Video: ACORN now officially a national punchline

posted at 2:55 pm on September 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

There are few surer signs that a story’s penetrated mainstream America’s consciousness than a reference in a Leno monologue, but lest you doubt how deeply the public revulsion runs, Rasmussen’s here to clue you in:

Fifty-one percent (51%) of U.S. voters now say Congress should end all federal funding of the controversial community organizing group ACORN.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% favor continued taxpayer support of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not sure…

Only 15% of voters now have even a somewhat favorable opinion of ACORN, while 67% have an unfavorable view of the group. Those figures include only three percent (3%) with a very favorable opinion and 47% with a very unfavorable view.

I’m pretty sure it now qualifies as racist to even watch this clip, but let’s throw caution to the wind. Exit question: How can any government agency continue to do business with them after this? The group’s name has become practically a byword for sleaze.

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Ron Jeremy busts an acorn in your face.

moonbatkiller on September 18, 2009 at 3:02 PM

For the first time ever, someone owes me a KEYBOARD!!! Heh. QOTD by far. Thanks for that.

Sponge on September 18, 2009 at 4:46 PM

For your reading pleasure: Here’s an excellent overview of this indispensable and venerable organization’s growth since the 60′s (from City Journal):

http://www.city-journal.org/html/13_2_acorns_nutty_regime.html

Enjoy.

albertpale on September 18, 2009 at 4:57 PM

How can any government agency continue to do business with them after this? The group’s name has become practically a byword for sleaze.

Many Dems in Congress voted NO on the question of cutting their funding. Apparently, ACORN needs to sink lower than cheating on taxes and child prostitution to lose all of them…

Kevin71 on September 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Apparently, ACORN needs to sink lower than cheating on taxes and child prostitution to lose all of them…

Kevin71 on September 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM

That’s not funny.

Blacksmith8 on September 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

That’s not funny.

Blacksmith8 on September 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

You’re right. It’s pathetic.

Kevin71 on September 18, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Alinsky Rule #5

RIDICULE is man’s potent weapon.

technopeasant on September 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Acorn’s not going to lost its funding.

Brock’s affiliated. A bit of pimping and tax evasion is what he thinks is the Chicago way – not that he really knows what the Chicago way is. He’s not from there, he just spent some time there.

Fast forward 4 weeks and this story will be dead.

Sad but true.

Anders on September 18, 2009 at 6:51 PM

lost = lose.

Anders on September 18, 2009 at 6:52 PM

R.I.C.O. burn them all.

Farfed on September 18, 2009 at 9:18 PM

ACORNUCOPIA of comedy, you might say.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 18, 2009 at 9:47 PM

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