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The stunning, total defeat of ACORN
Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/09 | Byron York

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; acorn; acornnetwork; acornwatch; boehner; byronyork; citizenservices; citizenservicesinc; coi; communityaction; corruption; crushacorn; csi; fundingtheleft; mikejohanns; shadowgov; shadowgovernment
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About time.
1 posted on 09/17/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT by thought
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To: thought

It ain’t over.....


2 posted on 09/17/2009 7:07:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: thought
Still, those votes do not clearly indicate that the Democrats have begun disapproving of underage Salvadoran girls working in brothels in residential neighborhoods.

They've gotta' do more to prove to us they mean it.

3 posted on 09/17/2009 7:07:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping


4 posted on 09/17/2009 7:08:19 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: thought

Good ol’ A-PORN.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 7:08:24 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (http://www.muckety.com/7BECFF40501E647D3741343C37265A57.map)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; neverdem

It was the tax evasion that did it.

Gotta get dem dollars, man, gotta get dem dollars ......


6 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:13 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: thought

These people will not just go away. The hardest part of getting these people out of politics is yet to come IMHO.


7 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:14 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: thought

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.

WRONG.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:24 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Change you can believe in...Revolution you must pay for.)
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To: thought

Like a deadly virus they will morph.


9 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:28 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: thought
They've either figured out another way to get the money to ACORN, or there is 82 people in Congress benefitting from ACORN-laundered money.

The 82 that voted against it are the ones we need to aim our ropes at in 2010.

10 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:30 PM PDT by pray4liberty
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To: thought

Won’t they just change their name?


11 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:33 PM PDT by TNdandelion (I'd rather have FedEx run my healthcare than USPS.)
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To: thought; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; youturn; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~
ACORN Ping!

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 7:09:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: thought

13 posted on 09/17/2009 7:10:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
It ain’t over.....

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.

14 posted on 09/17/2009 7:10:32 PM PDT by CedarDave (FOX news: "Fair and balanced. We report because they don't want to.")
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To: thought

Giant Goliath Acorn slain by two young Davids and the Philistine-Democrats are in full retreat! Wow!


15 posted on 09/17/2009 7:11:01 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It ain’t over.....

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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.


16 posted on 09/17/2009 7:11:08 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: thought

Somebody please inform Charlie Gibson.


17 posted on 09/17/2009 7:11:10 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: thought
The BigGovernment videos mark an important moment in the development of alternative media....

This as big as Rathergate. However, this must be followed up with sustained attention to the fraudulent "old media."

18 posted on 09/17/2009 7:11:27 PM PDT by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: thought

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.


19 posted on 09/17/2009 7:11:53 PM PDT by healy61
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To: thought

The reason why the democrats want ACORN shutdown is hide all their involvement in the in organizaton.


20 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:02 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: thought

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Look Freepers. Lets get real here.

Obama has plans in place to bring about a Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President for life situation for him in the United States.

Why do I say that?

Because the operational structure he has built and from which he presides has all the organizational characteristics of the Hugo Chavez Chavista Community Organizating goups (en los bloques, en los esquinas) as was with the "turbas" (mobs) of "community organizers" by the Sandinistas in Nicaragua seizing total Socialist control, bloque by bloque, barrio by barrio, buying this segement of the population off with gifts, bribes, funds, i.e. tax monies taken from the backs of the actual producers of the society. Further, when Mel Zelaya very recently made his similiar Chavez-inspired, Chavez-copied, Chavez-funded anti-constitutional, socialist, Leader-for-Life power grab in Honduras, OBAMA went ahead with it 100% to the point of pulling aid from the patriots (Michelleti) who kicked out Zelaya and who courageously prevented his return and squashed the leftist community organizing groups in Honduras.You see, clearly folks, OBAMA WANTS THIS FOR THE UNITED STATES AND FOR HIMSELF.

Obama called for a large civilian national security force, larger than our US army.

THE POLITICAL POWER CENTER OF THAT FORCE TO ACHIEVE THAT COUP D'ETAT UNDER A SHREDDED U.S. CONSTITUTION UNDER "THE MESSIAH" WAS AND IS NONEOTHER TO BE THE SHOCK TROOPS ***ACORN*** AND ***SEIU*** and others.

WE have gone in and begun to crack the testicles of this ACORN Operation and they do not like it one bit--and they are relatively silent as they were on Van Jones because they know we are on to them. It is only a matter of time before they order hits on people standing up to this impending Chavista takeover. We have to keep this up, keep this up, keep this up, tell the Republicans to lead, follow or get out of the way, and if necessary, take that imposter out of the White House on top of his furniture along with the rest of his trash (figuratively speaking).

ACORN--Along with the Tea Parties, Town Halls and D.C. March--REPRESENTED TRULY the opening shots of this long battle. AND THE WHITE HOUSE KNOWS IT.

And THIS is where the rubber meets the road. Keep it up, this has to do with the very continuation of our Republic as we know it.

(New ACORN Poster)

(When you get flak, you are over the target.)

21 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:03 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (For only donating $100 bucks online to JOE WILSON, I sure feel like *A MILLION BUCKS* myself. Try it)
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To: thought

Don’t believe it, it went down too fast and way too easy. They will be back in some form.


22 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:09 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Good ol’ A-PORN.

LOL, LOL.


23 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:11 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: thought

Don’t believe it.


24 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:54 PM PDT by sport
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To: thought

“Stunning, total defeat”???

