Former Dallas Mayor, Tom Leppert, was caught in unwanted crossfire when a candidate running for his old position brought up Leppert’s past support for the Service Employees International Union(SEIU). What makes this so damaging is that no Republican would be caught dead supporting or even talking to this union but this US Senate hopeful did just that. He also aligned himself with ACORN but more on that later. If you don’t know much about the ultra left SEIU they support Pres. Obama, eliminating the secret ballot in union votes, Obamacare, and not to mention they have a history of voter intimidation. Leppert’s people immediately sought to put out this fire and released a statement to the DMN, who reported on this story, saying:
“Tom would not sign anything supporting forced collective bargaining for all workers. He believes workers have a right to join a union if they choose, but more importantly, Tom has actively campaigned for workers’ essential right to choose not to join a union if they don’t want to by expanding Right to Work,” said spokesman Shawn McCoy.
However, it soon came to light that Leppert actively sought their support. Uh oh. The SEIU released documents of Leppert meeting with their members and a letter he sent to a state senator endorsing a bill that would allow Dallas employees to unionize. Uh oh again.
However, the story doesn’t stop there.
Tom Leppert also seemed to have some affection for a highly funded liberal activist organization called ACORN. You might know them best for their blatant attempts of voter fraud by registering voters like Mickey Mouse, a 7 year old girl, and one man who admitted registering to vote over 70 times in exchange for cigarettes and cash. And if that doesn’t ring a bell, ACORN was involved in an undercover sting operation in which a fake pimp and prostitute received advice from ACORN on how to cheat on their taxes and find loop holes in order to bring underage girls into America to work at a brothel.
Although, the sting operation happened two years after Leppert sought their support, in politics, the connection to the organization still exist. Honestly, that is just bad luck. However, the history of voter fraud, liberal activism, and outlandish protest is at the core of ACORN and Tom Leppert must have known exactly what the organization represented. I can’t imagine why he has sought the support of these two organizations since they have such a shady and checkered past. This raises a couple of important questions.
1) Why did Mayor Leppert seek the support of ACORN and SEIU?
2) If Mayor Leppert is a conservative why would he sign liberal ACORN pledges on immigration, affordable housing, and a host of other issues?
It will be very interesting to see how Tom Leppert responds to his past support of ACORN.