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Don’t Count on a Serious ACORN Probe

Posted By Matthew Vadum On September 24, 2009 @ 1:15 am In NewsReal Blog,Uncategorized | No Comments

Glenn Beck advised his TV audience Wednesday not to hold their breath waiting for Congress to launch a serious investigation into the activities of the left-wing crime syndicate ACORN.

He noted that House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) asked the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service to research ACORN.

“OK, it’s not an “investigation” per se — that would be crazy; that would make too much sense,” said Beck. “Instead, they’ve asked for a ‘comprehensive report’ on all activities and funding surrounding ACORN; whether or not Congress violated the Constitution in voting to de-fund ACORN, and if the two kids who went undercover violated any laws.”

Of course, both Conyers and Frank are longtime ACORN allies.

Meanwhile, in light of the damning undercover sting videos, the Internal Revenue Service has dropped ACORN from its Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program, a volunteer tax assistance program through which around 3 million low- and moderate-income tax filers received free advice this year. ACORN helped about 25,000 people with their returns.

The thugs at ACORN are suing filmmaker James O’Keefe, his partner Hannah Giles, and news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart for their role in the undercover sting videos that revealed ACORN’s everyday criminality for the whole world to see. (Here is a copy of the complaint filed in a Baltimore court.)

This is standard operating procedure at ACORN. If lying doesn’t work, ACORN goes for intimidation.

ACORN is already suing whistleblower and former ACORN/Project Vote employee Anita MonCrief. In June, ACORN threatened the ACORN 8, a reform group headed by Marcel Reid and Karen Inman, because it’s afraid of them and wants to shut them up. The group argues that the ACORN 8 are violating ACORN’s intellectual property by using the word “ACORN” their its name. It sent the ACORN 8 a “cease and desist” letter.


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