Sunday’s Washington Post Details ACORN in Crisis More Than A Year Ago

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Tune in tomorrow morning to Fox News Sunday w/Chris Wallace as ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis and I have what I’m sure will be a spirited discussion.  In the meantime, the Washington Post has a game-changing story in Sunday’s paper that includes a depiction of an organization in crisis going back to 2008 – the Post has obtained notes from an ACORN board meeting from August of 2008 that are very revealing. 

The first few graphs:

The liberal political organizing group ACORN faced internal chaos and allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud long before two young conservatives embarrassed the group with undercover videos made at field offices in Washington and across the country.

Internal ACORN documents show an organization in turmoil as last year’s presidential election approached, with a board torn over how to handle embezzlement by the founder’s brother and growing concern that donor money and pension funds had been plundered in the insider scheme.

Minutes from a meeting ACORN held in Los Angeles last summer reveal a group then on the brink of financial collapse. “Currently owe over $800k to IRS” the minutes note. “Haven’t paid medical bills of over $300k. We are essentially ‘broke’ nationally and lots of offices are struggling.”

You can read the entire piece – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/19/AR2009091902550.html

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  1. Thank goodness someone is courageous enough to put their foot down on ACORN’S neck. That was atrocious when they used their enormous power in Washington, D.C. to have all those U.S. Attorneys fired in a blatant act to politicize the Justice Department. Thank goodness we have a Congressman willing to stand up to these thugs. This is what our nation’s founders meant when they laid the groundwork for ‘representative democracy.’ Helping the poor – HOGWASH! We see right through you, ACORN. You go, Darrell.

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