November 30, 2009
Matthew Vadum’s article at Canada Free Press gives an explanation of sorts as to WHY ACORN is not being investigated at the level and intensity the American people requested months ago.
Attorney General Eric Holder has made it abundantly clear he has absolutely no interest in investigating his radical friends at ACORN.
Holder’s Justice Department released a legal opinion last week that allows the Obama administration to ignore the will of Congress which has voted overwhelmingly to suspend federal funding of ACORN until at least Dec. 18. He’s also ignored the 88-page report on ACORN’s systemic corruption and flagrant racketeering activities that was issued this summer by Republican investigators on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
But Americans really shouldn’t be surprised that Attorney General Holder is bending over backwards to help his radical friends at ACORN.
Holder, whom I’ve long argued is unfit to serve as the federal government’s chief law enforcement officer, supports ACORN’s goals.
ACORN wants to use the power of government to bring about a radical transformation of American society.
So does Holder.
He is unapologetic about his desire to force Big Government down the throats of Americans. Holder rarely misses an opportunity to advocate expanding the size and scope of the federal government. He told a 2004 gathering of the left-wing American Constitution Society, “Government has been the primary force for positive social change in our country’s history. It can be again.”
Like ACORN, he thinks electoral fraud is a myth manufactured by people who want to disenfranchise minorities and the poor. “I think there is a feeling among Republicans that there is a widespread amount of voter fraud out there. I don’t think the statistics actually would substantiate it,” he told Fox News in 2004.
When Darnell Nash, whom ACORN registered to vote nine times, was convicted of vote fraud –not just mere voter registration fraud— in Cleveland earlier this year, Holder couldn’t be bothered to comment. A spokesman for Cleveland prosecutor Bill Mason, a Democrat, told me last month that a local investigation of ACORN remains wide open.
Like ACORN, Holder supports the so-called Fairness Doctrine that would force conservative talk radio hosts off the air Hugo Chavez-style. He told the American Constitution Society:
The nation must be reminded that the word liberal is more than a conservative slur. The nation must be reminded that it was the progressive, liberal tradition that brought about the social and economic changes that were necessary many years ago. The nation must be convinced that it is a progressive future that holds the greatest promise for equality and the continuation of those policies that serve to support the greatest number of our people. In the short term this will not be an easy task. With the mainstream media somewhat cowered by conservative critics, and the conservative media disseminating the news in anything but a fair and balanced manner, and you know what I mean there, the means to reach the greatest number of people is not easily accessible.
Also like ACORN, Attorney General Holder hates conservatives. Viscerally.
His public utterances are weighted down with the same old tiresome liberal clichés about those on the right one might find on the ultra left-wing Daily Kos hate site.
Holder told the American Constitution Society gathering that “conservatives have been defenders of the status quo, afraid of the future, and content to allow to continue to exist all but the most blatant inequalities.” They have “made a mockery of the rule of law.” Conservatives try to “put the environment at risk for the sake of unproven economic theories, to play to the fears of our citizens, and not to their hopes, and to return the nation to a time that in fact never existed.”
Conservatives are “breathtaking” in their “arrogance,” Holder claimed. “From redistricting schemes, to attacks on abortion rights, to energy policies that are as shortsighted as they are ineffective, to tax cuts that disproportionately favor those who are well off and perpetuate many of the inequities in our nation, the conservative movement has been unafraid to push the limits in advancing this agenda.”
Holder denounced what he called “the conservative agenda of social division, mindless tax cutting, and a defense posture that does not really make us safer.”
ACORN’s chief organizer Bertha Lewis couldn’t have said it better.
Continue reading HERE…..
1. Black Panthers not investigated for voter intimidation (holding billy clubs) at a voting center in Philadelphia …..charges dropped.
2. Holder connected to FARC and the pardon of Marc Rich, the fugitive embezzler during Clinton White House.
3. Wants KSM brought to New York (9-11 mastermind) on basis he didn’t attack any military installations…….WHAT does Holder call the PENTAGON?
4. Now defending ACORN against corruption/illegal voter registrations?
?? Did Holder have a hand in the charges against SEIU in Missouri for the felonious assalt of a man selling Gadsden flags outside a townhall meeting changed to MISDEMEANOR charges of “disturbing the peace”???
American Constitution Society Connections:
Any names LOOK FAMILIAR? Remember while Eric Holder was there; he was/is connected with these people.
Janet Reno: WACO incident and Elian Gonzalez (Cuba) as well as being the Attorney General for William Clinton.
Maria Echaveste [also connected to the Center for American Progress California Office as Senior Fellow]
Laurence Tribe: Harvard Law Professor; was a research assistant to Barack Obama and currently is a Commissioner on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Goodwin Liu: Connected to the Women’s Law Center (Anita Hill is a director there. Remember her? The one to bring charges against Clarence Thomas?); connected to Healthcare for America Now.
David Ogden: Used to be Janet Reno’s chief of staff; now is a deputy attorney general for the Obama administration.
And so on and so on……..