I was wondering if any republicans know how the ACORN rumor about Obama was started?

Ken Blackwell started the rumors. Now go online or to a library and look up Ken Blackwells Involvement in the 2004 elections and his Bio.

The Desperation, Lying, and Mudslinging is making McCain look even worse than before. Its not working. Its almost over. Obama 08


Obama was never an employee of ACORN, he never served as an ACORN organizer or an ACORN trainer.

He was an attorney that successfully challenged Governor Edgar to enforce the federal Motor Voter law, making sure voting was as accessible for Illinois residents.

The justice dept joined the suit as well. And Kurtz's information does not prove that Obama ever worked for the group, helped them organize, knew about any instances of voter fraud. Its garbage and its not working.

Smears like this and Bill Ayers are ridiculous

you can connect anyone to anything if you are desperate enough to ruin someones campaign.

Update 2:

Obama was never an employee of ACORN, he never served as an ACORN organizer or an ACORN trainer.

He was an attorney that successfully challenged Governor Edgar to enforce the federal Motor Voter law, making sure voting was as accessible for Illinois residents.

The justice dept joined the suit as well. And Kurtz's information does not prove that Obama ever worked for the group, helped them organize, knew about any instances of voter fraud. Its garbage and its not working.

Smears like this and Bill Ayers are ridiculous

you can connect anyone to anything if you are desperate enough to ruin someones campaign.

Update 3:

I apologize for referring to it as the ACORN rumor. It is the ACORN lie and exaggeration.

There are teams of people sitting in rooms right now scrambling to come up with stories and dirt to help McCain. And you read it and believe it because you hate Obama and are republicans and you will stand behind McCain.

Could you imagine the dirt the DCCC could come up with on McCain and exaggerate but they wont, no need victory is close.

Update 4:

Jester you have cut and pasted a Michelle Malkin blog. Do you know who this woman is?

malkinblog look it up. She hates democrat's she is a conservative blogger and author.

That is not researching your facts dude none of you actually have any facts you have cut and pasted you favorite conservative blogs and articles from the internet.

You all should do your research and stop reading stupid conspiracy theory Dem bashing blogs with no truth.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    NO RUMOR. Fact. Do some due diligence (study, research from MULTIPLE sources) and you will find the truth.

    As of 8 October 2008:

    * Yesterday, Nevada officials raided ACORN's Las Vegas office after election authorities accused the group of submitting multiple voter registrations with fake and duplicate names. Among the bogus monikers: names of former Dallas Cowboys players.

    * Lake County, Ind., election officials this month rejected thousands of registration forms ACORN had turned in from its drives this summer. On a conference call yesterday, GOP officials noted that up to 11,000 of the applications were no good - tying up election officials and jeopardizing the voting rights of untold victims whose identities may have been stolen.

    In what seems to be ACORN's standard operating procedure, vote canvassers had pulled names and addresses from phone books and forged signatures. According to a local paper (the Northwest Indiana and Illionois Times), "Large numbers of voter registration forms bore signatures all in the same apparent handwriting style" and "apparently the organization's canvassers broke rules to meet ACORN-set voter registration quotas to get paid." The fake registrants include dead people and underage kids.

    * Milwaukee, Wisc., officials last month discovered at least seven felons employed as voter-registration workers for ACORN and another affiliated group. (State law bans felons from such work.) They also uncovered a raft of problematic voter-registration cards. The state GOP accuses the group of trying to get dead, imprisoned or imaginary people on the voter rolls. Fraud has plagued ACORN's Milwaukee chapter since the last election cycle.

    * In Florida, in Orange County alone, ACORN workers turned in multiple, copycat forms for six separate voters over the summer. The Miami Herald reports: "One individual had 21 duplicate applications."

    Election officials had flagged ACORN's negligent practices months ago. But it may be too late: In Orange, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, ACORN has signed up 135,000 new voters, nearly 60 percent of them registered as Democrats - a fifth of all new voters in that region.

    * In Ohio, large numbers of homeless people got free van and bus rides to register. Shelby Holliday, a reporter for Palestra.net, filmed ACORN shuttling in some prospects. She told me she spoke with one homeless woman who said ACORN "told her who to vote for if she wanted a 'better life,' and told her not to worry about jury duty (one of the reasons this homeless woman didn't want to register) because the government probably wouldn't be able to track her down. She was registering with a temporary address."

