Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet the New Census-Takers: ACORN

Perfectly fitting for the President of Chaos (bless his name...)

A lawyer for a whistleblower on the activist group ACORN is prepared to tell a House panel Thursday that the group provided liberal causes with protest-for-hire services and coerced donations from the targets of demonstrations through a mob-style "protection" racket.
ACORN called it the "muscle for the money" program, according to prepared testimony Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh plans to deliver at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties.

A copy of her prepared testimony was obtained by The Washington Times.

The protest shakedowns are among a slew of accusations that Ms. Heidelbaugh intends to make against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. She also will accuse the nonprofit group of violating tax, campaign-finance and other laws by sharing a list of President Obama's maxed-out campaign donors to solicit more funds for a get-out-the-vote drive.

The accusations, which are based entirely on sworn court testimony late last year by ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief, range from unlawfully coordinating campaign activity with Mr. Obama's presidential campaign to deliberately engaging in voter-registration fraud and misusing federal grant money.

Another reason to have the .357 strapped on: when the Census weenies come calling.

HT: Ace


Neo-Con Tastic said...

Absolutely nothing will occur from this. ACORN will continue to get away with massive fraud.

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

Plan on this seeing little of the light of day.

And besides...nobody outside of the Right (and correct) side of the blogosphere is going to care.

Billiam said...

What's the big deal? Jesse Jackson has been shaking down corporations for decades.

Anonymous said...

Ex-Milwaukee Alderman Mike McGee Jr. could only dream that his "community support" could have become so powerful.