This is extremely disturbing – in fact, of all the news of the past sixty days this I find the most disturbing of all:
The Connecticut Working Families Party this weekend has organized a bus store that will make stops at Wilton, Connecticut, AIG office as well as the security-patrolled homes of AIG execs who are fearing for their lives.
“We’re going to be peaceful and lawful in everything we do,” said Jon Green, the director of Connecticut Working Families. “I know there’s a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what’s happened. We’re not looking to foment that unnecessarily, but what we want to do is give folks in Bridgeport and Hartford and other parts of Connecticut who are struggling and losing their homes and their jobs and their health insurance an opportunity to see what kinds of lifestyle billions of dollars in credit-default swaps can buy.”
Right, they’re not fomenting rage, they’re just encouraging it. So if you happen to record someone’s address so you can return in the dead of night, it’s not like Working Families told you to! We know we sound paranoid and we really can’t believe we’re actually on the same side as Rush, but this is getting way out of hand.
Here is their schedule:
10AM: Pick up in Hartford
(Working Families Headquarters – 30 Arbor St.)
11AM: Pick up in Bridgeport
(ACORN Offices 2320 Main St.)
Tour and Protest
AIG Financial Products headquarters, executives’ houses.
2:30: Return to Bridgeport
3:30: Return to Hartford
Sweetness & Light checked out the website and here’s what he found
Why a couple of mouse clicks would tell any interested journalist that they were ‘founded’ by none other than ACORN.
From CWF’s website:
Working Families Party Making Inroads
by Scott Whipple (New Britain Herald) Oct. 28th, 2008
… Asked about the party’s joint founder, ACORN (The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), Dinkin said “while it’s fair to say that ACORN has a role in Working Families, allegations of voter fraud against ACORN are trumped up. At worst, a couple of people who worked for ACORN tried to cheat ACORN and not do their jobs. These people were identified and fired. I’m impressed with what a good operation they run.” …
So it all becomes clear.
The only question is why does ACORN feel the need to hide behind a front group?
Go read Jason Poblete’s post and think about why the AIG sideshow is endangering liberty and the rule of law.
Gerard has more contact information.
Ada sent this link to Wikipedia,
The Working Families Party (WFP) is a minor political party in the United States founded in New York in 1998. The party also has chapters in Connecticut, South Carolina, and Oregon, and is working towards establishing itself in Massachusetts and California.
New York’s Working Families Party was first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations, members of the now-inactive national New Party, and a variety of public interest groups.
UPDATE, Sunday 22 March
IBD editorial: Mob Rule In D.C.
The Law: Of all the alarming things going on in Washington these days nothing is as shocking, or disheartening, as the collapse in respect for the rule of law and the Constitution. Just look at the flap over AIG’s bonuses.
Go read the rest.