Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama, ACORN and the Presidency

At the debate at Hofstra University here on Long Island last night Obama downplayed and tried to dismiss his involvement with ACORN the multinational political organization that is currently at the center of voter registration fraud investigation in a number of states. Here is how Obama addressed his connections with ACORN

"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."

Except Mr. Obama this has been happening over and over through the years in a number of states. Only now is this rampant fraud starting to be exposed.

"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."

Now this was a little bit of shuck and jive on Obama's part. Because there was no mention of the $832,598 payment made in February by the Obama campaign to Citizens Services Inc., a consulting firm affiliated with Acorn.
The Obama campaign initially reported that the payment was for “staging, sound, lighting” and other advance work when it reported its expenditures with the Federal Election Commission. It filed amended reports in August and September to reflect that those payments were for get-out-the-vote efforts. Also not mentionedwas Obama's training seminars for ACORN workers.

"Now, the reason I think that it's important to just get these facts out is because the allegation that Sen. McCain has continually made is that somehow my associations are troubling."

Troubling I'll say it's troubling watch this video from December 2007 to see what to expect from Obama's presidency and the influence of ACORN. Ask yourself what exactly does she mean by "community values" . Here is exhibit A:

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