House shuns ACORN – except 75 Democrats

Oh the shock and amazment. Yes today the House of Representatives joins the Senate and California Governor Schwartzenagger in ending the funding of ACORN. Well most of the Senate, and most of the House.

This of course is the reaction to 5 videos from across the country (Baltimore, Brooklyn, San Bernadino, San Diego, and Washington D.C.) presenting ACORN workers as they promote and advocate brothels, the use of illegal aliens and sex slavery. Which says nothing of the voter registration fraud the organization has been in and out of courtrooms for, over 8 years in 9 States.

Even the most successful community organizer, President Obama – through Press Secretary Gibbs – denounced the actions presented in the various videos. The pressure has been so great that ACORN has moved from denials of wrong-doing, to threats of lawsuit, to now starting an “internal, independant” investigation.

But the decision to defund ACORN has not been unanimous. Even with explicit video evidence of wrong-doing – advocating prostitution and defrauding the Government – some Senators and Representatives seem to be more concerned with defending a political ally (and campaign contributor) than standing up for their constituents.

Notable for me, and New York voters is Senator Gillibrand who with 6 other Senators stood by ACORN over constituents. But the list in the House is far larger and decidedly political. 75 Democrats were the only ones to vote to allow ACORN to keep its taxpayer funding. Again I note that New York Representative Hinchey, who is my Representative, felt the same political need to support ACORN over voters.

This is something that I hope all New York voters remember during the 2010 mid-term elections, as Rep. Hinchey and Senator Gillibrand are up for re-election.

The other Representatives that voted for bringing prostitution, illegal immigration, underage sex slavery, and tax evasion via ACORN to a community near you are (by State):

Arizona –

California –
Linda Sanchez
**Speaker Pelosi declined to vote – and said it was up to House-Senate negotiators to determine whether the provision to cut funding would be in the final version of the bill. Meaning she is seeking a way to ensure ACORN keeps its funding even with these votes.**

Colorado –

Florida –
Corrine, Castor, Wexler

Georgia –
Lewis, Scott

Hawaii –

Illinois –
Davis, Jackson, Rush, Schakowsky

Indiana –

Maryland –
Cummings, Edwards

Massachusetts –
Capuano, Delahunt, Lynch, Markey, McGovern, Neal, Olver, Tsongas

Michigan –

Minnesota –
McCollum, Ellison

Mississippi –

New Jersey –
Holt, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Sires

New York –
Crowley, Engel, **Hinchey**, Meeks, Nadler, Rangel – who has his own monetary and ethical issues, Serrano, Slaughter, Towns, Velazquez

North Carolina –

Ohio –
Fudge, Kucinich

Pennsylvania –
Brady, Doyle, Fattah

South Carolina –

Texas –
Al Green, Jackson-Lee, E.B. Johnson

Virginia –
Moran, Scott

Washington –
Larsen, McDermott

West Virginia –
Mollohan, Rahall

Wisconsin –
Baldwin, Moore

You might want to review this list as political ads asking you to re-elect them in the 2010 mid-term elections start to flood your airwaves over the next 11 months.

About the Author

Michael Vass
Born in 1968, a political commentator for over a decade. Has traveled the U.S. and lived in Moscow and Tsblisi, A former stockbroker and 2014 Congressional candidate. Passionate about politics with emphasis on 1st and 2nd Amendments.

2 Comments on "House shuns ACORN – except 75 Democrats"

  1. Comment as founds at Breaking News Blog, where I am a contributing author.

    Logan Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 11:07 am e
    I have been lucky (or unlucky) enough to move into Shiela Jackson-Lee’s district in Houston since the last election. I’m hoping that we are finally able to vote her out as nothing she has done in nearly a decade has done anything to better the lives of her constituents. She is elected purely because she is a black lady. I’m starting to wonder if she has ACORN helping her out with fraudulent registrations. And of course Maxine Waters would vote for ACORN, she thinks that Che and Fidel Castro (both mass murderers) are heros and idols.

  2. Comment as found at Breaking News Blog, Where I am a contributing author.

    Dave Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 12:03 pm e
    I hope they are ALL VOTED OUT. I think since they are all Federal employees, like we vote for the President, we all should be able to vote them out or in.

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