Opines the columnist who is slightly to the right of Che,
I know what you're thinking: What about ACORN and its massive fraud?ACORN routinely engaged in voter fraud. Tucker is playing the same game of semantics that left-wing pseudojournalist Brad Friedman plays.
Well, quiet as it's kept, neither ACORN nor its hired hands engaged in voter fraud.
Because of its sloppy management practices, ACORN ended up with a few cheating workers who registered children or ex-felons or others who were not eligible (Mickey Mouse showed up on a list in Florida).
Voter fraud (also called electoral fraud or election fraud) is a blanket term encompassing a host of election-related improprieties including fraudulent voting, voter registration fraud, forgery, impersonation, identity theft, bribery, manipulating a voting machine, ballot box stuffing, false swearing, absentee ballot fraud, and many, many other crimes.
As I write in my new book Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, at least 54 individuals associated with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud. ACORN itself was convicted of felony voter registration fraud in Nevada in April.
ACORN, a former employer and legal client of President Obama, didn't have "sloppy management practices" as such. The group actively encouraged voter registration canvassers to make up names such as Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins on voter registration forms. The fraud was planned and sanctioned at the highest levels in the organization -- as the Nevada conviction proves.
Tucker joins a growing list of useful idiots toeing the hard left's party line on ACORN.
Here are just a few of the other members of the useful idiot club: Eric Alterman, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Rachel Maddow, Joe Conason, Adam Serwer, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Whoopi Goldberg, Roseanne Barr, Glenn Greenwald, David Neiwert, Markos Moulitsas, and more or less the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus.
The club's membership roster will only grow as the Left tries to rewrite the narrative about ACORN in order to cover up the group's crimes against America.
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America needs to know that ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer. These radical leftists who use the brutal, in-your-face, Machiavellian pressure tactics of Saul Alinsky want to destroy America as we know it and will use any means to do it.
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