Its’ Not Just ACORN That Is The Problem

ACORN, the Association that has given “community organizing” a bad name, has come under increasing criticism and even investigations. Good, but not enough- not nearly enough, as this organization has, through the years, morphed into many entities; SEIU, the Services Employees International Union, the Tides Foundation (a Soros- based liberal organization), and the Apollo Alliance, a group that helped the Resident actually write the healthcare and stimulus bills- think there might be a wee touch of conflict of interest, given the SEIU is organizing the nursing profession and other service aspects that stand to receive scads of money if all this passes.

All of these “organizations” need to be investigated- that much is plain- what isn’t , is whether these actually will be.

As various charges and complaints have materialized over the years, it seems that ACORN uses the communities in which they are located as staging grounds for national power grabs. With multiple states and entities receiving federal funds, ACORN plays to win. Aiding ACORN are groups like DEMO’s, the Democracy Alliance, Soros Open Society Institute, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The Washington Examiner has covered ACORN’s: “Muscle for the Money” program:

“ACORN’s so-called ‘muscle for money’ strategy extorts ‘donations’ from targeted government and corporate officials by offering them Mafia-like protection from protests by the group’s own paid thugs, many of them convicted felons. ACORN has also blocked bank mergers until the targeted financial institutions agreed to change their lending policies to ACORN’s satisfaction.”

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“Mafia- like” protection- oh goody- that sounds, well- illegal, doesn’t it? At the very least, unethical, but when has unethical ever stopped a liberal before (see: Bill Clinton)? 

This has been going on for a long time, beginning with the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) of Jimmy Carter’s term, which had the lofty goal of allegedly helping the less advantaged to progress in society, but ACORN and the others all do one thing in common- they use the politics of confrontation and passive extortion to achieve their ends.

As various charges and complaints have materialized over the years, it seems that ACORN uses the communities in which they are located as staging grounds for national power grabs. With multiple states and entities receiving federal funds, ACORN plays to win. Aiding ACORN are groups like DEMO’s, the Democracy Alliance, Soros Open Society Institute, and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The Washington Examiner has covered ACORN’s: “Muscle for the Money” program:

ACORN’s so-called ‘muscle for money’ strategy extorts ‘donations’ from targeted government and corporate officials by offering them Mafia-like protection from protests by the group’s own paid thugs, many of them convicted felons. ACORN has also blocked bank mergers until the targeted financial institutions agreed to change their lending policies to ACORN’s satisfaction.”

While it is easy to see the benefit for ACORN to go after Sherwin Williams or Jackson Hewitt, it was their 2007-2008 ventures with SEIU against the Carlyle Group that deserve a closer inspection. In 2007 SEIU began a series of “grassroots” actions designed to pressure the Carlyle Group to the bargaining table.

“The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) staged a protest outside the Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters of The Carlyle Group as part of the union’s bid to organize Manor Care, the Toledo-based nursing home giant Carlyle is buying for $6.3 billion.”

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It is all about the pressure, and everybody wants to be Tony Soprano, I guess, but in reality, there are lines you do not cross and ethics you cannot ignore without a penalty, and just because the Resident might be an ardent supporter does not mean that he will support you if you begin to embarrass him, and that is what is happening now.

The videos that incriminate ACORN, and show them actively attempting to evade IRS tax laws, and set up, or aid in setting up an alleged house of prostitution, have caused this group and any others associated with ACORN to finally feel some heat.

Good- it’s about time- this group, as well as the others mentioned above, are a boil on the butt of our nation, and it is time to lance it and get rid of this infection. 

This kind of help our Republic absolutely does not need.

Blake

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6 Responses to “Its’ Not Just ACORN That Is The Problem”

  1. Darrel says:

    “Bringing together people, ideas, and resources.

    Tides actively promotes change toward a healthy and just society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process and a sustainable environment. Tides believes healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity.”

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    That does sound pretty bad.

    • Blake says:

      Actually, if you take the key phrases, it reads like a commie org. “social justice” is a key phrase for social distributive change- celebration of diversity- awwww come on- more marxist pap?
      Anyone who believes TIDES is a beneficial org. can just go ahead and give their money to me- I can guarantee I will make better use of it, without the inherent hypocrisy.

    • Blake says:

      it is bad- it is a lie.

    • Blake says:

      So many PR words- all sound and fury signifying nothing, nothing at all.
      Tides believes …. yada yada yada- but can it back it up?
      I’ll wager it is all lies, coming from Soros and his kind.

  2. Darrel says:

    ACORN Foresaw the Foreclosure Crisis in 2001

    The grassroots group helped Oakland pass a tough anti-predatory lending law that would have halted the housing crisis before it started. Then subprime lenders started making campaign contributions in Sacramento.

    Excerpt:

    “Back in the late 1990s, ACORN was acutely aware of the grave dangers posed by subprime mortgage lending because of the group’s close work with low-income property owners. ACORN officials were witnessing first-hand how unscrupulous lenders were enticing people to buy homes they couldn’t afford and advising long-time homeowners to strip out all of the equity in their homes. The group then saw those very same people lose everything when their subprime mortgages kicked in and low-income neighborhoods were devastated.

    So in 2001, ACORN helped sponsor anti-predatory lending laws in Oakland and a few other cities around the nation that would have greatly curtailed the subprime market.”

    The rest.

    • Big Dog says:

      Bush saw the problem and tried to get things changed.

      ACORN caused a lot of the problems when they protested to allow people who could not afford mortgages to get them. I mean, not including the pimps and prostitutes.