This past weekend, Talking Points memo reported that Louisiana governor Bobby “Howdy Doody” Jindal’s took action to cut all state funding to ACORN in his state. His executive order effectively cuts off imaginary funds as the Times-Picayune noted.
According to the state’s Division of Administration, no state agencies have existing contracts with ACORN.
They also reported that Tim Pawlenty, governor of Minnesota took the same action earlier in the day. And, as with Louisiana, his act ALSO cut off imaginary funding.
“ACORN and our affiliates received no funding from the State of Minnesota…” [said] Minnesota Political Director for ACORN Chris Stinson.
Last night on the Rachel Maddow Show, they talked about this absurd situation a bit. Here’s the video from the RMS. Skip forward to 1:15 or so.
For me, it was the “totally expected cynical Republican FAIL theater du jour“. When these two douchenozzles will go so far as to cut off funds that do not even exist simply to get their rabid anti-ACORN supporters all riled up, it’s clear that there is nothing too low, too lame or too pandering for them. Simply put: They. Will. Do. Anything.
And, lightweights or not, this makes them dangerous. It means, and this is not particularly revolutionary thinking, of course, that if and when they both run for president, they will stop at nothing, no matter how low it goes, to smear their opponent if it earns them a few extra votes.
This is a sneak peak inside the 2012 presidential election, methinks. As bad as McPalin was, 2012 is sure to be much worse. It’s clear to me that Republicans are like a cornered dog: mindless and stopping at nothing to get out of the corner. We can only hope that they bloody each other enough during the primaries that Democrats will be running Barack Obama against a seriously compromised opponent.
The big question in my mind is whether or not the Democratic party is keeping close track of all these ridiculous actions by Republicans and will be will willing and able to use these things effectively to counter the lowball attacks.
Sadly, I’m not holding my breath.
I’m just sayin’…