By Rick Saunders
Well, the lunacy of the new messiah’s administration just keeps on getting deeper and more spectacular. The latest nugget of information to come out of the amazing, Technicolor® “stimulus” bill being peddled by President Barack Obama and his House acolytes is a provision allocating up to 5.2 billion taxpayer dollars to that paragon of virtuous voter registration facilitators: ACORN.
That’s right. Courtesy of the House leadership–Speaker Nancy “Partnership-Not-Partisanship” Pelosi and the president–up to $5,200,000,000.00 of not only your taxpayer dollars but also likely the dollars belonging to your children and grandchildren when they too become taxpayers will be allocated and directed in ways making it much easier for “neighborhood stabilization” groups like the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now to get their mitts on them. As noted by Matthew Vadum of the Capitol Research Center writing in American Spectator:
Although ACORN operatives usually get their hands on such funds only after they have first passed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or state and local governments, the new spending bill largely eliminates these dawdling middle men, making it easier to get Uncle Sam’s largess directly into the hands of the same people who run ACORN’s various vote fraud and extortion rackets. And the legislative package provides these funds without the usual prohibition on using government money for lobbying or political activities.
Don’t you just love the smell of Chicago machine politics in the morning? Especially on the Potomac?
Now, there will no longer be even the charade of ACORN activists having no legislative or political agenda. The new administration hasn’t even been in office for two weeks, but guess what, Virginia? We now stand on the verge of mortgaging our descendants’ futures for decades, if not scores of decades. Ah, change.
If a Republican administration even thought of proposing half of the goofy, hardly stimulative spending strewn through the bill passed yesterday by the House of Representatives (such as, for example, the zero-heavy thank-you note written to ACORN), the reaction of the Democrats and the media and, of course, the always sagacious Michael Moore, would be beyond apoplectic. Remember what happened to Trent Lott when he wished “happy birthday” to Strom Thurmond? Remember the wide stance? But when a Democrat makes such proposals and backs them up with selected pejoratives directed at the Republicans’ “politics of fear” and “divisiveness,” the media, the DNC and the nuts at ACORN suck it up like so much adult beverage through a straw.
Remember, too, that the origin of much of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage crises, leading directly to the stock and financial markets free-fall, came after ACORN “volunteers” bullied and badgered lending institutions into making loans to individuals who not only could not pay them back, but who up front were acknowledged as being non-creditworthy and incapable of meeting their mortgage payments. But, hey, in the ACORN/Democrat/socialism-lite environment that has come to define massive segments of this nation, the end justifies the means and equality of outcome trumps equality of opportunity. Besides, there are still way too many “rich” people out there and, by golly, we can’t stop now — it is time to “spread the wealth around.”
So, here we go again. The “stimulus” bill now being huckstered by the Democrats–with the cover, aid and comfort provided by the new occupant of the White House–will now likely “stimulate” ACORN into even more altruistic and benevolent, non-profit organizing, all to ensure that neighborhoods remain “stabilized” (i.e., solidly Democrat).
Is this a great country, or what?
Somebody please tell me when this madness will stop, because January 15, 2013 is a long time to endure this species of lunacy.
Rick Saunders is a freelance writer who splits his time between endeavors in southern California and the American southwest. He began writing for America’s Right in December 2008.