Obama may have saved the country from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, but his ties to ACORN are deeper than he wants you to know. That’s right: Just yesterday the American Spectator reported that Obama’s political affairs director Patrick Gaspard used to work for ACORN in New York!
“Evidence shows that years before he joined the Obama administration, Gaspard was ACORN boss Bertha Lewis’s political director in New York,” the Spectator’s Matthew Vadum writes. The good folks at The Corner put this news in perspective: “No doubt, some will dismiss the newly revealed connections between the Obama administration, Patrick Gaspard, Bertha Lewis, and ACORN as ‘guilt by association,’” writes Stanley Kurtz. “Yet it seems to me that the evidence points to something more significant than that. We are talking about a persistent and shared political-ideological alliance between President Obama and the complex of community, labor, and party organizations controlled by ACORN.”
So there you have it: Though he saved the country from certain economic collapse, Obama has indellible ties to ACORN!
UPDATE: Oh, oops. Ben Smith reports that the entire story is 100% false. So Obama isn’t guilty by association, but he’s still guilty by being associated with association, and in my mind, that’s still plenty guilty.