so much for 'acorn'

ACORN Destroyed, To Splinter Off Into More Evil Local Groups

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Harry Smith sure is happyThis will make sure wingnuts never complain about ACORN, or anything ACORN-ish, ever again! Specifically, ACORN has been more or less destroyed, and now state and local affiliates will go off ‘n’ do their own thing — get that MOJO back! — just like the Western Pioneers of lore.

Does Andrew Breitbart have anything to whine about now, at all?

ACORN has dissolved as a national structure of state organizations,” said a senior official close to the group, who declined to be identified by name because of the fierce conservative attacks on the group that began when a conservative filmmaker caught some staffers of its tax advisory arms on tape appearing to offer advice on incorporating a prostitution business.

The videos proved a rallying point for conservatives who had long accused the group of fomenting voting fraud. Though the videos did not produce criminal charges, they appear to have been fatal to the national organization.

“Consistent with what the internal recomendations have been, each of the states are developing plans for reconstitution independence and self-sufficiency,” said the official, citing ACORN’s “diminished resources, damage to the brand, unprecedented attacks.”

Git out your hittin’ clubs, wingnuts: now you’ll have to beat the socio-commies one-by-one, for the next 100 years. It’s a worthy pursuit!

ACORN ‘dissolved as a national structure’ [Ben Smith]

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  • imissopus


  • JMP

    Oh great, just give in and give the teabagging morons a victory to shout about. Now that that’s happened the crazies will be emboldened to find other organizations they don’t like to play their character assassination games on.

  • Seanibus

    I bet you Saul Alinsky had something to do with this.

  • S.Luggo

    Not too smart, ACORNs. Decentralization is what led to the downfall of the anarcho-socialists.

  • TubeCity

    What does it matter that the pimp story was all lies?

    The lies were repeated by everyone and so became the truth.

    ACORN, you’ve been PUNKED!!

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Do not read the comments. DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS. *reads the comments* Doh! Now I need a chemical shower a la Silkwood.

  • thejesusandmarycheney

    Are you kidding? Now Scheissfart has 50 times the organizations to yell about.

  • pampl

    Somewhere, Scott Brown is rubbing his naked hands together and cackling evilly

  • gurukalehuru

    Actually, I think it might be a brilliant strategy. The Democratic party should dissolve and reform under another name, and just forget to tell Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson.

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce

    Haha, awesome comments on Politico:

    Blackwater/Xe fights for freedom, Acorn steals/scams/defrauds and corrupst freedom

    Posted By: Blackwater/Xe fights for freedom, Acorn steals/scams/defrauds and corrupst freedom | February 22, 2010 at 03:24 PMReport Abuse

    Lol …the black unemployment rate just went up another 2 points…

    Posted By: JUAN MOTI | February 22, 2010 at 03:23 PM

    Never fear the Communist will just morph into something else. This is a never ending stuggle to defend America and the Constitution. However we are on to the evil that they represent.

    Posted By: Robert | February 22, 2010 at 03:26 PM

    MERKA! Fuck yeah!

  • Hooray For Anything

    Mazel tov, conservatives- it took you a little under ten years, but you finally figured out how to take out a “terrorist” organization. And you didn’t even have to waterboard anyone to do it.

  • rafflesinc

    [re=517321]gurukalehuru[/re]: You mean the Democratic parties of each individual state? Poor Tim Kaine would be out of a job …

  • ManchuCandidate

    Bitter Bitbart: Your pimp hand is weak, tinted poor folk.
    ACORN: You can’t win, Bit. If you strike me down, We shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

    It seems that this could backfire on the Contards. Instead of one group you have hundreds. Sort of like what happened to Scratchy the Cat in their version of Fantasia.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    Goddamn, I can’t stand those caricatures..

  • assistant/atlas

    [re=517309]JMP[/re]: May I suggest PETA?

  • Snarkalicious

    Just what the GOP wanted for X-mas: More, smaller nuts to chase.

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce

    Also, Limbaugh must have said that ACORN was “like cockroaches when the light turns on” today, because about half of all posts use that metaphor.

  • trondant

    [re=517334]Snarkalicious[/re]: Chasing small nuts is pretty much their raisin d’etre.

  • Franklin Pierce & Pierce

    Sorry, last one. But this one was too good to ignore:


    Posted By: SHELLGAME | February 22, 2010 at 03:27 PMReport Abuse

    A “final solution”, eh?

  • Radiotherapy

    Shhhhhhh, be bery bery quiet.
    Don’t let anybody know.
    There was a line budget loophole and a court injunction or some shit like that, but,
    but how many pandering demrats voted agin’ ’em?

  • Prommie

    Breitbart will be pleased, he was quite unhappy with the biased liberal media’s failure to investigate acorn and engagement in personal destruction journalism.

  • comicbookguy

    [re=517327]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I guess that means they need to run conveyor belt from the cloning machine into the killing machine.

  • Prommie

    [re=517338]Franklin Pierce & Pierce[/re]: The crypto of these nazis is kinda lame, they could camoflage it better than that.

  • snideinplainsight

    Yes but what of the Dunkin Doughnuts Owners’ PAC? Well?

    DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS!!?? All of the Eclairs and French Crullers and the Cinnamon Cake Munchkins(tm) are concentrated in the hands of a single political organization!

  • alzronnie

    Hey, it worked for Blackwater, right?

  • Cody_K

    “It is not true that ACORN is closed for business all across the country. It still exists.”

  • lochnessmonster

    Which club should it be, a nine iron or one of the woods? Which one does Pawlenty recommend?

  • torera

    Ha ha, wingnuts. Now you have to deal with at least 50 sorcerer’s apprentices… why not take it down to the county level, ACORN, and fake out all the would-be Fox journalists.

  • disgustedcitizen

    Can ACORN re-brand themselves as TRUCKNUTZ or have the Teabaggers copyrighted the name?

  • Spike

    ACORN does kinda suck at branding. I was looking for an ACORN t-shirt a while back, it could not be found.

  • S.Luggo

    Like the RNC, ACORN is a dysfunctional organization. But at least it does not eat its own.