Obama campaign now publishing lies on his ties to Acorn

Thomas Lifson
Intrepid bloggers at Sweetness & Light, Gateway Pundit and Riehl World View have documented the lies that the Obama campaign is publishing on its "Fight the Smears" website. Confident that the media will not report the facts, the campaign does not hestitate to deny docuemnted facts.

fight the smears

(screen capture by Gateway Pundit)

The underlined portion reads, "Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity." 

Gateway Pundit has the goods:


While Barack Obama's connection with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has not gone entirely unreported, it has not been fully explained. Most media background pieces simply note Obama's involvement in a 1995 lawsuit on behalf of ACORN. Obama's own website, as well as most major media, fail to reveal the full depth and extent of his relationship with the organization.

Attempts to hide evidence of Obama's involvement with ACORN have included wiping the web clean of potentially damaging articles that had appeared, and were previously publicly accessible. Unfortunately, those behind the attempted cover-up failed to realize that in today's day and age, nothing disappears forever. There also exists another layer of the web, the hidden web, which is full of information included in proprietary scholarly databases where these very same "missing" articles can be easily uncovered...

Obama's campaign website states:

Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.

Is that really a FACT, or just another lie? 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.

Despite efforts to scrub the information, web archives have been the undoing of the liars.

Dan Riehl comments:

This man, Barack Hussein Obama is flat-out lying about his past and his Leftists buddies are helping him to hide the evidence. But thanks to web archiving it's still coming out.

It's ridiculous that anyone should trust anything Obama says anymore, such is his willingness to lie time and time, again. It's a tactic right out of Saul Alinsky's book.

And it goes beyond simple journalistic malpractice if the media doesn't report this. It's all but criminal given the media's special protections under the Constitution and it's morally indefensible given their charge to inform the American people.

Obama is just not a man you can trust to tell the truth. And he's now absolutely unfit, as well as unqualified, to assume the Presidency of the United States.

Hat tip: Larwyn
Intrepid bloggers at Sweetness & Light, Gateway Pundit and Riehl World View have documented the lies that the Obama campaign is publishing on its "Fight the Smears" website. Confident that the media will not report the facts, the campaign does not hestitate to deny docuemnted facts.

fight the smears

(screen capture by Gateway Pundit)

The underlined portion reads, "Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity." 

Gateway Pundit has the goods:


While Barack Obama's connection with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has not gone entirely unreported, it has not been fully explained. Most media background pieces simply note Obama's involvement in a 1995 lawsuit on behalf of ACORN. Obama's own website, as well as most major media, fail to reveal the full depth and extent of his relationship with the organization.

Attempts to hide evidence of Obama's involvement with ACORN have included wiping the web clean of potentially damaging articles that had appeared, and were previously publicly accessible. Unfortunately, those behind the attempted cover-up failed to realize that in today's day and age, nothing disappears forever. There also exists another layer of the web, the hidden web, which is full of information included in proprietary scholarly databases where these very same "missing" articles can be easily uncovered...

Obama's campaign website states:

Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.

Is that really a FACT, or just another lie? 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.

Despite efforts to scrub the information, web archives have been the undoing of the liars.

Dan Riehl comments:

This man, Barack Hussein Obama is flat-out lying about his past and his Leftists buddies are helping him to hide the evidence. But thanks to web archiving it's still coming out.

It's ridiculous that anyone should trust anything Obama says anymore, such is his willingness to lie time and time, again. It's a tactic right out of Saul Alinsky's book.

And it goes beyond simple journalistic malpractice if the media doesn't report this. It's all but criminal given the media's special protections under the Constitution and it's morally indefensible given their charge to inform the American people.

Obama is just not a man you can trust to tell the truth. And he's now absolutely unfit, as well as unqualified, to assume the Presidency of the United States.

Hat tip: Larwyn