links between Barack Obama and community organizer group ACORN during this election. Allegations of voter fraud and voter registration fraud are now so widespread that the FBI has stepped in to investigate ACORN for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) violations in 14 battleground states.Referring to the first bank bailout attempt that failed, Davis said, Barack Obama actively supported a Senate plan to cut ACORN into a percentage of the profits that would be generated by a massive trillion dollar bailout as part of the failed negotiation attempt that Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress claimed was the deal that John McCain upset the applecart on. I think the American public is probably happy that that deal never transpired.
The McCain campaign is also asking for full disclosure of the relationship between ACORN and the Obama campaign. Davis said, We also have suggested that we examine exactly what voter registration activity was compiled by ACORN as a part of this relationship with the Barack Obama campaign. What did they do in turnout? What was the nature of the functions that they performed? And what did they get for the $800,000 that they spent on this?
Republican House Leader John Boehner released a statement on Friday exposing the staggering amount of money ACORN receives from taxpayers. Boehner said, An initial review of federal records shows ACORN affiliates have received at least $31 million in direct federal funding from American taxpayers over the past 10 years, and millions more indirectly through state and local agencies that receive federal block grants. In conjunction with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and its political allies in the Democratic Party, ACORN also played a key role in creating the financial crisis that ultimately put our entire economy in peril. Its time for us to stop forcing American taxpayers to fund the ACORN machine.
Obama is now downplaying both his historic and his existing ties to ACORN. Having never explained his ties to terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, among others, ACORN is just another in a long line of radical affiliations Obama has not fully disclosed. ACORN is a group Obama once worked for as a community organizer and trainer, a group he represented as an attorney in court, and a group he allocated funding to while serving on the board of the Woods Foundation under the mentorship of terrorist Ayers. While in the Illinois State Senate and now in the United States Senate, Obama worked to allocate funding to ACORN. This year, Obamas presidential campaign paid ACORN-affiliate group Citizens Services, Inc., the sum of $832,000 for something the campaign categorized as event activity.