Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Breitbart, Acorn and the 2010 Elections

A year ago in an interview with Hannity Andrew Breitbart (see 3:50 in the above video) said the following:

Breitbart: There’s a lot of hypocrisy and the dust has settled for ACORN and at the end of the day they’ve recognized that Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has not initiated an investigation into ACORN after we now have seven tapes. There were five initially that came out, ACORN was defunded by the Senate, was defunded by the House, lost it’s link to the Census; while all that damage occurred, Congress didn’t come in to investigate them, obviously not the Attorney General’s office, and they’ve now realized let’s get back into business because they realized that the dust settled and they were not being investigated, it was Hannah, James, and me who were being investigated, that’s why we’ve been forced to offer this latest tape.

Hannity: Are you saying, Andrew, that there are more tapes?
Breitbart: Oh my goodness there are! Not only are there more tapes, it’s not just ACORN. And this message is to Attorney General Holder: I want you to know that we have more tapes, it’s not just ACORN, and we’re going to hold out until the next election cycle, or else if you want to do a clean investigation, we will give you the rest of what we have, we will comply with you, we will give you the documentation we have from countless ACORN whistleblowers who want to come forward but are fearful of this organization and the retribution that they fear that this is a dangerous organization. So if you get into an investigation, we will give you the tapes; if you don’t give us the tapes, we will revisit these tapes come election time.

Hannity: This is a blockbuster, what you’re saying here. You guys have more tapes, you’ll release them before the election, that could have a big impact on the election, obviously…

Well, the 2010 Elections are coming soon. Are all the October surprises coming from the left such as the Whitman Maid story, or shall ACORN and the others be brought in the game?


Benito said...

The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds.

Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in their crazy notion of wanting to take away rights that all of us take for granted in their misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

SW Andersen said...

Whitman is prototypical rich Republican politician material, all right. Besides dishonesty and hypocrisy, what, exactly, qualifies her to be governor?

Oh, business experience! As if California state government is supposed to be a profit-making operation. As if a bean counter devoted to increasing sharholder value and perpetually pumping up the bottom line is the most important thing to the citizenry. Well, maybe the citizenry of Orange County. Elsewhere, people have kids who need educating, some of them kids with special needs, and not all those parents can begin to afford upscale private care facilities and such.

Once upon a time I thought Jerry Brown was a bit too eccentric. I think he matured and I know I have. I’ve seen him speak a few times over the years and read a couple of pieces by him. I think he’s got good values and instincts and a lot to offer. I hope Californians are smart enough to choose him over Whitman. If she wants someplace to run, maybe she could buy an island somewhere and set up a Republican republic. Who knows, with any luck jugheads like Rick Perry, Mark Sanford and some others would emigrate to it.

The Classical Liberal said...

I don't remember mentioning anything about immigration, nor did the Breitbart interview have anything to do with immigration. What precisely are the Republicans doing that is degrading the constitution and the Bill of Rights? The only thing that I can think of that relates to immigration would be the Arizona Immigration law and thinking that the 14 Amendment only applies to freed slaves. How is that anti-immigrant or destroying the US Constitution?

For the moment at least the Republicans and the Tea Parties are promoting a libertarian, limited government, constitution-centered approach to the nation's problems.

The Classical Liberal said...

SW Andersen

As with the previous poster the post is off topic. I didn't argue that Whitman should be Governor of California, only that it was an October Surprise. This is part of modern campaigns. I only find it distasteful when supossedly objective news organizations participate. Breitbart, like the DailyKos does not pretend to be an objective non-participant.

Nontheless, in response to the post: bean counting is important. There isn't an unlimited amount of funds and prioritizing is important, standing up to unions and legislative pressure is important. Running any large organization counts as experience that qualifies one to be a Governor and, perhaps, President. That experience though does not mean that you should be Governor or President.

Post a Comment