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Obama’s Sudden ACORN Amnesia

September 22, 2009

In a weekend interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Obama suddenly came down with a case of selective amnesia regarding his former employer, the radical left-wing activist group ACORN — which just happens to be pure public-relations poison right now.

Incredibly, the president, himself a former Alinskyite community organizer who worked for, trained for, and represented ACORN in court as its lawyer, told Stephanopoulos he hadn’t been following the ACORN story recently.

Frankly it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money…What I know is that what I saw on that [undercover sting] video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated…George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal politely suggested that’s nonsense on the “Glenn Beck Program” Monday. Fund said Obama’s reaction is

curious because ACORN has gotten federal funding throughout its existence and Barack Obama has a long history of working with ACORN. He was a trainer for them in their Chicago seminars.  He was their lawyer. I suspect at some point ACORN paid him. I suspect some of that was probably federal funds.

Meanwhile, useful idiots on the left are tripping over each other in the rush to defend ACORN, their embattled ally.

Journalist Joe Conason, a longtime Bill Clinton apologist, predictably whines that poor, poor ACORN is being picked on and misrepresented. In a column at Salon.com, Conason blames ACORN’s recent troubles on the political right:

Like so many conservative attacks, the crusade against ACORN has been highly exaggerated and even falsified to create a demonic image that bears little resemblance to the real organization.

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27 Comments
  1. September 22, 2009 6:06 am

    When will the impeachment proceedings begin?

    When Obama tells his whopper lies that are in reference to his personal life, he reverts to LITTLE BOY: his eyes and facial expression are both very telling, very childlike. You can see these expressions during his Stephanopoulos interview.

    Obama’s BIGGEST whopper lie was when he informed viewers of those people who he aligned himself with. During that lie, as his fat lips rolled out the list of names he’d been coached on, his eyebrows raised, his eyes grew huge, and his face showed so much surprise it was laughable.

    Who does he think he is kidding?

  2. fiftyfifty permalink
    September 22, 2009 7:41 am

    There’s no hidden facts here Obama is a lying sack of s–t. I wouldn’t get your hopes up on impeachment in 1999 the Senate had Clinton cold and let him go.

  3. carterthewriter permalink
    September 22, 2009 12:36 pm

    I watched two all American boys on the late show last night and wondered if I was watching a re-run of Abbott & Costello.

  4. Julie Trevor permalink
    September 22, 2009 1:47 pm

    So if ACORN’s woes are the result of conservative/right wing attacks why are they being investigated by Obama’s justice dept?

    • In the know permalink
      September 22, 2009 3:33 pm

      Answer= Dog and Pony show to appease those who truly don’t understand we stand on the brink…..

  5. h2AmeriWay permalink
    September 22, 2009 3:48 pm

    BHO will never be impeached. We need a military coup to remove him from the White House & a one-way ticket to Kenya or Russia. All of his agenda runs parallel with the CPUSA platform adopted in 2006 in of all places, Chicago!! Quite a coincidence the Communist party USA headquarters is in Chicago. That city breeds thugs of the worst kind!

  6. IndieIn FL permalink
    September 22, 2009 8:22 pm

    Lynn,

    My wife and I noticed the same thing in several of his interviews. If you’ve raised and been around children often, you’ll find most do have little ‘tells’ when they fib. Some are quite funny though it’s obviously not something you’d want to reinforce in a child. Some outgrow the fibbing and in turn loose the ‘tells’. Others fib so often the ‘tells’ become a part of their personality even as they progress in age. Case in point, Obama’s were most obvious in his Stephanopoulos interview. I felt embarrassed, and almost ashamed, for him. Or maybe it’s OF him lately. I know we can’t be the only ones watching that interview to catch it and to know it for what it was. His are no longer little fibs, either. They’re becoming huge lies and he’s becoming more and more defensive and deceptive to the people of this country. Truly not what I expected. Sad days ahead, I fear.

    • September 23, 2009 4:49 am

      Indie, Obama doesn’t embarass me, he is a product of his own choosing, so HE must accept the consequences and the fallout. He is a legend in his own mind and he has lost his popularity, the faith of Main-America, and the momentum he and his ilk thought they would be able to utilize. “Desperate people do desperate things.”

      While Obama/Soros/etal are busy strategizing their next attack against Conservatives, they do themselves harm. They simply do not understand that without truth and logic, they will not succeed in the end. As long as We The People use our intelligence and our voice, we can continue to oppose all of the divisive attempts by Obama/Soros. Their actions are their tell-all — they should be following Alinsky more closely….they’re forgetting themselves.

