Wednesday, December 5, 2012

GOP Nutters Can't Let Go of Imaginary ACORN


From Public Policy Polling:
December 04, 2012
Republicans not handling election results well
PPP's first post election national poll finds that Republicans are taking the results pretty hard...and also declining in numbers.
49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore.


From Think Progress
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was at the center of anti-Obama energy in 2008, when Republicans cited some faulty registration forms obtained by ACORN as proof of voter fraud. The charge was particularly potent, since Obama hired one of the organizations associated with ACORN to run voter turnout for him in the primary.
But in 2010, ACORN filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, putting an end to the community organizing effort altogether. Still, the fact that ACORN no longer exists hasn’t stopped the group from serving its role as scapegoat. Fifty two percent of Republicans blamed ACORN for Obama’s win in 2008, saying that they “stole” the election for him. That number only dropped by 3 percent, and 49 percent blame ACORN this time around.



It was the twelve black people in Maine.
~ comment by 77BC on New York Mag

-Actual thoughts of Republicans answering this poll.
~ comment by SaltyOne on New York Mag

The Tea Party Caucus sells one thing - paranoia. And the baggers buy it every - single - time.
~ comment by Sally DoGood on Huff Post

Call it. . . C H E S T N U T .. . .
And we can Roast The GOP on an Open Fire!
~ comment by AbstractImp on Huff Post

How can someone say that over the telephone? 'Oh, I think ACORN did it.'
~ Chris Matthews on Hardball

I think they misheard it and thought a Unicorn stole the election.
~ Dana Milbank on Hardball

We've all been in groups of people, maybe 8-10 people, and one of the people in this group is character-disordered. They're a real sociopath. And over time if you can't get rid of them right away, they warp the dynamic of the group around their complaints and their sheer craziness. These people are that person in our national conversation. They're the crazy uncle at the table and you have to listen to his paranoid stories or he starts throwing food against the wall.
~ Ron Reagan on Hardball

Do you understand this? Half of the Republican Party is is legitimately, technically, certifiably insane. 49% this election!
"Oh well" (they say) "We didn't lose this - Obama stole the election! Yeah, yeah - that's what happened. He stole it, yeah, he stole it from the Queen and gave it to the Bishop. That's what he did, yeah, yeah."
And who stole it?
"Well, the guys from Venus landed, obviously, on the big ship from ACORN. Yeah, ACORN, ACORN. Yeah, they got nuts over there - eeeeh!?
No, no ~ you're nuts!
~ Cenk Uygur on Young Turks

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