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Bigger Than Watergate
The American Spectator ^ | December 21, 2009 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 12/21/2009 6:12:10 AM PST by bogusname

ACORN critic Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren't doing much about the tax-subsidized organized crime syndicate ACORN even as evidence of its wrongdoing continues to pile up.

In an exclusive interview, the House Judiciary Committee member describes the ACORN saga as "the largest corruption crisis in the history of America."

"It's thousands of times bigger than Watergate because Watergate was only a little break-in by a couple of guys," said King. "By the time we pull ACORN out by its roots America's going to understand just how big this is."

Unlike the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, the ACORN scandal reaches not only to the highest levels of government, but also to states and localities across America. The president himself and his political advisor Patrick Gaspard used to work for ACORN and the radical advocacy group has allies throughout congressional leadership who are bending over backwards to protect it. President Obama has also hired as White House counsel Bob Bauer, whom King described as "the number one defender of ACORN in the country." ...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: acorn; corruption; democrats; watergate

1 posted on 12/21/2009 6:12:14 AM PST by bogusname
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To: bogusname

Crime takes on a whole new meaning when there aren’t any cops.


2 posted on 12/21/2009 6:15:04 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: bogusname

If a republican congress takes over I hope they spend the next 2 years putting obama and his crew behind bars


3 posted on 12/21/2009 6:15:46 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration is wearing out my capslock key..grrrrrr)
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To: bogusname
It's nice that some people remember that old ACORN scandal. My, my, my -- that one happened a long, long time ago didn't it? Back in 2009, I think. Those were the days, eh?

'Course, no one cares about old stuff like that nowadays.

4 posted on 12/21/2009 6:16:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments.)
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To: bogusname

What’s been going on with Breitbart since he got that summons to the grand jury?


5 posted on 12/21/2009 6:18:11 AM PST by OKSooner ("He's quite mad, you know." - Sean Connery to Honor Blackman in "Goldfinger".)
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To: bogusname
"It's thousands of times bigger than Watergate....

Maybe it's "too big to prosecute?"

6 posted on 12/21/2009 6:18:55 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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To: bogusname

Too bad nobody is hearing this and it has, mostly, been swept under the rug.


7 posted on 12/21/2009 6:18:57 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Crime takes on a whole new meaning when there aren’t any cops.

Crime is only a matter of how the event is perceived. One man's crime is another man's aggressive behavior.

8 posted on 12/21/2009 6:20:03 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: bogusname
I will send another email to my congress-critters, this morning, reminding them that I am still watching their performance regarding these criminals.
9 posted on 12/21/2009 6:20:14 AM PST by blam
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To: bogusname

ACORN critic Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren’t doing much about the tax-subsidized organized crime syndicate ACORN even as evidence of its wrongdoing continues to pile up.

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Is he really mystified that the ones that benefit the most from something corrupt act as though there is nothing there to be concerned about? Right now they protect it. When they actively cover it up, or should we say “get caught “ covering it up, then it will be comparable to Watergate.


10 posted on 12/21/2009 6:20:17 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( What happened to my tag line?)
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To: bogusname

Good luck with that congressman. Acorn is too corrupt to fail. It’s tentacles go all the way into the White House.


11 posted on 12/21/2009 6:20:38 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: bogusname

Bigger than Watergate.

Nearly ANYTHING is bigger than the actual crimes underlying Watergate, including dozens of casually criminal acts by the oily Bill Clinton, not to mention LBJ and JFK.

Watergate was the LeftMedia feeling its oats and expanding its monopoly power, after successfully shutting down the Vietnam War.


12 posted on 12/21/2009 6:21:15 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: bogusname

“ACORN critic Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren’t doing much about the tax-subsidized organized crime syndicate ACORN even as evidence of its wrongdoing continues to pile up.”

Is Steve King an IDIOT, like so many Republicans?
Was he not told that ACORN IS OBAMA, and that it is a Marxist front organization for the Democrats?


13 posted on 12/21/2009 6:21:46 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: bogusname
“Bigger than Watergate.”

