Sunday, October 12, 2008

Squirreling away the ACORN

Clinton Democrats aren't just angry their candidate didn't get nominated. They want to alert everyone to Obama's association with a notorious group (no, not the Mafia this time):

"It’s important to know that Obama has been heavily involved with ACORN, which is a housing advocacy group that also leads very ambitious voter-registration drives through Project Vote. It also happens to be a notoriously corrupt organization that has been involved in scandalous episodes of voter fraud (numerous accounts) and also embezzlement (1 million dollars), and they are the sort of aggressive group that protests outside of mayor’s homes, etc."

Of course, the Lamestream Media is all over this one. Right?

Note the language in The New York Slimes' lede to its main story on Friday: "Senator John McCain’s 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 ..." (emphasis mine) Like the whole thing is simply McCain trying to make a mountain out of a molehill.

"Problematic" voter registrations, eh? I'd say yeah, this is kind of problematic -- along with 7-year-olds and 6-year-olds being registered (via Tim Blair).

It gets better. (Or worse.)

"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 Acorn’s founder had embezzled almost $1 million from the organization but that Acorn had failed to disclose the theft for eight years."

It's breathtaking. In the VERY SAME GRAF, the paper pooh-poohs conservatives' concerns while admitting that a huge crime had actually taken place. (But don't listen to those silly conservatives -- nothing to see here, move along.)



binks webelf said...
Lou Dobbs Contra Obama/ ACORN; our copy saved here

Eowyn said...

Eek, Binks -- link not found --

Just for future reference, go to There, you can take a long URL and make it small enough to fit comment sections in blogs to make it easier for people to link to. (Many thanks to Blazing Cat Fur for alerting me to that site!)