Skip to comments.ACORN Issue Fueling Bailout Opposition
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."
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Put the surprise meter on a negative number on this one
ACORN should not get any gov funding.
Voter fraud extremists.
Don’t just deny ACORN. INVESTIGATE this outfit for voter registration fraud and its tax exempt status.
Glad to hear the Republicans are resisting
"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. :(
the more acorn becomes visible to tv viewers,
the more we win!
The surprise is that it actually got a mention by SeeBS.
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.
Typical CBS incredulous reaction to real news.
ACORN has been under constant investigation for years in many states, unfortunately they only get hit with small fines or slaps on the wrists.
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
I know BS when I CBS.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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