I understand that the core of all the race baiting bullshit is to demonize the recipients of government expenditures that the Republicans view as undeserving. After all, that’s what the welfare reform act that Clinton and Gingrich championed was all about; making sure that “those people” weren’t getting something that they didn’t deserve. For instance, single mothers who needed to learn the value of hard work (because raising children isn’t considered work by our government).
Skipton is a town of around 14,000 at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales. The town features an exquisitely preserved castle that stood as a chief bulwark in the North against Parliamentarians during the English Civil War in the 1600s. In the castle one can view the enormous wood-fire ovens of the kitchens that were used to bake bread around the clock. The tour guide informs visitors that the Royalists who lived there long ago used bread not only for sustenance but as napkins to wipe their faces and hands with. If they chose not to eat it the noblemen supping at the table would throw this bread onto the floor at their dogs who would then fight each other over the discarded bread which would provide amusement for the entertained and also save a little bit of effort that would have otherwise been expended by the wait staff. Those that fixate on micro-scandals like ACORN are just like the dogs that fret over the scraps cast under the table. They’ve decided that fighting over the pennies that fell out of the register that Goldman Sachs just carried out of the front door is more important than addressing the larger crime. They claim to be worried about government fraud and waste but when they fixate on micro scandals like ACORN, doing so stands as proof of just how insincere they really are.