Inconvenient story here. I congratulate the Wall Street Journal Online for its fair and balanced reporting, and for having the balls to stand up to the all-wee-wee'd-up Pimp-In-Chief and call him out.
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 added that an investigation of Acorn was appropriate after an amateur hidden-camera investigation had found Acorn offices willing to abet prostitution, but he carefully declined to say whether he would approve a federal cutoff of funds to the group.
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. The drive registered 135,000 voters and was considered a major factor in the upset victory of Democrat Carol Moseley Braun over incumbent Democratic Senator Alan Dixon in the 1992 Democratic Senate primary.
I suppose Obama also barely knows about racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American bigot Jeremiah Wright, about dangerous terrorist William Ayers, etc...
I see that Obama put ACORN first (list was not in alphabetical order) on a list of his top supporters in the Illinois Senate campaign.
The Obamites tried to lie and say that Obama never was an ACORN trainer, but their lie was exposed by, believe it or not, the New York Times. Oops, the NYT must've later said...
Like the eligibility issue, Obama is trying to pretend there's nothing to the ACORN issue. But we know he's lying.
And this lying will eventually prove to be his undoing.