Perhaps I'd think otherwise had ACORN and other leftist shakedown groups not been so quickly rehabilitated after last year's scandals. Matthew Vadum hammered House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers for whitewashing ACORN in December ("CRS Report On ACORN Is Nonsense), but left-wing extremists are ramping up attacks against "right-wing crazies" supposedly "fanning paranoia." The federal courts have already ruled that Washington can't "defund" ACORN, so with congressional Democrats beating the ACORN's-been-cleared drums, it won't be long before Bertha Lewis and pals will be "shuckin an jivin" for that down-home Census bureau undercount outreach scam. See, for example, "Government to launch $340 million ad campaign touting the 2010 Census":
... civil rights groups have long said that minorities have been under-counted because they say the Census is inaccessible to non-English speakers and the economically disadvantaged.Yo, got that right, mofo! The USA Today piece is here: "$340 million blitz launches 2010 Census." See also, "Census Bureau Launches 2010 Census Road Tour Across Nation."
$80 million will be spent on ads targeted toward racial and ethnic minorities and non-English speakers. Some ads will appear in foreign languages such as Spanish, Arabic and Yiddish, according to USA Today.
John Fund has more at the video. Notice especially the proliferation of ACORN front groups:
RELATED: "Americans Still Need to Know the Whole Truth About ACORN and Obama."
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin links with, "The Census boondoggle: $340 million ad campaign."