Sunday, October 12, 2008

Obama Lies Again

No doubt you've heard the Obama campaign deny his association with ACORN. Well, as with many other examples he is lying himself. Over at Israpundit you have this:

Obama’s claim “Obama Never Organized with ACORN” Proven Untrue
Toni Foulkes, (ACORN organizer) “Case Study: Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign,” Social Policy, 10/18/04)
Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran tor office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign tor 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.
But hey, don't just take a blogs word for it. You can also look here at this back issue of Chicago Reader:
Another strong supporter of Obama's work--as an organizer, as a lawyer, and now as a candidate--is Madeline Talbott, lead organizer of the feisty ACORN community organization, a group that's a thorn in the side of most elected officials. "I can't repeat what most ACORN members think and say about politicians. But Barack has proven himself among our members. He is committed to organizing, to building a democracy. Above all else, he is a good listener, and we accept and respect him as a kindred spirit, a fellow organizer."
Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side.
(more here)
According to the NY Times ,Project Vote was/is an arm of ACORN:
"I get about 30 new voters or changes of address in six hours," said Ms. Green, who was hired by Project Vote, the nonpartisan arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn. "I used to get 16 in 45 minutes, but now everyone's registered."
and so does Time:
"We don't bring 300 kids from Ohio State University into the inner city of Columbus," says David Leland, national director of Project Vote, a nonpartisan arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which claims it has registered more than 50,000 voters in the Columbus area.

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