This is what Barack Obama said in 2008.
You will notice that Barack Obama says that “as an elected official he had interactions with ACORN.” Obama is clearly trying to make it known that he did not have any deeper relationships with the organization who works to keep liberal leaders in government by using dirty political tricks and identity/voter fraud.
Obviously, the President of the United States would want to steer clear of any accusations of a relationship with an organization who has repeatedly broken election laws and federal laws in the past. Such a relationship would implicate Barack Obama in many of the frauds conducted by ACORN.
At one point, Barack Obama’s website “Fight The Smears” section definitively denied any close relationship between Barack Obama and ACORN. Since, that particular page has been taken down off of the web.
Speaking of pages that have been taken off of the Internet, let’s move to the cold, hard evidence that Barack Obama associated with ACORN more than merely interacting as a public official.
In Social Policy (Winter 2003 Volume 34, Number 2), there is an article entitled “Towards A Chicago School of Youth Organizing.” The paper discusses the current state of youth organization in Chicago following a meeting held by the Woods Fund of Chicago.
Two things are important to note here. This paper is written by two people who were both involved with the Woods Fund, and most likely involved with ACORN due to the fact that both were up and coming community organizers in the Chicago area.
Secondly, the paper touches on ideas and discussions held at a series of youth organizer meetings sponsored by the Woods Fund. Though published in 2003, it is believed that these meetings had been held years before, while Barack Obama was on the executive board of the Woods Fund.
Barack Obama served on the board of directors from 1993 to 2001. During that time, Bill Ayers served on the board of directors as well. There is our first relationship. Obama has concrete connections to serving on the same board of directors as former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.
Another important thing to mention is that the Woods Fund was a regular donor to ACORN, granting annual funds of around $70,000. No connections other than as a personal official, President Obama?
Wait, that is not all. In the same exact publication, there is a case study called “Chicago-The Barack Obama Campaign.” This specific case study written by Toni Foulkes chronicles the depth of the relationship that Barack Obama and ACORN truly had. ACORN actively worked side by side with Obama’s campaign for Senate, and Barack Obama served as guest lecturer at multiple ACORN training sessions.
Obama’s claim that he had a minimal relationship with ACORN is starting to unravel in the face of facts.
Obama is a master of how to run a political machine. A political machine is a network of corrupt, dirty, lying politicians (usually from the same region) that work together to ensure that power never leaves their hands. In the case of Barack Obama, ACORN, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, and others like them from the Chicago area, there is a large political machine being mobilized against the American people.
This machine will only ramp up again heading into the November elections. Pieces of the machine are falling apart, like Eric Holder. However, have no doubt in your mind that Obama will use the machine to his advantage.
Though he has repeatedly denied his relationship with ACORN and Bill Ayers, you will see here that there is proof that such relationships did occur and may have been much deeper than we initially thought.