      We cannot reason with those who cannot think and have been brain-washed. We can merely fight the right fight and know that our Congressional leaders must make some difficult decisions now because every pro-Obama stance they take, they will lose their constituency and lose their seat in Congress. How many will sacrifice themselves for the ObamaMachine?

      As it has been said, let the rope out far and watch what happens….Obama is truly unfit for the Presidential job. He has very limited experience in the real world and not much experience in politics. Then there are the lies and deliberate attempts to subvert this Nation. The more Obama does Obama, he will self-destruct. This will be his undoing — we are witnessing the culmination of these things already!

      Sadly, Obama just doesn’t realize the majority of Americans do not idolize him so we have to put up with the insane overexposure on the newsless-tv. The reality is that he’s becoming a bit of the village idiot — he’s becoming a spectacle. But that ego and narcissistic personality will keep driving him and will be his downfall. A truer narcissist there never was (well, perhaps not including Hitler).

      Obama believes he is above reproach. History tells us otherwise.

      • pat miles permalink
        September 28, 2009 3:26 pm

        I have always said, give him enough rope and he will hang himself. And he is doing a fine job.

  7. Fred Alexander permalink
    September 23, 2009 6:28 am

    Speaking of lies, I was absolutely amazed Obama was able to keep a straight face when on TV he said his health care plan will not raise the deficit by one dime.I guess he was thinking it will raise the deficit by billions instead of one dime.
    If we can get Obama to sign a personal guarantee that it won’t raise the deficit I will vote for his plan.

    • Samuel permalink
      September 23, 2009 7:38 am

      You might think about that vote a moment. To avoid raising the deficit would mean taxing an ever shrinking productive side of the economy.

      Samuel

  8. Judy permalink
    September 23, 2009 8:29 am

    Watch the video and you will see the micro-facial muscle movement that is Obama’s “tell”. It is a one-sided smirk, followed by a quick swallow. I noticed it watching him on the campaign trail. He also averts his eyes to the left and downward, indicating deception. If you want to see obvious “tells” watch the video of the ACORN CEO with Chris Wallace. She is not only deceptive, but expresses frank disgust with Wallace and the legislator sitting to her right. She refuses eye contact and turns her body away from them. The contempt she feels is obvious.It is also interesting to notice the split-second eye contacts between Wallace and the Senator when they begin to “feel” her disgust and anger and struggle to obtain a committment for an external independent audit of ACORN. I guess we are all open books.

  9. Judy permalink
    September 23, 2009 8:37 am

    Fred, even if you get Obama to sign it, he won’t remember it;or,claim that he didn’t hear;or,claim that he didn’t read it;or, claim that it must be a forgery since he was there that day, but didn’t see it; or, claim that he wasn’t there and could not have heard it; or claim that it still being written therefore to speculate would be premature; or, that you are spreading false information and outright lies; or, you obviously missinterpreted the intent therefore nullifying the document; or, that it’s Tuesday, and he gets to pick and choose what is the truth. You lose in any and all ways. Sorry.

  10. Larry D. Crumbley permalink
    September 25, 2009 8:23 am

    Hello,
    He got away with telling everybody how he did not sit in that church of hate for over twenty yrs. or was it he was there but he just did not listen to what this so-called minister said all that time. I am so fed-up with his lies it is so ridiculous. Do you smell what he is trying to sell to the American people. He is the only person that has ever attended a church service and never listened to what the Minister was actually saying. What a liar this man is. If you believe him on this then you are as gullible as it comes. All I can say is please wake up America. The little speech that he gave on racism after the fact is kind of a laughable moment okay, and the reason why is the person spewing out the hate was one man that he knew real well, and that man was his so-called Pastor. How remarkable that the networks, WELL MOST OF THEM FORGOT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT HIM BEING THAT WAY—He the so-called minister is a devote racist. You see not all white people are racist, but I will guarantee that most of the so-cllaed blacks in this nation harbor some racist feelings in there lifes.

    Thanks,
    Larry D. Crumbley

    • September 25, 2009 10:08 am

      Larry, Isn’t it interesting how so many far-left nuts are now trying to go the racist ploy? They’re so desperate, so unable to fight with facts and reason that they are losing members of the Democratic Party.

      I thank God for FOX, conservative talk radio, good news blogs like this one, and the millions of Americans who really have woken up already. We grow in number daily, Larry.

      WE SURROUND THEM.

    • pat miles permalink
      September 28, 2009 3:34 pm

      Everyone always seem to forget to mention that racism goes both ways. They always infer it is whites that are racist, but the fact is that blacks too but not all are also racist. I hate how they always just try to link that word to whites only. This nation will never be racist free, they might as well figure it out that their race card is just about dead in the water.

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