Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Being Hypocritical III

Now, I don't know much about ACORN except that it registers millions of people, mostly minority, to vote and there was a scandal recently with some workers and prostitution. Of course, during the election there was speculation of voter fraud with various workers being paid for filling in names like Mickey Mouse who could never conceivably appear on election day with a valid photo ID. By the way, ACORN itself reported the fraud that was going on with the temporary employees who are paid more when more people are registered. But like I said these people could not report to vote anyway as a valid ID would be required.

The interesting thing here as government agencies withdraw support from Acorn and Democrats align behind Republicans, is the mere pennies that ACORN received in comparison to what Halliburton received from the government. Halliburton received billions of dollars before and after it was proven that this company that Dick Cheney once ran defrauded the government. Now, all sincere concern of wrongdoing should be investigated. But the degree of hypocrisy and greater harm to the American people here with one group as opposed to another is alarming.

In this clip Dylan Ratigan and Arianna Huffington make it plain:

Something stinks. This seems like another "birther"-like effort to de-legitimize President Obama. The spokesperson from redstate.com is revealed to be a political partisan and this seems like his motivation. His conspiracy theory is hell-bent on linking ACORN with the White House by any means necessary. I would that some organization like redstate.com would be so tenacious in going after Halliburton and Blackwater who received exceptionally large contracts and have been proven to defraud the American taxpayer and accused of even murder in the case of Blackwater. This ACORN witch hunt seems incredibly hypocritical in this light.

8 comments:

DB said...

Didn't we have Mickey Mouse as our President?

What seems to be wrong is that the power doesn't exist anywhere that's free to bring Halliburton's nose to the table. It may be corrupt but it's not vulnerable. How's that for an irony? Arrest a guy for smoking a joint while you ignore the forest fire. DB

Judith Ellis said...

The Justice Department and the voice of the people are obviously insignificant according to the irony you present. The government then is run by lobbyists who are largely lawyers.

John O'Leary said...

As one TV commentator remarked about Acorn: "We can't let the facts get in the way of a good smear."

Re the Mickey Mouse issue, I think you're trivializing the danger to our democracy. Obviously you didn't notice all the folks showing up on election day in rodent costumes.

Judith Ellis said...

John - As Fannie Lou Hammer said, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." It's time to mobilize.

Judith Ellis said...

LOL, John, about those voters who appeared at the voters booth. What is disgusting about this issue is the attempt to lessen democracy by those who want to spread it worldwide through the industrial war complex. Stifling the vote via scare tactics and outright lies has long been the approach to win political office. How else would some win elections? This is the real harm to democracy.

John O'Leary said...

Just ran across an interesting David Brooks column that argues that a debate on "economic morality" could create new movements and cut across party lines. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/opinion/29brooks.html

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks, John, I'll check it out for sure. Now I'm off for a bike ride in the crisp Michigan air. It should be fun. I'm sure I'll have something to say about Brooks' article, as I've written about him here more than a few times, both favorably and not. I LOVE the sound of the article. Thanks again!

Judith Ellis said...

Great article, John. I just wrote a post about it.