October 14, 2008

Obama's Promise to His ACORN Friends

Isn't it encouraging to know that Obama has promised to have ACORN help engineer his Presidential agenda?

More, from Jennifer Rubin:

It is almost inconceivable that Barack Obama should not have been grilled on this Ėeither by his opponent or the media. (The latter is just beginning to cover the story.) Obamaís ties are deep and extensive with an organization that embraces goals and tactics well outside the political mainstream and that has engaged in a pattern of illegal activity usually seen only in RICO indictments. ACORNís present involvement in coast-to-coast fraud is jaw-dropping and should raise the issue as to whether an Obama Justice Department would vigorously investigate and, if warranted, prosecute this entity and all involved.(A helpful compilation of ACORNís suspect activities is here.) Put simply, Obama worked for and helped funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fraud-infested, corrupt organization and has yet to explain himself, let alone apologize for the same.
Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 14, 2008 04:20 PM

John McCain was the keynote speaker for Acorn in 2006. It's hardly a terrorist organization. Also he recently called Obama a decent family man and someone that you should not be scared of as president.

Posted by: Luther Tines at October 14, 2008 04:57 PM

Nice Obama talking points there.

ACORN and Obama are a hell of a lot more connected than ACORN and John McCain are.

Why is that every time a new rock is overturned on this guy, his constant MO is to deny he had anything to do with it?

Posted by: Conservative CBU at October 14, 2008 05:07 PM

Ahh, yes, 2006. That was when Barack Obama was still sitting in Rev. Wright's church and listening to his pastor ask God to damn America, wasn't it?

Now, if we look at today, it's frightfully easy to see who ACORN is supporting in this election:

GOTV for Obama! Ohio ACORN is doing a Get Out The Vote project with the OBAMA Campaign. Ohio ACORN is hiring canvassers to go door to door encouraging voters to vote for Barak Obama.

ACORN is hiring in Cleveland (216)431-3905 , Columbus (614)425-9491, Cincinnati (513)221-1737, for Dayton (call Cincinnati), and for Toledo call Cleveland. Or email and your inquiry will be routed to the appropriate person in each of these cities. Intake and training will be held daily at local ACORN offices. Canvass begins on Wednesday Feb. 27th and will work through election day. Please, only persons wishing to work all or most of these days (Saturday and Sunday included) should inquire.

Please do not contact the Obama campaign directly regarding this post as they are not the organization doing the hiring and it will only distract their staff and volunteers from the other important work they are doing on behalf of Senator Obama.

But of course, this is not the ACORN that Senator Obama has known for 20 years.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 14, 2008 05:18 PM

We may get some mileage from this but not enough to make a great difference....not enough of a deal breaker for those blinded by the light of hope and change etc.

Posted by: thud at October 14, 2008 07:00 PM

Hitler was on the cover of Time magazine 3 times, Mussolini twice. I bet you people then also thought these two gentlemen were "great" leaders. Keep putting Obama's mug on the cover of Time. That's because if he wins, I'll make a killing on eBay in 2010 when he's impeached for incompetence and general stupidity!

Posted by: Ford Prefect at October 14, 2008 08:30 PM

Obama's candidacy for President = creatio ex media

Obama's Presidency via Acorn = creatio ex dolo malo

Posted by: JoJo at October 14, 2008 09:09 PM

Out of all the voters registered
( one / many times) by ACORN , how many have been registered as republicans ? And how many are whites / asians with jobs?
Last year , there were a few ACORN people hanging outside a local grocery store in my city.
When they saw our group of 4 ppl( 1 white, 2 latinos and 1 somali) get out of the car , they went straight for the somali guy and the latino couple , asking them if they would like to get registered to vote. They didn't even ask them if they were eligible to vote or not.
They didn't even bother a second glance at the white guy.
ACORN has been trained well ..

Posted by: dhan_su at October 15, 2008 12:07 AM

"ACORN and Obama are a hell of a lot more connected than ACORN and John McCain are."

Right. Obama worked there whereas McCain delivered a keynote. Your position is what, that McCain is the lesser terrorist?

"Now, if we look at today, it's frightfully easy to see who ACORN is supporting in this election"

First, political endorsement is a protected form of free speech. You seem to be suggesting that Acorn shouldn't do this. I presume you are OK with the NRA endorsing McCain? If so you're a hypocrite. What's worse though is that your argument is just a tautology: the premise is that Obama is undesirable because of his association with Acorn (but McCain is not, curiously). Your conclusion is that Acorn is undesirable because... they support Obama. Your reasoning is infantile.

Posted by: Luther Tines at October 15, 2008 12:25 AM

Hey "time 4 a change" you just said 'judge not'. Yet you call the blogger and its readers "a bunch of righttwing racist nonsense from hicks and bigots"! What if I call you a wild-eyed, left-wing, foaming-at-the-mouth, stupid but know-it-all ignoramus who spouts the usual inane liberal mantras and thinks he's smart but just as doofus as his messiah Obama!
If Obama wins, the only thing he'll change is more tax money for all mindless liberal programs, and this is where the word nonsense come in: earmarks for wildly radical and unaccounted groups such as ACORN, large sums for "green" organization such as Gore's (another space cadet) The Alliance for Climate Protection (global warming my a$$!) and more earmarks for "social advancement platforms" that comes straight from the Kremlin's redbook--circa 1968!

Posted by: Ford Prefect at October 15, 2008 05:56 AM

Ford, don't bother to address the trolls... I tend to run a fairly tight ship, and his kind of bigotry and hatred get deleted pretty quick.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 15, 2008 06:37 AM

Luther, it is you that is making an infantile argument.

Obama's ties to ACORN are worthy of condemnation becuase ACORN's primary purpose is widespread voter registration fraud and attempting to subvert fair elections in favor of Democratic politicians.

McCain showed up for a speech in front of a coalition that included ACORN; Obama funneled over $800K to them and tried to hide it just this election alone, as part of a long relationship that included winning a court case for ACORN that made voter fraud easier, and training ACORN pro bono. ACORN is under investigation in at least 13 states, and may face a federal RICO case before it is all over with, and it will be interesting to see if early rumors from pro-Hillary blogs are correct that Obama is one of the Democratic politicians targeted in that RICO investigation, along with most of the Democratic Party leadership.

I would find it highly amusing if after eight years of BDS-afflicted shrieking we finally have an impeachment trial of a President, but his last name is Obama instead of Bush.

Frankly, that's a change I can believe in.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 15, 2008 06:49 AM

If I may add one thing to CY's argument:

I don't know of a single conservative who has ever said that McCain is perfect. I, myself, have taken issue with many of his positions (immigration and campaign finance being only two). So trying to label us hypocrites when it comes to McCain's errors (such as this address to ACORN) fails the laugh test so miserably it reminds me of a kindergartner taking the SAT.

Ya see, Luther, as I've pointed out here many times, we on the right don't deify our candidates. We admit they can be wrong. You do deify yours, and refuse to admit any error. That's one of the biggest difference between you and us.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 15, 2008 07:17 AM

John McCain is, simply put, too nice ....he's gracious enough to serve when asked (keynote speaker,etc.) how that incidental is supposed to implicate McCain in ACORN's scandal is, simply put, stupid...(McCain has no connection to ACORN's illegal activities while Obama's ACORN history has continuity with millions of dollars having been sent their way in the past via "pork", the Ayers connection and within this current fraud crisis: over $800,000* in Obama campaign funds in the spirit of "getting out the vote".

Posted by: Nellie at October 18, 2008 08:18 PM