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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:24 PM
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Bertha Lewis, CEO, ACORN
Just now on the ED Show: RE: Senator Shelby's assertion that the entire ACORN orgainzation is corrupt: "Just because he's a United State's senator doesn't make his mouth a prayer book".
(The ED Show, MSNBC)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:25 PM
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1. just cause joe wilson is a racist doesn't mean shelby is....oh, wait a minute.....
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oligarhy Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:27 PM
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2. You go Bertha!
I think she is going to give FOX and Biggovernment dot com a good fight.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:31 PM
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3. Says they're going to fight this and prevail. Go Bertha!
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:46 PM
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4. She's suing Fox.
What a woman!
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Wizard777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:50 PM
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5. She should demand enforcement of US Code on the Senate and House.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 05:50 PM by Wizard777
US Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 119. Throw the whole damned chapter at them! Census Bureau too!
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Lilyeye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:51 PM
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6. That cracked me up too lol
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karnac Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:48 PM
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7. I'm afraid it is too late.
BTW just saw her on CNN with Blitzer. She was VERY good! Even said the pimp/ho did her a favor by pointing out the bad apples. A real smoothie.....


However, the Obama/WH just cut her loose too.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0909/gibbs_vs_a...

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W.H. distances from activist group

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs alluded to video, taken by the conservative site BigGovernment.com, showing ACORN employees giving advice to individuals posing as sex traffickers.

"Obviously, the conduct that you see on those tapes is completely unacceptable. I think everyone would agree to that," Gibbs said. "The administration takes accountability extremely seriously."

Characterizing the Census Bureau's decision as a move based on a lack of confidence in ACORN's ability to perform its expected duties, Gibbs said he was not sure whether the president would ask Democrats to pull back from any campaign-year collaboration with the group.

......

All that's left is the corporate funding... that's going next..
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:52 PM
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8. the community organizer presides over the demise of the largest organization
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 06:53 PM by Hannah Bell
organizing poor people in the us. & largely black-run.

my,my.
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:11 PM
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10. While many DUers shout "Burn baby burn!"
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:09 PM
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9. It's amazing how many here eagerly swallow foxnews bullshit when it comes to poor people
ACORN is the single largest and arguably most powerful low-income community organizing organization in the country - its entire mission is to unite poor and working class Americans and be a voice for the issues of that class.

Somehow when ACORN comes to the attention of what I am convinced is a predominately white, predominately upper middle class DU population, so many are so quick to believe and swallow a conservative class warfare campaign, so quick to elevate isolated issues into a character smear of the entire national organization.

I'm not sure there's been anything more telling about the deeply disturbing incredibly seedy underbelly of DU than the attitudes of the white and privileged pseudo-liberals rearing their heads spewing foxnews disinformation and Glen Beck talking points.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:17 PM
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11. political cover.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:47 PM
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12. I love the name Bertha. It was my grandmother's first name but she didn't like it
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:51 PM by applegrove
and demanded to be call her middle name, Adeline, when she was about 5. But I love it. Cause it reminds me of her and how she was a fighter to help people just like this Bertha Lewis.

Way to go Bertha Lewis.
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