Daily Archives: September 18, 2009

Here are the names of the “ACORN 82”

Below are the names of those members of Congress that could not or would not step up and “Do the Right Thing” when it came to holding ACORN accountable for their corrupt ways. 

House of Representatives:  RepTammy Baldwin, D-WI; Xavier Becerra, D-CA; Robert Brady D-PA;

Corrine Brown, D-FL; G.K. Butterfield, D-NC; Mike Capuano, D-MA;

Andre Carson, D-IN: Kathy Castor, D-FL; Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO

James Clyburn, D-SC; Joseph Crowley, D-NY; Elijah Cummings, D-MD

Danny Davis, D-IL; Diane DeGette, D-CO; Bill Delahunt, D-MA; Mike Doyle, D-PA;

Donna Edwards, D-MD; Keith Ellison, D-MN; Eliot Engel, D-NY; Chaka Fattah, D-PA;

Bob Filner, D-CA; Marcia Fudge, D-OH; Al Green, D-TX; Raul Grijalva, D-AZ;

Maurice Hinchey, D-NY; Mazie Hirono, D-HI; Rush Holt, D-NJ; Mike Honda, D-CA;

Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL; Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-TX; Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX;

Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-MI; Dennis Kucinich, D-OH; Rick Larsen, D-WA;

Barbara Lee, D-CA; John Lewis, D-GA; Stephen Lynch, D-MA Markey, D-MA;

Betty McCollum, D-MN; McDermott, D-WA; McGovern, D-MS; Gregory Meeks, D-NY;

Alan Mollohan, D-WV; Gwen Moore, D-WI; Jim Moran, D-VA; Jerrold Nadler, D-NY;

Richard Neal, D-MA; John Olver, D-MA; Frank Pallone, D-NJ; Bill Pascrell, D-NJ;

Donald Payne, D-NJ; Jared Polis, D-CO; David Price, D-NC; Nick Rahall, D-WV;

Charlie Rangel, D-NY; Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-CA; Bobby Rush, D-IL;

Linda Sánchez, D-CA; Jan Schakowsky, D-IL; David Scott D-GA; Bobby Scott, D-VA;

Jose Serrano, D-NY; Brad Sherman, D-CA; Albio Sires, D-NJ; Louise Slaughter, D-NY;

Pete Stark, D-CA; Bennie Thompson, D-MS; Edolphus Towns, D-NY;

Niki Tsongas, D-MA; Nydia Velázquez, D-NY; Maxine Waters, D-CA;

Diane Watson, D-CA; Henry Waxman, D-CA; Robert Wexler, D-FL; Lynn Woolsey, D-CA 

Senate: Durbin D-IL; Burris D-IL; Casey D-PA; Gillibrand D-NY; Leahy D-VT; Saunders I-VT & Whitehouse D-RI

Check ouy this Link:  http://senatescumbags.com/

Please note that Barney Frank D-MA, was absent and did not vote. It is hard not to notice the number of Congressional representatives on the list that hail from socialist strongholds such as CA, MA, NY and NJ. If these clowns are from your district you should be gearing up to oust them from their seats. 

I’d love to be able to cross check this list against things like: 

  • ACORN endorsements
  • ACORN Get out the Vote Efforts
  • Membership in the Democrats “Progressive Congressional Caucus”
  • Ties to Democratic Socialists of America 

And again these legislators are not listening to the people they represent. 

According to Rasmussen Reports, here is the prevailing public opinion on ACORN: 

Have a favorable view of ACORN = 15%

Have an unfavorable view of ACORN = 67%

No Opinion = 18%

 By a margin of 51% to 17% or 3 to 1, American voters favor cutting ACORN off from receiving Federal Funds

By a margin of 64% to 10% or 6 to 1, American voters agree with the Census Bureau’s decision to sever ties with ACORN 

Reasons for investigating ACORN:

57% say they are due to illegal activity, 20% say they are politically motivated.  

Many believe that ACORN should be investigated and possibly prosecuted under RICO laws. When will a Special Prosecutor be assigned to lead an investigation? When will AG Eric Holder weigh in on this? What does the President think should be done? It’s time for transparency and accountability, will there be any? 

Restore the Republic, Reject the Progressive Left!

NY Dem uses Constitution to defend ACORN…What?

Bill to Defund ACORN called “Unconstitutional” by Chair of Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

From: Breitbart.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, denounced a Republican Amendment adopted by the House of Representatives to deny all federal funds to ACORN as blatantly unconstitutional and a threat to unpopular organizations everywhere. The Republican initiative, entitled the Defund ACORN Act, singles out a specific organization by name for exclusion from participating in any federal program, in direct violation of the Constitution’s prohibition against Bills of Attainder.

Mr. Nadler’s remarks are below:

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker. A little while ago, the House passed an amendment to the bill that we were considering that says no contract or federal funds may ever go to ACORN, a named organization, or to any individual or organization affiliated with ACORN. Unfortunately, this was done in the spirit of the moment and nobody had the opportunity to point out that this is a flat violation of the Constitution, constituting a Bill of Attainder. The Constitution says that Congress shall never pass a Bill of Attainder. Bills of Attainder, no matter what their form, apply either to a named individual or to easily ascertainable members of a group, to inflict punishment. That’s exactly what this amendment does.

“It may be that ACORN is guilty of various infractions, and, if so, it ought to be vetted, or maybe sanctioned, by the appropriate administrative agency or by the judiciary. Congress must not be in the business of punishing individual organizations or people.” 

While I agree that the Congress should not be in the business of punishing organizations or people without trials, withholding taxpayer funds from an organization that has ethical issues on the scale that ACORN does seems like prudent business since these funds would be for services rendered. So I have a few questions for the Congressman. 

  1. If this falls under the premise of Bill of Attainder which specifically refers ex post facto law, how is this any less Constitutional than passing a bill after the fact to place a huge penalty on the AIG bonuses?
  2. Do you defend the Constitution with this vigor all the time?
  3. How much ACORN support did you receive in your last Congressional race? 

Ironic, isn’t it the Congress finally takes a stand against corruption and a politician tries to invoke “constitutional law” as the defense, the same Constitution that these same politicians ignore on a daily basis. 

Restore the Republic, Reject the agenda of the Progressive Left!