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Mon Aug 5, 2013, 01:37 PM

House GOP weighs defunding ACORN for 13th time even though it hasn't existed since 2010

WASHINGTON -- When House GOP leaders abruptly shelved a bill to fund standard federal transportation and housing programs last Wednesday, one of the legislation's few uncontroversial provisions was a section banning funds for the anti-poverty group ACORN. Had Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) been able to pass the bill, it would have marked the 13th time that Republicans have voted to block federal funding for ACORN since the GOP took over the lower chamber in 2011.

Oddly, however, ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, does not exist. And it did not exist at any time when the House GOP has held a vote on ACORN's access to government monies -- the group disbanded in the spring of 2010.

Just why, exactly, the House GOP keeps voting to ban funding for an organization that was extinguished more than three years ago remains something of a mystery, and the subject of Democratic ridicule.

"Word is the majority will also prohibit foreign aid to the Ottoman Empire this year," a Democratic congressional aide snarked to HuffPost. (Like ACORN, the Ottoman Empire does not exist.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/gop-acorn-defunding_n_3690753.html

Clowns!!!

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Reply House GOP weighs defunding ACORN for 13th time even though it hasn't existed since 2010 (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Aug 2013 OP
uponit7771 Aug 2013 #1
LongTomH Aug 2013 #2
Harmony Blue Aug 2013 #3
Thinkingabout Aug 2013 #4
ornotna Aug 2013 #5
athenasatanjesus Aug 2013 #19
Scurrilous Aug 2013 #6
sakabatou Aug 2013 #7
YOHABLO Aug 2013 #8
NastyRiffraff Aug 2013 #9
NewJeffCT Aug 2013 #12
RC Aug 2013 #27
Rex Aug 2013 #10
eggplant Aug 2013 #11
Peacetrain Aug 2013 #13
JHB Aug 2013 #23
Peacetrain Aug 2013 #24
JHB Aug 2013 #28
Jim Lane Aug 2013 #32
brooklynite Aug 2013 #14
L0oniX Aug 2013 #15
Thav Aug 2013 #16
Heathen57 Aug 2013 #17
Buns_of_Fire Aug 2013 #18
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2013 #20
Revanchist Aug 2013 #21
gtar100 Aug 2013 #22
Arkansas Granny Aug 2013 #25
jb5150 Aug 2013 #31
ladjf Aug 2013 #26
Jamaal510 Aug 2013 #29
pam4water Aug 2013 #30
drynberg Aug 2013 #33

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 01:41 PM

1. This is one of their man rationalizations of why rMoney lost !!!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 01:41 PM

2. Senor Quixote, put down that lance!

It's just a windmill!!!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 01:43 PM

3. These Republicans are idiots

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 01:50 PM

4. I laugh when I hear these dumb votes coming out the House, GOP always complain about Nancy

Pelosi but when Boehner's House votes on these items we know who dumb is. Pelosi would have shut this down, the orange man is not doing well.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:11 PM

5. I hear they're also going to defund the League Of Nations

knuckle heads.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:16 PM

19. They should also consider defunding the Justice league.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:41 PM

6. LOL

Braindead droolers.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 02:45 PM

7. They don't fucking care anymore

They'll just do it by motor memory. If they have any.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:40 PM

8. Superlatives come to mind: dumb, dumber, dumbest ... House of Repugs in history of U.S.A

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:41 PM

9. Defund the Crusades!

Are they actually looking for ways to waste time and taxpayer money?

(Quick answer: Yes)

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:59 PM

12. And the Spanish Inquisition

nobody would expect that!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:58 AM

27. The Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition killed a lot of people

 

They'd vote more money for that.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:42 PM

10. Anything to keep from doing a real job or help keep the country going.

All they know how to do is fuck things up.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 04:49 PM

11. That's it, no more foreign aid to Freedonia. n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 05:01 PM

13. You cannot make this stuff up.. it is so bizarre..

Do people get little bugs in their brains? I know that sounds awful, but voting to defund something that does not exist, .. there is something seriously amiss with people. I think politics are starting to make people unhinged. Surely they know that it does not exist.. and yet they are doing it again?

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 06:20 AM

23. It's what their inFOXicated voters sent them to Washington to do

FOX and other RW media built ACORN up into a boogeyman, managed to destroy it with a bogus scandal, and have been playing the "it's not dead yet" drum ever since (because the people at the local level who did its work didn't just dry up and blow away).

The vote is a way to grandstand for the True Believers whereas most people won't even know about it, or care if they did.

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Response to JHB (Reply #23)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:26 AM

24. I hate to say this.. but we have become a nation of mush-heads

Last night I turned on a show called honey boo boo.. and the channel next to it had some guy grilling at a rib shack.. and up and down the stations locally, there are programs with people in them (reality I guess) who could not fight their way out of a brown paper bad. And yep you are so right, the RW media, just outright lies to them, and they do not look beyond their own prejudices, and they believe the stuff.

Its amazing

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #24)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:25 AM

28. I was chagrined that the HuffPost article felt the need to expicitly mention...

...that the Ottoman Empire didn't exist anymore either.

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Response to JHB (Reply #28)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:52 PM

32. Unfortunately, HuffPo's decision to mention that was completely correct. (n/t)

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 05:02 PM

14. Yo know if they cut out some votes to repeal ObamaCare...

ACRON defunding might be ablt to catch up.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 05:06 PM

15. Practice makes perfect usually ...but not with them. n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 05:39 PM

16. Keep defunding until it no longer exists!

Continue to defund! Defund some more! Keep defunding until it closes its doors! They won't stop until they've won!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 06:28 PM

17. And this is what they call good government.

I'm waiting for them to exhume the body of FDR so they can put him in front of Issa's committee so they can grill him for getting us out of the depression with all his socialism.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, my rather expansive, slightly hairy butt!!!!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 07:09 PM

18. Judge us by what we repeal, says Boner.

So that's 40 for commie pinko Obamacare, 13 for commie pinko ACORN -- why, that's 53 REPEAL VOTES! See? We're doing exactly what we promised!

And their brain-dead base will buy it. You watch.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 10:35 PM

20. Maybe if they vote to defund "The Army of the Potomac" 30 or 40 times

The Confederacy can win and everything will be back to way the Teabaggers really want it.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Aug 5, 2013, 10:43 PM

21. Next up, the Republicans complain

that we don't have an embassy in the city of Constantinople.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 01:12 AM

22. Because they had such a good time doing it the first time, they want to relive that magic moment.

This shows exactly what is in their heart of hearts... nothing but lust for power. They enjoy winning the most when they make others suffer.

If demons exist, they exist in republicans.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:31 AM

25. They must think these actions appeal to their base, kinda like voting to repeal ACA 39 or 40 times.

The Republican party hasn't moved forward in so long that they think status quo equals progress.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #25)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 03:05 PM

31. That's exactly it ....

these are just buzz-words to get their base riled up.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 09:48 AM

26. Morons. nt

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 11:05 AM

29. They're trying to freeze something that is already frozen. eom

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 02:15 PM

30. Sad part is a lot of there base will fall for this.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 07:32 PM

33. There should be a similar charge that is called "wasting police time" for law makers just wasting

Our Time, Opportunity, and Money. These a-holes need to be accountable for wasting a chance to lessen this load of shit we are dealing with right now, no?

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