Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bein' hassled by The Man!

In an interview with Essence.com, ACORN claims that the whole "voter fraud" thing is all whitey's fault. And by "whitey", we mean the GOP. Srsly. Here's an example:
ESSENCE.COM: ACORN's voter registration campaign turned in applications signed by phony names or multiple applications for the same person. How did this happen?
BERTHA LEWIS:
I think it's important for people to know exactly what is happening. We do massive voter registration to low- and moderate-income folks. The Right Wing and Republicans, specifically, have been coming for us since the 2000 and 2004 elections. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sent U.S. attorneys after us to investigate and try to find a prosecutable action. In 2006, the reason he stepped down is that he fired eight attorneys because they kept coming back to him saying, "There's no evidence; ACORN is clean." They constantly tried to come after us and attack us, and not once anywhere has it been proven that we systematically engage in this activity.

...and then Karl Rove planted listening devices under her tinfoil beanie!

I mean, sweet tapdancing Jesus, there wasn't even an attempt to answer the question, just a "The man is keepin' us down!" so reflexive that it likely came from the same part of the autonomic nervous system that controls liver secretions and never even passed close to the centers of speech, much less higher thought. Ah, well, can't say she doesn't know her target audience...

6 comments:

og said...

Will they never learn? It's shiny side IN.

Lord, I bet they didn't even coat it with mayo and sprinkle in some hot peppers. How else you gonna keep out those mind control rays?

alanstorm said...

"They constantly tried to come after us and attack us, and not once anywhere has it been PROVEN that we systematically engage in this activity."

Would an innocent party phrase things that way? Don't think so.

perlhaqr said...

I'd be pissed off if I were black. People like this always howling "How are we ever going to win if whitey doesn't let us cheat?" It'd bug the shit out of me to have the entire country telling me I couldn't possibly succeed if they didn't make the game easier for me. I mean, how insulting can you get?

"It's cool, man, we'll start your team 22 points up, and hopefully you can win, then."

Ed Foster said...

Son number one, an inner city police detective, has some charming things to say about people who decide they are born "victims".
It's easy to decry his remarks as the mutterings of a racist, blond, blue-eyed Irish cop. Except that his wife is black. And Puerto Rican.
This was a highschool kid who started out as liberal as they come, running off with and marrying a girl from the projects. A hell of a lady, I might add.
Fourteen years on the force, in a city that is the biggest armpit between Boston and New York, seems to have engendered quite a seachange in his attitude. Who was it that said "A conservative is a liberal who got mugged"?
Still a great cop, smart and funny. He's a natural peacemaker, more interested in talking people down, in helping them, than shooting or busting them. But no more false hopes.
He deals with an entire culture that is innately sociopathic, and deals with it professionally.
But my grandson gets dropped off at school in the 'burbs, and I pity the fool who threatens his family, as several have. Only once each.

Heartless Libertarian said...

Of course, these are the same people who were actually convicted in WA state in 2007 for various voter registration related fraudulences.

Yes, the state AG is a Republican, but he's elected. And there were no protests that I remember hearing from anyone in the state Dem establishment

Anonymous said...

They're domocraps and it's all they know how to do.