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Obama Confirms Closeness to ACORN in Video

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Posted on February 24 2010 8:30 am

On the campaign trail in 2008 then-candidate Barack Obama did his best to distance himself from his past involvement with the radical advocacy group ACORN:

My relationship to ACORN is pretty straightforward. When… it’s probably 13 years ago, when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN. And my partner in that representation was the U.S. Justice Department, in having Illinois implement what was called the Motor Voter Law.

Asked again during the campaign about his ties to ACORN Obama said

The only involvement I’ve had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a Motor Voter Law.

Of course, it’s not true. Obama also worked for Project Vote (a.k.a. Voting for America Inc.) which is the voter registration/get out the vote arm of the ACORN empire of activism. Obama’s campaign paid another ACORN affiliate more than $800,000 to do voter work during the 2008 Democratic primary campaign.

On his TV show Glenn Beck played a new video explaining the true relationship between ACORN and the man who now lives in the White House. Obama is shown praising ACORN:

When I ran Project Vote, the voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected there wasn’t a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasn’t right there with you. Since I have been in the United States Senate I’ve been always a partner with ACORN as well. I’ve been fighting with ACORN, alongside ACORN, on issues you care about my entire career.

Obama’s comments were reported during the 2008 presidential campaign, but nothing makes a stronger impression on the public than a video that catches a man in a lie. People can see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears Obama’s attempt to coverup his ties to America’s most notorious advocacy group.

Beck seemed frustrated:

How do you make that work in your head and sleep at night? Here’s the next question: How does the media sleep at night? Here is the president claiming he has nothing to do with a scandal-ridden organization, when in reality he’s saying “I’ll call you first”? On the very same day ACORN is in the news for dissolving nationally, the media has to go out of their way to miss this! Why are they silent?

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