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Barack Obama’s Ties With ACORN Go Back 20 Years

September 23, 2009

You can learn all about the community organization ACORN via BigGovernment.com:

On ABC’s “This Week” George Stephanopoulos was the only one of the five interviewers who bothered to bring up the massive ACORN scandal in which a pair of kids posing as a pimp and a prostitute showed the full degree of massive corruption and total depravity of a liberal/socialist organization that has received tens of millions of federal dollars and stood to qualify for BILLIONS under Obama’s stimulus.  In at least five cities, ACORN employees were willing to help the pimp and prostitute fraudulently file income taxes so they could purchase a home which they planned to use as a brothel with more than a dozen 13-15 year old illegal immigrant girls.

If that isn’t loathsome enough, we are also learning that ACORN has received federal funding to give sweetheart “low-interest” or “no-down-payment” home mortgage deals to illegal immigrants.

Here’s the Commander-in-Chief becoming the Weasel-in-Chief:

STEPHANOPOULOS: But if you’re – have some of your allies made it easier for — handed your opponents some ammunition, like ACORN, for example…

OBAMA: Well, look, the — you know, I think that — are there folks in the Democratic camp or on the left who haven’t — haven’t always operated ways that I’d appreciate?

Absolutely.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Congress has just cut off…

OBAMA: Is — is…

STEPHANOPOULOS: …all funding for ACORN.

OBAMA: It’s…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you for that?

OBAMA: Is that true on the other side, as well?

Of course that’s true.

STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA: You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.

As Fund points out in his story, “ACORN Who?” “Mr. Obama took great pains to act as if he barely knew about Acorn.”

That doesn’t seem to be ACORN’s story regarding Obama.  They worked hard for Obama.  They helped Obama.  They say:

“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.”

John Fund has the story out on how Obama’s ties with ACORN go back over twenty years.

We find that:

– In 1991, he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an Acorn partner that was soon fully absorbed under the Acorn umbrella. The drive registered 135,000 voters and was considered a major factor in the upset victory of Democrat Carol Moseley Braun over incumbent Democratic Senator Alan Dixon in the 1992 Democratic Senate primary.

– He became a top trainer at Acorn’s Chicago conferences.

– In 1995, he became Acorn’s attorney, participating in a landmark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law. That law’s loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by Acorn employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names.

– In 1996, Mr. Obama filled out a questionnaire listing key supporters for his campaign for the Illinois Senate. He put Acorn first (it was not an alphabetical list).

– In the U.S. Senate, Mr. Obama became the leading critic of Voter ID laws, whose overturn was a top Acorn priority.

– In 2007, in a speech to Acorn’s leaders prior to their political arm’s endorsement of his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama was effusive: “I’ve been fighting alongside of Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

– The Obama campaign also gave Citizens Consulting, Inc., an Acorn subsidiary, $832,000 for get-out-the-vote activities in key primary states. In filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Obama campaign listed the payments as “staging, sound, lighting,” only correcting the filings after the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed their true nature.

-[T]he Obama campaign didn’t appear eager to discuss the candidate’s ties to Acorn.  Its press operation vividly denied Mr. Obama had been an Acorn trainer until the New York Times uncovered records demonstrating that he had been.

Fund goes on to conclude:

“Given his longstanding ties with Acorn, President Obama’s protestations of ignorance or disinterest in the group’s latest scandal seem preposterous. Here’s hoping White House reporters will press the president to clarify just how much he really knows about Acorn and when he knew it.”

I hope John Fund doesn’t hold his breath.  The same reporters who dug through Sarah Palin’s garbage and rummaged through Joe “the Plumber”Wurzelbacher’s private records never once bothered to look into Obama’s past.

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Obama White House STILL Supporting Vile ACORN

September 19, 2009

Let’s see, here’s where it stands with the community organization ACORN via BigGovernment.com:

In ACORN offices located in five cities across the country, we have ACORN employees willingly helping a pimp and a prostitute commit tax fraud so they can buy a house which they intend to use as a brothel by purchasing more than a dozen 13-15 year-old illegal immigrant girls.  At this point, the question isn’t, “How many ACORN offices would do something so despicable?” but rather, “Are there any ACORN offices that WOULDN’T do something so despicable?

