In the fashion of what is OLD is NEW again:
April 3, 2010
Confirming what Republicans have been alleging for weeks, the community activist group ACORN plans to release a letter in the next few days declaring that the national organization is alive and well despite closing its local chapters, the New York Times reported.
“You will continue to hear from ACORN — in the mail, on the Web, and in the media,” reads the letter, a draft of which was provided to the newspaper.
“And we need your continued support to counter the vicious anti-family, anti-minority, anti-immigrant attacks of the Republican right,” the letter adds.
According to the letter, the group will continue working for health care reform, immigration reform and affordable housing, the newspaper said.
The letter says in many of the states where ACORN’s local chapters closed, 16 new, independent but allied organizations have been formed to continue grass-roots organizing, the newspaper reported.
The letter will be sent to about 120,000 members on ACORN’s e-mail list and to tens of thousands of dues-paying members, the newspaper said.
ACORN announced last month that it is closing after a series of undercover videos last year showed its employees offering tax advice to a couple posing as a pimp and prostitute, tarnishing the group’s reputation. After the videos were released, Congress voted to block any federal money to ACORN.
ACORN’s board decided to close state affiliates and field offices by April 1, with some national operations continuing to operate for at least several weeks before they shut down for good.
But Republicans have insisted that the move was part of a scheme to continue operating under a different name and receiving taxpayer money.
California Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released a report on Thursday that he says proves ACORN is not disbanding. His report included details of a recent business transaction between ACORN and a California affiliate that broke away this year and changed its name in a bid to start anew.
“ACORN is attempting to rebrand itself without instituting real reforms or removing senior leadership figures that need to be held accountable for wrongdoing,” Issa said in a press release. “These newly renamed organizations are like career criminals who adopt aliases without changing their criminal lifestyles.”
July 2, 2009
George Soros’ Unholy Alliance with ACORN
What if a corrupt far left billionaire got together with a corrupt but effective grassroots group in an effort to radically change America ? That’s exactly what’s happening between George Soros and ACORN. Think of ACORN as instruments of George Soros grand plan. Soros wants to elect far left candidates, pass universal health care, props up the unions among many liberal ideological goals. Think of ACORN is the tool of implementation of his ideology, or at least a tool. On top of this, every policy which Soros uses ACORN to implement also helps President Obama. That’s the stakes in this unholy alliance.
For instance, ACORN has an affiliate named Project VOTE. It’s an organization that specializes in GOTV campaigns. Of course, the scam is that this group only goes into areas of the sort of candidate that Soros likes. So, while Project Vote does in fact do voter registration drives they do them almost exclusively in poor, African American neighborhoods. In other words, they would only do voter registration in neighborhoods that would back candidates that Soros would also back. Of course, Soros would never give money to ACORN directly. In fact, here, one of his own affiliates Democracy Alliance, gives money to Project Vote, itself an ACORN affiliate.
Whenever Soros does business it’s like this.
This way all sorts of shenanigans can go on without enough of a paper trail to prove it. There are stories that have reported that Soros was behind, what they call a rigged recount and he used ACORN in just such a way to do it in Minnesota for Al Franken. Of course, it goes without saying that Franken accounts for the 60th and filibuster proof vote in the Senate
Here, the two form an alliance along with several other far left groups called Health Care for America Now. A Politico story recently characterized HCAN as “the groups that represent the base of the Democratic Party”.on the issue of health care.
One of the biggest donors in HCAN is the Tides foundation. That’s another Soros affiliate. Meanwhile ACORN is one of a group of more than a dozen different organizations that created HCAN. HCAN runs as a 501 (c)4.
Here are all the principles involved in creating this organization.
ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for
America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National
Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law
Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women’s Voices, Women’s Vote and Working
(Of course, you should notice other liberal icons in this group like La Raza, the SEIU,and Moveon.org) This group is now organizing advertisement campaigns against wavering Democrats like Mary Landrieu. They hold rallies, organize town halls, and make phone calls among many different other support activities in order to get universal health care passed. (four minutes into this video in front of HCAN, Congress Woman Jan Schakowski admits that the goal of universal health care is single payer)
Wade Rathke was the long time CEO of ACORN who was removed last summer because he covered up the embezzlement of his brother Dale. When this embezzlement was first made public, Wade turned the embezzlement into a loan and then sold said loan to Pike. As such, ACORN no longer owned the paper on what was owed. It’s one of the perks for ACORN of having wealthy and powerful friends. It’s no different than the quid pro quo they got from Bruce Ratner, owner of the Nets, to build a new stadium in Brooklyn.
Soros is also a supporter of the unions through his involvement with the SEIU. The SEIU contributes funds to Soros linked organizations, does GOTV activities, and any other grass roots activites for liberal causes.
Furthermore, ACORN members often belong to the SEIU as well.
ACORN and Rev. Jim Wallis:
This is SUPPOSEDLY a NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION?
July 7, 2008
OBAMA’S ACORN EXPOSED PART 1 OF 2
OBAMA’S ACORN EXPOSED PART 2 OF 2