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Obama Lies About Bill Ayers, Acorn – Again!

From the debate transcript:

OBAMA: Bob, I think it’s going to be important to just — I’ll respond to these two particular allegations that Senator McCain has made and that have gotten a lot of attention.

In fact, Mr. Ayers has become the centerpiece of Senator McCain’s campaign over the last two or three weeks. This has been their primary focus. So let’s get the record straight. Bill Ayers is a professor of education in Chicago.

Forty years ago, when I was 8 years old, he engaged in despicable acts with a radical domestic group. I have roundly condemned those acts. Ten years ago he served and I served on a school reform board that was funded by one of Ronald Reagan’s former ambassadors and close friends, Mr. Annenberg

Mr. Ayers is not involved in my campaign. He has never been involved in this campaign. And he will not advise me in the White House. So that’s Mr. Ayers…

Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama have severed on other panels besides the Annenberg one. (Such as the Woods Fund.)

And, of course, Mr. Obama had his political career kicked off by the then out-going State Senator Ms. Alice Palmer in Mr. Ayers’ living room.

(Later, when Ms. Palmer decided she wanted to hold on to her Senate seat, Mr. Obama had her thrown off the ballot by finding fraudulent names on her petition.)

Moreover, as we have previously noted, Mr. Ayers was invited by Michelle Obama to speak at a forum on education that she sponsored in 1997:

Close-up on juvenile justice

Nov. 6, 1997

Author, former offender among speakers

By Jennifer Vanasco
News Office

Children who kill are called “super predators,” “people with no conscience,” “feral pre-social beings” — and “adults.”

William Ayers, author of A Kind and Just Parent: The Children of Juvenile Court (Beacon Press, 1997), says “We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn’t suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Where did it come from?”

Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the C-Shop. The panel, which marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile justice system in the United States, is part of the Community Service Center’s monthly discussion series on issues affecting the city of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.

Ayers will be joined by Sen. Barack Obama, Senior Lecturer in the Law School, who is working to combat legislation that would put more juvenile offenders into the adult system

Michelle Obama, Associate Dean of Student Services and Director of the University Community Service Center, hopes bringing issues like this to campus will open a dialogue between members of the University community and the broader community.

“Students and faculty explore these issues in the classroom, but it is an internal conversation,” Obama said. “We know that issues like juvenile justice impact the city of Chicago, this nation and — directly or indirectly — this campus. This panel gives students a chance to hear about the juvenile justice system not only on a theoretical level, but from the people who have experienced it.”

By the way, note that Mr. Ayers is not listed as a “former offender.”

Mr. Obama continued in last night’s debate:

OBAMA: Now, with respect to ACORN, ACORN is a community organization. Apparently what they’ve done is they were paying people to go out and register folks, and apparently some of the people who were out there didn’t really register people, they just filled out a bunch of names.

It had nothing to do with us. We were not involved. The only involvement I’ve had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.

Again, as we have noted several times before, this is a blatant lie.

Mr. Obama worked for Project Vote in 1992, as was chronicled in a 13 year old article from the Chicago Reader:

What Makes Obama Run?

By Hank De Zutter
December 8, 1995

In 1992 Obama took time off to direct Project Vote, the most successful grass-roots voter-registration campaign in recent city history. Credited with helping elect Carol Moseley-Braun to the U.S. Senate, the registration drive, aimed primarily at African-Americans, added an estimated 125,000 voters to the voter rolls–even more than were registered during Harold Washington’s mayoral campaigns. “It’s a power thing,” said the brochures and radio commercials

Mr. Obama even bragged about working for Project Vote as the highlight of his life as an organizer:

Barack Obama and the History of Project Vote

Project Vote is ACORN.

As we have previously noted, they share the same address and the same phone number on their Forms 990 filed with the IRS:

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Furthermore, as we have also noted, Mr. Obama worked for years as a “power” trainer for ACORN, as described by a top ACORN official.

From the Winter 2003 issue of Social Policy:

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Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign

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. 

And, as Ms. Foulkes notes, ACORN has been instrumental in every Barack Obama campaign.

Lastly, Mr. Obama also seems to have forgotten that his campaign secretly gave at least $832,598.29 to Citizens Services, Inc.

Citizens Services is the reputed “bookkeeper” for ACORN/Project Vote. But in actuality they are just another ACORN front.

