September 18, 2009

A Victory for the American People

Wolf Here.

Thank you, Congress, for finally getting something right.

It’s about time some common sense prevailed, even though it took some undercover video to make this happen.

House Democrats on Thursday unexpectedly abandoned their longtime ally ACORN, joining Republicans in an overwhelming vote to end all federal funding for the embattled liberal activist group.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) watched its last bastion of support in Washington crumble a week after hidden-camera investigative videos surfaced that showed its workers advising a supposed underage prostitute on how to cheat on taxes and loan applications.

On the Democrats’ part, this was, of course, not a decision based on morality or patriotism, Lord only knows they’ve shown us, over the last couple of years, that with the domination of their party by the far left, that they’ve abandoned such things in favor of politics.

And that’s what it was, pure politics: There was no way they could sleaze around “the facts” like they do when one of their number is caught with his hand in a cookie jar or some other appendage in something of a more biological nature.

The latest setback followed a decision by the Obama administration to cancel plans for ACORN to work on the 2010 census and a Senate vote to block funding for ACORN in the 2010 housing appropriations bill.

The Republican-sponsored measure, dubbed the Defund ACORN Act, passed on a 345-75 procedural vote as part of an unrelated student loan reform bill. Two Democrats voted present.

The final tally was a startling rebuke from congressional Democrats, who in the past steadfastly supported ACORN in the face of conservative criticisms that the organization skirts tax laws, violates election rules and commits other crimes while heavily supporting Democratic candidates and liberal causes.

The group also had strong ties to President Obama, who prior to his political career worked as an organizer for Project Vote, which later became affiliated with ACORN. One of ACORN’s numerous sister organizations was paid to do work for Mr. Obama’s presidential campaign last year.

My emboldening of a line, there, not that it’s any news: The existence of Acorn is in anything but the best interests of America, and that can also be said for the Obama Administration.

Wolf Out.

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