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ACORN SWAP? - This is a trick, a public relations trick
Fox News ^ | March 23, 2010 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 03/23/2010 2:55:06 PM PDT by opentalk

The group, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, claims it will close its affiliates and field offices by April 1st. But some of its critics think the move is really an April fool's switch. They claim ACORN actually isn't going anywhere, just rebranding under different local organizations with new names but with the same mission. ACORN has faced a variety of allegations over the past two years, from voter registration fraud to Republican charges that it uses public funds for liberal political purposes. ACORN workers have gone to jail, and undercover tapes of ACORN workers seemingly giving advice on how to skirt the law especially made the group a lightning rod for criticism.

...Critics point to a variety of new local organizations that are springing up to apparently take ACORN's place. In Brooklyn, New York the ACORN office now has a new sign: "New York Communities for Change," and in Massachusetts the president of the new group, "New England United for Justice" is listed as Maude Hurd, the president of ACORN, in its articles of Organization.

There are a growing number of such local groups replacing ACORN, according to Matthew Vadum, of the Capital Research Center. He says ACORN Housing has changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America, Inc., and that other ACORN connected groups include: Arkansas Community Organizations, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and Missourians Organizing for Reform Empowerment.

"This is a trick, a public relations trick," says Vadum, calling the move an attempt "to dupe Congress and the American people to think they have gone away and they have not." He says "the same people are running the new chapters that have sprung up and in some cases, out of the same offices."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; dnc; obama; seiu; soros; stern; tides; voterfraud

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Where’s ACORN Chicago?

The Chicago office for the community activist group, known as ACORN, seems to have disappeared. In its place; a company called "Affordable Housing Centers of America", located in the same office, with apparently many of the same employees, according to a woman sitting behind a desk there. The new name might be part of an overall rebranding of the embattled organization, which says it is disbanding.

1 posted on 03/23/2010 2:55:06 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

bump


2 posted on 03/23/2010 2:55:57 PM PDT by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Obamacorn ping.


3 posted on 03/23/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: opentalk
Of course it's a trick.These filthy,flea infested,trust funded Maoists are just gonna take their toys and go home? Yah,right!
4 posted on 03/23/2010 2:58:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: opentalk

In San Antonio, WOAI news reported that ACORN had closed it’s offices, and where it used to be the American Centers for Affordable Housing is now located.

I wrote them, even with the link to ACHOA’s website, that they are ACORN..Of course, they ignored me.
http://www.ahcoa.org/about/history.cfm


5 posted on 03/23/2010 2:59:53 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: opentalk

I would love to have the republicans put an amendment forward that would prohibit acorn or any derivative from receiving any health care related funding.....another vote we can bring up in November......


6 posted on 03/23/2010 3:00:24 PM PDT by 2010Freeper
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To: opentalk
Need signs to use in front of these places. Blank area for name at the top, with this at the bottom:

(ACORN new name) Is Just Lipstick On The ACORN Pig

7 posted on 03/23/2010 3:02:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: opentalk
As I posted the other day on this ACORN lie.

To: Slyscribe Don’t believe this bait and switch BS. 22 posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 19:49:24 by boomop1 [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies | Report Abuse]

8 posted on 03/23/2010 3:03:31 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: opentalk

So when Obama restored ACORN funding (Mar.17th I think, healthcare payoff) where does that money go?


9 posted on 03/23/2010 3:04:20 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: opentalk
Obama Administration Restores Full Funding to Corrupt ACORN Org - OMB memo, resume funding thread

(march 19)

Obama needs them for November election. Funded with tax dollars.

10 posted on 03/23/2010 3:05:47 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

11 posted on 03/23/2010 3:06:16 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sockmonkey

Facebook, twitter.....just start posting it everywhere....even Bumper stickers!!!!

ACORN...now....American Centers for Affordable Housing!

Let me ask you something? Why does it matter....if you cant answer that question....then find out why...before you start...posting or bringing it up.....

What I am saying is people want answers....like Why are you opposed to Obama care? Why do you thing it is a Socialist reform? If you cant answern those questions....find the answer....What is the difference between Socialist and Marxist? Your kids want to know....Why is Obama a Socialist...doesnt he just care about the Poor? What will you say....I am not say this to you....but to all who are fighting for Conservative values....

Here is a website....i ran into it yesterday because I got in a discussion with my oldest daughter....then I went to the Family research council website....both are good....

GET INFORMED

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THESE SITES//// (i have nothing to do with the promotion of either)

http://www.balancedpolitics.org/index.htm

http://www.thecloakroomblog.com/


12 posted on 03/23/2010 3:08:58 PM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: opentalk

I will bet that some will move from ACORN to IRS’s new 15K-16.5K hires.


13 posted on 03/23/2010 3:11:18 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: opentalk

“This is a trick”

We know.


14 posted on 03/23/2010 3:11:33 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: yield 2 the right

“Obama will never you let go back to the way you were before he is POTUS.” paraphrasing M.O.


15 posted on 03/23/2010 3:12:38 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: opentalk

Yep!

Saw this coming a mile away.


16 posted on 03/23/2010 3:18:21 PM PDT by Howie66 (The one redeeming thing about liberals: their tendency to kill their own.)
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To: Heart of Georgia
— just pushing back against the propaganda. Drudge and others were running an article that they are closing April 1st.
17 posted on 03/23/2010 3:19:39 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

18 posted on 03/23/2010 3:20:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: opentalk

Photos and videos are needed from any remaining Acorn offices, to compare with staff a few months from now. Of course they’ll be the same thugs, under a different name!


19 posted on 03/23/2010 3:28:46 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: opentalk

I’m glad you posted and didn’t mean to direct my comment at you. I just meant it in a general sort of way :) Sorry I came off as rude!


20 posted on 03/23/2010 3:32:12 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: opentalk

ACORN is defunct. Coming soon: ACORM!


21 posted on 03/23/2010 3:55:31 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: opentalk

ACORN is just morphing their cover. Snakes do that all the time.


22 posted on 03/23/2010 4:02:11 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (Select conservatives for the coming primaries, now. Vote out the incumbents.)
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To: opentalk
I posted this yesterday on another thread of same subject:

Sure, and all the committed wacko-lefties in ACORN are just going to vaporize!!??

They are organizing under a new name: "Community Organizations International"!

Remember that name - nothing has changed. Same goals - aid in corrupting elections so leftists win!

If we are ever to get back the House and/or the Senate, they will have to be marginalized - and that will mean Republicans taking physical risks.

Both ACORN [whatever - COI if you prefer] and SEIU will have to feel intimidated that their tactics will bring retribution and legal action!

23 posted on 03/23/2010 4:17:50 PM PDT by HardStarboard
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To: Enough is ENOUGH
ACORN is just morphing their cover. Snakes do that all the time.

We will be able to identify them by their new name -


24 posted on 03/23/2010 4:18:50 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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To: sockmonkey

Call the Joe Pags and Charlie Parker shows and discuss it there.


25 posted on 03/23/2010 6:55:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


26 posted on 03/23/2010 9:47:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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