WASHINGTON, DC Last week self-proclaimed ACORN Whistleblower Anita MonCrief attended the CPAC national convention in Washington, DC. This appearance coincided with Darrell Issa's (R-CA) release of a New House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Report on ACORN and SEIU. Anita MonCrief is featured favorably in the OGR committee report along with Karen Inman, Michael McCray, the ACORN 8 and Marcel Reid who also attended the conservative convention. Fox News Host Glenn Beck gave the keynote presentation at the CPAC convention.
Surprisingly, Anita MonCrief took this opportunity to launch an irrational diatribe against Glenn Beck, Marcel Reid, the ACORN 8 and others through various blog posts including Michelle Malkin's Hot Air entitled "For CPAC and Glenn Beck: the Truth about the ACORN 8." What could explain this level of resentment against Marcel Reid and ACORN 8? - and why such vitriol against Glenn Beck?
On March 13, 2009 U.S.
Representative Michelle Bauchman (R-MN) appeared on the Glenn Beck show and
announced a press conference she was having on Capital Hill. Rep. Michelle Bauchman
disclosed the topic was ACORN and she invited both Marcel Reid and Anita
MonCrief to participate in the event. In response, Glenn Beck encouraged
Michelle Bauchman to continue to put pressure on ACORN but he advised her to be
careful with Anita MonCrief considering her checkered past. From that day
forward Anita MonCrief has engaged in a personal vendetta against
Beck, Reid and ACORN 8 for the slight she believes she received from Glenn
Beck on March 13, 2009 - hell hath no fury.
The problem is Anita MonCrief is extremely jealous of Marcel Reid; she is not who she proclaims, or is portrayed to be. That is, an ACORN insider with high-level information who courageously blew the whistle on ACORN. But perhaps the most damning realization comes in court filed pleading by Anita MonCrief herself in her answer to Project Vote's $5 Million lawsuit against her Case No. 09-cv-01109 (RWR).
ANSWER OF DEFENDANT ASHAWNITA MONCRIEF
Paragraph #22 which reads
"22. Defendant [Anita MonCrief] admits that a Pitney Bowes postage meter machine was installed at Project Vote's Washington, D.C. office. Defendant affirmatively states that she [Anita MonCrief] was named by Project Vote as the registered user of the machine and therefore subsequent mailings from Pitney Bowes were addressed to her. Defendant denies each and every remaining or inconsistent allegation contained in paragraph 22."
This is an incredible admission because it means that Anita MonCrief legally admits she worked in the mailroom at Project Vote:
Anita MonCrief is not a high-level associate - she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief did not have access to boardroom minutes or financial information - she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief has no way of knowing the inner workings of SEIU whether official or unofficial - she worked in the mailroom;
Anita MonCrief couldn't know how much the embezzlement actually was - she worked in the mailroom;
Mailroom MonCrief made two powerful allegations which have never been verified in public (1) illegal coordination between Project Vote and Obama Campaign / Donor List and (2) SEIU Muscle for Money program which are two of conservatives favorite accusations.
The reality is Anita MonCrief is a thief, who lacks credibility. On her blog she previously admitted to charging nearly $1,500 in personal charges on a Project Vote company credit card because she was a poor single mother; after which Project Vote promptly terminated her for cause. So by her own admissions Mailroom MonCrief is at best a troubled witness to her own crimes, and at worse a liar and a thief since her "advocacy" only started after she was terminated.
Over the last year Anita MonCreif's relationship with Marcel Reid / ACORN 8 devolved into its present state. In the beginning, we supported her as a young women and her desire to engage in individual advocacy, although she was never a member of the ACORN 8. Anita MonCrief was staff; an employee of Project Vote and thus was never eligible to become a member of the ACORN 8, which is comprised exclusively of ACORN leaders and members - not staff.
However, we encouraged her to work with Greg Hall/Truth To Power; since he was building an organization of former ACORN staff members and would have welcomed her with open arms. Unfortunately, Anita MonCrief refused our advice and pursued her own individual advocacy against ACORN and Project Vote.