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Don’t Count on a Serious ACORN Probe

September 24, 2009

Glenn Beck advised his TV audience Wednesday not to hold their breath waiting for Congress to launch a serious investigation into the activities of the left-wing crime syndicate ACORN.

He noted that House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) asked the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service to research ACORN.

“OK, it’s not an “investigation” per se — that would be crazy; that would make too much sense,” said Beck. “Instead, they’ve asked for a ‘comprehensive report’ on all activities and funding surrounding ACORN; whether or not Congress violated the Constitution in voting to de-fund ACORN, and if the two kids who went undercover violated any laws.”

Of course, both Conyers and Frank are longtime ACORN allies.

Meanwhile, in light of the damning undercover sting videos, the Internal Revenue Service has dropped ACORN from its Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program, a volunteer tax assistance program through which around 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers received free advice this year. ACORN helped about 25,000 people with their returns.

The thugs at ACORN are suing filmmaker James O’Keefe, his partner Hannah Giles, and news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart for their role in the undercover sting videos that revealed ACORN’s everyday criminality for the whole world to see. (Here is a copy of the complaint filed in a Baltimore court.)

This is standard operating procedure at ACORN. If lying doesn’t work, ACORN goes for intimidation.

ACORN is already suing whistleblower and former ACORN/Project Vote employee Anita MonCrief. In June, ACORN threatened the ACORN 8, a reform group headed by Marcel Reid and Karen Inman, because it’s afraid of them and wants to shut them up. The group argues that the ACORN 8 are violating ACORN’s intellectual property by using the word “ACORN” their its name. It sent the ACORN 8 a “cease and desist” letter.

  1. fiftyfifty permalink
    September 24, 2009 5:32 am

    House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-Mich. the wife Monica Conyers is going to jail for taking bribes in Detroit Mich.

  2. carterthewriter permalink
    September 24, 2009 7:54 am

    I think the American people are fed up with all these elitist getting away with their criminal activities. So now, our elected officials must act or they too, will be exposed for their own complicity.

    There was a time when we dallied along accepting this behavior because the money flowed unabated, but now, the day of reckoning has made us realize the money was counterfit!

    We hold the President accountable for his statement that this government will become transparent. The statement by Senator Kerry regarding our right to see the proposed health legislation is not an example of his doctrine.

    Every elected official must answer to those they represent or be extricated from office. That’s the message I understand is being put forth loud and clear!

  3. In the know permalink
    September 24, 2009 8:00 am

    Dog and Pony show. Plain and simple.

  4. james permalink
    September 25, 2009 3:06 am

    You should watch this clip before you rush to judgement.
    I think Acorn has a few bad seeds in it. Many organizations do.
    But you can’t blame an entire organization for the acts of a few stupid employees who were probably just playing along with two outrageously dressed young clean cut white people.
    Hell, I would have gotten in worse trouble because I would have done my best to offend them even farther.
    I’m not seeding this comment to defend anyone or justify anything.
    I just believe people should be aware of the whole story..Both sides.

    • carterthewriter permalink
      September 25, 2009 8:00 am

      Well, you suceeded in making it racial forgetting to mention it was two white brothers who ripped off this organization and were not prosecuted by the administrators. This triggered their demise and the news media had to uncover the truth while the government, both Dems & Rep. did nothing about it.

  5. Joseph White permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:10 pm

    I think we should get back to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Not a government of special interest, by special interest, and for special interest.

    In that vein, we should cut off all funding for ACORN, the ACLU, NEA, Funding for the Arts, and other crap like that.

    If every citizen yelled at his congressman and senator, they might take us serious and do what we want.


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