ACORN, the community organizing group that has been the focus of criticism for over a year, faced a severe blow this week when the House and Senate both voted to cut off funding for the organization. A series of undercover videos were released showing how ACORN employees were advising actors pretending to be a prostitute and her pimp on how to use government funds to setup an adult business. Some view this sting as a payback for their efforts in helping President Obama
The BoBo Files – "BoBo’s Predicition – Obama administration most corrupt in history"
One of my largest pet-peeves is racism. I have written about it in the past, each time with hesitation since the concept makes me angry. What makes me even more angry, however, are those who cry wolf and accuse someone of being racist. A perfect example of that was Representative Hank Johnson who claimed that Representative Joe Wilson’s "You lie" outburst was racist. Racism is nothing to take lightly, and those that pass the term around really need
Just Politics..? – "Joe Wilson and the Son of Confederate Veterans"
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On Saturday, we witnessed the largest single protest to date during the Obama administration. Thousands of people who were upset at the record-level of spending over the past year, upset with the Health Care Reform proposals coming out of Congress, as well as those who just do not like the President filled the National Mall for hours calling on the government to change directions. Though there were a few individuals carry hateful signs, the crowd remained peaceful
Political Lore – "9-12 Protest: Can You Hear Us Now?"
Health Care Reform seems to be the theme of the Summer. With the release of the Baucus Plan, Congressmen on both sides of the aisle (some who were hoping that this plan would bring both parties together) came out against the long-awaited bill. This failure to gain bipartisanship support for reform has pushed those in favor of reform at any cost to tell the Democrats to proceed on their own. This debate, in my opinion, has left the realm of logical to emotional, and
First Door on the Left – "Single payer health care"