The Analogy I’ve Been Waiting For

Assigned Reading: Great Moments in Gatekeeping
(FROM: HotAir)

Ever since the ACORN investigation videos have arisen and attention in the mainstream press has been a non-starter, I’ve been looking for a good comparison, using a typically right-leaning organization, which was solid enough to use as an argument here at America’s Right. The closest I got was something along the lines of “what if undercover Brady Campaign officials approached the NRA and received assistance in trafficking guns?”

Ed Morrissey over at HotAir nailed it (it seems like I’m saying those words every other day). What’s funny is that I’m a member of the Federalist Society and still didn’t think of it. Oh well — that’s why HotAir gets millions of hits each month, and America’s Right has been averaging about 120,000. Here’s the comparison:

Let’s pose the question this way. If the Federalist Society, which got a heaping helping of demonization during the John Roberts and Samuel Alito confirmation hearings, started giving advice to prospective pimps and hookers on tax evasion and hiding child-prostitution rings, does anyone think that the Charlie Gibsons and the Papers of Record in the US would let that slide to the cable networks? Or would it headline their outlets, complete with a dissection of Federalist Society support for Republicans?



  1. John Mabie says:

    September 15, 2009
    I need help exposing the mismanagement and inefficiency of Washington's multi-billion dollar attempt to stem the foreclose tide. There are many angles to the story. In my opinion the best angle is "PUBLIC SECTOR v. PRIVATE SECTOR."
    Congress has appropriated $5 billion taxpayer dollars to provide foreclosure mitigation counseling for at-risk American homeowners. The money is administered (via grants) to non-profit organizations [like ACORN ] through HUD. The program is called the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program (NFMC). HUD has chosen NeighborWorks America as the program administrator. The money started to flow in early 2008. To-date less than 5% of the at-risk homeowner population has sought help through the program! Even the most generous critic would say the progress is too slow.
    ACORN and the other non-profit groups are drawing grant money but doing very little to solve the foreclosure problem. The current system/program is a virtual black hole. The program is failing due to ineptitude; however, the government insists upon funding these organizations and refuses to give private sector businesses access to funding.
    I became aware of this problem as a result of an outreach program I created to provide counseling clients to HUD-approved non-profit agencies. I offered to provide hundreds of new counseling clients every day, but could not find a single agency willing to take advantage of my service. In effect, they willingly turned their backs on American homeowners. I was appalled. I have been trying to plead my case to HUD and NeighborWorks ever since; however, the non-profit mentality has been a formidable obstacle. They are more interested in maintaining the status quo than actually helping American homeowners!
    Please advise.

    John Mabie
    W 858-279-5585 x101

  2. Anonymous says:

    The good news is that ACORN workers fon't watch Fox News so they keep getting caught doing the same thin in other jurisdictions.

  3. Gail B says:

    I wouldn't sneeze at an average of 120,000 hits per month, Jeff.

    You're right on target, and you have helped America to get her country back. 'Sides that, your writers are great, too!

    Gotta go–


  4. FreeStateRevolution says:

    This nails it!
    I can just imagine the drooling news anchors and Nancy Pelosi standing at her podium with the regular stooges talking about how they finally have reason to erase the 2nd Amendment.

    Charlie Gibson must be either living under a rock or purposely acting ignorant… probably both!

  5. Bodenzee says:

    Off topic, but please read.

    Justice by quota.

    We wouldn't want the Supremes to work too hard. Last time I checked there were 2085 days in a year of 40 hour weeks. Our elite jurists should discover this also.

  6. Claudia says:

    You are beating a dead horse, as we farmers would say. Don't you realize that all the monies that are going to HUD and the other program you cited are being held in that black hole for them and their use and being spent on keeping them propped-up by Obama, et al…. That money was never meant to go to the actual homeowners who are in trouble, it was only meant to provide a really rich way of life for those who are in the system……. of/as grantholders

  7. Anonymous says:

    How long until the gov't bails out the papers of record?

  8. Linda says:

    I have one question, though. Can anybody explain why the ACORN videos are dated 2005? If you'll look to the lower left, the camera shows the year as 2005. Surely these two film makers didn't do these videos four years ago because no one (and probably including them) were following this issue then. Further, they would have been 16 and 21 then (as I think they're only 20 and 25 now). I can't seem to get through to Glenn Beck to get an answer to this question, so maybe one of the bright bloggers here can enlighten me. Thanks.

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