A couple of days ago I posted a video of IA Rep Steve King, saying that any ACORN investigation will lead to the White House.
His comment was made last week at a forum attended by “a handful of House Republicans”, sponsored by Rep. Darrell Issa, California and Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.
They accused the Obama administration of covering up criminal activities committed by ACORN, saying that the president has used the group as an illegal political tool to help himself and other Democrats get elected. And even in the wake of the scandalous ACORN sting videos, there’s no reason to believe that this practice will end:
“The current administration is fast becoming, in reality, the war room of ACORN’s political machine,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican. “I am concerned that the era of corruption promulgated by ACORN and protected by the White House is just the beginning.”
The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said ACORN has engaged in “illegal, partisan activities designed to help individual Democratic members.”
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr. Obama’s past ties to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) will “taint any conclusions” by any Justice Department probe into the group.
Republicans have pressed the Justice Department and the FBI to conduct a comprehensive investigation of ACORN. They are upset that the Democrat-controlled Congress hasn’t launched its own probe.
Although Congress cut off federal funding to ACORN, the Obama Justice Dept recently concluded that the government should pay for ACORN contracts (with the executive branch!) that were in place before Congress passed the law.
Read Jesse Hathaway of Athens Runaway‘s expose ACORN’s “OHIO 2007-08 Political Plan”, which includes OH Sec of State, (and US Senate candidate) Jennifer Brunner’s ties to the group. His conclusion:
What does this all mean? It means that not only are some of the most influential “Blue Dog Democrats,” the so-called “fence-sitters” that are fiscally conservative and have all our best interests in mind… really are dyed-in-the-wool socialists. It means this infestation isn’t just a Washington phenomenon, there are ACORN agents in the Statehouse in Columbus, too.
It means that we can chatter about on our blogs and tweet about it all we want, but until we vote out the creeps that ACORN had kiss the ring, it matters for naught.
With the 2010 election season looming, we’re going to need more than “a handful of congressional Republicans” on the case.