ACORN who?

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Whenever Barack Obama is pressed -- not by the "mainstream" press, of course -- about his questionable associations, they're never as intimate as they appear, to hear him tell it.

William Ayers, radical Weather Underground bomber and early Obama associate and supporter? Just a guy in the neighborhood. Jeremiah Wright? I never was there for the really bad stuff. ACORN?

ACORN who?

That is Obama's rather disingenuous dance now that the "community organizing" agency has been exposed as a corrupt enterprise that encourages illegality.

In an interview Sept. 20, Obama claimed not to have paid much attention to the burgeoning ACORN scandal, word of which was unavoidable to anyone in U.S. airspace, and which caused both houses of Congress to vote to strip its federal funding.

He also claimed no knowledge of ACORN's pending stimulus funding of some $8 billion -- and dismissed it all as unworthy of his time.

Don't buy it. Obama saying he's not interested in ACORN is like saying you don't care about the fraternity or sorority you've been in since college.

"Mr. Obama took great pains to act as if he barely knew about ACORN," writes John Fund in The Wall Street Journal . "In fact, his association goes back almost 20 years.

"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."

So, when Obama says, "Frankly, it's not something I've followed closely," we find it exceedingly hard to believe.

Lastly, he was asked what he thought about Congress de-funding his old organization. He said it wasn't important enough to discuss.

Interesting, since he took the time to give his prediction for the World Series to NBC.

Maybe the expenditure of millions and even billions of taxpayer dollars isn't important to the president, but it sure is to taxpayers.

It will be fascinating to see what he does if and when Congress asks him to sign a bill on ACORN.

And whether he'll need to read up on the organization first.

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jsherrill
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jsherrill 09/28/09 - 01:59 am
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It is clear to me that our

It is clear to me that our President does not care to put the interest of the United States ahead of his own or the Democrat Party.

justus4
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justus4 09/28/09 - 02:28 am
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George Bush knew & loved
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George Bush knew & loved Kenneth Lay, who headed Enron, a financial ponzi scheme that contributed millions to Bush's presidency and cost taxpayers billions after it collasped. Lay was convicted, but later offed himself and where were the media scrutiny? Not a mention of the well-connected, decades-long relationship. Just silence. A convicted & crooked dead man connected to the president and all is well, but a firey Rev. Wright telling the masses the truth about their country and its history, and non-minority citizens of a failed political party are losing their collective minds. Ha! The president is above ACORN. He don't do ACORN... ACORN who?

carcraft
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carcraft 09/28/09 - 04:03 am
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Ken Lay actually was a

Ken Lay actually was a Clinton Croney and got into trouble selling energy contracts in Africa and India that neither area of the World could afford at extremely high cost to the countries invloved.(Michael Weisskopf, "The White House: That Invisible Mack Sure Can Leave His Mark," Time, September 1, 1997)(talking_points.tripod.com/ ). When none of these areas of the world could pay for the energy contracts ENRON had, ENRON went belly up! This was mostly a Democratic Bill Clinton scandal with some of Bush involved. Justus, look it up. Ron Brown died under very stange circumstances (had an unexplainable hole in his head after a very strange airplane crash). This occured just before he was to be investigated for his commerce junkets (like the ones Ken Lay went on with Ron Brown too India and Africa).

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Riverman1 09/28/09 - 04:18 am
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Obama's campaign also

Obama's campaign also contributed over $800 thousand to ACORN during the presidential campaign last year. (Think their role was to get out the Obama vote?) In addition, George Soros contributes a large amount to ACORN. How can it possibly be appropriate for the federal government to fund such an organization with billions of tax money? Thanks to that young couple, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, we have saved billions and also know exactly what "community organizers" do. They help pimps and prostitutes.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/28/09 - 04:27 am
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Oh not to mention the fact

Oh not to mention the fact that Obama promised ACORN a "PLACE AT THE TABLE" in Obama's administration! "Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to being calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're gonna be having meetings all over the country with community organizations so that you all have input into the agenda of the next presidency of the United States of America" Senator Obama 12/01/07 Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum see 1:48

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 09/28/09 - 05:06 am
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As a socialist Dem, morals

As a socialist Dem, morals have never been a standard for this president, but as a president, Americans would like it if he'd be a little more consistent with his truth telling. About the only thing this president has in common with Bill Clinton is that if he has a choice, he ALWAYS seems to choose to not tell the truth. It's as though he knows he's on the wrong path most of the time and wishes to keep it a secret. Well, with daily scrutiny of his actions and associates and his daily appearance on television, America is finally getting to know this man and they don't seem to like what they see. Buyers remorse increases every day. Americans know they judged this "book" by its cover and are stuck with its contents for the next 3 years. Wilson's outburst ...

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/28/09 - 06:34 am
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It fits. Most of you are

It fits. Most of you are nuts. Whatever lie you have to tell yourselves in order to accept your party's defeat then so be it. The rest of rational Americans are not being drawn in.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/28/09 - 06:57 am
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Obama voting present again!

