Recently Released Obama "Shock Video" Didn't Shock Deroy Murdock
"Writing last February on the campaign’s website, Obama supporter Sam Graham-Felsen cited the Democratic nominee’s remarks to a November 2007 ACORN gathering. 'When I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois,' Obama said, 'ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work."
Jim Holt, in an article titled "SHOCK VIDEO— Obama Caught in a Major ACORN Lie" and February 20, 2010, commented:
"The brazen dishonesty of this president is a bit concerning to say the least.
"A newly discovered video shows Obama lying to the American people about his relationship with ACORN:
"Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released this video at CPAC of Barack Obama discussing his close partnership with ACORN. Obama talked about his long relationship with ACORN privately in this video before the 2008 election: 'When I ran project vote, the voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it. Once I was elected there wasn’t a campaign that ACORN worked on down in Springfield that I wasn’t right there with you. Since I have been in the United States Senate I’ve been always a partner with ACORN as well. I’ve been fighting with ACORN, along side ACORN, on issues you care about my entire career.”
The video is newly released and has been played on Fox News.
The substance of it--the Obama was ACORN's guy--was out before Election Day 2008, but not reported by the liberal media establishment.
For example, Deroy Murdock, "Obama Squirrels Away His Links to ACORN " (October 16, 2008) (http://article.nationalreview.com/375167/obama-squirrels-away-his-links-to-acorn/deroy-murdock): "Writing last February on the campaign’s website, Obama supporter Sam Graham-Felsen cited the Democratic nominee’s remarks to a November 2007 ACORN gathering. 'When I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois,' Obama said, 'ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work."
Is "smack dab" Obama's folksy equivalent of "you betcha"!
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.