Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Husband-Murdering-Reformed Madame Turned ACORN Worker Was Just Joking

H/T: Memeorandum
In my last post , I agreed with Allahpundit's prediction ACORN would dismiss any accusations arising from the fourth video showing ACORN workers giving advice on setting up a brothel as the ravings of an unstable employee. Turns out we were both wrong. According to The San Bernardino Sun ACORN worker Tresa Kaelke was just joking:
"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.
Schur, the California ACORN head organizer, commented on the video after Schur's direct supervisor Christina Spach claimed Kaelke was frightened by the Giles and O'Keefe. You'd think a couple of head honcho organizers could coordinate a consistent message, wouldn't you? Evidently not when ACORN is involved. Do these two look frightening, really?

It seems as though Schur didn't think anyone would buy Kaelke was frightened either and floated the "we were just messing with them" excuse to see if that might fly. Nothing that comes from an ACORN spokesperson should fly; it's time for the Federal government to clip the ACORN wings and cut off their supply of taxpayer funding.

John Fund writes in today's Wall Street Journal ,
"the group has taken in more than $53 million in direct funding from the federal government since 1994, and substantially more indirectly through states and cities that receive federal block grants."
While ACORN claims to have fought for and gained increases in minimum wage the organization filed suit in California to gain permission to pay their own employees less than the minimum wage. Despite having received $7.4 million in contributions between 2005 and 2008 from the SEIU, ACORN actively fights efforts to unionize its own employees. Indeed, Fund details quite a list of hypocrisies and flat out corruption perpetrated by ACORN since its' inception by Wade Rathke in 1970.

Though it seems hard to imagine a group this corrupt has escaped public scrutiny prior to this, Fund notes the group has always been confident it will be protected. Fund quotes ACORN's chief organizer in Nevada Bonnie Greathouse to illustrate this point, "we've had bad publicity before" and survived. "People always come forward to our defense. We're just community organizers, just like the president used to be." It's time for Obama and the Democrats to sever ties with ACORN, let the nuts fall where they may.

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