Politifact.com: McCain Claim That Obama Directed "An Arm of ACORN" Is False. "Here, we'll look at the allegation that in 1992, Obama directed Project Vote, 'an arm of ACORN that also encouraged voter registration.' This year, Project Vote and ACORN worked together on a nationwide voter registration drive aimed at low-income, minority and youth voters. They have worked together on other initiatives with left-leaning groups like the American Civil Liberties and the National Organization for Women. But Project Vote and ACORN are separate organizations with different histories…Michael Slater, the current executive director of Project Vote, said the two organizations are separate. And in 1992, the two groups didn't really work together, he said…We also didn't find any evidence to indicate the two organizations had a relationship during the 1992 Illinois drive. A detailed article about Project Vote in Chicago magazine didn't mention ACORN. ACORN itself says Obama didn't work for them during that time…. Is it possible that ACORN and Project Vote were going about the same business in Illinois in 1992? Sure. Both groups have the stated goal of getting people to register to vote, especially low-income, minority and young voters. But we find no evidence that Obama's 1992 work was for ACORN. We rate McCain's claim False." [Politifact.com, 10/19/08: http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/797/]John McCain has run the most deceptive, dishonest campaign in American History, and that's saying a lot. There have been some awful campaigns in our history, but McCain has topped them all.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Confirmed: McCain lied about ACORN
We all knew McCain was lying, but now confirmation has come from an independent fact checking organization.