Since ACORN emerged into our national consciousness last year during the presidential election, smarmy stories continue to erupt, most recently the videos of a "pimp and prostitute" seeking a low interest housing loan for their brothel from assorted ACORN offices.
Earlier this year, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., concerned about all of the corruption within ACORN, called for hearings, but by his own admission, he was told to back off by the "powers that be"...that ACORN was untouchable. After being questioned as to who were these powers, the White House, Pelosi, contributors...he said he was refering to himself. Right.
ACORN and the SEIU are two peas in a pod, with cross polinating management.
The SEIU apparently uses a mobster mentality in its search for more members -- more members equals more money. If they run into any problems trying to unionize a company, they have boasted that they will destroy the company.
President Obama, proud of his community organizing background with ACORN, promised after the election that ACORN would help shape his agenda. He was a keynote speaker at the SEIU 2008 convention after securing the Democratic nomination and gave them credit for his nomination.
The current expression in vogue is to throw someone "under the bus" when repudiating a connection to a person or organization. With all that is now known about these two groups, why hasn't our President thrown them under the bus and disowned them as he did his long-term preacher Jeremiah Wright after his radical racist views and hatred of America became common knowledge? The silence is deafening.