James O’Keefe Exposes ObamaCare Navigators

Whatever happened to those bovine, immoral, Marxist drones who infested Obama’s alma mater ACORN? They waddled off to hide in dark crevices after James O’Keefe exposed them by filming their willingness to help him set up a brothel staffed by underage illegal aliens. But thanks to ObamaCare, they are back — and O’Keefe has exposed them once again. John Fund reports:

This time, his undercover investigators focused on Obamacare’s “navigators,” the nearly 50,000 people who, in the words of the Department of Health and Human Services, “will serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans” on the Obamacare exchanges (at least when they’re finally working). The total value of grants doled out for nonprofits and community organizations to hire navigators has topped $67 million nationwide, and some of the money is going to a group run by ACORN’s highly controversial founder.

The events of O’Keefe’s video of a Texas navigator site run by the National Urban League are a familiar sight to viewers of his past efforts exposing Medicaid and voter fraud. Government-paid workers supposedly trained to uphold the law advise clients on how to lie on government forms, evade legal requirements, and ignore proper procedures.

Displaying the devotion to moral integrity we have come to expect of the Left, ACORNistas I mean Navigators advised an undercover investigator to cheat the taxpayers who fund them by hiding his income and smoking habits.

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O’Keefe’s cameras then visit Enroll America, a nationwide nonprofit group that has launched a multi-state grassroots campaign to help millions of Americans sign up for health coverage. Daniel Clayton of Enroll America says the group is “purely nonprofit. It’s not partisan, non-political.” But when Brian Pendleton of Enroll America is introduced at a speaking engagement, Enroll America is described as “the official group for the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”

Enroll America, O’Keefe reports, appears to be sharing data and working directly with an explicitly political group called Battleground Texas, activities that he notes “are prohibited unless certain conditions are met.” Adrian Bell, the regional field director for Battleground Texas, proudly notes the group was “started by President Obama’s national field director” and is “dedicated to turning Texas blue.”

Once a community organizer, always a community organizer.

ObamaCare Navigators acquire sensitive personal information on behalf of Big Government. HSS Commissar Kathleen Supercilious herself has confirmed that there are no national background check requirements, and some of them could be convicted felons. Given that ACORN was infamous for scraping its personnel from the bottom of the barrel, many Navigators probably are.

The Obama Administration isn’t just recruiting ACORN types; the connection is more direct:

In Texas, some of those people work for Local 100 United Labor Unions, a New Orleans group run by ACORN founder Wade Rathke. Local 100 is a “sub-grantee” providing navigators for the Southern United Neighborhoods group, which received a $600,678 grant to promote Obamacare enrollment. It also received a $270,193 grant for similar work in Arkansas and a $486,123 grant for Louisiana. Marcel Reid, a former dissident board member of ACORN who broke with the group in 2008 over its questionable practices, told me earlier this year, “ACORN is forming new groups under new mismanagement, and if Wade Rathke is involved in any of them, it spells trouble.”

The reason ACORN forms new groups is that Congress has repeatedly banned federal funding of this notoriously corrupt organization, which has been involved in voter fraud from one end of the country to the other. Officially, ACORN itself does not exist.

People have good reason for referring to America under Obama as a kakistocracy.

O’Keefe’s Project Veritas in action.

On tips from Varla, G Fox, DJ, and Wilberforce. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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