Bertha Lewis On CNN: This is A Well Orchestrated, Well Funded, Concerted, Relentless Campaign To Attack This Organization

Was this interview before ACORN started employing corporate crisis management tactics? Because Bertha is spinning out of control, here:

“Thank-you for taking the heat”?

What heat?

He didn’t even challenge her risible “our quality control worked” statement. They turned in every fraudulent registration?! OMG. No. They did not.

Bertha Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Organizer of ACORN, and she’s spewing nonsense. These shysters need to be defunded, now.

No three month waiting period. Now.

A.S.A.P.

Big Government has more on the: Bertha Lewis  media blitz: Acorn Chief Organizer Says We’re Gonna Go After This Videographer And Fox

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ACORN DONE

Big Government has released part two of the San Bernardino sting. You almost feel sorry for Miss Tresa. She’s corrupt to the core, but she really poured out her soul to the nice young couple, you know? She thought she was really clicking with them.

ACORN, yesterday tried to explain away Tresa by saying she was “playing along with the joke”.

The woman, identified on the video as Tresa Kaelke, appears on posted footage to be interested in cooperating the plan. However, California ACORN head organizer Amy Schur said the video is a gross misrepresentation of what actually happened.

“In this video, there are two actors who come into our office and who were messing with us. And our employee was messing with them,” Schur said.

She said that the complete and unedited video needs to be released to the public.

Schur said that in a moment not shown on the edited video, Kaelke asked the undercover “pimp” if he was joking and then proceeded to play along with the joke.

Tresa’s play-acting was so convincing the San Bernardino police dept. is investigating the alleged homicide.

Meanwhile ACORN’s national board announced that it is closing down shop until things cool down, a bit:

ACORN, calling the actions of some of its employees “indefensible,” has suspended advising new clients as part of its service programs and is setting up an independent review to see what happened.

ACORN chief executive Bertha Lewis said in a written statement that she was “ordering a halt to any new intakes into ACORN’s service programs until completion of an independent review.”

There’s lot’s to review…The Washington Times reports:

The group and its affiliates are currently the target of at least 14 lawsuits related to voter fraud in the 2008 election and a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act complaint filed by former ACORN members.

ACORN leaders have consistently denied any wrongdoing and even said they welcomed previous attempts to undertake a congressional probe. A Capitol Hill hearing on ACORN appeared to be in the offing in the spring until House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, abruptly changed his mind. He said “the powers that be decided against it.”

A report released during the summer by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee presented evidence that ACORN engaged in criminal misconduct including:

• Evading taxes, obstructing justice and aiding and abetting a cover-up of the nearly $1 million embezzled by Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN founder Wade Rathke.

• Committing investment fraud, depriving the public of its right to honest services, and engaging in a racketeering enterprise affecting interstate commerce.

• Committing a conspiracy to defraud the United States by using taxpayer funds for partisan political activities.

• Submitting false filings to the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, in addition to violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Yes, ACORN is a thoroughly corrupt organization, and even stalwart libs can no longer deny it.

In recent days we’ve seen Congress finally take action in defunding ACORN. Now, private organizations, which have donated to ACORN “to make them go away”  are being asked to stop funding the criminal organization (which Obama has been closely associated with). So that’s another revenue stream going going….hopefully gone, thanks to our young heroes, (who aren’t even through, yet. Next video to be dropped 9:00pm Eastern).

Part 3 of the San Bernardino sting is now up at Big Hollywood.

UPDATE:

Oh good lord…Good God! it seems, ACORN is not gonna go down easily.

Ace explains:

Now, as soon as the Senate votes to defund them, they say “we’ll conduct our own internal audit,” later changed to “independent audit,” and they want us to give them three months (until the story blows over and the heat’s off) to continue collecting federal money.

Three months — when, they hope, we’ll all have forgotten about this unfortunate episode.

And how “independent” is that independent auditing group? Let’s just say they’re no quite independent enough to not appreciate the yeoman’s work ACORN does on behalf of Democrats.

In a press release, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis says, that as “a result of the indefensible action of a handful of our employees,” the group will immediately stop accepting anyone into ACORN office for service programs, will conduct in-service training of staff, and begin an audit “to review all of the systems and processes called into question by the videos,” to be conducted by the group’s Independent Advisory Council.The Council includes many prominent Democrats, including the man who helped President Obama Transition Team, John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress; former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; Andrew Stern, International President of the Service Employees International Union; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros.

Or, as Karl tweets:

A Soros hack, an SEIU thug, someone who pleaded to lying to the FBI, and a Kennedy

THAT’S their independent advisory panel???

UPDATE: II:

Hot Air has part of the San Diego sting up. It gets even sleezier, folks.

UPDATE III:

Big Government has the entire San Diego videos up, now.

Michelle Malkin says the Obama team’s attempt to distance themselves from ACORN is “Triple Snort Worthy”.

70,000 Tops, right Nutroots?

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Full panoramic, high resolution view, here.

iOWNTHEWORLD’s Mr Pinko obtained this photo from Freedomworks photographer, Michael A. Beck, who was offered a rare opportunity to photograph the massive gathering of patriots on 9/12.

This is a RARE photo of the 9/12 Rally taken in extreme High Resolution from atop the Capitol Building. Mr. Beck was personally escorted to this rare vantage point by a congressman who will remain anonymous. This panoramic view offers the viewer documentation of the epic scale of this peaceful demonstration of democracy in action.

Hat tip: Darleen, Protein Wisdom.

Wednesday’s Hero: PFC Thomas Lowell Tucker

This Week’s Post Is Via Gazing At The Flag:

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PFC Thomas Lowell Tucker
24 years old from Madras, Oregon
B Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
June 16, 2006

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Flag Gazer has a great post up on the dedication of the PFC Thomas Tucker memorial.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. For more information about Wednesday Hero, or if you would like to post it on your site, you can go here.

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Wednesday’s Hero Posts are put together by Indian Chris at Right Wing and Right Minded