Skip to comments.The stunning, total defeat of ACORN
Posted on 09/17/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT by thought
The ACORN vote in the House is stunning news. Just 48 hours after Republican Leader John Boehner introduced the "Defund ACORN Act," the bill -- which most Republicans thought Democrats would do anything to block -- passed by a resounding 345-75 vote. It would never have made it to a vote had not the Democratic leadership decided to allow it, and the winning total included 172 Democrats. Yes, 172 House Democrats voted to totally cut off funding for an organization that has worked for years on behalf of Democrats nationwide.
Couple that with the 83-7 Senate vote to cut off housing funds to ACORN -- a number that included 50 Democrats -- and the votes signal the complete collapse of Democratic support for ACORN. The job is not anywhere near finished -- the Senate still has to consider a total-cutoff bill, introduced just today by Sen. Mike Johanns, and a conference committee has to come up with a final bill that President Obama signs. At any step of the way, Democrats might decide to resume defending ACORN or give it federal support by other means. But as of today there are on-the-record votes of large majorities of House and Senate Democrats in favor of cutting off funds for ACORN.
Although Republicans had long fought against ACORN, it is not an exaggeration to say that none of this would have happened now without the BigGovernment undercover videos. Democrats who in the past had reflexively supported ACORN ran for cover after seeing ACORN employees encouraging tax evasion and prostitution. The BigGovernment videos mark an important moment in the development of alternative media sources, and official Washington responded before most of the establishment press did. This is truly an extraordinary series of events.
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It ain’t over.....
They've gotta' do more to prove to us they mean it.
Good ol’ A-PORN.
It was the tax evasion that did it.
Gotta get dem dollars, man, gotta get dem dollars ......
These people will not just go away. The hardest part of getting these people out of politics is yet to come IMHO.
Sadly, it will rise phoenix-like under a different name and still get our dough- some how, some way.
This is a nice start, but ACORN/COI is a hydra. I’m thinking they did this so quickly thinking that’ll shut us up for now.
Like a deadly virus they will morph.
The 82 that voted against it are the ones we need to aim our ropes at in 2010.
Won’t they just change their name?
FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.
It sure isn't. In addition to getting a final bill through Congress, ACORN is like a many-headed hydra. Cut off one but it still lives on.
Giant Goliath Acorn slain by two young Davids and the Philistine-Democrats are in full retreat! Wow!
It aint over.....
That is why the dems voted to stop funding. They want this OVER and are hoping this will do it. They know how dirty ACORN is and they do not want all the truth to come out.
Now they need to tie together the voter fraud, those black panters at the polls and then tie in Obama and his quid pro quo with ACORN.
Somebody please inform Charlie Gibson.
This as big as Rathergate. However, this must be followed up with sustained attention to the fraudulent "old media."
One of the undercover participants is Pastor Doug Giles’ daughter. I don’t think anyone in their right mind will try to harass his daughter. The man is very protective of things, and I would guess his daughter is at the top of the list.
The reason why the democrats want ACORN shutdown is hide all their involvement in the in organizaton.