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Nearly ANYTHING is bigger than the actual crimes underlying Watergate, including dozens of casually criminal acts by the oily Bill Clinton, not to mention LBJ and JFK.

Watergate was the LeftMedia feeling its oats and expanding its monopoly power, after successfully shutting down the Vietnam War.

14 posted on 12/21/2009 6:21:46 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: CAluvdubya
"Too bad nobody is hearing this and it has, mostly, been swept under the rug."

Maybe Glen Beck will re-activate interest after the holidays.

15 posted on 12/21/2009 6:22:00 AM PST by blam
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To: bogusname
ACORN critic Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren't doing much about the tax-subsidized organized crime syndicate ACORN even as evidence of its wrongdoing continues to pile up.

He's mystified?.................He's clueless....................

16 posted on 12/21/2009 6:22:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: bogusname
"It's thousands of times bigger than Watergate because Watergate was only a little break-in by a couple of guys," said King. "By the time we pull ACORN out by its roots America's going to understand just how big this is."

Like Filegate?

17 posted on 12/21/2009 6:24:20 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: AlexW

They served Acorn cookies in the White House. They control the White House and don’t care who knows it.


18 posted on 12/21/2009 6:24:49 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bogusname

People need to demand that these people, Obama and crew, get punished NOW for the constant crime and corruption.

I am sick of them getting by with all this. Obama should be impeached and booted out of office asap.


19 posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:24 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Crime is only a matter of how the event is perceived. One man’s crime is another man’s aggressive behavior.”

Agree. Goes back to Levin’s favorite Lincoln quote on the separate meanings for the word “liberty”. Liberty, to some = freedom. To others, it means the freedom to gouge your neighbor.


20 posted on 12/21/2009 6:25:35 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: bogusname
   is mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren't doing much about the tax-subsidized organized crime syndicate ACORN...

  "This is one-party gangster government and they know what they're doing," he said.

  It may be worse than we've ever seen. The Democrat Congress, the Executive Branch, most of the judiciary - all part of the same organized crime syndicate.
21 posted on 12/21/2009 6:27:38 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: bogusname

“By the time we pull ACORN out by its roots America’s going to understand just how big this is.”

No they won’t, because the media will not give this story legs.

Nothing to see here...


22 posted on 12/21/2009 6:29:46 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: EyeGuy
“...Watergate was the LeftMedia feeling its oats and expanding its monopoly power, after successfully shutting down the Vietnam War.”

Actually, Watergate was all about hiding what the ‘burglars’ were doing and what they found:

Proof that the DNC was using the AFL-CIO to launder money, and that John Deans wife was running a prostitution ring out of DNC HQ. The press/Democrats could not have the real story publicized.

23 posted on 12/21/2009 6:33:01 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Spare us the false sense of being mystified congressman. You clowns scratch each others backs so much you’d think you were monkeys. ACORN is just another in the long line of corruption. Do the names Rangel, Murtha, Dicks, Moran... mean anything to you? Nothing to see here folks. BTW, ACORN is the vehicle for the RATS to steal the 2010 election in spite of their sticking all these new laws and taxes up our butts. Elections won’t matter from here on out.


24 posted on 12/21/2009 6:38:36 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: blam

We can only hope. I hate that these sorts of crimes can be largely ignored by the general population.


25 posted on 12/21/2009 6:41:24 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

“... John Deans wife was running a prostitution ring out of DNC HQ...”

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I have never heard that one.

What was the wife of one of Nixon’s top aides doing working at the DNC? The puny, cowardly nerd, backstabbing snake John Dean did not seem to have been the type to have a Madame for a wife.


26 posted on 12/21/2009 6:44:22 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: AlexW
Is Steve King an IDIOT, like so many Republicans?

Only an IDIOT would pose such a question on this website. Please report to your congresscritter's office to stand in line for your free hand out.

27 posted on 12/21/2009 6:45:15 AM PST by Iowa Granny (A Penny Saved, is a Penny TAXED)
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To: dumpthelibs

I dunno. There are limits to vote stealing and fraud before it becomes too blatant for even Mr. and Mrs. American Idol to ignore. I think -17 (obumer’s negative polling) might be past that limit...


