Okay Governor Christie, if you want to continue your drama queen act about a "death threat" which no one took seriously, at least take a principled stand against your own party members when they do worse.
For years Republicans accused ACORN of corruption and used phony tapes to lead an effort to successfully strip the group of federal funding in 2009. Now, months later, the group has been exonerated from any wrongdoing.
These pranks employed the most state-of-the-art PR and marketing tools, were engineered by the most pedigreed pranksters on earth, and impacted the media and public opinion in far-reaching ways while leaving nary a fingerprint.
I am beginning to believe that most well-paid liberal journalists, who are unfamiliar with urban issues and what it's like to be poor in a wealthy society, are quick to believe any story about an African-American group screwing up.
The attack on ACORN isn't about ACORN alone. It's an element of a conservative strategy to discredit the Obama administration, destroy organizing capacity among progressives and quiet voices for change.
The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.