ACORN, Blue Dogs, & Bailout Money

Just three short posts tonight:

ACORN is falling apart, and it couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ group, I say. “ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations” due to “diminished resources, damage to the brand, unprecedented attacks,” according to an anonymous senior official. “[E]ach of the states are developing plans for reconstitution independence and self-sufficiency… under new banners and new bylaws and new governance.” Check out Ben Smith’s blog at Politico for more details.

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Seems I may have jumped the gun when I indicated Pelosi had a clear majority of votes to pass Obamacare in the House. America’s Watchtower blog gives a nice synopsis of why this ain’t necessarily so. I mentioned resistance from the Blue Dog Democrats. With the (pro-life) Stupak amendment language now removed from the bill, half of the Blue Dogs are prepared to vote “Nay”. I should’ve checked the numbers myself. As Mr. Pink Eyes points out, “The original bill only passed by a 220-215 margin so this news could stop the president’s version of the healthcare bill dead in its tracks. And Stupak claims that these Democrats have more issues with the bill than just the abortion language -– including the plan to tax ‘Cadillac’ healthcare plans.” Yay, Blue Dogs!

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Have you, like me, been wondering where all that bailout money went? Check out this post by Merty over at the Energeia blog. He gives a nice explanation of what got the investment banks in trouble, then looks at what AIG, in particular, has done with their bailout money. Oh, and there is a “slimy and secret cover-up from the Administration” involved, too.

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