What Americans are beginning to think of ACORN appeared in sign form on several port-a-potties near the U.S. Capitol during the 9/12 tea party rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (video available here)
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The radical Saul Alinsky-inspired activist group ACORN had a terrible week last week, possibly its worst public-relations week ever. ACORN, which stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is an extreme left-wing activist group and crime syndicate whose exploits are well known to law enforcement. ACORN is also a longtime ally of President Obama.
On Thursday, undercover video showed ACORN employees in the group’s Baltimore office trying to help two journalists pretending to be a pimp and a prostitute set up a brothel. The video, first shown on Andrew Breitbart’s new website Big Government, was featured that day on Glenn Beck’s TV program.
They told ACORN employees thatÂ underage girls from El Salvador were ready to enter the U.S. and start working in their planned house of ill repute. The two ACORN Housing employees were only too happy to help them figure out how to get governmentÂ funds,Â launder money, commit tax fraud, and commit who knows how many other crimes.
When ACORN learned of the video,Â it fired the workers and called Fox News racist for airing the footage.
Hannah Giles, who portrayed the prostitute in the video, toldÂ Glenn Beck how she got involved in the project “to expose ACORN.” Â ”I saw them as a thug organization that was getting my tax dollars,” said Giles.
Another video featuring Giles surfaced the next day. This time it was a similar undercover operation in which Washington, DC Â ACORN employees were only too willing to participate in the scam. ACORN promptly cashiered those employees too, screaming it was a victim of a “smear” campaign.
And then the bad news for ACORN kept on coming.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday it was severing ties with ACORN.
Next it was revealed that ACORN founder Wade Rathke didnâ€™t have a problem with domestic terrorists trying to kill delegates at the Republican Partyâ€™s national convention in 2008, according to former radical community organizer Brandon Darby.
Who knows what next week will bring?