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September 17, 2009

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Buford Gooch

The funding will continue, the organization will just no longer be called ACORN. Same knotheads will be funneling money into their pockets, and disturbing the values of our country.

ambisinistral

Jay Leno started out his show tonight with a bit about ACORN where he called them APORN. He then did a fake ad with a hooker and a drug dealer thanking ACORN for supporting their businesses. Worse for the Democrats, the fake ad started with a politician, obviously intended to be Harry Reid, thanking ACORN for the votes that got him elected. Ouch.

I don't think they're going to be getting any more money. They're too toxic. I also suspect that Obama is going to discover that the cost of throwing the CIA under the bus is going to be an FBI that leaks like a sieve when they're investigating ACORN.

PapayaSF

I think it will be hard for them to recover. Like the old bit of wisdom says, never commit more than one crime at the same time. (Because [e.g.] if they stop you for speeding, they then catch you with the pot.) ACORN has had so many sleazy practices over the years that the increased scrutiny will undoubtedly uncover more. It'll be hard for them to survive.

The end of federal money will be a major hit, but donations and memberships will also start shrinking.

Finally, remember that they are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. That means they have to abide by very strict rules, or the IRS can revoke their non-profit status. I suspect the IRS won't have to look too hard to find a reason, though it remains to be seen if the Obama administration will let that happen. But then he doesn't seem too slow to toss old allies under the bus when it suits him....

Jim Glass

Harry and Nancy have already been slick enough to put the "defunding" in different bills, leaving them the easy option of having the conference committee on neither agree to defund, should that seem opportune to them.

Personally I think ACORN should be executed for stupidity -- how dim did its people have to be to repeatedly take these whitebreads for inner city "pimp and ho"?

Do political organizations qualify for Darwin Awards?

And as a graduate of Fordham University, I'm very proud to see Mr. O'Keefe training to follow in the footsteps of G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, and the university's other great alumni political dirty tricksters.

As we always said on campus (paraphrasing Mr. Spock):

"It is easier for a Fordham business student to act like a pimp than for a pimp to act like a Fordham business student".

... even if, you know, it isn't exactly true.

PD

I'm very proud to see Mr. O'Keefe training to follow in the footsteps of G. Gordon Liddy, John Mitchell, and the university's other great alumni political dirty tricksters.

I guess I don't see getting an organization to expose itself through its own words as a dirty trick.

Just like I don't buy Van Jones' claim to have been viciously smeared, when the "smear" consisted of showing his own words.

Semantic Putz

They gave up far too easily. It's a dodge.

Fresh Air

Harry and Nancy actually had nothing to do with the bills. Nancy wasn't even aware there was a vote to cut off funding.

BR

Wow, Fresh Air! What's she gonna do when it gets to the House? ACORN is indefensible, but I'd sure like to see her try. Oh my, jokes are already bubbling up in me.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

ACORN officials in San Diego have fired an employee caught on video providing advice about smuggling young girls into the U.S. for the purposes of prostitution

daddy

Amazing Sara.

Has anyone heard a single statement from the White House criticizing ACORN since Gibb's lame statement a few days back? I haven't. If this was Bush he'd have been hounded 24/7 for a week by reporters demanding comments for their broadcasts.

I think the reason Obama is going on 5 Sunday Talk Shows is so that he can give them their Talking Points on ACORN straight from the horses mouth, but man, doesn't that really, really, really lay it out there for everyone to see just how lame and sycophantic these weasels are.

And any guesses on which location of The Newseum in DC this stunning chapter in Press prostitution will wind up in: the toilets or the Dempsty-Dumpsters out back?

Captain Hate

Well yes, daddy, Charlie Gibson has already let himself be portrayed as a clueless dimwit regarding completely ignoring the ACORN story. His choices were: A. I'm an idiot B. I'm a Donk shill. Unfortunately for Charlie a lot of people realize the two choices aren't mutually exclusive.

I can't depend on Chris Wallace for much because the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, but I hope that he gives at least one snarky comment on FNS about Preznit Rupert Pupkin snubbing his show.

clarice

The only way to be certain ACORN stays dead is to hold up a wooden cross and drive a stake into its heart--OR--elect a Rep majority in 2010.

Neo

Jay Leno does his part … perhaps this is the ugly "speech" that got Pelosi all teary

centralcal

I dunno, Clarice - we might have to both!

