Bachmann: Obama wants to use ACORN to radicalize America!

Conservatives are already using the words “”Nazi” and “socialist” to mean “stuff we don’t like” rather than their actual dictionary meanings. We think this mailer implies that “ACORN” is going the same way. Bachmann put her name on an American Conservative Union fundraising letter that actually contains this sentence, emphasis theirs:

Obama wants to use ACORN to radicalize America because he isn’t interested merely in defeating conservatives…


By “radicalize America,” presumably she meant “register Americans to vote even though they tend to vote for Democrats.” Or perhaps she was referring to the claims elsewhere in the letter that Obama is planning to have the government take over all private industry. He never made any such claim and there’s no evidence for it, of course, but even if he had, how long do you think the idea would last in Congress? Nonetheless, claims like this come in handy when scaring gullible people into coughing up donations of $35 or more each. (Or, say, entrance fees of $500 for a “grassroots” political convention.)

There’s lots, lots more like that. It’s like a laundry list of bugaboos for conservatives with poor critical thinking skills.

BTW, someone on Dump Bachmann claims that the ACU sells its donor list to other conservative orgs. If true, this might conflict with Bachmann’s stated concerns about privacy WRT the census.


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