ACORN, Blue Dogs, & Bailout Money

Posted: February 25, 2010 in Politics, Uncategorized
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Just three short posts tonight:

ACORN is falling apart, and it couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ group, I say. “ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations” due to “diminished resources, damage to the brand, unprecedented attacks,” according to an anonymous senior official. “[E]ach of the states are developing plans for reconstitution independence and self-sufficiency… under new banners and new bylaws and new governance.” Check out Ben Smith’s blog at Politico for more details.

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Seems I may have jumped the gun when I indicated Pelosi had a clear majority of votes to pass Obamacare in the House. America’s Watchtower blog gives a nice synopsis of why this ain’t necessarily so. I mentioned resistance from the Blue Dog Democrats. With the (pro-life) Stupak amendment language now removed from the bill, half of the Blue Dogs are prepared to vote “Nay”. I should’ve checked the numbers myself. As Mr. Pink Eyes points out, “The original bill only passed by a 220-215 margin so this news could stop the president’s version of the healthcare bill dead in its tracks. And Stupak claims that these Democrats have more issues with the bill than just the abortion language -– including the plan to tax ‘Cadillac’ healthcare plans.” Yay, Blue Dogs!

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Have you, like me, been wondering where all that bailout money went? Check out this post by Merty over at the Energeia blog. He gives a nice explanation of what got the investment banks in trouble, then looks at what AIG, in particular, has done with their bailout money. Oh, and there is a “slimy and secret cover-up from the Administration” involved, too.

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Comments
  1. Robert Feeley says:

    Acorn is being replaced by other groups – very disturbing. SPN Headlines got the exclusive story:

    http://stupidassnews.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/acorns-demise-may-benefit-other-nut-groups/

    Keep smiling! :-)

  2. Merty (Eric) says:

    what we need is to get the congress on the bill they are trying to pass. Then we’ll see the real legislative process in action!

  3. Ray Bettoni says:

    Great site, You have allot of good information in your post and very thought out. I will be visting regular. In one of your post you talked about where the bail out mony is going. You ought to check out Stevn Crowder at PJTV.com He has a good video about it and the site has quite a few good videos. It is a conservative site. Thanks for stoping by my blog. I update it every couple of days or so. I don’t have time to do it every day, but I try to.

  4. sirrahc says:

    Appreciate you checking us out, Ray! Glad you found the info useful, and I’m always thrilled to get a new regular. 8^]

    Thanks for the recommendation, too. In fact, I just recently started looking at PJTV and will be including one of their videos with my post tomorrow.

    Looks like you have some pretty meaty posts on your blog, too. I’ve bookmarked it to go back to later. Looks good….

  5. Elric66 says:

    ACORN isnt going away. Just like any progressive, it will change its name.

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