Tonight, Glenn Beck had on the national spokesperson from ACORN to answer allegations against his organization. Specifically, ACORN has been indicted in Nevada for fraudulent voter registrations, and Nevada isn’t the first state to do so, either. And, no, the charge is not being led by a Republican mad about losing the election.
Beck’s guest denied that it was ACORN “national policy” to pay people for registering voters (against the law in Nevada) or to set quotas and offer bonuses for exceeding quotas.
“Uh huh. So it was just a rogue employee?” asked Beck.
Yes, exactly, responded the spokesman.
Beck brought out the clip of the Burger King employee washing in the dish sink. I would’ve added the two idiots who did a video on a slow night at some other delivery place (I forget which), peeing on the food (they were arrested, although they insisted that none of the contaminated food was actually served to customers). Both companies took a public relations (and probably stock value and business) hit for those “rogue employees.”
Now imagine, Beck went on, that you had various Burger King employees in fourteen states caught bathing in the dish sink. Wouldn’t you start to wonder about Burger King’s practices? Would you ever trust the cleanliness of that chain enough to eat there again?
What?! You’re comparing voter registration to bathing in the dish sink? fumed the guest.
No, Beck was asking why companies should take a hit for “rogue employees” and ACORN shouldn’t… especially when there seems to be such a widespread pattern of fraud.
Fine, the guest wasn’t going to admit culpability on that. Are we surprised?
Then, Beck brought up that ACORN had used convicted identity thieves to register voters. The ACORN guy’s excuse? Some kind of work release/furlough program with the state. “The furlough program… the furlough program, which the state offered,” the ACORN spokesman kept repeating.
Now, I thought Glenn was too nice to him at this point. I would’ve hammered him more specifically on this one. Let’s say, for example, that I was running an organization that counted money for banks. The state government offered to let me have some prisoners to work cheap. Call me crazy, but I would turn them down. Quickly and emphatically. Especially if the prisoners were serving time for embezzelment. Now, I love to see the sheriff’s work force out there in the orange jumpsuits weeding and planting in the street medians, but I’m thinking that sensitive positions aren’t really the place for those people.
I mean, anyone with any respect for democracy would say, “Heck no, even if nothing happened, people would question the validity of our work. It could put the election results under suspicion of tampering or manipulation.”
Of course, that isn’t what the ACORN guy said. He kept insisting that they’d done a good thing by taking these furlough workers from the state prison systems….in spite of multiple indictments, including at least one place where ACORN registered more people than there were adults old enough to vote in the county.
Finally, unable to offer any real defense, the ACORN guy said, “Hey, we’re just trying to do our jobs. We’re just community organizers, like our president used to be.”
Yes, sir, that is the problem. And you don’t see it.
And then, off air, the angry spokesman apparently yelled at Beck something about, “You’re just afraid of black people!” Which seems to be the latest “I’m losing this argument and I have no points to support myself, so I’ll just hurl the nastiest accusation I can think of” line. Like the DHS insinuations that “right-wing extremists” were mostly mad about a black president. Like Garofolo running off her mouth about the Tea Party participants just being racists who were trying to cover up the fact that they hated having a black president.
No, I hate having a president who seems intent on destroying my country in as many ways as possible as fast as possible, partly because he has to pay back his far-left backers who put him in the White House… including ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and a variety of other unsavory characters.