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Old 12-08-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Acorn: Nothing to see here!

http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/07/...ass-obamacare/
Well, ACORN retained a law firm to investigate its operations and, surprise, the law firm found that ACORN hadn’t done anything wrong in the undercover videos filmed by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles. The review, overseen by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harschbarger, a long-time ally of ACORN, found that any problems within ACORN are, gosh darn it, simply because ACORN was too successful, i.e. grew too big and too fast. The problems are also mostly, conveniently, the result of people who are no longer employed by ACORN, i.e. Wade Rathke.
The entire report can be summed up: Wade Rathke really made a mess of things. The current management, i.e. Bertha Lewis, has been trying to reform the organization and she is really, really committed to it now. ACORN has a “roadmap” for reform that, while it may take a while to implement, will really fix everything you thought was wrong with ACORN. Just trust them.

The overdue Whitewash Report comes at a critical time for ACORN and its big brother SEIU. ACORN and SEIU are the lead organizations behind Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is the principle organization agitating for the passage of ObamaCare. In short, HCAN is ACORN. HCAN and SEIU are planning a big rally/blitz in support of ObamaCare this Thursday. ACORN’s ongoing scandals were a big obstacle on the left’s push to enact a sweeping government take-over of health care. As that battle reaches its climax, ACORN’s hired gun enters the scene to say, really, everything is just fine with ACORN.
As members of ACORN’s advisory committee, SEIU’s Andy Stern and Center for American Progress’ John Podesta, had a big role in selecting Harschbarger for the whitewash. Stern, the most frequent guest of the Obama White House, is a leading architect of the health care overhaul that will deliver him millions of more dues-paying members. Podesta is a long-time ACORN ally. The PR group he helped create, Media Matters, has devoted itself to running media interference for ACORN around the clock.
We’ll have a lot more to say about the report in the future. We’ll leave you with one point, however. Of the dozens of people Harschbarger said he interviewed as part of this “report”, not one was from outside the ACORN empire. No former workers nor ousted Board members. Not one person who isn’t currently affiliated with or paid by ACORN. As the saying goes, “Garbage in, garbage out.”
The document is viewable at the link. And yes, I realize this is an opinion piece.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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A.C.O.R.N.

Another Crooked Organization Ran by N______s

Ha! J/K!

What a crock. You tax dollars are paying for this.

How many teenagers, or younger, are on the streets 'working' for money because of the help of this 'organization', that didnt get caught?
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Rheaton View Post
A.C.O.R.N.

Another Crooked Organization Ran by N______s

Ha! J/K!

What a crock. You tax dollars are paying for this.

How many teenagers, or younger, are on the streets 'working' for money because of the help of this 'organization', that didnt get caught?
I thought the funding was cut off?

I hate when an organization hires someone to figure out if they are crooked or not. Someone else needs to hire an independent law firm to do the investigation. Self reporting when it is worth millions of dollars only kinda sorta works with the NCAA.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by InTenSity View Post
I thought the funding was cut off?

I hate when an organization hires someone to figure out if they are crooked or not. Someone else needs to hire an independent law firm to do the investigation. Self reporting when it is worth millions of dollars only kinda sorta works with the NCAA.
The funding has been cut off, at least right now...until the same organization is "re-structured" until another name and a much more as 'astute' management..

Remember this, Ten... Americans dont really pay attention anymore, and those who do are merely partisan hacks. As the thread's title says "nothing to see here.." ... move along.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:16 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by InTenSity View Post
I thought the funding was cut off?
Apparently a ruling came down that they could be paid for the work they've already done.
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