    Other truths you can research and DISCOVER:

    Where there is smoke, there is fire. Make no doubt, there are bigots perpetuating exaggerations about the man - and he has supporters that, in total disregard to truth, will follow him. Raising questions is good, that means you are researching and discovering aspects which are not been fully vetted by the mainstream media. Respectfully questioning authority is always acceptable.

    A truly thorough research into his background will bring up questions.

    Experience. None. Chicago Politics. George W Bush had 2 terms as Texas Governor... Not a supporter of him, but he had more experience than Obama and you see the mistakes he caused. What will a professional politician with no experience do? He will trust his advisors... Like Bush trusted Cheney... and you see how well that worked.

    Is he a Muslim? Probably not - yet in both of his books he writes that he attended a Catholic school and a questionably "Muslim" public school where he studied the Koran. The influence of the Catholic school was there and also aspects of Muslim ideology were there as well.

    Why would he attend a church for 20 years where volitile points of view are accepted and studied rigorously? Does that mean he is racist? Like everyone, I am certain he feels more comfortable with certain views. What would the media do if John McCain attended an all-white church with volitile European centric minded points of view? If he is a Christian, would Jesus attend that church?

    Friends, everyone has at least one friend. If only your pet dog, Rover. But in Chicago, your political friends and associates can make or break you... So, what is with William Ayers, Tony Rezko, Bernadette Dohrn, Nadhami Auchi, and many others? Now, look at your friends. Your friends are somewhat of a reflection of who you are. Doves generally associate with doves, lambs generally keep with lambs, and yes liberals generally associate with other liberals...

    Your wife. Another reflection of who you are. Google "Michelle Obama Princeton Thesis" and you will find another reason why he takes heat. Her points of view are definitely ones to promote one race, hers, to the exclusion of others... it's in her paper. Should a First Lady have such a point of view. Yes, she was younger

    Source(s): Google, Washington Post, The Case Against Barack Obama, CNN
  • Roy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Not a rumor. Obama was a 'community organizer' for ACORN years ago, and as an attorney he taught ACORN leadership classes. ACORN was a big supporter in Obama's rise in politics. ACORN is a $multi-million big time operation. They were a political force in the community reinvestment act, which is how the subprime mortgage fiasco started. ACORN is close to Fannie and Freddie, and Raines, who siphoned $90 million from Fannie, is Obama's economic advisor. And Obama is #2 on the all time list of big donations from Fannie, although Obama has only been in the game a few years. Obama is in that snake pit up to his neck, but his supporters and the media simply refuse to see it.

    And that's just one of his snake pits. The Ayers, Rezko and Rev. Wright associations all have a very seedy background, too. Obama also has some pretty dirty connections to politicians in Kenya whose political agenda include radical Muslim teachings and inciting tribal conflict.

  • 1 decade ago

    You bots need to get an education and quit calling everything rumors.


    Volunteers, including members of the Obama campaign, do much of the work. But a group called the Community Voters Project has been paying some of its canvassers based on how many registration forms they turn in.

    Last week, Hampton police arrested three of those canvassers and charged them with voter fraud.

    "These people involved were not meeting their quotas, so they started making up false information," said Cpl. Allison Good, a police spokeswoman. The city registrar's office and officials at the Community Voters Project noticed the discrepancies and contacted police, she said.

  • 1 decade ago

    You guys are so misinformed its crazy. You will believe anything you are told by Obama. The ACORN storis are true and to this day, Obama is still the subject of an investigation by Illinois authorities . Simply go to the Chicago Tribune and there are MASSIVE files on Obama linking him to voter intimidation, voter fraud, bribery, mob connections, ACORN , Rezko, Ayres, Wright, Khalidi, Monsour, Odinga and a whole lot more. Where Obama is concerned, there are just way too many sparks for there not to be a fire burning. Problem is you guys just follow this smoke and mirrors man without checking your facts. Dont sell out your Country, check the facts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    In regards to the bailout:

    The second article also from the WSJ describes one of the most outrageous acts of attempted daylight robbery. With the country looking into the barrel of the Housing crisis shotgun, Dems in the Senate...the place from which Obama hails...attempted to put a clause in the Housing Recovery Bill that would have directed 20% of any Gov profits on the sale of a foreclosed property. In other words while the Senate was trying to bail out the country from its housing disaster, Dems were making sure that their friends at ACORN would have enough money to keep their dishonest activities going.

    Here's the exact, amazing language from the Democratic proposal, breaking out how the money would be divided and dispensed:

    "Deposits. Not less than 20% of any profit realized on the sale of each troubled asset purchased under this Act shall be deposited as provided in paragraph (2).

