ACORN Update

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A report released this week by the Congressional Research Service found the community organizing group ACORN has broken no laws over the last five years. Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the latest in his group's lawsuit on behalf of the organization to restore federal funding.


Vince Warren

Comments [7]

Aaron from nyc

Just four offices, yes, but four out of about 12 that they visited. NOT an isolated bad employee, but an radical organizational culture that vlues ideology over ethics.
Stephen, don't confuse the issue. ACORN opposition is much broader based than a few stolen election nuts.i.e, the democratic controlled house of representatives.

Dec. 24 2009 12:18 PM
Stephen from Holmdel, NJ

The issue was that the videotape was the SOLE proof that was used to stir up public support without a real investigation or conviction. Using this logic the top U.S. defense contractors would have their funding yanked immediately because all of them have ongoing investigations (Blackwater, Haliburton) and many of them have convictions in the last decade of fraud, overcharging etc. What is the chance of accountability being applied via another illegal congressional bill of attainer against defense contractors?

If you send out a video crew to numerous ACORN locations in the hope of finding some incompetent fool to listened to your script - eventually you will succeed.

Ultimately, this video stunt succeeded. Numerous low information citizens believe that ACORN stole the last election for Obama without any basis in fact. How do you steal 10 million extra votes?

When you explain to these low information nitwits that any organization that submits thousands of voter registration will have the occasional lazy worker that submits Mickey Mouse's name for registration. That the Board of Elections in every state then rejects these names or any other name that does not pass scrutiny just never registers with idiots.

The Board of Elections of any state is NEVER accused of not doing their job correctly. In the alternate universe of the supposed vast ACORN conspiracy facts over how elections actually work never gets through.

Dec. 24 2009 11:16 AM
Amy from Manhattan

People in 4 of ACORN's offices gave advice to help the supposed pimp & prostitute evade taxes. That doesn't justify punishing the entire organization, which fired the employees involved.

Dec. 24 2009 10:55 AM
Aaron from nyc

Lets not believe what we see on video..lets "dig down" and "get some facts" by "taking testimony". ACORN executives' testimony is obviously more conclusive than video tape. Mr. Warren is just another spin doctor shamelessly trying to escape the facts.

Dec. 24 2009 10:54 AM
John Lobell from NYC

This is REALLY disgusting -- ACORN has a constitutional right to ongoing funding -- withdrawal of that funding is a punishment -- WOW -- does my non-profit have a similar constitutional right ??????? -- I guess not, it is not a politically dorrect left wing organization.

Dec. 24 2009 10:48 AM
john from office

Acorn is indicative of the problem with Black leadership in this country. Always forgiving bad behavior and lack of leadership. This guest is an apologist.

Dec. 24 2009 10:47 AM
Peter from Sunset Park

What a great day for America. Bush hate and partisan politics are so high that a group can get caught promoting prostitution, sexual slavery and tax evasion on video and the headlines are that no laws were broken. Words have lost their meaning. Politics are no longer about doing good, but simply about wearing team colors and backing those colors no matter what – like with gangs.

Dec. 24 2009 10:09 AM

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