ACORN was the largest radical leftist group in America before controversy forced the discredited community organizing group to disband. This radical group worked closely with the Obama camp during the 2008 election but was not open about the relationship. The photo below was scrubbed from the ACORN website before the election:
One of Barack Obama’s first big “community organizer” jobs involved ACORN in 1992. He worked along side ACORN before he became an elected official. Obama also trained ACORN employees. He represented ACORN in court. Obama worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 to ACORN in 2008 for voter registration efforts.
And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama in 2008.
In 2009 Obama promoted a top ACORN operative, Patrick Gaspard, whose organization was fined $775,000 for election violations, to a top post in the White House. Gaspard is helping shape domestic policy today.
Barack Obama was not honest about his relationship with ACORN during the 2008 election.
In 2009 Congress voted to defund ACORN and its affiliates. But that didn’t stop the Obama Administration from giving $560,000 to ACORN affiliates in 2010.
To put it mildly, Obama knows community organizing…
And, today Barack and Michelle Obama started a campaign to recruit community organizers to help Obama win reelection.
The AP reported:
President Obama’s election campaign is recruiting an army of determined community organizers to walk the streets of the nation’s cities this summer and autumn in the footsteps of a young Chicago community organizer named Barack Obama.
Recruits would gather other volunteers, register new voters, run phone banks and campaign events and knock on millions of doors to track voters’ preferences and encourage supporters of the president’s reelection.
The massive, cross-country organization is called Obama Fellowships. It involves many thousands of unpaid volunteers, both full- and part-time with separate fellowships for the summer and the fall leading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election.
The fellows’ duties will include recruiting and training thousands of other volunteers to penetrate neighborhoods, run phone banks, organize and monitor campaign events and go door-to-door talking with voters, soliciting support for the Democrat and noting residents’ political sympathies.
In a recent plea sent to millions of existing Obama supporters, Michelle Obama says: “I’m writing because Barack needs you out there this summer.”
She warns that “there will be difficult days” as they “fight for progress” and “help more people make their voices heard.”
The first lady says: “It’s an amazing experience — one that could change your life while shaping this country for decades to come.”
She assures the would-be Obama legions that they will inherit the mantle of movement leadership from her husband. “The people who take on this challenge,” Obama says, “will not only help move this country forward — they’ll also become the next generation of leaders.“