Republican? Senator Scott Brown

January 22, 2010

I’ve been trying to avoid politics since Christmas.

Its true.

But I’m back to talk to you about Scott Brown.

It’s all about Money. (and maybe good looks) Otherwise, why elect Scott Brown? In fact, fiscally-conservative is the only way he seems to qualify as a republican at all (he does say he’ll vote against national health care). Socially, I would say he’s a moderate to liberal. (his Issues section on his web-site)

He’s pro-choice, and favors states to decide individually on gay marriage, so what gives?

While republicans hold him up as a poster boy for his party, I’m continuing to wonder, as I have since McCain lost the election, where does the republican party stand? Does it care about the issues anymore? or just trying to get another guy who will stamp an R by his name in the senate?

SO with this win, yes, its a Republican in Ted Kennedy’s former seat, but while you all cheer and get so excited, you guys might pause to think what Republicans are agreeing to. What precedent are you setting?

It seems 2010 will be an interesting year, watching the Republican party lay down some of its hardest-fought fights to claim back some power, but I can’t help but wonder at what cost?

I’m just curious.

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The end of Acorn

September 16, 2009

A few days ago, when Glenn Beck premiered the video of Acorn workers giving advice to an undercover prostitute, I was skeptical of how the video would affect the organization.

But now with more videos surfacing, I say one time can be a mistake- there can be bad employees in a good organization, but with several separate videos surfacing from several different centers where the employees  gave completely illegal advice every time, Acorn is done.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

“On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 83-7 to strip Acorn, the premier community organizing group on the left, of more than $1.6 million in federal housing money meant to assist low-income people obtain loans and prepare tax forms. This dramatic step followed last Friday’s decision by the U.S. Census Bureau to sever its ties with the organization, one of several community groups it was partnering with to conduct the nation’s head count.”

I was wrong about the future of Acorn- the tides have definitely turned for them, but I’ll never apologize for hoping for the best. Now we have been given what I was asking for in my earlier post- proof that it’s not just one Acorn center, the corruption is wide-spread.

BUT the videos don’t condemn the idea of community organizing all together, although I think the media might start saying that ALL community organizations are corrupt like Acorn. And that’s what is vital to be careful of- throwing out a great idea because of a bad egg, dismissing someone because of a single mistake, throwing out an entire system because of a snag.

The more I watch the News, the more I think someone has to be absolutely perfect to be in office, or to lead this country. As a Christian, I know NO ONE can be that perfect, and I feel for anyone under the attack of the media, because if that glare was turned on you or me, we would all be found lacking.

On the other hand, I don’t really feel so bad for an organization that would stand by and watch illegal immigrants be forced into the sex trade. Thus comes the end of Acorn. Good riddance