Congress must ensure that successor organizations don't circumvent its ban on federal funding of the defunct national ACORN and its affiliates.They're basing this on the O'Keefe pimp tapes??
That defunding happened after video of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now workers helpfully advising a purported pimp and prostitute made continuance of Obama Democrats' longtime ACORN love affair politically untenable. Now, Congress must ensure that old flame isn't rekindled.
For those of you who don't know (and there maybe one or two) O'Keefe lied his way through the tapes:
They know the pimp story's crap, right? O'Keefe's pimp costume was no where to be found when he was taping in the ACORN offices. He never presented himself as a pimp. It was plainly dishonest. They know O'Keefe's a creep, right? The Pimp hoax was posted on Breitbart's website - they know Breitbart's a liar, don't they? Then why even touch the story? The clue (inadvertant projection as it is) can be found in the op-ed's last few lines:
ACORN's Washington sweethearts must think taxpayers -- and lawmakers -- have awfully short memories. Hopefully, enough remember ACORN scandals to deny federal funding to its renamed affiliates.They're hoping YOU have a short memory and have forgotten that O'Keefe and Breitbart have no credibility whatsoever.
But then again, this is the Tribune-Review we're talking here.