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ACORNís Seeds Sprout Up Across the Country
The Daily Beast ^ | January 13, 2014 | David Freedlander

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:55:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The left-wing group crushed by the right is gone, but its members never stopped working. After four years of anonymity, the liberal veterans want conservatives to know they’re back.

In 2010, ACORN, the grassroots organizing group, was reeling from a series of scandals, and with most of its funding pulled, shuttered the last of its remaining offices around the country.

For conservatives, it was a triumph. The newly ascendant right-wing blogosphere caught ACORN reps on tape giving their low-income clients advice on how to engage in tax evasion, human smuggling, and child prostitution (the tapes, it was revealed later were heavily and selectively edited). What’s more, the right shut down an organization that was responsible for one quarter of all new voter registrations around the country, and had pushed for low-income housing and living-wage jobs over the past four decades.

Four years later, it appears as if those shouts of celebration from the likes of Sarah Palin, Andrew Breitbart, and Rush Limbaugh may have been premature. That’s because from Florida to California, dozens of entities have sprung up in the wake of ACORN, many of them with the same leadershipand doing the same work that the group did for 40 years.

“These guys created a bunch of organizing Frankensteins around the country,” said Bertha Lewis, who was the ACORN CEO when the organization folded and who now leads The Black Institute, a think tank dedicated to African-American issues. “I had to dismantle ACORN, but nature abhors a vacuum. What were those former ACORN members to do? They were so angry at what they thought was so bogus and unfair that they said we are not going to go away. We have to reorganize.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acorn; acornseeds; democrats; palin; voterfraud
Who ever thought they went away? And is Gov. Palin the shadow president? If not, why do half the articles written by the Left have to mention her?
1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:55:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anybody else notice the “City Year” ads are back?


2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:57:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well you didn’t think they were all going to go and get REAL jobs, did you?


3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:59:19 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Rush lives in their head rent-free, Sarah Palin is living in a split-level penthouse condominium.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s their Kryptonite.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 8:02:12 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...(the tapes, it was revealed later were heavily and selectively edited). "

Um... no they weren't...

Unless he means 'selectively editted to show the part where they were assisting child prostitution'

6 posted on 01/13/2014 8:04:37 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
well you didn’t think they were all going to go and get REAL jobs, did you?

This is the shadow government. They receive their wages from the government, whether it is as a public employee, a grant of some sort, or a welfare recipient.

We don't have an answer to them.

7 posted on 01/13/2014 8:05:05 AM PST by oldbrowser (discriminating against a culture is not racism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope that the GOP realize that the 2016 election will be totally for the Democrats. The communists empire created in America cannot be overthrown. Get used to it. The hard fighting time is long gone and the GOP failed us by taking the so called high road and not down and dirty.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:01 AM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0’s Civilian Army.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s


9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:09:39 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Logical me
The communists empire created in America cannot be overthrown.

Speak for yourself.

10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:14 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Jane Long
Acorns proposed New Image ..modeled here by Hussein Obama


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:22:45 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: Logical me

Keep buying ammo.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:23:04 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

“...from Florida to California, dozens of entities have sprung up in the wake of ACORN, many of them with the same leadershipand doing the same work that the group did for 40 years.”

Who the hell is funding these organizations???

If it is the same people, there has got to be all sorts of information of whom they have been associating with, who’s moving money, opening storefronts (if any), and paying the bills to keep the lights on...

If they are applying for 501 status...

These are things that are fairly easy to determine...

O’Keefe is probably not going to be able to get near them anymore with his usual approaches...

The only problem, who in this country, outside a conservative, grassroots watchdog type person(s) are going to give a damn...


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:33:51 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

They recently opened offices in San Antonio under the SEIU banner. Why would the SEIU be in a right to work state?

Queue up the alien dude....

I’m not saying they are ACORN.....

But they are ACORN.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:37:30 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: cripplecreek

What’s City Year, never heard or saw the term?


15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:42:38 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Jane Long

Many different names listed in the main article too.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:50:46 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: dalereed

City Year is about pimping urban marxism.

http://www.cityyear.org/home-WhatWeDo.aspx


17 posted on 01/13/2014 8:57:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Perfect!


18 posted on 01/13/2014 9:00:12 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; All

It’s the only place and affiliation they can work in in this state so far...

They are definitely working in close proximity with the forces trying to turn Texas blue...

If they succeed, you will never see another republican president in the White House again for the foreseeable future...

Most of us will be dead and gone, and no one after us will be allowed to organize enough to correct that problem...

Not that it is up to the feckless republican party to be our only voice in this deal...

