Criminal enterprise ACORN has cronies in high places

The Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group ACORN for services provided under contracts signed before Congress banned the government from providing money to the group, The New York Times reports.

The opinion was signed by David Barron, the acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel.  Brian Kettenring, the deputy director of national operations for ACORN, praised Barron’s decision.

So much for President Obama’s October 1, signing into law a bill that included a provision saying no taxpayer money — including money authorized by previous legislation — could be “provided to” the group or its affiliates.

Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a statement saying “the bipartisan intent of Congress was clear — no more federal dollars should flow to ACORN.”

“It is telling that this administration continues to look for every excuse possible to circumvent the intent of Congress. Taxpayers should not have to continue subsidizing a criminal enterprise that helped Barack Obama get elected president. The politicization of the Justice Department to payback one of the president’s political allies is shameful and amounts to nothing more than old-fashioned cronyism.”

But what can we expect from a Justice Department under the auspices of Barack Obama — who played an active role training Chicago ACORN members in leadership seminars. In turn, those volunteers worked on his campaigns. He also served as the legal representative for the group, now known primarily for facilitating voter fraud and encouraging other nefarious activities.

The Hill reports that the very Department of Justice that is now deciding in favor of the group, provided it over $200,000 in grants between 2002 and 2009, according to a recent report by the department’s inspector general.

The Cleveland Leader provides a detailed and fact-filled account of Obama’s involvement with ACORN. National Review Online’s Stanley Kurtz writes Inside Obama’s ACORN.

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5 Responses to Criminal enterprise ACORN has cronies in high places

  1. ALEX H says:

    The loony-left d-crat socialists desperately need ACORN’s voter fraud efforts in the 2010 elections so they will do whatever it takes to ensure that millions in taxpayer money keeps going to these criminals.

  2. Permanent Voter says:

    Rep. Issa got that right. It’s not too comforting to hear our Justice Department announce “We found a way to circumvent the law!”

  3. Kathy says:

    The AG is protecting Obama & his group ACORN – nothing will be done, especially in this Admin. They have to fund ACORN so they can get their “votes” in 2010, by continuing to rig elections. That’s why the amnesty bill will move fast & our own McCain will be in full support, since he to has received donations from ACORN. Michelle Malkin has written on this many times.

  4. Doc says:

    The AG was voted for by OUR Senators, Kyl & McCain. The AG is a minion of the head muslim. Of COURSE they’re gonna’ circumvent th’ law. The law has no bearing on these people if it doesn’t suit their needs. Can we start the impeachment proceedings yet?

  5. Jeff says:

    You missed the boat in the first sentence. You should have written “Obama’s Justice Department has concluded that the Obama administration can lawfully pay the community group ACORN for services provided……’

    The DOJ head, is Attorney General Eric Holder, who was appointed by Obama and does his bidding.