"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ACORN vindicated (again)

Once again we see the bloviation, gyrations and racism of the right brought to light in the dry prose of a GAO report on the whole ACORN affair.  To summarize, Wingnuttia went, well, nuts that ACORN was registering "colored" people (you know, black, brown and yellow) to vote.  And in Wingnuttia, the only people who should be eligible to vote are white Christian landowners.  We can't have enfranchisement for these undesirable Outsiders.  No, that cannot be permitted.  So the zombie legions of Wingnuttia rose as one to smite the leaders of ACORN accusing them of all number of heinous crimes including voter registration fraud and defrauding the government.

Well low and behold, it turns out to have been all one big lie.  How surprising...  How remarkable... How predictable.
DOJ and the FBI identified six investigations, generally involving allegations of voter registration fraud on the part of ACORN employees, all of which were closed without action due to insufficient evidence and lack of evidence.
 Remember, in Wingnuttia facts are secondary to perceptions and politics!

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