Indeed, they also share the same address as ACORN/Project Vote, as evidenced by these groups Forms 990:

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But unlike ACORN/Project Vote, Citizens Services is not a 501c3. 501c3s, being “charities” are forbidden to participate in partisan politics.

Which is probably why the Obama camp paid the $832,598,000 to Citizens Services, rather than risk losing ACORN/Project Vote’s tax exemption.

As Mr. Obama recently put it, “the acorn does not fall far from the tree.”

So in summation, it is overwhelmingly clear that Mr. Obama is lying about his relationship with both Ayers and ACORN.

Which begs the question:

If Mr. Obama will lie this facilely about something this blatant, why should we believe him about anything?  


Even ACORN has had to admit that Mr. Obama is lying about having never worked for them.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

ACORN comes out swinging

In last night’s debate, Sen. John McCain suggested that ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) was responsible for massive voter fraud that could destroy ”the fabric of democracy.” Now the leaders of the community organizing group have emerged with an aggressive effort to push back.

In a conference call with reporters this morning, they’ve accused McCain — whose recent ad also suggests ACORN has a role in the widespread home mortgage crisis — of an ”outlandish” attempt to “hoodwink the American public” in order to distract from what they say is his “desperate” presidential campaign.

They argued that with regard to their voter registration efforts of more than a million new voters — many of them first-time, and poor — “we should be applauded and, quite frankly, proud of our achievements.” …

ACORN organizers this morning said that Sen. Barack Obama, as a local elected official in Chicago, participated in two training sessions for 50 volunteer leaders.

In addition, he and his law firm represented a group of plantiffs, including ACORN, regarding motor votor [sic] registration issues. They said his campaign has also provided about $80,000 in funding to an independent consulting group, which in turn provided some funding to ACORN to get out the vote

It’s pretty bad when even ACORN has to point out your lies.

In addition, he and his law firm represented a group of plantiffs, including ACORN, regarding motor votor [sic] registration issues. They said his campaign has also provided about $80,000 in funding to an independent consulting group, which in turn provided some funding to ACORN to get out the vote.

This also puts the lie to what Mr. Obama said last night. But of course ACORN can’t stop lying, either.

As we noted above, the Obama campaign actually gave ACORN through their lackeys Citizen Services, Inc. $832,598.29. (Hilariously, the San Francisco Chronicle reporter didn’t even notice the discrepancy.)

Also note that ACORN said it was funding “to get out the vote.” Which is itself yet another contradiction of Mr. Obama’s prior statements.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 16th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “Obama Lies About Bill Ayers, Acorn – Again!”

  1. BillK says:

    Yeoman’s work again, SG, but the real question is who, other than us, will ever know?

    The MSM won’t say a word.

    The RNC apparently can’t design an ad to save their collective lives (which, ironically enough, they actually need to be doing now, given the insignificance a filibuster-proof majority of Democrats delegates Republicans to.)

    McCain of course wouldn’t want to attack Mr. Obama.

    And only supporters get to hear what Sarah has to say these days unless she stumbles over her words.

    At this point you could have proof Obama is Hitler reincarnated, and most Americans would shrug it off and say “yeah, but he’ll tax the rich and give us free health care, and it’s Change.”

  2. ptat says:

    My wife and I just looked at each other in amazement at how smoothly Obama lied last night about ACORN and Ayers. God bless John for even bringing it up! Obama is an even better liar than Clinton—absolutely sociopathic in his lying!

  3. BillK says:

    But as with Clinton, lying is only important if the MSM and public care that a lie is being told.

    America and the MSM didn’t give a damn that Bill was getting blown in the White House, and they don’t care that Obama pals around with terrorists.

    Incredibly sad, but unfortunately, apparently quite true.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Simply incredible!! If this was a GOP issue…..you know that the MSM would bear down on us with the Constitution in hand!! Voter fraud in 12 states….not 1 howl from the left, NAACP,Rainbow Coalition, Southren Christian Coalition, ACLU…….get my drift? This is America and they dont give a sh!!t. Why?
    Because they are the ones stealing the election!!!!!!

  5. Odie44 says:

    Incredible leg work SG.

    Question: Is it legal for individuals, with zero party ties, to use mail client programs, etc to communicate these truths to the masses; without any filing requirements (527, PAC, etc.)?

  6. Not all Republicans are rich says:

    Obama is not a liar! No sir-ee-bob! When one creates his own truth as he goes, he cannot be defined as a liar.

