Two Democrat operatives were busted by guerilla journalist James O'Keefe for pushing voter fraud and admitting to sending goons to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies. They have been identified as Robert Creamer and Scott Foval; Creamer was forced to resign from working with the Hillary Clinton campaign and Fovall was fired from his position as national field director of Americans United for Change.
Here are seven things you need to know about these two operatives.
1. Creamer is the husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). Schakowsky is a far-left congresswoman with ties to socialists, as detailed by Trevor Loudon:
The Illinois Democrat, a member of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been close to D.S.A., or its preceding organization, the since the 1970s.
Schakowsky was recruited to help with the famous Chicago Grape Boycott by a young United Farm Workers union leader named Eliseo Medina.
A lifelong socialist, Medina is today executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union and an honorary chair of .
Medina and Schakowsky crossed paths again at Chicago D.S.A.’s 2004 Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner.
Eliseo Medina was honored for his union work at the dinner while Jan Schakowsky was keynote speaker.
The Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner is named after prominent socialists Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington. D.S.A. is an acronym for Democratic Socialists of America.
2. Creamer is a convicted felon. In 2005, Creamer plead guilty "to defrauding nine financial institutions out of at least $2.3 million while running his own failing non-profit organization," according to the Washington Free Beacon, as well as tax evasion. Creamer was in prison for five months and under house arrest for 11 months.
Despite his crimes, the Democrats stood by him, as Discover the Networks notes that Creamer "received some 200 letters of support from such notables as Richard Durbin, Carol Browner, Jesse Jackson, and David Axelrod" during the trial.
3. Creamer designed the blueprint for Obamacare. While in prison, Creamer wrote Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win, in which he lays out the strategy for leftists to achieve their Holy Grail of universal healthcare:
“We must create a national consensus that health care is a right, not a commodity; and that government must guarantee that right.”
“We must create a national consensus that the health care system is in crisis.”
“Our messaging program over the next two years should focus heavily on reducing the credibility of the health insurance industry and focusing on the failure of private health insurance.”
“We need to systematically forge relationships with large sectors of the business/employer community.”
“We need to convince political leaders that they owe their elections, at least in part, to the groundswell of support of [sic] universal health care, and that they face political peril if they fail to deliver on universal health care in 2009.”
“We need not agree in advance on the components of a plan, but we must foster a process that can ultimately yield consensus.”
“Over the next two years, we must design and organize a massive national field program.”
“We must focus especially on the mobilization of the labor movement and the faith community.”
“We must systematically leverage the connections and resources of a massive array of institutions and organizations of all types.”
“To be successful, we must put in place commitments for hundreds of millions of dollars to be used to finance paid communications and mobilization once the battle is joined.”
Obamacare more or less accomplishes these strategies, as the healthcare law's meltdown involves crowding out the private insurance market to pave the way for single-payer healthcare.
4. Creamer is also a disciple of Saul Alinsky. In Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win, Creamer dedicates the manual to Alinsky, whom he hailed as a "legendary community organizer" and a large influence on Creamer's political views.
Alinsky is the Marxist community organizer that came up with tactics to destroy capitalist society through community organizing in his book Rules for Radicals, which Alinsky dedicated to the Devil, whom he called "the first radical."
5. Creamer visited the White House 342 times during Barack Obama's presidency. This is according to the Daily Caller, which based its tally after examining White House records. The Caller also found that Creamer met with Obama himself 47 times since 2009.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has called for an investigation into Creamer's constant meetings with the White House.
6. Some of Foval's social media accounts no longer exist. At the time of his writing, it appears that both his Twitter and LinkedIn accounts have been deleted. His Instagram account is still running, though.
According to Foval's About.me profile, he used to report "for The Wisconsin Gazette, The Huffington Post, ChicagoPride.com, and other outlets."
7. Foval had ties to "Hillary Clinton's shadow campaign." A report from Citizens Audit shows that Foval's former boss, Brad Woodhouse, is the president of Correct The Record, a pro-Clinton Super PAC that is in the same office as 13 other pro-Clinton organizations run by David Brock, the epitome of Clinton sleaze.