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Remember folks, ACORN was funded by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION
Vanity | 9-15-09 | Dangus

Posted on 09/15/2009 8:09:19 AM PDT by dangus

A lot of Republicans are in a foamy rage against the grass roots, whom they feel failed to be adequately supportive of the Bush administration, helping the Democrats take over Congress in 2006. A lot are showing up on Free Republic making comments to the effect that Obama's communist regime is what we get when we fail to stand up for the Republican Party. But the fact is that President Obama was merely an employee of sorts of ACORN. President Bush was the one who funded it with millions of dollars of taxpayer funds. President Bush's justice department broke banks' arms to force them to lend money to Alt-A and subprime lenders, ruling that failure to provide equal loan access to illegal alien day laborers at the same rate they gave loans to well-establishd, middle-class, financially sound Americans they would prosecuted for discrimination on the basis of national origin.

The Bush administration's EPA gave ACORN $100,000 for ACORN's Louisiana Environmental Justice Project in 2004. President Bush's Department Housing and Urban Development $8.2 million from 2003 to 2006, and another $1.6 million to other affiliates since 2003. Even the Justice Department gave NYC's ACORN office $136,000.

President Bush's rabid fixation on growing "civil-rights" organizations led directly to the housing boom and burst, as millions of "upside-down" home owners had no money put into their homes, and no identity, so they lost nothing when walking away from their loans as soon as they went under.

President Obama is a radical unlike any ever elected President, but the answer is not to simply vote Republican. Vote conservative. If that means voting Republican, great: there are many conservatives in Congress who deserve re-election. But that doesn't mean voting for liberal Republicans like former Rep. Simmons, running for Senate in Connecticut, Rep. Castle, running for Senate in Delaware, or Rep. Kirk, running for Senate in Illinois. The surest way to destroy America is to settle for Republican socialists, believing that they are more electable than conservatives. All that accomplishes is pushing the center hard to the left, discrediting conservatism, and giving the radical left the cover of "bipartisanship."


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1 posted on 09/15/2009 8:09:19 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

So


2 posted on 09/15/2009 8:10:09 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: dangus

Your point is?


3 posted on 09/15/2009 8:10:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: dangus

Yes, the answer is to vote Republican.

Democrats are collectivists and are soft on terrorists.


4 posted on 09/15/2009 8:10:29 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: dangus

Voting for a liberal Republican because he’s more “electable” would be like Eisenhower making Stalin the head of the CIA because he knows how Russians think.


5 posted on 09/15/2009 8:11:09 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: dangus

BUSH’S FAULT!!!!


6 posted on 09/15/2009 8:11:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: dangus

I understand your point, but didn’t Bush also give money to “Faith Based Organizations” to do good work?

Can you put up the numbers on those?


7 posted on 09/15/2009 8:11:49 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: JaneNC

I’m never voting for Bush again.


8 posted on 09/15/2009 8:12:16 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: dangus

I agree with you. We need to overhaul the Republican Party and restock it with conservatives!


9 posted on 09/15/2009 8:12:18 AM PDT by MarkLevinFan (I donated to Joe Wilson, did you?)
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To: dangus

Yeah...blackmail happens in government too....


10 posted on 09/15/2009 8:12:27 AM PDT by goodnesswins (George Orwell would be proud. Truth are lies, Slavery is Freedom, Oppression is Feminism.)
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To: dangus

Thanks for the info. I don’t like getting sideswiped by this kind of crap in a political debate.


11 posted on 09/15/2009 8:12:29 AM PDT by RaiderRose (Obama has cured my husband's political apathy.)
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To: dangus

Doesn’t mean the funding has to continue does it? Follow the sentate’s lead and shut off the funding.


12 posted on 09/15/2009 8:12:36 AM PDT by deport
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To: JaneNC
Yes, the answer is to vote Republican.

Not me, 3rd party this time ... It's hilarious watching all these folks think a conservative is going to win a primary in the RNC ..
13 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:07 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: dangus
Acorn was around LONG before Bush.

A number of liberal organizations received taxpayer money under both Republican and Democrat administrations.

I can only guess that is was "news" to you.

14 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:20 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Me either...Bush is definitely NOT getting my vote


15 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:24 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: dangus
Sure they were, and they will continue to be funded, no matter what name is on the letterhead of either giver or receiver.

They simply toss out the race card, and all is forgiven.

