I find it amusing that there are so many unfortunate circumstances and relationships that Sen Obama continues to denounce or distance himself from. These are the exact people who have worshipped him, launched his career and raised millions of dollars and votes for him. What is he thinking? Are we constantly going to be deceived or asked for “do overs” if he were to be elected as POTUS? To quote Sen McCain, “puhhhleeease.” I don’t think the American people at lease the REAL American are so easily duped. This pattern is getting old. Will the American people also be disavowed when it is no longer convenient? Does this Candidate actually have a credible bone in his body?
The Wall Street Journal writes:
Which brings us to Mr. Obama, who got his start as a Chicago “community organizer” at Acorn’s side. In 1992 he led voter registration efforts as the director of Project Vote, which included Acorn. This past November, he lauded Acorn’s leaders for being “smack dab in the middle” of that effort. Mr. Obama also served as a lawyer for Acorn in 1995, in a case against Illinois to increase access to the polls.
During his tenure on the board of Chicago’s Woods Fund, that body funneled more than $200,000 to Acorn. More recently, the Obama campaign paid $832,000 to an Acorn affiliate. The campaign initially told the Federal Election Commission this money was for “staging, sound, lighting.” It later admitted the cash was to get out the vote.
The Obama campaign is now distancing itself from Acorn, claiming Mr. Obama never organized with it and has nothing to do with illegal voter registration. Yet it’s disingenuous to channel cash into an operation with a history of fraud and then claim you’re shocked to discover reports of fraud. As with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers, Mr. Obama was happy to associate with Acorn when it suited his purposes. But now that he’s on the brink of the Presidency, he wants to disavow his ties.
The Justice Department needs to treat these fraud reports as something larger than a few local violators. The question is whether Acorn is systematically subverting U.S. election law — on the taxpayer’s dime.
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