Liberal Reaction To ACORN Question About Tea Party “Gate Crashing”

April 8, 2009

A couple of days ago, we noticed rumors cropping up about ACORN “gate crashing” the Tea Party Protests.

Since our original post asking if anyone had heard anything about the rumors, the story has exploded across the blogosphere and even made it’s way on to the cable news shows.

Most amusing is the Liberal reaction to our post.

The first specimen comes from a blog called Lawyers, Guns, And Money.

That post, gurgled through the wingnut alimentary canal (i.e., esophagus, stomach, small/large intestine) will now come to rest in the great porcelain bowl from which the right feeds itself each election cycle.

We are the esophagus of the “wingnut” alimentary canal because we asked if anyone else has heard anything else about these rumors. And Instapundit is now a wingnut?? That is simply ignorant. Glenn Reynolds is far more libertarian than conservative. But asking any questions that might run counter to the progressive storyline earns you the scarlet “W”. Okay…

The next over-reaction comes from a blog called Cogitamus:

So the wingnuts are worried that George Soros is going to send his ACORN and liberal blogger goons to infiltrate the sure-to-be-massive teabagging parties (it just never gets old, does it?) on April 15th.

Founding Bloggers is not worried. We were simply asking if anyone has heard about this. It would seem that you are not allowed to ask questions if you are not in lockstep with the progressive movement.

The next example of liberal hyperventilating comes from a site called No More Mister Nice Blog:

Meanwhile, this blog (cited by Malkin) spreads the ACORN meme (in this case, saying that ACORN petition drives are the key to the sabotage) and tells us how truly sinister ACORN is — ACORN is apparently guilty of sabotage even if there are no actual ACORN saboteurs! How fiendishly deviously deceitfully sinister!!!!

We spread the ACORN meme by asking if anyone has heard anything about the rumors, and observing what it might all mean? Mister Nice Blog is at least correct that we do think ACORN is sinister. Mister Nice Blog must think that it is okay to conduct voter registration drives that result in more fraudulent registrations than all other registration drives combined. That must be a record that Progressives are proud of.

To be clear, we have not seen any evidence that the rumors are true or false. We ask again, at the risk of being the continued recipient of further liberal-progressive ridicule and scorn (because that is what you get if you dare ask a question they do not think should be asked)…

Has anyone heard anything about these rumors?

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28 Responses to Liberal Reaction To ACORN Question About Tea Party “Gate Crashing”

  1. BackwardsBoy on April 8, 2009 at 11:01 am

    The comments from the left demonstrate just how fragile their little world is. Built on a lie and nurtured by falsehoods, the left can’t even manage to consider a simple question without sounding like a spoiled three-year-old.
    And it’s not like we haven’t seen ACORN’s fraudulence in action by registering fine, upstanding citizens like Mickey Mouse. The real tragedy is that our government has yet to put them out of business, and instead, is funding their questionable (if not illegal) activites with our tax money.

  2. Tailgunner on April 8, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Screw what ACORN thinks. We need to shout from the rooftops exactly who they are and stand by our words.

    They’ve been community agitating thugs for decades…on our dime.

    How many Democrats already owe their seats to ACORN’s coordinated illegal voter fraud?
    Even now they’re helping Al Franken steal an election in Minnesota.

    Now Obama’s turning this rabble into a fully organized and equipped liberal army with billions of our dollars, accountable only to Democrats and outside the Constitutional Republic this country once was.

    ———–
    My goal is to be the kind of person the police thinks I am.

  3. J_Symanski on April 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’m on board with the Tea Party cause, but still tend to see all this publicly-expressed concern about ACORN “gate crashing” or “inflitration” as a bit paranoid and more than a bit melodramatic.

    These events will be held in public spaces. Anyone can show up without being a “gate crasher” or an “inflitrator.” It wouldn’t be surprising is a liberal nut here or there decided to show up and watch, or even cause trouble. Big deal.

    It would make good sense for those attending the Tea Parties to think thorugh how to handle possible dsruptions. However, some of the speculation on the Tea Party side about what big, bad ACORN might do seems to give the far left more credit than it deserves. Some of this seems like lunging at shadows.

  4. mantis on April 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Has anyone heard anything about these rumors?

    Only from paranoid crackpots on the right, such as yourselves.

  5. Steve M. on April 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Mister Nice Blog must think that it is okay to conduct voter registration drives that result in more fraudulent registrations than all other registration drives combined.

    Mister Nice Blog wants to know how many of these massive numbers of fraudulent registrants have actually voted illegally.

    Please list specific examples.

