Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were all smiles back in 2008 and why not. They were ramroding through an illegal presidential candidate with the help of ACORN and other radicals from this country and abroad. However, anyone observing the two unbalanced, far left liberal members of Congress lately, from the pallor of their countenance, would think the two had contracted cancer. Me thinks they have seen the spectre of accountability.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi ignored the US Constitution, confident that their deeds would be covered up or spun by the main stream media or squashed by a cadre of Obama internet thugs. They forgot that everyone cannot be bought and that most Americans still care about this country.
Let’s focus on Harry Reid. His popularity has been plummeting from his involvement in the tax and spend binge of the Democrats. The Tea Party Express made two stops in Nevada. Yesterday we reported:
“Despite all this evidence and a request in writing by 28 GOP senators — and despite the fact the U.S. Senate voted 83-7 on Sept. 14 to block ACORN from bidding for any more federal grant money — “Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is refusing to hold a Senate hearing on ACORN’s activities,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee complained Wednesday.
Mr. Reid replied additional investigations might distract lawmakers from addressing more important matters, including health care and economic recovery.”
Harry Reid protects ACORN
From the Tea Party Express in Las Vegas (covered by commenter JoyceAZ)
“All day long people gave each other the thumbs up. We The People are UNITED IN OUR MARCH TO WAKE UP THE GOVERNMENT.
We just want to be heard. Our Freedoms are being tread on. OUR FLAGS SAY: Don’t Tread On Me. We will not be UNHEARD.”
“The Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted that the count was 800-900. I truly feel is was much larger than that. The parking lot was filled at all times….. people would be waiting for a parking spot. People arriving faster than leaving.
I don’t think I would be exaggerating to say it was closer to 1500+. I am sending a few articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. They have some interesting articles about dirty harry. He is not very popular at this time.”
Las Vegas, NV Tea Party Express
Harry Reid, things are looking bad for you. A “Un-Elect Harry Reid Rally” was held in Searchlight, NV on Saturday, September 26, 2009. Here is the announcement from the Mojave Daily News.
“An “Un-Elect Harry Reid Rally” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Searchlight, Nev. Community Center.
Reid, 69, serves as majority leader of the Democratic Party-controlled U.S. Senate. He was first elected senator in 1986 and is up for re-election next year.
The rally is being held in Searchlight because Reid was born and raised there. He maintains a legal residence in the historic mining town on U.S. Route 95, located roughly halfway between Laughlin and Las Vegas.
The event is organized by the Lake Havasu City-based Committee on Taxation Without Representation, chaired by attorney and former mayor Harvey Jackson.
“We’ve got a couple of senators in the state of Arizona that represent us pretty well,” said organization secretary Dennis Schilling. He explained why his Arizona-based group is opposing Reid and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who were elected outside of Arizona.
“What they do is they control those agendas and those committees … and they directly affect and cross state lines each and every day relative to their decision making,” Schilling said.”
“For more information, visit www.congressontrial.com.”
Coverage of the event by Mojave Daily News:
“Revved up against Reid
Group voices displeasure with Nevada Senator”
““There are candidates among us who will rise like a phoenix from the ashes you’ve made of our Constitution.”
“The government is our servant, not our master,” said another guest speaker, identified as Don the Electrician. “Our constitution starts with the words ‘We the People.’ Well, we are the people. The Constitution was designed to protect us from our government and especially our politicians.”
A sampling of attendees found people angry and determined to make changes in Washington.
“They’re corrupting this nation,” said Jim Durham of Lake Havasu City. “I mean, they’re taking away our rights. I don’t want to have to learn to say, ‘How are you, comrade?’ ”
“Anybody who would pass a trillion-dollar bill without even reading it, must be pretty stupid,” said Steve Buckalew of Lake Havasu City. “Our rights are being taken away.”
“He (Reid) and Pelosi have totally destroyed this country,” said Elouise Joyner of Bullhead City. “I have no idea what their agenda is, but it’s not an American agenda,” she said. “There’s nobody that wants this stupid health care bill, yet he’s going to push it.”
“I don’t think he should be returned (to office) because I don’t believe in his philosophy,” said Jeannie Norris of Mesquite, Nev. “I don’t want more taxes.”
“He hasn’t done anything for Nevada,” said Norris’ husband, Jim, “and he just doesn’t represent me and he doesn’t believe in what I believe in.””
So why would Harry Reid want to protect ACORN aside from the fact that they helped elect Obama?
Here are just a few examples from Reid’s state of Nevada that might be more than a little embarassing.
From the Nevada Department of Corrections, October 10, 2008:
“A total of 59 inmates were hired by ACORN. One was terminated for failing to meet quotas. None for registration fraud.”
From an article I saved on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 7:40:07 PM that now gives the message:
“The article requested is no longer available.”
Since the article is no longer available at the link, it is provided in it’s entirety.
