Five weeks ago, one of our regulars here at SAB took note of a Michelle Malkin piece on ACORN’s nefarious “voter registration” activities, here. Included was the fact that the Obama campaign had been forced to correct its filings with the FEC regarding payments made from “advance work” to “get-out-the-vote” work instead. ACORN, which claims to be non-partisan and a non-profit, was paid over $800,000 by the Obama campaign, through its front group, Citizens Services, Inc. for that so-called “advance work.” Obviously, the documentation supporting that “advance work” claim by Obama was fraudulent.
According to its website,
ACORN is a non-profit, non-partisan social justice organization with national headquarters in New York, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. To maintain independence, ACORN does not accept government funding and is not tax exempt.
Citizens Services, Inc. is a “non-profit” corporation, chartered in the State of Louisiana in January 2005, with three listed Directors, one in St. Paul, MN, one in San Diego, CA, and one in El Paso, TX. Details from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website are here. It shares its office address, phone and fax numbers with the Louisiana National Office of ACORN.
A specific, month by month account of money paid by the Obama campaign to the ACORN front organization, Citizens Services, Inc. for those fraudulent “advance service”, taken from FEC reports and totaling $832,598.29 since Feb, 2008, can be found here.
Barack Obama has a long and colorful history of denying his embarrassing, radical leftwing associations, until he can no longer maintain the façade. At which point, he jettisons whatever or whoever has caused the embarrassment and MovesOn.
As he has done throughout his career, Obama has been rewarding those who support his ambitions. The Obama campaign, flush with cash, has been funneling money to ACORN through Citizens Services, Inc. much as he did in Chicago with the Woods Foundation and the Annenberg-Chicago Challenge. While Obama served on the Board Of Directors of the Woods Fund, for example the Chicago ACORN received grants Of $45,000 (2000), $30,000 (2001), $45,000 (2001), $30,000 (2002), And $40,000 (2002) From The Woods Fund, as reported on the Donors Forum Website, ifs.donorsforum.org.
Hopefully, this dishonest tactic of Obama’s will not work with ACORN and all its blatant attempts at wholesale voter fraud. It should be clear to even the most jaded observer that ACORN’s claims to being a “non-partisan, non-profit” are merely a skimpy cover, as are those of Citizens Services, Inc. And Obama’s attempts to distance himself from ACORN, has he did previously with Rev, Wright, Michael Flegler, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, et. al. are only more of the same old same old.
This is NOT the way to “Change We Can Believe In.” It’s The Chicago Way!