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ACORN Support in Congress Collapses

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Posted on September 18 2009 1:15 am
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The Washington Examiner‘s Byron York marvelled at the speed with which congressional support for ACORN collapsed in recent days as Americans were filled with revulsion over undercover videotapes showing ACORN workers openly encouraging lawbreaking.

On the “Glenn Beck Program,” York noted that after the Senate voted to defund ACORN a few days ago, the House followed suit, voting to ban all federal funds to the radical Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizing group.

York explained his thinking today, writing:

The ACORN vote in the House is stunning news. Just 48 hours after Republican Leader John Boehner introduced the “Defund ACORN Act,” the bill — which most Republicans thought Democrats would do anything to block — passed by a resounding 345-75 vote. It would never have made it to a vote had not the Democratic leadership decided to allow it, and the winning total included 172 Democrats. Yes, 172 House Democrats voted to totally cut off funding for an organization that has worked for years on behalf of Democrats nationwide.

Couple that with the 83-7 Senate vote to cut off housing funds to ACORN — a number that included 50 Democrats — and the votes signal the complete collapse of Democratic support for ACORN.

Meanwhile, don’t be fooled by ACORN’s announcement that it plans to have a supposedly independent panel review its affairs.

It’s a cynical sham.

ACORN did the same thing last year after an internal scandal, but when the honest people on ACORN’s internal panel began asking uncomfortable questions, it cast them out.

The new panel is packed with corrupt liberal cronies including SEIU‘s Andy Stern and former Clinton aide John Podesta.

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