Tuesday, October 14, 2008

McCain no longer nuts about ACORN

John McCain was a keynote speaker at an ACORN event in 2006. This from ACORN's website:

"Senator Allied with ACORN as Recently as 2006, Now Turns Cold Shoulder
October 13, 2008, Miami, FL - U.S. Senator John McCain's recent attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) are puzzling given his historic support for the organization and its efforts on behalf of immigrant Americans. As recently as February 20, 2006, Senator McCain was the keynote speaker at an ACORN-sponsored Immigration Rally in Miami, Florida at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus."

John McCain, what a fraud. Speaking of frauds...

What about this alleged massive voter fraud? I think it's nonsense. To have voter fraud, a living person must attempt to vote under a false name. Registrations don't vote, people do. There were some ACORN employees registering phony names to try to make a quota. This problem was handled by ACORN. This has been spun by right wing media into a democratic conspiracy to steal the vote!
ACORN has registered 2 million new voters, and 60%-70% of those new voters are black, and Democrats. Guess that makes the McCain camp kinda scared.

Here is a small part of a statement released by Bertha Lewis and Steve Kest, directors of ACORN:

"Fact: Voter fraud by individuals is extremely rare, and incredibly difficult. There has never been a single proven case of anyone, anywhere, casting an illegal vote as a result of a phony voter registration. Even if someone wanted to influence the election this way, it would not work."

You can read the facts about ACORN here: ACORN Rallies Its Troops - Marc Ambinder

I really don't think this is going to be an issue for voters. So national media, let's hear more about that Keating Five Scandal......

Photo is of McCain at an ACORN event.
Note to my readers: Mrs. D is on a national news kick right now, I just can't get enough, with the election coming up and all, but I'll be back with a post about local stuff soon!