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.
Since WHEN did selling telemedicine across our border, JUST LIKE WE SELL THE MANY THINGS across the border, become a bi-national medical plan.
Is selling freaking Cheerios to Mexican nationals a bi-national CHEERIOS plan?
WHEN, WHEN, ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO STOP, STOP, STOP carrying this bucket of horse manure and lies for the DEMOCRATS! They can’t seem to crank out their trash fast enough for REPUBLICANS to pick it up and publish it as the truth!
Good post, Clairity. For the fair-minded, the so-called “Perry-ACORN connection” is exposed for what it always was, a sham strawman argument.
Part of ACORN dealt with housing issues.
Don’t the facts concern you?
I assumed you understood my premise—that ACORN support implies there must be something else about the law that isn’t as nice as the parts that sound harmless.
Why this pretty much locks in those independent voters. Perry’s appeal is very wide.
And when are you going to realize that Perry is a RINO? Get used to the vetting, because Bachmann and Mittens are going to tear him apart with his ten year record of pandering to illegals and special interest groups.
Your another concerned troll dong the Obots astroturfing here.
Move on .
Bachmann couldn’t tear up a used snot rag.
I am sorry, but she is a political neophyte.
I think Milt has major splainin to do and gosh darn it, he just isn’t likeable.
So who do you support ???
Lets hear why they are a better option ???
A different view:
Thanks to excessive activism coupled with past abuses by unscrupulous investors, the 79th Texas Legislature has now made it much more difficult for investors in Texas to work within their entrepreneurial vocation.
Two laws which were recently passed have dealt a deadly blow to the use of popular lease-options. SB 629, authored by Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) and sponsored by Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), and HB 1823, authored by Rep. Harold Dutton and sponsored by Sen. Eddie Lucio.
These laws were initially introduced as a means to protect low-income buyers and immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border as the practice of lease-options by unscrupulous builders and developers are what is traditionally blamed for the creation of colonias (identifiable unincorporated areas located within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border that lack infrastructure and decent housing), however; their effect on real estate investors extends far beyond the states border regions.
SB 629 and its companion HB 1823 both enter into simultaneous effect on September 1, 2005.
Rent to own is a huge rip off so not much sympathy from me. No reason for Perry to publicly give credit and by so doing credibility, to the despicable ACORN.
It appears Ricardo wanted to appeal to the illegals along the border that ACORN was mostly concerned with.
I don’t make a habit of jumping on threads for any of the candidates or non candidates to beat them up.
You can smell the fear from these Perry bashers.
Funny you disagree with Sarah Palin, who declared Perry to be a true conservative.
“Rick Perry is true to conservative principles even when others think the party needs to go a different direction. I like that about him: he doesn’t care which way the wind blows, he acts on his beliefs. That’s why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election,” Palin wrote.
Palin wrote that Perry “walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns - and you know how I feel about guns!”
All better conservatives than Perry.
Yeah, I also disagreed with Palin when she endorsed McCain and called him a true conservative too.
I just would like to know EXACTLY WHO these serial Perry haters are supporting?
I do not dislike Gov. Perry. As a non-native 54 year Texican I can also say I do not like Gov. Perry.
Agree on a great many points, mostly 10th amendment arguments,.. bothered by cronyism.
To live and breathe Texan is to understand.
Don’t complain. Don’t explain.
Elites and illegals in sheer numbers stain this legacy. I hold hope.
Do me a favor. Quit escaping your statist nightmares only to move here and tell me how we should do things!
Hesitate to tell those with whom you seek refuge how to conduct their affairs.
Rick Perry is the Governor of the United States weakest Governorship and has managed to not screw up too bad.
Try as he might, he hasn’t.
Won’t complain...Won’t explain.
Bachmann, Cain,(no experience) Palin, DeMint, Ryan.(Not candidates)
Snot rag has nothing to do with it. Being a conservative does. The fact that you’re ignoring better conservatives in a Presidential race proves to me you don’t care about conservatism at all- only falling behind the almighty (R) with ‘Anybody but Obama’ guiding your way. Good luck with that.
“I just would like to know EXACTLY WHO these serial Perry haters are supporting?”
Happy to enlighten you: OBAMA.
Several have actually stated that they prefer giving Obama another 4 years, rather than see Perry as president. That should tell you how conservative they really are.
Gee, was a final timeline given for declaration? Or was it finalized when Perry announced, hmm?
For one, she does not have the financial backing like Perry does. She will have to spend much of her new found income, which will quickly dry up. This surely explains why she has not yet entered the race. Something is missing, and does not add up. Her internal polling is also seriously lacking. The RCP averages clearly illustrate what is happening to her so called “overwhelming popularity”. (Not really)
I just would like to know EXACTLY WHO these serial Perry haters are supporting?
I want a contender.
Perry is a contender AND HE IS AS CONSERVATIVE as the NATION is likely to elect.
It is easy to promote the Bachmann and Cain in the echo chamber of FR.
It’s going to be a hard sell on the national stage.
That doesn’t make me a sellout.
That makes me a realist.
They are great options but Ryan and Demint are not running and Perry is a decent option too.
If Palin enters the race it will divide the party and we’ll get 4 more years of horror from Obozo.
The others are not going to announce.
“Happy to enlighten you: OBAMA.”
All I want to say is YOU ARE NUTS!!!!!!!!!!
I have never posted to you and never will again.
Oh by the way I support Gov. Palin.
lol! still spitting in the wind I see.
This explains why she has not entered the race much better:
Sarah Palin runs half-marathon incognito in Iowa-
“Diane Adams told her husband that Palin started the race in the back of the pack, among the walkers, keeping a low profile for as long as possible. Then she ran around them, and took off.”