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Obama Continues To Lie About ACORN

From our friend Jake Tapper at ABC News:

Obama on ACORN Controversy: “A Distraction… We Don’t Need ACORN’s Help”

October 14, 2008

ABC News noted that “Senator McCain today said that ‘there has been voter fraud going on in the battleground states. ACORN is tampering with Americans’ most precious right; there has to be a full and complete investigation.’  And he also said that you need to disclose your full relationship with ACORN. I’m wondering if you have any reaction to the reports of voter fraud and also to Sen. McCain’s charge?”

Obama replied: “first of all, my relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward.  It’s probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN and my partner in that representation was the US Justice Department in having Illinois implement what was called the ‘Motor Voter’ law,  to make sure that people could go to DMV’s and drivers’ license facilities to get registered.. It wasn’t being implemented. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN.

“There is an ACORN organization in Chicago,” Obama continued. “They have been active. As an elected official, I’ve had interactions with them. But they are not advising our campaign. We’ve got the best voter registration and turnout and volunteer operation in politics right now and we don’t need ACORN’s help.

“My understanding in terms of the voter fraud, because having run a voter registration drive, I know how problems arise, this is typically a situation where ACORN probably paid people to get registrations and these folks, not wanting to actually register people because that’s actually hard work, just went into a phone book or made up names and submitted false registrations to get paid,” Obama said. “So there’s been fraud perpetrated probably on ACORN if they paid these individuals and they actually didn’t do registrations.”

“But this isn’t a situation where there’s actually people who are going to try to vote ’cause these are phony names,” Obama said. “And, it’s doubtful (Dallas Cowboys quarterback) Tony Romo (whose name has been fraudulently submitted) is gonna show up in Ohio to vote. So this is another one of these distractions that gets stirred up in the course of a campaign.

“But what I want to make sure of, is that this is not used as an excuse for the kind of voter suppression strategies and tactics that we’ve seen in the past. Let’s just make sure everybody is voting, everybody’s registered.  Let’s make sure that everybody’s doing it in a lawful way.” …

As we have previously noted, Mr. Obama worked for Project Vote in 1992, which is ACORN. (They even share the same address and phone number on their form 990s).

ACORN, in turn, has worked to get him elected ever since.

Also, as have previously reported, Mr. Obama trained leaders for ACORN for years, according to a top ACORN official.

And, lest we forget, he slipped ACORN $832,598 via their book keepers Citizen Services. (A detail they also forgot to admit to the FEC.)

So why should we believe anything this man says?

And would someone please ask Mr. Obama to cite even one provable instance of “voter suppression”?

We’ll wait.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, October 14th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Continues To Lie About ACORN”

  1. Anonymoose says:

    As always, just shuffle it to the side and pretend it’s not big deal. Unfortunately at this point I think it’s a done deal Obama will be the next president. It seems everywhere I turn it’s either:

    a. The radical left and the baby boomer/new age crowd, who are thrilled to death that he’s the candidate and will usher in a new future of multicultural goodness.


    b. The people who will vote for anyone who’s not Bush or Republican, and judging by some college age kids I was talking to recently that’s a lot of them.

    It’s easy to see what will happen, the key to the Chosen One’s success has been being so vague that people read in whatever they want to believe, and expectations on him are so high no one could possibly live up to it. I expect the Obama presidency to quickly become mired in scandals as the people who put him there will want payback for their efforts.

    In an earlier age I would have said he’d be lucky to go one term, as the true nature of “The One” becomes laid clear. But after watching the blind devotion to Clinton, who had nowhere near the following, Obama will likely have his disciples screeching until the end of time how his presidency was held up by the Republicans/Racists/anyone else.

    I can only hope that it will be like it was in 1994, when people who had enough of Clinton turned Congress Republican and more or less quarantined him.

    Then again there’s always the wobbler factor, things that may tip the whole thing out of balance. In this case it’s “gorgeous and gracious” Michelle, who seems primed to start many international “incidents.”

    McCain could have had it all, I sometimes I wish I would tell him, “Look, drop the ‘maverick’ bit, that’s about as viable today as Mick Jagger saying ‘Start Me Up.’ Show people your tough side, that you can turn the country around, not try and make everyone get along in bipartisan friendliness. That NEVER works, no matter how good it sounds. They’re going to call you racist and hate filled no matter what, so have answers ready and stand up to them. Be the guy who survived a North Vietnamese prison camp and who can survive this, not the nice old guy.”

    But it’s too late now, the new slogan is “2008: We’re Screwed.”

  2. JohnMG says:

    Did you notice how smoothly Obama managed to intone that ACORN was probably a victim? Nice. Really nice. And the “tinfoil hat brigade” willingly laps this slop up.

  3. Consilience says:

    the obama and ACORN are criminal activities—-both should be held accountable. the obama must be defeated. The leaders of ACORN should be in orange jump suits and leg-irons—along with Barny, Chris, Maxine, Franklin, and Co. We’re living in a world turned upside down, where a problem caused by democrats is being hung around the GOP’s neck like a burning tire. Enough is enough.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    OK, so lets get this straight….Brotha HO only did some lawyer like work 13 years ago for these thieves in the night and thats about the gist of it. Clearly Brotha HO is smoking pot and needs to bring his head up from the bong water. ACORN is stacking the deck and trying to undermine the election process. Why isn’t the NAACP, Southren Christian Coalition, Rainbow Coalition, Black Panthers etal screaming from a pulpit? R-A-C-E !!! If the honkeys’ were doing this at this time, the streets would be afire! Why hasn’t Congress, Senate weigh in on this? The Democraps have turned a blind eye to the Constitution that they swore to defend from all enemies foriegn and D-O-M-E-S-T-I-C. It is clearly noticable to me that there is a civil war brewing by the non-compliance of a do nothing Democrap machine!! So be it!!
    Barrak Hussien Obama….Half Honkey / All Donkey

  5. eaglewingz08 says:

    That’s not the ACORN I once knew, said Obama.
    However, notice another dodge Obama is using. He is portraying himself and ACORN as the VICTIM of unscrupulous vote getters. ACORN is the VICTIM of fraud, not its perpetrator. Sounds like the child who killed both his parents and asked the Court for dismissal of the charges cause he was an orphan.

    Funny how the Obamanation forgets his December 2007 conference of community organizers where he was guest of honor, and told ACORN and its affiliated organizations that when he won in 2008, not only would ACORN and these community organizers have great input into Obama’s legislative package he would send to Pelosi/Reid in his first 100 days, BUT THEY WOULD BE PART OF HIS TRANSITION TEAM, even before the election so that their interests would be seriously represented.
    Moreover, OBAMA drafted and got passed legislation in the Dem Congress that EXEMPTED ACORN, and other such organizations from any criminal or civil penalties for violating the Truth In Lending Laws, and other federal laws (such as their shakedowns of banking/financial institutions). Funny how some things mysteriously get erased from this brilliant man’s mind? Just like all those sermons from Pflegar and Wright, and the past history of Ayres and Dohrn.
    I just wonder all those libs who are supporting Obama, would they still have done so if he was elected Chair of a Board of an organization put together by an unrepentent abortion clinic bomber, and/or sat on several boards with such clinic bomber? And passed out tens of millions of dollars to organizations with the same world view as the abortion clinic bomber? I wonder how the media would have reacted to that, or if it were McCain or Palin who had participated in those organizations and friendships?
    Sure it would be the same as they treat Obama. Yeah, right.

  6. Odie44 says:

    An acorn is a mixture of black and brown colors… clearly any attack is racially motivated towards Obama.

    And every Dallas Cowboy currently lives in Nevada…

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