  6. admin on April 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Steve- Thanks for commenting, and for the earlier spell check.

    Please read the post carefully. There was never any claim that people voted illegally. The point being made is that doubt is the real weapon.

  7. Steve M. on April 8, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    So ACORN is an incredible threat to the integrity of our elections even though its registrants don’t vote illegally. ACORN is a threat to the tea parties even though there’s no evidence that its phony petitions exist or it even has saboteurs ready to disrupt anything.

    “Yesterday upon the stair
    I met a man who wasn’t there.
    He wasn’t there again today,
    Oh how I wish he’d go away.”

  8. Steve on April 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Great post!

    I have a ACORN video up on COMMON CENTS now…
    http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

    care for a link exchange??

  9. Ron on April 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Steve M. You really don’t see the truth, do you. How many ACORN members have already been sentenced for voter fraud in close to 10 states. Then again, I suspect you are simply trying to provide a “smoke screen” to mask the real activities of ACORN. A bunch of crooks, Steve, a complete bunch of crooks. Can I say it any clearer??? Oh, and yeah, btw, let’s not forget “Muscle for Money” activities ACORN is involved with. Heck, there was even an instructional seminar in Chicago(go figure)at a college on how to be an “in your face” demonstrator. Yeah Steve, ACORN is just the group you’d invite home to meet your mother!

  10. Buddy on April 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Any truth to the rumor that you stopped beating your wife?

  11. Henry on April 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    WOW. Are you serious? you’re not, are you?

    “To be clear, we have not seen any evidence that the rumors are true or false.”

    Yep, that’s crystal. I am embarrassed for my Republican friends who must be smeared by wingnuts like yourselves, simply by association. Please start educating yourselves and stop with the hysterics.

    And by the way, I live in reality. Come on down sometime, you’d like it.

  12. Warren Bonesteel on April 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    See Gateway Pundit. Apparently the Huffington Post is recruiting people to ‘infiltrate’ T.E.A. Parties.

  13. Plumb Bob on April 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Steve M, toady for No More Mister Nice Blog, shows his utter depravity with this: “Mister Nice Blog wants to know how many of these massive numbers of fraudulent registrants have actually voted illegally.”

    A) So, it’s alright to commit a felony if no actual illegal votes result?

    B) If the voter registration lists are utterly trashed, and those responsible for preventing fraud are overwhelmed, how would it be possible to determine whether anybody has voted illegally or not?

    C) The goal of the ACORN move was not illegal votes, but a breakdown of the voter registration process, resulting in a loss of confidence in the system. This goal clearly was achieved — which is why voter registration fraud is a felony, even if not a single fraudulent vote gets cast.

    Part of me wants to know when the vicious hyenas in human form that call themselves “progressives” will ever feel a twinge of conscience for excusing felonies, but I’m afraid I already know the answer to that. Consequently, what I really want to know is, when will it be appropriate to treat progressives as the vicious, immoral, sub-human criminals that they’ve shown themselves to be time and time again?

  14. Tax Day Tea Party » Telling your stories on April 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    [...] These groups don’t, um, like the Tea Parties. I’m thinking of ACORN as one example. [...]

  15. DonnaFrFlorida on April 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Went to the Orlando Tea party. 5 anti tea party people showed up. We had 6 THOUSAND. They didn’t say a peep other than chant Obama, Obama. We ignored them. They were drowned out by the applause and cheers for our speaker. They left after less than an hour

  16. rodeo on April 9, 2009 at 12:56 am

    And please tell us exactly how many defective voter registration applications actually resulted in fraudulent registrations…despite being flagged as suspicious by ACORN itself.

    http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12439&tx_ttnewstt_news=22383&tx_ttnewsbackPid=12340&cHash=ef14f35f55

    Be specific.

  17. Nate on April 9, 2009 at 3:05 am

    I’m sure dems are proud of the voter fraud that acorn performs for them and steals elections, and then dems turn around and accuse pubs of stealing elections. Dems and acorn believe they have every right to do whatever it takes to steal elections and do whatever it takes to win elections. They are extremely dishonest in their ties with acorn, and acorn is dishonest in their actions too, they mix money for political activites with non political activities (a crime to do so). They try to make people think that they are a good group fighting of the poor. They are one of the biggest reasons for the financial mess we are in now too.

