This is a real thing that is happening.
House Republicans will vote on two separate bills this week, both of which contain language aimed at defunding ACORN. ACORN, as you know, died several years ago.
Struggling with the bad publicity and loss of federal funds, ACORN dissolved in early 2010. Just to be sure, however, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) included this language in a government funding bill introduced on May 28 of this year: “None of the funds made available in this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries or successors.”
Section 545 of a bill put forward the next day by Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) delves still deeper into faux certainty, extending the funding ban to “any prior appropriations Act.”
In fact, ACORN has no subsidiaries, because it has not existed for three years.
I think I’ll forgo the facepalms and just go with this: