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Conyers weighing probe of ACORN
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Posted on 04/01/2009 2:32:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Conyers weighing probe of ACORN S.A. Miller (Contact)

Opponents of the liberal activist group ACORN have found an unlikely champion in House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., who is clashing with his own party to pursue hearings on accusations that the group has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style "protection" racket.

"I still want to do it and I probably will," Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, told The Washington Times on Tuesday.

He dismissed the argument made by fellow Democrats that accusations of voter fraud and other crimes should be explored by prosecutors and decided in court, not by lawmakers in Congress.

"That's our jurisdiction, the Department of Justice," Mr. Conyers said. "That's what we handle - voter fraud. Unless that's been taken out of my jurisdiction and I didn't know it."

Mr. Conyers' continued commitment to hearings bristles Capitol Hill Democrats because it threatens to rekindle criticism of the financial ties and close cooperation between President Obama's campaign and ACORN and its sister organizations Citizens Services Inc. and Project Vote.

The groups came under fire during the campaign after probes into suspected voter fraud in a series of presidential battleground states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee with the jurisdiction to conduct the hearing, said he does not think Congress is the place to hear criminal charges.

"It's not our business to say ACORN is terrible or ACORN is wonderful. That's not a congressional job," Mr. Nadler said. "The evidence - I've listened to it - I think most of it is nonsense. If it's true, it's a law enforcement matter."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; conyers; democrat; democrats; nadler; voterfraud
somebody pinch me.....
1 posted on 04/01/2009 2:32:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll believe it when people go to jail.


2 posted on 04/01/2009 2:34:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Whitewash” is the first thing that pops into my mind. The Dems will find a way to defuse this issue, because it will hurt them mightily if it ever is exposed root and branch.


3 posted on 04/01/2009 2:42:07 AM PDT by David Isaac
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To: Sub-Driver

WONDERS NEVER CEASE . . . .


4 posted on 04/01/2009 2:42:09 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The Situation is 100 Times worse than we ever imagined. BO Has Got to GO! ! ! FUBO)
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To: bmwcyle

Ditto.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 2:44:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Sub-Driver

April Fools???


6 posted on 04/01/2009 2:48:51 AM PDT by Merlinator
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To: Sub-Driver

ACORN received $218,452 from the National Education Association — the teachers’ union. ACORN owns radio stations KABF and KNON.

http://www.akdart.com/acorn.html


7 posted on 04/01/2009 2:53:24 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (")
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To: Sub-Driver

Doesn’t mean the hearings and investigations will be real or just a whitewash to give the group cover.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 2:53:40 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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To: Sub-Driver

Forget it people. ACORN is just being shaken down. Conyers is just getting paid.


9 posted on 04/01/2009 2:53:41 AM PDT by bad company (How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization)
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To: Sub-Driver

He just wants to be able to limit the damage.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 2:54:03 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Sub-Driver

Conyers is one of them. All commies, through and through. States need to step in and arrest ACORN thugs. Voter ID thwarts these ACORN marxists. Throw the League of Women Voters out of polling places. They’re all leftists. We have solutions to ACORN fraud if conservatives use them.

Start with your local elections for village council and dogcatcher. Take back your local neighborhoods and government from the leftists. It is critical that we take over local governments and establish a political base. That’s how the founders did it. Conservatives are running around like headless chickens loking for leadership, shaking their fists at the moon. Well, start with yourselves and fellow conservatives in your local government.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 2:55:31 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: Voter#537
After Ole Voter had a second cup of Joe, . . . . .
Something smells here. . . . . .
I will believe it when I see some JAIL Time for some ACORNS OR ACORNETES. . .
12 posted on 04/01/2009 2:58:27 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The Situation is 100 Times worse than we ever imagined. BO Has Got to GO! ! ! FUBO)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and chairman of the Judiciary subcommittee with the jurisdiction to conduct the hearing, said he does not think Congress is the place to hear criminal charges.

"It's not our business to say ACORN is terrible or ACORN is wonderful. That's not a congressional job," Mr. Nadler said. "The evidence - I've listened to it - I think most of it is nonsense. If it's true, it's a law enforcement matter."

Conyers just wants to tie it up in an Congressional Hearing so it will not get out of hand. He as all Dem's know that this organization is designed for voter fraud, but does not want it to get into a court where they cannot "fix" it.

13 posted on 04/01/2009 3:01:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Sub-Driver

This is an evil attempt to exonerate Acorn and to free Acorn to perpetuate its nefarious activities.


14 posted on 04/01/2009 3:01:46 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Sub-Driver
You wonder if Conyers is a little Miffed with Obama's take over of GM, and to a lesser sense Chrysler?

Obama's ties to ACORN, and other Democrats associated with that organization, like Pelosi & Waxman. ACORN is now fair game. Since more TARP "Bail Out" & Stimulus money has been offered & distributed to ACORN, with less, or no strings attached, then what GM and Chrysler has been given, so far.