  18. waldo on April 9, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Ninety-nine paranoid wingnuts blogging on the web
    Ninety-nine paranoid wingnuts blogging on the web
    If one paranoid wingut falls for his own bullshit, fails to see the country has moved on past the divisions and hatred cast by the criminal chimp administration, engages in political charades by joining a ridiculously self-parodyingly named group to pursue ludicrous goals and whine incessantly how ‘evil’ voter registration groups are trying to infiltrate said wingnut organisation so as to…what? Laugh?
    There’d be ninety eight paranoid wingnuts blogging on the web

  19. Dylan - RD on April 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Wow. I’ve been reading a lot of accusatory articles about ACORN around the web in the past few days and weeks, but I never really see any substance to them. No figures, no links, nothing which would compel me to believe anything I’m hearing is beyond partisan rhetoric.

    It’s easy to sign on to an idea because people whom you respect tell you that it’s the right thing to do, and that “bad” people are opposed to it. It’s easy to take whatever you read on the web or see in the news as gospel truth, without ever investigating the facts of the matter yourself. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misrepresentation out there, and what’s worse, lies. I know, it’s shocking to hear, but everything that you hear on the news and on the web that you have a gut tendency to believe in, just might not pass the smell test if examined under the harsh light of reality.

    People of all different political persuasions lie and otherwise take liberty with the truth. I’m not saying that this is the case here. But, in the absence of fact, don’t take someone’s word for it! Go out and do some legwork yourself and get to the bottom of things. You might think our country is going down the tubes for a number of reasons, but things aren’t going to get better unless the population educates itself and takes responsibility for their own actions, and those of their elected officials.

    No matter what your opinion is on a topic, the facts and the truth don’t change. Bending reality to fit your point of view will just lead our country further down the sad road of division and failure that we’ve already begun to travel down. There’s nothing shameful about admitting when you are wrong…only insisting that you’re right despite what the reality of the situation is.

    I’m not saying that ACORN isn’t conspiring to interrupt the Tax Day protests. I’m just not willing to believe that it’s so because it was floated on Fox News, and because people are talking about it on the Internet. I base my opinions and beliefs on the most objective observations of reality I can make.

    Knowledge is power. The truth will set you free.

  20. PAEG on April 9, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I find it really interesting that the LEFT, when confronted with factual information, such as the activities of ACORN and The Huffington Post toward Tea Partiers, start calling names, screaming profanity and generally go into an emotional meltdown … much of it directed toward a President and an administration no longer in Washington.

    They, to a person, continue their sycophantic, slobbering love affair with a man and an ideology that is gleefully trying to destroy this country.

    I, and other Tea Partiers, are unalterably part of a movement that fights to keep this country free – for EVERYONE – even people with whom we disagree. The Leftists seek the opposite … freedom only for those who agree COMPLETELY with their position … those who slavishly follow anything that would suffocate what America has stood for over 200 years … which to my mind is TREASON!

  21. [...] These groups donít, um, like the Tea Parties. Iím thinking of ACORN as one example. [...]

  22. Planet B on April 9, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Dems/liberals/etc. aren’t afraid of MORE voters, which is what ACORN represents. Yet cons and Repubs seem to hate it when people actually vote… why is that? Oh yeah, most people think you all are stupid and would never vote for you. THAT is your problem with ACORN. Yet you have no problem with robocalls telling people their polling place is moved, or people illegally dropped from voter rolls. Seems there’s only one constant — you want LESS people to vote, because you know it’s the only way you can ever win an election.

  23. Dan on April 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    To those of you complaining about this blog spreading rumors: have you completely missed the fact that he hasn’t stated that the rumors are true? That he is, in fact, asking for evidence one way or the other? Perhaps in your world asking “is this true” is equivalent to saying “this is true”. For the rest of us, it’s equivalent to saying “I don’t know – do you have any evidence”. If someone shows up with concrete evidence that these counter-protests or disruptions are being planned, then they’ll be proved true. If no such evidence surfaces, they’ll be proved false by presumptive conclusion. Why is this so hard to understand?

  24. doorgunner on April 9, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    The more I see what O’bama and all the people that follow him are doing to corupt and trash all that has made this country great the more I understand why God created Hell.

  25. Brad Crooks on April 10, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I’ll be taking photos at the Denver TeaParty on the 15th. I’ll let you know if I see any ACORN people there. Check out my Flickr page for Teaparty photos

  26. g on April 10, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Dan wins the prize for the most brain dead comment of the day. congratulations, Dan.

  27. John on April 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve confirmed ACORN is going to show up at key tea parties. Not even the biggest cities, but places they can make an effect so don’t let them bully you around. I got a surprise or two linked up for them

  28. ACORNcrusher on April 14, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I sure hope some tree nuts show up to my local tea party. They will be re-organized by the community for proper storage in the annals of history.

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