As those who read conservative blogs and watch FoxNews know, the New York Times “spiked an election eve story on the possible illegal coordination between the Obama campaign and ACORN’s canvassing arm.” While I doubt ties between the Democrat’s campaign and that corrupt organization would have cost Obam the election, it may have shaved a point or two off his margin of victory and cost him a state.
Not just that, it would have also shown that Obama had misrepresented his campaign’s relationship (and possibly his own) to that left-wing oganization indicted or facing indictment in several states.
Now, that the Administration is including ACORN in the 2010 census, it behooves us to know what they’re up to. An intelligent and intrepid young blogger has been sifting through their documents and finds that the organization, possibly eligible for billions in “stimulus” funding, has a plan which it dubs ““Swing Congressional District Project” to “impact the post-2010 Congressional redistricting process by building progressive electoral majorities in swing state legislative districts” with the goal of building a “long-term, targeted organizing and electoral capacity needed if we are to have a Congress with a progressive [i.e. left wing] majority.”
Now, that they have such a Congress, will ACORN succeed in helping state legislatures gerrymander incumbent Democrats into safe seats? Those Democrats will have to first survive the 2010 elections. And since many state legislative seats will be up next year, even with ACORN’s federally beef-up coffers allowing it to divert resources to its electioneering efforts, those seats may not flip in the direction ACORN would like; people may not be so inclined to vote for the Democrats as they become increasingly aware of the bloated budgets Democrats hath wrought. I mean, just this past week, the forces of big government outspent opponents of the California ballot initiatives by (according to some accounts) a margin of 10 to 1 and lost by a margin of nearly 2-1.
We can only hope that ACORN’s efforts will be similarly unsuccessful. But, at least now, thanks to a diligent blogger, we have a better idea what they’re up to. But, I daresay the MSM will pay as little attention to this as they did to the Times‘s spiking of the story of ACORN’s ties to the Obama campaign. So, just chck out the post.