Yes, ACORN is done (in name only). But it should be noted, that they served the purpose they were created for: Electing a leftist president and getting leftists elected from sea to shining sea to pass a health care bill that is the statist Trojan horse gift to the American people. Given that Democrats now need Hispanic votes and the black vote is receding due to pure demographic shifts, buh-bye ACORN and I’m guessing the Rainbow Push coalition is probably increasingly irrelevant to the new left, too.
The Democrats and unions (but I repeat myself) turn toward illegal immigration. They need votes. They need Democrats. So look to other corrupt organizations now that ACORN is ostensibly done-for.
Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the tarnished image of their parent organization and restore revenue that ran dry in the wake of the video scandal.
ACORN’s financial situation and reputation went into free fall within days of the videos’ release in September. Congress reacted by yanking ACORN’s federal funding, private donors held back cash and scores of ACORN offices closed.
Earlier this month, a U.S. judge reiterated an earlier ruling that the federal law blacklisting ACORN and groups allied with it was unconstitutional because it singled them out. But that didn’t mean any money would be automatically be restored.
Bertha Lewis, the CEO of ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, alluded to financial hardships in a weekend statement as the group’s board prepared to deliberate by phone.
So, while I’m glad that ACORN is down, I don’t believe for a minute that the Democrat power structure underpinning ACORN is out. They’re just retooling their game.