March 23, 2010
ACORN announced yesterday it is closing its doors six months after video tape was aired showing ACORN employees handing out advice to investigators posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how to evade paying taxes on a bordello. ACORN honcho Bertha Lewis lashed out at – well, at nearly everyone, including Congress, the media and the vast right-wing conspiracy:
“ACORN has faced a series of well-orchestrated, relentless, well-funded right wing attacks that are unprecedented since the McCarthy era. The videos were a manufactured, sensational story that led to a rush to judgment and an unconstitutional act by Congress.”
It says something about the delusional mentality among the radical left that one of its leader seems to believe ACORN has a constitutional right to taxpayer funds so the group can go out and register “Mickey Mouse” and other cartoon characters as voters, as it did in several states.
Kudos to filmmaker James O’Keefe and his partner Hanna Giles for getting the goods on ACORN that shamed the political establishment to action. But the MVP in this entire drama surely goes to Andrew Breitbart (link) and his BigGovernment.com for pushing the story when the mainstream media sat on its hands.