Last week, we had a few BigGovernment.com videos dropped concerning the – let’s call them interesting – ACORN employee activities. Speculation is starting this Sunday afternoon about possible revelations from Andrew Breitbart concerning the National Endowment for the Arts, or Buffy Wicks, or the SEUI, or maybe something else this week.
It was only a week ago SEIU members lamented that conservatives learned the rules so fast. Indeed. Jim Geraghty over at “The Campaign Spot” has a partial transcript.
Big Government’s James O’Keefe, doing the work 60 Minutes just won’t do anymore, is now back with Part 4 … and this involves a California ACORN office, murder and prostitution. Watch it all.
UPDATE: If you are not already aware … the Senate voted yesterday to cut off all federal housing money rom ACORN … but the Republicans want more … and they should.
House Minority Leader John Boehner introduced legislation Tuesday that would break all federal government ties with ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. House Republicans also wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to use his authority to end all federal funding for ACORN.
The call for a congressional probe came from Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. Shelby made the request in a letter to committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.
Let’s hope Senator Dodd gets this right.
Update 2: Oh man … this from the Wall Street Journal On-Line.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters Tuesday that the behavior shown on the videotapes was “despicable,” but that it isn’t clear whether problems at Acorn are isolated. If such behavior is widespread, Hoyer said, “I think we need to look very carefully at the assistance that we give.”
Well if four cases doesn’t convince the Democrat my guess is Tape 5, 6, 7, 8 …. won’t either.
James O’Keefe and his colleague Hannah Giles have blown the lid off the ACORN Pandora’s box. We touched a bit on it today, but the hits just keep on coming.
Yesterday O’Keefe and Big Government posted part one of their investigation into the ACORN housing scam. Posing as a pimp with Hannah the prostitute he asked for and received advice on how to scam the system and get Federal aid to run a teenage prostitution ring.
In a statement, ACORN Maryland board member Margaret Williams said the video was an attempt to smear ACORN, and that undercover teams attempted similar setups in at least three other ACORN offices.
Just some stray community activists? Not so.
O’Keefe is back today with yet another video … this one at a Washington DC office … producing the same results. Need help setting up a prostitution ring … ACORN to the rescue.
Remember folks, this is taxpayer money, your money. Go to the link above to see Part 2. And here’s the link to Part 1 in Baltimore.
No one has followed the ACORN corruption better than Michelle Malkin.
As I note in Culture of Corruption and have reported previously, the Bush administration bears ample blame for fueling the ACORN housing/mortgage counseling racket. The GOP increased funding for left-wing-operated housing counseling programs by 150 percent since taking office in 2001.
Are there any Democrats who care about how all that money is being spent? John Conyers chickened out.
“Taxpayers should be outraged that their money has gone to an organization that, in addition to facing charges of voter fraud and tax violations, is willing to facilitate prostitution,” King said. “As this video confirms, ACORN continues to operate as a criminal enterprise. Nancy Pelosi, John Conyers, Barney Frank and other Democrats on Capitol Hill continue to protect and fund ACORN while blocking Congressional hearings on ACORN’s operations and finances. Shielding ACORN from oversight ensures that this partisan criminal enterprise will continue its shady practices while collecting taxpayer funds.”
It is amazing. Will there be a Part 3? Plus where is the MSM. Ha. Such a silly question. Covering for the One.