And in case you forgot, the AFP is also the foundation famous for their "No Climate Change Pledge", a pledge that demands government officials promise to oppose any climate change legislation that would result in a net increase in government revenue.
Yeah, God forbid we should penalize corporations who are destroying our climate by fining them and putting that money back into the revenue column of the government's budget. We wouldn't want to actually balance the budget or lower the deficit, now would we? (Side note: As of 2010, hundreds of lawmakers and potential candidates - especially those that ran in the 2010 primaries and of course, primarily Republicans (no surprise there), have signed the pledge). Folks like Michele Bachmann was one of those who signed (but then, she is the Tea Party Caucus leader in the House), along with John Carter of Texas, Doug Lamborn of Colorado, Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia, Phil Gingrey of Georgia, Tom Price of Georgia and Tim Walberg of Michigan. Surprised? Didn't think so.
So what selfless act has AFP committed now? Well, as stated in my subject line, they decided to be very helpful in the upcoming Wisconsin Recall elections by mailing out absentee ballots/Instructions to Democratic districts, but unfortunately, the ballots had not one, but TWO pieces of misinformation!
Now I could explain those small, insignificant bits of incorrect information, but I'll let Stephen Colbert do it for me - he does it so much better, plus has an actual ballot.
Shocking, I tell you. Just shocking. Surprising? Not so much.
(In case the video doesn't load, go here to see it. It's hilarious - and scary)
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