Obama says he didn’t know ACORN was getting “a whole lot of federal money”

“Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely,” Obama said. “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.”

There are lies and there are bold-faced lies.

AP Reports:

President Barack Obama says there should be an investigation into the hidden-camera video involving employees at the activist group ACORN and a couple posing as a prostitute and her pimp. The two ACORN workers are seen apparently advising the couple to lie about her profession and launder her earnings to get housing aid.

The video is only the latest problem for the group, which had nearly $1 million embezzled by its founder’s brother and has been accused of voter registration fraud. The House and Senate voted last week to deny federal funds to ACORN.

Obama told ABC’s “This Week” in an interview broadcast Sunday that what he saw on the video” was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.” But the president did not say who should investigate. And he said it is not a major national issue he pays much attention to.

“Frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely,” Obama said. “I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.”

God Help Us!


From WRAL.com October, 2008:

Last November, Obama told the group, “I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran (the) Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.”

Obama appreciates ACORN’s work so much, and vice versa, that Obama last December promised to implement ACORN’s agenda as president. On Dec. 1, 2007, Obama spoke at the Heartland Democratic Presidential Forum organized by Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change. When asked if Obama would sit down with community organizers in the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama said, “Yes, but let me even say before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we’ll be calling all of you (community organizers) in to help us shape the agenda.”

Obama pledged before leaders of community organizing groups including Gamaliel and ACORN: “We’re gonna be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you have input into the agenda for the next presidency of the United States of America.”

Sorry, Bertha, how is it under that bus?

Another Jon Stewart monologue?

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Posted:  09.20.09


Filed under Barack Obama, Human Interest, Humor, politics, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized

5 responses to “Obama says he didn’t know ACORN was getting “a whole lot of federal money”

  1. bellalu0

    Wow. Those videos are something else. Can’t wait until next week to find out what they have next.


  2. Mel

    BO said yesterday that ACORN corruption isn’t important….

    ACORN corruption: Founder’s brother
    stole $900,000 – helped elect Obama
    (San Francisco Chronicle) When the founder of a national organization admits attempting to keep quiet his brother’s theft of more than $900,000, it’s a sign ACORN’s problems may rise high and run deep …


  3. Mel

    Barack Obama:

    In over his head?

    (London Telegraph) It’s lovely to be in other people’s dreams. The problem comes when they wake up. Barack Obama is eloquent, brainy and likeable. Those are great qualities. But they are not enough to lead …


  4. jacklynn Ackermann

    what a mistake, Obama is not OUR president,…he lives in the White House,…but he is not the leader of our country,…and I thought Bush was useless,…Obama is just totally BAD for the people of this country ! I’m ill !


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