ACORN's website asserts that it "is the largest grassroots community organization in the United States, comprised of over 450,000 member families organized into 1000+ neighborhood chapters in over 100 cities across the country. The mission of ACORN is to empower low and moderate-income people by building effective and solidly rooted organizations capable of winning concrete improvements for low-income communities." Not exactly.
Barack Obama's longtime association with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn has caused the presidential candidate some serious political problems. In spite of efforts by Obama's friends in the media to suppress, contain, or explain away the issue, more information about the Ayers-Obama ties has continued to come out.
In our third installment in our series on ACORN, we review ACORN's war on the poor, waged under the banner of a war on corporate employers such as Wal-Mart. As with most crusades in which ACORN engages, its war on poverty has ulterior motives and unintended consequences that accomplish the opposite of what it claims to support.
The for-profit conglomerate known as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) consists of an assemblage of hundreds of left-leaning activist groups, engaged in the lucrative business of "community organizing" — in other words, agitating for as much government money as possible.
Saul Alinsky, who died 36 years ago and is only dimly known today, has had a major impact on the 2008 presidential election from the grave. He is a radical who matters, whose theories of political organizing are the lifeblood of the Obama campaign, as well as influencing the political career of the temporarily vanquished Hillary Clinton.