28 posted on 12/21/2009 6:46:34 AM PST by piytar (Go Away RNC, Steele, Graham, and the rest of the lib-loser GOP. WE'RE TAKING OUR PARTY BACK!)
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To: EyeGuy
Dean is the one who helped the burglars get caught.

G. Gordon Liddy calls Dean: ‘a serial perjurer.’

29 posted on 12/21/2009 6:49:50 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: bogusname
Add King to the Republican list of dolts. What an idiot.
30 posted on 12/21/2009 6:51:45 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: CAluvdubya
“Too bad nobody is hearing this and it has, mostly, been swept under the rug.”

Yep. Watergate dominated the Evening news, night after night, after night. And Newspapers all over the country had the ongoing investigation covered in its front pages like few other stories of its time. And then their was the blockbuster movie in inspired, staring two of Hollywoods top actors, and winning 4 Oscars.

Bigger than Watergate? Now, we all know that the ACORN scandal is much much much larger than Watergate, but if the news chooses to ignore it, then its amounts to the size of an unpaid parking ticket.

31 posted on 12/21/2009 7:11:57 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: bogusname
. . . mystified that both the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration aren't doing much . . .

No reason to be mystified. All these thugs stand to benefit from cover up.

32 posted on 12/21/2009 7:27:24 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Mr. K
If a republican congress takes over I hope they spend the next 2 years putting obama and his crew behind bars

From your keyboard to God's ears.

33 posted on 12/21/2009 7:29:36 AM PST by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: Mr. K

We had that chance with Clinton

Rush Limbaugh for YEARS tod us the rule of law must prevail!

Until Bush got nominated...then he and Hannity went on the air and told us to all get over it...


34 posted on 12/21/2009 7:34:12 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: EyeGuy

that’s true about John Deans Wife, go to G Gordon Liddy’s site and look up the archieves

he spells it out the court case you can get transcripts for that detail the facts found

It was found out by the guys who wrote SILENT COUP

get that book, too! Even Liddy claims he never knew half of that book


35 posted on 12/21/2009 7:36:41 AM PST by RaceBannon (OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE IS SHOVEL READY...FOR SENIORS!!:: NObama. Not my president.)
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To: Red Badger

I’m so sick of you cynical jack asses. Before you spout off anything maybe you should research the individual you are ridiculing and the issue he/she is discussing. Look up Congressman Steve King once. You will see you don’t have a better conservative in the country!

Maybe we’d have a shot at advancing our issues if you negative, cynical nimrods would build up good conservatives rather than tearing them all down every chance you get. Rant over.


36 posted on 12/21/2009 7:51:55 AM PST by pwking
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To: pwking

Thank you for calling me cynical.........................

Their philosophy was that the purpose of life was to live a life of Virtue in agreement with Nature. This meant rejecting all conventional desires for wealth, power, health, and fame, and by living a life free from all possessions. As reasoning creatures, people could gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which was natural for humans. They believed that the world belonged equally to everyone, and that suffering was caused by false judgments of what was valuable and by the worthless customs and conventions which surrounded society. Many of these thoughts were later absorbed into Stoicism.


37 posted on 12/21/2009 7:55:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Red Badger

Way to dodge my point. If you were to look up Congressman King, you would find out that your cynicism toward him is making you look like an idiot. There is nothing good that comes from cynics who base their information on a gut feeling, derived from either foolishness or lazyness.


38 posted on 12/21/2009 8:10:12 AM PST by pwking
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To: dumpthelibs

I would say we concur. Now, why does the MSM have such a problem trying to find the time to report this, and DIG into the ripe opportunity to tell the people the truth. It used to be fashionable.


39 posted on 12/21/2009 8:13:03 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( What happened to my tag line?)
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To: AlexW
Is Steve King an IDIOT, like so many Republicans?

Was he not told that ACORN IS OBAMA, and that it is a Marxist front organization for the Democrats?


You didn't catch the sarcasm, did you?
40 posted on 12/21/2009 8:20:12 AM PST by aruanan
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To: pwking

1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?


41 posted on 12/21/2009 8:48:32 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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