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Burris defends ACORN. Blames "so-called Fox sting."

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WASHINGTON--Over at Politics Daily, Patricia Murphy is reporting that "Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) took on the director of the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday at a hearing over his decision to cut the bureau's ties with the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) without a formal review or inquiry."

Census chief Robert Groves, cut ties with ACORN after ACORN personnel were secretly taped giving advice to folks posing as a pimp and prostitute about how to scam the government.

Murphy reports: "Burris asked if news reports of "the so-called Fox sting, which ACORN now is suing over," had contributed to Groves' decision to cut ties with the group. Groves said the scandal was part of it, but added the negative feedback from his regional offices was his primary concern."

"Burris argued that Groves' move stemmed from "unfair assessments based on agendas that have nothing to do with service to the community." The senator said he knows of ACORN's work in Chicago and said the organization could have been a valuable partner in getting a full census count in African American and poor communities."

Note: Burris was wrong when he said Fox had something to do with the sting. Despite what Burris said, Fox had nothing to do with making the video. Fox was the first to televise the sting video, and has televised the video many times.

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HE HAS A POINT, FOX NEWS HAS HATED ACORN, EVERY SINCE THEY REGISTERED VOTERS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, FOX NEWS DIDN'T THINK THAT ACORN WAS THE REAL DEAL UNTIL THEY REGISTERED VOTERS IN BULK, WE DO KNOW A FEW WERE FAULTY, BUT EVERY ORGANIZATION, HAS SOME FAULTY CHARACTERS WORKING FOR THEM, AND FOX NEWS SHOULD KNOW THIS BETTER THAN ANYONE, GIVE GLENN BECK A SEDITIVE, THIS GUY IS IN BAD SHAPE, AND HANNITY GOT SMOKED BY MICHAEL MOORE THE OTHER NIGHT, HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE SERMON AT HIS CHURCH, HE IS A TERRIBLE PERSONALITY, AND HE SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOX NEWS EXIST, BECAUSE HE COULDN'T WORK ANY WHERE ELSE, HE IS A RADIO GUY, WITH VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF ANYTHING, HE IS LIKE A CHIRPING BIRD, HE JUST CHIRPS EVERY NIGHT, THESE GUYS HATE ACORN, BUT ACORN STILL EXISTS AND THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT!

@Phil

Crack kills buddy,get off the stuff.

Thanks for yet another piece of hard hitting "journalism" Lynn...lol

Senator Burris is quick at blaming others for almost every thing.
I wish Senator Burris would blame himself and his massive ego for sitting in the United States Senate rather than an individual elected by the people.

to Phil Smith Jr. Did you actually read the article? I have copied a portion of it for your perusal! Burris was wrong when he said Fox had something to do with the sting. Despite what Burris said, Fox had nothing to do with making the video. Fox was the first to televise the sting video, and has televised the video many times.

I believe Senator Burris will have the following enscribed on his monument at Oak Woods Cemetary. "Here lies the most inept United States Senator in history who received his appointment from the most corrupt Governor in the history of the State of Illinois."
His massive ego would approve!

ACORN:

* Responsible for over 400,000 fraudulent voter registrations in 2008, wounding the integrity of the voting system in America

* Under indictment or being investigated in 15 states

* Consists of over 300 interlinked organizations that pass money between one another, mixing non-profit (non-political) and political funds, according to the ousted "ACORN 8"

* Responsible for the underpinnings of the housing crisis by forcing banks (with the help of Clinton AG Reno and HUD chief Cuomo) to underwrite hundreds of billions of no-doc, no proof-of-income loans (including loans to illegal aliens)

Read the history and then tell me ACORN isn't guilty as hell.

Ties between ACORN and the Census Bureau should have nothing to do with "prostitute sting", but everything to do with the fact that many of their employees have been found guilty of Voter Registration Fraud long before the "Fox News" reports. This Organization has been the subject of State Voter fraud investigations for years and many cases are still pending. It would be negligent to allow their participation in any further Government Programs. Non-profit or not, they simply can't be trusted. There are more worthy non-profits that deserve Government funding. Organizations that have an honest track-record.

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