Friday, March 8, 2013

The Tree Falls Far From The Acorn

Remember how the right-wing screamers destroyed ACORN, when it had, in fact, done nothing wrong? Remember the arguments Rs made for restrictive voter registration, that fraud (non-existent) was rampant? Well, guess what. Lately, there has been fraud. And guess who's responsible:

By every possible measure, the problems have been wildly and laughably exaggerated, but when evidence of fraud does appear, more often than not, it seems to involve Republican wrongdoing ... 
Two employees of a company once aligned with the Republican Party of Florida admitted to law-enforcement authorities that they forged voter registration forms. 
It's the first result in a far-reaching voter fraud investigation that was launched last fall -- and initiated at the urging of the party after election supervisors started flagging questionable applications. 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported Tuesday that the two ex-employees were charged with a third degree felony. But prosecutors back in January decided to place both of them on probation because neither has a criminal history.

Remember, this isn't an isolated criminal matter. On the contrary, it's part of a much larger controversy.
In this case, the two Republicans accused of election fraud worked for Strategic Allied Consulting. Why does Strategic Allied Consulting sound familiar? It's the company owned by Nathan Sproul -- the Republican consultant with a lengthy record of scandals and accusations of fraud, who nevertheless won a lucrative contract to oversee the RNC's 2012 voter-registration efforts in swing states....
Yes, I know. It's like announcing that the planet is warming: Republicans crying about Ds doing something they're not doing to give themselves cover for doing it themselves. Who'd ever believe such a thing is possible?

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