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9/20/2009

Sunday Morning Obama @ ABC: ACORN is Not Worth Talking About (Updated)

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 12:53 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Obama told George Stephanopoulos that ACORN is not worth talking about and he didn’t know it was getting a lot of federal money:

STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?

OBAMA: You know, if — 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.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.

OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?

OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Afghanistan is a big issue facing the country.

OBAMA: Afghanistan is a big issue. That’s worth talking about.”

Presidents have priorities and this helps us understand Obama’s. Promoting good government by exercising personal oversight over how ACORN spends millions of government dollars is not on Obama’s radar. Meanwhile, bringing the Olympics to Chicago by recording a personal video and possibly traveling to Copenhagen is an important priority for the administration.

— DRJ

UPDATE: Obama’s ACORN tree.

32 Responses to “Sunday Morning Obama @ ABC: ACORN is Not Worth Talking About (Updated)”

  1. he didn’t know it was getting a lot of federal money

    I find that claim lacking credibility.

    What did he know and when did he know it?

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (d1cc7d)

  2. Unbelievable on so many levels I couldn’t even begin to count. Not only is he an empty suit, he’s a lying empty suit.

    jwarner (0a2a75)

  3. Why didn’t they show the vid from ’07, where he was directly addressing the ACORN stooges for their help in getting him elected?

    And as for the Olympics – Obama has no choice in the matter; he owes Daley, big – time. Debts must be repaid, and Obama owes so much to the corrupt Chicago/IL pols that he’ll be paying them off years from now.

    Dmac (a93b13)

  4. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

    “I had no idea The Watergate was even a hotel.”

    trikydik (79ea5f)

  5. The Liar in Chief must have taken extra vitamins this morning to maintain his stamina during this extensive regimen of obfuscation and deception.

    AD - RtR/OS! (a66538)

  6. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.

    Next thing you know he’ll be saying that for almost 20 years he never heard Jeremiah Wright spouting off “goddamn America” rhetoric from the pulpit.

    Oh, oops.

    Mark (411533)

  7. Priority?

    POTUS TOTUS is a darn fine liar, I’ll give him that. He does it so well he can lie without exactly lying. ACORN really isn’t nearly as important as any number of other issues on the surface…

    However, if ACORN were connected to his becoming President through corruption, I think the priority is quite a bit higher than he naturally would.

    Harvey M Anderson (a664fb)

  8. Stephanapoulos declined to ask the obvious question: “If a bill crosses your desk banning funding for ACORN, will you sign it?”

    M. Scott Eiland (c552ec)

  9. Have another President and First Lady campaigned before for a specific city to host the Olympics? It strikes me as rather unseemly for them to be hustling for their hometown in this way, especially given Chicago’s history of corruption.

    Best wishes,
    Laura

    Laura (9d1bb3)

  10. The White House: Home of The Whopper.

    Terry Gain (f3f8a5)

  11. Gosh, with the way you wingnuts keep harping on this issue you would think that Obama has personal ties to ACORN.

    [dramatic pause]

    Oh. So he does? I can’t imagine why Stephie didn’t think to ask him about his history with the organization which is apparently as recent as, well, the 2008 election.

    JVW (4b16d3)

  12. Is the GOP finally catching up? Obama’s ACORN tree.

    DRJ (a51a0e)

  13. Debts must be repaid, and Obama owes so much to the corrupt Chicago/IL pols that he’ll be paying them off years from now.

    Comment by Dmac — 9/20/2009 @ 1:38 pm

    Unfortunately the payoffs will be made courtesy of the federal treasury.

    Chris (a24890)

  14. […] about ACORN getting a whole lot of money from the federal government, and the subject of ACORN just isn’t worth talking about (My guess is that he particularly doesn’t want to talk about the $800,000 he stealthly paid […]

    Our ‘Clueless-in-Chief’ | America Watches Obama (4ab9a2)

  15. C’mon, DRJ! That is not the ACORN he thought he knew.

    I particularly liked his own quote:

    “I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career…”

    Other than the importation of underage sex slaves, I presume.

    Ever notice how easily the man discards “inconvenient friends” like Kleenex? Oh, sure, politicians do that sort of thing all the time. But this guy has quite the recent track record.

    I mean, he used Jeremiah Wright to get “street cred” (racist, huh?) then claimed he never heard all the crazy stuff over two decades of involvement. Then he said that he wasn’t the Reverend Wright he thought he knew.

