Skip to comments.On Obama, Acorn and Voter Registration (Official talking points from the NY Slimes) EVERYONE RELAX!
Posted on 10/10/2008 7:58:34 PM PDT by Libloather
On Obama, Acorn and Voter Registration
By STEPHANIE STROM
Published: October 10, 2008
Senator John McCains presidential campaign on Friday stepped up its efforts to tie Senator Barack Obama to a community organizing group that has been accused of involvement in problematic voter registrations in several hotly contested states, including Colorado, Indiana, Nevada and North Carolina.
The group, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn, has long been a favorite target of conservatives. It made news this year when it was revealed that a brother of Acorns founder had embezzled almost $1 million from the organization but that Acorn had failed to disclose the theft for eight years.
Barack Obama has made very inconsistent remarks about what his relationship with this organization is, Rick Davis, Mr. McCains campaign manager, said in a conference call.
Mr. Davis said Mr. Obama had worked as Acorns lawyer and conducted training events for its leaders. He also noted a payment the Obama campaign made in February to an Acorn affiliate, Citizens Services Inc.
While Mr. Obama did represent Acorn in a lawsuit in 1995, Acorn was on the same side as the Justice Department. The training events involved two hours of work. And the payment to the Acorn affiliate was reported in campaign filings, although they had to be revised because of an error.
The Obama campaign described the accusations as a spurious effort to tie Mr. Obama to potentially fraudulent voter registrations.
Barack Obama strongly condemns voter registration fraud or any other breach of election law by any party or group, Ben LaBolt, a campaign spokesman, said in a statement.
Acorn, whose political action committee has endorsed Mr. Obama, has said that the investigations into its voter registration work are politically motivated.
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That would be Hussein Obomber's ONLY confessed experience - no?
Why is it John McCain’s responsibility to ensure a fair election in ths country? Where is our Justice Department? FBI?
OK, we are all convinced that Obama is totally innocent from the ACORN affair (extreme sarcasm).
Yeah, where is the justice?
Yes I saw it and I hope it is true.
This was part of the NYT's logic in defending 0Bama? Helping to elect Carol Mostly Fraud?
Yet, the NY Times can't find them, or think they are irrelevant?
To paraphrase Mark Twain, when the funeral of the NY Times takes place, I will postpone all other recreation and attend it.
“Where is our Justice Department? FBI?”
Polishing their jackboots.
Ha finally they dont like an oct surprise
Lie after Lie after lie. 2 hrs of work huh? Acorn itself has already admitted to this training and other work as having been over a period of several YEARS. From right after he got out of law school until he became senator.
2 hrs work indeed. Sure was an expensive 2 hrs. Perhaps Acorn and Obama can explain what is worth several million dollars in 2 hrs.
"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.
2 hrs indeed.
So what I dont understand is how far along do these investigations need to be before definitive action is taken - ACORN not allowed to register voters, the registrations in place made null & void, etc? Lets be clear - if all the fraudulent registrations in place today are allowed to stand, it could mean The One wins. That would be nothing less then a travesty!
Would that have been Janet Reno's Justice Department?