16 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:27 AM PDT by Cold Heat
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To: dangus
...and I thought GW was a rock-solid conservative.

</sarcasm>

17 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:32 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: dangus

Of Course. Blame Bush. So disingenuous.

It’s ok since Bush did it.

But congress writes the laws!!!!


18 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:44 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: dangus
A lot are showing up on Free Republic making comments to the effect that Obama's communist regime is what we get when we fail to stand up for the Republican Party

I haven't seen this argument here on FR and I don't believe it exists in any noteworthy way. I have I have seen on FR it being said where we fail to stand up for Conservative ideals this is what we get (Obama).

19 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:46 AM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: Scythian

Voting 3rd Party = electing Democrats.


20 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:47 AM PDT by MarkLevinFan (I donated to Joe Wilson, did you?)
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To: dangus

That’s okay thinking I suppose at the national level, as long as the alternative isn’t a Democrat like Obama, but you’d better hope for some RINOs in the blue states where otherwise Republicans don’t have a prayer.


21 posted on 09/15/2009 8:13:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dangus

I posted a video of Van Jones laughing about how Nancy Pelosi “snuck” in funding for one of his programs into legistlation last minute. The Congress was running rampant long before Obama. They just do it more openly now.


22 posted on 09/15/2009 8:14:16 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: dangus

Which is EXACTLY why government healthcare is NOT THE ANSWER!!!

Any time this government creates anything with a river of money the results are the same. Human nature, human greed. Worse when justified by “helping others”.

Smaller government. Smaller. Tiney.


23 posted on 09/15/2009 8:14:46 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: dangus
any well read conservative knows Bush et al had them in the budget and any of the well read ones have been complaining since.

We don't like ANY one funding a arm of the American Communist Party.

24 posted on 09/15/2009 8:14:54 AM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: dangus

No surprise here. All the more reason....


25 posted on 09/15/2009 8:15:09 AM PDT by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
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To: cripplecreek
I think the point is, you can't trust any politician. I sure don't. Don't forget Reagan signed some anti-gun legislation, too.

http://reformed-theology.org/html/issue11/dont_blame_liberals.htm

I'm rabidly conservative, and have learned the hard way never to trust any politician. Every one of them will stab you in the back.

26 posted on 09/15/2009 8:15:21 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (We have a Watermelon Government - Environmental Green on the outside, Commie red on the inside.)
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To: CPT Clay; cripplecreek; JaneNC

Since none of you are capable of reading to the bottom of the article, here’s the “so” part of it:

President Obama is a radical unlike any ever elected President, but the answer is not to simply vote Republican. Vote conservative. If that means voting Republican, great: there are many conservatives in Congress who deserve re-election. But that doesn’t mean voting for liberal Republicans like former Rep. Simmons, running for Senate in Connecticut, Rep. Castle, running for Senate in Delaware, or Rep. Kirk, running for Senate in Illinois. The surest way to destroy America is to settle for Republican socialists, believing that they are more electable than conservatives. All that accomplishes is pushing the center hard to the left, discrediting conservatism, and giving the radical left the cover of “bipartisanship.”


27 posted on 09/15/2009 8:15:21 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: MarkLevinFan
Voting 3rd Party = electing Democrats.

Keep screaming that, it's a lie, I'm voting 3rd party, Voting for McCain got us a democrat dude, never forget it, and Bush was a rino, He started funding ACORN remember, wheres the border fence? What was that prescription drug thing he passed, I'm done with that party, done.
28 posted on 09/15/2009 8:15:29 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: 1rudeboy

LOL


29 posted on 09/15/2009 8:15:33 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Scythian

I have no idea how I will vote, since of course we have no candidate yet. Silly me.


30 posted on 09/15/2009 8:16:22 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dangus

I remember and dont know why republicans never called for audit or investigation....voter fraud allegations go way back for acorn....im thinking some in acorn may have obtained services of some sort from acorn and could not say anything


31 posted on 09/15/2009 8:16:24 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Scythian
Not me, 3rd party this time

And welcome Obama to a second term.

32 posted on 09/15/2009 8:16:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: dangus
So what? Bush W was a Connecticut Liberal! no surprise here.
33 posted on 09/15/2009 8:16:39 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: 1rudeboy

>>I’m never voting for Bush again.<<

(you made me spew)


34 posted on 09/15/2009 8:17:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: dangus
President Bush's rabid fixation on growing "civil-rights" organizations...

