Senate and House votes to defund ACORNSeptember 17, 2009
On a first note I apologize for posting little more than Happy Hour links over the past couple of weeks. For those of you who know me know that it’s been a hectic time and is only going to get more hectic over the next week, but after that I think things will lighten up for a good while. So bear with us but after the next few weeks hopefully blogging will improve.
However this is something that isn’t to be glossed over:
Two undercover rabble rousers have basically singlehandedly crushed ACORN. For those of you who are unaware: James O’Keefe is an amateur film maker/rabble rouser, who posed as a Pimp while the girl, Hannah Giles posed as a hooker with an entrepreneurial sense. Together they went into ACORN offices across the country and got advice on everything from money laundering, Bank President seduction, underage prostitution and human trafficking. All while learning about the skeletons in the closets of ACORN employees.
At this point two things need to be covered. A) I Swear I know James O’Keefe from somewhere. I am almost positive I met with him at CPAC a couple of years ago. Anyone know if he was a Leadership Institute field rep who used to start shenanigans on a college campus? B) What they did could be regarded as supremely illegal in some states. Regardless, it was awesome, but there should/could/will be legal ramifications. C) Sources tell me that Hannah Giles is a YAF disciple. Even I think that YAF is trying to groom generations of FAR right –wing college students (or at least attracts the far right wingers). They are ones that promote pissing off the liberals/administration on campus regardless of cost and fallout. Yes they do some good things too (amazing list of speakers) and are very willing to help students help get their conservative message out, thought in my opinion, they (or students that follow them) have a tendency to take it too far.. Nevertheless I’m sure YAF regarded me as too moderate because I was unwilling to go by their book.
Because of the damning videos, The Senate and House voted to take away ACORN’s funding. In the Senate, the 7 no votes were supplied by asshats: Dick Durbin (D-IL), Roland Burris (D-IL), Robert Casey (D-PA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The first two doesn’t surprise me. They are liberal Illinois politicians (read: likely corrupt) and they have to be sweating this if they have ever had their hands wrapped up
Today the House voted to defund the Program by a wide margin. 345-75. All 75 votes against the measure were *surprisingly* from Democrats.
Hopefully this will be the start of a probe into the whole liberal fraud and corruption machine. Needless to say this has to be one of the best things that could happen. ACORN is a giant corrupt money wasting machine that has botched elections and committed extensive illegal atrocities. Finally congress is smart enough to not put up with ACORN’s bullshit anymore. Hopefully this will make the 2010 elections a little more democratic and a lot less corrupt. Hopefully this will be the beginning of end the cycle of voter fraud and corruption that has been promoted by the left and plagued the right for years.
On another note –
Playground Politics is reporting that Brett Davis is running for Lieutenant Governor. To this I say “Good.” But I’m pretty sure I don’t want him to win. He’s been a moderate Republican in an area that swings to the far left. I’d much rather trade his seat for a seat that is currently held by a Democrat in a Republican area. Yes WI Assembly Republicans will have to work to pick up four seats but at least they’ll have four real Republicans. I think it’s a fair trade off to give up on a supremely moderate Republican. (Note: he may not personally be a supremely moderate Republican, and if not I’ll like him a touch more, but if he actually votes how he believes, vs. voting to get reelected I won’t be in his corner for Lt. Gov.) I’ll post more on this as things get closer and the races across the state (and nation) begin to solidify.