    Then, viola, under the bus.

    Who knows? This approach might work again. But he is racking up quite the impressive list of people he used when convenient, then discarded when he decided it looked bad.

    Hope and Change from The One?

    Eric Blair (184ac1)

  16. As senator I don’t know how many million(s) of dollars I voted to give ACORN, aka the child prostitution ring. Then again he was the most absent or absent minded, senator in history. Nice of him to admit he’s an idiot. I feel sorry for the fools who voted for him. Lately it’s hard to find one average American who will admit the vote.

    Scrapiron (996c34)

  17. He lies!

    Soon there will be no room left under the bus or he will run out of friends to throw under there.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  18. But he is racking up quite the impressive list of people he used when convenient, then discarded when he decided it looked bad.

    And you know, Eric, what goes around comes around so someday when personal scandal touches Obama (and I have a feeling it will) it may be interesting to see Obama’s allies abandon him to save their own skins (whoops, I said “skin” — is that racist?). “That’s not the Barack Obama I knew.”

    JVW (4b16d3)

  19. My post did not get double posted, so can I say it again? … he lies!

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  20. ACORN isn’t “people” but just an acronym. This isn’t their first acronym and they have already incorporated a new acronym. I wouldn’t be surprised if the people behind ACORN told Obama to throw ACORN under the bus. The new acronym, COI, on the other hand, could use some government financial assistance now. . .

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  21. JVW, those of us teaching college know this kind of person. And he will skip from issue to issue, never “owning” a problem. It’s like running downhill. It works for quite a while.

    Unless you stumble.

    Eric Blair (184ac1)

  22. It is nice to see a president working so hard for the American people. When has anybody ever seen this before? Special interests and unscrupulous people are using all their money and their power to discredit him. They are making use also of a great deal of ignorance and prejudice among some people. But the fact is that he is doing all he can for the prosperity of America and for all our children. I pray we don’t see the repetition of President Kennedy story.

    FindTheTruth (45e728)

  23. Even if ACORN hadn’t recently coyly upgraded its name to COI, killing ACORN moneys wouldn’t be killing ACORN moneys. ACORN has what? 400 incorporated affiliates? To kill ACORN moneys, you have to kill all affiliates’ moneys as well. And I don’t think anyone’s doing that. Very elite game of three-card monty.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  24. I would love to see a list of ACORN name changes and a list of all “affiliate” organizations. And I would love to see the ACORN/SEIU intertwine, and any and all SEIU “affiliate” organizations.

    Following that, I would love to see investigative reports on that long list of names and tax dollars received.

    All that work is well above my pay grade, unfortunately.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  25. It is nice to see a president working so hard for the American people.

    Well, technically the board members of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase are Americans, so you’ve got a point there.

    Another Chris (f29ad3)

  26. He’s going to effing COPENHAGEN!?

    Speechless. I am speechless.

    Patricia (c95a48)

  27. When has anybody ever seen this before

    When Carter was President, you ignorant git.

    Special interests and unscrupulous people are using all their money and their power to discredit him

    You mean like George Soros, ACORN and SEIU?

    I pray we don’t see the repetition of President Kennedy story.

    You mean like Kennedy was killed by a Communist?

    Dmac (a93b13)

  28. “I pray we don’t see the repetition of President Kennedy story”.

    More like the President Nixon story.

    Xavier Cugat (9d1bb3)

  29. Yeah, we don’t want a repetition of the President Kennedy story. We don’t need tax cuts. We don’t need someone who stands up to the Soviets/Russians and delivers an ultimatum that supports the US. We don’t need any of that conservative-type stuff from the socialist CIC.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  30. […] about ACORN getting a whole lot of money from the federal government, and the subject of ACORN just isn’t worth talking about (My guess is that he particularly doesn’t want to talk about the $800,000 he stealthly paid […]

    Our ‘Clueless-in-Chief’ (Update) | America Watches Obama (4ab9a2)

  31. I wonder if the liberals would be upset if the underage sex slaves came from Nigeria, not South America?

    I wonder if the Liberals, the johns, and the pimps would be upset if the SEIU was organizing hooker locals for the underage sex slaves?

    PCD (02f8c1)

  32. I wonder what the weekly union dues are for business women. And are they automatically taken out of their pay by their managers?

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)


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