And They Thought They Were Bulletproof
September 18, 2009 1 Comment
In a conversation today with Steve Whisler, candidate for Baltimore County’s 1st district council seat, we were talking about the need for change over there on Frederick Ave. You know the place over by the firehouse, with the sign hanging out front, the offices of Elijah Cummings (US Rep, Dem) and Sam Moxley (County Councilman). That’s the one. Steve mentioned the need for change across the board and I said that it would be fantabulous if we could uproot the entire office and kick them to the curb. “I don’t know about Cummings, he might just be bulletproof.” My response? “That’s what they said about ACORN.”
Now look at them, literally hanging by a thread, even here in uber-liberal Maryland (though we’re still shaking down the officials, holding them accountable). It wasn’t that long ago that we were throwing things at our computer screens (couldn’t throw them at the TV since no one was really covering anything on ACORN) overwhelmed at the hypocrisy of the left and their “blind eye” approach to the now infamous organization of corruption and scandal. Not so untouchable anymore, are you ACORN? Seriously? Prostitution?
Speaking of ACORN. In May, 2009, Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn, introduced legislation attempting to limit funding to ACORN, which actually made it to the floor of the House only to be deemed an oversight by Barney Frank, D-Mass, himself.
Fast forward just four months. In the past week, not only had ACORN fallen from grace (except for in the eyes of the mainstream media), but they’ve also been defunded, well…almost. It still has to make it past the President’s desk. Will he sign legislation that basically alienates the very people that helped get him elected? I got to tell you; I’m sitting on pins and needles.
However, peeps, this is no small victory for us conservatives, and not one to be taken lightly. Side note: Barney Franks vote anyone? Oh right, he was no where to be seen when it came time for voting. I’m guessing he didn’t want to go on the record either way. That’s okay, Barney, 7 Senators and 75 Representatives, all Democrats, were at least brave enough to go against the grain and vote against the defundation (don’t really care if it’s not a word) of ACORN.
Now, honestly, I have more important things to do then list out all 82 of these dissenters, but you can find them listed here. It is not surprising, but must be noted, that our very own Elijah Cummings and Donna Edwards are among the ranks. See the need for an overhaul in Baltimore County yet? You can contact them by clicking on their names. I think it’s time I give Mr. Cummings a piece of my mind.