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ACORN Issue Fueling Bailout Opposition
CBS News ^ | September 27, 2008 | Ryan Grim

Posted on 09/27/2008 8:58:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Earlier today, when House Republican leadership framed its opposition to the bailout bill as it currently stands, a principal objection focused on the group ACORN, which the e-mail alert called "the scandal-tarnished 'community organizing group'" -- with scare quotes in the original.

They're referring to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a group generally allied with Democrats and derided by the GOP as corrupt, inefficient and a front-group for Democratic efforts on the ground.

In issuing the statement, House leaders are reflecting -- and also feeding -- a reaction to the provision that has exploded in the last day or more. Our colleague Ben Smith says he's gotten more than a dozen anti-ACORN e-mails in just the last few hours. The viral uprising is both organic and institutionally driven. Prominent bloggers have fed the flames and so has the Wall Street Journal editorial page; several of the e-mails sent to Smith reference a House leadership alert on the "ACORN Slush Fund" and others refer to the Journal opinion. On Thursday night, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told The Crypt that his friend Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) opposes the provision.

"The draft bill includes a left-wing giveaway that would force taxpayers to bankroll a slush fund for a discredited ally of the Democratic Party," reads one leadership alert. "At issue is ACORN, an organization fraught with controversy for, among other scandals, its fraudulent voter registration activities on behalf of Democratic candidates. Rather than returning any profits made in the long-term from the economic rescue package, Democrats want to first reward their radical allies at ACORN for their (often illegal) help in getting Democrats elected to office."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2008; acorn; acornslushfund; bailout; democrats; election; electionpresident; elections; voterfraud
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1 posted on 09/27/2008 8:58:40 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Put the surprise meter on a negative number on this one


2 posted on 09/27/2008 9:00:00 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Absolutely.

ACORN should not get any gov funding.

Voter fraud extremists.


3 posted on 09/27/2008 9:00:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Don’t just deny ACORN. INVESTIGATE this outfit for voter registration fraud and its tax exempt status.


4 posted on 09/27/2008 9:00:46 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Clintonfatigued

Glad to hear the Republicans are resisting


5 posted on 09/27/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists// Rove>Biden is a Big,Blowhard Dufus)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Quote from the article:

"Regardless, House Republicans are saying that unless the possibility of ACORN seeing any money from this bailout is eliminated, there's no deal. "Doling out favors to ACORN and other liberal special interest groups are a non-starter for House Republicans," said Behner spokesman Kevin Smith. "If Rep. Frank wants to keep ACORN in the bill he can secure the necessary Democratic votes for passage because he'll need every one of them."

The latter may just happen, and Bush will sign it. These are times I wish that Cheney was President. :(

6 posted on 09/27/2008 9:02:19 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Clintonfatigued

good!

the more acorn becomes visible to tv viewers,

the more we win!


7 posted on 09/27/2008 9:02:42 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: BigEdLB
Put the surprise meter on a negative number on this one

The surprise is that it actually got a mention by SeeBS.

8 posted on 09/27/2008 9:04:57 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul's vote. - Howie Carr)
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To: Clintonfatigued
How odd that a crackerjack news organization would miss the point that ACORN has been charges with and convicted of more election corruption than any other organization save Tammany Hall, and that Barack Obama worked for ACORN as a "community organizer."

Congressman Billybob

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9 posted on 09/27/2008 9:06:53 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.theacru.org)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Even the liberals at the usual liberal websites are opposed to a bailout.

You know it had to be bad when even they see it.


10 posted on 09/27/2008 9:07:42 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Typical CBS incredulous reaction to real news.


11 posted on 09/27/2008 9:08:39 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: Clintonfatigued

bfl....


12 posted on 09/27/2008 9:09:52 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Don’t just deny ACORN. INVESTIGATE this outfit for voter registration fraud and its tax exempt status.

ACORN has been under constant investigation for years in many states, unfortunately they only get hit with small fines or slaps on the wrists.

13 posted on 09/27/2008 9:10:01 PM PDT by OCC
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Looks like it’s not really CBS - it is, but Politico wrote it...check out how it starts with Politico in paranthesis and the logo above the title


14 posted on 09/27/2008 9:10:57 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: KeatsforFirstDog

I know BS when I CBS.....


15 posted on 09/27/2008 9:11:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Looks like Ryan is a bit offended that the Republicans don't want Taxpayer money funneled to ACORN. My question is, what does ACORN have to do with the Financial Bailout?

The answer is “nothing”. Just another Rat attempt to sneak something into a bill to placate their supporters. Wonder if Planned Parenthood, NARAL and PBS have their hands in this cookie jar.

I want the House Republicans to put a Coral Snake in that jar to keep the Rats out of it.

16 posted on 09/27/2008 9:11:49 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama / Biden, the new Ebony and Ivory.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I hope McCain calls out Dems on wasting taxpayers money by sneaking in funding to scandal ridden ACORN in Frannie Bailout.

If Dems wanted the Frannie Bailout to get passed quickly, with bipartisan support, it is irresponsible to sneak this in.


17 posted on 09/27/2008 9:15:40 PM PDT by igoramus08
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I hope McCain calls out Dems on wasting taxpayers money by sneaking in funding to scandal ridden ACORN in Frannie Bailout.

Hope away. McCain has called out no single individual or organization so far. I don't expect him to. Appears that he has consumed too much Compassionate Conservative Kool-Aid in recent days.

18 posted on 09/27/2008 9:18:46 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: CatOwner

Then again, if he calls anyone out now the Dems (and the media) can deny it and paint him as a psycho. Better to wait until they pass something and then call them out. They’re playing chicken, lets see who blinks.


19 posted on 09/27/2008 9:30:27 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: Clintonfatigued

So “My Boy Lollipop” says no money is going to Acorn. I guess if that’s good enough for Ryan Grimm of CBS (a trusted news network) it’s good enough for me. /s


20 posted on 09/27/2008 9:37:00 PM PDT by willk
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