Update: Fox made McCain pull the original ad but the Jawas saved a copy and reloaded it to YouTube, I replaced the original with the new copy, thanks Howie.
Its about time, I hope its not to little to late. Obama is now trying to deny his deep ties to this highly corrupt group even though he was bragging about his work with them not that long ago. I don't know if this will be playing on TV so if you are blogger embed it and if not email it to folks that are still on the fence.
Obama ran Project Vote in'92 in Chicago which is affiliated with ACORN and as a result of its success he ran training seminars for ACORN workers. He also funneled tons of money to them through the Woods Fund and paid them $800,000 earlier this year for get out the vote operations. He also represented them in a motor voter registration case and against CitiBank to force the bank to make sub-prime loans.
ACORN is currently under investigation in a dozen states for voter registration fraud all battleground states. We aren't talking about just a handful of fraudulent cards we are talking about untold thousands in states that could turn by a few hundred votes. Of course this not the ACORN Obama thought he knew, just like Wright, Rezko, Ayers and Dohrn.
CNN actually is doing some real investigative journalism looking into this finally. Cambell Brown tries to spin them as nonpartisan but ACORN has endorsed Obama and they encourage people to register as Democrats.
Also don't miss this article in the Cleveland Leader on Obama's ties to them and his attempts to cover up the tracks along with blatant lies on his website about his ties. Hattip;Dan Riehl.
Attempts to hide evidence of Obama's involvement with ACORN have included wiping the web clean of potentially damaging articles that had appeared, and were previously publicly accessible. Unfortunately, those behind the attempted cover-up failed to realize that in today's day and age, nothing disappears forever. There also exists another layer of the web, the hidden web, which is full of information included in proprietary scholarly databases where these very same "missing" articles can be easily uncovered.
Obama's campaign website states:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Is that really a FACT, or just another lie? Let's take a look at a quote from a 2004 article - Case Study: Chicago- The Barack Obama Campaign - written by Toni Foulkes, a Chicago ACORN Leader, which was published in the journal Social Policy. Did we mention that Social Policy recently pulled this particular article from their website, while leaving links to all other articles up?
See also Stanley Kurtz's article on ACORN's role in the banking breakdown.
Ace has transcript from a conference call on ACORN with McCain team, Rick Davis and Gov. Blount.