Skip to comments.ACORN founder says Barack Obama helped bring down group
Posted on 04/21/2012 4:39:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Conservative videographer/activist James O'Keefe, and the late Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing Internet publisher, still get the credit for toppling ACORN.
But ACORN founder Wade Rathke of New Orleans said President Barack Obama deserves credit for an assist.
In an online book salon on the left-wing site, Firedoglake, Rathke, who relinquished the ACORN helm before the O'Keefe/Breitbart controversy, said the group's fall also had something to do with the fact that the former community organizer that ACORN helped put in the White House buckled under the pressure mounted by Breitbart and O'Keefe.
"I'm not saying (ACORN"s leadership) thought they were going to be sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom, but unlike an old, cynical street organizer like myself, they may have thought unrealistically that they would have some access and some input," said Rathke.
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The group hasn’t been brought down. They still exist under many different names but they are a bit poorer.
IINM, ACORN just split-up and “reorganized” under several different names and are working for 0bummer for Nov 6:
Linky is faulty (+ got in there somehow...).
This one works:
They are still here doing their nasty job.
trying to make Obama look good when he did nothing...
They are Obama’s brownshirts. Where they expecting better treatment when Obama came to power than the Hitler’s brownshirts?
Exactly: ACORN hasn’t gone anywhere, it is just underground.
Yep, you were thrown under the bus by the opportunist-in-chief. Why should he be surprised?
It's like kicking a mushroom. The next morning, though the original fungus may be gone, there are dozens more springing up.
A rose is a rose.
An ACORN is an ACORN.
A liberal is a POS.