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ACORN to Shut Down on April Fool’s Day

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By mmguestblogger  •  March 24, 2010 10:10 AM

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The pimp-advice-giving liberal organization will close down operations on April 1. Ironic? Maybe not. Somebody at ACORN just might be clever enough to have picked the date to telegraph the organization’s intentions. ACORN will continue to live in some form or another. Organizations like ACORN don’t die; they retreat and regroup. New name, same mission.

Long before Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe went undercover and videotaped ACORN employees offering tax advice for an underaged brothel, ACORN was under investigation for fraud. Bad press followed, Congress cut off funding, and private donors flew the coop.

From My Way News:

In a statement, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis blamed the group’s demise on “a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded, right-wing attacks.”

Longtime ACORN critic Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center, a conservative think tank, called the group “thoroughly corrupt” and believes it will re-emerge.

“I don’t think it’s really dying,” he said. “It’s just retreating for the time being until it thinks it’s safe to resurface.”

Whelan said there are no plans to reconstitute ACORN, but he said other organizations, including some formed by former ACORN workers, “are answering to the continuing need to organize people to have a voice in their communities.”

Whatever ACORN does, its spawn are forewarned. Folks like Giles, O’Keefe, and other “citizen journalists” will be watching.

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