I asked KY Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson this question on Monday, in response to his call for current KY SoS Elaine Walker to resign for letting homeless people vote without an address (Kentucky policy since the 80′s):
Should Trey Grayson have also resigned from office, because he used ACORN style tactics (letting homeless vote)?
Today on his Facebook page, he announced that he is going to file formal ethics charges against Elaine Walker tomorrow, because she is implementing the same policy that every Kentucky SoS has implemented since the 1980′s:
I will be in Frankfort tomorrow at 1:00 PM to file an ethics compliant against the Secretary of State and Board of Elections for their memorandum SBE 11-31 advising county clerks to register voters without an address. This is in violation of Kentucky Law KRS 116.155. Advising county clerks to violate the law is unethical and opens our elections to fraud.
I replied with this question:
did you file the same complaint against Trey Grayson when he did this for 8 years?
Here’s the amazing stuff that followed:
Johnson: Joe, I am not looking backward. I am concerned about the future. Trey worked hard to throw ACORN out of Kentucky and Alison grimes is inviting them to return. I am sure your employer will have many comments on my complaint. I will post here for all to debate.
Me: you do know that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore, right?
Johnson: LOL, they exist only under different names. You don’t honestly expect me to believe that they just all decided to call it a day
Me: just curious, you ever listen to Alex Jones?
So he’s not looking backward on Republican Trey Grayson implementing this longstanding and perfectly rational and American policy of letting homeless people vote, but he is looking backward on an organization (ACORN) that DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE.
Kentucky is under just as much of a threat from ACORN as we are from being attacked by a herd of T-Rexes. Things that do not exist cannot hurt you. Simple logic.
But Bill Johnson is not alone. There are scores of other Republicans around the country that are screaming with fear about how ACORN is going to steal our democracy and insert Barack Obama as our overlord once again in 2012. Amanda Terkel’s great piece from HuffPo last week only scratches the surface. And it’s kind of easy to see why. ACORN is such a perfect political bogeyman (poor minorities working for the Obama Devil!) that they know it would really be a shame if they couldn’t stoke up fear against them anymore.
So remember to look under your bed tonight, Kentucky. There may monsters or an ACORN Army of the Homeless wearing Obama 2012 sticker under there.