Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ACORN? Don't Waste My Time...

The McCain campaign is really grasping at straws here with the new ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) controversy. For those of you not in the know, ACORN is essentially a voter registration group which is generally involved in registering voters who fit in the categories of either young, poor, minority, or a combination of the aforemetinoed. Essentially, Sarah Palin has called into the Rush Limbaugh radio show and charged claims of voter fraud against ACORN and insisted that they are trying to steal the election for the democrats. First of all, let us make one thing clear; there is a difference between voter fraud, which the republicans committed in 2000 when they disenfranchised black voters in Flordia and voter registration fraud which is happening with ACORN, as the people assigned the task of registering voters are just filling out sheets registering people who don't exist in exchange for a paycheck. Obviously, this is not a good thing, but it has ZERO effect on actual voting. In other words, if an ACORN employee fills out a registration card for Mickey Mouse, is Mickey going to show up on election and cast his vote for Obama? I don't think so. Unfortunately, the verbiage that Palin is using will likely cause the uninformed, and now misinformed, public to think Obama is trying to steal the election visa vie fraud. Just another feeble attempt by John McCain to call Barack's character into question. By the way, remember when John McCain was the keynote speaker at an ACORN sponsored event just 2 years ago? Now all of a sudden, Obama is the only one with ties to the organization? Please. This is a non-story because it will have no effect on the outcome of the election.

1 comment:

John Lukacs said...

nice summary, im kinda out of the loop over here and have been wondering wtf this acorn business was all about