Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Nut By Any Other Name...

Is still a nut. You may have heard that ACORN, the group which has received millions of taxpayer dollars, and has misused millions of taxpayer dollars, is restructuring. Along with that comes a name change, to COI (Community Organizations International). I wonder what THAT means (the International part). I shudder to think. Here is the reason for the change:
The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the group confirmed.

"ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations," said a senior official close to the group, who declined to be identified by name because of the fierce conservative attacks on the group that began when a conservative filmmaker caught some staffers of its tax advisory arms on tape appearing to offer advice on incorporating a prostitution business.

Ah, yes - this is all the fault of that pesky James O'Keefe and those mean Republicans. It has absolutely ZIP to do with ACORN being under investigation in at least 14 states for voter registration fraud, and is under federal indictment in Nevada, or their participation in the mortgage lending crisis, or anything like that.

The article referenced above also has this Update:
A person familiar with the New York reorganization said the new group has a new board, including some relative outsiders, like an official at the union Workers United, Wilfredo Larancuent, as well as most of the old leadership.

But the impact appears to be minimal.

"It’s not like this is some kind of hostile thing," said the New York source. "This is what Fox has produced. National Acorn and Bertha Lewis are continuing doing their thing, but the New York flagship has been forced into this new organization."

"As far as the work in the communities and policy campaigns, no one will notice the difference," the source said. "It’s people who still believe in their basic mission of fighting for poor people."

ALSO: National ACORN says it continues to exist, despite the departure of state chapters, including also California's, which departed under similar terms last month.

Yes, yes, it is clear - this has nothing to do with voter registration fraud, voter fraud, bad mortgages, or the fact that this is SUPPOSED to be a non-partisan organization that is working primarily to hep Democrats, including Obama, elected to office. Nope - it's all because Fox News and James O'Keefe are mean to them. I got it.

Do they really think we are so stupid that we are not going to KNOW they are the same group as before? Hey, we're not in Congress or anything - we aren't THAT easily duped. I'm pretty sure we can keep up.

But guess who apparently cannot? Oh, yes indeedy - President Obama. Remember this little clip from his interview with George Stephanopoulos?

Wait until you get a load of THIS one:

Again, do these politicians really NOT know we have VIDEOTAPE??? Holy moley, Obama, you are way too young to be that forgetful. Oh, wait - that's not forgetfulness, that's flat out lying. No doubt, once ACORN has finished changing its name and banners, he's going to claim he has NO idea who or what that organization is.

Hey, here's a fun little contest we can have. "Liar, liar, pants on fire!" is a bit dated as an expression, and we so need a new one for Obama and the numerous whoppers he lets fly (not to mention most politicians). What pithy saying can you craft that about Obama and his numerous lies? This should be fun. Oh, and prize ideas, too, would be welcome. Have at it!


Anonymous said...

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't...I guess ACORN doesn't feel like a nut anymore. Bah humbug. New name, same old game. Who DO they think they're fooling??

The Pretender's "interview" with George S. was just ridiculous, and seeing it again reminded me of how much George has fallen into the insanity. So, the Pretender didn't know ACORN was getting "a whole lot" of federal dollars? I guess he thought they were only getting a few of our dollars, eh? And, he thinks a corrupt organization receiving ANY taxpayer dollars is "not a big issue"? Only if they were receiving LOTS of our dollars would it be a big issue, I guess. Okie dokie. Let's move on to Afghanistan. Now, THAT's what he's talkin' about.

Besides, the Pretender's not really lying. He was for ACORN til he was against them. It's not the same ACORN he fought side-by-side with his entire career (and I do so wish someone would clarify for me just what that career really was).

Hmmm, new saying...I'll have to give it some serious thought. But off the top of my head, I'd say... he's having a truth-challenged moment!

Good to "see" you back, Rev. I hope you're doing well and taking your time to be with all that is.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, SF -

Good to *see* you, too, friend! Thanks again for all of your support. I appreciate it.

LOL abt your new saying - that is funny. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Yes, I am waiting to hear just what that "career" of Obama's was, too. I believe it was Hoodwinking. Or OBamboozling. Who knew you could get PAID for that??

Yes, that George - he's another one who lets so much of Obama's lies just go by the wayside. He did seem to be trying to get Obama to admit that he knew ACORN was getting SOME money from taxpayers. Maybe he didn't feel like he could call Obama a big ol' liar on national tv, though wouldn't that be REFRESHING???

Thanks, SF - I am trying to not throw myself full force into everything quite yet. Ahahahaha. Anyway, thank you!

Mary Ellen said...

There needs to be a drawing of an acorn wearing those big glasses, fake nose and mustache with the caption..."ACORN? I'm not an ACORN!"

And George S. is such a freakin' tool! I immediately would have followed up with.."You may not being paying attention to that ACORN funding bill, but aren't you the one who has to sign that bill when it comes to your desk? And when it does, will you support ACORN getting these funds?

Obama can't handle more than one issue at a time? Didn't he say that he can do it all with his hands tied behind his back?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

ROTFLMAO - that is just hilarious, Mary Ellen! I can so see that now. Maybe I should mention that to Pat Racimora... :-D

I know, right? He just let him get away with that big fat lie right there on teevee. Maybe he was afraid Obama wouldn't allow any more interviews or something if George stuck with harder questions.

Oh, yes - Obama was branded as the wunderkind who could do ANYTHING. Who needs experience??? Uh, yeah, that is why he keeps the Clintons on speed dial.

Thanks for the laugh, ME!!

Anonymous said...

Here are a few submissions for your Pithy Statement contest. When O lies, he's:

a fanciful fabricator of fact

a 2010 un-truther (next year it'll be 2011)

bowing to the shah again

living in the land of unicorns

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

ROTFLMAO - good ones, SF!!! Thanks!

Let's see - what should the prizes be? Well, besides Hillary as president, that is...