Obama voting present again! Obama admits he is a. rubber stamp. for Nancy and Harry. I am not impressed with O's lack of leadership. O admitted he signed a bill, which he never read? O said that he was going change Washington and cut out the porkulous spending. You lie again Obama!

Irish
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Irish 09/28/09 - 07:34 am
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sorry Ispy most of America is

sorry Ispy most of America is waking up and leaving the dems behind . that's why they're afraid to ram through legislation and why his poll numbers are dropping like a rock. Frustrating isn't it to be hitched to a falling star......

55 F-100
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55 F-100 09/28/09 - 07:44 am
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prezbhojangles web of lies is

prezbhojangles web of lies is unravelling more each day. What an embarassment he is to the U.S.A.! He needs to go an apology tour within the United States and apologize for his glaring ineptness.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 09/28/09 - 07:47 am
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If Joe Wilson yelled out "You

If Joe Wilson yelled out "You Lie" in a room full of Democrats how would they know who he was talking about?

wizzardx1
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wizzardx1 09/28/09 - 07:49 am
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hussein is a LIAR-from lying

hussein is a LIAR-from lying about his citizenship to lying about ACORN.The ONLY thruth that came out of his mouth was that he is muslim.

TORTURE
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TORTURE 09/28/09 - 08:07 am
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People you must reject these

People you must reject these false,misleading arguments.ACORN WHO?

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/28/09 - 08:23 am
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Justus4, where were you and

Justus4, where were you and what were YOU reading and watching all during that time? The "mainstream" media crucified Bush for his association with Ken Lay. Where were you during the campaigns of 2000 and 2004 when ALL we heard about on the "mainstream"media was Bush's DUI in the past and his use of drugs? We need to change the name of the Democrat party to the Hypocrite Party or the Double Standard Party. THAT title would be more fitting.

Irish
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Irish 09/28/09 - 08:23 am
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Torture you are referring to

Torture you are referring to the left wing spin and explanations aren't you !

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 09/28/09 - 08:24 am
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Thank you Overburdened for

Thank you Overburdened for stealing my line. I've been posting that on here since the day after the Joe Wilson outburst.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 09/28/09 - 08:36 am
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I'm sorry humble - I heard it

I'm sorry humble - I heard it from a co-worker. Guess they read your post. You can have full credit.

Irish
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Irish 09/28/09 - 08:36 am
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A Conspicuous O'bama Radical

A Conspicuous O'bama Radical Network White House Organization...acorn who....

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 09/28/09 - 08:39 am
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LOL Irish

LOL Irish

Irish
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Irish 09/28/09 - 08:41 am
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you can use that with my

you can use that with my blessings.....ot

concernednative
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concernednative 09/28/09 - 08:42 am
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grasshopper, do you think

grasshopper, do you think every president has read every bill they have ever signed? You guys at like Obama is the first to do any of this stuff. He is only the first in one way.

grinder48
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grinder48 09/28/09 - 08:48 am
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vote him out!
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vote him out!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/28/09 - 08:50 am
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You guys act like Obama is

You guys act like Obama is the first to do any of this stuff concernednative 8:42 AM Didn't Obama promise to change this stuff? You lie again Obama! The 9 Billion was a pay off, to ACORN, for supporting the Democratic party.

concernednative
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concernednative 09/28/09 - 09:03 am
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Obama didn't say he never

Obama didn't say he never heard of ACORN. He simply said he hasn't been following it that well. Imagine that a president with 2 wars, all types of global summits going on, Iran going nuclear, financial crisis, etc and he isn't on top of some college kids embarrasing a few corrupt employees.

concernednative
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concernednative 09/28/09 - 09:05 am
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Yes, universal hc is some of

Yes, universal hc is some of the change you will be getting in the fall. Enjoy.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 09/28/09 - 09:11 am
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Concerned.... and Obama cried

Concerned.... and Obama cried out, like a baby in his speech, I don't understand why they are portray me as Hitler? If he knew the 9/12 protesters had, Hitler posters of him, surely he knew of ACORNS troubles.

concernednative
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concernednative 09/28/09 - 09:13 am
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He didn't say he didn't know

He didn't say he didn't know they had problems. He said he wasn't following it that well and would let Congress investigate.

Irish
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Irish 09/28/09 - 09:15 am
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You're right, troops are

You're right, troops are dying in O's Afghanistan and with the General in charge begging for new troops right now, O heads to copenhagen to discuss the olympic in 2016. He surely seems to have his priorities in order. Keep on Humming....mmm mmm mmm

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grouse 09/28/09 - 09:19 am
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Halliburton who?
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Halliburton who?

Roeschen
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Roeschen 09/28/09 - 09:39 am
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Nor did obama hear the racist

Nor did obama hear the racist messages of the reverend wright. Hmmm. His head is buried in the sand over his big ears.

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