Obama Can’t Run from his Responsibility

Read this Investor Business Daily editoral about Obama’s role in the current Wall Street crisis. Read the whole thing, but here’s the punchline:

ACORN was also a driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton administration that greatly expanded the CRA and helped spawn the current financial crisis.

Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. Last November, he told the group, “I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career.” Indeed he has. Obama was and is fully aware of what ACORN was doing with the money and expertise he provided. The voters should be aware on Nov. 4 of the roles of both in creating the current crisis.

John Lott notes:

As the New York Times reports, “Aides to Mr. Obama said he had not directly reached out to try to sway any House Democrats who opposed the measure.” Is the reason the fact that the slush fund for ACORN in the original bill, siphoning off 20% of any future profits for such activist groups, was trimmed from the tree?

If the IBD piece makes you curious about Obama and ACORN, go back and read this NRO article from May about what ACORN is all about and how Obama is involved with it.

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