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from:  BigGovernment.com

by Matthew Vadum

White House political director Patrick Gaspard met with ACORN spokesman and lobbyist Scott Levenson, a former co-worker, at the White House the Obama administration disclosed Friday.  (Why?)

Levenson’s inclusion in the newly released list of visitors to the Obama White House makes the president’s claim he’s clueless about his former employer ACORN — and its election fraud trials and tribulations — especially difficult to believe. That’s because Gaspard is President Obama’s right hand man. Some describe him as the new Karl Rove.

The purpose of the visit by Levenson (pictured below) who met with Gaspard in March was not disclosed.

The relentlessly combative Levenson, who is also a registered lobbyist for New York ACORN, was thrown out of Glenn Beck’s TV studio May 6 for suggesting during a commercial break that the TV host was racist for daring to challenge ACORN. Levenson’s been helping to coordinate ACORN’s public disinformation strategy which relies heavily on lies and misdirection.

Few would care about Levenson’s visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue if it weren’t for the fact that President Obama claims — unconvincingly — to be out of the loop regarding ACORN.

After the undercover prostitution sting videos first surfaced on BigGovernment.com and the “Glenn Beck Program” in September the American public began to realize that ACORN is a vast criminal conspiracy whose reach extends to the highest levels of the U.S. government.

Obama said at that time he was barely aware of ACORN’s problems. “This is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Nobody believed the president — except for certain members of the mainstream media. Evidently Anne E. Kornblut and Jason Horowitz of the Washington Post are also incurious members of the MSM. Their puff piece profile of Gaspard today suggests they have no interest in probing Gaspard’s ties to ACORN.

Gaspard, who came to the White House after serving as executive vice president of SEIU Local 1199, has ties to ACORN that go way back.

Gaspard also worked for New York’s Working Families Party, which is part of the ACORN network. ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis is a co-founder of that party — which endorsed Obama last year — and has close ties to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) who has been most reluctant to have the House Judiciary subcommittee he chairs investigate ACORN. Nadler is even providing advice to ACORN through its lawyer Arthur Z. Schwartz but he refuses to address this huge conflict of interest. The congressman’s press office won’t return my calls.

My article is available in full at the American Spectator.

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