But, before you listen to his lies and obfuscations, watch his totally inappropriate demeanor, as these troubling associations are brought up. He is positively beaming when McCain mentions ACORN, the thoroughly corrupt, radical organization that has spent $18 million to sign up 1.3 million voters in 21 states, and is now being investigated by the FBI for voter fraud. In a close election, a few thousand votes can make all the difference. What the hell is so funny?
This is no laughing matter.
First of all, Obama says he served on a board with Ayers, when they served on two, the Woods Fund, and The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, as well as at least a couple of panels. A timeline of their interactions can be found here. The fact that the two worked closely together is glossed over by Obama, who merely repeated his usual talking points about being only 8 years old when Ayers committed those “despicable acts”. Even more egregious is when he denied that his political career was launched in William Ayers’ living room:
MCCAIN: Well, again, while you were on the board of the Woods Foundation, you and Mr. Ayers, together, you sent $230,000 to ACORN. So — and you launched your political campaign in Mr. Ayers’ living room.
OBAMA: That’s absolutely not true.
MCCAIN: And the facts are facts and records are records.
OBAMA: And that’s not the facts.
That is a bald faced lie. At this point, it is a matter of public record that Obama launched his political career in The Ayers’ living room.
It’s blatant obfuscation when he patiently informs us that the grant for the CAC came from Republican, Walter Annenberg, an obviously trusting man, who never dreamed his money would be squandered as it was, on unworthy, radical, afrocentric organizations. It’s more obfuscation when he tells us that Ayers is not advising him in his campaign, and won’t when he’s in the White House. Nobody’s made that allegation.
As for ACORN: notice how he shakes his head, when McCain mentions the $800,000 Obama gave to the organization. He doesn’t go so far as to deny such an easily checked recent fact, but is willing to lie about his past extensive association with ACORN in the ’90’s when he was a community oraganizer. That’s a little harder to fact check, and takes some digging. But the truth is, he did more than represent the group once as an attorney. He was a member of The New Party, the short lived Socialistic political party that shared its national office with ACORN. He led “Project Vote”, a front group of ACORN (and from the same address)in the early nineties, as well as led “ACORN Power Training” classes. He also promised ACORN and friends that they would help shape his presidential agenda. More about Obama’s ties to ACORN, here.
On to the The Born Alive Infant Protection act:
Here, Obama deploys the old “if it sounds incredible…it’s not true” excuse.Who would vote to allow already born infants to die?
Well, as many of us have been saying; it IS incredible, and, sadly it IS true. He did that. FOUR times. I was flabbergasted the first time I heard about it, and I didn’t even know the full extent of his opposition yet.
Obama expects people to say, “That can’t possibly be true. It must be an unfair smear”, because of the sheer monstrosity of his position in the Illinois Senate. But it’s not an unfair smear. It’s absolutely true.
That should tell you something about the man.