Not hardly. These folks will never accept that. ACORN will probably change its name (if it hasn’t already done so) & revive itself as a different organization. It will get right back to the “people’s struggle”, like the communist guerrillas that they are or Islamic terrorists that are waiting in the wings for the right moment to explode their suicide bomb.


25 posted on 09/17/2009 7:12:55 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: kezzek
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.

Exactly
26 posted on 09/17/2009 7:13:45 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: thought

Is there anyone beside me that thinks this criminal enterprise is still alive and well? I bet the RATS had a meeting where someone said hey, we are in free fall in the polls so I have an idea. Lets make the sheeple believe we RATS have defunded ACORN. YA, THAT should win ‘em back. It’ll just be a make believe defunding but I bet we can get the stupid voters to actually believe us.


27 posted on 09/17/2009 7:13:51 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: thought

28 posted on 09/17/2009 7:14:15 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It ain’t over is right! always watch whats going on behind the curtain. I’m sure there are shadow groups under ACORN that money will flow thru. This is a good start but we need to look closer and watch. These criminals are good and thier being helped and coached by the head criminal!


29 posted on 09/17/2009 7:14:15 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Rebelbase

LOL!


30 posted on 09/17/2009 7:14:31 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: thought

Two things to Keep in mind. 1) As Michele Bachmann noted in a conference call this evening ACORN has not been defunded until both the House and Senate match up their bills and BO signs the final version. 2)The Defund ACORN Act was attached to a bill that provides for government control of student loans. Another free enterprise system will be toast if this portion of the House bill is allowed to survive when matched up with the Senate Version.


31 posted on 09/17/2009 7:15:03 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: thought

Cut off one head of the hydra, and there are still several more.


32 posted on 09/17/2009 7:16:20 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: CedarDave

Hydra....indeed!


33 posted on 09/17/2009 7:16:24 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: thought

Yes but will Barry sign it into law ???

and will it be immediate ???


34 posted on 09/17/2009 7:16:26 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: thought

They will just fund the reincarnate COI


35 posted on 09/17/2009 7:16:41 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

They’ll refund it after things quiet down.


36 posted on 09/17/2009 7:17:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: thought
This all just seems too easy. The Dems never give in without a fight. So ... tinfoil hat firmly attached with my trusty rubber band I venture forth with a THEORY (actually it's more like a HYPOTHESIS):

There is some really bad news coming about ACORN that we haven't heard about, Glen Beck hasn't heard about and that doesn't have anything to do with our newly found favorite investigative-video-journalists and hidden cameras. Could be that Obama couldn't stop some Bush FBI investigation that has been ongoing for some time. Could be some state Attorney General really has the goods on these guys at the highest levels of ACORN. Could be a big Chicago connection. Who knows? The answer to that question is easy: Obama, Reid and Pelosi. That's all it would take to explain what we are seeing.

37 posted on 09/17/2009 7:17:01 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: thought

That John Boehner wrote it is encouraging. Of course, you realize that 1,000 other partially taxpayer-funded organizations are redirecting their funds to rescue ACORN.


38 posted on 09/17/2009 7:17:10 PM PDT by dangus (I am JimThompson)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The overweight ACORN folks don’t look very intimidating, but they certainly have nothing but time on their hands and will be around forever. Parasites like this usually thrive when the host does, but terrible things happen to them when the host has problems...


39 posted on 09/17/2009 7:17:57 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: healy61
I don’t think anyone in their right mind will try to harass his daughter.

Who is suggesting that these Communists are "in their right minds?"

40 posted on 09/17/2009 7:18:10 PM PDT by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: thought

The young man and woman who shot the films better be careful, this is going to cost a lot of libs a lot of money and they will be pissed.


41 posted on 09/17/2009 7:18:35 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( Selah.)
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To: thought
I'll be back... with a new tax exempt, community organized front group.


42 posted on 09/17/2009 7:18:40 PM PDT by OCC
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To: ozark hilljilly

Exactly.
America needs us, FReepers and other watchdogs, to keep the axe close to the necks of the beast.
Ready to strike.


43 posted on 09/17/2009 7:18:45 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: thought

WAYYYYYYYY! Past time, actually.


44 posted on 09/17/2009 7:19:07 PM PDT by bog trotter
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To: ronnie raygun

ACORN will be proven to be more organized and criminal than the Cosa Nostra.....


45 posted on 09/17/2009 7:19:47 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
It ain’t over.....

until the frog march of corrupt 'nuts and their congressional enablers

46 posted on 09/17/2009 7:20:21 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: ChrisInAR
I thought they had already instituted a name change?

From this article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ACORN-drops-tarnished-name-and-moves-to-silence-critics-48730537.html

“We’ve known for many months now that the name ACORN is going to be retired,” Reid said. “The name has been so damaged to the point where the leadership knows it simply can’t go on as it has with the ACORN label out front and center, especially after all of the reporting.” In fact, the process has already begun, she noted. Wade Rathke, who founded the organization, announced on his blog that ACORN International has officially changed its name to “Community Organizations International.”

47 posted on 09/17/2009 7:20:30 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: thought; All
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48 posted on 09/17/2009 7:21:30 PM PDT by FreeKeys (You can fix ignorant. You can’t fix stupid.” -- Neal Boortz)
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To: thought

Yeah, the old bi-partisan bone the dems are tossing to the people.


49 posted on 09/17/2009 7:21:45 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: thought

9/12 had to figure in to the way Congress reacted.


50 posted on 09/17/2009 7:22:49 PM PDT by sourcery (Party like it's 1776!)
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