Tonight on Fox News, Andrew Breitbart unleashed a salvo heard round the criminal-sphere. He promised the video release of another blockbuster sting operation tomorrow -- which would be number four, for those counting -- involving ACORN on his new BigGovernment website.
Employees of ACORN, in instance after instance, were confronted with multiple child prostitution rings involving illegal immigrants. It's hard to envision a more preposterous scenario.
Yet, not only did ACORN helpfully assist the young "prostitute" and her "pimp", in each case they actually fast-tracked them according to Breitbart, pushing them to the front of the queue ahead of normal folks seeking housing assistance.
And, while, it's easy to get sidetracked with ACORN's well-reported ties to voter registration fraud, housing fraud, and who knows what else, it's worth recalling President Barack Obama's longstanding and disturbing affiliation with this disgusting outfit.
Obama campaign scrubbed its website to hide ACORN lies
Here's the Google cache's copy of Barack Obama's official "Fight the Smears" website regarding the candidate's involvement with the vote-fraud specialists known as ACORN (currently being investigated in fifteen states).
Before: "• Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity."
Well, that was the website before Audacity of Hypocrisy located a vintage ACORN article online.
Let’s take a look at a quote from a 2004 article - Case Study: Chicago- The Barack Obama Campaign - written Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN Leader, which was published in the journal Social Policy. Did we mention that Social Policy recently pulled this particular article from their website, while leaving links to all articles up?Obama took the case, known as ACORN vs. Edgar (the name of the Republican governor at the time) and we won. Obama then went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign (ACORN delivered about 5,000 of them).
Since then, we have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for 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.
Not only does Foulkes boast of Obama’s ACORN leadership training, but also makes it clear that Obama’s post-law school organizing of “Project VOTE” in 1992 was undertaken in direct partnership with ACORN. The tie between Project VOTE and ACORN is also something that Obama and others have attempted to disprove in recent weeks as ACORN has come under fire for allegations of voter registration fraud. As recently as March 2008, the Los Angeles Times also made reference to Barack Obama’s involvement with ACORN:“At the time, Talbot worked at the social action group ACORN and initially considered Obama a competitor. But she became so impressed with his work that she invited him to help train her staff.” (LA Times, March 2, 2008)
Moments after this revelation, Obama's "Fight the Smears" was hastily -er- repaired.
After: "• Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee."
Get it? He wasn't "hired" as a "trainer". I guess he just did it for free. After all, it's for the children.
Obama in 2007: ACORN will shape my presidential agenda
Deepak Bhargava is a director of the Center for Community Change. Prior to joining the center, "Bhargava was the legislative director at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), where he gained broad experience in community reinvestment and housing finance issues."
Translated: Bhargava and ACORN helped set the stage for the subprime mortgage fiasco.
In any event, this video from 2007 captures Barack Obama's appearance at the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum on 12/1/2007. Bhargava kicks off the evening and then gets Obama's introduction rolling.
When asked whether Obama would sit down with community organizers in the first 100 days of his presidency, the Senator from Illinois responded affirmatively.
"Yes, but let me even say efore I even get inaugurated, during the transition we'll be calling all of you [community organizers] in to help us shape the agenda."
"We're gonna be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America."
ACORN will drive the agenda? Of what? More vote fraud, law-breaking, lying, child prostitution and illegal immigration? I'm just guessing, but does that sound about right?
Yes we can!
ACORN and Obama at the Heart of the Mortgage Meltdown
Starting in the nineties, a young attorney named Barack Obama began working with ACORN to promote mortgages for those who could not afford them.
At the time, ACORN consisted of community agitators, who falsely accused banks of "redlining" (failing to offer mortgages to the urban poor). These groups would pack bank lobbies and harass customers in order to intimidate the institutions and force the government to lower underwriting standards.
A former community agitator and ACORN attorney named Barack Obama sued Citibank in 1994, just one of hundreds of nuisance lawsuits filed by ACORN and its affiliates to loosen mortgage underwriting standards.
The inevitable result is still unfolding. But this much is clear: ACORN, its attorneys and its sycophants in Congress unleashed a catastrophic meltdown on America. It used government power to to force financial institutions to underwrite completely unqualified applicants, without documentation of income, citizenship, equity or any other reasonable measure.
Hope. And Change.
One out of two ain't bad. We got the change. Hope, however, is in short supply.
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