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The Left Attacks the Tea Party

Where is the media outrage over the hate speak being used by the left as they continue their attacks on the Tea Party movement? The mainstream media has shown that they are willing to run with almost any story about “bad behavior” by Tea Party supporters yet when the Left is out of line it doesn’t seem news worthy. 

Here are some current examples… 

From ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis:  While addressing a group of “young socialists”, she said, the times people are living in now will “dwarf” all those stains on America’s history. She then referred to the Tea Party movement as the “bowel movement” and an example of the coming persecution. 

“They are coming. And they are coming after you,” the embattled head of ACORN said during a talk last month to the Young Democratic Socialists, the youth branch of the Democratic Socialists, the U.S. branch of the Socialist International. 

Lewis went on to praise the group for calling themselves socialists and warned there were forces that are at work plotting their doom. 

“Any group that says, ‘I’m young, I’m Democratic, and I’m a socialist,’ is all right with me. You know that’s no light thing to do — to actually say, I’m a socialist — because you guys know right now we are living in a time which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It is going to dwarf the internment during World War II. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation,” Lewis said.  

“This is not rhetoric or hyperbole — this is real,” Lewis said. “This rise of this Tea Party so-called movement — bowel movement in my estimation — and this blatant uncovering and ripping off the mask of racism.”  

Fortunately, this is all caught on tape – watch it below:

Then there is DC Douglas. He is the voice behind the rhetorical questions in Geico ads. He decided to leave an anti-Tea Party phone message on FreedomWorks’ voicemail system taking sots at the Tea Parties members. Douglas wanted to know what the percentage of “mentally retarded” Tea Party activists was. Then he asked how FreedomWorks would “spin it when one of your members actually kills somebody.” FreedomWorks traced the call to Douglas — who had left his number, identifying himself as “Lance Baxter.”  FreedomWorks’ Matt Kibbe posted Douglas’ cell number on BigGovernment.com, which resulted in Douglas receiving a ton of phone calls. This generated a serious backlash for Geico but not very much media coverage. Ultimately, Douglas was fired by Geico for his poor judgement and distasteful behavior. See a video report below which features Douglas’ message.

And ultra-liberal Bill Maher:  He opened his April 16th show with a monologue focused on… that’s right, The Tax Day Tea Party protests! 

The host of Real Time with Bill Maher chose to imply that those involved with the Tea Party are racists. He then went on to equate the Tea Party protest to a Klan rally.   

Maher has become a world class hate monger using a non stop barrage of nasty one-liners to hurl insults at the Tea Party and everyone else on the right. His comments include referring to the Tea Party as a “cult”, saying they are “not bright enough to understand the issues” and going as low as taking cheap shots at Sarah Palin’s disabled child, Trig. 

Here is an example of a recent diatribe…

The teabaggers, they’re not a movement. They’re a cult, and I’m going to prove it. You know someone has fallen into a cult if you see these signs:

One. Cults have their own vocabulary. Now, I don’t speak sh**kicker, but I know that in their world, freedom means guns, diplomacy means weakness, elitist means reader, and socialist means black.

Two. Cults tend to populate from within encouraging members to have huge broods of children and to give them strange names, like Moonbeam, and Trig.

And three, cult members always attribute all of their problems to one simple explanation: [picture of Obama with Hitler moustache]. – Bill Maher 

Here are links to some of Maher’s disgusting comments…

http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-maher-on-tea-party-why-let-the-truth-spoil-a-perfectly-good-klan-rally/

It seems that Mr. Maher is playing the race card every chance he gets while working overtime to discredit and belittle the right. 

In the face of all this hate, those of us on the right must not allow ourselves to sink to the levels of the race baiters and hate mongers. Our problem is not the people on the left – it is with their policies and the damage they are doing to our country. We must stay focused on the issues and ignore their attempts to piss us off! Otherwise they win by discrediting our motives and our intentions. 

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

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical” – Thomas Jefferson

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!

