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More ACORN fallout. Most Dems throw Obama's former employer under the bus.

Senate passes amendment to a HUD spending bill to strip ACORN from receiving more Federal grant money.

The US Senate passed an amendment to HR 3288 to bar ACORN from receiving more Federal grant money. The amendment was introduced by Mike Johanns (R-NE) and passed 83-7. HR 3288, a spending bill for HUD and DOT, is expected to pass.

ACORN has also been booted from the 2010 census by the Obama administration and the Brooklyn DA’s office has opened a new investigation into the group. In Florida, ACORN turned over information on 11 former employees who are accused of participating in voter fraud.

ACORN once employed Barack Obama to perform what Obama says was “community organizing.” Obama pumped over one million in presidential campaign funds into ACORN for “getting out the vote,” knowing full well that ACORN was already the subject of multiple voter fraud investigations.

ACORN has received $54 million in Federal dollars since 1994.

ACORN appears to have been dealt a death blow by the undercover investigation into their Baltimore office. Most Democrats are scrambling to distance themselves from or deny ties to ACORN.

It should be noted that seven Democrats voted against barring ACORN from Federal grants! These are the extreme of the extreme.

They are the following:

Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Roland Burris (D-IL)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Four other Democrats initially voted against the amendment, but changed their votes at the last minute.

Tom Udall (D-NM), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Herb Kohl (D-WI)

The following Senators did not vote, presumably because they were out screwing around and did not attend the session.

Burr (R-NC), Byrd (D-WV), Coburn (R-OK) Graham (R-SC), Gregg (R-NH), Hutchison (R-TX), McCain (R-AZ), Mikulski (D-MD), Vitter (R-LA)