ACORN’s Back in business

Eric Holder’s Justice Department has overturned the will of Congress and re-opened the Federal spigot to ACORN. This Attorney General is rewarding fraud, instead of prosecuting it. The money is to be spent for ACORN’s housing assistance, the very program that James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles exposed as rife with corruption.

When he wasn’t writing entertaining stories, C.S. Lewis was offering sage political advice. He advised the progressives’ of his day “If you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”. Being a true-blue progressive, Wrong-way Eric is following the road dictated by the monied interests of the left, moveon.org and George Soros. The ACORN decision is just the latest case where politics has trumped justice. Some examples:

1)Ignoring the OLC decision that the vote to give Washington D.C. a representative in the U.S. House was unconstitutional.

2)Dismissing charges in a voter intimidation case against three members of the New Black Panther Party after they had been convicted.

3)Forcing a U.S. Attorney in New Mexico to drop an investigation of Governor Bill Richardson.

4)Re-opening a case against members of the CIA for the interrogation techniques they employed against members of Al Qaeda.

5)Treating KSM and his 9/11 co-conspirators as common criminals worthy of a jury trial in NYC.

6)Inviting Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to speak to employees of the Justice Department.

I believe the above examples make a pretty good case that under Eric Holder’s leadership we have the most politicized justice department in modern memory. This latest decision to restore funds to ACORN overturns the will of Democrats as well as Republicans. I hope the Democratic members of Congress will join their Republican colleagues and insist that the funding ban they enacted be enforced.

Andrew Breitbart of biggovernment.com recently issued A.G. Holder a challenge, “investigate ACORN or I’ll release the rest of what I have on ACORN before the 2010 elections”. With this decision, Holder has doubled down on his bet on ACORN. I say, if Mr. Breitbart has more evidence of dirty dealing by ACORN it needs to be released now rather than later.  

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