Obama and Acorn - Developing....

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  1. Sinatra
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    The president, while attempting to dismiss the Acorn scandel as a minor matter of which he knew little of, is walking a dangerous path that could by default of his dismissal, entrap him within the very scandal he now attempts to shrug off.

    The Wall Street Journal published a revealing timeline of Obama and Acorn, showing the two sharing a long and mutually beneficial relationship - certainly far more than the dismissive description given by the president just this week.

    Combine this scandal with the NEA scandal now unfolding, and we have a president at great political risk. His inability to form consensus within his own party over such critical issues as health care is a possible indication of party leaders stepping back from this president, sensing the rain of corruption stories that could be unfolding in the coming weeks and months...
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    Acorn Who?
    Obama heads for the high grass.


    By JOHN FUND

    Only one of the five television networks that interviewed President Obama for their Sunday shows bothered to ask him about Acorn, the left-wing community organizing group whose federal funding was cut off last week by an overwhelming vote in Congress.

    "Frankly, it's not something I've followed closely," Mr. Obama claimed, adding he wasn't even aware the group had been the recipient of significant federal funding. "This is not the biggest issue facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to," he said.


    Mr. Obama took great pains to act as if he barely knew about Acorn. In fact, his association goes back almost 20 years. 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.

    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."

    But the 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. 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.

    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.



    Acorn Who? - WSJ.com
     
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    It will be interesting to see if more surfaces on the Acorn subject.
     
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    This is an awesome article. Lengthy but worth a read.

    The American Spectator : ACORN'S Useful Idiots
     
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    2008 LMSM

    Obama should be president because he was a Community Organizer for ACORN

    ACORN gave Obama Executive Skills

    OBAMA cut his teeth on ACORN

    ACORN better for Obama having been there

    Obama & ACORN joined at the hip

    Obama's legal advise helps ACORN

    ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn ObamAcorn OBAMA ACORN ACORN OBAMAACORN

    Sept 2009

    Obama: Acorn? Never heard of it. LMSM Obama never heard of ACORN
     
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    what? ACORN gets federal dollars? first I head.. says obamalama
     
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    He pulled a Pelosi and looked and sounded just like she did . . . a bumbling, brain dead boob.
     
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    It will be even more interesting if this story just fades away and the right has to wait to bring up another ACORN to gnaw on.

    How about Haliburton and Cheney? Blackwater. KGR, etc. Will we ever know how much money the Cheney's and the Bush's have made off these wars? But the death of our service men and women for private profit are just little nuts compared to ACORN.
     
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    we are past haliburton and cheney,, there's a new game in town.. called obamalama and ACORN.. I always said all ya ever need to know about obamalama was ACORN, Alinsky, and Ayers. I don't know where I heard it first.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Tjey operate three publicly funded high schools in NYC. Of course they don't want any el Salvadorean child prostitutes there. Just masters. No slaves.
     

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