Sunday, September 20, 2009

Obama Claims that He Didn't Know That ACORN Received "A whole lot of federal money"

Via Memeorandum:

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.

And that my friends deserves a snort worthy, “gimme a break!” If President Obama truly is unaware that ACORN, who he has been tied to for years, has gotten “a whole lot of federal money” he has a blind spot the size of the Grand Canyon. More likely, the President believes that his “don’t know nothing about it” schtick is politically preferable to an honest discussion about his friends.

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.

It could be read in to that that Obama could actually veto any measure to cut off ACORN’s funding. That would not be a wise move for an administration who has touted transparency. Rather than deflecting questions about ACORN, the President should be directing Attorney Gen. Holder to appoint a Special Investigator.

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Michelle Malkin

1 comment:

Xylem said...

Seriously? THIS is what you are spending time on? The good news this pseudo concern is in the closet, where it belongs. Now that ACORN is defunct you can go back to worrying about his birth certificate. But here is a clue... He WILL be President for 8 years. So sit back and enjoy the nice view because "Change has come to America".