You'd think he would be the hero of the DU!?

35 posted on 09/15/2009 8:17:14 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: dangus

or fear of being called racist....


36 posted on 09/15/2009 8:17:26 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dangus

Remember folks, two wrongs don’t make a right. Bush was wrong to fund ACORN.

The time to crush the Marxist apparatus was when the republicans had majorities in the house and senate and governorships and The White House. They failed miserably.

More evidence that both parties are catering to the 6 billion “global” markets and have long turned their backs on needs and demands of the 300 million American’s domestic matters and the US Constitution. And you were there.


37 posted on 09/15/2009 8:17:26 AM PDT by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: netmilsmom

>> I understand your point, but didn’t Bush also give money to “Faith Based Organizations” to do good work? <<

Uh, no. He lost that battle, thanks to conservatives who recognized it wasn’t a great idea to get faith-based organizations addicted to federal cash when presidential administrations see no limits to the mandates it can impose on recipients of federal funds.


38 posted on 09/15/2009 8:17:36 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: deport

Doesn’t mean the funding has to continue does it? Follow the sentate’s lead and shut off the funding.
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That’s they point they are trying to make. Everybody does it, you are a hypocrite if you complaing about it, so just shut up.

This is the same moral dilemma parents that used drugs when they were younger face when trying to convince their children not to use drugs. The answer is simple. I made a mistake. I learned from that mistake. I want to pass along the lessons I learned so you don’t make the same mistake.

Bush and the Republicans made a mistake funcing ACORN. We have learned our lesson from that mistake. We want to now correct that mistake.


39 posted on 09/15/2009 8:18:12 AM PDT by Brookhaven (http://theconservativehand.blogspot.com/)
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To: dangus

Conservatives have always been against the insane over-spending of ANY government official. You should already know this...


40 posted on 09/15/2009 8:18:26 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: dangus

Let’s impeach Bush now. No, wait. Nevermind. Oh, by the way, just because the sneaky little b@stard dimocRATS snuck in earmarks into bills that Bush signed doesn’t mean that Bush was intentionally or knowingly funding ACORN.


41 posted on 09/15/2009 8:18:30 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

The problem with politics is often about getting done as much as you can, while giving up as little as you can. I don’t care WHO we elect, they will sometimes have to make concessions. I don’t like it, but it’s not ever going to change.


42 posted on 09/15/2009 8:18:42 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dangus

ACORN pressured CLINTON to relax bank loans through FANNIE AND FREDDIE


43 posted on 09/15/2009 8:18:49 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dangus
Yes, Bush sucked for sending (or allowing congress to send) millions in funds to ACORN.

Now Obama wants to send BILLIONS in funds to ACORN, so he sucks hundreds of times worse.

Just like the "bailout" business. Moderate Republicans suck, but the Democrats suck worse, by orders of magnitude.

Sucks being us.

44 posted on 09/15/2009 8:19:19 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Cheetahcat

>> So what? Bush W was a Connecticut Liberal! no surprise here. <<

Read the article. The “So what” was not to put another Connecticut liberal (Rep Simmons) in the US Senate. Because you know it’ll take one term to make him the Republican leader of the Senate Judiciary Committee


45 posted on 09/15/2009 8:19:24 AM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: Scythian

While I agree, McCain was a terrible candidate, do you think we would have gotten a different result if you had voted 3rd party?


46 posted on 09/15/2009 8:19:24 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dangus
How do you trust a Politician??? Like asking a rattle snake not to bite you.. That term needs removed from the vocabulary!! That is not what the founding fathers wanted.
47 posted on 09/15/2009 8:20:12 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: frogjerk

Believe me, as a guy who liked Bush, Free Republic was not withholding of any earned scorn!!!

Freepers have a tendency to leave body parts in their wake on their quest for the truth!

Signed,

Ole Peg Leg.


48 posted on 09/15/2009 8:20:23 AM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Cold Heat

Any Republican that would call for an accounting for ACORN,
prior to these brave journalists’ videos,

would have been hounded as a racist by the racers on the left.


49 posted on 09/15/2009 8:20:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: dangus

ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.


50 posted on 09/15/2009 8:21:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (A "cult of personality" arises when a leader uses mass media creating idealized/heroic public image)
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