Skip to comments.The Rick Perry - ACORN connection explained: A primer for non-Texans
Posted on 09/04/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by Clairity
In 2005, the Texas State Legislature passed HB 1823, which allowed people with a Contract for Deed to refinance their mortgage and convert the Contract for Deed to a Deed of Trust. They were then able to get out from under the terms of the contract, transfer title to their name, and assume full responsibility for their property and their lives. There were a number of steps homeowners had to take to comply with the law, and they were obviously responsible to pay the mortgage, but it gave homeowners greater power over their property.
ACORN, which supported HB 1823, praised the Legislature and Governor Perry for passing it.
So when folks go around bashing Governor Perry for signing these bills just because ACORN supported one of them, it tells me they are all hat, no cattle, and a person to be pitied. They are obviously not a Texan.
(Excerpt) Read more at enterstageright.com ...
Another piece of misinformation about Perry's "connection" to ACORN bites the dust, when full facts are revealed.
Another anti-Perry misinformation bites the dust in the light of truth.
ahhhhh, sure...uh huh...riggggggt
So a very important question would be, why did ACORN support HB 1823?
Wow, y’all are just giving RINO Ricky a pass on everything.
I hate “guilt-by-association” arguments. They are generally bereft of logic, and are used when there is no real issue to debate.
Read the article!
Most of the stuff on here and in the left wing rags (which people on here often cite for some reason) is complete BS.
Doesn’t it bother you at all that ACORN praised Perry and the legislature for this???
Some anti-Perry posters have been posting a picture without explanation, where Perry is shown signing a bill, with some ACORN members in the background. And they were claiming some mysterious close relationship between ACORN and Perry.
This article explains in detail what the bill was and how it came about — as a result of a natural disaster and how some real estate “ownership” worked in Texas.
As with Trump months ago, here I come to harsh the buzz of conservatives who, understandably unimpressed by the field, felt a surge of energy when it appeared Rick Perry might be entering the fray. An appetizer:
At the Capitol on Monday, opposition grew against the governors order Friday to require the human papilloma- virus vaccine for girls starting in September 2008. Lawmakers who said their offices were inundated with angry calls and e-mails from constituents over the weekend rushed to file bills that would override the governors order, which they said revokes parental rights and could encourage young girls to be promiscuous. The governor, however, stood firm.
Providing the HPV vaccine doesnt promote sexual promiscuity any more than the Hepatitis B vaccine promotes drug use, Perry said Monday. If the medical community developed a vaccine for lung cancer, would the same critics oppose it, claiming it would encourage smoking?
I think this one will vary in concern value. Some people are very edgy about any kind of forced vaccinations, for reasons even beyond the concept of government-mandated medical procedures. Others may give this a pass. I continue for the sake of the latter:
The groups proudest moment came last week when Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill that makes important changes in the use of contracts-for-deed, a form of home lending that withholds a title from buyers until they have fully paid their loan.
Passage of the law, which will make it possible for buyers to convert their loans to traditional mortgages, was this years top Texas legislative goal for ACORN, which represents 175,000 low- and moderate-income families in 51 U.S. cities.
But hey, that cant be too big of a deal, right? After all, John McCain was cozy with them as well, and he got the nomination in 2008! Not the only thing that he seems to have in common with John McCains ideology, either:
Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. Thats why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.
This coming from the same guy who opposed Arizonas immigration law. No, this is not an immediate purity test for conservatism. Its a serious look at a person who seems awful close to asking us to elect them to be the leader of our country. Honestly, this governor from Texas looking to be president
seems a lot like the last governor from Texas looking to be president, in all the wrong ways.
Even Democratic former Governor Jennifer Granholm (unpopularly known as Gov. Jenn) was smart enough not to be photographed with ACORN and Gov Jenn wasn’t all that bright.
Oh, I get it...only almighty Texans can get it, right?
Perry and Acorn: Perry’s camp trying to spin it! Jump in, my FRiend!
Thank you. I’m amazed at all the disinformation on FR lately. I have never seen it this bad. If this keeps up Fr is going to look like DU or the other one.
Acorn was like a Cancer infecting everything it touched.
Just like Zero.
Most people who don’t live in Texas are not familiar with “Contract for Deed” and the implications of having bought the house that way.
As I said repeatedly, the article explains it in detail.
But I guess the anti-Perry element is not interested in the facts, only in bashing him. It reflects on the integrity of such posters, not on Perry.
Yes, we CAN! Especially since we understand property rights in Texas.
I’m waiting for the Perry supporters to start sounding like Bush supporters....aka: “If you’re not for us then you’re against us.”
Only the sith deal in absolutes.
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