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October 14, 2008

Obvious the DNC Does Not Believe in Vetting Their Presidential Candidate Obama

Obama might say about this photo......"That's not the me I knew"

Obama website lies about ACORN ties

Campaign tries to distance senator from group convicted of voter fraud

wnd ...for complete article

By Aaron Klein

Sen. Barack Obama's campaign is misleading the public regarding the presidential candidate's ties to a radical leftist organization that has admitted to major financial improprieties and has been convicted in numerous, massive voter fraud scandals.

Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign Friday stepped up its efforts to draw attention to Obama's alleged relationship with ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, holding a conference call in which McCain spokesman Rick Davis accused Obama of making "very inconsistent remarks about what his relationship with this organization is."

In response to the increased focus on ACORN, the Obama campaign last week claimed on its "Fight the Smears" website the presidential candidate was "never an ACORN community organizer; ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee; ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992."

But these blanket statements are false and misleading.

In 1992, Obama was director of Project Vote in Chicago, which helped register 150,000 voters on the city's South Side. Obama's successful work was credited in multiple media reports with helping to elect Democratic Senator Carol Moseley Braun.

Obama's campaign claims ACORN was "not part of" Project Vote, but the organization's incorporation papers, obtained by WND, show Project Vote is a trademark name whose parent company is registered at the same New Orleans address in which ACORN and multiple ACORN affiliates are housed.

Obama himself previously connected Project Vote to ACORN.

"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work," Obama was quoted on his own campaign website as saying at an ACORN meeting, according to a post by official Obama website blogger Sam Graham-Felsen.

In a misleading statement, Obama's site claims "ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee," but it fails to mention Obama was an unpaid ACORN trainer, as WND first reported in August.

Obama has deep ties to ACORN, including with Ayers

Although Obama has been downplaying his relationship with ACORN, the presidential candidate has deep-seated ties to the radical group.

ACORN is very active in Obama's native Chicago, where in 1997, some 200 members attempted to storm a City Hall meeting, resulting in six members being arrested, including Madeleine Talbot, ACORN's Chicago director.

In the early 1990's Talbot invited Obama to help train ACORN activists.

Obama and other Chicago attorneys won a 1995 suit on behalf of ACORN, forcing the state of Illinois to implement the federal "motor-voter" bill.

While Obama served on the board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago nonprofit, it channeled millions of dollars to ACORN and affiliated groups.

Obama actively sought and received the endorsement by ACORN for his local campaigns.

In the Social Policy Journal, Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN leader, documents what he terms Obama's "long service" with ACORN, which he said led many of the organization's members to help in voter campaigns for Obama's early Chicago campaigns.

Foulkes said Obama and ACORN were "old friends."

ACORN endorsed Obama's presidential campaign, an endorsement touted on Obama's official website.

"What it came down to was that Senator Obama is the candidate who best understands and can affect change on the issues ACORN cares about like stopping foreclosures, enacting fair and comprehensive immigration reform, and building stronger and safer communities across America," said ACORN's Maude Hurd of the group's Obama endorsement.

Campaign pays ACORN affiliate

WND reported in August Obama's campaign paid more than $800,000 in services to Citizen Services Inc. (CSI), a nonprofit organization that is an offshoot of ACORN.

'ACORN may skew PA vote,' election integrity in doubt across country

Last Friday former state Supreme Court Justice Sandra Newman, a Republican, said at a news conference she has no confidence in the integrity of the electoral process in Pennsylvania as a result of what she termed the extensive voter registration effort by ACORN.

Group promoting Obama has history of major voter fraud

Intrusive, radical protest tactics

ACORN protests have turned violent, at times as soon as the rallies began. Some protests disrupted Federal Reserve hearings and busted into closed city council meetings.

Wild Thing's comment...........

The problem here is so fundamental: The founding fathers gave us a way to overthrow the government non-violently - by the vote. ACORN has apparently been undermining that basic ability, and that undermines the nation.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 14, 2008 02:47 AM



These people make me sick. Not everyone is meant to have a house. If you can't afford the payments, you shouldn't have it. Having a mortgage is hard work. It's not a right to have one. I was married for 15 years before I earned my mortgage and I'm not going to let anyone take it from me. I worked hard, very hard.
I'm sick of the "It's not fair." crybabies

Posted by: Lynn at October 14, 2008 04:35 AM

Meeting with his new cabinet members. The one sitting against the wall will be the new Condi Rice and the one at the table is our new Secretary of the Treasurry.

Posted by: Mark at October 14, 2008 07:33 AM

When you are a liberal politician with the MSM on your side, you can claim or deny anything.

Obama happily claimed ACORN membership and work when it was to his advantage to do so. Now that ACORN is being exposed for massive voter fraud nationwide, Obama denies any actual work with them. Just another example of Obama's long associations with crooks and radicals.

Posted by: TomR at October 14, 2008 09:50 AM

Lynn, good one!!

I agree it is not fair at all. It makes me sick!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 14, 2008 04:25 PM

Mark,LOL good one!!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 14, 2008 04:31 PM

As the saying goes, "Barack Crybaby Obama is truth challenged".

Posted by: Les at October 14, 2008 04:31 PM

Tom, your right, it is so frustrating. We know it would make such a huge difference if the media was not one sided like they are. It would change a tremendous amount of things with our politicians.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 14, 2008 04:36 PM

Les, truth challenged is right. LOL good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 14, 2008 04:39 PM

William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990's. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: "No evidence shows they were "pals" or even close when they worked on community boards years ago ..." (

Smear groups and now the McCain campaign are trying to connect Obama to acts Ayers committed 40 years ago - when Barack was just eight years old. Here's what the New York Times reported on the connection (

But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called "somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8."

Barack has publicly denouncedAyers' radical actions from the 1960's (

Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous.

Posted by: Jessica at October 15, 2008 04:38 PM