Via Gateway Pundit
President Obama has now been caught in a direct lie about his involvement with ACORN over the years. This video was released by Rep. Darrell Issa at CPAC, and Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit has all the details.
Obama was asked point blank in 2008 during the Presidential Campaign about his ties to ACORN. In fact, John McCain had said that Obama needed to come clean about the extent of his relationship with ACORN. Here is what Obama said then:
Well, first of all my relationship with ACORN is pretty straightforward. It’s probably 13 years ago when I was still practicing law, I represented ACORN and my partner in that investigation was the US Justice department in having Illinois implement what was called the motor voter law, to make sure people could go to DMV’s and driver license facilities to get registered. It wasn’t being implemented. That was my relationship and is my relationship to ACORN. There is an ACORN organization in Chicago. They’ve been active. As an elected offiical, I’ve had interactions with them. But, they’re not advising my campaign. We’ve got the best voter registration in politics right now and we don’t need ACORN’s help.
However, as the video shows, prior to his run for the Presidency, here is what he was caught on tape saying about his relationship to ACORN:
“When I ran project vote, the voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected there wasn’t a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasn’t right there with you. Since I have been in the United States Senate I’ve been always a partner with ACORN as well. I’ve been fighting with ACORN, along side ACORN, on issues you care about my entire career.”