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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Now that the media has been forced to cover this criminal enterprise the dems can't bury acorn fast enough. Idiot acorn locals advising pimps is one thing, acorn execs advising presidents on how to steal national elections is something else.
All this means is that the same people create a new organization with a new name, and continue to operate as before.
NOVEMBER 6, 2002 : (MCCAIN-FEINGOLD SOFT MONEY BAN TAKES EFFECT; SHORTLY THEREAFTER, DEMOCRAT SEIU OFFICIAL GINA GLANTZ CALLS A MEETING ABOUT FORMING "AMERICA VOTES," AN UMBRELLA GROUP --See SHADOW PARTY) The McCain-Feingold soft money ban took effect on November 6, 2002. Shortly thereafter, Democrat operative Gina Glantz called a meeting at the Washington restaurant BeDuCis. Glantz was then an official for the leftwing government union SEIU. She later became a key strategist for the Howard Dean campaign.
According to The Wall Street Journal, attendees at Glantzs meeting included Clinton operative Harold Ickes; SEIU president Andrew Stern; Steven Rosenthal; Ellen Malcolm and Carl Pope. Glantz argued that the proliferating Democrat 527 committees needed a central command structure an umbrella group to avoid duplicating efforts and wasting money. Everyone liked her idea, but no donors stepped forward. Glantzs idea for an umbrella group languished for the next eight months. ------The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2 By David Horowitz and Richard Poe FrontPageMagazine.com | October 7, 2004
Member organizations of the America Votes coalition are listed below:1. ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)---------- "The Shadow Party: Part II Continued 2," By David Horowitz and Richard Poe, FrontPageMagazine.com, October 7, 2004
2. ACT (America Coming Together)
3. AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations)
4. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
5. AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
6. ATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
7. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
8. Clean Water Action
9. Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
10. Democracy for America
11. EMILYS List
12. Environment 2004
13. The Human Rights Campaign
14. League of Conservation Voters
15. The Media Fund
16. The Million Mom March
17. MoveOn.org Voter Fund
18. Moving America Forward
19. Music for America
20. NAACP National Voter Fund
21. NARAL Pro-Choice America
22. National Education Association
23. National Jewish Democratic Council
24. National Treasury Employees Union
25. Partnership for Americas Families
26. People for the American Way (PFAW)
27. Planned Parenthood Action Fund
28. Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
29. Sierra Club
31. Voices for Working Families
32. Young Voter Alliance
33. 21st Century Democrats
Would make a GREAT T Shirt!!!
Defund ACORN Act...
... thinking a bunch of them misread the title of the act -
I’d bet they thought it said “Defend” Acorn.
Some new organization will just take Acorns place!
It works here. Quite well, in fact.
PING TO BOVE
(HERB SANDLER, GOLDEN WEST / WORLD SAVINGS BANK & ACORN—See SHADOWGOV — ‘AMERICA VOTES’) Here is more on Golden West and the collapse of Wachovia. Remember, folks, that Golden West was headed by Herb Sandler who was a major contributor to ACORN and funded two organisations that provided funds to Obama’s 2008 presidential bid. 201 posted on Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:49:22 PM by Army Air Corps | To 200 |
Can you say “Community Action ?” There’s an office of this LBJ-created “poverty agency” in just about every county in America. They are joined at the hip with ACORN.
Thanks for adding the additional info, Piasa.
if the dems caved this quick, I believe there is much more about acorn that we dont know and they hope it will go away and we will never know...
Ditto that. It's like playing 'Whack-a-Mole.
ACORN is a cancer that has metastasized on the body public, and if the Dems went along with this vote it's only because they know the cancer has already moved into some other organ and will be just as effective there.
“...official Washington responded before most of the establishment press did.”
Absolutely stunning! Maybe Giles/O’Keefe will be Times Persons of the Year? Well, we can dream ;)
As part of the Louisiana investigation and suspension of state funding, the prosecutors demanded to know names of all affiliates (can you spell SEIU?)
Glenn Beck and company controls ACORN now.
Congress used to Control ACORN thru Pork and stimulus.
Who is more powerful Rushing Bills Thru Congress....Obama....Pelosi...Beck ?
NO, ITS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO CONTROL CONGRESS NOW (however briefly)
Enjoy, and keep up the Heat.
It already has many front groups. One is “Citizen Services Inc.” of Louisiana.
Marxists always had better discipline than Wise Guys ... and better lawyers too.
ACORN were just the disposables.
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