Friday, October 31, 2008

ACORN Whistleblower Testifies in Court!

Obama continues to lie about his ties to the criminal organization called ACORN. Now, however, former ACORN employees are speaking out. A troubling report in yesterday's Wall Street Journal goes deep. An excerpt: The FBI is investigating its voter registration efforts in several states, amid allegations that almost a third of the 1.3 million cards it turned in are invalid. And yesterday [Oct. 29], a former employee of Acorn testified in a Pennsylvania state court that the group's quality-control efforts were "minimal or nonexistent" and largely window dressing. Anita MonCrief also says that Acorn was given lists of potential donors by several Democratic presidential campaigns, including that of Barack Obama, to troll for contributions. Yipes. To those of us familiar with Chicago style politics, this stuff is expected from our local politicians. Barack Obama is, it should be remembered, a product of the Chicago Machine's socialist-communist wing. In other words, take the corruption of the Chicago scene and mix it with black revolutionary theology, and you get Barack Obama. Obama, you may recall, denies knowledge of things as well as Mayor Richard Daley does. To listen to Obama, you'd think he knew nothing about ACORN. That's not what ACORN workers say, however: The Obama campaign denies it "has any ties" to Acorn, but Mr. Obama's ties are extensive. In 1992 he headed a registration effort for Project Vote, an Acorn partner at the time. He did so well that he was made a top trainer for Acorn's Chicago conferences. In 1995, he represented Acorn in a key case upholding the constitutionality of the new Motor Voter Act -- the first law passed by the Clinton administration -- which created the mandated, nationwide postcard voter registration system that Acorn workers are using to flood election offices with bogus registrations. So much for not having ties to ACORN. What did Ms. MonCrief have to say? Ms. MonCrief testified that in November 2007 Project Vote development director Karyn Gillette told her she had direct contact with the Obama campaign and had obtained their donor lists. Ms. MonCrief also testified she was given a spreadsheet to use in cultivating Obama donors who had maxed out on donations to the candidate, but who could contribute to voter registration efforts. Project Vote calls the allegation "absolutely false." Liar, liar, Barack on fire. If enough people vote for him next week, though, we all get burned. RELATED: Obama: ACORN Will "Shape Agenda" ACORN's Tradition