ACORN is the enemy..The people backing this are the enemy...Freedom is their enemy, and they fully undeerstand this...They do not wish for anyone to succeed, or be free to do or succeed as they wish to, only for them to keep the population down in mediocrity and poor of spirit, which is sorely lacking in today’s society...


19 posted on 01/13/2014 9:00:38 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: cripplecreek

Can you maybe give an excerpt or brief summary? I don’t care to click on that .org link. Thanks.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 9:01:01 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: stevie_d_64; EQAndyBuzz
Prolly working with that Battleground Texas group. I see their *news report* ads every time I watch utube vid.

Not surprised they're in San Antonio...home of the La Raza raised Castro bros.

21 posted on 01/13/2014 9:03:38 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cripplecreek

Since they are into schools is why I’ve never heard of them.

The last contact i had with any school is when I graduated from college 55 years ago.

If they are in the San Diego area they are very quiet about it.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 9:04:43 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Jane Long

Yep...


23 posted on 01/13/2014 9:06:04 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Jane Long
all member of Hussein's civilian army will not necessarily be decked out in the official uniform and may be seen wearing everything from hoodies to Red Plaid Pajamas

they will all be recognizable by their SWAGGER!

Thank you!


24 posted on 01/13/2014 9:06:21 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: Jane Long
“You fill the gap, a unique need that no one else can meet… You are part of a grand experiment that I think is going to change education in this country forever.”

— U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to City Year.

They use teens and children to do things like pimp immigration reform, wage reform, civil rights for transgender lesbian midgets etc.
25 posted on 01/13/2014 9:07:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are gearing up for the next presidential election.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 9:09:40 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: cripplecreek
Ah...the old, recycled Stalin/Hitler (choose your fave dictator) tricks. Got it. Thanks.

We were out one eve in Houston and I saw that a new (expanded) rail system is going in downtown. I said..."Look! It's the Agenda 21 Railway coming to bring all the peeps into centralized, multi-family housing!".

27 posted on 01/13/2014 9:11:41 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

One of those Castro brothers will be Hillary’s VP choice.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 9:13:43 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: dalereed
City year recruits in formation. )Probably chanting "mmm mmm mmm Barack Husein Obama"




29 posted on 01/13/2014 9:15:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

No doubt. This *team* gives us so much rich material to work with, but the RNC won’t play to win :-(


30 posted on 01/13/2014 9:17:41 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you think the weed of Communism was eradicated with the end of the Cold War, take a close look at the ACORN menace. ACORN is a neo-Communist revolutionary organisation founded by Communist Cult Leader Wade Rathke using subversive tactics dedicated to the overthrowing of our country.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 9:23:19 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Jane Long

My second thought. My first was ‘well, why not? November is only ~10 months away’. They’ll be ready to work their “magic”. Will we? (Be ready, I mean)


32 posted on 01/13/2014 9:26:46 AM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: cripplecreek

Not seen anywhere around here.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 9:28:55 AM PST by dalereed
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To: stevie_d_64

There was an initiative during the second term of the Reagan Administration called “Defunding the Left”.

It had to do with ferreting out all of these hidden programs that shuttled taxpayer money to groups like ACORN and shutting off the spigot.

An essential task for the future of the Republic. Unfortunately with a Democrat House, and the intervention of Iran-Contra, it never went anywhere.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 9:29:37 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jonrick46

Rathke’s brother embezzled a million dollars from ACORN and no charges were ever filed and somebody quietly paid the money back to keep the spotlight off ACORN.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 9:31:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: oldbrowser
This is the shadow government. They receive their wages from the government, whether it is as a public employee, a grant of some sort, or a welfare recipient.

Exactly!!
It's all about getting paid....by the man!!...by gov't in one way or another. Meaning taxpayers are paying you
Especially all the Federal and state grants for Acorn type organizations and tons of other minority and female NGOs. The NGO and charity sector is run by liberal women. They love sitting in those offices ____getting paid_____ while doing nothing that really helps anyone

Remember Obama said to a Hispanic group----- Reward your friends and punish your enemies"

Also translating into-- pay your friends with money you take from your enemies
Fund your friends by defunding your enemies

36 posted on 01/13/2014 9:33:56 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Logical me

“Hope that the GOP realize that the 2016 election will be totally for the Democrats.... The communists empire created in America cannot be overthrown... Get used to it.... The hard fighting time is long gone and the GOP failed us by taking the so called high road and not down and dirty”....

Why would I ever think there will be an honest election in our country again?...No one in power fought the documented and recorded massive fraud that took place in 2008’ and even MORE blatant fraud in 2012’ to give him a second term.....Honestly...


37 posted on 01/13/2014 2:51:32 PM PST by selfdefense
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