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ACORN founder says Barack Obama helped bring down group
The Times-Picayune ^ | April 21, 2012 | Times-Picayune Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; acorncrimesyndicate; acornfounder; obama; waderathke

1 posted on 04/21/2012 4:40:00 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The group hasn’t been brought down. They still exist under many different names but they are a bit poorer.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IINM, ACORN just split-up and “reorganized” under several different names and are working for 0bummer for Nov 6:

+http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=ACORN+reorganized&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest


3 posted on 04/21/2012 4:48:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: carriage_hill

Linky is faulty (+ got in there somehow...).

This one works:

http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=ACORN+reorganized&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest


4 posted on 04/21/2012 4:49:43 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are still here doing their nasty job.


5 posted on 04/21/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY


6 posted on 04/21/2012 5:51:44 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

trying to make Obama look good when he did nothing...


7 posted on 04/21/2012 6:18:57 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...

8 posted on 04/21/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are Obama’s brownshirts. Where they expecting better treatment when Obama came to power than the Hitler’s brownshirts?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jet Jaguar

Exactly, JJ.


10 posted on 04/21/2012 6:32:21 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly: ACORN hasn’t gone anywhere, it is just underground.


11 posted on 04/21/2012 6:58:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, you were thrown under the bus by the opportunist-in-chief. Why should he be surprised?


12 posted on 04/21/2012 8:09:32 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Venturer
Exactly: ACORN hasn’t gone anywhere, it is just underground.

It's like kicking a mushroom. The next morning, though the original fungus may be gone, there are dozens more springing up.

13 posted on 04/21/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A rose is a rose.
An ACORN is an ACORN.
A liberal is a POS.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 9:07:24 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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