ACORN Update: Another Day, Another Video

Well, the videos continue to be released and fallout also rolls on. Here are a few of the latest developments:

ACORN fires more implicated employees

MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty orders a state investigation into MN’s ties with ACORN

CA Gov. Arnold Schwarenegger has asked CA AG Jerry Brown to open a full investigation into ACORN’s CA activities

NY AG Andrew Cuomo has opened an investigation into ACORN’s NY activities

ACORN Suspends new intakes!    ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees “indefensible,” has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened. ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement that she was “ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN’s service programs until completion of an independent review.”

White House comments on scandal – From: Politico

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs alluded to video, taken by the conservative site BigGovernment.com, showing ACORN employees giving advice to individuals posing as sex traffickers.

“Obviously, the conduct that you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. I think everyone would agree to that,” Gibbs said. “The administration takes accountability extremely seriously.”

Watch the latest videos here:

Rumor has it, there will be new videos from San Diego tomorrow – stay tuned

ACORN: streaming video or a stream of videos… the truth comes out!

After news broke late last week that undercover videos were surfacing on Breitbart’s Big Government website that showed ACORN for what it really is, the rhetoric that this was just a right wing smear campaign quickly followed. Well, now there are four cities worth of videos  available on line, all of which show the same thing. In each ACORN employees are in the compromised position of working to help “a pimp and a hooker” defraud the government in an attempt to gain a home loan and avoid taxes for the purposes of setting up a brothel. Even worse they do not bat an eye when the undercover pair, “mention” that as part of their operation they will be bringing a dozen under age girls in from El Salvador to “work” for them. 

This scam is played out four times in Baltimore, MD; Washington D.C.; Brooklyn, NY; and most recently San Bernadino, CA. I have previously posted the Baltimore and DC videos. Below you will find the NY and CA videos. And rumor has it there are more to come… So why are they releasing these tapes one at a time? The Breitbart team was worried that if they released them all at once the mainstream media would bury this story but if they release them over time the story wouldn’t go away as easily. 

There is good news here. Thanks to the efforts of James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and the Breitbart team the truth about ACORN and its’ corruption have been exposed. So far this has resulted in the following: 

The firing of ACORN employees involved.

The US Census Bureau terminated its’ relationship with ACORN.

The US Senate voting 83 – 7 to cut off funding to ACORN Housing

The revelation ACORN, Inc.; the parent organization of all things ACORN; forfeited its corporate charter in Maryland in 2006. ACORN Housing forfeited its corporate charter in 2008. Any ACORN office in the state of Maryland is potentially operating illegally. 

Senator Boehner, Senator Cantor and Senator Camp call for IRS to sever all ties with ACORN. Currently, ACORN receives some government funding to assist low income families with income tax preparation.

When you add these actions to the fourteen investigations of ACORN’s involvement in voter fraud and the State of Louisiana’s investigation into ACORN’s operations in their state; the truth about the depth of corruption in this organization may finally come to light.

For other interesting developments on this ongoing investigative report visit: www.biggovernment.com

Restore the Republic, Fight Against Corruption!

ACORN: A source of nuts for Socialist Squirrels

Here is a collection of updates on the crazy world of ACORN. As these stories continue to unravel it is very obvious that this organization has no business being involved with anything involving government funds. The last story in the series is ACORN’s weak attempt at blame deflection. If they were a legitimate organization with a few bad apples they would circle the wagons and do an internal house cleaning to repair their reputation. However, the charges of wrong doing keep popping up and they continue to play the victim card. At least the Census Bureau has finally woke up.

From Fox News

After Census Severs Ties, ACORN May Face Scrutiny of Housing Grants

ACORN Housing Corporation received $1.6 million in federal money to provide housing services to low-income communities in this fiscal year

The Census Bureau notified ACORN on Friday in a letter that it is severing all ties with the group for all work having to do with the 2010 census.

“Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts,” read a letter from Census Director Robert M. Groves to the president of ACORN.

“Unfortunately, we no longer have confidence that our national partnership agreement is being effectively managed through your many local offices. For the reasons stated, we therefore have decided to terminate the partnership,” the letter said.

Conservatives have cheered the Census Bureau’s decision to sever ties with ACORN because it had lost confidence in the group, but the hidden-camera videos that prompted ACORN to fire four workers this week could raise more questions about the federal funding ACORN receives for housing outreach.