    "Use of Deposits. 65% shall be deposited into the Housing Trust Fund established under section 1338 of the Federal Housing Enterprises Regulatory Reform Act . . . ; and 35% shall be deposited into the Capital Magnet Fund . . .

    "Remainder Deposited in the Treasury. All amounts remaining after payments under paragraph (1) shall be paid into the General Fund of the Treasury for reduction of the public debt."

    What we have here essentially are a pair of government slush funds created in July as part of the Economic Recovery Act that pump tax dollars into the coffers of low-income housing advocacy groups, such as Acorn.


    (This is the first proposal, which McCain voted against)


    ACORN -According to ACORN, Obama trained its Chicago members in leadership seminars; in turn, ACORN volunteers worked on his campaigns. Obama also sat on the boards of the Woods Fund and Joyce Foundation, both of which poured money into ACORN’s coffers. ACORN head Maude Hurd gushes that Obama is the candidate who “best understands and can affect change on the issues ACORN cares about” — like ensuring their massive pipeline to your hard-earned money....

    The largest radical group in America. Nov. 4 won't be a smooth process because Obama recently donated $800,000.00 from his campaign funds to them. For what? To stuff ballot boxes, which they're SO good at doing and to harass people at the polls....http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/25/the...

    And Ayers? Ayers got away from his prosecution due to a technicality, otherwise he and his wife would have spent time in prison.

    It was Ayers who launched Obams' presidential campaign. (fact- do your own research)

    AYers DOES serve as an advisor to Chavez, who wants to see the US destroyed.

  • bwlobo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Rumor, you say... oh, no.

    Check out your facts a little better.

    Barack Obama wasn't just the second-largest recipient of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac political contributions. He was also the senator from ACORN, the activist leader for risky "affirmative action" loans.

    In the early 1990s, reports Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Policy Center, Obama was personally recruited by Chicago's ACORN to run training sessions in "direct action." That's the euphemism for the techniques used under the cover of the federal Community Reinvestment Act to intimidate financial institutions into giving what have been called "Ninja" loans — no income, no job, no assets — to people who couldn't afford them.

    CRA was designed to increase minority homeownership. Whenever a bank wanted to grow or expand, ACORN would file complaints that it was not sufficiently sensitive to the needs of minorities in providing home loans. Agitators would then be unleashed.

    Chicago's ACORN used Alinsky's tactics against institutions such as Bell Federal Savings and Loan and Avondale Federal Savings. In September 1992, the Chicago Tribune described the group's agenda as "affirmative action lending."

    Obama also helped ACORN get funding. When he served on the board of the Woods Fund for Chicago with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, the Woods Fund frequently gave ACORN grants to fund its activist agenda.

    In 1995, Kurtz reports, Obama chaired the committee that increased funding of ACORN and other community organizers. The committee report boasted that the fund's "non-ideological" image "enabled the Trustees to make grants to organizations that use confrontational tactics against the business and governmental 'establishments' without undue risk of being accused of partisanship."

    The CRA empowered regulators to punish banks that failed to "meet the credit needs" of "low-income, minority and distressed neighborhoods." It gave groups such as ACORN a license and a means to intimidate banks, claiming they were "redlining" poor and minority neighborhoods. ACORN employed its tactics in 1991 by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA.

    As a former White House staff economist writes in the American Thinker, Obama represented ACORN in a 1994 suit against redlining. ACORN was also a driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton administration that greatly expanded the CRA and helped spawn the current financial crisis.

    Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. Last November, he told the group, "I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career." Indeed he has. Obama was and is fully aware of what ACORN was doing with the money and expertise he provided. The voters should be aware on Nov. 4 of the roles of both in creating the current crisis.

  • Pfo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    They are being investigated in Nevada for voter registration fraud. Now I've heard about it for sometime, but yesterday, I started to take it seriously.

  • 1 decade ago

    which rumor.. that Obama likes and worked with em in Chicago

    or that acorn is corrupt???

    Acorn being corrupt should be obvious from the raids going on

    Obama was part of Project Vote in chicago.. lists it on his own resume...

    Project vote IS an acorn project...

    does this mean that obama WAS corrupt in chicago NO

    does it mean the link should be investigated YES.

  • 1 decade ago

    What rumor, he admits he worked there. That's what he means when he says he was a "community organizer", that he worked for ACORN.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its the truth he supports and gave them 200,000 look at his financials.ACORN is his baby,Most corrupt left wing organization in the country

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