According to this headline at Townhall.com, 49% of Republicans Think the 2012 Election was Stolen. Daniel Doherty, then attempts to disparage fellow conservatives by pointing out that the former organization ACORN no longer exists. Frankly, this sort of thing disappoints me. The Left constantly uses straw men to characterize our arguments as ridiculous. We don't need our own side doing to us too. This poll was taken by a Left leaning group, and asked:
Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election this year, or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?So, if you think the election was stolen, but don't think ACORN per se did it, how do you respond? Answer: you don't answer Leftist "gotcha" polls and give these low lifes something to chatter about.
The fact is this election was characterized by wide spread suspicious activity. In particular, polling machines in a number of locations did not register the choices made by Republicans. This should be investigated. Republican poll watchers were physically thrown out of polling stations in Cleveland. We should get to the bottom of just why the election judges felt this was necessary. I would also point out that since the Governor of Ohio is Republican, the Chief Judge should have been Republican too. Where was he or she in all this. We have evidence that 59 polling districts in Philadelphia did not register a single vote for Romney. That seems unusual, and should be investigated. Same with the Cleveland 9 polling stations. In Fairfax County, Virginia, one poll watcher noted that people came in to vote that had no idea where they lived. What are the chances? And these instances are just the illegal vote tampering that I have seen reported. Then there are the perfectly legal ones where nursing home workers registered nursing home patients, and drove them to the polls. Did the nursing home workers also cast their votes? How many of these people were not competent to make a choice? How many were in essence coerced?
As for ACORN, sure, the organization that went by the acronym 'ACORN' disappeared, but the people who ran it are still around, squirrelled away in other organizations and presumably doing what they did. Changing names has been a Leftist tradition at least since the Bolsheviks came to power. Lenin wasn't born with that name. He started out life as Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov. Stalin also had a more prosaic name before becoming the 'Man of Steel.' These people change names like everyone else changes their shirts. They also move around form one Leftist group to another. But they don't ever seem to stop what they have been doing.
As for looking ahead to 2014, believe me we are. But if the same shenanigans go on, will we be able to trust those elections any more than we trust the 2012 elections? Will there even be an election in 2014? Will there be a Republican party left, what with our fearless leader giving away the farm on every front.