June 11, 2010

Rachel Maddow hits the nail on the head again on the hypocrisy that is the Republican Party. She gave a little bit of pre-show homework on this segment at her blog.

Preshow homework: Acorn (sorta):

Today's homework involves ACORN, though the segment it pertains to tonight is only partly about ACORN -- and that's all we'll say about it ahead of time.

For now, we advise you to look back at California Attorney General Jerry Brown's investigation of ACORN and the James O'Keefe pimp-umentary sting tapes, the ones that helped bring the community organizer to the brink last year. You can take the quick route, with this LA Times report:

California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said in a report Thursday that the community organizing group ACORN engaged in "highly inappropriate behavior" in the state but violated no criminal law.

Or you can read Brown's 28-page report (pdf), after which you'll understand much more about what happened to ACORN.

As she noted here after the Republicans railing on about how horrible the "criminal" ACORN was, which of course we know they only cared about destroying since they were doing too good of a job of with registering voters that were likely to be Democrats and god knows we can't have those poor black people out there deciding our elections for us, the Republicans now have complete disregard for their talking point when it comes to how much money BP is getting in government contracts from the United States. Heaven forbid a company that has actually killed 11 people on that oil rig and destroyed god only knows how much of our coastline might be held to the same standard when the money ACORN was receiving was miniscule in comparison to BP.

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