Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The debacle continues on

I seriously could have vomited this morning when I heard Obama say, "It's a victory for the common people and for common sense." Who in the hell is he talking about?! Who's common sense? His, Pelosi's or Reid's? Certainly not the majority of the American people. What an arrogant, narcissist SOB. I apologize for being so foul but that is my stance when it comes to addressing this administration.

And then he went on further and stated that he hoped the Republicans would not prohibit or stall procedure.

Okay, ready for some semi-good news? ACORN is closing its doors. Yep, no joke the once mighty activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues — six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute.

"It's really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activist that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need," ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said.

Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore revenue that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal.

ACORN's financial situation and reputation went into free fall within days of the videos' release in September. Congress reacted by yanking ACORN's federal funding, private donors held back cash and scores of ACORN offices closed.

Earlier this month, a U.S. judge reiterated an earlier ruling that the federal law blacklisting ACORN and groups allied with it was unconstitutional because it singled them out. But that didn't mean any money would be automatically be restored.

Bertha Lewis, the CEO of ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, alluded to financial hardships in a weekend statement as the group's board prepared to deliberate by phone.

"ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era," she said. "The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress."

ACORN's board decided to close remaining state affiliates and field offices by April 1 because of falling revenues, with some national operations will continue operating for at least several weeks before shutting for good, Whelan said Monday.

For years, ACORN could draw on 400,000 members to lobby for liberal causes, such as raising the minimum wage or adopting universal health care. ACORN was arguably most successful at registering hundreds of thousands of low-income voters, though that mission was dogged by fraud allegations, including that some workers submitted forms signed by 'Mickey Mouse' or other cartoon characters.

So see we can make a difference. I know things look very dim for us with this bill passing, however, if we stay unified, we can still make a difference. Vote the idiots out of office who supported this bill this coming November AND do your research on the people who are running against them before you make a final decision, learn their voting history, see where they stand on abortion, traditional marriage, military strategies, etc.

Keep calling and e-mailing the White House, senate and Congress. Don't let them think that we just tucked tail and ran. This is only an incentive to become more active.

God is bigger than Obama unbeknownst to him.


Anonymous said...

I hate to be the friend who bursts your bubble, Leticia ... but Acorn is not closing its doors. The coast to coast mafia operation is simply changing its name and divesting itself so that it will be more difficult for us to keep an eye on them. They are still there; they will continue to do their thuggery; they will continue to get federal money from crooked politicians ...

But that's okay. It's what the American people want.


Semper Fi,


Leticia said...
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Leticia said...

Thanks Mustang. I went back to the headline and posted the rest of it. I should have double-checked, sorry.

MK said...

"I apologize for being so foul but that is my stance when it comes to addressing this administration."

No need to apologize Leticia, hussein obama neither deserves nor has he earned any respect, he's earned and deserves contempt though so always give him what he deserves. He's worked hard for it, so don't deny him what he's earned.

"...restore revenue that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal."

Nice to see the American people still have a sense of what it right and what is wrong, even if the empty-suit is clueless.

"Keep calling and e-mailing the White House, senate and Congress."

Is there any point, they have demonstrated plainly that they really don't give a shit what you think. Best lie low and when the roaches are running freely, wipe them out at the next election.

"but Acorn is not closing its doors."

That's thing about vermin, ask any pest controller, the vermin never go willingly.

Always On Watch said...

BHO's words about "common sense" is one of those fallacies in logic, including Appeal to the People and Moral Mandate. Pffft!

ACORN isn't really down and out as noted above:

The Obama-backed Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has conveniently changed its name to shed its criminal history, but the scandal-plagued leftist group is still alive and quite active. ACORN, which annually rakes in millions of U.S. tax dollars, is hardly folding as the charity’s sympathy-seeking leaders claim.

Instead the group is simply branching out under aliases...

2010 will see more voter fraud. Watch for it.

Leticia said...

MK, thanks. I know it is a waste of time but they have to know that we will not be silenced regardless of what they do. I want them to be aware of that. I cannot wait for the November elections.

AOW, yeah, I realized it about ACORN and I guess it was wishful thinking.