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Enabling ACORN's Comeback
American spectator ^ | 12.10.09 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST by opentalk

Congress -- and possibly Citigroup -- may be gearing up to start funding the organized crime syndicate ACORN again. The current federal funding ban expires Dec. 18.

On Tuesday evening the House Appropriations Committee rejected on a party line vote of 9 to 5 an amendment offered by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) that would have blocked federal funding of the radical advocacy group.

The amendment was needed because the Obama administration thumbed its nose at a provision in spending legislation that banned ACORN funding until the end of next week.

In a ruling revealed late last month by the Justice Department the Obama administration invented a loophole allowing the government to continue funding the president's friends at ACORN. Through the magic of legal interpretation, the language forbidding funding the group was transformed by Acting Assistant Attorney General David J. Barron into a requirement not "to refuse payment on binding contractual obligations that predate" the original funding ban.

Latham's amendment would have closed the loophole by banning funding for ACORN, including any funding covering "a contract or other agreement entered into before the date of the enactment of this or any such other Act."

The bottom line is that the ACORN funding prohibition language remains in the massive fiscal 2010 spending measure taken up by appropriators this week but ACORN ally Eric Holder's Justice Department has rendered that language virtually meaningless.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 12/10/2009 6:53:14 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

ACORN may be the Dem’s best hope in 2010 - get the dead, incarcerated and criminally insane to vote. Multiple times.


2 posted on 12/10/2009 6:56:35 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: opentalk
I know what I'm writing on my RNC request-for-money 'survey' next time I send it back: NO ACORN!

(Don't you love how you can send them messages so easily, at no cost to yourself? I do.)

3 posted on 12/10/2009 6:56:43 AM PST by synbad600
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To: opentalk

Congress, say goodbye to your jobs, pensions and healthcare benefits and say hello to your new quarters, a jail cell.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 6:56:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: opentalk

Would someone please get the pitchforks and torches ready? My God, is there no limit to the arrogance of these people? They basically tell us to stick our values and put up with whatever they deem as proper, including getting these goons back in shape to steal the 2010 election.


5 posted on 12/10/2009 6:58:39 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: dumpthelibs

Doesn’t it make you feel warm and fuzzy that the government confiscates your hard-earned money in order to give it to an organized crime syndicate which works directly against your interests, while actively turning the country into a banana republic?


7 posted on 12/10/2009 7:02:24 AM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: opentalk

We are becoming a people of the government, by the government and for the government.


8 posted on 12/10/2009 7:02:47 AM PST by RoadTest (Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:3)
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To: opentalk

This government is just rubbing our collective noses in their corruption. They seem not to fear any retaliation which makes me think that they are harboring a plan to suspend the elections that will surely send them and their communist policies packing in 2010-2012. IMHO!


9 posted on 12/10/2009 7:09:40 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tgusa
ACORN may be the Dem’s best hope in 2010 get the dead, incarcerated and criminally insane to vote. Multiple times. -

Then stick you with the bill. I really think the whole acorn obama connection is the way to get him removed. The way they protect it is telling.

10 posted on 12/10/2009 7:18:13 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk
ACORN will not be investigated by Barry's AG. Move along.

And the RINO’s have nothing to say as they are busy servicing the POTUS. They will not pursue this issue.

11 posted on 12/10/2009 7:23:05 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: gathersnomoss

I hope they drag that guy and his angry shrew of a wife out of the White House in handcuffs. On television. Then, cut to the capitol building, where members of Congress are similarly dragged kicking and screaming, and in chains, out of their offices to prison (or a gallows). They play hardball with us, we should reciprocate.


12 posted on 12/10/2009 7:38:10 AM PST by ronnyquest (That's what governments are for: to get in a man's way.)
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To: tgusa

Either that, or, they’re actually making 2010 easy for us. Get the word out and bring out the pitchforks.


13 posted on 12/10/2009 8:24:04 AM PST by RockinRight (The sleeping giant has been awoken, and he's PISSED.)
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To: RockinRight

I’ll bring the tar if you bring the feathers.

;-)


14 posted on 12/10/2009 8:28:08 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.

15 posted on 12/10/2009 2:41:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

A nightmare that will not end.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 3:45:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: dumpthelibs

“including getting these goons back in shape to steal the 2010 election.”

That’s in the plan....going to the polls is past tense.
They will do the same thing as they did Nov.2008.

Obama is an organizer...and he knew this would happen when people realized what was going on and Acorn WILL storm the elections in 2012 as well. He knows the American people will go for it and do nothing but....complain.

End of Story!He will win and he doesn’t care if the polls show him as 5% favorite in the polls....he will WIN.


17 posted on 12/10/2009 8:47:08 PM PST by bobaloobob
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To: dumpthelibs

Thank Your Congressmen for this.Another 4 yrs to dis mantel this government and it’s a done deal ...every congressman will be sold out to this administration knowing that the American citizen are dead -a**es and don’t care what happens.

WE’re waiting on them ..and they’re waiting on us...what a joke!The government is far removed from us....soon they will not allow the citizens to vote...what’s the need?


18 posted on 12/10/2009 9:10:03 PM PST by bobaloobob
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To: FrPR
Godon Liddy

Hoo dat? i dun no hoo dat bees. Whaa?

19 posted on 12/10/2009 10:53:55 PM PST by Amagi
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obama should fire Holder or add another thing to his long list of things for an impeachment trial.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks opentalk.


21 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: opentalk

BTTT


22 posted on 12/11/2009 5:50:53 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: prairiebreeze

bump for later read


23 posted on 12/11/2009 12:49:21 PM PST by prairiebreeze (God bless the Ft. Hood families, victims and soldiers.)
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