QUESTIONING ACORN?!?!? You are a racist!!


Ezra Klein over at the American Prospect, formerly, one of my favorite Left wing commentators, has succumbed to his own blog statement of “Momma Said Wonk You Out.” Klein is definitely wonked out in the worst of ways and is losing credibility fast. In his latest post, The Voter Fraud Fraud, Klein runs a blind gambit that poor little ACORN is falling prey to the big vast right wing conspiracy. He offers up a severely botchalized helping of Art Levine as his inspiration to this absurd conclusion. All this despite the monstrous amount of information to the contrary.

These two excerpts are from Levine’s article, which Klein presented on his blog, and he wasted not time in going form 0 to stupid.
Voter fraud is actually less likely to occur than lightning striking a person, according to data compiled by New York University's Brennan Center for Justice.

Yet even after the Justice Department declared the war against voter fraud a "high priority," only 24 people were convicted of illegal voting in federal elections between 2002 and 2005 -- and nobody was even charged by Justice with impersonating another voter.
Absolutely, because ACORN is not involved voter fraud it is into what you call voter registration fraud. Voter fraud is not the issue; it is voter registration fraud or election fraud whatever you want to call it this week. Nice play on semantics eh? Well here are some convictions and indictments tied directly to ACORN for “voter registration fraud.”
  • In the state of Missouri in 1986, 12 ACORN members were convicted of voter fraud.
  • AR 1998-A contractor with ACORN-affiliated Project Vote was arrested for falsifying about 400 voter registration cards.
  • MN 2004-During a traffic stop, police found more than 300 voter registration cards in the trunk of a former ACORN employee, who had violated a legal requirements that registration cards be submitted to the Secretary of State within 10 days of being filled out and signed.
  • In Ohio in 2004, four ACORN employees were indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms.
  • In January 2005 two Colorado ACORN workers were sentenced to community service for submitting false voter registrations.
  • OH 2007-A man in Reynoldsburg was indicted on two felony counts of illegal voting and false registration, after being registered by ACORN to vote in two separate counties.
  • 2007, in Kansas City, Missouri, four ACORN employees were indicted for fraud.
  • Five ACORN employees were convicted and imprisoned in Washington State, in 2007.
  • PA 2008-An ACORN employee in West Reading, PA, was sentenced to up to 23 months in prison for identity theft and tampering with records. A second ACORN worker pleaded not guilty to the same charges and is free on $10,000 bail.
  • In April of this year eight ACORN employees in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting bogus voter registrations.
  • ACORN (Itself) is currently under investigation for fraudulent voter registration and related activities in at least 11 key battleground states.
But you better ignore all this cause Ezra has a warning for you,
In other words, when it comes to this ACORN stuff, there's nothing new under the sun. It's just that Republicans are more desperate, and more likely to lose, and there's more potential in stoking racial resentment and fear when the Democratic candidate is black, and so they're spending more time on it.
Yup, nothing new under the sun at all, ACORN is still as corrupt as it has always been. But you are a racist if you question what they are doing. Here is a little advice to Ezra and Art, where there is smoke there is usually a fire and ACORN is blazing.

None of this has anything to do with a Bush Justice Department, McCain claiming the election is being stolen from him, or a vast right wing conspiracy. It is about local voting official’s dong their jobs and reporting their findings to the proper authorities and years of allegations that have finally caught up with ACORN.

I would expect much better of the Left with their postulating about protecting voter’s rights. Aren’t they the group who was bitching and griping about hanging chads, phone jamming, and Rovian plans for massive vote tampering? Weren’t they leading the battle cry about the disenfranchisement of voters in 2000, swearing up and down Bush stole the election? I guess I am expecting to much from political infants.


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