All ACORN offices will be closed as of April 1, 2010, but will rise again from their ashes in the form of numerous small, multi-named organizations across the map. The challenge will be to find the new ACORNs, and watch them like a hawk as we go forward to the November 2010 elections. These people, like a particularly foul stench, never go away. ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis will likely run the new organizations, most of which are not new – cobbled together under her wing and still an angry beast.
Lewis, who replaced ACORN founder and CEO Wayne Rathke after a financial scandal, is a co-founder of the Working Families Party, which is still under investigation by the Federal government for election finance law abuses and voter fraud.
After BigGovernment’s reveal of ACORN’s willingness to turn a blind eye to an operation of 13-year-old-Salvadoran girls, smuggled into this country for prostitution, and cogent advice on how the business could hide income, Bertha Lewis was forced to acknowledge some of the organization’s weaknesses, which resulted because of “the problems of being poor and minority in urban America.” Kathryn Jean Lopez wrote this about Lewis’ statement:
And herein lies the deeper scandal — it’s not just the denial of what is right in front of your face, it’s denial of a bod mode of operating, of a sickness in policy and philosophy. For as much as the Right is attached for being dismissive of the poor and most vulnerable, the Left clutches that which continues the plight of government dependence among so many.
Trying to discern where ACORN-by-another-name lives, will be the equivalent of catching a handful of air for awhile. As we approach the elections, we should find the “workers” standing on every street corner. We need to follow them back to the paymaster at the end of each day. Where the money is, still funded by American taxpayers, you’ll find the stench the foulest.