And they engaged in that conduct supported with YOUR federal taxpayer dollars, courtesy of the Democrat Party and a President who used to teach classes for ACORN organizers.

ACORN was involved in scandals and crimes resulting in 19 states as well as Washington D.C. filing criminal charges.  We now know that ACORN is not merely a criminal organization, but a morally depraved organization.

The scandal is so terrible that DemocRATS are jumping off the ship.  But not Barack Obama, and not his White House.  Dana Loesch at BigGovernment has the story:

Taxpayer Funded Serve.gov Filtering Activists to ACORN

by Dana Loesch The Obama Administration has placed a large premium on what it calls “national service.” It has launched a website, www.Serve.gov, that is reported to act as a clearing house for Americans eager to “give back” to their communities. Unfortunately, Americans looking for an opportunity to volunteer may get something they weren’t expecting.

By typing “ACORN” into the search field entitled “What interests you” at Serve.gov, you’re transported to allforgood.org where you can choose from a list of volunteer opportunities, including “healthcare activist.” This particular “volunteer” opportunity is with the Tuscon ACORN office:

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The description after clicking:
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They’re unclear regarding financial reimbursement; though past recruitment, like the Craigslist ads in St. Louis, advertised for “paid progressive activists, $90 a day, call Lorna 314-732-0131.”

Your tax dollars at work, America. Living the sweet life on taxpayer dollars while using federal funding to advertise for volunteer opportunities to promote the President’s health care legislation.

Pro-Obama activism is the new welfare.

If health care isn’t your bag, ACORN has other opportunities available via Serve.gov, opportunities like a “community organizing internship,” a “neighborhood canvasser,” or a “tax preparer.” Here’s an opportunity to get out the vote in Ohio. Unlike some listings, this one is directly on the Serve.gov site:

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This ad for an ACORN tax preparer is also directly on the Serve.gov site:

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So after they assist you in procuring housing for your brothel of underage girls, ACORN can also assist you in skirting your taxes, in keeping with the law of probability.

Serve.gov is just one of many projects managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency which oversees various government service agencies, including Americorps, the outfit at the center of the fired IG scandal.

CNCS was established in 1993 “to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.” It also operates the Serve.gov website, which defines itself as:

“your online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. Use Serve.gov to help you do your part. America’s foundation will be built one community at a time – and it starts with you.”

Since when does America’s foundation require rebuilding? The idea that our country requires an overhaul at the hands of an out-of-control federal government is disturbing – especially when our government is using a taxpayer-supported website to match activists to opportunities so as to promote the President’s agenda.

We keep hearing how Barack Obama isn’t really attached to all his radical associates.  He didn’t know William Ayers all that well, even though Ayers gave Obama his start in politics, literally hosted Obama’s first fundraiser in his own home, and helped him write his book.  And the claim is that Obama – who paid ACORN $800,000 from his campaign in 2008 – barely has any relationship with ACORN.  Just as Obama went from calling Rev. Jeremiah Wright “his spiritual mentor” after spending 23 years in his demonic church to barely knowing HIM.

Well, Barry Hussein, the facts are that you’ve BEEN involved with ACORN for years.  You taught them classes in community organizing.  You literally were their lawyer on at least one significant occasion.  And Obama benefited from his relationship with ACORN politically:

“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.”

Well, it’s long past time to hold Obama accountable for his choice of “old friends.”

ACORN worked for Obama and Obama worked for ACORN.

Obama said at a giant ACORN rally:

“During the transition, we’re going to be calling all of you (ACORN representative in) in to help us shape the agenda.  We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.”

We have to realize who Obama is and where he came from – and that the answer to both questions is “ACORN.”

ACORN is slime.  Conservatives have known it all along, but the mainstream media refused to report the story.  Obama is slime, but the same despicable media have abandoned their duty to shine the light into his Chicago shenanigans.  And the agenda all THREE (Obama, ACORN, and the liberal media) share intimately in common for fundamentally transforming this country into the next desperately-failed socialist utopia is slime.

Obama might throw ACORN under the bus the way he threw Jeremiah Wright under the bus.  He is a cynical and self-serving politician who has always looked out for #1, after all.  But that doesn’t take away from the fact that he spent more than two decades with BOTH.  Or that he has been shaped by their vile, despicable, and profoundly anti-American values.