Rep. John Conyers had a perfect opportunity to investigate ACORN months ago, but was stopped, he said, by “the powers that be.” Whether that was His Oneness or someone else has been the subject of some speculation.
ACORN changed its name back in June while threatening lawsuits against various whistleblowers, but Community Organizations International hasn’t stuck worth a damn. If you want a full run-down on ACORN, go to biggovernment.com, which includes the undercover videos by the youngsters James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles.
You’ve probably heard that the Senate voted 83-7 to block ACORN from receiving federal housing grants, and that the Census Bureau cut off its relationship with ACORN, but the House just voted 345 – 75 t0 completely defund the group and its affiliates. I assume none of my readers will be surprised to learn the 75 votes were all Democratic, listed here.
ACORN has now, temporarily at least, stopped claiming the videos were edited/distorted and announced a pause in operations and an internal investigation. The Democrats will now proclaim it’s time to move on, and who knows what the clueless Republicans will do. Conservatives will keep the pressure on, and so can you by nagging your Congress critters to seek a criminal investigation of this totally corrupt enterprise which has tentacles, along with SEIU, reaching deep into the Democratic party.