    A fascist dictator? Yes!
    A power-hungry Marxist? Yes!
    A delirious and dangerous Socialist? Yes!

    But please do call him a liar. He does not deserve such treatment from mean, rich Conservatives.

  7. JannyMae says:

    When even ACORN is contradicting what Obama is saying, one would think that this would get some traction in the MSM.


  8. Noyzmakr says:

    Is anyone here really suprised that the messiah Obama lies about everything?

    Communists lie!! Socialists lie!! Marxists lie!!
    The problem is that our ignorant electorate beleives them!

    I wrote on April 28th of this year….

    “It’s really sad that the genius of our founders has nearly been undone by the ignorant few.

    The day is soon coming when our cultural parasites will have to be culled or the body of our country will wither and die. The disease of entitlement that has infected this great nation has now become a raging virus that cannot be cured and we are no longer immune. The lack of reverence for our creator, the utter destruction and radicalization of our education system has reaped us the harvest of mindless self indulgence and ignorance that will finally be the death of our republic.”

    Any example of Jay Leno’s “Jay Walking” should provide enough proof to anyone that we are doomed.

    God help us!

    But, Look up…..”your redemption draws nigh”.

  9. conservstudent says:

    Obama says, “I have roundly condemned those acts” referring to the acts Ayers did. The problem is that Ayers does not condemn or regret his past actions. He admitted he would have liked to do more. The reason Ayers is brought up is because Obama should have known or did know his previous actions, but still chose to work with him. He can try to keep on telling the public that “he and Ayers were just at the same place at the same time”, but the repercussions of his actions have already come into affect.

    On a side note, SG, who I assume is the name of the person who did the work to present this article – I thank you for always providing excellent evidence based on proof and facts to support your statements, such as those 990 Forms. I only wish our media were as diligent on presenting the news, instead of telling us about opinionated surveys that “prove” global warming exist.

  10. imnewatthis says:

    Thomas Sowell’s article today was possibly the best I have read about Obama. It expressed exactly what I have been feeling.

  11. susieq says:

    Project Vote is ACORN….more evidence.

    Go to the Project Vote website and check the address they have listed for their Little Rock, AR office (on the left hand side close to the bottom).
    It’s the same address that ACORN gives for their Little Rock office.

    Arkansas Office:
    2101 South Main Street
    Little Rock, AR 72206



  12. Steve says:

    Thanks, SQ, that is something we have already noted:

    Obama Claims He Never Worked For Acorn | Sweetness & Light

  13. susieq says:

    I’m new to this website and had not seen the other article.

  14. wsjevons says:

    Lincoln Diaz-Balart is McCain’s adviser on Latin America. Diaz-Balart lobbied for and won the release of convicted terrorists from US prisons. Specifically, Jose Dionisio Suarez Esquivel and Virgilio Paz Romero who assassinated Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier; Valentin Hernandez, who shot Luciano Nieves for supporting a dialogue with Cuba.

    Diaz-Balart also supports Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch who blew up a Cuban Airliner full of teenage athletes. Bosch also fired a missile into a polish freighter leaving Miami for Havanna. Posada claimed the bombing of Cuban hotels that killed an Italian vacationer and wounded 11 others and tried to kill Castro at the Ibero-America Summit in Panama in November 2000. Diaz-Balart wrote at least two letters on official U.S. Congress stationery to Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso seeking the release of Posada.

    Posada escaped Peruvian jail, made it to Miami in 2005. A federal grand jury was impaneled in Newark, N.J., in January 2006 to hear evidence against Posada for the Havana hotel bombings. FBI investigators testified that Posada had smuggled plastic explosives in shampoo bottles and shoes into Cuba a few weeks prior to the bombings. On Sept. 19 and 20, 2007, two witnesses, compelled to turn state’s evidence, offered damning evidence implicating Posada.

    Posada lives in Miami where Cuban-American dissidents threw a fund raising party for him. Lincoln Diaz-Balart attended.







  15. vidgamer says:

    So you’re saying that Lincoln Diaz-Balart is not a terrorist? And is not an America-hater? Doesn’t seem the same then, so far.

    And no evidence to contradict the contents of the original article?

  16. jim norum says:

    ACORN=Clipboards For Crackheads

  17. vidgamer says:

    Hmm, no reply from wsjevons… no evidence to contradict the original article. No surprise!

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