Skip to comments.ACORNís Seeds Sprout Up Across the Country
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 theyre 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). Whats 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. Thats 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 ...
Anybody else notice the “City Year” ads are back?
well you didn’t think they were all going to go and get REAL jobs, did you?
If Rush lives in their head rent-free, Sarah Palin is living in a split-level penthouse condominium.
That’s their Kryptonite.
Um... no they weren't...
Unless he means 'selectively editted to show the part where they were assisting child prostitution'
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.
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.
0’s Civilian Army.
Speak for yourself.
Keep buying ammo.
“...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...
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.
What’s City Year, never heard or saw the term?
Many different names listed in the main article too.
City Year is about pimping urban marxism.
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...
Can you maybe give an excerpt or brief summary? I don’t care to click on that .org link. Thanks.
Not surprised they're in San Antonio...home of the La Raza raised Castro bros.
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.
They are gearing up for the next presidential election.
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!".
One of those Castro brothers will be Hillary’s VP choice.
No doubt. This *team* gives us so much rich material to work with, but the RNC won’t play to win :-(
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.
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)
Not seen anywhere around here.
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.
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.
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
“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...