Skip to comments.Remember folks, ACORN was funded by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION
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."
Your point is?
Yes, the answer is to vote Republican.
Democrats are collectivists and are soft on terrorists.
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.
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?
I’m never voting for Bush again.
I agree with you. We need to overhaul the Republican Party and restock it with conservatives!
Yeah...blackmail happens in government too....
Thanks for the info. I don’t like getting sideswiped by this kind of crap in a political debate.
Doesn’t mean the funding has to continue does it? Follow the sentate’s lead and shut off the funding.
A number of liberal organizations received taxpayer money under both Republican and Democrat administrations.
I can only guess that is was "news" to you.
Me either...Bush is definitely NOT getting my vote
They simply toss out the race card, and all is forgiven.
Of Course. Blame Bush. So disingenuous.
It’s ok since Bush did it.
But congress writes the laws!!!!
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).
Voting 3rd Party = electing Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
We don't like ANY one funding a arm of the American Communist Party.
No surprise here. All the more reason....
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.
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.”
I have no idea how I will vote, since of course we have no candidate yet. Silly me.
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
And welcome Obama to a second term.
>>Im never voting for Bush again.<<
(you made me spew)
You'd think he would be the hero of the DU!?
or fear of being called racist....
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.
>> I understand your point, but didnt 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.
Doesnt mean the funding has to continue does it? Follow the sentates lead and shut off the funding.
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.
Conservatives have always been against the insane over-spending of ANY government official. You should already know this...
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.
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.
ACORN pressured CLINTON to relax bank loans through FANNIE AND FREDDIE
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.
>> 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
While I agree, McCain was a terrible candidate, do you think we would have gotten a different result if you had voted 3rd party?
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!
Ole Peg Leg.
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.
ACORN was founded in 1970 by Wade Rathke and Gary Delgado.