Saturday, September 12, 2009

"The powers that be" are protecting ACORN

Back in June, nearly three months before James O'Keefe's exposé blew the lid off the criminal enterprise that is ACORN, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) backed off from his plan to investigate the taxpayer-funded liberal activist group.
"The powers that be decided against it," Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times as he left the House chambers Wednesday.

The chairman declined to elaborate, shrugging off questions about who told him how to run his committee and give the Democrat-allied group a pass.
So just who are the powers that be? The paragraph following those quoted above implies that Conyers was referring to himself, but it really doesn't matter. As a Democrat he certainly is one of "the powers that be" so it probably wouldn't have taken much arm-twisting by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barack Obama to dissuade Conyers from pursuing his investigation, which was surely political grandstanding for public consumption, anyway.

Under the stimulus Obama's political remuneration bill, ACORN stands to receive some $5.2 billion in funding. That's close to the annual budget of the Department of Commerce and more than that of the Army Corps of Engineers, and effectively elevates ACORN national president Maude Hurd to a cabinet-level post. I guess that makes her Community Organizing Czar.

Clearly, ACORN needs to be investigated for its criminal activities. Just don't hold your breath waiting for it from a Democrat-controlled Congress or an Obama-controlled Justice Department.


Charles said...

Recall that Conyers' wife is in serious legal trouble. No doubt some deal was cut.

Charles said...

>>More: "Meanwhile two more ACORN workers were fired in Washington DC Friday after they were caught on tape advising a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute how to evade federal taxes and set up an illegal brothel in the city. Less than 24 hours earlier, ACORN fired two Baltimore city workers who were also caught on hidden camera giving the same couple tips to evade taxes and smuggle underage girls into the country to be exploited as sex workers. Not surprisingly, has learned that Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office is initiating an investigation — not into ACORN’s criminal activities — but into a possible eavesdropping violation against filmmaker James O’Keefe (the fake pimp) because the audio portion of his videos 'could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law.' Coincidentally, the State Attorney is a Democrat who donated the maximum amount to Obama’s presidential campaign last year."

Eric said...

Like I said on Twitter the other day...if I'd had friends like ACORN while I was in the military, my security clearance would have been pulled.