Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama, ACORN, and the attempted cover-up

So what is the story with Obama and ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)? That he would have ties to a group involved in massive voter fraud is appalling to me, but probably won't make any difference to many of his supporters. And the Democrats have been doing this sort of thing for quite a while now, but they are getting more bold.

So what are the essential facts we should know? From Neal Boortz:

Too little too late? You betcha. But the McCain campaign is finally trying to hit on Barack Obama's relationship with this corrupt, voter fraud organization ACORN. On Friday, McCain's campaign released a memo saying that Obama's affiliations with ACORN "raise serious questions about his judgment and ability to lead this nation." We know, we know ... this is a racist statement because Republicans are referring to Obama's days as community organizer. The McCain campaign has also posted a video which points to the connections between ACORN and the current mortgage crisis – the fact that ACORN, with the blessing of our own government, bullied banks into giving loans to people who they know could not pay for them. Question ... where was all of this information in the last debate? Why has John McCain waited until now to make these connections?

Naturally, the Obama campaign responds with my favorite line ... these attacks from the McCain campaign attempt to "'turn the page from the issues that matter to American families." So there you go. The people don't want to talk about this, they want to talk about the economy! Hey, Barack, how about explaining the fact that an organization you worked for and have hired to get out the vote for your campaign is partly responsible for the current economy, thanks to the mortgage meltdown. Here's a picture of Our Savior at an ACORN meeting! Look at the picture and remember that some Obama mouthpieces say that he wasn't involved with ACORN. Yeah ... we're buying that.

Oh and the other response from Democrats ... the only reason the McCain campaign is hitting on ACORN is because McCain and Republicans are "hostile to the group's political agenda." Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says, "They're scared of too many poor people preparing to vote this year." So now the McCain campaign is engaged in class warfare and the only reason they are attacking ACORN is because they don't want poor people to vote. That is the logic of a Democrat.


Speaking of Barack Obama and ACORN, take a look at this little video from December 2007 where Obama says that ACORN and other community organizations are going to be shaping policies for his presidency. Remember that Obama is now denying any past affiliations with ACORN.

(bold emphasis mine) So why hasn't the McCain campaign been more hard-hitting on this topic? Michelle Malkin thinks she knows why. But giving a speech for a group isn't the same as being one of it's organizers, or financing one of it's subsidiaries with 800,000 of your campaign dollars. Obama has a lot to explain... or at least he would, if anyone in the media would bother to ask him.

The articles linked to below give more information about Obama'a affiliation with ACORN, and the attempted cover-up of the facts (and why the cover-up failed).

Related Links:

ACORN gives GOP new line of attack

Barack Obama's Involvement with ACORN Unearthed, Missing Article Recovered

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