Jane

ACORN changed its name a while back and in a stroke of genius they made it so obscure I can't remember it. It seems to me they gave in far too quickly. So something funny has to be going on.

Sue

Speaking of Charlie Gibson, I betcha Sarah Palin could clue him in on ACORN. Now who's the dummy Charlie?

DebinNC

Jane's right...ACORN changed its name.

clarice

They changed their name but the hardest thing about clamping down on them is not the name--everybody knows that but we use ACORN because that's how the stories about their wrongdoing broke. The hard thing is that they have so many interlocking shell groups.

But--that's life folks. You never really kill the bad guys..it's like science fiction where the last shot is the monster's pod hidden in the bushes waiting to re-emerge.

DebinNC

Fox News Sunday:

Segment 1: Bertha Lewis, CEO / Chief Organizer, ACORN and Rep. Darrell Issa, (R) California / Ranking Member, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Segment 2: FedEx CEO/Chairman

clarice

That'll teach Obama for not going on Fox.LOL

Captain Hate

Although I regularly tee off on Chris Wallace (all for reasons that are legit and I don't take back any) he did have an appropriate comment for Preznit DynOmite snubbing FNS (paraphrasing): Any time the President wants to be asked unexpected and unrehearsed questions, he's welcome to come on FNS.

Captain Hate

I just got the icon (green) after that last comment; does that mean I passed the probationary period?

Ignatz

--but I hope that he gives at least one snarky comment on FNS about Preznit Rupert Pupkin snubbing his show.--

Pupkin really is an excellent analog for our flim-flam-man-in-chief isn't he CH?
Has a nice ring to it; President Pupkin.

Captain Hate

Yeah Ignatz, I've thought so since the endless campaign (although that could arguably still be going on). A bud of mine suggested Lonesome Rhodes but I'm not familiar with the movie "A Face in the Crowd".

Porchlight

A bud of mine suggested Lonesome Rhodes but I'm not familiar with the movie "A Face in the Crowd".

You really should see it, Cap'n. It's fantastic. Andy Griffith is...well, you'll never think of him the same way again.

Rocco

Our president sold his soul to the devil in 1995 when he signed a contract with the New Party, a Marxist offshoot of the DSA.

Chicago New Party Update

by Bruce Bentley

About 50 activists attended the Chicago New Party membership meeting in July. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on local activities and to hear appeals for NP support from four potential political candidates. The NP is being very active in organization building and politics. There are 300 members in Chicago. In order to build an organizational and financial base the NP is sponsoring house parties. Locally it has been successful both fiscally and in building a grassroots base. Nationwide it has resulted in 1000 people committed to monthly contributions. The NP's political strategy is to support progressive candidates in elections only if they have a concrete chance to "win". This has resulted in a winning ratio of 77 of 110 elections. Candidates must be approved via a NP political committee. Once approved, candidates must sign a contract with the NP. The contract mandates that they must have a visible and active relationship with the NP.

The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat.

Michael Chandler thanked the NP for its support in his electoral victory. His achievements to date included obtaining an increase of 30 police in the 24th Ward, citizen involvement in street clean-up and establishment of a 24th Ward Organization. William Delgado is exploring whether to run for State Rep in the 3rd District. He is a former social worker and spoke with compassion and dynamism. He considers himself a community activist who wants to be an advocate for change in the community. His presence in political office would be a benefit to the democratic left.

Indeed it was an exciting evening because the NP has two crucial components. First, the NP is a true "Rainbow Coalition" consisting of both young and aged African-Americans, Hispanics and Caucasians. Although ACORN and SEIU Local 880 were the harbingers of the NP there was a strong presence of CoC and DSA (15% DSA). Moreover a good 8% were younger Generation X'ers who are critically needed. A more diverse representation of Labor is missing. Secondly, the NP is taking "action." Four political candidates were "there" seeking NP support. The NP is strategically organizing via house parties and tactically entering only elections that they can win. Furthermore they are organizing a campaign on the "Living Wage Ordinance" in the Chicago City Council.

The NP has the following working committees: political, membership/fund-raising, public relations, and legal/finance. If you would be interested in participating in one of these committees or in helping out with any other New Party activities, contact Jeff Caveney at (312) 939-7490.


Rocco

I still think the infamous meet and greet at Ayers home was one of the house parties described above. The meeting took place late in 95 and the date of that New Party newsletter is Sept-Oct 1995.

Also, there's a Bruce Bentley listed as an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, the same organization Bernardine Dohrn belonged to.

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