“Ex-ACORN Vegas director to testify against group”
“LAS VEGAS — A former Las Vegas director for a political advocacy group accused of illegally paying canvassers to register voters during last year’s presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and agreed to testify against the group and another employee.
Christopher Edwards pleaded guilty this week to two gross misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of compensation for registration of voters. He agreed to testify against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, and Amy Busefink, a former regional voter registration director.
The case threatens the group’s ability to operate in Nevada, with the possibility that the group could have its status as a nonprofit corporation revoked, said Conrad Hafen, chief deputy attorney general for Nevada.
Hafen’s said Edwards’ testimony strengthens the state’s case against ACORN and Busefink.
“It adds to the evidence that we already have,” Hafen said Wednesday. “It makes a strong case that much stronger.”
Busefink’s lawyer, Kevin Stolworthy, said she plans to fight the charges. A lawyer for ACORN did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment from The Associated Press.
Prosecutors said in court documents that Edwards, Busefink and ACORN created a bonus incentive program that paid canvassers an extra $5 per shift if they turned in at least 21 voter registration cards at the end of the day.
Prosecutors said violates state laws that prevent a system that pays workers based on the number of registrations they turn in.
Stolworthy said Busefink, now living in Seminole, Fla., told Edwards not to use the so-called “blackjack” plan but he did anyway.
“When she found out about it she told him to stop,” Stolworthy said. “This guy was the instigator of this and the person who dreamed it up and they’re giving him a break to go after others who told him not to do it.”
Edwards is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17. Under the plea deal, prosecutors are recommending that he receive informal probation, pay a $500 fine and perform 16 hours of community service.
The case is the result of an investigation that began last year into the group that works to get low-income people to vote.
In October, the secretary of state’s office raided an ACORN office in Las Vegas after complaints surfaced that the group was turning in bogus voter registration forms. Secretary of State Ross Miller said at the time that some of the registrations included forms for football stars Tony Romo, Terrell Owens and the Dallas Cowboys starting lineup.
ACORN officials at the time said they separated and identified registrations that they thought were fraudulent when they turned them into the Clark County registrar. The group said the law prevented them from withholding registrations they thought were fake.”
October 14, 2008 Senator John Cornyn letter to US Dept. of Justice
“I am increasingly concerned by reports of widespread election fraud by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (“ACORN”), which seem to emerge on a daily basis.
Specifically, I call your attention to state and local investigations into potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent voter registration applications filed by ACORN in North Carolina, Ohio, Nevada…”
Senator Cornyn letter
October 07, 2008
“ACORN Vegas Office Raided in Voter Fraud Investigation
ACORN’s Las Vegas headquarters has been raided by Nevada authorities looking for evidence of voter fraud.”
Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.
Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state’s office, told FOXNews.com the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about “erroneous” registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.
The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.
“Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications,” Walsh said, describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.
Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
“Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4,” Miller said.
Walsh said agents from both the secretary of state’s office and Nevada attorney general’s office conducted the raid at 9:30 a.m. local time, and “took a bunch of stuff.”
From Michelle Malkin October 8, 2008:
“The ACORN/Obama Voter Registration “Thug Thizzle””
“Systemic corruption of our election process continues. Barack Obama and his old friends at ACORN and Project Vote are leading the way. This radical revolution is taking place in your backyard. And as I’ve reported before, this voter-fraud racket is on your dime.”
“On Tuesday, Nevada state officials raided ACORN’s Las Vegas office after election authorities accused the group of submitting multiple voter registrations with fake and duplicate names.
ACORN, which receives 40 percent of its revenues from American taxpayers to pursue an aggressive welfare-state agenda, has already helped register over 1.27 million people nationwide. The rest of their funding comes from left-wing heavyweights like billionaire George Soros and the Democracy Alliance.”
From a Citizen Wells Constitution Hall of Shame article regarding a Harry Reid response:
“As you mentioned, some reports have surfaced that my former colleague,
President-Elect Barack Obama, is not a natural-born American citizen.
These reports are false. Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in
Honolulu, Hawai’i. His birth certificate is a matter of public record
of the State of Hawai’i and is available online through various news
sources, as well as on the Web site for the nonpartisan, nonprofit
Annenberg Political Fact Check: http://www.factcheck.org. I hope you
find this information useful.”
Harry Reid’s disregard for the US Constitution
There is so much more that can be written here about Nevada and Reid, but time constraints will not allow. Time to move on to the next scoundrel.
And speaking of scoundrels, did you know that Obama won NC by a mere 14,177 votes out of 4,310,789 votes cast. In the light of confirmed ACORN voter fraud in NC and the fact that Citizen Wells and other concerned citizens contacted NC election officials before and after the election to warn of Obama eligibility issues and ACORN voter fraud, somebodies’ got some “splaining to do.”
Thanks to commenter JoyceAZ and many others.