15 posted on 04/01/2009 3:06:59 AM PDT by rerat0120
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To: sergeantdave

sergeantdave wrote:
Start with your local elections for village council and dogcatcher. Take back your local neighborhoods and government from the leftists. It is critical that we take over local governments and establish a political base. That’s how the founders did it. Conservatives are running around like headless chickens loking for leadership, shaking their fists at the moon. Well, start with yourselves and fellow conservatives in your local government.

..... Absolutely right on the mark.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 3:13:44 AM PDT by Senator John Blutarski (The progress of government: republic, democracy, technocracy, bureaucracy, plutocracy, kleptocracy,)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is just Conyers trying to get his hand in the pot known as acorn.


17 posted on 04/01/2009 3:19:54 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: All

This will amount to nothing. The dems are all in lock step with the radical leftist Obama.I hope he gets slammed in Europe today.


18 posted on 04/01/2009 3:20:00 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Sub-Driver

Call me a cynic, but I can’t see Democrats, any Democrats, pursuing this. I think it’s just for show. Nothing will come of it.


19 posted on 04/01/2009 3:23:39 AM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He wants to preempt any real investigation with a Congressional whitewash whose verdict is pre-ordained.


20 posted on 04/01/2009 3:29:18 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm going with the April Fools line but, just in case it is real, it will be fun watching the "Good Ol' Boy" calling the "Good Ol' Kettle - Black".

Be still my heart.

Following the Germandering of Michigan, that bozo is my Representative. His wife is a total "train wreck" as the President of the Detroit City Council.

It is like the "urban" folks running Detroit and Michigan into the dumpster, as fast as they can but stripping as much money on the way as they can.

21 posted on 04/01/2009 3:32:28 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember all those Senate investigations during the 1990s?

Whatever justice there used to be in the Congress of the United States, it’s now a hollow shell eaten out by political termites over the course of our nation’s history.

Expecting this investigation to go somewhere, is about as profitable as thinking you’ll get the $1 million dollar lottery call in the next 48 hours.


22 posted on 04/01/2009 3:32:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: bmwcyle

This is a scam to get more money out of acorn for the conyers reelection war chest. that is all.


23 posted on 04/01/2009 3:45:03 AM PDT by x_plus_one ("Salvation comes about though change in individual lives, not through the ending of unjust society")
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To: David Isaac

Whitewash just dosent sound right when talking about ACORN.


24 posted on 04/01/2009 3:46:38 AM PDT by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another April Fools joke? If not, it will be. Any probe by Conyers would find ACORN guilty of nothing.


25 posted on 04/01/2009 3:56:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: x_plus_one

That makes sense.


26 posted on 04/01/2009 3:57:45 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: bmwcyle

Let me see if I understand this line of logic. The same Congress and President who single handedly took over GM, fired the CEO, made them quit advertising, and passed punitive retroactive tax on just CEOS bonuses because GM took the bail out money.
- now wants us to believe it is not within their power to investigate a non profit that got billions of dollars in the same stimulus package and whose members have engaged in embezzelment, voter fraud, muscle for money and who knows how many other nefarious illegal activities?
Ok so I’ll bite -
We might as well put it in writing. Congress shall be exempt from any and all laws that the chattering class must follow and further more Congress shall decide who is the chattering class.
Only in Bamas LA LA Land can idiots be proclaimed geniuses and corrupt be proclaimed innocent victims and tax dollars be proclaimed Congress’s own piggy bank to use for bribery and blackmail in order to bring in a new era of Marxist elitism.


27 posted on 04/01/2009 3:58:16 AM PDT by ODDITHER
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this really from the Onion?


28 posted on 04/01/2009 4:01:51 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Sub-Driver

(Beware of (Con-Men) Bearing Gifts!


29 posted on 04/01/2009 4:02:42 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Sub-Driver

Never forget the 9/11 cOmmission hearings and report.


30 posted on 04/01/2009 4:05:44 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court house.....................America's Axis of Evil!)
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To: ODDITHER
Our country as we knew it growing up is gone. Now this government takes sport in how many lies they can tell and fool the Sheeple. They are only fooling themselves because the 80 some years we spend here is nothing compared to eternity.
31 posted on 04/01/2009 4:17:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: David Isaac

Exactly the same word that popped into my mind. A soft, superficial, perfunctory investigation ending with the supposed revelation that no wrongdoing occurred, and an exhortation of all parties to accept the legitimacy of and abandon all criticism levied against ACORN.

“Honestly officer, we did our own internal investigation which showed no wrongdoing occurred...there is no need to trouble yourselves over the matter. Conflict of interest? Nonsense, we documented everything right here...”


32 posted on 04/01/2009 4:27:10 AM PDT by M203M4 (A rainbow-excreting government-cheese-pie-eating unicorn in every pot.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yeah Crap!

