White House tosses ACORN under the bus?

Posted by: Phineas on October 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Gotta dash to a meeting, but I wanted to point you to this item by Ed Morrissey: OMB directs executive branch to cut ties to ACORN.

While Congress wrestles with various ways to strip ACORN of any remaining federal funding, the White House has somewhat quietly begun to disconnect itself from the community-organizing group.  OMB director Peter Orszag yesterday sent the following compliance memo to “all Executive Branch agencies” to meet the requirements of the continuing resolutions that Congress have already passed to keep the government funded in the absence of a budget.  Orszag basically says to cut ACORN off immediately.

Be sure to read the whole thing. At first, this looks devastating for ACORN, as their erstwhile ally seems to be cutting them off to minimize damage to himself. But, as Ed points out at the end, all this federal funding for an organization that abets tax evasion, child prostitution, and white slavery could be restored in the next budget.

This fight isn’t over, either.

(Cross-posted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Bill says:

    Sure Obama will toss ACORN under the bus…..with a wink and a nod. And then Comrades Pelosi and Reid, along with the rest of the Democratic Peoples Party will snatch it from under the wheel just in time. They all depend upon ACORN to steal the elections for their party now.

  2. Great White Rat says:

    to meet the requirements of the continuing resolutions that Congress have already passed

    So the whole idea here is to put on a big show to prove the administration is soooooo ethical. And as soon as the next budget passes, when there’s no need for a continuing resolution, they’ll sneak the money to ACORN either directly or through a partner like SEIU (depending on how brazen they are or how well they think they’ve snowed the public).

    It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Shakespeare, who could have been writing about the spokescreatures for this administration.

  3. Jo says:

    One begins to lose all hope in what America once stood for–liberty, integrity, moral greatness. It’s all gone with this pitiful, arrogant excuse for a leader in office.