The ghost of James O'Keefe (no, he's not dead but one can dream) rears its ugly head after pretty much every House Appropriations Committee bill clears, that according to The Huffington Post's Zach Carter, who seems as confused as I am that the Republican led House likes to beat a dead horse, even after that horse is nothing more than rotting flesh and bone deteriorating into the dirt.
...language to bar ACORN from receiving any money made the final cut [in the Department of Defense Approprations bill]. Section 8097 of the bill reads, "None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries."
ACORN cannot receive any funding from the U.S. government under any legislation, of course, because ACORN does not exist. Similarly, ACORN has no subsidiaries because ACORN does not exist.GOP: Waiter, we'd like a ham and American cheese sandwich.
Waiter: I'm sorry, we are out of ham.
GOP: Oh, well in that case how about ham and swiss?
Waiter: Uh, again I'm sorry, we are out of ham.
GOP: Hmmm... okay, just a plain ham sandwich then.
Waiter: ...Still out of ham.
GOP: We're going to keep ordering ham, because we are douchebags.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) referred questions on the provision to House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing. "I don't believe our response has changed since the last time you asked this question," Hing told HuffPost.
In June, the last time HuffPost asked Hing about ACORN defunding language, she replied, "These provisions are typically carried every year in appropriations bills."
The time before that, in March, Hing called ACORN defunding language "a typical provision that is included in most appropriations bills."
It seems that this is the only thing the current crop of House Republicans are good at - same goes for the thirty-something votes they've had to repeal Obamacare, which have failed every single time. And that's the point, isn't it? The ham sandwich douchebags can go back home and say they have repeatedly voted to defund ACORN every year and their mindless constituents will think it's just fucking awesome because they most likely don't know ACORN doesn't exist anymore.