Thursday, October 16, 2008

Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been ...

The Volokh Conspiracy has a fascinating post on Obama's links to the discredited ACORN voter registration effort. Here's an excerpt:
FURTHER UPDATE: Here are Obama's exact words about ACORN, from the debate transcript: "The only involvement I've had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get register (sic) at DMVs." It's all over the blogs, with links to sources, that Obama was a trainer for ACORN. The Obama campaign itself changed its "Fight the Smears" website from stating "Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity," to "Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee." That's an implicit acknowledgment that Obama worked for/with, but was never officially "hired" by, ACORN. It was a pretty brazen, and seemingly unnecessary, lie by Obama, but McCain didn't call him on it.
A very sneaky lie! He was a volunteer trainer for ACORN, but he was never "hired". Typical Harvard lawyer!

Like when Obama's spokesmen answer questions about guns:

"Barack Obama supports the Second Amendment and the right of hunters to own firearms."
"So, Obama's going to require a license to own a handgun?"
"Barack Obama is not going to take away a single rifle or shotgun from an American hunter."
"So he IS going to take away handguns, is that what you mean?"
"Barack Obama supports the Second Amendment."

And so forth and so on. Exactly what Gore and Lieberman tried in 2000, and Charleton Heston called 'em on it. But this year the Dems seem to be getting away with it.

1 comment:

phlegmfatale said...

I think he's lying about far worse things than his involvement with ACORN, and that's a frightening thought.