Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ACORN

I found these two videos on ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), this one from the left, actually ACORN itself. It's 5 minutes.



And this one from Hannity and Colmes. It's 7 minutes.



You decide.

4 comments:

Tony Arnold said...

I find it interesting that the Republican's are alleging voter fraud given the post election outcry against the Republican's in both 2000 and 2004.

Have any of the readers of this blog seen the documentary Uncounted? Everyone should watch it.

If you have Comcast, it is (was) available via OnDemand under free movies.

It documents the allegations the Republicans are making. Unfortunately, it documents them being perpetrated by the Republicans in the 2004 election.

If it helps, I am not a Democrat. Not sure I am a Republican anymore either however. I feel lost actually. We are so polarized now and that is just not my style.

Bill Gregg said...

Unless something new turns up, it seems the Republican party has again managed to manufacture an issue out of thin air. The media have generally covered the story in "he said, she said" mode rather than digging up the facts. Since between 2002 and 2005, 1 person was convicted of registration fraud, 20 of voting while ineligible and 5 of voting twice. That's it--despite an equivalent Republican focus on the issue in 2004.

From a Slate piece by Dahlia Lithwick:

"RNC General Counsel Sean Cairncross has said he is unaware of a single improper vote cast because of bad cards submitted in the course of a voter-registration effort. Republican campaign consultant Royal Masset says, '[I]n-person voter fraud is nonexistent. It doesn't happen, and ... makes no sense because who's going to take the risk of going to jail on something so blatant that maybe changes one vote?'"

http://www.slate.com/id/2202428/

Brandon Scott said...

Tony-- "Uncounted" was great...and disturbing. I'm with you on the polarization...and the more someone tells me I have to be polarized, the more stubborn I get.

Bill--I saw that too...good stuff. Too bad facts aren't really a part of anything right now.

Tony Arnold said...

It was disturbing Brandon and I too get stubborn when being forced to fit into a restrictive mold.

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