either Obama or the party goes down.

    Easy choice thrown the NOTUS under the bus.

    Powder is dry

  • bg


    re: #2 June 8, 2012 at 6:50 am bg

    btw via The American Spectator:

    April 28, 2012

    ACORN Whistleblower Says Obama DOJ ‘Has Gone Wild’

    [“The next few months are critical to the telling of our story,” she said. “Our goal is the make the 2012 elections the freest and fairest the country has ever seen.” Engelbrecht acknowledged this is a tall order. The various pressure groups opposed to photo identification requirements are very well funded and well organized. But they are not on the side of public opinion.]

    i say we get this guy on it asap!!

    ht wanumba:

    June 2, 2012

    One Vote … With Valid ID

    [Perhaps Congress can invite former President Jimmy Carter to provide expert testimony to support states voter ID laws because it appears by their copious years of reporting, that it has been his Carter Center’s decades-long international experience that voters adequately identifying themselves to election officials provides “additional safeguards”, “a substantial degree of security and confidence in the electoral” system, no matter what country, race, what color, what language.]


  • coolidgerules

    Military Conservative is right. This is what a coup looks like. Think about it- no accountability for any money, no succession, rampant corruption, trying for domestic strife across the country. He’s gonna go for it.

  • Finncrisp

    Greed and corruption is everywhere. Barry will find a way to get our money where it is not supposed to go. Illinois has shown no responsibility for the financial problems of the state. They now are taking Medicaid money to cover public employee pensions.

    They certainly are not “wasting ” this crisis.

  • Ann Ominous

    Once full blown HPD is developed it’s hard to quell. I don’t believe there’s a cure either.

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  • southernsue

    let us all pray for our country and that we will win our country back!

  • squeaky

    [The money is part of a $7.6 billion Treasury Department program to help the “unemployed or substantially underemployed” make their mortgage payments.] money down a hole?

  • Earthmover

    Nothing to see here folks, move along. Maybe they need to funnel more money
    to Solyndras’ unemployed for their bonus program.

  • scituate_tgr

    Call the auditors, stat!

  • Tim in Cali

    He will raid every bank,Govt. Dept. ,etc.. he can his hands on
    If he can’t steal the election ,he’ll steal every $$$ he can get his hands on
    We’ve seen the video of flash mobs in stores,thats them raiding the govt. $$$ coffers

    A blue/purple state Wisc. just flipped 20 pts from ’08 ,even he can’t cheat that much

    I believe for the first time,they realize,they’re going to lose…BIG

    But remember “the cornered animal” is the most dangerous

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    It means the ACORN official (Joe McGavin) will go from operating a corrupt leftist community group that’s banned by Congress from receiving federal funding to controlling over $445 million in U.S. taxpayer funds.

    I’m willing to bet that he’ll skim some money off that sum for himself, amounts small enough that they won’t be noticed immediately, if at all.

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  • kato

    More handouts to black parasites.

  • When did robbery become acceptable?

  • tennismom

    This scenario comes to mind: McGavin oversees a program to get Fannie/Freddie mortgages for OWS and welfare types. They move into private housing & stop paying the mortgages. The Executive Branch declares a moratorium on foreclosures. ‘Obama’s people’ go on living in the houses. There you have it: the socialist dream, ‘free’ housing for all.

    ‘Obama’s people’ could branch out to dominate new neighorhoods & subdivisions.

  • PJ

    The Obama regime is also giving out free food this summer, because hunger in the summer may set up a cycle of poor performance in school. Huh?! It’s all just bribery to get out the vote in November.

  • Paddy

    You can steal many elections with $445 million at your disposal.

  • bg
  • bg


    OOPS!! re: #23 June 8, 2012 at 11:02 am bg

    Occupy Capitalist Ice Cream


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  • Where’s the GOP?!

  • Patty

    If Obama would just drop the act. Oppps! No act, the guy is serious and this is just more of the same and tired agenda to appease the left, the organization was in trouble so what does this group do? Imagine a cloud, you watching and it turns into a rain cloud, and then the storm begins.

    It is raining all over Obama. The TRUTH IS COMING OUT!

