UPDATE: Not only is ACORN on the “bailout list,” but so is La Raza (illegal immigration group) …. Clarice Feldman has the details —
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Did democats actually propose giving ACORN a portion of the $700 million in the original bailout draft? Yes.
The amount of taxpayer funds to be received by La Raza has not been identified at this time.
This effort is (even more underhanded than Reid attempting to attach no-drilling legislation to the bailout package) possibly the most unethical and dastardly attempt by democrats to fund an anti-government organization — which is currently embroiled in voter fraud cases throughout the nation.
Jonah Goldberg: “Whatever happens in the future, the politician I’ve come to detest in all of this the most is Harry Reid. Either he’s amazingly out of his depth, or he is a shamelessly dishonest politician. Exhorting John McCain to come to Washington and then denouncing McCain for following his advice is really irresponsible behavior given the stakes here.”
From SadimTouch: (note: links to ACORN site may have been disabled or changed since this news broke last evening. We are looking for screen shots of referenced pages.)
If this is accurate, and not a misspoken error, the Democrats have dropped a bomb on themselves. This is a big mistake for them, because up until this point in the campaign they have managed to avoid the ACORN connection with, “voter fraud, embezzlement, and misuses of taxpayer funds, ACORN’s pattern of fraud can no longer be dismissed as a series of ‘unfortunate events.’” They didn’t get the memo that there is an investigation going on, that looks ugly and smells ugly. For them to carve out this level of funding in this hastily cobbled together proposal is remarkable for showing that the Democrats exhibit enormous arrogance in thinking the public will not care, and secondly that they are totally unaware that there is a moral issue in inflating this bill unnecessarily at a time like this (or EVER!), never mind that it is going to an organization that has possible rampant corruption.
Perish the Thought has previously reported Obama’s association with ACORN:
— Father’s Socialist Dreams
— Foreign Policy: One World Order
— Illinois Senate Years
— U.S. Senate Days
— Hidden Agenda(s)
— Obama’s Energy Plan(s)
— Issues & Topics
— Questionable Associates
— Obama’s “Communities”
Barack Obama was once the Attorney for ACORN. While Obama was Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the CAC provided funds for ACORN’s Voter Registration Activities. Obama provided training to ACORN workers who are frequently misrepresented as “Volunteers” – ACORN pays for its Voter Registration Activities. ACORN, which receives partial taxpayer funding, uses those funds to conduct solicitations for contributions to Political Campaigns. In Philadelphia alone ACORN has raised over $800,000 Dollars for Barack Obama’s Campaign.
John Fund Talks ACORN Vote Fraud – video