Friday, March 12, 2010

Right-wing group forces ACORN out of Ohio

If you're a right-wing legal foundation, all you need to do to get what you want is yell at the courthouse for a few minutes. In conservaworld, right-wing law firms having their way 100% of the time is considered a birthright. Such firms don't need facts on their side.

And the taxpayers pay for everything they do.

Now ACORN has been forced to surrender its Ohio business license and leave the state following a lawsuit by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law - a so-called "libertarian" group. The group said ACORN's voter registrations drives were "organized crime" because they allegedly turned in bogus forms.

What the plaintiffs didn't tell you is that these false registrations were submitted by Republican operatives who were trying to frame ACORN. If anyone's guilty of organized crime, it's the Republican National Committee.

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is not "libertarian" as it claims. If it was, it wouldn't gunk up the legal system with lawsuits it knows are based on false allegations.

What does it say about the condition of our system when a handful of right-wing activists can successfully banish a community organizing group from an entire state?

James O'Keefe's hoax video was bad enough, but for ACORN to be banned from Ohio after being framed for fraudulent voter forms is totally ridiculous.



  1. What Bandit doesn't tell you is ACORN settled the suit out of court. If ACORN were "framed" as our favorite blogger claims, why would it agree to such terms?

  2. Hate to tell you this, but it's already been proven that the voter forms were a frame-up.

    Republican operatives tried it in Ohio, Florida, and who knows where else.

  3. I guess ACORN is leaving Ohio voluntarily because it doesn't like the weather then?

  4. It is voluntary in the sense that ACORN settled the suit, agreeing to give up its business license and not come back under a different name. It could've fought the lawsuit in court, but choose not to.

  5. In other words, the plaintiffs abused the court system to drive ACORN out of Ohio.