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Sorry About Your Unemployment Benefits, But We Need to Fight ACORN

This rundown of why a vote on unemployment insurance benefits was delayed by five weeks seems like a nadir in the War on ACORN. According to Ryan Grim, the GOP

Sanah Connor
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Nov 06, 2009

This rundown of why a vote on unemployment insurance benefits was delayed by five weeks seems like a nadir in the War on ACORN. According to Ryan Grim, the GOP objected to an early vote because they “were trying to introduce unrelated amendments attacking ACORN and the financial-industry bailout, among other things.”

There are two echoes here of the just-concluded elections. The first: Republicans out-and-out claimed that ACORN was on the ground in NY-23, and though the group’s credibility has been seriously challenged in recent months, they deny having had any boots on the ground up there. The second: Many Democrats believe that failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds blundered in not making an issue out of Republican-led delays in unemployment benefit money, and Governor-elect Bob McDonnell’s role in this. Here are two examples of Democrats really ceding the narrative to aggressive and strategic conservatives.

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