The Trouble With Acorn

The Trouble With Acorn
David Schlecht

Acorn has been in the news a lot lately. For those who don’t know what Acorn does, they’re an organization that works to help the poor and disenfranchised get access to help, and that includes helping them get out and vote. This from their website:

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities

Sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it?

The Republicans have been trying to shut down this organization for a long time. You should ask yourself, why. What is so sinister that a political party would be so afraid of an organization intent on helping people? But, forget that for now. Let’s look at their current troubles.

Recently, a few employees of Acorn were caught offering advice on starting questionable businesses when they were asked. The organization has no interest in helping people start questionable businesses and it’s not a service the organization provides.

So, for whatever reason the Republicans hate this organization, they are using this opportunity to try to shut them down. They’ve even passed a bill to prevent disreputable businesses from doing business with the government with the primary effort to halt any funding to Acorn.

Now, here is the problem I have with this. Halliburton has defrauded our government out of millions of dollars and have been convicted. Blackwater has defrauded our government and has been convicted. In fact, most of the military industrial complex, at one time or another, has been found guilty of defrauding our government.

Remember when we lost BILLIONS of dollars over in Iraq and absolutely no one knew where it went?

Where were the Republicans all this time? They were out there passing laws making it illegal for us to investigate the fraud. Yes, indeed, they really care about unethical businesses. Not!

Yet, here comes an organization that has a purpose to help the lower and middle class and the Republican party is all over it like flies on, well, swill.

Why doesn’t this hypocrisy make the average Republican nauseous? How can these elected Republican swine not get sick on their own putrid ethics? How terribly misguided are those who continue to vote in the swine.

This is another example of how the Republican Party is a disgrace to America. Republicans, it’s time you took back your party. We need to work together to save our country, and this is where we should start.

Stopping Obamacare

Stopping Obamacare
David Schlecht

I went to a health care rally the other day and came across a woman holding up a sign saying “Stop Obamacare It’ll bankrupt the country.” I had a short visit with her and here’s what she said.

I asked her what Obamacare was and her answer was a typical uneducated sheeple reply, “well, I dunno. Whatever Obama’s shoveling.”  When I explained to her that Obama didn’t have a health care plan that he was endorsing yet, she didn’t care.

“It doesn’t matter. No matter what he ends up forcing on us will be bad for America.”

This interchange so well exemplifies the Republican opposition to Obamacare. If they use the term, Obamacare, they obviously don’t have a single clue that they’re talking about. But more than anything, it demonstrates that the Republicans aren’t opposed to one plan or another, but just plain opposed to Obama. They don’t want health care to fail, they want Obama to fail.

I don’t know a single Democrat who wanted Bush, America’s worst president, to fail, we were all hoping that he would actually do something good. We hated his foolish and destructive policies but we weren’t opposed to America’s president.

The Republicans are!

How can you love your country and secretly hope your president fails? It’s a serious sickness, brought on by the right wing media. And we have to address this illness as a nation or we will never ever get past this.