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.
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.
Don’t believe it, it went down too fast and way too easy. They will be back in some form.
Good ol A-PORN.
Don’t believe it.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
Cut off one head of the hydra, and there are still several more.
Yes but will Barry sign it into law ???
and will it be immediate ???
They will just fund the reincarnate COI
They’ll refund it after things quiet down.
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.
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.
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...
Who is suggesting that these Communists are "in their right minds?"
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.
America needs us, FReepers and other watchdogs, to keep the axe close to the necks of the beast.
Ready to strike.
WAYYYYYYYY! Past time, actually.
ACORN will be proven to be more organized and criminal than the Cosa Nostra.....
until the frog march of corrupt 'nuts and their congressional enablers
From this article: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/ACORN-drops-tarnished-name-and-moves-to-silence-critics-48730537.html
Weve 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 cant 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.
Yeah, the old bi-partisan bone the dems are tossing to the people.
9/12 had to figure in to the way Congress reacted.