Pundit theory vs. activist practice, ACORN edition.
In 2008, I (and most of the rest of the Online Right) engaged in a long and unsuccessful fight against the notorious group ACORN. It was, honestly, a frustrating one: although you could show, time after time after time again, that ACORN was routinely involved in election fraud (including election registration fraud, which was its usual apologists’ prime excuse/primary distraction) we never could get any | Read More »
Big Government: Hey, guess who dumped 20K documents in a dumpster?
Nine days after there was an announcement that their group was going to be investigated? Yup, that’s right: ACORN. San Diego office – just before California AG Jerry Brown came to visit. Alas, if only somebody had had the foresight to wait for this sort of thing to happen, and retrieve the documents… Oh. Right. They didn’t shred, they didn’t redact, and they threw out | Read More »
Breitbart to Eric Holder: Investigate ACORN, or else.
And threats don’t get more direct than this: either AG Holder starts investigating ACORN, or Breitbart dumps what he still has on the scene in time to make a difference in the 2010 elections. And this message is to Attorney General Holder: I want you to know that we have more tapes, it’s not just ACORN, and we’re going to hold out until the next | Read More »
So the Advance Group may be sued for its ACORN connection.
When I saw this title from The Conservatives.com (“Defeated Candidate to Sue ACORN Official for Costing Her Election”), I smiled. I also said to myself,You know what would be great? It’d be great if that sanctimonious, unctuous [expletive deleted] Scott Levenson was involved in this somehow. That would be great. But seeing as I can’t think of anything nice enough on the karmic scale to | Read More »
Dispatches from the Front: The Queens City Council race.
Francis is far too busy helping candidate Angelo Maragos get elected today to post this stuff, so we’ll be updating these as we go along. First one above the fold: if we’re blessed with a fair, clean election presence from the WFP/ACORN/Democrats, this will be the only one. if not, updates will be under them. Yes, expect to check back often. 6:26 AM: One of | Read More »
Breaking: WFP/ACORN Takes The Fifth On Corruption Suit.
[FURTHER UPDATE] Welcome, AoSHQ readers. Note the petition below. [UPDATE]: Thanks to Randy Mastro and our own Francis Cianfrocca – who will have a lot more to say about these races – here’s the petition cataloging said skulduggery; and you will not find it dull reading. (If you’re having trouble reading it, try here.) It’s not that our opponents are geniuses at skulduggery. It’s that | Read More »
Democratic election fraud in Troy, NY: a follow-up.
(Via Atlas Shrugs) For the next time somebody tells you that Democrat/ACORN/WFP election registration fraud does not equal election fraud, feel free to point this story coming from Troy, New York, where the one led seamlessly to the other. Feel free to also point out that it doesn’t take all that much to flip some races: Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out | Read More »
Actually, Patrick Gaspard IS affiliated with ACORN.
Matthew Vadum had precisely the same reaction that I did when I read the Ben Smith Politico article that published ACORN founder Wade Rathke’s denial that White House Director Political Director Patrick Gaspard was affiliated with his group: Umm. No. It’s not Ben’s fault – this is all deliberately designed to be confusing – but there are a clear set of links. It goes like | Read More »
Patrick Gaspard = ACORN = SEIU = White House political affairs director.
Just to repeat some of the things alluded to in this article (with some additions): We know that Patrick Gaspard is the White House political affairs director. We know that Patrick Gaspard enjoys the trust of the White House to perform sensitive tasks. We know that Patrick Gaspard is in fact one of the most quietly powerful people in this administration. We know that Patrick | Read More »
MM to NYT: Welcome to the jungle.
The New York Times, on its corrected coverage of the ongoing fall of ACORN: ON Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was quoted as saying that Acorn, one of thousands of unpaid organizations promoting the 2010 census, had become “a distraction.” What | Read More »
A copy of the ACORN/Breitbart/O’Keefe/Giles suit…
…may be found here: ACORN v OKeefe – Background here (via Hot Air). They’re trying for the ‘audio recording without permission’ angle – however: I am not a lawyer, but I have been told by at least three that Section 23 can be used to justify discovery. As a direct and proximate result of the actions of defendants, ACORN has suffered injury to its reputation. | Read More »
A roundup of the NEA propaganda scandal.
There’s not much to say about the NEA propaganda scandal that hasn’t been said by others, but a link round-up will be hopefully useful for those getting up to speed. We begin here with the Big Government articles themselves. Summary: transcripts and audio reveal that the conference call of August 10th involving the federal agencies NEA, United We Serve, and the Office of Public Engagement; | Read More »
Are you a Democratic legislator in a Republican-leaning seat?
Because if you are, here is an advisory: as of this moment, if the Right catches you or your staff within 100 yards of an ACORN office or worker we will cheerfully crucify you with that organization. And by ‘crucify’ I mean ‘take the metaphorical and rhetorical equivalent of long iron nails and permanently attach you to ACORN with them.” As the above link to | Read More »
*How* much trouble is ACORN in right now?
Let me put it this way: after seeing the first part of the San Bernardino ACORN video – the one where the ACORN stooge is bragging about her husband’s death, the former running of her own brothel, and the way that she knows Senator Barbara Boxer – GayPatriot called up Boxer’s office*. He’s reporting that the Senator’s staff is pointing out in their responses that | Read More »
Joe Wilson should sponsor House version of Johanns Amendment.
Yesterday, the Senate surprisingly adopted the Johanns Amendment (which denies ACORN HUD/transportation funds), 83-7. Obviously, House Republicans will need to introduce (and presumably pass, in a similarly lopsided manner) their own version, in order to make it clear to the Democratic-controlled reconciliation committee that this is not to be reversed when they think that nobody’s looking. This amendment will need someone to formally offer it | Read More »
Senate votes to strip ACORN of federal funding, 83-7.
I would like to have all of you read something that came to the MoeLane.com mailbag a few days ago, in response to this post. I normally don’t bother posting these – I just pass around the funnier examples – but I decided that I’d save this one. Author : Goou (IP: 22.214.171.124 , 126.96.36.199) E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org URL : Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=188.8.131.52 Comment: Just | Read More »
*Third* time on the ACORN Hooker Advisory Train.
(Via @JTlol)This time, it’s Brooklyn. Which, as Big Government gleefully points out, is part of New York, which is one of the places that ACORN claims that the producers tried this sting and failed. Second part of the video at the site: your call if they failed or not.
ACORN seems to be having a hooker advisement problem.
Take two for Big Government’s investigation into ACORN’s sideline in encouraging tax fraud and the illegal exploitation of women: this time, Washington DC. Who the heck comes into these offices, to make illegal underage El Salvadoran brothel setup issues seem relatively normal? Moe Lane PS: There’s at least one more. The hint is subtle, but… PPS: Why are we giving these people federal money?
Big Government, ACORN, and tax advice for underaged brothels.
So, Andrew Breitbart’s new website Big Government wanted to start off with a splash – and they’ve certainly done so, thanks to the post Chaos to Glory. In it, James O’Keefe with an associate to ACORN’s Baltimore office, with the story that the associate is a prostitute who needs to set up her income – and the income of a baker’s dozen of underage El | Read More »
ACLU: Election fraud is a civil right.
…that someone surveying the situation might be forgiven in thinking that it’s implicitly permitted: but no, we don’t actually want election fraud to happen. When it does – like it did in Pennsylvania – and we can catch them at it, we put the people who did it on trial. And then, apparently, we have the ACLU wander in and pick the wrong side to | Read More »