ACORN Housing Corporation received $1.6 million to provide housing services to low-income communities in this fiscal year, ending Sept. 30, according to USASpending.gov, a federal government Web site for tracking government grants.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development Grants has given $8.2 million to ACORN in the years between 2003 and 2006, as well as $1.6million to ACORN affiliates.

HUD could not be reached for comment.

In a related story from The Brooklyn Eagle: ACORN as your Landlord

The Atlantic Avenue Apartments is a seven-story elevator building providing 150 units of housing. At least a dozen of those units will be reserved for adults with developmental disabilities. The creation of affordable housing in neighborhoods across New York City is part of the City’s Five Borough Economic Opportunity Plan to create jobs for New Yorkers and implement a vision for long-term economic growth.

Atlantic Avenue Apartments was developed on vacant land, with a portion formerly owned by the City of New York and a portion owned by the developers. Dunn Development Corp. and New York ACORN Housing Company, Inc. have joined to co-sponsor the project, and ACORN will also serve as the property manager.

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=30594

From the Miami Herald Sep. 9, 2009

ACORN Voter Registration Fraud in Miami

Eleven people hired to register potential voters in Miami-Dade County before last year’s presidential election were being sought Wednesday for falsifying hundreds of voter registration cards.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office issued arrest warrants for each of the 11 suspects, all of whom worked for the local chapter of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, (ACORN).

By early Wednesday morning, six were in custody, authorities said.

ACORN came under fire during last year’s presidential campaign when Republicans and other conservative groups accused the national organization of committing fraud in its aggressive voter registration efforts in various cities and counties nationwide, including Florida.

But ACORN officials said they had alerted authorities about the alleged illegal activity among some canvassers in Miami-Dade after finding “numerous discrepancies” on voter cards collected from the Homestead area.

The arrests are “further evidence we’ve been policing our own folks and report people attempting to commit voter registration fraud,” said ACORN spokesman Brian Kettenring. “This was really some individuals who were trying to defraud their employer.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/1224631.html

An Unbelievable Response from ACORN

from http://www.acorn.org

Statement from Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer, ACORN Regarding Recent News Reports

September 12, 2009 

The relentless attacks on ACORN’s members, its staff and the policies and positions we promote are unprecedented. An international entertainment conglomerate, disguising itself as a “news” agency (Fox), has expended millions, if not tens of millions of dollars, in their attempt to destroy the largest community organization of Black, Latino, poor and working class people in the country. It is not coincidence that the most recent attacks have been launched just when health care reform is gaining traction. It is clear they’ve had these tapes for months. 

We are their Willy Horton for 2009. We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers. If ACORN did not exist, the right-wing would have needed to create us in order to achieve their agenda, their missions, their ideal, retrograde America. This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we’ve all recently seen. I am appalled and angry; I cannot and I will not defend the actions of the workers depicted in the video, who have since been terminated. But it is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist “filmmaker” O’Keefe and his partner in crime. And, in fact, a crime it was – our lawyers believe a felony – and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators. 

We will not be intimidated by this international conglomerate, which has made as its mission the destruction of our organization. ACORN members are committed to the empowerment of their communities – Black, Latino, poor, and working class – at the deepest level. We are an organization committed to halting the foreclosure crisis and keeping people in their homes. We are an organization committed to ensuring quality, affordable health care for every American. We are an organization that will not be stopped in our commitment to our members and our communities which has included:

Helping hundreds of thousands of African-American and Latino voters register to vote and get to the polls in recent years;

Preparing, since 2004, approximately 150,000 free tax returns totaling $190 million in refunds and increased earned income tax credit participation;

Providing effective foreclosure prevention advocacy saving thousands of American families from losing their homes to foreclosure.

ACORN = Organized Crime Part 2

After the visit to ACORN in Baltimore the O’Keefe led team took their show to DC with similar results:

People – This is your tax dollars at work! ACORN is who is going to run the 2010  census. ACORN is charged with voter fraud. ACORN is scheduled to receive 8 BILLION of your tax dollars and that dors noy include payment for their census work!  What are you going to do about it?

Make your voice heard – tell your elected officials that ACORN should not receive another dime of our tax money! Write or call your representatives today!