Skip to comments.'Time to Ask Why Most State Attorneys General are AWOL on ACORN
Posted on 09/23/2009 3:42:54 AM PDT by Man50D
Mark Fitzgibbons, President of Corporate and Legal Affairs of American Target Advertising, Inc., Manassas, Virginia, issued the following statement regarding the failure of state attorneys general to take action against ACORN:
"Despite years of warning signs about voter fraud, embezzlement and other potentially criminal behavior by and within the Association for Community Organizing and Reform Now (ACORN), only a handful of state attorneys general apparently didn't need to be embarrassed by recent alternative media reporting and videos before taking some action against ACORN. Most state attorneys general have sat by idly, perhaps for political reasons with a trail quite probably leading to Washington, while ACORN has been busy racking up unchecked legal offenses.
"State attorneys general long ago should have investigated ACORN, and enforced various state laws against it. State attorneys general claim to have unique regulatory and enforcement authority over nonprofit organizations. Along with other state charitable oversight officials that require nonprofits to file information purportedly to prevent violations of law, state attorneys general have unique access to information that could have been used to take action against ACORN. Were they asleep, derelict in their duty, or worse?
"The question must be asked: was their failure to act the result of direct and indirect political support of Democratic politicians by ACORN, its direct affiliates, and its indirect affiliates such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)?
"For example, the ACORN Financial Justice Center graded state attorneys general in 2008 on their work in the home foreclosure crisis, which many believe ACORN-supported policies helped create. Basing its grades on factors including endorsing Senator Chris Dodd's and other federal Democratic legislation, and using taxpayer funds to train pro bono lawyers, ACORN gave grades of A+ only to Democratic attorneys general. The list of ACORN's A+ attorneys general by state: Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut), Martha Coakely (Massachusetts), Andrew Cuomo (New York), Lisa Madigan (Illinois), Tom Miller (Iowa), and Lori Swanson (Minnesota).
"Perhaps its time to investigate and review why so many state attorneys general failed to act, or act sooner, against ACORN. Attorneys general should begin by disclosing contributions received from, state taxpayer funding for, and attorneys' general ties, meetings and financial affiliations with, ACORN and its vast network."
Shut them down
As long as the state attorneys continue to derive benefits from ACORN (their jobs?), why investigate?
The a.g.’s are afraid to look racist. So they look the other way.
Can’t have acorn nuts protesting against them now can we?
When in reality they ought to be shot.
Quite simply because ACORN are friends of Obama, and, with near-universal political ambitions, most states’ Attorneys-General have their noses stuck so far up the president’s backside that they require he have a glass navel so they can see where the h*** they’re going.
Perhaps one reason could be that they saw how President Bush was treated, from both sides of the isle, for having the audacity to fire a handful of judges that failed to prosecute the voter fraud cases (read ACORN) that were before them.
Th cry of racims is heard round th counry every time someone touches a black. The Attorney’s general just tuned their heads to keep from getting accused of racism. How tough is that to figure out.
Just as Eric Holder turned loose the terrorist Black Panthers who threatened voters at a polling place. To me that is cause for dismissal of whomsoever alowed that to happen.
Whether they call themselves Black Panthers or ACORN, they both have the same agenda.
Acorn and it’s affiliates are a big, fat extortion racket. AG’s don’t want the blow back, picketing, and accusations of racism. Just look at what has been said by some elected representatives, ‘Racist, racist, racist’ Of course they can’t back it up, but the damage is done simply by making the accusation.
Perhaps it’s time for folks to push back by filing a slander suit.
ACORN Employee Admits to Voter Fraud...FEC Does Not
On August 18, a former ACORN official in Las Vegas pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud. Nevada law prohibits paying canvassers for registering voters, but Christopher Edwards, former field director for ACORN, admitted to being involved in “a scheme to pay canvassers who were told they had to register at least 20 voters a day to keep their jobs and an additional $5 for getting 21 or more.” Edwards has agreed to testify against ACORN in return for a lighter sentence. This case raises several issues. In 2008, ACORN was frequently accused of voter fraud, but no one investigated the accusations very thoroughly. Now that ACORN employees are confirming that the allegations were at least partially true, it will be very interesting to see whether the Federal Government steps in and investigates.
How about the differences in sentencing females who prey upon children as compared to the sentences meted out to males?
Same crime but sure is different.
And I do not advocate sex with kids but I do support equal sentences not well it was a woman so let her go?
ACORN did not begin operating in 2008. The above report focused solely on the 2004 election, but have been incrementally upping their criminal activities for years.
That is the only thing, a MASS citizen lawsuit, the will stop this crap, IMO!
“That is the only thing, a MASS citizen lawsuit, the will stop this crap, IMO!”
