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Old 10-13-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Ben Smith's Blog: Acorn pushes back, hugs McCain - Politico.com

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Bertha Lewis, Acorn's chief organizer, said in a statement that came with the photo, “It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans."

”We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform," she said.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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You know, I wondered about this!!!! Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Bam!
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Building on the original, a quote from Sam Stein's article that I found particularly illuminating:

"Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, for example, partnered with ACORN in March 2008 for a "Homeownership Promotes The Economy" taskforce. More recently, Crist declared that -- contrary to GOP outrage -- he was not upset with the group's voter registration efforts in his state. The New York Times reported that ACORN supported a law signed by Governor Crist, which "changed the rules last year to restore the voting rights of about 112,000 former convicts."

In July 2005, meanwhile, another Republican governor, Rick Perry of Texas, signed ACORN's Lending Law Reform Bill that changed the state's homelending practices.

In July 2008, California Governor and McCain supporter Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that ACORN helped draft aimed at California homeowners facing foreclosure."

and the list goes on...
ACORN: McCain And GOP Used To Be Supporters
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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It seems that Mr. McCain has ties to ACORN as well. I think it's kinda funny that each criticism made by McCain of Obama it turns out that McCain and Palin are just as, if not more, guilty of, lmao.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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i would say that posing for a picture or signing a law (with an ACORN provision in it) as governor is slightly different than obama's involvement with ACORN. another question is why is ACORN in all these laws anyway!:

Obama was the lawyer for ACORN in several pivotal ACORN cases.

Obama funded a number of its activities, as well. When he sat on the board of the prestigious Woods Fund for Chicago alongside former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers, he oversaw and approved many grants for ACORN.

As the National Review’s Stanley Kurtz reported, one Woods committee report boasted that the fund’s “non-ideological” public image “enabled the Trustees to make grants to organizations that use confrontational tactics against the business and government ‘establishments’ without undue risk of being accused of partisanship.”

Obama was the Illinois director of ACORN’s controversial voter registration operation, and he trained the group’s leaders in the ways of radical, sometimes illegal, confrontational politics.

He also paid ACORN affiliates during his recent Democratic primary contest. For example, leading up to the 2008 Ohio Democratic Primary, Obama’s campaign between Feb. 25 and March 17 paid Citizens Services, Inc., a subsidiary of ACORN, $832,598, apparently for get-out-the-vote activities. hmmm....
why would a candidate pay for votes?
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Maine
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ACORN to McCain: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?” reads a release by the organization this afternoon, noting that McCain was the keynote speaker at a Feb. 20, 2006 Miami rally cosponsored by Acorn to build support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill co-sponsored by McCain and Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. The bill never passed Congress.

In a statement, Bertha Lewis, chief organizer of Acorn, sharply attacked McCain, suggesting the 72-year-old senator is “erratic”—a word that Republicans believe Democratic opponents use against McCain to stir up concerns about his age.

“Maybe it is out of desperation that Sen. McCain has forgotten that he was for Acorn before he was against Acorn; he was for immigration reform before he was against immigration reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic,” Lewis said.

She added, “We are surprised at his efforts to vilify an organization that, until recently, he saw as an ally. Maybe this surprise attack and change of heart is indicative of his state of mind, and the way he would govern.”

Washington Wire - WSJ.com : Acorn Fires Back at McCain
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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politicians go to a lot of events. without the close ties that obama clearly has to ACORN he would have been unaware of what they actually doing. most americans had no idea who ACORN was and what their agenda was until recently. what is the reason that obama not only did not distance himself from them but kept them on his payroll, i wonder.......
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Much different being at a forum about immigration reform, which had other reform groups as well, than paying the group to commit voter fraud, which is what they have done in a dozen states.

The two just don't compare - Obama is in deep with this shady group who has a lot blame for the current housing meltdown.

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The beleaguered Democratic-leaning community group Acorn sends over this photograph: John McCain, in March of 2006, sitting beside Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek at an event Acorn co-sponsored in Florida.

The immigration event, which other photos show was packed with red-shirted Acorn member, was co-sponsored by the local Catholic Archdiocese, the SEIU, and other groups.

McCain, still spiting much of his party on immigration at the time, was the headliner.

Bertha Lewis, Acorn's chief organizer, said in a statement that came with the photo, “It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans."

”We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform," she said.
No comparison.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Sigh: McCain and his friends at…ACORN

Here’s a February 2006 press release trumpeting McCain’s appearance at a pro-shamnesty rally organized by a coalition led by ACORN. As the release notes, he made a second appearance for the group in NYC.

Interesting....Does Governor Palin know?
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