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Nobody Panic! ACORN is launching an internal investigation!

*Whew!*  We can all breathe easy now!   ACORN, that paragon of morality and ethics but exactly what kind of morality and ethics remains to be seen in it’s entirety, is on the case!  But then, so is Rep. Boustany (R-LA) who has also called for an investigation of the organization:

“In light of the apparent flagrant and willful attempts to suborn tax fraud, I … (am seeking) a hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee as soon as practicable to investigate ACORN’s activities,” he said Friday.

So, in light of the recently released “Baltimore” and “DC”  videos, ACORN has taken immediate action by firing all four employees shown in the hidden camera clips shot by activist film maker, James O’Keefe of Big Government.com.  One set of two after the first set of videos was posted, then the next set of two after the second set of videos posted.  I’m seeing a trend here…

I have to say though, I find it interesting that ACORN’s first response (yesterday) was to assert:

“This film crew tried to pull this sham at other offices and failed. ACORN wants to see the full video before commenting further,” Levenson said.

Then the second set of tapes was released.  Whoops!  It certainly makes one wonder just how many other tapes may still be out there…lurking…waiting to be released. I’m certain THIS is the reason for the “internal investigation”.  Wanna take bets on what their “findings” will be spun into?  ETA UPDATE: ACORN pulls the Race Card.

Incidentally…this corruption scandal broke yesterday.  I wonder at the slooooow response of the mainstream media.  Hmmm.  At the time of this posting:  Only 375 links in Google News highlighting this outrage and 13, 868 links to Joe Wilson’s incredibly disrespectful ( inaccurate according to FactCheck.org) outburst during Pres. Obama’s speech (990 of which are dated within the last 24 hours).  One of these stories is extremely important with BILLIONS of tax our dollars riding on the integrity or lack thereof of the organization being highlighted.

Maybe the story is too new.  Maybe it will be on the news tonight.  I hope so…I sent the links to MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN,…FOX though has been reporting on this since yesterday…when the story first broke.  Heh.

  1. Joe Blow
    September 15, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Joe Wilson was one of the senators offering up an amendment to HR 3200 that added the enforcement language. It has been voted down by the democrats several times. The democrats are all against actual enforcement.

    So Joe knew the president knew he was lying when he called him a liar.

    How strange you would try to pretend otherwise.

    • September 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm

      Not pretending anything…simply made the mistake of relying on FactCheck.org as a reliable source.

      In a Washington Examiner article dated 26AUG2009:

      the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says this about H.R. 3200, the Obamacare bill approved just before the recess by the House Energy and Commerce Committee chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA:

      “Under H.R. 3200, a ‘Health Insurance Exchange’ would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option…H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange.”

      CRS also notes that the bill has no provision for requiring those seeking coverage or services to provided proof of citizenship. So, absent some major amendments to the legislation and a credible, concrete enforcement effort in action, looks like the myth on this issue is the one being spread by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, et. al.

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