Monday, September 14, 2009

Thought question: President Barack Obama, Don Imus, and ACORN

Come with me now as we go back in time for a few moments:

ABC NEWS 11-Apr-2007: "I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus," Obama told ABC News, "but I would also say that there's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.

"What we've been seeing around this country is this constant ratcheting up of a coarsening of the culture that all of have to think about," Obama said.

[A]s a culture, we really have to do some soul-searching to think about what kind of toxic information are we feeding our kids," he concluded.

OK, so as we all well know, said a stupid remark that was a poor attempt at humor in 2007. He was fired, and has sort of a resurrection in his career. When asked if he would ever appear on the Imus show again, then-Senator Obama said that he did wish to be an enabler or be encouraging in any way with the unbelievably offensive remarks made by a radio host (see video).

In the last few days we've seen several blockbuster exposes of the organization wherein investigative journalists and have revealed the organizations willingness to do business with child prostitution (see video at HotAir).

So, the question on my mind is simple: since President Obama was so clearly outraged at a bad joke involving 'hos', prompting him to avow never to enable the person who made such an offensive remark, will he now avow never to enable ACORN after their obvious and undeniable enabling of child prostitution?

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