  • Jonah Vark

    Documents Show Barack Obama was Member of a Socialist Third Party in ’90s
    June 07, 2012

    RUSH: Hey, hey, folks, quick question here. Would it matter to you if you found out that Mitt Romney was a member of a socialist third party back in the 1990s, who wanted to basically make America like a Western European social democracy? Would that matter to you? It would? Would it matter to you if Romney were a member of the Nazi party back in the nineties? So you think it would disqualify Romney? If you found out that Romney was a member of a left-wing socialist third party and did everything he could to cover it up and lie about it, that’d matter to you now in 2012? You’d give him the thumb, he’s gone. All right.
    Well, would it matter to you if Barack Obama, it was learned, was a member of a third party, Socialist Party, who had as its objective to transform America into a Western European socialist-type Democracy? In 2012, would that matter to you? Other than the Democrat Party, right. Would it matter to you? Well, ’cause in Obama’s case, it’s true.

  • bg
  • bg


    SteveJ #26 June 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

    was going to say comforting Boehner, but don’t rightly know..

    at any rate, i think it’s way past time Hitler commented on that.. 😡


  • kathteach

    Man – right when I was feeling all good and positive about this week’s events (Wisconsin, San Jose, San Diego, Michigan Governor Recall effort squashed, the promote possibility the GOP will grow a spine in DC and hold Holder in contempt of Congress and insist on a Special Prosecutor for White House leaks of classified information to make Obama look better (ala Axelrod – trust me) –

    this news. The Acorn that will not die but morph into new things.

    This should be cause for another Special Prosecutor alone.

    Now my On Wisconsin high has been notched down because in my dreams, I know this will never happen with the Congress we have now.

  • bg


    via RL: June 8, 2012

    Obama Denies National Security Leaks,
    New York Times Denies Taking Dictation

    [Anyway, those leaks were good. The press approved of every leak that might undermine a Republican president’s strategy and plans. But now we’ve got some really detailed leaks, that some of the stuff on the Kill List, Obama is personally picking the targets. This stuff is being leaked with detail that people have rarely seen in leaked information. And then you have the Stuxnet, the computer virus that confounded the Iranian nuclear plan. People admit, “Yep, we did it.” Huge national security breach. I mean, even Democrat Senators are outraged over it. Dianne Feinstein, California, is beside herself that this is happening. So Obama gets the question: “Are you doing this on purpose to help facilitate your election?” (Obama impression) “I’m offended by that, the notion that my White House purposely released.”


    And in this story, even The Politico, which is a White House stenographer unit, even The Politico is forced to admit that it’s pretty obvious what’s going on, since even the White House isn’t complaining about the leaks. Have you noticed that? The only people complaining about it are on Capitol Hill and the general public. Democrat Senators along with Republican Senators are complaining about it. They’re very unhappy about it, but the White House isn’t complaining. Here’s a takeout from The Politico story: “But the fact that the White House has not raised complaints about the Times’ reports further stokes congressional concern that the administration was somehow involved in leaking the stories. Baquet rebutted those accusations, saying his reporters came by the stories ‘strenuously.’ ‘I can’t believe anybody who says these are leaks,’ he said. ‘Read those stories. They are so clearly the product of tons and tons of reporting.'”


    RUSH: See, okay, okay. What did you hear?

    CALLER: All right. So they had the author on, and he wrote this new book about how tough the Obama administration is, surprisingly, on national security, including discussion or a chapter on the cyberattacks, like in Iran. And the program host precisely was concerned about leaking national security secrets, and the hostette, the author, “Aren’t you concerned about that?” And the author said, “Oh, well, that was okay.” They specifically went to the Obama administration official, and they gave it the okay for the information that he put in the book, that he released. So therefore, regardless even if the information didn’t come from the Obama administration and they somehow got it on their own, they went to the Obama administration, and the Obama administration okayed, according to this author, the specific release of that information or else he would never have released it.]


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  • bg


    re: #32 June 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm bg

    dog & pony 😡


  • Candy

    Jim, I don’t know what i’m gonna do with you. I sent you loads of stuff before this guy got in office. Will you start reading it now?

    Start here:

    Burn them to disc, they’ll disappear this time round.

  • bg


    Candy #35 June 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    yes!! thank you for posting them..

    i had posted them several times over the past several years, but lost
    track when GP switched servers, and RW (rbo2) and a few other blogs
    were forced to go underground so to speak..


  • bg


    re: #36 June 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm bg
    re: Candy #35 June 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    found it.. 🙂

    Evelyn Pringle’s Operation Board Games and Curtain Time for Obama


  • obama is a fraud

    He is sickening. I can’t stand to see him on TV or hear him on the radio–what a rat.

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