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June 17, 2009

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Thomas Collins

I could have stomached Obama remaining silent. In general, on any matter of any import, it is better that Obama remain silent. However, the "senior official" providing background for the WSJ, it seems to me, was articulating Obama's policy view (namely, that Dinnerjacket is still in charge so let's get on with the negotiations). It seems to me that Obama tilted toward recognizing the fraud.

Clarice, you are clearly wiser in the ways of DC speak than I am. Isn't that kind of "senior official" background not done unless the Prez authorizes it?

clarice

TC, I can't tell with this clown show--but generally that is the case.I take is this was Hillary.

Jack is Back!

This is Obama's Carter moment and he is accepting it with full narcissistic honors. Where is Gates, Jones and Clinton in all this? Where is Biden? Is this the crisis Joe spoke off where we would all look puzzled at Obama's [that young man's] reaction and find ourselves scared or not trusting (I am paraphrasing from memory here). Voting present is not a healthy option for us since we are looked upon as not only The Great Satan but also the same people who brought democracy to Iraq and Twitter to Iran.

MayBee

Good Acorn stuff:

[John]Edwards, who launched his campaign in a Katrina-stricken section of New Orleans, had vowed in 2007 that he would raise $100,000 to set up a fund that, administered by the anti-poverty group Acorn, would see to it that the 32 affected homeowners would be made whole.

Among the homeowners were Ernest and Ollie Grant, whose storm-damaged house faced foreclosure by Fortress-owned Nationstar Mortgage, on an adjustable rate loan that shot to $1,200 per month. The Grants say that after months of waiting for Acorn to call them, they reached out on their own and found a helpful employee, "Miss Kristi," who got their monthly payment down to $649.

But six months ago, Nationstar started sending letters saying the payment was going back up above $900. The Grants called Acorn back, but Miss Kristi was gone, and others there provided no help. With their home finally fixed up, they are again worried about losing it. They bristle at Edwards' name.

"I just thought he was trying to cover his tracks while he was a candidate. I even told my wife that if he didn't win, we would feel these repercussions just like we're doing," said Ernest Grant. "It was probably all for show in the end."

Another resident, Eva Comadore, says she never heard from anyone after the day when a TV news crew came to ask her about the promise. Comadore had lost her home to foreclosure by GreenTree Servicing, another Fortress company, in May 2007. Since then, she has been paying $400 a month, two-thirds of her Social Security, to rent a trailer owned by her sister.

"All I know is they were supposed to make some kind of agreement to settle with us but they never did," she said.

Acorn spokesman Scott Levenson said the group had trouble finding the 32 homeowners. He said the group received $50,000, not $100,000, and that it went to the group's general mortgage counseling program in New Orleans.

Extraneus

AP provides some cover for 0bama:

Iran accuses US of interference in election feud

Captain Hate

Having Acorn's Scott Levenson and Silky Pony in a room and only one bullet is the definition of a dilemma.

clarice

Give me $50k and I'd find those 32 homeowners for virtually no cost and use the money to help them with their mortgages..but we all know this was really "walking around money", don't we?

Jack is Back!

CH,

Not a dilemma at all. If you had only one bullet and a gun most likely the Silk Pony would hide behind Levenson so you would be able to get both with one shot.

Original MikeS

I never ever thought there would come a time when the French president would have noticeably more testicularity than the U.S. president.

MayBee

Chirac was good during the Cedar Revolution. But then, so was Bush.

Porchlight

Didn't Obama's campaign give most of a million bucks to an organization whose headquarters were in the same New Orleans building as ACORN? As were many other orgs under the ACORN umbrella, I think.

Extraneus

Not even paid ads allowed during the OBC health-care special.

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Original MikeS

Michelle Malkin on Obama's $800k to Acorn

Fresh Air

This OBC special is another put-up job by the Journ-O-List crowd. I think I may have to go over to Angryjournalist.com and cheer myself up with a tall frosty mug of Schadenfreude.

peter

Not a dilemma at all. If you had only one bullet and a gun most likely the Silk Pony would hide behind Levenson so you would be able to get both with one shot.

And leave some baby in Beverly Hills without a father?

Neo

Frankly, the Obama response seems a bit .. “anal”.
It’s like once the election is over .. please clear the streets of this “chaos.”
The politically savvy will savoy the “chaos” and use the “chaos” to advantage, but to Obama, this is just clutter.

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