Congratulations to John McCain, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Reynolds, and others who have been perpetrating the “voter fraud” fraud. Their words, including McCain’s assertion to an audience of 50 million that ACORN threatents the fabric of democracy, have generated the predictable response from racist wingnuts. No sign of any regret from the McCain campaign or any of the other rabblerousers.
Whether the reported FBI investigation into ACORN is politically motivated is impossible to say, although David Iglesias, who qualifies as an expert, says it is: he calls it “a scare tactic.” But the motivation of the “senior law enforcement official” who violated Justice Department policy by leaking word of the probe less than three weeks before an election in which one of the campaigns has made ACORN an issue isn’t hard to read.
I’m still looking for anyone willing to defend the accusations of “voter fraud” and related Republican vote-suppression efforts in a bloggingheads.tv. debate. So far, no takers.
Update Obama supporters attend Palin rally, chant things. Palin crowd members assault reporters, one of them with a thrown rock. (That’s felony assault with a deadly weapon, if you’re keeping score at home.) Secret Service and campaign staff eject Obama supporters, and not only don’t have rock-thrower arrested but allow him to stay.