The insufferably elitist propagandist Eric Alterman is perpetuating the myth that ACORN is dead.
As I have proven in my book, Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, ACORN is still very much alive.
But Alterman, a longtime apologist for ACORN, will have none of it
The Nation columnist and Center for American Progress "senior fellow" (a title he shares with Van Jones and ACORN's former executive director Steve Kest) recently wrote an op-ed with the nuanced title, "The Problem with Republican Idiots."
A quarter of Republicans questioned profess to believe that ACORN is definitely planning to steal the 2012 election while another 32 percent think it might be. These numbers are admittedly lower than the 52 percent who, in 2009, went on record accusing ACORN of having stolen the election for Obama. But this should strike a person with normal mental faculties as a mite surprising given that the organization no longer exists. [emphasis added]
In other words, Alterman is saying that if you believe the (accurate) reports that
i) ACORN has incorporated its state chapters under new names including New England United for Justice, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, with largely the same people working in the same old ACORN offices
(ii) ACORN vote manufacturing subsidiary Project Vote is conducting business as usual out of ACORN's Washington, D.C. office near Capitol Hill
(iii) Project Vote ran a nationwide voter mobilization drive headed by senior ACORN executive Amy Busefink, now a felon convicted of voter fraud, in the 2010 election
iv) ACORN Housing is conducting business as usual after changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America
v) ACORN International (a.k.a. Community Organizations International) is now operating in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Kenya, Dominican Republic, and India, under the leadership of ACORN's corrupt founder Wade Rathke
then you are either a moron or crazy or both.
If you stubbornly (or bitterly) cling to proven facts that Alterman refuses to accept, you must be ridiculed and mocked.
It's the Alinsky way.
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