I’ve been thinking about the Citizen Grand Juries that have popped up [and been turned down for standing]. However, depending on how the case filed with Judge Carter goes, it may open the door for Grand Jury standing. If so, that would be a great way to get our constitution back, California water turned back on, and corruption rooted out. The pols seem to be either blind or compromised and will not act in accordance with their constituents or the oath to uphold the constitution.
.....Maryland AG is going to investigate:
his office says:
“As time went on, it was clear that the local authorities were not going to look into the matter,” Guillory said. Gansler “sees it as an obligation,” she said. “It’s obvious that someone needed to look into it.”
translation:....City of Baltimore is controlled by black Dems....they won’t do a damn thing.
Do the math - ACORN ain't EVER gonna be investigated in Illinois, folks.
I did not have and will include it.
Excellent! IMO, it is an important report and points to a more long term problem than one that simply began 2008.
Here is a recent article I found that actually does some digging on the criminals: Video controversy doesn't deter St. Louis ACORN office
ACORN formed in 1970 in Arkansas, offering clothing and furniture to welfare recipients. The group's first political efforts focused on elections in Little Rock. By 1978, ACORN had a national presence.
Arkansas...seems to me that state has another criminal connection, no? IIRC, that criminal also soiled the People's House.
Complete lack of backbone.
All the more reason for “real people” to run for office, serve one or two terms, then go back to their jobs. Professional politicians have brought us to the edge of ruin.
That right there should be challenged. Of course citizens have standing! Who do these tyrants in black robes believe own this criminal government?
Have you checked out GOOOH?
That is exactly what their plan entails. Of course bugs need to be worked out, but it is a concept worth considering.
“That right there should be challenged. Of course citizens have standing! Who do these tyrants in black robes believe own this criminal government?”
You know that game where people put their finger over their nose to indicate ‘not me’? Well, that’s pretty much how the eligibility cases have gone thus far. Court? No, have to go to Congress. Congress? No, have to go the electoral college. Electoral College? No, it was up to the Sec. of States/DNC.
Anyhoo, there is a sliver of light showing under a heavy door. Folks are working hard to pry it open.
Exactly! Similar to the BC issue PRIOR to the election and coronation.
What? The Constitution does not bar anyone from running for president -- wait til he has the nomination.
Well, the nomination has nothing to do with the NBC clause -- he has to win the election.
Okay, sure he won the election, but the electors haven't voted yet -- wait til then.
Yikes, the electors voted and he is now the usurper-elect -- well CONgre$$ will never certify the electoral college votes, just wait.
OMG! CONgre$$ certified the electoral college without any objections -- just hang on, SCOTUS will hear one of the MANY cases about his eligibility before the coronation.
1-20-09 DOOMED: The king is coronated and within 5 minutes begins to destroy America!
So it would appear that we have 50 SoStates, 538 electors, 536 members of CONgre$$, 9 Supremes and let's throw in the 3 heads of the DNC (Dean-Reid-Pelousy) that have committed a criminal act against the citizens of the USA, yet not one of said citizens has standing to oppose this national disgrace!
1136 people have defrauded over 300,000,000 and there have been no riots in the streets.
Its because acorn owns them all. Dem or Rep acorn has all of our government on the payroll. Gypses, Tramps & Thieves.
um... they’re Obamaites like their bosses?
“1136 people have defrauded over 300,000,000 and there have been no riots in the streets.”
Give’m time. Although the real crowd size at the 9/12 event was not well publicized, the PTB know the score. They also know attendees weren’t paid to show up. Nor are they the ‘type’ to get out and march. Really, its’ a bit of a miracle and testimony of how absolutely pissed-off [and worried sick] so many Americans are right now.
All Obama’s meddling, dithering, lying, hypocrisy, etc. cannot remain hidden and is slowly working its way to the surface. If that many showed up in August/September, it does NOT bode well for this administration as more revelations occur.
If we manage to get past October 15 without a health care bill, the chances of it passing diminish with the expiration of the reconciliation rule. [Crosses fingers]
To me the critical part is to continue the pressure on a daily basis. Posting on news sites, attending media protests, calling/emailing/faxing local/state/federal officials, including AG’s.
IMO, that’s why we keep getting the message to be ‘civil’, but it really seems like what they are saying is ‘shut up.’
Muting the messenger will result in the statists saying, ‘see...no complaints.’ In fact, Maryland’s AG a couple days ago used just that argument for not investigating. Then TSHTF and he had to reverse himself.
Whew. Loads of words, but I really believe we are in an existential fight for this country and constitution.
I'll include that, too. I seem to recall Hillarrheah! was involved in ACORN's formation. Den of thieves.
LOL! If you have not seen this it is very funny.
‘Thank You ACORN’: Leno Plays ‘Commercial’ Featuring Prostitutes Gratitude