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OMB directs executive branch to cut ties to ACORN
Hot Air ^ | October 8, 2009 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 10/08/2009 10:51:38 AM PDT by opentalk

While Congress wrestles with various ways to strip ACORN of any remaining federal funding, the White House has somewhat quietly begun to disconnect itself from the community-organizing group. OMB director Peter Orszag yesterday sent the following compliance memo to “all Executive Branch agencies” to meet the requirements of the continuing resolutions that Congress have already passed to keep the government funded in the absence of a budget. Orszag basically says to cut ACORN off immediately:

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; bho44; coi; congress; corruption; democrats; funding; obama; omb; peterorszag; whitehouse
Update: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) tells local station KTLK that the cut-off only runs through October, and that ACORN funding could be restored when Congress actually passes the FY2010 budget.
1 posted on 10/08/2009 10:51:38 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Under the bus goes ACORN.....


2 posted on 10/08/2009 10:52:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: opentalk
Orszag basically says to cut ACORN off immediately:

Yeah, right. With the CCO in the WH?

3 posted on 10/08/2009 10:57:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not the biggest victory, but definitely Obama doing damage control—finally getting ahead of an issue rather than letting it blindside him.


4 posted on 10/08/2009 10:58:28 AM PDT by DJtex
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Under the bus is too good for ACORN. We were alerted to ACORN
many months ago and only recently have they become an issue. This should tell you how long it takes the MSM to decide that an issue should be reported. Talk radio exposed ACORN some time in 2007 or even earlier, but since it was an Obama promoted organization the MSM refused to give talk radio any credibility in the matter. Only after they were hit over the head with evidence that could not be ignored did they pick up the story. This is called investigative journalism, or perhaps more aptly called, “head in the sand” journalism.


5 posted on 10/08/2009 11:00:12 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: opentalk
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6 posted on 10/08/2009 11:00:22 AM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hardly. You should have seen Roland Burris yesterday, defend them and praise their work.


7 posted on 10/08/2009 11:00:34 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: opentalk

UPDATE——wiggle room?

Update: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) tells local station KTLK that the cut-off only runs through October, and that ACORN funding could be restored when Congress actually passes the FY2010 budget.

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/08/omb-directs-executive-branch-to-cut-ties-to-acorn/


8 posted on 10/08/2009 11:04:32 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: opentalk
Who does King Obama think he is kidding! This turd would have never got elected without the illegal help of ACORN and he will back door fund them.
9 posted on 10/08/2009 11:05:52 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: thouworm

Wow that odumbo sure got tough. cutting off funds for 2.5 weeks.

That is an insult actually and something MSM should cover

thanks for the update


10 posted on 10/08/2009 11:06:41 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: opentalk

Many articles recently on the cutting off of funding to ACORN, but none of them address the vast quantity of offshoots, or as I call them tentacles of the ACORN octopus, nor do any of them address ACORN’s costume change to Community Organizers International.

Perhaps I’ve missed something, but I don’t believe any of this funding cutoff crap as long as there isn’t acknowledgement of COI as the new ACORN, and as long as we aren’t informed of the governments relations with the new face of ACORN which is COI.

The dance floor is still dominated by Squirrels in drag.


11 posted on 10/08/2009 11:08:14 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Deb

Al Sharpton, predictably, is saying that these attacks on ACORN are racist.


12 posted on 10/08/2009 11:09:22 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: MrB

Stop the presses!


13 posted on 10/08/2009 11:11:08 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: rockinqsranch
This was the memo wording about affiliates.:

SEC. 163. None of the funds made available by this joint resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.

14 posted on 10/08/2009 11:16:33 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Don’t hold your breath.


15 posted on 10/08/2009 11:17:39 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: opentalk

“SEC. 163. None of the funds made available by this joint resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.”

Thanks. I missed that one.


16 posted on 10/08/2009 11:20:10 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: opentalk

BTW I still don’t believe it. The Dems will fund them somehow. It’s in their blood to break the laws. Zay vill haf zair vay, or else.


17 posted on 10/08/2009 11:23:42 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: opentalk

So how did ACORN wind up getting that million bucks yesterday?


18 posted on 10/08/2009 12:21:35 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: MrB
Al Sharpton, predictably, is saying that these attacks on ACORN are racist.

How stupid these Dems are. If Sharpton says attacks on ACORN are RACIST...then he is ADMITTING THAT IT IS A BLACK ONLY ORGANIZATION! I doubt that fact was supposed to be known, but he has brought it out with his complaing. So, if that is true, then ACORN is, admittedly, the RACIST party in this. Not those who have busted it.

By complaining, he is, in essence, burying it further. Of course, the alphabet networks and press will miss that inuendo. It is above their pay grade to think that hard or clearly.

19 posted on 10/08/2009 1:12:06 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Obama administration officials said Wednesday there is no chance that ACORN will get a Homeland Security grant it was awarded last month because of a provision in a bill signed into law last week prohibiting any federal funding to the controversial group.

This was from an article in Washington Times.
article

20 posted on 10/08/2009 2:40:02 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
While Congress wrestles with various ways to strip ACORN of any remaining federal funding, the White House has somewhat quietly begun to disconnect itself from the community-organizing group.
I'm sure they'll all get right on it.
21 posted on 10/08/2009 3:00:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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