You know the right wing is painfully desperate and terrified right now when they play the ACORN card on Occupy Wall Street. Steve Benen:
About a year ago, there was an unintentionally amusing survey from Public Policy Polling that found 23% of Republicans nationwide feared ACORN may help Democrats steal the election.
ACORN, of course, permanently closed its doors in March 2010, six months before the poll was taken. Groups can’t steal elections if they don’t exist.
Here we are now, more than a year and a half later, and ACORN is but a memory. But Fox News would have its audience believe the non-existent group is still up to no good. Today’s Fox News headline reads: “EXCLUSIVE: ACORN Playing Behind Scenes Role in ‘Occupy’ Movement.”
I hereby propose Zandar’s Law: whenever the right pulls out ACORN to try to discredit anything, they have automatically lost the argument. It’s literally all they’ve got left at this point, after calling OWS supporters racists, bigots, anti-semites, soshulists, parasites, anarchists, criminals, mobsters, thugs, terrorist sympathizers, potheads, Soros puppets and welfare queens for the last month and some change and Americans still support the movement, we’ve finally arrived at minions of Sauron ACORN.
Awesome. You lose, Entire Right Wing Full Of Douchebags. Good day.