Why did McCain Support ACORN in 2006 but is now Condemning them?

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  1. JustChristian

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    ACORN Responds to Senator McCain’s Desperate Attack
    October 15, 2008
    http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12439&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=22392&tx_ttnews[backPid]=12387&cHash=cde29e8614


    On Wednesday, Oct. 15, ACORN National President Maude Hurd issued the following statement in response to Senator John McCain’s attack:

    "We appreciate Senator McCain's effort to stir up the Republican base by attacking a community organization working to increase public participation in our democratic process. However, these attacks reflect an increasingly panicked candidate. Unfortunately, the Senator McCain we saw tonight is very different than the Senator McCain who stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN at a February 20, 2006 immigration reform event.

    It is clear for us to see that John McCain was for ACORN before he was against ACORN; he was for reform before he was against reform; and he was a maverick before he became erratic. What is really going on here is that Senator McCain and his allies are part of a coordinated effort to engage in what appears to be an unprecedented effort to suppress voter turnout. Repeating a lie doesn't make it true, and the McCain campaign has resorted to the worst type of deceptions in regards to ACORN."

    The Facts:

    * ACORN has helped 1.3 million citizens from all parties and all walks of life apply for voter registration.

    * In most states, ACORN is required by law to turn in every voter registration card - even in cases where the cards are not valid.

    * It is ACORN that has reported almost all of the issues regarding voter registration cards to elections officials, and flagged the suspicious cards.

    * Invalid voter registration cards do NOT constitute voter fraud. Even RNC General Counsel Sean Cairncross has recently acknowledged he is not aware of a single improper vote cast as a result of bad cards submitted in the course of an organized voter registration effort.

    * ACORN hired 13,000 field workers to register people to vote. In any endeavor of this size, some people will engage in inappropriate conduct. ACORN has a zero tolerance policy and terminated any field workers caught engaging in questionable activity. At the end of the day, as ACORN is paying these people to register voters, it is ACORN that is defrauded.


    A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9wy2MI1NI
     
  2. canadyjd

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    A much better question is why did Obama lie about his association with ACORN?

    John McCain didn't train the leaders at ACORN, Obama did and then lied about it.

    John McCain didn't give $800,000 to ACORN for get out the vote efforts, Obama did and then lied about it.

    John McCain didn't sit on a board with an unrepentant terrorist, both voting to give money to ACORN, Obama did and then lied about doing it and then lied about knowing Bill Ayers.

    John McCain accepted an invitation to speak at an ACORN event not knowing the questionable methods that are routinely used by them.

    Obama trained them and then lied about it.

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    I'm sure of one thing, McCain will never have anything to do with them again....
     
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    No sure how anyone can know this number with an certainty considering that in some cases as much as 85% of the registrations turned in by ACORN are disqualified.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    I don't think any politician will.... :laugh: :wavey:

    However, I think they'll just reorganize and operate under a different name by next election. They have many to choose from.
     
  6. JustChristian

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    No, it's not a much better question because you are trying to dodge my question. Why is McCain not revealing his own association with ACORN? He claims they are involved in voter fraud. He supported their activities and spoke at their meeting.
     
  7. canadyjd

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    It is a much better question because Obama has a long and ongoing history with ACORN. McCain spoke at one of their events on immigration.

    He has not tried to hide it, like Obama has. He has not lied about it, like Obama has. He has not given money to them, like Obama has (and claimed he didn't: another lie).

    The U.S. attorney in various states are claiming ACORN is involved in voter fraud THIS YEAR! Not back in 2006 when McCain spoke at their event.

    Obama, however, has given money to them, THIS YEAR, and then lied about it, THIS YEAR.

    If you can't see the difference, you have a real problem.

    peace to you:praying:
     

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