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ACORN, Bogus Scandals and Registration Fraud

We need to talk about voter fraud for a minute.

This shit is getting on my nerves.

On the one side we have ACORN… and accusations that they are registering dead people, Scooby-Doo, Donald Duck and the pet goldfish.

On the other side we have organizations like Voter Outreach of America, a group which has been systematically destroying democratic voter registrations.

Huh.

So without condoning either tactic…

… Which is the method that will cause the most… or hell, any … damage?

Would it be the false voter registrations that will not result in a single bogus vote cast (unless some super-suave Democrat can manage to convince the volunteers at the polls that he is, in fact, Donald Duck)?

Or the destroyed registrations of actual citizens, who will find out on November 4th, when attempting to excercise their Constitutional right to vote, that they are not actually registered?

Kind of a no-brainer, dontcha think?

Ronald Michaelson, a McCain advisor, recently bemoaned the risks of fraudulent voter registrations by ACORN

… They want you to believe the possibility exists that because of a few employees’ pranks, the entire election is in jeopardy…

Yet when pressed, he was unable to cite a single example of ACORN’s shenanigans resulting in even one fraudulently cast vote.

Not a single one.

That’s cuz… uh… ACORN’s registration challenges have yet to extend to the polls.

ACORN’s problems are more on the financial side of things… they made the mistake of paying their workers by the number of registrations they submitted, instead of by the hour.

I can’t imagine voter registrators (is that even a word?) get paid a ton of money as it is… so I can see how the pressure would be on to register dead people and Disney characters.

The organization needs to investigate the allegations, fire the schmucks who are registering goldfish and move on. Hell, ACORN’s losing money in this deal as it is… they paid these jerks to register all their imaginary friends… so they aren’t benefitting from any of this at all.

On the flip side we have a group of Republicans, ostensibly registering anyone and everyone who is both eligible to vote and interested in voting… regardless of party line… diligently destroying the registrations of people who likely will not vote for John McCain.

In this case, we have names– actual victims whose ripped up registrations were pulled out of the trash can by a disgruntled Voter Outreach of America employee…

… voters like Daren Gray.

He wasn’t happy to learn that his registration never quite made it in.

Perhaps McCain, his cronies and his supporters, should be careful of who they choose to criticize… and be a little more mindful of the scandals they seek to create.

Just sayin’.

Otherwise that shit might just blow up in their faces.

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The Sky is Falling… Oh Wait… It’s Just ACORNs

Here’s my take on this ACORN stuff.

What a bunch of trivial bullshit.

Republicans, led by John McCain, are losing this election… so they had to come up with something, right?

ACORN is a huge organization… and it does some amazing work… unfortunately, as is the case with most large organizations, they have a few bad apples… it has some folks that either didn’t care about the integrity of the group, or who got a little over-zealous with the voter-registration process.

Regardless, ACORN, with the help of thousands of people who remain devoted and committed to helping people excercise their right to vote- minorities and low income families especially- has managed to register more than 1.3 million voters in the past 18 months.

Sure, there were a few Mickey Mouses, Donald Ducks and dead people who somehow got registered as well… thanks to aforementioned bad apples within the organization… but who can possibly say the work this group has done has been more bad than good?

Only the GOP.

While ACORN itself is non-partisan, a large percentage of the people it registers tend to vote democrat… not because of some ass-backward consipiracy on ACORN’s part… but mostly because the majority of conservatives- John McCain, Sarah Palin, George Bush and all their cronies included- don’t give a hoot about low-income-to-low-middle-class black people- or latinos, asians… hell, anyone who isn’t white.

To be fair, a large amount of the funding it receives is from the Democratic Party… again, most likely because the dems- at least lately- tend to be the only people with any level of anything even resembling a social conscience… and a need to help people less fortunate excercise their Constitutional rights.

Many voters who registered via ACORN, while perhaps low on money, are not low on intelligence… and they know the GOP doesn’t give two shits about them, their families or their jobs.

In fact, not only does the GOP not care about them… it actively works to silence them.

Not in some Godfather-Mafia kind of way… but by cutting funding to such things as medicaid and social programs… you know, the kind of stuff that the average low-income minority might actually benefit from.

John McCain could lose this election, a scenario he probably never even considered a possibility until he heard about all them negroes ACORN has helped register recently…

Now, all of a sudden, he wants to cry foul.

Get the hell over it Johnny Maverick.

You wanna do a case study in voter fraud, and make people think you actually give a shit about the integrity of the process?

EEK! It's A Fraud!!

Look at your own fuckin’ party’s involvement in Florida in 2000

Where was all the self-righteous-Republican-outrage when that shit was goin’ down?

Guess voter fraud is only an issue when it doesn’t help the rich white guy win.

Huh.