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Obama: The Craziest Claims Gain Traction

From YouTube:

Obama: Education Responsibility of All Americans

[At 1:20 minutes into the clip:] With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not. Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience with that myself.

Lest we forget, Mr. Obama started his own fact-checking website.

As we noted at the time, the first thing that was posted on it was a claim that Rush Limbaugh said the "whitey tape" exists:

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Michelle Obama Says “Whitey” On a Tape

LIE: Rush Limbaugh says a tap exists of Michelle Obama using the word “whitey” from the pulpit of Trinity United.

Of course Mr. Limbaugh said no such thing.

Another item Mr. Obama posted on Fight The Smears was this:

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Barack Obama Never Organized with ACORN

Discredited Republican voter-suppression guru Ken Blackwell is attacking Barack Obama with naked lies about his supposed connection to ACORN.

• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.
• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
• Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.

In his capacity as an attorney, Barack represented ACORN in a successful lawsuit alongside the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Illinois to force state compliance with a federal voting access law. For his work helping enforce the law, called “Motor Voter,” Barack received the IVI-IPO Legal Eagle Award in 1995…

As we have previously posted, this was contradicted by an archived article from the Chicago Reader:

What Makes Obama Run?

Lawyer, teacher, philanthropist, and author Barack Obama doesn’t need another career. But he’s entering politics to get back to his true passion–community organization.

By Hank De Zutter
December 8, 1995

… Another strong supporter of Obama’s work–as an organizer, as a lawyer, and now as a candidate–is Madeline Talbott, lead organizer of the feisty ACORN community organization, a group that’s a thorn in the side of most elected officials. “I can’t repeat what most ACORN members think and say about politicians. But Barack has proven himself among our members. He is committed to organizing, to building a democracy. Above all else, he is a good listener, and we accept and respect him as a kindred spirit, a fellow organizer.”

Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side

And, as we also noted, it was also discredited by this archived article from the Winter 2003 issue of Social Policy:

Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign

ACORN’s history of nonpartisan electoral work (voter registration and voter turnout) and leadership development combined during the March, 2004 primary season to make a big difference in the level of participation of our communities in that important election…

Obama started building the base years before. For instance, ACORN noticed him when he was organizing on the far south side of the city with the Developing Communities Project. He was a very good organizer. When he returned from law school, we asked him to help us with a lawsuit to challenge the state of Illinois’ refusal to abide by the National Voting Rights Act, also known as motor voter. Allied only with the state of Mississippi, Illinois had been refusing to allow mass-based voter registration according to the new law. Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5000 of them).

Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends

Toni Foulkes is a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORN’s National Association Board.

So exactly “who’s telling the truth and who’s not”?

And would we ever know without the internet and talk radio?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 10th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Obama: The Craziest Claims Gain Traction”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Poor barak HUSSEIN obama is now a victim…..

    The truth about Obama is the most damaging thing about him, and if we left it up to his buddies in the media we would have never heard a thing.

    Would the media have told us the truth about:

    ~His terrorist connections to Bill Ayers?
    ~His racist church?
    ~His college records?
    ~His removal of his opponents off of ballots?
    ~His wife’s surrendering of her law license?
    ~His wife hanging out with racist Louis Farrakhan’s wife?

    I – don’t – think – so

  2. canary says:

    One just had to see in both books Obama had help penning, that it’s impossible that he can quote conversations prior to his birth, remember who burped during conversations. It is impossible that Obama at age 5 can remember every word, expression, exchange, sweaty foreheads. His impossible ability to remember every descriptive bite of food, pause to sip through a straw, or wipe with a napkin, when he can’t speak without a monitor?
    The devil is the father of lies and deceit, and Obama is crafty with the same skills, and there are people that can’t see through the delusional smokescreen that he and his demons are constantly at work creating.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      Well put. I admire your tenacity in being able to read those books. I have been meaning to myself to try and make some sense of this guy, but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    Perhaps Dear Leader is referring to the NBC (you know, birthers) lawsuits that are finally getting further than the front door, perhaps he is referring to attempts to unearth his school records, passport and ‘writings’ that he has managed thus far to keep in a vault somewhere (perhaps Capone’s, now that we know it was opened and not full of anything) – Perhaps, just perhaps he is referring to the Tea Party movement which is pushing clearing out all the ‘politics as usual’ crowd that has caused and perpetuated all of the problems, programs and entitlements/pork/earmarks that have led us to this place of being on the brink of destruction.

    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

    And a liar like Obama fears both of those the most – Truth & Freedom

  4. proreason says:

    His whole life is a novel written by someone else.

    The plain facts are that he is a girly-man with average intelligence, a big-mouth and a monster ego. He is Maxine Waters with better script writers.

    He has been surrounded from birth by radicals and doesn’t even have the capability of understanding what average Amercicans want. Because has been immersed in radical ideology his entire life, he is a committed marxist who would rush to the most extreme variation of that ideology if he could. Instead, he lives in an elaborate bubble created by others to give the impression that he is a thoughtful and prudent person.

    It is unlikely that he has even 1 minute a day that isn’t scripted out for him. He appears to be the closest thing to the “Truman Show” that the world has ever seen.

    It is probable that every single detail of his life and what he says is a lie or at best, a misdirection…including his family, his religion, his “history”, and his likes and dislikes.

    It’s a grand masquerade. And we aren’t the audience. We are the victims.

    • JohnMG says:

      ….”He is Maxine Waters with better script writers…..”

      And a better hair dresser. Aside from that, they probably both like men so the similarity ends there.

  5. hushpuppy says:

    I noticed pictures of the Obamination wearing an SEIU purple rubber wrist bracelet.

    I also remember a comment of his on one of his campaign stops just before he was elected telling the SEIU members he was going to turn America purple. (this is a paraphrase, I can’t remember the verbatim quote).

    How fascinating how he wears his colors: a subtle green at his Inauguration – a nod to his being a moose limb,

    Wearing purple – and lavender color ties: a nod to the SEIU

    And that all time unforgettable picture of his back to the American flag while the anthem was played:


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