Thursday, July 23, 2009

Republicans To Demand Criminal Probe Of ACORN

GOP Congressional Report Accuses ACORN of Political Corruption, Widespread Fraud

A new report from Republicans on a House oversight committee accuses ACORN of fraudulent activities and widespread corruption and calls for a criminal investigation into the advocacy group.

ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform, has been under constant fire from conservatives since last year for its support of Barack Obama's presidential candidacy and its planned participation in next year's 2010 census.

But the report -- to be released Thursday by Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Issa's GOP colleagues -- offers the first detailed account of the allegations that have dogged the organization in recent months.

The executive summary of the report says ACORN provided contributions of financial and personnel resources to indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and candidate Obama, among others, in what the report calls a scheme to use taxpayer money to support a partisan political agenda, which would be a clear violation of numerous tax and election laws.

"Both structurally and operationally, ACORN hides behind a paper wall of nonprofit corporate protections to conceal a criminal conspiracy on the part of its directors, to launder federal money in order to pursue a partisan agenda and to manipulate the American electorate," an executive summary of the report reads.

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The intention of the Congressional members involved is to have Congress, the Justice Department, and The Census Bureau investigate ACORN and act accordingly.

Obviously this is not only an uphill battle, they are trying to go up a mountain. The Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress will fight to the end to prevent this investigation from going forward.

So what happens now? It depends on the GOP.

I have said again and again that the GOP is it's own worst enemy. They can stand in the corner and piss their pants like they typically do when the mean old Dems won't do what they want or they can go out and fight.

They have a winning issue here. This is a story that not only would resonate with voters, it is very damaging to the Democratic party and especially Obama.

They need to get off of their asses, get out in the public, and push this story. One of two things will happen, the Dems will investigate and be embarrassed or they won't investigate and be embarrassed.


shoprat said...

Voter and vote counting fraud is responsible for at least four Senate seats being in Democratic hands.

Gramma 2 Many said...

We can only pray. I would be amazed beyond anything imaginable if they were to truly push this and not just cower in a corner like you say.

The Pajama Underground said...

I agree that the GOP pants-wetting has to stop. There can be no quarter given on an issue like this. The attack should be pressed as far as it will go- as you note,whether there is an investigation or not, the Dems will be embarassed,

LomaAlta said...

Chuck, consider a third alternative. The Republicans fold like a paper bag, there is no investigation, the Democrats are neither bothered nor embarassed, and the MSM attacks the Republicans for not being bipartisan.

DaBlade said...

LomaAlta may be on to something. Whether or not the door gets closed, the jacka$$ has already left the barn.

MK said...

"They need to get off of their asses, get out in the public, and push this story."

I hope they do Chuck, because if they don't, they might has well just shove that report where the sun don't shine.

Randy said...

LomaAlta gave a third alternative, I'll give a fourth. Talk Radio plays it up, the Nuts (I mean Acorn) play the race card, Republicans are seen as racist...

Leslie said...

We shall hope they fight. We can look at their past track record of folding and worry. In the end, we are dealing with politicians who live by polls and what is popular with thier constituents.

Shall we say it is a group effort of the people to show their outrage and demand for action and the GOP to show they actually have some guts to stand up for what is right, no matter what pressure is placed upon them?

cube said...

The GOP needs to realize that this is an issue that will resonate with voters. If we can't have fair elections, then we're no better than a third world banana republic.

Chuck said...

Sorry all, we had to leave town alst night. No real problem.

Shoprat, yes. Truth is though that the GOP is just as responsible for not fighting back

Gramma, it would be a shock

PJ, agreed. See Shoprat's post above. I think Norm Coleman let Smiley screw him

LomaAlta, the likely one.

DaBlade, agreed

MK, if they don't fight back it looks like just what it is, whinning

Randy, good point. Throw in Rev JJ and Al and MSNBC will be all over it

Leslie, I think the GOP's biggets problem is that they have been folding. Conservatives are obviously upset with their spending recently but as much as anything I think they want the GOP to fight for them.

Cube. I agree, I think it would resonate with the voters if they are vocal enough to get their message out over the far left media noise.