President Narcisisst was all over the Sunday Shows the other day . . . except for Fox News — and guess where the action was?
Yup — Fox News.
John Fund at the Wall Street Journal asks the question I was wondering about (and very few people seem to remember): Excuse me, Mister President? Didn’t you used to be a TRAINER for ACORN?
Only one of the five television networks that interviewed President Obama for their Sunday shows bothered to ask him about ACORN, the left-wing community organizing group whose federal funding was cut off last week by an overwhelming vote in Congress.
“Frankly, it’s not something I’ve followed closely,” Mr. Obama claimed, adding he wasn’t even aware the group had been the recipient of significant federal funding. “This is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to,” he said.
Mr. Obama took great pains to act as if he barely knew about Acorn. In fact, his association goes back almost 20 years. In 1991, he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an Acorn partner that was soon fully absorbed under the Acorn umbrella.
Mr. Obama’s success made him a hot commodity on the community organizing circuit. He became a top trainer at Acorn’s Chicago conferences. In 1995, he became Acorn’s attorney, participating in a landmark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law. That law’s loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by Acorn employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names.
In 1996, Mr. Obama filled out a questionnaire listing key supporters for his campaign for the Illinois Senate. He put Acorn first (it was not an alphabetical list). In the U.S. Senate, Mr. Obama became the leading critic of Voter ID laws, whose overturn was a top Acorn priority. In 2007, in a speech to Acorn’s leaders prior to their political arm’s endorsement of his presidential campaign, Mr. Obama was effusive: “I’ve been fighting alongside of Acorn on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”
But the Obama campaign didn’t appear eager to discuss the candidate’s ties to Acorn. Its press operation vividly denied Mr. Obama had been an Acorn trainer until the New York Times uncovered records demonstrating that he had been. The Obama campaign also gave Citizens Consulting, Inc., an Acorn subsidiary, $832,000 for get-out-the-vote activities in key primary states. In filings with the Federal Election Commission, the Obama campaign listed the payments as “staging, sound, lighting,” only correcting the filings after the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review revealed their true nature.
We know the following things:
- President Narcissist knows how to lie when it’s convenient; even though the media can prove otherwise.
- The President can conveniently throw others under the bus to save his own butt.
- It is well documented that the President has a long history with ACORN.
- ACORN can be demostrably shown to be a massively corrupt organization.
- The President can be show to be deeply involved with ACORN’s corruption, going back 20 years to vote-fraud schemes in Illinois.
Remember, Nixon resigned from the Presidency simply because he lied about knowing about the Watergate burlary.
Simply for lying.
Feel that vibration? It’s Richard Nixon spinning in his grave at 1,000 RPM . . .