Who cares about some contrived and orchestrated Congressional committee hearing! Especially one conducted by a major RAT.

If ever there was a calling for an action of real checks and balances, this is it.

This is a job for either the RNC or a credible and motivated conservative group with real lawsuits, discovery and some private money behind it.

The action needs to be parallel, ongoing and with regular progress reports through the available and friendly media.

If that doesn't get the point across, ad buys may be required.

33 posted on 04/01/2009 5:33:19 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Sure, Conyers can investigate. You know in advance what he will find, too..."ACORN has been doing an exemplary, honorable job with the little funding that they receive."

34 posted on 04/01/2009 5:36:25 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a show trial. So later ACORN can say, “Congress already looked into and dismissed these accusations.”

Too bad the REPUBLICAN Congress didn’t do this.


35 posted on 04/01/2009 6:25:39 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: jws3sticks

[It is like the “urban” folks running Detroit and Michigan into the dumpster, as fast as they can but stripping as much money on the way as they can. ]

The Obama Admin has taken that tactic nationwide.


36 posted on 04/01/2009 6:30:12 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Sub-Driver
Would this be like the Janet Reno style of investigation, that is, open an investigation and then refuse to discuss it because it is an ongoing investigation?

-PJ

37 posted on 04/01/2009 6:33:58 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not an April fool joke, I had read about this last week. Now I’m going to play devils advocate here. Conyers has an ego as big as his wife. I wrote the Congressman, although I’m not in his district, and congratulated him for taking on such a powerful group. I brought up possible RICO violations and his pursuit into the voter registration fraud. I’m suggesting that everyone here do the same. Make him think that this is a popular move. Stroke his feathers, pull a little reverse psychology.


38 posted on 04/01/2009 6:56:20 AM PDT by summernite
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To: Sub-Driver

I want to know what there is to weight. The evidence that this org is knee deep in voter fraud and other nefarious activities is overwhelming. It is time to indict the leadership of Acorn across the USA and it is waaaay past time to tie Bozo to them and impeach him for funding a criminal organization, along with indicting the legislators who voted for the funding via the porkulus package.


39 posted on 04/01/2009 7:40:40 AM PDT by calex59
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To: KansasGirl

Bingo!


40 posted on 04/01/2009 10:40:15 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Sub-Driver

April Fool’s joke!


41 posted on 04/02/2009 2:01:32 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: Sub-Driver
No need to pinch you, nothing will be done about Acorn. If anything was going to be done it should have been done when the Clintons were making a mad dash for the White House. The Republic party is now paying the price for letting the Clintons get away with election fraud. The American people are also paying for allowing every political con artist that opens their mouths get elected.Number one political con game, EDUCATION, For the Children. The politicians played it and they knew the American people especially the women didn't want to look like they didn't know what was going on so they also played the game, their answer for how the voted was always on issues, EDUCATION, the minute the word can out of their mouths you knew the con artist in Washington had them in their clutches. That's why education never got fixed, the RATS needed the con game that went with education if they would ever stay in office. The Clinton rode that horse into the ground, people finally got wise but not all. Now it's the ECONOMY, they hear the word but don't know what is going on.All obozo has to do is keep
repeating the same word over and over again, Economy,Economy and that makes most Americans look like they know what is going on or else they are involved.
Conyers is more than likely created another DIVERSION for something else that is about to happen. Pay attention to other things going on or you will be taken in by a Conyer con game.
How about where is the money going?
Police counties in New York got Grants, SEATBELT GRANTS in time to harass the American people going to the polls. I went to vote in New York and many,many people were being stopped by the police about a mile more or less from the voting polls,didn't matter if you were wearing a seat belt or not you were stopped and ticketed. I was one of them that got a ticket and I WAS WEARING A SEATBELT.
New York were election fraud runs high, a state that has been hijacked by the liberal,socialist,communist, Hollywood want a Be's don't want voters going to the polls, they stuff the box and they call on the dead instead of letting them rest in peace.
Our tax dollars at work, attack the American voters harass
them coming and going to the polls, as long as people are
afraid of going to the polls the RATS will continue to run this state. This state is infested with this low life bunch that we can't get rid of. Bloomberg one of the biggest low life liars refuses to leave office, he was elected because many thought he changed his ways, he ran on a Republican ticket and not one Republican has been put into office.This low life now calls himself an Independent, he thinks New Yorkers are STUPID, maybe he is right, once again he is changing parties but stand strong for the liberal,socialist,communist rats that want to bring down this country.
We have a DICTATER for a Mayor and a PIMP for a Governor.
Senators a put into office, who needs to vote when you have the GRAVEYARDS full of voters, as long as they claim large numbers of votes, there is no recount even thou they know it was the dead that rose up against us and voted again.
42 posted on 04/04/2009 12:37:01 PM PDT by rebapiper
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