Saturday, February 07, 2009

Which Democrats Bought Into Vitters' Anti-ACORN Bait?


Community organizers: dangerous to criminal Republican banksters

Yesterday the Republicans-- all of them-- united around their fear and loathing for community activism. One of their more extremist members, David Diapers Vitter (R-LA), whose idea of activism is dressing up in a diaper and getting spanked by high-paid call girls in Washington DC or New Orleans, introduced another frivilous amendment to the Stimulus Bill, S. Amdt.107. The purpose is no prohibit "direct or indirect use of funds to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)." It was rejected, but just barely. Just barely? Have a dozen confused Democrats joined all the Republicans in supporting Vitter's red-meat-for-Limbaugh nonsense. The Democrats:
Max Baucus (MT)
Evan Bayh (IN)
Robert Byrd (WV)
Kay Hagan (NC)
Ben Nelson (NE)
Jon Tester (MT)

America's most vicious xenophobe, CNN hatemonger Lou Dobbs, along with some of the trashiest and most deranged and bigoted far right GOP propagandists sounded the alarm for the nation's paranoid reactionaries. Virtually nothing in her screed is true:
ACORN, you may recall, is the left-wing activist group with longtime ties to community organizer-turned-President Barack Obama. The nonprofit, which now takes in 40 percent of its revenues from American taxpayers after four decades on the public teat, has a history of voter fraud, corporate shakedowns, partisan bullying and pro-illegal immigration lobbying.

...Talk about subsidizing failure. These are the same activists that helped sow the seeds of the subprime meltdown. They aggressively played the race card and pressured banks to loosen standards, throw out down payments and lend to some of the nation’s riskiest borrowers. Now, these mobs protest across the country, disrupt foreclosure auctions, threaten bank executives and accuse lenders of, yep, racism for lending to those riskiest of borrowers.

This is the Republican mindset and above are the names of the six Democrats who bought into it. I'm ashamed for Robert Byrd and Jon Tester. The other 4 are really just Republicans anyway and it makes perfect sense that they would vote against the interests of working families. Dick Durbin (D-IL) tried showing these sad excuses for Democrats how to stand up to a barrage like this from right-wing extremists. Clearly, it isn't enough to just elect Democrats. That whole "more Democrats" idea is bankrupt. BETTER Democrats is the only way to go. Had Schumer not intervened in the North Carolina primary, we would have had Jim Neil standing with Dick Durbin (and Chuck Schumer), not Kay Hagan standing with Jim DeMint, Miss McConnell, Rush Limbaugh and David Diapers Vitter.

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At 7:12 PM, Blogger btchakir said...

John Cole has summed up our "Bipartisan" situation best of all...

This from Balloon Juice:

I really don’t understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement on dinner plans with your date, and you suggest Italian and she states her preference would be a meal of tire rims and anthrax. If you can figure out a way to split the difference there and find a meal you will both enjoy, you can probably figure out how bipartisanship is going to work the next few years.

We need to overcome the 60 Vote problem in the Senate, get the rest of the Democrats behind Obama, and let the Republikites go to Hell.

Under The LobsterScope

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Pastor Bob-Independent Fundamentalist Baptist said...

Acorn is a LIBERAL heathenistic institution that brought down our entire banking system! You liberals all forced the banks to give loans to the minorities and now look what you got! I tell you all, this won't stop till the liberals turn this country into a communist state hallelujah! Heathens!

At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if we get to 60, there are 4 or 5 of that number who will vote with the Thugs.

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pastor bob is a raciest loser who thinks he and his dumb and dummer friends are superior. God bless the raciest bob for they will end up in the cold hard ground never to be heard from again. It almost makes you think there is a superior intelligence responsible for this beautiful thing called life.

At 3:40 PM, Blogger Pastor Bob-Independent Fundamentalist Baptist said...

Heathen! It's people like you who make me happy we gotta militia here protecting us, Hallelujah! You're all a buncha left wing liberals and you are bringing this country straight to HELL!


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