John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal writes,
‘Frankly, it's not something I've followed closely," Mr. Obama claimed, adding he wasn't even aware the group had been the recipient of significant federal funding. "This is not the biggest issue facing the country. It's not something I'm paying a lot of attention to," he said
“Mr. Obama added that an investigation of Acorn was appropriate after an amateur hidden-camera investigation had found Acorn offices willing to abet prostitution, but he carefully declined to say whether he would approve a federal cutoff of funds to the group,” Fund writes.
“Mr. Obama took great pains to act as if he barely knew about Acorn. In fact, his association goes back almost 20 years. In 1991, he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an Acorn partner that was soon fully absorbed under the Acorn umbrella. The drive registered 135,000 voters and was considered a major factor in the upset victory of Democrat Carol Moseley Braun over incumbent Democratic Senator Alan Dixon in the 1992 Democratic Senate primary.”
“Mr. Obama's success made him a hot commodity on the community organizing circuit. He became a top trainer at Acorn's Chicago conferences. In 1995, he became Acorn's attorney, participating in a landmark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law. That law's loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by Acorn employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names.”
As he has often in the past, Mr. Obama obfuscates his ties with yet another group/individual who has become a liability. He has been actively assisted by the media, who have refused to vet any of his appointees, or his associates/associations.
First there was Reverend Wright, who was thrown under the bus for his incindiary comments. Mr. Obama at first stood by him, but once it became clear that Wright would threaten his winning the Democratic Primary, he was tossed under the bus.
Most recently, it's been Van Johnson, a self avowed communist who signed the "truther" petition. Once it became clear this was becoming a major story, he was tossed under the bus, but only before it would become a "news" story since major media outlets refused to cover it. Most major media outlets only reported on the story AFTER he resigned, then only in passing.
Now, it's ACORN. A criminal enterprise the mascerades as an organization of community activists. If a conservative organization were actively advise someone to do what ACORN has been exposed doing (starting a bordello) do you think major media would give them a pass on national reporting? I think not.