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A grassroots strategy fit for squirrels

squirrelMichael Steele having evidently sacrificed the Republican Party to the Gods squirrels of Wingnuttia, it is no surprise that he is readily feeding them the ACORN that they crave:

President Obama’s old friends from ACORN, the leftist, urban “community” organization with a long history of promoting vote fraud, has been chosen by the Administration as a “partner” with the Census Bureau to determine population counts in cities around the country.

With this group’s track record of coming up with countless fraudulent voter registrations in heavily Democrat areas to sway elections to ultra-liberals, you can be sure they’ll be manipulating population numbers as well.

Because the obsessive focus on paranoid conspiracy-theorizing about ACORN worked so well in the 2008 election — not to mention the unprompted and utterly baffling snickering over the job of “community” organizers — Steele and the Republicans seem to have doubled down on the tactic. I expect emails harping on the influence of Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers in the White House to evade my spam filter next.

Really, though, this is the national establishment of one of the United States’ two dominant political parties, resorting to tactics of baseless fear-mongering. It really is staggering.

Dave Noon has a great takedown.

(image from flickr user Carol Esther under a Creative Commons license)

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April 10, 2009 - Posted by | Conservatives | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I’m inclined to believe (out of desperate hope for mankind) that the fear and villifying of ACORN stems from that underlying lack of understanding (stated outright at the Republican Convention) of what community organizers even do.

    Though it’s difficult to reconcile that hope with the fact that a large portion of the Republican base operates via the Protestant church, itself a group of community organizers. The irony is, as the author indicates, staggering.

    Comment by Kenny B. | April 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] so in actually effective ways, rather than, say, complaining about beaver management and sending shitty emails, might help), but I don’t think this explains the unexpected […]

    Pingback by Twittering Republicans « Boondoggle | May 6, 2009 | Reply


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