Video: ACORN closing its doors

posted at 9:30 am on March 23, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

This can’t be good news for Democrats. ACORN, the community-activist group that regularly runs voter registration drives to bolster Democratic candidates for election at all levels, has been bankrupted after a series of videos caught a number of offices attempting to help undercover journalists posing as a pimp and prostitute. Funding and donations has “dried up,” the Associated Press reports, as a result of the revealing look inside the once-mighty organization:

Give James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, Andrew Breitbart, and Big Government a big round of applause for their work on those tapes. They even had Clark Hoyt of the New York Times defending their actions two days ago. Those tapes did what years of complaints about voter-registration fraud at ACORN offices couldn’t, which was to expose the everyday corruption taking place at ACORN offices around the nation.

Don’t get too complacent. While ACORN closes its doors, the same people will undoubtedly reorganize under a new banner and return to the same practices. For now, though, ACORN will suddenly be absent from an election cycle for the first time in many years — and Democrats will have lost some valuable generalship for foot soldiers just when they needed it the most.


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Like cockroaches they are only running from the light…but they are still there…

right2bright on March 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

While ACORN closes its doors, the same people will undoubtedly reorganize under a new banner and return to the same practices.

They already are. When Value Jet augured a jet into the everglades due to cutting corners with their manintence people, they reorganized as Air Tran and were flying high again in months. It’s all about brand name. ACORN will simply be the same ol’ sheistenkaka under a new name. Bank on it.

swede7 on March 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Too late. They already have… I have to find that article.

Well here is the jist of it…

ACORN has renamed its New York chapter New York Communities for Change. Unlike on the West coast where ACORN is at least pretending its renamed California chapter (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment or ACCE) is not part of the ACORN network, New York Communities for Change shares the same Nevins Street address as ACORN’s Brooklyn office.

B3 on March 23, 2010 at 3:19 PM

The article was on BigGovernment, by Matthew Vadum
Link:
View Complete Article here

B3 on March 23, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Don’t be stupid, Ed. ACORN isn’t dieing. It will just temporarily shut down and months later a similar organization will be created with some of the people from ACORN running it. Old shiz new name.

LordJack on March 23, 2010 at 7:02 PM

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