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megimoo
09-14-2009, 06:57 PM
Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) introduced an amendment to the HUD and Transportation appropriation bill to strip ACORN of all federal funding.

A week ago, Johanns wouldn’t have gotten the amendment to the floor.

"The Slimes are Getting nervous about a blatantly Illegal Outfit like ACORN Receiving Our Federal Moneys !"

Today, however, after three straight days of BigGovernment.com’s video exposés of ACORN offices in Washington DC, New York City, and Baltimore offering assistance to pimping, tax evasion, and trafficking in underage Salvadorean girls, Johanns not only got his vote — but he got an impressive bipartisan showing.

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At the beginning of the vote, it appeared that Democrats might resist. Initially, a half-dozen Democrats cast votes in opposition to the amendment. A few more cast votes against it as the rest of the Senate voted, but the tide appeared to shift.

More and more Democrats signed onto the amendment, and votes started changing. One male voice could be heard in the chamber saying, “I want to change my vote!” Among those who changed their votes: Tom Udall (D-NM), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Herb Kohl (D-WI).

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/14/breaking-senate-votes-to-cut-off-federal-funding-for-acorn/

AmPat
09-15-2009, 09:26 AM
Good for them. This organization benefits DimocRATs entirely but at least some Dims have the decency to put right above politics.

Maybe they are getting some insight into what has been going on; We want our country back!

Gingersnap
09-15-2009, 10:35 AM
Excellent. It must have felt strange for the Senate to actually vote on something to protect taxpayer interests. :eek: