The ACORN scandal of “pimps, child prostitutes and Acorn, oh my” has been plastered all over the Internet, cable news and now old media has finally been forced into reporting it. The scandal is so big and widespread that both the House and the Senate passed measures to defund ACORN.
However, some how the President of the United States Barack Obama went on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos and said that he was not following the scandal closely. You mean Obama missed ACORN video in Baltimore, video in Washington, DC, video in NY and the video in San Bernardino, CA?
Does anyone really believe that Obama has not been following this scandal? Especially since his White House has looked to distance itself form ACORN? How dismissive could this President possibly be? So Barack Obama does not think its a big issue that tax payer money is going to a corrupt organization. If Acorn was Halliburton would he?
The Audacity of Lack of Credibility
STEPHANOPOULOS: How about the funding for ACORN?
OBAMA: You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Both the Senate and the House have voted to cut it off.
OBAMA: You know, what I know is, is that what I saw on that video was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you’re not committing to — to cut off the federal funding?
OBAMA: George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.
When asked whether Obama would commit to cut off ACORN federal funding, The One did not answer. Not commit to cutting off funding to Acorn! How simple a question is that to answer? Also, Obama was not paying attention? What is he hanging out with ABC’s Charlie Gibson? If Barack Obama cannot be trusted on answering a simple question like being aware of the Acorn scandal, then why would anyone believe him on his spin of Obamacare. By the looks of the polls, the American people do not. The credibility with this President is gone, as Michelle Malkin states, Obama is ACORN. ACORN is Obama.
It strains credulity — no, it snaps credulity in half — to believe Obama “didn’t even know” that ACORN was “getting a whole lot of federal money” given his extensive legal services on behalf of the group and training for its voter education arm, Project Vote. (Go re-read my column from June 2008, “The ACORN Obama knows,” and all the links for a refresher course.)
Obama was unaware of Acorn receiving federal money? Please!
This interview was Obama’s Bill Clinton moment. Are you aware that Acorn is corrupt, receiving federal funds and are you following the story closely Mr. President? Well, George, it all depends on the is, is … or is it what corruption is!